Here’s something you don’t see every day … a Power Bris:
Real Estate’s Next Generation….
Zina Sapir, daughter of real estate mogul Tamir Sapir and her husband real estate mogul Rotem Rosen, CEO of Africa Israel USA welcomed a baby boy last week. The bris is scheduled Sunday, June 1st at the grave of Rabbi Menachem Mendel Schneerson, a prominent Hasidic rabbi who was the seventh and last Rebbe (spiritual leader) of the Chabad-Lubavitch movement. Real estate and diamonds magnate Lev Leviev, the biggest contributor to Chabad in the world, personally arranged for the bris to take place at the grave site, which is considered a huge honor. Rotem Rosen, Lev Leviev’s right hand man, is very grateful as the grave is believed to be a holy site where millions of people come from all over the world to receive inspiration and blessing from the Rebbe.
The guest list for the bris on Sunday reads like a who’s who in real estate with such names as Donald Trump, Jared Kushner, Joe Monahan, Joseph Chetrit, Steve Witkoff, Robert K. Futterman, Meir Tepper, Giuseppe Cipriani, Andre Balazs, and Amy Sacco all expected to attend.
The Sapir-Rosen offspring already owns more than half of New York City as Africa-Israel owns half of the Upper West Side landmark the Apthorp; the New York Times Building, the Clock Tower on Madison Avenue, much of the land around Brooklyn’s Gowanus Canal; and massive downtown holdings including Downtown by Philippe Starck. The Sapir Organization owns some of New York’s largest commercial buildings and developing such high profile buildings as Trump SoHo and the William Beaver House among many others.
Zina and Rotem just recently tied the knot on December 20, 2007 at Trump’s Mar-A-Largo retreat in Florida in front of 600 guests and included performances by Lionel Ritchie and the Pussycat Dolls.