Chicago Jewish Federation Presents Rosenwald Award to Goldsmith

Samuel A. Goldsmith, executive vice-president of the Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Chicago since 1930, was awarded the Federation’s coveted Julius Rosenwald Memorial Award. The presentation was made before 400 Jewish Federation members attending the philanthropic organization’s 64th annual meeting at the Sheraton-Chicago hotel.

The gold medallion of the Julius Rosenwald Memorial Award was presented to Mr. Goldsmith by Joseph L. Gidwitz, president of the Federation. Julius Rosenwald, noted philanthropist, was one of the founders and served several terms as president of the Jewish Federation and its predecessor the Jewish Charities of Chicago. The award was inaugurated in 1962 upon the occasion of the centennial of his birth. The award is the highest bestowed upon an individual by the Jewish Federation.

The citation read: “This year Sam Goldsmith will complete his 50th year in the field of social work. During this time his influence has spread far beyond Chicago and he is recognized as a national, even international figure.”

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