Appendix

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.

MAZKIRIM OF 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

Sam Bergman                1960

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