Jeffrey Wiesenfeld

In Post-City Hall Life, Koch ‘Redefined’ Jewish Leadership

Wielded significant political influence from here to Florida.

02/06/2013
Staff Writer

In the mid-1970s, William Rapfogel, who was publishing a small Jewish newspaper on the Lower East Side, arranged a meeting at a café near Grand Central Station with Edward Koch, then an obscure member of Congress, and one of the representative’s aides.

Speaking out: Out of office, Edward Koch continued to wield power as a de facto Jewish leader. Getty images

Tony Kushner to Receive CUNY Honorary Degree After All

05/10/2011

(JTA) -- Trustees of the City University of New York's approved an honorary degree for playwright Tony Kushner, reversing an earlier decision.

The executive committee of the CUNY board of trustees voted Monday night to award Kushner an honorary doctorate during commencement ceremonies next month. The committee can reverse decisions of the full board.

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