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organization and communal service executive

Jacob Birnbaum, German, British organization and communal service executive. Achievements include established first Jewish grassroots organization for human rights in Union of the Soviet Socialist Republics Eastern Europe.

Background

Birnbaum, Jacob was born on December 10, 1926 in Hamburg, Germany. Arrived in United States, 1963. Son of Solomon Asher and Irene Rikl (Grunwald) Birnbaum.

Education

Bachelor in Modern History with honors, University London, 1951.

Career

Teacher Avigdor Secondary Grammar School, London, 1951—1952. Dean students Sunderland Jewish Theological College, County Durham, 1952—1955. Director Hackney Jewish Community Center, London, 1955—1957, Jewish Community Council Manchester, Salford & Prestwich, 1957—1959.

Founder, national director Student Struggle Soviet Jewry, New York City, since 1964, Center Russian & East European Jewry, since 1966. Founder New York Youth Council on Soviet Jewry, 1965, Bronx Council Aid Soviet Jewry, 1966, New York Coordinating Committee Soviet Jewry, 1966. Co-founder Queens Council on Soviet Jewry, 1966.

Founder, honorary president Brooklyn Coalition Soviet Jewry, 1969. Co-founder, honorary chairman Greater New York Conference Soviet Jewry, 1971. Co-founder National Conference Soviet Jewry, 1971, New York Metropolitan Coordinating Committee Russian Jewish Immigrants, 1975.

Achievements

  • Achievements include established first Jewish grassroots organization for human rights in Union of the Soviet Socialist Republics Eastern Europe.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Editor: Jewish Renaissance in the Union of the Soviet Socialist Republics: The Moscow Jewish Cultural Symposium, 1976.

Connections

Married Freda Beatrice Bluestone Birnbaum, November 21, 1971.

father:
Solomon Asher Birnbaum

mother:
Irene Rikl (Grunwald) Birnbaum

spouse:
Freda Beatrice Bluestone Birnbaum