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Samuel Sylvan Hollender

optometrist , business executive.

Samuel Sylvan Hollender, optometrist, business executive. Member The Art Institute of Chicago Chicago (life), Illinois Institute Technology (life; member board 1955-1956), Alumnus Lewis Institute (life), Zeta Beta Tau.; Clubs:.


Hollender, Samuel Sylvan was born on December 8, 1900 in Chicago, Illinois, United States. Son of Joseph and Mary (Koss) Hollender.


Doctor Optometry, Northern Illinois College Ophthalmology and Otology, 1923. Doctor of Humane Letters (honorary), Hebrew Union College, 1956, Jewish Institute Religion, Lewis Institute, Illinois Institute Technology, Northwestern University, John Marshall Law School General merchandise manager The Fair, executive vice president department store, Chicago, 1930-1932. General partner S. S. Hollender Ltd.

(Consultants.). Board of directors Mount Sinai Hospital, 1934-1939. Board of Governors Chicago Opera Company, 1935. Board directors Jewish Federation Chicago, 1941, treasurer, 1947-1950, vice president, 1951, president, 1956, general chairman building campaign, 1963.

A founder Roosevelt U. Member board Jewish Braille Institute. Board directors Jewish Vocational Service and Employment Service, 1938-1940.

Chairman Metropolitan Chicago war records committee National Jewish Welfare Board, 1954-1955, member of national council. President Chicago Federation Union American Hebrew Congregations, 1944-1945, member of national Executive Board, 1944, v. chairman of the executive board, 1946-1951, chairman, 1951, president 42d Biennial Assembly, 1953. Member board World Union for Progressive Judaism.

Nat. chairman Combined Appeal Union of America Hebrew Congregations, Hebrew Union College, and Jewish Institute Religion, 1948-1954. Board directors National Joint Distribution Committee, 1947. General chairman Combined Jewish Appeal, Chicago, 1951, president, 1952.

Board directors United Jewish Building Fund, 1946. Trustee Hebrew Union School of Edition and Sacred Music. Board of Governors Hebrew Union College, Cincinnati.

Member of national board Chicago Medical School. Honorary chairman Million Dollar Endowment Fund, 1976-1980, 100th Centennial Celebration, 1980 (both Emanuel Congregation).


General merchandise manager The Fair, exec. General partner S. S. Hollender Ltd. President Chgo; general chairman Combined Jewish Appeal, Chgo.


Member The Art Institute of Chicago Chicago (life), Illinois Institute Technology (life. Member board 1955-1956), Alumnus Lewis Institute (life), Zeta Beta Tau.


Married Sylvia Vivian Jacobson, July 26, 1922. Children: Elaine Ann Kaplan, Caryl Rose Susman.

Joseph Hollender

Mary (Koss) Hollender

Sylvia Vivian Jacobson

Elaine Ann Kaplan Hollender

Caryl Rose Susman Hollender