Elihu Stone

Program from a banquet held in honor of Elihu Stone’s award given to him by the President of Lithuania

Elihu Stone was an influential member of Boston’s Jewish community and dedicated his entire life to the Zionist cause. He served as vice president of the Zionist Organization of America, the Jewish National Fund of America, and the United Palestine Appeal. He was also a valuable member of various other organizations that worked towards spreading awareness of what was happening to Jews in Europe, and in the late 1930s he devoted himself to the cause of Lithuanian independence. In 1938, the president of Lithuania at the time, Antonas Smetona, honored Mr. Stone with the Distinguished Service Cross. While being committed to worldwide issues, Mr. Stone stayed connected with his local community by serving as president of a temple in Roxbury and its Hebrew school and speaking at Boston’s Jewish community events.

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