YANKEV FEDER (July 15, 1895-January 21, 1981)
He was born in Starobin, near Slutsk, Byelorussia. He received a traditional Jewish education. At age fifteen he joined the Zionist Socialist party. In 1907 he left the Russian empire and came to the United States, where he worked in various trades. He was one of the founders of the Embroidery Workers’ Union and the Jewish National Labor Alliance. During WWI he was active in People’s Relief and in the establishment of the American Jewish Congress. In the early 1920s, he wrote music criticism for the Labor Zionist daily newspaper, Di tsayt (The times), edited by Dovid Pinski, and he also contributed to Frayhayt (Freedom); in the early 1940s he wrote for Idisher kemfer (Jewish fighter) in New York. He died in New York.
Source: Idisher kemfer (New York) (April 13, 1956).