Reuben Fink, Jewish Author and Journalist, Dies in New York; Was 72
Menu JTA Search

Reuben Fink, Jewish Author and Journalist, Dies in New York; Was 72

Download PDF for this date

Funeral services were held here today for Reuben Fink, Jewish author and journalist, who died yesterday at the age of 72. He was born in Russia and came to the United States in 1903.

Mr. Fink, who lived in Washington for many years, did editorial work for the Department of Commerce and was Washington correspondent for the Yiddish daily, The Day, from 1914 to 1919. He was founder and former president of the League Against Discrimination in Employment and he belonged to the advisory committee of the American Jewish Congress. Among his works were “Jews in the Civil Service,” and “The American Citizen.”

Mr. Fink was the editor of the American War Congress and Zionism and was the compiler, with Bernard G. Richards, of the Jewish Community Directory of New York. He was a member of B’nai B’rith, the National Press Club and the Jewish Press Club.

Founding Funders

The digitization of the JTA Archive would not have been possible without the generous support of the following donors:
  • The Gottesman Fund
  • Righteous Persons Foundation
  • Charles H. Revson Foundation
  • Elisa Spungen Bildner and Robert Bildner, in honor of Norma Spungen
  • George S. Blumenthal
  • Grace and Scott Offen Charitable Fund