Jewish Journal


September 13, 2001

Ethel Lozabnick: Community Leader


A community activist, whose commitment to the Jewish community and Zionist causes was locally and nationally recognized, passed away Aug. 17, 2001. Lozabnick had served as National Vice President of Hadassah the largest woman's volunteer organization in the United States and the largest Zionist organization in the world and was a member of Hadassah's National Board. For her zionist activities, she received the distinguished Women of Merit Award in 1965, and in 1999 was one of three outstanding veteran local zionists honored by the American Zionist Movement with a Lifetime Achievement Award. Her commitment, dedication and tireless efforts on behalf of Israel led her to that country more than 40 times, including travel to Egypt, Lebanon, Syria and Jordan as a woman's representative to early peace discussions. Her travels in various instances were as a representative of Hadassah, the World Zionist Organization, The Jewish Agency Assembly and The Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles.

Among her numerous local activities, she served as past president of the Southern Pacific Coast Region of Hadassah for three years, during which time 10 new chapters were formed. She served as a past president of the Beverly Hills Girl Scout Council, the Beverly Hills Community Chest, Los Angeles Mayor's Community Youth Program and the, League of Women's Voters as well as serving as chair of the Martyr's Memorial and Museum of the Holocaust, The Soviet Jewry Commission and the Executive Committee of the American Jewish Committee and The Jewish Federation Council of Greater Los Angeles.&'9;

Born in Denver, Colo., and raised in Cheyenne, Wyo., she moved with her husband, Oscar, and three children to Beverly Hills in 1947. She leaves behind her son, Donald (Ann) Loze; her daughters, Bobbie (Leonard) Kolod and Jan (Douglas) Stein; seven grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

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