…the activities and the membership kept pace with each other and, under his leadership, soared tones heights of service for the Jewish people. What was the secret of his achievement? While he surrounded himself with capable workers, for him they outdid themselves. It was a labor of love. He was able to draw from his staff and colleagues he utmost in enthusiasm and effort. They craved his sympathetic understanding of their problems. They labored long and diligently in order to win from him that smile of approval in which they would bask. Occupied as he was, he was never too busy to interest himself in the personal welfare of his colleagues.

Maurice Bisgyer, “Henry Monsky: His Work”, in Mrs. Henry Monsky and Maurice Bisgyer, Henry Monsky: The Man and His Work (New York: Crown Publishers, 1947), 83.

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