PHILADELPHIA (Sep. 12)
Robert Lipson, a member of the professional staff of B’nai B’rith who dedicated his adult life to local and Jewish community service, died in Nahariya, Israel yesterday at the age of 64, it was reported by B’nai B’rith here today. Lipson was attending the international B’nai B’rith seminar in Israel. His remains will be flown to his home community in Cherry Hill, New Jersey for burial.
Lipson was executive director of B’nai B’rith District 3 serving over 35,000 members in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware and West Virginia. He was the recipient of the 1977 Israel Award for his advancement of creative Jewish life and his dedication to the cause of Israel. He was a member of the Board of Governors of District 3 and a former B’nai B’rith regional director and insurance director.
Lipson was also a past president of the B’nai B’rith Hillside Lodge and a former president of the Northern New Jersey Council of B’nai B’rith. He was a district life delegate and Youth Organization commissioner of B’nai B’rith International. He received the 1979 Golden Key Award of the B’nai B’rith Youth Organization.