Category Archives: Endorsements

Children of Jewish Holocaust Survivors Endorses Steve

Children Of Jewish Holocaust Survivors endorses Steven Goldberg to replace Mort Klein as President of ZOA – Zionist Organization of America. Here is why.

Jews who have any knowledge of the cultural and political landscape preceding the Holocaust will recognize those signs today.

For years as a small grassroots organization leader, I have watched the situation for Israel and the Jewish people deteriorate to a point that is frighteningly reminiscent of 1938. I have been horrified to learn of the insane salaries paid to many of the leadership of American Jewish organizations. A donor must consider how much money has to be donated that goes to salaries before it even goes to programs. Then consider the value of those programs in light of the dire situation for Israel and the Jewish people today. “Things are worse than ever – send us more money” has become the fundraising appeal of today.

It is time for a change. ZOA has been around for almost 120 years and it is now time for ZOA to become the Zionist Organization of America. It is time to move it beyond one man. It is time for new leadership. It is time for Steve Goldberg. Watch the videos on Save the ZOA website. Read about Steve’s background, dedication and connections. Most of all, it must be acknowledged that the situation for Israel and the Jewish people is critical and strong leadership is crucial.

Steven Goldberg as president of ZOA would be a much needed paradigm shift in American pro-Israel organizations.

Mort Klein refuses to debate Steve and is limiting the voting to only those who are physically in Philadelphia at the time of the vote. Mort Klein must be urged to address both these issues.

I admire Steve for daring to challenge the status quo knowing that he would be vilified by those who support and/or benefit from the status quo. Until now not one person has challenged the leadership of any of the major American Jewish organizations and Israel and the Jewish people are suffering for it at all levels. It takes courage and this is what Israel and the Jewish people need now. Before it’s too late – again.

-Doris Wise Montrose, President and Founder, Children of Jewish Holocaust Survivors

Mort Klein’s Nephew Endorses Steve Goldberg

Mort Klein’s Nephew Endorses Steve! He wrote to Steve as follows:

Hello Mr. Goldberg,

I am writing to you to advise you that I fully support you and your run for the presidency of the ZOA. After reading your article and website, I fully agree with you about wanting a change for the ZOA. Not filing 990s for 3 years? Morton Klein and other ZOA executive staff are either ridiculously incompetent or hiding unsavory (and perhaps illegal) administrative practices…Maybe both…Anything I can do to help, let me know.

Joel Damens

Pamela Geller Endorses Steve Goldberg!

She writes in her blog, Atlas Shrugged:

It is time for Mort Klein to go. He is not forthright or brave. Not once, but twice he killed events at which I was scheduled to speak, for fear of upsetting the leftwing Jews of UJA LA Federation. Is that the kind of man who should be leading ZOA (the Zionist Organization of America)? Of course not. We have scores of Jewish organizations doing the bidding of Hamas-tied groups. We need an alternative.

But it’s not just Mort cancelling my talks at ZOA gigs. It’s much bigger than that. There is a history of serious mismanagement and weak leadership.

I think Steve Goldberg will be a wonderful president and would usher in a new era of Zionist leadership in America.

The Jewish Voice: Mort Klein Must Go!

In an editorial entitled “Free the ZOA – Mort Klein Must Go!!” the Jewish Voice New York writes:

“It is abundantly clear that the ZOA is crying out for new, fresh and vital leadership. While Mort Klein has been a respected and tenacious leader, it is time for him to hand over the presidency to a person with new ideas; a person of the highest degree of integrity and honesty.  A person who will lead the ZOA in the next part of the 21st century with the kind of democratic mandate and transparency that the membership has been so sorely lacking until this juncture.”