The 60th birthday of Jacob de Haas, prominent figure in the American Zionist movement, and at one time secretary to Theodor Herzl, will be marked by Zionists of New York and vicinity at a dinner to be held at the Fifth Avenue Hotel on Wednesday evening, September 14, according to an announcement issued on behalf of the Committee sponsoring the celebration.
The Committee also made public a resolution of tribute to Mr. de Haas adopted by the New York Zionist Region, which reads as follows:
“The New York Zionist Region, availing itself of the opportunity of his sixtieth birthday, extends felicitations to Jacob de Haas and expresses appreciation for the many decades of service that he has rendered to the Zionist movement. Staunch exponent of our cause, Jacob de Haas has played a significant part in preserving the lustre and courage of Zionist ideals. The New York Zionist Region calls upon its members to join wholeheartedly in the dinner that is to be held on September 14 and thereby to convey to the guest of the occasion their esteem and gratitude.”
The committee which is sponsoring the dinner in honor of Mr. de Haas includes Abraham Goldberg, Mrs. Edward Jacobs, Judge Julian W. Mack, Morris Margulies, Bernard G. Richards, Louis P. Rocker, Morris Rothenberg, Nelson Ruttenberg, Carl Sherman and Robert Szold.