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Morris Zeldin Dead at 86

Morris A. Zeldin, one of the organizers of the United Jewish Appeal of New York nearly four decades ago and a Zionist pioneer, died Thursday in Long Beach Memorial Hospital after a brief illness. He was 86. A fund-raiser for the UJA since its start in 1939, Zeldin was a native of Petrokov, Russia who came to the United States in 1912. He was an associate of many national and international Jewish leaders, including Chaim Weizmann whom he aided when Weizmann came to the United States in 1927 to raise funds for the Zionist movement.