Sima Preiser was a member of the Lower East Side Ken in Manhattan.
She initially went on Aliya in October of 1949 with a group of Betarim led by Ray Kaplan that joined the Garin Chadness at Shuni. She was afounding member of Mevuot Betar. She lived there for a number of years, went back to the States for a number of years and then returned to Israel and lived there continuously until her passing.
- From Ray Kaplan
NEW YORK (May. 7)
Statements issued by the Union Zionists-Revisionsts of America and the Betar executive committee condoned the action of the youths and protested a charge that the demonstrators were Communists. The Betar statement said it was “regrettable that news of the reception (for the Germans) did not leak out earlier, in time to permit a much greater manifestation of dissatisfaction” by the Jews of New York. A spokesman for the visiting Germans, commenting on the incident, said: “We could see that they (the Betar youths) were not Americans.”