During the first
half of the Twentieth century, Jacob Billikopf
devoted his life and his career to social
justice and human rights, both in the United
States and in countries around the world.
From starting schools for immigrants and
providing bath houses for the poor of Kansas
City to raising millions of dollars to help the
Jews in post World War I Europe, from improving
the working conditions for many thousands of
women to helping tens of thousands of Jews
escape Europe in the years leading up to World
War II, Jacob Billikopf's life touched, changed,
and even saved countless numbers of human
beings. His pioneering social work methods
were emulated around the United States and
around the world, improving the lives and
futures of an untold number of families.
This website will
be devoted to chronicling the history and the
life of Jacob Billikopf, born Jacob Bielikov in
Wilna, Russia (now Vilnius, the capital of
Lithuania) in 1882.