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Gerald Leissner will be remembered
Gerald Leissner, “Mr Community”, considered one of South African Jewry’s top leaders, passed away on Friday, December 16 in Johannesburg at the age of 74. He was buried in West Park Jewish Cemetery on the same day. He was a past recipient of a Jewish Achiever award.
https://www.sajr.co.za/news-and-articles/2016/12/18/gerald-leissner-will-be-remembered
Gerald Leissner will be remembered, ”. Born in Johannesburg, Gerald Leissner attended Highlands North Boys’ High School and graduated from, , 1993, the former president singled out Leissner as one of the Jewish leaders in the forefront of the struggle for human rights and said South Africans owed much to the example he set. Leissner, Corporation, one was able to develop and be innovative,” Leissner told Jewish Report in an earlier interview. Leissner’s tenure at Ampros saw the rise of the giant Carlton Centre and Hotel, but, later
Gerald Leissner: My mentor and friend.
MARLENE BETHLEHEM, pictured, pays tribute to a fellow communal leader and a giant of a man whom she describes as someone who "became my guiding light."
https://www.sajr.co.za/news-and-articles/2016/12/19/gerald-leissner-my-mentor-and-friend
Gerald Leissner: My mentor and friend, of my dear friend Gerald Leissner. I first met Gerald when he was chairman of the South African, calm yet persuasive and authoritative personality. When Gerald spoke people stopped to listen. Soon after we met Gerald took me under his communal wing. He co-opted me on to the Board of Deputies, as chairman of the Board of Deputies. What a manager, what a visionary and what a friend! Gerald, sages " B'ein ishan, yit'par am" where there is no vision, the people perish. Because of Gerald's
Gerald Leissner - leader par excellence
Although Gerald had been ill for some time, his recent passing came as a great shock to communal and business leaders. He was much respected and admired by a huge constituency and will be sorely missed by the many institutions and organisations in which he played a pivotal part.
https://www.sajr.co.za/news-and-articles/2017/01/19/gerald-leissner---leader-par-excellence
Gerald Leissner - leader par excellence, and the wider Leissner family. Thanks for sharing him with us. Gerald needs no epitaphs. They exist all over, was achievable. Gerald was an out-and-out community man, always seeking activities that would enhance, of Deputies, Gerald was our vice-chairman and when I was president of the South African Jewish Board of Deputies, Gerald was the chairman. These were difficult days for the country and the community and required much wisdom and leadership. Gerald was a solid rock, displaying great maturity. He
‘Mr Community’ Gerald Leissner passes on
Gerald Leissner, “Mr Community”, one of South African Jewry’s top leaders, who spearheaded its move to democracy in the 1990s, passed away on Friday, December 16 in Johannesburg at the age of 74. He was buried in West Park Jewish Cemetery on the same day.
https://www.sajr.co.za/news-and-articles/2017/01/19/mr-community-gerald-leissner-passes-on
‘Mr Community’ Gerald Leissner passes on, and appropriately earned him the nickname “Mr Community”. Born in Johannesburg, Gerald Leissner attended Highlands, president singled out Leissner as one of the Jewish leaders in the forefront of the struggle for human rights and said South Africans owed much to the example Leissner set. Leissner was a yekke down to his, ,” Leissner told me in an earlier interview. Leissner’s tenure at Ampros saw the rise of the giant Carlton, known as a mover and shaker in commercial property circles. Leissner had another facet
Michael Katz pays tribute to Gerald Leissner
Prof Michael Katz, pictured, chairs the largest legal firm in Africa and is a giant in the fields of law, taxation and corporate governance. It is fitting that he pays tribute to the passing of another giant, his friend and erstwhile communal colleague Gerald Leissner who passed away earlier this month. “He was much respected and admired by a huge constituency and will be sorely missed by the many institutions and organisations in which he played a pivotal part,” says Katz.
https://www.sajr.co.za/sa/organisations/2016/12/28/prof-katz-pays-tribute-to-gerald-leissner
Michael Katz pays tribute to Gerald Leissner, Gerald Leissner was “a leading South African businessman and has enjoyed a sterling career, . RIGHT: Gerald Leissner Read: Who is Professor Michael Katz?, below, as well as related reads available on this website on Gerald Leissner. But first, read Katz's eulogy to his friend… MICHAEL KATZ on GERALD LEISSNER Although Gerald had been ill for some time, his recent passing came, to Shirley and the wider Leissner family. Thanks for sharing him with us. Gerald needs no epitaphs
Tribute to our ‘Mr Community’
“Largely thanks to Gerald Leissner we live in one of the most vibrant Jewish communities in the world.” So said Avrom Krengel, co-chairman of the IUA-UCF, speaking at Tribute to a Legend, a memorial held in Leissner’s honour at Yeshiva College Shul on Monday evening.
https://www.sajr.co.za/news-and-articles/2017/04/06/tribute-to-our-mr-community
The tribute illuminated the unshakeable foundations Leissner laid in numerous spheres of South African Jewish life. Moving but understated, the memorial was a fitting tribute to Leissner who passed, of the first Holocaust and Genocide Centre in Johannesburg, Leissner - dubbed “Mr Community”- had a lifelong, Africa’s listed property market, Leissner helped found the Central Johannesburg Partnership in the 1980s. Speaking of the “many Geralds”, Rabbi Tanzer made it clear that it was Leissner’s friendship
Long live the Yeshiva complex and schools
In “Ten Days, Ten Ways: Paths to the Divine Presence” edited by then Commonwealth Chief Rabbi Jonathan, Lord Sacks, the following quote by Daniel J Elazar from “People and Polity” is included:
https://www.sajr.co.za/opinion/letters-discussion-forums/2017/02/02/long-live-the-yeshiva-complex-and-schools
Gerald Leissner in partnership with Rabbi Abraham Tanzer and other caring Jews nurtured the growth
Weapons cache wake-up call
From time to time, caches of illegal weapons are discovered in South Africa. Generally, the authorities have assumed the motives of those responsible to be criminal-related. However, if media reports are accurate, this does not appear to be the case concerning the arms cache discovered in Randburg earlier this week.
https://www.sajr.co.za/news-and-articles/2017/03/30/weapons-cache-wake-up-call
, taken further. Tribute evening for Gerald Leissner, zt”l This coming Monday evening, April 3, leaders and benefactors, the late Gerald Leissner. The event will take place at the Yeshiva College, , Gerald was at the forefront of some of the most significant developments in South African Jewish life
Farewell to a legend
Last year, we had the opportunity of looking back on and celebrating 175 years of Jewish communal life in South Africa. In doing so, we paid tribute to the many outstanding communal leaders, past and present, whose selfless efforts during those years did so much to build our community into what it is today.
https://www.sajr.co.za/news-and-articles/2017/01/19/farewell-to-a-legend
Gerald Leissner, zt”l. was at the very forefront of Jewish communal service and was among many, . Gerald passed away in mid-December after a long illness. Characteristically, he continued to work and to be active in Jewish communal affairs almost to the end. Gerald’s contribution both to our, , Gerald was an invaluable source of advice and guidance. In addition to working with him on Board, few years. Various Jewish organisations, the SAJBD included, benefited immeasurably from Gerald’s
Jewish Achiever Awards heading for final straight
A record number of 250 nominations for this year’s Absa Jewish Achievers Awards have been received from the community at large. Earlier this week, the Board of Directors of the SA Jewish Report and representative of the Jewish Report’s staff, found themselves hard at work to establish shortlists for a winner for this year’s non-business awards, comprising the Lifetime Achievement Award in honour of Helen Suzman; the KIA Community Service Award; the Arts Science, Sports and Culture Award; and the Chivas Humanitarian Award in Honour of Chief Rabbi Cyril Harris, respectively.
https://www.sajr.co.za/news-and-articles/2014/07/23/jewish-achiever-awards-heading-for-final-straight
Wapnick of Octodec (Lifetime Achievement); Johnny Clegg (Arts, Science, Sport and Culture); Gerald Leissner (Community Service); Rabbi Moshe Silberhaft (Community Service); William Kentridge (Arts
 

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