Ezra G. Levin, a resident of Riverdale in The Bronx, is Chair-Emeritus and Senior Counsel of the international law firm Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP, where he practices corporate law. He has been involved in several civil rights and Jewish communal activities during the course of his life. In the 1960’s and ‘70s, Ezra served as Secretary and Board member of the Scholarship, Education and Defense Fund for Racial Equality, and later was Co-Chair of the New York Coalition for Soviet Jewry. As an Adjunct Professor at Columbia College, Ezra drew on these multiple experiences in co-teaching a Colloquium on Human Rights in Contemporary Civilization.
Among other positions, he has served as President of the Jewish Community Relations Council of New York and of the Hebrew Free Loan Society, and was the Founding Chair of a Solomon Schechter High School. Currently, he serves as Counsel to the American Friends of Herzog Hospital and as Treasurer of the Jewish Communal Fund of New York. Together with his wife Batya, to whom he has been married for over 50 years, the Levins have two children and four grandchildren. Their most often watched video is of Ezra, before a Mets game, throwing out the ceremonial first pitch – a strike – at Shea Stadium.