Jews Making News: Bloomberg, Dennings

Jews Making News: Bloomberg, Dennings


New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg being honored for good work and aid he's offered to Jewish community.
New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg being honored for good work and aid he’s offered to Jewish community.

Bloomberg Being Honored for Commitment to Jewish Community

Michael Bloomberg, businessman, politician, philanthropist, and current Mayor of New York, will be the first recipient of the “Jewish Nobel Prize,” an award being offered by the Genesis Philanthropy Group.

Next May, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will present Bloomberg with $1 million, just part of the prize meant to recognize “exceptional human beings who, through their outstanding achievement, come to represent a fundamental value of the Jewish people — a commitment to the betterment of mankind.”

Bloomberg, a billionaire, said he will donate the money to a charity. Through Bloomberg Philanthropies, the mayor works to advance five areas he thinks important to our culture: the arts, education, the environment, government innovation and public health.

Bloomberg, who often speaks on Jewish causes and supports the state of Israel, has been a role model for many Jews  in politics and business.

Dennings Staying busy, becoming a ‘Lego’ Star


Kat Dennings is officially becoming a Lego. The star of CBS’s “Two Broke Girls” landed a role as scientist Darcy in both “Thor” as well as its sequel, and will soon be seeing her likeness in iconic toy form.

In a new clip from the upcoming “Thor” sequel, “Thor: The Dark World,” fans got a sneak peek of Dennings and Natalie Portman reprising their roles alongside, Chris O’Dowd. The film is set to be released Nov. 8.

Dennings and longtime friend, photographer Rodene Jones, recently filmed a video for Ford’s Warriors in Pink, a project devoted to raising breast cancer awareness. Jones is a cancer survivor.

Born Katherine Litwack, Dennings is the daughter of Ellen and Gerald Litwack. She adopted the stage name Dennings when she began acting. She has four siblings and was raised in a Jewish household.

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