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About Daniel Mann z"l former Board Member

Daniel Mann was a retired Jewish communal worker and educator active in several volunteer capacities in the national and local communities. From 1994-2000 he was national president of the Labor Zionist Alliance (now Ameinu). In 1982-4 he was the first president from the Washington area of the Jewish Communal Service Association of North America, the professional organization of Jewish communal workers in the United States and Canada. In the 1990s he chaired the committee that published "Builders and Dreamers: Habonim Labor Zionist Youth in North America" and raised the seed money for the Habonim Dror Foundation, the major national funding instrumentality for the Labor Zionist youth movement. Daniel passed away in June 2014.

In Memory of Ben Cohen, Builder and Dreamer

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Over the years Habonim was able to build summer camps across North America, build kibbutzim across Israel, and build character in its members. Those are the words of Ben Cohen, taken from his foreword to Builders and Dreamers: Habonim Labor Zionist Youth in North America. He and his teenage friends had traveled from Chicago to Buffalo in the fall of 1935 to participate in the founding convention of Habonim. There he became a boneh, a builder with a dream, and that term summarizes a full life …

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