Philanthropist Lily Safra made headlines in the art world recently by announcing that she was planning to donate a Gerhard Richter painting she had purchased at auction at Sothebys to the Israel Museum in Jerusalem. The painting, titled “Abstraktes Bild 849-3” dates from 1997. It fetched $20.8 million, a record for the artist. It is the third and last painting in a series and will mark the second abstract work by Richter in the Israel Museum.
The widow of banker Edmond Safra, Lily Safra has been an active figure on the philanthropy scene for over thirty years. Ranked by Forbes as the 701st richest person in the world in 2009, Safra has donated to a variety of causes, including the American Red Cross and the Institute for Brain and
This winter, in conjunction with the exhibition Let My People Go, The Soviet Jewry Movement, 1967-1989, the Museum of Jewish Heritage—A Living Memorial to the Holocaust will look at the history of the movement through films and discussions with historians and authors. On Sunday, January 22 at 2:30 p.m., Professor Henry Feingold will discuss the Soviet Exodus with journalist Gal Beckerman, the Forward’s opinion editor and the author of the critically acclaimed book When They Come for Us, We’ll Be
Faye Kellerman has written 28 books, including twenty New York Times bestselling mystery novels. She also happens to be a Torah-observant Jew.
With her latest novel, Gun Games, coming out this month, we at the Jewish Voice thought that now would be the perfect time to get to know Mrs. Kellerman better, and find out what makes her tick. We were curious as to how her background as an orthodox Jew influences the plots of her immensely popular detective novels, and her writing in general. Mrs
“1,934 Days,” an original play created by Sivan Hadari – founder of Isramerica, a non-profit company that supports diverse Israeli and Jewish artists in New York – will debut at the Times Square International Theater Festival on January 18th, 21st and 22nd at the Roy Arias Theatres & Studios located at 300 W. 43rd Street. “This is an incredible opportunity and a very big honor,” says Hadari. “Out of hundreds of plays submitted from all over the world, 1,934 Days was one of only 15
Conference to Convene in NYC Nov. 20-21 at Museum of Jewish Heritage An impressive roster of international scholars, including Dalia Rabin and Special Envoy to the US State Department, Hannah Rosenthal, will come together on Sunday, Nov. 19 and Monday, Nov. 20 to look at the past 60 years of Holocaust education in Europe and the United States. This conference aims to recognize that Holocaust Education in the past often relied on survivors. As time goes on and survivors pass away, educators now need to