American Zionist Emergency Council
The American Zionist Emergency Council (AZEC) was established in 1943 by Rabbi Abba Hillel Silver. In 1949 it was renamed the American Zionist Council, and registered as a tax-exempt non-profit organization. It was the parent organization of AIPAC.
- Abba Hillel Silver - first chairman
- Louis Lipsky - chairman
- Isaiah Kenen - Information officer for AZEC and executive director of AZC
- Tivnan (1987): 34-35