Member Testimonies and Stories

Daniel Rona Bio
Son of Herbert Rona, author, very early Jewish Mormon. Daniel is past president of Bnai Shalom and part of its earliest history. He is a current [2015] operator of LDS tours to Israel.
Marcel Kahneīs story and testimony
The top is in French; scroll down for English
Phil Ortega Conversion
Sephardic: From Messianic to Mormon
Phil Ortega Testimony
for B'nai
Doug Tourney - ALS - an inspiration. His last BD in the Temple
A cheery inspiration until the very end.
Harriet Rosser Kirkland - July 1986 Ensign
Second one down on https://www.lds.org/ensign/1986/07/mormon-journal
Jason Olson conversion
In Provo
The Blessings of Bnai Shalom - Jerome Horowitz
Jerome Horowitz written in 1999. Jerome has been president and vice president and is currently on the board.
Bret Butterfield about Bnai Shalomīs value
Testimony of B'nai board member and long term supporter; former special missionary
Elisa Molling memorial articla
Elissa-to Jewish Mormon
From Jew to Jewish Mormon
Elissa Molling testimony 1980
Similarities by Elissa
Similarities between Judaism and Mormonism
Marlena Muchnick Baker Testimony
Louise Silver
My father-in-law had been raised as a Jew. His 1938 Hungarian passport said Protestant He lived, joined the LDS people....
A most interesting letter to us - Rosaland Crosby
Anonymous Story
Due to family non-acceptance

Memorials and History

Note: More history can be gleaned from the B'nai Shalom (Children of Peace) History and Newsletters. All herein is a continuing work.


Rose Marie Reid pioneer Jewish Mormon
Famous in earlier years: Jewish convert, swimsuit designer, Mormon missionary, LA Temple contributor, etc
Alexander Neibaur story
Alexander is the famous first Jewish member of the LDS church. Baptized in 1838, immigrated in 1941, died in 1883. Granddaughter Theda Butt spoke at B'nai in 1983. A known descendant of Alex is a current member of Bnai in 2016.
The Irving H Cohen Story
Another famous very early Jewish Mormon, early member of B'nai Shalom, and author.
Ron Zeidner Story
An early author and torch bearer
Max Yospe - an Early Jewish Mormon Pioneer
First Jewish bishop, first Jewish mayor of Salt Lake City
Max Yospe Memorial
Max Yospe was the First LDS-Jewish mayor.and the first LDS Bishop of Jewish descent. Born July 25, 1924 in Chicago to Russian Jewish parents.
Harry Howard nee Harry H. Horwitz - by Bonnie Harps
This is the transcript of the amazing and amusing story Bonnie Harps told of her brave and fascinating father at the October 2, 2014 gathering. He was an early principle in Bnai Shalom history, and the best-known Jewish-Mormon in Mormon and Jewish history. The November 16, 1959 issue of TIME Magazine published an article with a photo of him. This article led to his becoming the best-known Jewish-Mormon in Mormon and Jewish history at the time.
Harry Glick founder of the organization. 1925-2014
One of the founders of B'nai Shalom. In 1976, Harry was called as the chairman of a special committee that wrote training manuals, used by those teaching people of Jewish ancestry.
Al Molling-Yearning
Yearning for Peace of Mind Leads Jewish Couple to Utah
Conversion of a Rabbi
Moshe Ben-Asa
Al Ostraff - Life of Service
Ruth R Rothery of Tasmania
Norman Rothman 1997 Des News
He continued to explore other Christian churches when occasion permitted and found "more intellectual knowledge and information, but nothing I could really say was it." until 1964,
Dialog in Netanya Academic College
Agenda of Mormon Jewish Dialog Chair First Academic Dialog Conference 2007
Mormon Jewish Academic Dialogue Conference 2007
Orson Hyde Square and Tshuva Auditorium Netanya Academic College