Menu JTA Search


  • The philanthropy of Eli Broad

     The New York Times has a story about the philanthropy of Eli Broad. Broad, says the Times, has turned Los Angeles, where he has made his home for the past 40 years, into an arts center that it could not have been without the billionaire. But his philanthropy should not be mistaken for simple charity,… More ▸

  • Sitting down with Sheldon Adelson

    After several years of writing about Sheldon Adelson from afar, I finally got the chance to sit face to face with the casino mogul for a wide-ranging interview Sunday at his suite at the St. Regis Hotel in Manhattan. Adelson, who was in town to be honored by the Zionist Organization of America, has become… More ▸

  • ‘Patriarch’ of the St. Louis community missing, feared dead

    From the St. Louis Jewish Light: The man known as the patriarch of the Jewish community in St. Louis is missing and feared dead at 102 years old. On Monday, two days after witnesses saw an elderly man jumping off the Daniel Boone Bridge and into the Missouri River, the authorities were still searching the river… More ▸

  • Leader in the Soviet Jewry movement, Si Frumkin, dies

    Si Frumkin, a Dachau survivor who founded the Southern California Council for Soviet Jews, died, according to the LA Times. He was 71. A man of direct action, Frumkin founded the Southern California Council for Soviet Jews in 1968 and over the next two decades would not leave the issue alone. For years his inventive… More ▸

  • Philanthropist, Pratt, dies

    Dan Goldberg reports for JTA from Sydney: Richard Pratt, who fled Poland as a child on the eve of the Holocaust and went on to become one of Australia’s richest men and biggest Jewish philanthropists, died Tuesday at age 74. The cause was cancer. Pratt will be buried Thursday in a traditional Jewish ceremony in Melbourne…. More ▸