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Ben Touster Dead at 86

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Funeral services were held last Thursday for Ben Touster, former president of HIAS and chairman of the board of CARE, who died at his home here Tuesday at the age of 86. Born in New York, he was deeply involved in Jewish communal activities and was a business executive, the president of the Cinderella Hat Company.

He served in leadership posts in the United Jewish Appeal of Greater New York, Council of Jewish Federations, American Jewish Committee, Federation of Jewish Philanthropies, New York Board of Rabbis. Joint Distribution Committee, American Friends of the Alliance Israelite Universelle, the Jewish Theological Seminary of America, Touro Synagogue National Historic Shrine, Temple Emanuel of Boro Park, and American Association for Jewish Education, among others.

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