Local Heroes: Abner D. and Roslyn Goldstine

Abner D. and Roslyn Goldstine

"Being able to impact and ease the lives of in need Holocaust survivors living below the poverty line is a transforming and special blessing."

Abner and Roslyn Goldstine truly have hearts of gold.

Realizing that the services available to Holocaust survivors living below the poverty line was not adequate to provide for their basic needs, the couple established the Abner D. and Roslyn Goldstine Fund for Holocaust Survivors through the nonprofit organization, Jewish Family Service of Los Angeles (JFS) in 2007. The impact of the fund is impressive and continues to grow - about 267 Holocaust survivors have received home care or financial emergency assistance. The fund provides a sense of hope and dignity to aging, low-income Holocaust survivors and their families who need food, shelter and essential health services. It enables them to live the rest of their lives with dignity and comfort.

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The Goldstines commitment to the Jewish community continues on a leadership level. Mrs. Goldstine is secretary of the JFS board of directors and is ritual vice president of Sinai Temple. She serves on the executive committee of Jewish Vocational Service (JVS) of Los Angeles and advisory committee of Ziegler School of Rabbinic Studies of American Jewish University. She is involved with the Los Angeles Jewish Federation Council.

Mr. Goldstine has served as president and longtime board member of both Sinai Temple and JVS. He also serves on the boards of The Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles, The Executive Service Corps of Southern California and Holy Land Advisory Council. Mr. Goldstine is deputy treasurer of the City of Beverly Hills.

Mr. Goldstine also leads a successful career in investment management. He is senior vice president and director of Capital Research and Management Company, a part of The Capital Group Companies. He is a fixed income portfolio counselor and has served as president or vice chairman of the fixed income funds in the American Funds Group. Mr. Goldstine has served as senior officer of other funds in the American Funds Family of Funds.

In recognition of their efforts, the Goldstines were honored by the University of Judaism (now American Jewish University) in 1988 and JVS in 1995. In addition, JFS honored the Goldstines with the Spirit of Humanity Award in 2008 at a dinner gala that raised more the $700,000, a record for the nonprofit. The award honors exemplary leaders who instill a sense of community and inspiration to those in the Jewish American community. They married in September 1963.

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