The election of Eleazar Lipsky, attorney and novelist, as president of the Jewish Telegraphic Agency, Inc., was announced today by Louis P. Rocker, outgoing president. Mr. Rocker, who retired after nine years in the presidency, will remain a member of the JTA board of directors.
Mr. Lipsky has been associated with the Jewish Telegraphic Agency in legal and other advisory capacities for the past 12 years. The new president is a director of the Eastern Life Insurance Company of New York, counsel to the America-Israel Cultural Foundation and a member of the Federal Bar Association of New York and New Jersey. He was formerly editor of The New Palestine, a Journal devoted to Middle East affairs, and has lectured extensively on the legal, economic and political problems of the Jewish people.
Mr. Lipsky’s novels, drawn in large part from his legal background, have been made into successful motion pictures. His last novel. “The Scientists,” was a selection of the Book of the Month Club. His novels have been translated into nine languages, including Hebrew. They contain strong elements of Zionist and Jewish influence and he is planning a novel dealing with basic Jewish issues.
Mr. Lipsky’s interest in Jewish affairs stems from a staunchly Zionist family background. A visitor to Israel, he serves currently as vice-president of the American Jewish League for Israel. He was a member of the National Executive Committee of the Zionist Organization of America. Other organizations in which he is active include the American Jewish Congress and the American Friends of the Hebrew University. Mr. Lipsky practices law in New York. His wife, Hannah, is a social worker. The couple has three sons.
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