Tony Gardner’s special journey

IJC alumnus and diplomat Tony Gardner is the subject of an in-depth article in the UK’s Jewish Chronicle. He never had a bar mitzvah, but he recently closed the gap with his Jewish heritage in his mother’s home town of Venice. 

 

 

Tony was US Ambassador to the EU under the Obama administration and a familiar face at IJC services. Alex Licht tutored his daughter for two years and he was always very involved in her lessons – as was his non-Jewish wife. Alex remembers that he ‘was very proud of his roots which he actively passed on to his children.’

To read the full – and very interesting – article:

https://www.thejc.com/lifestyle/features/anthony-luzzatto-gardner-a-diplomat-rediscovers-his-heritage-1.451796