NEW YORK (Sep. 23)
Louis Lipsky, dean of American Zionist leaders, has been chosen as the 1962 recipient of the Herzl Gold Medallion of the Zionist Organization of America awarded each year to an individual judged to have rendered the most outstanding service to the cause of Zionism, it was announced here today by Dr. Max Nussbaum, ZOA president.
The award will be presented at the annual dinner of the ZOA on November 28 at the newly opened Americana Hotel here. The dinner will be dedicated in honor of Jacob Goodman of Brooklyn, N.Y., veteran Zionist and communal leader. Mr. Goodman has been active in the Zionist movement since his early youth. He saw service as a member of the Jewish Legion in Palestine during World War I. He and his brother Abraham Goodman, have recently donated $1,000,000 to the Tarbuth Foundation (Foundation for Hebrew Culture) which is headed by Dr. Emanuel Neumann, honorary president of ZOA and member of the Jewish Agency executive.
The presentation of the Herzl Gold Medallion to Mr. Lipsky will be made by Dr. Neumann, who was last year’s recipient of the Herzl Award. More than 1,400 Zionist leaders and key workers in the metropolitan area and other parts of the country are expected to attend the $100-a-plate dinner, the proceeds of which will go towards the American Zionist Fund, the financial arm of the organization, to finance its expanded program of activities on the American Jewish scene and its projects in Israel.