tag: Notable Figures

  • In 1918, Louis Lipsky was “secretary for organization” of the Zionist Organization of America. In this letter he thanks the wife of a Rabbi for assistance in recruiting members in Birmingham, Alabama.


  • Letter from Albert Einstein in Berlin with proposed solutions to concerns that money earmarked for a university would be used for other purposes.


  • Tribute to Albert Einstein concert program for a New York Zionist Region event at Carnegie Hall.


  • Letter to Louis Lipsky after the United Palestine Appeal fundraiser “Night of Stars” stating the highest amount of money that was raised in the series of annual events.


  • Letter from Chaim Weizmann, first President of the State of Israel, to American Zionists.


  • Letter from Chaim Weizmann, first President of Israel, inviting American Jews to New York to discuss the “present Zionist situation.”



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