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Visionaries, Leaders and Supporters of the World Zionist Organization, WZO (XIX - mid-XX centuries)

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  • Bernice Arline Tannenbaum (1913 - 2015)
    Bernice Tannenbaum , longtime Hadassah and Zionist leader, dies at 101. Bernice Tannenbaum convened Hadassah's first Jerusalem gathering in 1978, and her tenure was highlighted by international meeting...
  • Zvi (Hirsch) Perez Chajes, Chief Rabbi of Vienna (1876 - 1927)
    Listed In JewishGen Yizkor Book as rabbi in Tysmenytsya. He is also known as Tzvi-Peretz Hayot, professor. He born in 1876 in Brody, then in Austria-Hungary, now in Ukraine. He was the grandson of the ...
  • Yehuda Leib Binyamin Katsenelson (1846 - 1917)
    Hebrew Yehuda L. Katzenelson Dr. Yehuda Leib Katsnelson', Ieguda-Leib-Benyomin Katsenelson. (Russian: Лев (Иегуда Ле�...
  • Shalom Meltzer of Rohatyn (deceased)
    Was one of the fist Zionists and a friend of Theodore Herzl.
  • Adolf Altmann, Rabbi (1879 - 1944)
      Adolf (Abraham) Altmann   Chief Rabbi of Trier, one of the oldest Jewish communities in Germany, as well as rabbi for the Jews of the South Tyrol town of Meran which was close to the fr...

A homage to Theodor Herzl and his family, as well as co-visionaries, plus those who were inspired by his dream after the Dreyfus Affair to create a homeland for Jewish refugees in the Land of Israel that would be a vibrant, democratic, modern, enlightened, Hebrew speaking, spiritual and moral society, a “light unto the nations".

‎אִם תִּרְצוּ, אֵין זוֹ אַגָדַה

Theodor Herzl, 1904: I believe that Zionism will not cease to be our ideal even after we come to settle in the land of our forefathers in Eretz Israel, for within the Zionist idea is contained the aspiration to moral and spiritual perfection.


Visionaries, Dreamers and "Do"ers (pre-XIX century)

Presidents of the World Zionist Organization, WZO (XIX - mid-XX centuries)

The establishment of the state of Israel in 1948 concluded the main goal set forth by the World Zionist Organisation, and it was moved to Jerusalem.

The title "President of WZO" was abolished in 1972


Visionaries, Leaders and Supporters of the World Zionist Organization, WZO (XIX - mid-XX centuries)