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SEC Charges NJ Jewish Philanthropist With Insider Trading

09/26/2016 - 14:39

NEW YORK (JTA) — Leon Cooperman, a billionaire hedge fund manager and Jewish philanthropist from New Jersey, has been charged with insider trading.

AJWS Founder Larry Phillips Dies At 88

He was 'generous materially — and of spirit,' son says.

09/15/2015 - 20:00
Editorial Intern

Larry Phillips, co-founder of the American Jewish World Service died on Friday afternoon at the age of 88.

Larry Phillips

Federation’s ‘Ace’ Giver Remembered

Remembering Alan ‘Ace’ Greenberg, ‘philanthropic giant,’ ‘role model’ and ‘mensch.’

07/28/2014 - 20:00
Staff Writer

For more than two recent decades, the top contributors to the UJA-Federation of New York’s annual campaign would gather one evening every fall at a handsome Upper East Side apartment for the drive’s kickoff. Alan “Ace” Greenberg and his wife Kathryn would stand at their door, welcoming guests to what came to be known as “the Greenberg event,” a combination cocktail party and fundraiser that every year raised tens of millions of dollars and set the tone for the next months of solicitations for the philanthropy.

Alan “Ace” Greenberg, a native of Oklahoma City who made his fortune here, was a generous contributor to UJA-Federation.

Philathropist Sami Rohr Dies At 86

08/06/2012 - 20:00

Sami Rohr, a Jewish philanthropist living in Florida, has died at the age of 86. Rohr was active with Chabad-Lubavitch and has donated more than $250 million to global Jewish causes. A $100,000 annual prize for Jewish literature given by the Jewish Book Council is named in his honor.

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