When the World Economic Forum announced the top trends for 2014, based on responses from its network of world leaders, widening income disparities was number two. Inaction on climate change was number five.
Also served as head of 92nd Street Y and on Jewish foundation boards
Reynold Levy, the president of Lincoln Center who is also a pillar of the Jewish philanthropic world, will step down at the end of the year.
Levy led a $1.2 billion physical transformation of Lincoln Center’s 16-acre campus, according to a press release from the center issued on Sept. 24th, which also said that under his leadership, the center raised $1.3 billion.
Levy assumed the post in 2002 and twice extended his Lincoln Center contract at the request of the board of trustees.
A majority of American Jews are welcoming of immigrants, favorably disposed towards American Muslims, support legalizing same-sex marriage, favor legal abortions and oppose overturning the recent health care law, according to a Jewish Values Survey released Tuesday.
It is perhaps no wonder then that the campaigns of this year’s Republican presidential candidates have had little resonance with most American Jews.