A British brigadier general, Kisch chaired the predecessor to the Jewish Agency, the Palestine Zionist Executive, from 1918 to 1921. Kisch was prolific in Jewish life in Mandate Palestine. He helped found the Palestine Philharmonic Orchestra and served on the Technion board. He increased Jews’ access to health services and education in Palestine. He observed the failure of Arab noncooperation with the British.
Photo: Central Zionist Archives