Good To Your Children
IN 1948, Nahum (Sonny) Shar
did his part to raise funds for the fledgling State of Israel. He manned a
lemonade stand on a street corner in his hometown of Windhoek, the capital
of Namibia in South Africa.
how I learned to do tzedaka,” he told me at a recent dinner at the
Museum of Jewish Heritage for the American Committee for Shenkar College.
The school in Ramat Gan, Israel, teaches textile technology and fashion.
said his grandfather, Chaim Shar
who came from Lithuania, was the first rabbi in Windhoek, and built the
first shul there. Of a population of 40,000, there were 10,000 white
people, of which 150 were Jews.
came to the U.S. in 1974, and today is a successful businessman. He said
he never heard of Shenkar until three years ago. He’s now president of
the American Committee.
dinner honored Wendy Chivian,
president of Anne Klein, and Stefani Greenfield,
founder of Scoop, a chain of New York boutiques.
the board chairman of the school, told the audience, “Be good to your
children. They’re the ones who pick the nursing home."