CLEVELAND (Dec. 9)
Services were held here yesterday for Max Simon, long a leader of the Cleveland Jewish community, who died Dec. 5 at the age of 80. Mr. Simon was a founder and first president of the Jewish Community Council, established in 1935, and was a prime mover in the merger of the Council in 1951 into the Jewish Community Federation. He served as Federation president from 1956 to 1959 and two years later was elected a Federation trustee for life. An active Zionist, he was a founder of the local Israel Bond Organization. In January, 1967, on his 79th birthday, the Jewish National Fund gave him a testimonial dinner and announced that a 10,000-tree forest in his name was being planted in Israel. He served nationally on boards and committees of the Council of Jewish Federations and Welfare Funds and the United Jewish Appeal.