At this second national gathering of Jewish conservatives, our chairman looks to the future. What is the best way to harness the passions of our community, and to serve the common good together? What institutions need to be built, what initiatives funded, what are the strategic priorities that will shape our work in the years to come? Chairman of the Tikvah Fund and the Jewish Leadership Conference, president of the Hertog Foundation, and vice-chairman emeritus of AllianceBernstein, Roger Hertog will describe his vision of the new Jewish landscape where communal entrepreneurs can breathe new life into Jewish politics, Jewish philanthropy, and Jewish institutions.

Roger Hertog

Roger Hertog is the Co-Chairman of the Jewish Leadership Conference, President of the Hertog Foundation, and Chairman of the Tikvah Fund. One of the founding partners of the investment research and management firm Sanford C. Bernstein & Co., which he joined in 1968, Mr. Hertog served as the firm’s President before its merger with Alliance Capital Management in 2000. In 2006, he retired from the successor company, AllianceBernstein, and is currently Vice-Chairman Emeritus. An alumnus of the City College of New York, Mr. Hertog was previously Chairman of The New-York Historical Society and The Manhattan Institute; he has also served on the boards of the American Enterprise Institute, the New York Philharmonic, the New York Public Library, the Thomas Jefferson Foundation, and the Washington Institute for Near-East Policy. In 2007 Mr. Hertog was awarded the Medal of the National Endowment for the Humanities in recognition of his philanthropic efforts. In 2010 he received the William E. Simon Prize for Philanthropic Leadership.