NEW YORK (Oct. 30)
Sylvan J. Lisberger, San Francisco Jewish community leader, has been named winner of the second annual Edwin Rosenberg Award for leadership in Jewish communal service it was announced today by Julian Freeman, chairman of the Rosenberg Award Committee. The award will be presented at the 26th General Assembly of the Council of Jewish Federations and Welfare Funds in New Orleans November 16 The Council sponsors the award.
Mr. Lisberger was honored for his leadership in guiding the merger efforts of the Jewish Welfare Fund and the Federation of Jewish Charities, San Francisco’s two major central Jewish organizations into a single, united agency, the Jewish Welfare Federation of San Francisco, Marin County and the Peninsula.
The new agency embraces an area extending over a radius of 40 miles and serving a Jewish population of some 50,000. In addition, the agency serves the overall community through several of its agencies which function on a non-sectarian basis. Mr. Lisberger was elected one of the vice presidents of the consolidated agency.