Friday, October 10, 2014

Cardinal Timothy Dolan honored Goldman Sachs CEO Lloyd Blankfein and fellow Shylocks at UJA dinner

This is from late last year but certainly worth mention as it provides context for Francis' poor church for the poor; poor victims of his brothers in the usury faith.

Also see:

Pope Francis' New Rabbi-approved IOR Vatican Bank Commission

Pope Francis Baptizes Bankers, Rabbis' austerity agenda

Goldman Sachs chief: Rabbi, Jewish groups helped me succeed

December 3, 2013 - JTA

NEW YORK (JTA) — Goldman Sachs chief Lloyd Blankfein recalled the role of his rabbi and Jewish organizations in helping him realize he could succeed despite growing up in a working-class neighborhood.

“The only person I knew who put on a suit everyday was our rabbi,” Blankfein told a crowd of 1,700 fellow Wall Street insiders and guests Monday night at a $26 million record-breaking fundraising dinner for UJA-Federation of New York.

“Growing up [in public housing in the East New York section of Brooklyn], every family I knew struggled. I thought every Jewish father either drove a cab or worked in the post office. I didn’t know anyone whose father was a doctor, lawyer or other professional,” the Goldman Sachs chairman and CEO said upon receiving the Gustave L. Levy Award at the event at the Hilton New York.

“That may seem unreal to some of you, but I only knew what I could see. Today many of you may not know a Jewish family that is struggling, you don’t see them, but there are. There are thousands of families not more than three miles away from here.”

Blankfein credited his rabbi and his involvement in federation-funded afterschool programs and summer camp for helping him “to think about the world beyond East New York,” ultimately leading to his decision to attend college.

With a smile, he also credited the local Jewish Y with teaching him to swim and giving him a chance to earn spending money as a lifeguard. 
“Benefactors I would never know, who I could never thank, from an earlier wave of Jewish immigration funded these organizations that were so meaningful to my friends and to me,” Blankfein said.

The evening, which UJA-Federation officials said topped last year’s total funds raised of $23 million, also featured remarks from the Archbishop of New York, Cardinal Timothy Dolan, and New York Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly.

Attendees gave two standing ovations for Alan “Ace” Greenberg, vice chairman emeritus of JP Morgan and a former Levy award winner, for his role in building Wall Street support for UJA-Federation.

David Wassong, the co-head of private equity at Soros Fund Management, was honored with The Wall Street Young Leadership Award.


truthseeker said...

Always the "Poor Me/Poor Us" the preyed upon Jew. This time the poor disadvantaged Khazar grew into adulthood in a disadvantaged Brooklyn New York neighborhood but the Rabbi and the Synagogue brought him success. What of the Gentile youth that grew to adulthood in the disadvantaged New York neighborhoods that only had the U.S.Navy,Army,Air Force,Marines for sponsor?There was a draft, war and commitment to Country. But not for this privileged yet disadvantaged Jew. He had the backing of the Synagogue!

Anonymous said...

This just makes me sick to read. The world is an evil place, but the Lord God Almighty will have the last word. He has His Chosen.

Anonymous said...

Even an Indian gentile now looks on!