NET WORTH: Unknown
SOURCE OF WEALTH: Goldman Sachs
JEWISH FUNDING AREAS: Education & Youth, Community
OVERVIEW: Jonathan Lopatin and his family move their philanthropy through the Lopatin Family Foundation, which gave away around $1 million in a recent year.
BACKGROUND: Jonathan M. Lopatin graduated from Vassar College in 1976. He joined Goldman Sachs and became a general partner in 1994. Lopatin has since gone on to found not-so-simple productions, a documentary film company focusing on Jewish education.
EDUCATION & YOUTH: Following Goldman Sachs, Lopatin founded not-so-simple-productions, a "not-for-profit documentary film company dedicated to addressing central issues facing Jews today - as individuals, as a people, and as a part of the human community." The company produced Eyes Wide Open, a 2008 film about the "ironies of the human connection between American Jews and Israel." Lopatin earned a masters in Talmud and Rabbinics from Gershon Kekst Graduate School at Jewish Theological Seminary and sits on the board of Jewish Theological Seminary, which he supports via his foundation.
Grantees include Mechon Hadar, "an educational institution that empowers Jews to create and sustain vibrant, practicing, egalitarian communities of Torah learning, prayer, and service"; and Schechter Institutes, which works in "connecting Israelis with their Jewish heritage, conducting educational programs and nurturing values of tolerance, pluralism, learning and dialogue."
COMMUNITY: Lopatin has supported Hazon, which aims to create "healthier and more sustainable communities in the Jewish world and beyond"; Beth El Synagogue; Institute for Jewish Spirituality; UJA Federation; Hebrew Free Loan Society; New Israel Fund; and P.E.F. Israel Endowment Funds.
LOOKING FORWARD: Expect Lopatin to continue to steadily support the Jewish community.
Lopatin Family Foundation
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New York, NY 10005