From Central Park to Sinai by Roy S. Neuberger
How I Found My Jewish Soul

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Son of the brilliant founder of a thriving Wall Street investment firm, Roy S. Neuberger was raised in elegant surroundings on Manhattan's Upper East Side, overlooking the splendor of Central Park. Blessed with the finest education and the opportunity to partake of New York's cultural bounty, Roy developed the kind of youthful sophistication that only the privileged can know.

Why, when I have everything, do I feel as if I have nothing? For Roy Neuberger life was an inexplicable nightmare. Terrified of the black forces that seemed to engulf him, he was on a rapidly whirling downward spiral. Is there a door that leads to truth? Is there a door that leads to happiness?

At 2:00 a.m., Monday, January 10, 1966, then a twenty-three-year-old graduate student at the University of Michigan, Roy awoke with a start. His marriage was disintegrating; his grades were plummeting. He couldn't breathe; he had lost control. What else was there besides death?

It was then that Roy began to think the unthinkable: Perhaps there is a reality beyond man's understanding…. Perhaps Roy Neuberger is not the center of the universe. Thus began a desperate search for truth that would lead him to immersion in Hinduism, Buddhism, Protestantism, and Catholicism. The answer did not come until eight years later, when he unexpectedly heard a message that would shake him to the core and give him the courage to reclaim his long-buried Jewish soul.

Written with unbridled passion, uncommon humility, and disarming candor, From Central Park to Sinai takes us on a tumultuous emotional journey from an empty secular life to a world of spiritual richness, guided by the belief that there is a very real entity Who created the world and whose rules we are obliged to follow.

Roy Neuberger's remarkable transformation from a Central Park rich kid to a deeply religious Jew mesmerizes, fascinates, inspires, and ultimately comforts us with the knowledge that if we dare to look within, we, too, can find the path to Sinai.

Foreword by Rebbetzin Esther Jungreis. Illustrated with black-and-white photographs.


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ROY R. NEUBERGER is one of the most successful, esteemed, and long-lived investors on Wall Street. Mr. Neuberger founded the $55 billion money management firm of Neuberger Berman in 1939, and in 1950 he established the Guardian Mutual Fund. He has an extraordinary record of success as a savvy investor and businessman, as well as philanthropist and patron of the arts. ALFRED AND ROMA CONNABLE, partners in marriage and writing for forty years, also assisted their friend Roy Neuberger on his previous book, So Far So Good-The First 94 Years, also from Wiley.
Published September 1, 2000 by Jonathan David Pub. 288 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Religion & Spirituality. Non-fiction

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Raised to appreciate all religions except Judaism, he began to search for God at the age of 23: ""all of a sudden I let God enter my soul and the sun came up."" He investigated Eastern religions and Christianity, but it was not until he met Rebbetzin Esther Jungreis, whom he describes as the ""Je...

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