“Having all that money made him feel life-or-death responsible for the fate of the Jewish people.”
“There hasn’t yet been a national progressive Jewish place to house your philanthropic giving to Israel and America.”
If Jewish philanthropies continually rely on individual very-wealthy donors for support, they lose power to do what they set out to do.
“For all the leadership that we have in so many other spaces, the Jewish community had no leadership” in ethically responsible investing.
“As women’s vision and leadership become more visible across sectors in American life, their impact is growing across the board.”
“He’s really sort of a breakthrough Jewish philanthropist. He’s in a league of his own.”
Sylvia Bloom didn’t want many things: Good chocolate, a lively bridge game, independence.
Weitzman’s gift to the Philadelphia museum was given in hopes of increasing pride in American Jewish history and reducing anti-semitism.
Wynn pledged $25 million to the vision institute. Wynn has hereditary blindness.
A Haaretz source suggested the Israeli prime minister’s displeasure with Ginsburg’s nomination made the foundation drop her from prize consideration.