Bernard Stone, social worker, writer and Zionist campaigner, has been appointed national field director of the Jewish National Fund of America, according to an announcement by Emanuel Neumann, president of the J. N. F. of America. Mr. Stone, who will take charge of the extended activities of the J. N. F., assumed his duties on October 15, after having been released by the Allied Jewish Campaign, in response to a call of J. N. F. leaders.
Mr. Stone has a long record in the history of American Jewish giving for the Palestine reclamation program. A prominent figure in English public life as a speaker and orator, particularly in the cooperative movement and in the Labor Party, having served at one time as a member of the Labor Party Executive Committee, Mr. Stone came to the United States in 1921 as a member of the Sokolow delegation.
He has been on the staff of the Keren Hayesod since its inception and in 1926 he was appointed the national excutive secretary of the United Palestine Appeal, and has since then devoted himself to the expansion of the combined Palestine fund-raising efforts throughout the United States. He has visited nearly every important Jewish community on the North American continent. Early this year he was appointed associate national secretary of the Allied Jewish Campaign.
Immediately after the issuance of the Balfour Declaration, Mr. Stone joined the staff of the World Zionist Organization in London, and visited every Jewish community in England and in Scotland in company with Dr. Chaim Weizmann, the late Dr. Max Nordau, Dr. Schmarya Levin, Vladimir Jabotinsky and other prominent Zionist leaders.