Benjamin Ulin Oral History
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.
- Ulin, Benjamin (Person)
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The collection is in English.
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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.
- Material from the collection.
- October 21, 1899
- Benjamin Ulin born in Boston, Massachusetts.
- Vice President of the Zionist Council.
- Founder, then Vice President, of the Zionist House of Boston.
- President, Associated Jewish Philanthropies, and the Jewish Community Council.
- President, Combined Jewish Philanthropies.
- President, Jewish Community Housing for the Elderly.
- Ulin dies at age 97.
0.25 linear feet (1 half-manuscript box)
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.
Located in Boston, Mass.
Donated by Bernard Wax, July 1990.
Processed by Stephanie Call, 2011
- American Jewish Committee
- Associated Jewish Philanthropies (Boston, Mass.)
- Blacks -- Relations with Jews
- Boston (Mass.)
- Combined Jewish Philanthropies of Greater Boston
- Community Council of Metropolitan Boston
- Economic Assistance, Israeli
- Federations, Financial (Social service)
- Harvard University
- National Jewish Community Relations Advisory Council (U.S.)
- Older People -- Housing
- Oral history
- Social service
- United Jewish Appeal
- Zionist House (Boston, Mass.)
- Zionist Organization of America, BBN Zionist District
- Guide to the Benjamin Ulin Oral History, P-798
- Processed by Stephanie Call