Early life and education
Goldstein, born in Philadelphia, was a noteworthy graduate of South Philadelphia High School (SPHS) in 1911. At that time the school program was manual training, but his record showed to school administrators that there was more promise for academics servicing the immigrant population of South Philadelphia.[dubious ] He graduated the school at age 14 and then graduated the University of Pennsylvania three years later at the age of 17.
Career and Zionist activity
From 1918 until his immigration to Israel in 1960, Israel Goldstein served as the rabbi of Congregation B'nai Jeshurun in New York, the second oldest synagogue in the city. He was head of the New York Board of Rabbis (1928–30), the Jewish National Fund of America (1934-1943), the Zionist Organization of America (1943-1946), and American Jewish Congress (1952-1959), and helped found the National Conference of Christians and Jews.
- Century of Judaism in New York (1930)
- Towards a Solution (1940)
- Shanah b’Yisrael (Next Year in Israel; 1950)
- American Jewry Comes of Age (1955)
- Brandeis University - Chapter of its Founding
- Transition Years, New York-Jerusalem, 1960-1962 (1966)
- Israel at Home and Abroad (1977)
- My World as a Jew: The Memoirs of Israel Goldstein (1984)
Honors and commemoration
Dr. Goldstein has been inducted into the SPHS Alumni Cultural Hall of Fame.
The Israel Goldstein Prize for Distinguished Leadership is the highest honor bestowed by Keren Hayesod. The prize has been awarded annually since 1980, the 60th anniversary of Keren Hayesod.
- "Rabbi Israel Goldstein, A Founder of Brandeis", The New York Times, April 13, 1986, p.40
- Jewish Telegraphic Agency, Dr. Israel Goldstein Dead at 89, Jerusalem, April 13, 1986 
- http://www.portal.state.pa.us/portal/server.pt/community/pennsylvania_historical_marker_program/2539/search_for_historical_markers/300886/ PA Historical Marker Categories: Education, Ethnic & Immigration, Government & Politics 20th Century, Religion
- Goldstein Prize
- My World as a Jew: The Memoirs of Israel Goldstein (first ed.). Cornwall Books/Associated University Presses. 1984. ISBN 0845347802. Retrieved 29 July 2016.
- Jewish Telegraphic Agency, Jewish National Fund Tract in Palestine Named in Honor of Israel Goldstein, Jerusalem, July 24, 1947 
- "Israeli Officials Honor Longtime Zionist Leader," The New York Times, June 28, 1976, p. 14
- The Israel Goldstein Youth Village official website, About us (Hebrew version) 
- Israel Goldstein Prize
- The Central Zionist Archives in Jerusalem site. Office of Israel Goldstein (S57), Personal papers (A364) and his photograph collection (PHIG)
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