Some major players in New York's Jewish community, most of whom backed Hillary Clinton, have joined Obama, lending him important voices with a circle he's working hard to court.
An invitation for a gathering of the Obama Jewish Leadership Council of Metro New York on July 1 lists Edgar Bronfman as one of the group's chairs. The Seagram's heir is a major player in American Jewish politics and was the longtime president of the World Jewish Congress. He'd also been a prominent and active Clinton backer.
The group's other chairs are Merryl Tisch, Howard Milstein, and Tom and Andi Bernstein.
The last couple is notable because Tom Bernstein is a Yale friend and prominent supporter of George W. Bush.