Editor’s Note: The synagogue was packed for Lee Bender’s funeral Friday morning September 13th, at Temple Beth Hillel-Beth El. Lee contributed numerous articles to the Philadelphia Jewish Voice.
It is with profound sadness that the Zionist Organization of America announces the passing of its longtime Philadelphia co-president, Lee Bender, Esq.
Lee was an unabashed Zionist and a prolific writer who was committed to advocacy and activism. Lee was Philadelphia’s co-president from 2012 to 2019. His activities with ZOA and for the cause of ZOA, Zionism, Israel and the Jewish community knew no bounds. From giving presentations throughout the region with co-author Jerry Verlin, to helping to manage the chapter, to high-level meetings with communal leaders and other officials, to stuffing envelopes – Lee did it all and with passion.[Read more…]