Sheldon Adelson To Speak on Israel at Shmuley Boteach Event by the Forward

Sheldon Adelson To Speak on Israel at Shmuley Boteach Event

Las Vegas casino magnate Sheldon Adelson and his wife Miriam are speaking at an invite-only New York City event tonight hosted by Rabbi Shmuley Boteach.

Boteach, whose not-for-profit group World Values Network received $2.4 million from the Adelsons’ foundation in 2014, will interview the billionaire couple.

Billed as an installment in the World Values Network’s “Global Leaders Series,” the event is set for 6 p.m. Its location has not been disclosed to the press, and no media will be in attendance, according to a spokesperson for the group. Boteach and the Adelsons will discuss “Israel and the Jewish future.”

A major Republican donor in the 2012 presidential election, Adelson has yet to commit publicly to a candidate.

The Adelson family recently purchased the Las Vegas Review-Journal, adding to a media portfolio that includes the Israeli newspaper Israel HaYom. Adelson’s family is also the largest donor to Jewish newswire, and has backed the pro-Israel site From the Grapevine.

This story "Sheldon Adelson To Speak on Israel at Shmuley Boteach Event" was written by Josh Nathan-Kazis.


Josh Nathan-Kazis

Josh Nathan-Kazis

Josh Nathan-Kazis is a staff writer for the Forward. He covers charities and politics, and writes investigations and longform.

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