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Jacob Friedberg, Zionist Leader, Dies at Age of 69

Funeral services were held this afternoon for Jacob Friedberg, honorary president of the United Hebrew Schools of Detroit and for many years a leader in Zionism, who died at the age of 69 after a prolonged illness.

Coming to Detroit 35 years ago from Cleveland, he has been an outstanding figure in Jewish activities and was especially active in all Zionist endeavors and in the Hebrew Schools.

For the past three years he had been the honorary president of the United Hebrew Schools and held important offices in other movements. He served as a member of the boards of the Hebrew Free Loan Association, the House of Shelter, Congregation Shaarey Zedek, the Zionist Organization. He attended a number of Zionist conventions and was active in fund-raising efforts, being a large donor to Jewish causes.

His son, Morris Friedberg, was for two years chairman of the United Palestine Appeal here. His wife, Rose, and a daughter, Mrs. Louis Rosenthal, are the other survivors.