Richard Melson

August 2004

Capturing Celebrities, Senators, Presidents and Officials such as Tom Ridge, John Kerry, Thatcher, Reagan, Clinton:

The Jerusalem Fund.

 

The Jerusalem Fund of Aish HaTorah is an international Israel and Jewishness promoting grouping that "captures" prominent persons via social events, conferences, award ceremonies, etc.

The Jerusalem Fund raises money internationally in support of the Aish HaTorah College of Jewish Studies in Jerusalem and its worldwide Jewish Educational outreach projects and events.

Former President Bill Clinton, Great Britain's Margaret Thatcher and President of former Soviet Union Mikhail Gorbachev have all endorsed its important work.

 

See below:

"The Jerusalem Fund of Aish HaTorah has made tremendous strides in highlighting the contributions of Jewish heritage to Western civilation. Keep up your excellent educational endeavors"

Former Prime Minister
Lady Margaret Thatcher




The Jerusalem Fund of Aish HaTorah raises money internationally to support the dynamic, rapidly-expanding educational outreach projects of Aish HaTorah, an organization committed to promoting universal Jewish precepts, foremost among them, perfecting the world. Toward that end, the Jerusalem Fund works with Jews and non-Jews.

Beyond that, Aish HaTorah seeks to teach young Jews about their heritage. Everyday, Jews walk away from Judaism, the Jewish community and commitment to the Jewish state not because of what they know but because of what they don't know.

"Come explore with us the ideas which have changed the world," is the Aish HaTorah approach to re-igniting Jewish pride. In doing so, Aish HaTorah works to build bridges between Jews of all persuasions.

The response has been overwhelming, with Aish HaTorah programs now being held in 80 cities representing 17 countries on five continents.

Former President Bill Clinton, former Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu, President of the former Soviet Union Mikhail Gorbachev, Great Britain's Lady Margaret Thatcher, former Vice President Al Gore, former Prime Minister Shimon Peres and Nobel Laureate Elie Wiesel have endorsed the extraordinary work of Aish HaTorah.

Director Producer Steven Spielberg, Academy Award winner Kirk Douglas, CNN's Larry King, America's no. 1 radio talk show host, Dr. Laura Schlesinger have participated in Aish HaTorah programs.

Commendations

Former President Bill Clinton

Congratulations to Aish HaTorah and to its founder, Rabbi Noah Weinberg, for his success in educating Jews about the power of their history and strength of their tradition.

Former Vice President Al Gore

I commend the Jerusalem Fund of Aish HaTorah and its founder Rabbi Noah Weinberg, for your leadership and your commitment to teaching the lessons of the Torah to Jews throughout the world.

Former Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu

Aish HaTorah enables young Jews to visit their heritage, to become immersed in it, to understand the fount of inspiration that drives Jewish history, to become better Jews, prouder Jews, more secure Jews. I congratulate Aish HaTorah for what they're doing, where they're doing it, and for whom they're doing it.

Former Prime Minister Lady Margaret Thatcher

The Jerusalem Fund of Aish HaTorah has made tremendous strides in highlighting the key contributions of Jewish heritage to Western civilization. Keep up your excellent educational endeavors.

Former President Mikhail Gorbachev

I praise the Jerusalem Fund for strengthening the values based on which the Jewish people and the Jewish state have revived in modern times.


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Board and Chairmen

International Chairman

Harvey Hecker
Frankel, Hecker & Schwartz


European Chairmen

Arthur Cohn - Switzerland
Producer

Dr. Ariel Muzicant - Austria
Managing Director, Colliers Columbus

Vadim Rabinovitch - Ukraine
President, All Ukrainian Jewish Congress

Alexander Tesler - Germany
Lexan-Israel Princess Hotel

Mauricio Hatchwell Toledano - Spain
Chairman of the Board, Excem, S.A.


North American Chairmen

Richard Horowitz
Management Brokers

Charles E. Hurwitz
Chairman & CEO, MAXXAM, Inc.

Howard Jonas
Chairman, CEO & Treasurer, IDT Corp.

Art Klein
Entrepreneur

Len Leader
President, AOL Time Warner Ventures

Joe Weider
Weider Health & Fitness


Latin American Chairman

David Efron, Esq.


Co-Chairmen

Merv Adelson
Chairman, East West Capital

Kirk Douglas
Celebrity

Ron Meyer
President and CEO, Universal Studios

Lowell Milken
Chairman, The Milken Family Foundation

Leslie Moonves
President & CEO, CBS Television Network

Terry Semel
Chairman & CEO, Yahoo! Inc.
Israel Mission and Business Ventures

Elliot Broidy
President, Broidy Capital

Ken Goldman
SVP Finance and Administration and CFO Siebel Systems, Inc.

Ira Greenstein
President, IDT Corporation

Len Leader
President, AOL Time Warner Investments, AOL Time Warner, Inc.

Jon Medved
General Partner, Israel Seed Partners

Richard Rosenbaum
Managing Shareholder Greenberg Traurig, LLP


Honorary Chairpeople

Senator Joseph R. Biden, Jr.

Governor Mario Cuomo

Congressman Peter Deutsch

Senator Robert Dole

Speaker Newt Gingrich

The Honorable Rudy Giuliani,
Former Mayor of New York

Steven Goldsmith
Senior Domestic Policy Advisor to President Bush

Congressman Jack Kemp

Ambassador Jeanne J. Kirkpatrick

Senator Joseph Lieberman

George Pataki
Governor of New York

Senator Charles E. Schumer

Senator Arlen Specter


The Honorable Christine Todd Whitman
EPA Administrator



Committee Members

Chris Albrecht
Chairman & CEO, Home Box Office

Marc Benioff
Chairman, Salesforce.com

Dan Ciporin
Chairman & CEO, DealTime, Inc.

Barbara and Marvin Davis
Principal, The Davis Companies

Jonathan Dolgen
Chairman , Viacom Entertainment Group

Michael Fuchs
Chairman, Autobytel.com

Tsvi Gal
CIO Warner Brothers Music

Dr. Elliot Hahn
President & Director, Andrx Corporation

Alan Hassenfeld
Chairman & CEO, Hasbro, Inc.

Robert Iger
President, COO & Director Walt Disney Company

Sherry Lansing
Chairman, Paramount Pictures

Abe Pollin
Pollin Properties

Stewart Rahr
President & CEO, Kinray Inc.

Sumner M. Redstone
Chiarman & CEO Viacom, Inc.

Dr. Lindsay Rosenwald
Chairman, Paramout Capital

Vidal Sassoon

Bud Selig
Commission of Baseball

David Suissa
Chairman, Suissa Miller

Jerry Weintraub
Jerry Weintraub Productions


Entertainment

Mel Brooks
Director, Producer and Actor

Jack Canfield
Author

Fran Drescher
Actress

John Goldwyn
Vice Chairman & Co-President, Paramount Pictures Corporation

John Gray
Author, Mars & Venus Institute

Goldie Hawn
Actress

Florence Henderson
Actress

Arthur Hiller
Producer

Quincy Jones
Musician

Felicia Farr
Jalem Productions

Susan & Leonard Nimoy
Rumbleseat Productions

Roberta Peters
Actress

Rene Russo
Actress

Susan Sarandon
Actress

Sidney Sheldon
Author

Jonathan Silverman
Actor

Neil Simon
Playwright

Tina Sinatra
Author & Producer

Tiffany Theissen
Actress

Noah Wyle
Actor


King David Honorees

Kirk Douglas
Actor

President Mikhail Gorbachev

Dr. Henry Kissinger

President Ronald Reagan

Steven Spielberg
Principal, Dreamworks SKG

Lady Margaret Thatcher


Theodor Herzl Honorees

Senator Rudy Boschwitz

Secretary of Housing Henry Cisneros

Professor Alan Dershowitz
Harvard University

Senator Orrin Hatch

Senator John Kerry

Mikhail Khodorkovsky
Chairman & CEO YUKOS Oil Company

Dr. Jeanne J. Kirkpatrick
Leavey Professor, American Enterprise Institute

Harvey Mackay
Chairman & CEO, Mackay Envelope Corp.

Lowell Milken

Michael Milken
Chairman, Knowledge Universe, Inc.

The Honorable Tom Ridge
Secretary of Homeland Security

AM Rosenthal
New York Times

Congresswoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen

Howard Schultz
Chairman, Starbucks Corporation

Barry Sternlicht
Chairman & CEO, Starwood Hotels & Resorts

Ted Turner
Vice Chairman AOLTW

Sandy Weill
Chairman & CEO Citigroup

 

CURRENT CONFERENCE

 

Natan Sharansky — Member of Knesset, former Prisoner of Zion [To be confirmed.]

Joe Reeder — Greenberg Traurig and former Undersecretary of the Army (1993-97)

Senator Evan Bayh — (D-Indiana) — Armed Services Committee

Senator Ben Nelson — (D-Nebraska) — Armed Services Committee


The Honorable Robert Liscouski — Assistant Secretary for Information Analysis & Infrastructure Protection — Department of Homeland Security

Robert Roth — Vice President Telecommunications — Viacom Inc.

Brian Finklestein — President — IDT solutions

Yigal Ben-Hanan — President & CEO — Rafael USA Inc.

Major General (Ret) Yossi Ben-Hanan — Director — Sibat-Foreign Defense Export

Moti Boness — President — IAI International

Guy Brill — Corporate Vice President — Elbit Systems

Jon Medved — General Partner — Israel Seed Partners

Carl M. Buchholz — Former Special Assistant to the President and Executive Secretary at the White House Office of Homeland Security

 


Senator Evan Bayh — (D-Indiana) — Armed Services Committee

Senator Ben Nelson — (D-Nebraska) — Armed Services Committee

The Honorable Robert Liscouski — Assistant Secretary for Information Analysis & Infrastructure Protection — Department of Homeland Security

Robert Roth — Vice President Telecommunications — Viacom Inc.

Brian Finklestein — President — IDT solutions

Yigal Ben-Hanan — President & CEO — Rafael USA Inc.

Major General (Ret) Yossi Ben-Hanan — Director — Sibat-Foreign Defense Export

Moti Boness — President — IAI International

Guy Brill — Corporate Vice President — Elbit Systems

Jon Medved — General Partner — Israel Seed Partners

Carl M. Buchholz — Former Special Assistant to the President and Executive Secretary at the White House Office of Homeland Security


Partial List, as of November 30, 2003.






































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