Benjamin Massel, Prominent Jewish Communal Leader, Dies in Atlanta

Benjamin J. Massell, one of the outstanding Jewish communal leaders in this country, died here at his home at the age of 76.

Mr. Massell, who had been in the real estate and construction industry in Atlanta since 1910, served as a member of the National Cabinet of the United Jewish Appeal, president of the Atlanta Jewish Welfare Board and regional president of the State of Israel Bond Organization. He was also a member of the national advisory council of the American Jewish Committee.

In 1950, he was awarded a testimonial bronze plaque of the Jewish War Veterans. He also received the Jewish Theological Seminary Award for outstanding leadership and had been cited by the National Jewish Welfare Board and the Zionist Organization of America. He was born in Vilkomor, Lithuania, and came to the United States in 1888.

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