As both a leader of the Mizrachi Women’s Organization of America (Amit) and editor of its journals, Judith Pinta Mandelbaum shaped the organization for over forty years. Mandelbaum was active as a Young Judea leader in her teens and studied Hebrew at the Jewish Theological Seminary’s Teacher’s College while attending Hunter College. She briefly taught Hebrew to first graders at the Yeshiva of Flatbush and became involved with Amit before travelling to Palestine in the early 1930s to serve as secretary to Rabbi Meir Berlin, leader of the Mizrachi Movement. She returned to the US in 1939 and intensified her involvement with Amit. She eventually served Amit as national secretary, national and executive board member, and national vice president. She crafted their message as editor in chief of Amit’s newspaper, assistant editor of the Yiddish supplement and special editor of the Hebrew-English column, and founder and head of the Herzl Institute lecture series. She also chaired Amit’s National Culture Committee for ten years, and was their delegate to the World Zionist Congress in Israel in 1955. At the time of her death, she was preparing to make Aliyah.
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