Zionist Intellectual Max Nordau Is Born in Hungary

July 29, 2019

Max Nordau is born Simon Maximilian Sudfeld in Pest, Hungary to an Orthodox Jewish family. Nordau’s most notable contribution to early Zionism is The Basel Plan – the first official blueprint for the establishment of a Jewish State in Palestine.

Conference of Women’s International Zionist Organization (WIZO) Is Founded

July 11, 2019

WIZO is founded in London by Rebecca Sieff, Vera Weizmann, and Edith Eder. Women from Palestine, England, Germany, Poland, The Netherlands, Russia, and South Africa are present at the inaugural conference.

Orthodox Union Founded, Expresses Clear Support for Zionism

June 8, 2015

The Orthodox movement created the Orthodox Union, and adopted a constitution and by-laws at their meeting at Congregation Shearith Israel, the Spanish and Portuguese Synagogue in New York.