Tuesday, 4 June 2019

LEON RUBINSHTEYN


LEON RUBINSHTEYN (February 2, 1901-April 24, 1985)
            He was born in Lodz and studied in religious elementary school and yeshiva, later in a high school.  He made aliya as a pioneer to the land of Israel in 1919, became ill, and in 1920 left for Canada, before moving to the United States in 1927.  He worked as a teacher and administrator of Jewish schools, earlier in Montreal and later in New York.  From 1953 he was director of the Jewish public schools run by the Jewish National Workers’ Alliance in the United States.  He was a member of the central agency of the Zionist labor movement.  He contributed work to Farn folk (For the people) in New York (1923-1931, editor 1929-1930).  He edited Idishe dertsiung (Jewish education) in New York (1954-1962) and co-edited Pinkhes gingold bukh (Volume for Pinkhes Gingold) (New York, 1955).  He translated Yitsak Ben-Tsvi’s Gezamelte shriftn (Collected writings) (New York, 1937), 276 pp.  He died in New Rochelle, New York.
Berl Cohen


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