The Max M. Fisher Resource Center

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Date: January 1, 1967
Media Type: Photo
Max Fisher with Yitzhak Rabin in 1967.
Date: December 4, 1994
Media Type: Award
Max with his daughter Mary at the American Jewish Committee's National Distinguished Leadership Award ceremony.
Date: June 1, 1964
Media Type: Photo
Photographs of Max Fisher and Louis Pincus, the architects of the reconstitution of the Jewish Agency, in Israel in 1964.
Date: September 6, 2003
Media Type: Video
Bill Berman talks about Max Fisher's commitment to finding consensus among groups in the pursuit of the right decision.
Date: January 19, 1989
Media Type: Letter
Letter to Max M. Fisher from Moshe Arad, former Israeli Ambassador to the United States.
Date: February 8, 1973
Media Type: Photo
Elie Weisel, Max Fisher and Golda Meir
Date: April 1, 1973
Media Type: Photo
Max Fisher, Gerald Ford and other members of the UJA and the State Department signing the contract in the Thomas Jefferson Room of the State Dept. Building.
Date: November 17, 1990
Media Type: Photo
Max Fisher and George Shultz with Jane Sherman at the Council of Jewish Federations General Assembly in San Francisco in 1990, during which Shultz was presented the Human Rights Award by his longtime friend Fisher.
Date: October 1, 1984
Media Type: Photo
Max Fisher fundraising at the famous annual Fisher Meeting in his home, 1984.
Date: December 1, 1972
Media Type: Photo
Max Fisher, Yigal Allon and Yosef Tekoah
Date: September 8, 2003
Media Type: Video
Peter Golden offers an enlightening quote about Max Fisher from Ronald Reagan.
Media Type: Photo
Renaissance Center
Date: October 21, 1987
Media Type: Photo
Max Fisher next to his sculpture at the Jewish Community Center in West Bloomfield.
Date: May 8, 1965
Media Type: Award
United Jewish Appeal V-E Day Commemorative Medal
Date: August 1, 1970
Media Type: Photo
Jewish Agency for Israel leaders Max M. Fisher and Louis Pincus in 1970.
Date: June 1, 1971
Media Type: Photo
Louis Pincus addressing the Founding Assembly of the Reconstituted JAFI in June 1971.