9th Anniversary (1957); David Ben Gurion
Medals Commemorating The Anniversary Of The Establishment Of Israel
This medal was issued, as a souvenir, for a testimonial dinner given, on the ninth anniversary of the establishment of the State of Israel, in honor of Maxwell Abbell, Chicago real estate mogul and outstanding financial contributor to the Zionist cause.
The medal measures 40 millimeters and is cast in white metal, which was subsequently bronze plated.
Maxwell Abbell was a prominent Chicago lawyer, accountant, and real estate executive.
Abbell was widely noted for his philanthropic activities, particularly for the benefit of the State of Israel and the Jewish Theological Seminary of America. He died on July 9, 1957, less than two months after his testimonial dinner.