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Bernard Harkavy Dead at 66

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A memorial service will be held tomorrow at the Jewish National Fund House for Bernard Harkavy, a life-long Progressive Zionist and communal leader, who died Tuesday night after a protracted illness. He was 66 years old.

Harkavy, who was an attorney , was the immediate past president of Americans for Progressive Israel-Hashomer Halzair, vice chairman of the World Zionist Organization-American Section executive committee, and honorary chairman of the JNF. He was a member and officer of many Zionist and Jewish communal organizations, including the American Zionist Council, Bnai Zion, Yeshiva Teachers Association, American Jewish Congress, Americans for Haganah, Jewish War Veterans, American Zionist Federation and a co-founder of the New York Jewish Conference.

Born in New York City, Harkavy was a graduate of Brooklyn Law School and was the editor of the Brooklyn law Review in 1935. He was admitted to the U.S. Supreme Court Bar in 1961. In 1950, he ran for Congress on the American Labor Party ticket. He was a prolific writer and many of his articles appeared in legal journals and Jewish periodicals. He was a member of the editorial board of Israel Horizons, the publication of Americans for Progressive Israel-Hashomer Hatzair.

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