Morton Lumer was
born on March 13, 1921, into a large orthodox family
in Bilgorai, Poland. He was the son of Zvi-Shaime and Yochevet
Lumerman. During his lifetime, Jack was an astute businessman,
a humanitarian and a hero.
At the young age of three, Jack's father was killed and
his mother Yochevet had to provide for her large family. At fourteen,
Jack left alone for Warsaw to apprentice himself at a fencing
company and at night, the handsome Jack was an actor on the popular
In September 1939 as the Nazis were approaching Poland, he returned
to Bilgorai and single handedly organized and lead the escape
of 69 of his family members and other Jewish families out of
Bilgorai and into Russia. At first the family lived in Levov,
and later was sent to the labor camp Vietluga in Siberia.
Jack became a soldier in the Russian army. He fought against
the Nazis’ and in 1944, liberated several death camps,
After the liberation in 1945, Jack met his wife
Sophie who was survivor of the Warsaw ghetto. They married in
November 11, 1945. Ann their only daughter was born
in a displaced persons’ camp in Heidenheim, Germany in
The Zionist Jack, with his wife, baby and mother Yochevet crossed
Europe to Marseille, France and boarded a ship to Haifa. They
arrived soon after the war of Independence was won.
The family settled in Yaffo and then Tel-Aviv. Jack saw
a lot of military action as a reserve soldier in the Israeli
army. He is most notably remembered for his involvement
in the Sinai Campaign of 1956.
In 1958 Jack joined his brothers in Los Angeles, California.
His wife and young daughter soon followed. Jack and his brothers
built a parking and real-estate empire.
Jack Morton Lumer sadly passed away on September 21, 1999. His
beloved wife Sophie preceded him in 1993.
Jack and Sophie Lumer will always remain in the hearts and minds
of their daughter Ann Simons and grandchildren Benjamin, Jennifer,
This site is created as a celebration of Jacks life and a continuation
of his charity, protection of the Jewish faith and his supreme
belief in the State of Israel.