Edgar Bronfman

Honoring Sen. Frank Lautenberg

05/24/2013
Special To The Jewish Week
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Love of country, love of Jewish community and love of Israel. Those have been driving forces for Frank Lautenberg, who is nearing the end of his career in the United States Senate, and they are the qualities that make an upcoming tribute by the Jewish community something I am proud to commemorate.

Sen. Frank Lautenberg

Wayne Firestone Stepping Down At Hillel

09/23/2012

 

After seven years as the chief executive at Hillel: The Foundation for Jewish Campus Life, Wayne Firestone will be stepping down from his post in June 2013.

A Jewish Giving Pledge?

 

Edgar Bronfman, the funder behind the Samuel Bronfman Foundation (named for his father) last week signed Warren Buffet’s “Giving Pledge” by which he committed to giving away more than half of his wealth to philanthropic causes and charitable organizations, either during his lifetime, or in his will.

‘Second Stage’ For Startups

Samuel Bronfman and others begin exploring intermediate funding strategies.

04/24/2012
Staff Writer

G-dcast.com is a poster child of the Jewish startup sector, the grass-roots movement that aims to reach the disinterested and unaffiliated by offering new ways — such as record labels, bike rides and online Shabbat services — to connect with Judaism. Over 3,000 educators around the world use G-dcast’s funky parsha-of-the-week videos, which have been viewed over a million times on the web, the group says.

Why, then, is G-dcast about to find itself out on the street?

G-dcast.com’s quirky biblical videos.

Holbrooke’s Swiss Bank Diplomacy

12/21/2010
Staff Writer

By most accounts, Edgar Bronfman, the Seagrams heir and former head of the World Jewish Congress, was the hero of the historic Swiss bank deal. He is widely credited with launching the initiative that eventually led Swiss banks to agree to a $1.25 billion settlement to resolve claims that they hoarded bank accounts opened by Jews who were murdered by the Nazis.

But with the death of Richard Holbrooke last week has come fresh details of the U.S. diplomat’s pivotal and secret efforts in 1996 to convince Swiss banks to take the steps that led to that settlement.

Richard Holbrooke played critical behind-the-scenes role in Swiss deal, says Elan Steinberg.

Jacques Berlinerblau Interviews Philanthropist Edgar M. Bronfman

Philanthropist Edgar M. Bronfman speaks about Jewish intermarriage, cultural Judaism and the advice he would give Prime Minister Netanya

Edgar Bronfman on Faith Complex
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