Olga Koussevitzky (center) hosted a meeting at her home, Seranak, for a group organizing the July 28, 1953 concert called "Music for Israel" at the Pittsfield Jewish Community Center, featuring Leonard Bernstein as soloist. From left: Mrs. Irving Rubin, Howard Udel, Mrs. Pasquale Cioffi, Mrs. Stanley Shapiro, Mrs. Koussevitzky, Mrs. Henry de Sola Mendes, Jay C. Rosenfeld, and Miss Helen Coates, ca. 1953.
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