organization: Federation

  • Letter from Samuel Gompers, president of the American Federation of Labor, regarding the German Trade Union movement.


  • Letter thanking Judge Goldstein for increasing his contribution to the Federation at a Lawyers’ Division fundraising event.


  • President Dwight D. Eisenhower at a Federation event.

    Mid-20th century

  • Elizabeth Radinsky, former Associate Executive Director of Jewish Child Care Association of New York, speaks on the merger of the Brooklyn Hebrew Orphan Asylum and Jewish Child Care Association and the increased efficiency and effectiveness after the merger.


  • Lawrence B. Buttenwieser, Board member of Montefiore Medical Center and key figure in UJA-Federation, speaks on the Jewishness of Montefiore.


  • Ansie Sokoloff, civic leader and singer, speaks on Israel.


  • Helen Drook, Former Assistant Director of Immigrant Services at the UJA Federation of New York currently Senior Staff Attorney with the Immigrant Protection Unit New York Legal Assistance Group, speaks on her experiences as a Jewish child in the Soviet Union.



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