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236 Kane Street / Brooklyn, NY 11231 / 718 875-1550


November, 2020

Bequest from Harold and Mildred Jacobs, z”l

We are grateful to have received a generous bequest from the estate of our members Harold and Mildred Jacobs, z”l.

Hal loved to tell stories about handing out Zionist flyers and attending rallies at Madison Square Garden in the 1940’s, pre Israel independence. A passionate Zionist, Hal was proud that he had personally met all four Israeli prime ministers profiled in the Yehuda Avner’s book, The Prime Ministers.

Hal was a talented amateur actor and gifted impersonator. His love of theater and opera led him to organize entertainment for troops at hospitals and USO venues here and abroad during WWII. Hal founded a company that manufactured surgical instruments and won the Army-Navy “E” Award for excellence in the production of war equipment.

Hal, who passed away on November 13, 2014, was devoted to his wife Millie. They traveled widely and built an impressive personal collection of art from around the world. Many of their pieces have been donated to their favorite museums. Millie passed away on October 19, 2019.

Hal and Millie are survived by a myriad of nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews who remember them fondly.

May their memory be for a blessing.

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Sanctuary Preservation Project
The L’Dor Vador Marker in the Goldman Educational Center lobby recognizes the names of donors who contributed gifts of $2,500 or above to the rebuilding of the Community Building. Now as we address the needs of our magnificent Sanctuary, we add the names of Sanctuary Preservation Project benefactors to the list. Learn More »

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