Thursday, 25 July 2019

SHLOYME SHAPIRO


SHLOYME SHAPIRO (1889-March 15, 1973)
            He was one of the pioneers of Jewish public schools in the labor Zionist movement in the United States.  He took up teaching positions in New York, Syracuse, Milwaukee, and Philadelphia.  He was among the precursors of Labor Zionism and the Jewish National Labor Alliance.  He was the author, translator, or editor of a number of textbooks: Far folk un kind (“For your child and your people”) (Philadelphia, n.d.), 24 pp.; Hant-bukh far dem yidish-limed in onfanger klas (Handbook for the subject of Yiddish in the beginning class) (New York, 1944), 25 pp.; Yontef heftn far der yidisher shul (Holiday notebooks for the Jewish school) (Philadelphia, 1944-1945); Dos ershte leyenbikhl far shul un heym (The first reader for school and home) (New York, 1952), 64 pp.; Dos naye vort (The new word), with Yisroel Gubkin (New York, 1954), 316 pp.; Gezamlte shriftn (Collected writings) of Yoyel Entin, compiled and edited by Shapiro (New York, 1960), 378 pp.  He also penned pedagogical articles in American Jewish periodicals.  He died in New York.

Source: Yeshurin archive, YIVO (New York).
Berl Cohen


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