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Benjamin Ulin Oral History

 Collection
Identifier: P-798

Scope and Content Note

This collection contains the oral history interview conducted by Bernard Wax of the American Jewish Historical Society with Benjamin Ulin, under the auspices of the Council of Jewish Federations, Inc.

Dates

  • 1987

Creator

Language of Materials

The collection is in English.

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for researcher use. Please contact us to request access or to make an appointment to view this collection at jhcreference@nehgs.org.

Use Restrictions

There may be some restrictions on the use of this collection. For more information contact jhcreference@nehgs.org.

Biographical Note

Benjamin Ulin was born in Boston on October 21, 1899. He attended Harvard University and the London School of Economics. A committed activist, Ulin was the founder of Boston's Zionist House and the Jewish Community Housing for the Elderly. Ulin also served as President of the Associated Jewish Philanthropies (1953-1956) and the Combined Jewish Philanthropies (1962-1964), Vice President of the Zionist Council (1943-1960) and Vice President of Zionist House (1945-1988.) In addition, he was also President of the Jewish Community Council (1953-1956) and the Jewish Community Housing for the Elderly (1965-1975), served on the boards of the Council of Jewish Federations and Welfare Funds and the National Jewish Community Relations Advisory Council, and was the first President of the Large City Budgeting Conference.

References

  1. Material from the collection.

Chronology

October 21, 1899
Benjamin Ulin born in Boston, Massachusetts.
1943-1960
Vice President of the Zionist Council.
1945-1988
Founder, then Vice President, of the Zionist House of Boston.
1953-1956
President, Associated Jewish Philanthropies, and the Jewish Community Council.
1962-1964
President, Combined Jewish Philanthropies.
1965-1975
President, Jewish Community Housing for the Elderly.
1997
Ulin dies at age 97.

Extent

0.25 linear feet (1 half-manuscript box)

Abstract

Benjamin Ulin was born in Boston on Oct. 21, 1899. He attended Harvard and later graduate school at the London School of Economics. He was highly active in the Jewish community and Boston community. He served as President for the Boston board of the Associated Jewish Philanthropies (1953-1956) and the Combined Jewish Philanthropies (1962-1964). He served as Vice President for the Zionist Council (1943-1960) and Vice President and founder of Zionist House (1945-1988). He was founder and President of the Jewish Community Council (1953-1956) and the Jewish Community Housing for the Elderly (1965-1975). He has also served on the board of the Council of Jewish Federations and Welfare Funds (late 1950s) and the National Jewish Community Relations Advisory Council (since its inception). He was the first President of the Large City Budgeting Conference.

Physical Location

Located in Boston, Mass.

Acquisition Information

Donated by Bernard Wax, July 1990.

Processing Information

Processed by Stephanie Call, 2011
Title
Guide to the Benjamin Ulin Oral History, P-798
Author
Processed by Stephanie Call
Date
2011
Language of description
Undetermined
Script of description
Code for undetermined script

Repository Details

Part of the Wyner Family Jewish Heritage Center at New England Historic Genealogical Society Repository

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