FREILICH, MAX MELECH (1893–1986), Australian manufacturer and communal leader. Born in Lesko, Poland, Freilich went to Australia in 1927. From 1932 he was managing director of the Safre Paper industry in Sydney. An active Zionist, he was president of the Australian Zionist Federation (1953–57) and of the Australian Keren Hayesod (1942–57). He was also vice president of the New South Wales Jewish Board of Deputies and chairman of the board of governors of the King David school. He published Twenty-Five Years of Keren Hayesod (1946). -ADD. BIBLIOGRAPHY: I. Porush, The House of Israel (1977), index; S. Rutland, Edge of the Diaspora (1988), index; H.L. Rubinstein, Australia I, index.

Encyclopedia Judaica. 1971.

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