Alvin Bronstein to Succeed Isidore Sobeloff As Los Angeles Federation Executive

Isidore Sobeloff will retire as executive director of the Jewish Federation-Council of Greater Los Angeles on Feb. 1 and will be succeeded by Alvin Bronstein, currently executive director of the Allied Jewish Community Services of Montreal, Victor M. Carter, president of the Federation-Council announced today. The Los Angeles Federation-Council is the second largest Jewish community organization in the United States.

Mr. Sobeloff, who is 68, assumed the Los Angeles post in 1964 on his retirement as executive vice-president of the Jewish Welfare Federation of Detroit after 27 years of service there. Mr. Bronstein, 53, had been with the Montreal federation since 1960 and has been active in community work for more than 30 years. He is a graduate of the University of Louisville and attended the Chicago Graduate School of Social Service Administration. Mr. Carter said that the selection of Mr. Bronstein had been made from among five candidates, by a committee which included Mr. Sobeloff.

A statement by the Federation’s executive committee commended Mr. Sobeloff for his “significant and valuable professional leadership provided not only toward strengthening and development of the Greater Los Angeles Jewish community, but to national communal life in a distinguished career of more than 40 years of devoted and dedicated service.”

The committee praised the “leadership abilities demonstrated by Mr. Bronstein in his past positions as a Jewish communal executive” citing the consolidation of three fund-raising campaigns in Montreal into one successful drive, initiation of capital funds campaigns for health and social welfare agencies by the central Jewish community organization and unification of the community’s resources through central planning and budgeting.

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