Benjamin Rabalsky papers
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The Pittsburgh Jewish National Fund was founded in 1924 with the mission of raising funds to purchase land in what was originally Palestine, to facilitate the settlement of Jews there, and to make the land more usable by draining swamps and forestation. From the description of Jewish National Fund photographs 1959-1981. (Historical Society of W Pennsylvania). WorldCat record id: 48860205 From the description of Jewish National Fund records 1945-1987. (Historical Society of W...
Benjamin Rabalsky 1 Benjamin Rabalsky was a Boston lawyer, Hebrew scholar and Yiddish orator involved in the local Zionist movement. As a member of the American Jewish Congress (Cambridge/Somerville local chapter), American Zion Commonwealth, Boston West End Jewish Liberty Loan Committee; secretary of the Zion Association of Greater Boston and treasurer of the New England Zionist Region, as well as a representative to the 1930 Zionist Convention, Rabalsky dedicated much ...
Louis Brandeis (b. November 13, 1856, Louisville, Kentucky – d. October 5, 1941, Washington D.C.) was an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States, serving from 1916 until 1939. Brandeis was the Court’s 67th justice and its first Jewish-American justice. He was the son of immigrants from Bohemia, who came to Kentucky from Prague, then part of the Austrian Empire. He received his LL.B. from Harvard Law School in 1877, and before becoming a judge, served as a lawyer at Warren & B...
Chaim Weizmann was an organic chemist, famous for his acetone synthesis, who founded what is now known as The Weizmann Institute of Science, and became the first president of the State of Israel. From the description of The Weizmann Archive, Ca. 1900-1952. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 81802980 These photocopies were obtained by Nathan Kurz in the course of research for his B.A. honors thesis in History, Stanford University. From the description of Chaim Weizman...
The American Jewish Congress was founded originally in 1918 by a group of Jewish American leaders as an umbrella structure for Jewish organizations to represent the American Jewish interests at the Peace Conference following the end of World War I. It was seen as a national parliamentary assembly representing all American Jews. Representatives to the Congress were selected by all major national Jewish organizations and delegates representing local communities were elected by some 35...