Following are the names of the mazkrim (executive secretaries) of the Young Poale Zion Alliance and Habonim and the shlichim (emissaries) from Israel. It is possible that some names have not been included, since for many years, in good chalutz spirit, the publications did not list officers (or editors). Therefore, these lists have been drawn from available reports and memory.
The key to success in any youth movement and especially in Habonim is the effectiveness of the individual educational unit. The movement has been built by the dedication and devoted work of menahalim and -madrichim (group leaders) who, throughout the years, have been the keystone in the arch of Habonim organization. The organizational strength, the growth of the movement, the carrying out of projects and activities, and the final realization of the aims of Habonim depend to a large extent on the quality of the work of the madrich. All successes and failures can be attributed to the individual madrich.
It is not possible to list the many hundreds of chaverim who have been menahalim and madrichim and the many others who have served the movement in all sorts of capacities — not even the editors, the organizers, the members of the national executive, or the camp directors who built and led Habonim, or the many seniors who have been guides, friends, and supporters of the movement. The list of mazkirim can only represent the generations of the movement and remind the reader of the period of his own activity in Habonim.
The shlichim have been a source of inspiration because of their devotion both to Israel and to the movement in America and Canada. Some had an unforgettable impact on the growth and development of Habonim. Almost all gave yeoman service. They are listed here in tribute to their readiness to work for the movement for two years and more, thousands of miles from home.
YZPA AND HABONIM
Joseph B. Salzberg 1922-24 Yankel Schneider 1924-26
Ben V. Codor 1926-29 Shlomo Katz 1929
Moshe Cohen 1930-32 Jacob Katzman 1932-34
Moshe Cohen 1934-38 Kieve Skidell 1938-40
David Breslau 1940-43 Kieve Skidell 1943
Shirley Lashner 1943-46 David Breslau 1946-7
Murray Weingarten 1947-48 Artie Gorenstein 1948-50
Chayim Stopak 1950-51 Billy Goldfarb 1951-52
Jack Gussman 1952-53 Dani Kerman 1953-55
Danny Mann 1955-57 Allen Pollack 1958-60
SHLICHIM TO THE AMERICAN LABOR ZIONIST YOUTH MOVEMENTS
Zev Aharon, Asaf Alterman, Moshe Amir, Azarik Argaman, Nachman Arial*, Oded Artzi, Lottie Bauer, Adam Benchanoch, Chaim Benkel, Leah Benkel, David Biderman*, David Breslau*, Engee Caller*, Shoshana Carmelit, Natan Cohen, Joey Criden*, Rivka Diament, Akiva Eger, Zeigush Ehriich, Zvi Ende, Aharon Engel Z"l, Shiomo Enreich, Akiva Finkelman*, Aharon Gilad, Micha Gisse,r Mala Gitlin, Sema Globus, Nachman Goldwasser*, Yosef Gur, Tzvi Gurion, Amnon Hadary*, Yoav Harpaz, Moshe Hirsch, Michal Homsky, Ben Zion llan, Yosef Israeli, Merdechai Kalamowitz, Ben Kaminker*, Avishag Kauffman, Meshulam Keret, Dani Herman, Menucha Kraines*, Ehud Lederberger, Moshe Levin, Zohara Librnan, Baruch Lilo, Ezra Lifshitz, Reuven Locker, Arye Manor, Menachem Mensher, Yehuda Messinger, Arnram Milner, Esther Nams, Zvi Ofer, Nibby Penn, Atara Polansky, Chanan Prinz, Ari Rath, Aharon Remez, Pinchas Rimon, David Ron, Vie Rosenberg, Yechiel Sasso,n Enzo Sereni Z"L, Shimon Shapiro, Yisrael Shepher, Menachem Silver, Ora Spector, Dex Strauss*, Abba Tzuriel*, Asher Wallfish, Murray Weingarten, Shalom Wurm, Asher Yadlin, Yona Yagol, Nachman Yardeni, Ovadia Yoselevitz, Moshe Zamir*, Richie Zavidov, Uri Zoha,r Gideon Zur, Ruth Zur.
* Graduates of the American movement