Steinhardt joins board of JDC’s Taub Center


NEW YORK (JTA) — Michael Steinhardt has joined the board of the JDC-Taub Center for Social Policy.

The center, founded in 1982 by the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee, provides leading policymakers in the United States and the general public with analyses and appraisals of policy options in the economic and social spheres.

Steinhardt became famous in the hedge-fund world for using often contradictory investment methods to make nearly half a billion dollars. He retired from the investment world in the mid-1990s to become a full time philanthropist and was one of the architects of Birthright Israel.

“Steinhardt’s original thinking will challenge many of the social conventions in Israel and bring fresh and unconventional options to the table,” said Steve Schwager, JDC’s chief executive officer.

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