I am sometimes amazed that my youthful personal experiences have become history and part of my Anglo-Judaica collection. The British Zionist Federation in 1971 was a large organization, involved in many facets of Jewish life in Britain beyond its Zionist scope. Much of its time in 1971 was taken up in organizing elections for the 28th World Zionist Congress (to which I was honoured to be elected a delegate).
There is a large list of office holders and members of committees, many of whom I met, as a rather young member of the Honorary Officers Committee.
In March 1971 I attended the Zionist Federation’s lively Annual Conference, at the Adolph Tuck Hall in Woburn House, London, which is described in these pages.
It was opened by Chaim Herzog, then known as a military commentator, son of the former Chief Rabbi of Ireland and Palestine, and destined to become President of Israel. Participants included all manner of groups from Zionist Societies, FWZ, Pioneer Women, Synagogues and many delegates from youth groups. This is just a small selection from the 98 page annual report, printed by the Narod Press in Whitechapel.
One thought on “The Zionist Federation of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, Seventy-First Annual Report, London, 1971.”
Astonishing that all those important-sounding committees and lists of office-holders of the great and the good (“MA(Oxon)”’s etc) -just faded away to nothing…..does the ZF still exist????? Sic transit Gloria!