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Kol Israel Foundation

Leo Silberman

President

216.831.0187

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Organization Information

The KOL ISRAEL FOUNDATION is an organization of Cleveland survivors of the Holocaust. Kol Israel, which means "All of Israel," was founded in 1959 to represent area Holocaust survivors while helping secure special education, guidance, vocational training, economic and social adjustment for people from foreign lands settling in Greater Cleveland.

It also supplies charitable support for the State of Israel. To those who had suffered in concentration camps, Kol Israel meetings became a refuge where they could meet with others with a similar past. Kol Israel helped newcomers arriving after its organization by providing financial assistance and locating housing and jobs for those without relatives, friends, or agencies to assist them.

An early group project was the erection of a monument to the memory of the 6 million victims of the Holocaust in Zion Memorial Park in 1961. Ashes of victims from 3 concentration camps were buried under the monument. In addition, both funds and ambulances were donated to Israel in the 1960s and 1970s.

The foundation has participated in the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising Memorial Service since 1978 and in the successor Community Holocaust Remembrance Day observance. There is also a Kol Israel Sisterhood and Second Generation Kol Israel founded by young people in 1978, dedicated to continuance of the memory of Holocaust victims.

The Second Generation group sponsors educational workshops while the foundation sponsors annual Holocaust commemoration events at different synagogues throughout the city.

 

Contact Info:

Leo Silberman

President

216.831.0187

Address:
P.O. Box 21146
Cleveland, OH 44121
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Email Address:
chcsgki@aol.com
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Other Information:

Leo Silberman, President

Simon Fixler, Memorial Chairman

 

Location(s)

Location(s)

  1. Location Name:
    Kol Israel Foundation
    Address:
    P.O. Box 21146
    Cleveland
    OH
    44121
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    Contact:
    Leo Silberman
    President
    Phone Number
    216.831.0187
    chcsgki@aol.com

Program(s)

Program(s)

  1. Program Name:
    Kol Israel Generations
    Summary:

    Kol Israel Generations promotes education and welfare of Holocaust survivors by children, grandchildren and supporters of Holocaust survivors.

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