Sunday, 15 May 2016


KHAYIM VAYNTROYB (b. May 10, 1901)
            He was born in Proskurov, Podolia district, Ukraine, the son of Moyshe-Yankev Vayntroyb.  Until age seventeen he studied in the yeshivas of Navaredok (Novogrudok) and Braynsk (Brańsk).  He later sat for the examinations, as an external student, for the eighth class in high school, studied at the Kiev People’s University, and completed a short-term teacher’s course of study in 1918.  He was a teacher in the Jewish public school and Jewish evening course with the “Kultur-lige” (Culture league) in Proskurov.  He was a leader of the Labor Zionists and in the Kultur-lige in Podolia.  He was secretary of the relief committee for the victims of war and pogroms in Proskurov.  At the end of 1920 he left Russia, settling thereafter in Czernowitz, Bukovina.  Over the years 1922-1929, he directed HIAS (Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society) in Bukovina and northern Bessarabia.  He was a delegate in 1927 and 1929 to the Zionist world congresses.  He moved to the United States in 1929.  He began writing as a correspondent for Unzer tsayt (Our time) in Odessa in 1918.  From that point, he published articles in Frayhayt (Freedom) and Der yidisher arbeter (The Jewish laborer)—both in Czernowitz and both he edited; between 1921 and 1929, he wrote as well for Unzer tsayt in Kishinev; Tog (Day), Forverts (Forward), Tsukunft (Future), and Idisher kemfer (Jewish fighter)—in New York.  He edited the publication Briderlekhkeyt (Brotherliness), 1933-1936, and Arbet un oyfboy (Labor and construction), 1942-1946, a periodical of the American ORT (Association for the Promotion of Skilled Trades).  He was last living in New York.
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