Tuesday 5 August 2014


ARN OSOVSKI (December 1879-January 28, 1948)
Born in the Jewish colony of Yezer, Kherson district, Russia.  Until age thirteen, he lived in the town of Lishnevil, later in Nikolayev.  He studied in religious schools, as well as learning secular subject matter.  From 1904, he was living in Winnipeg, Canada.  He was a member of the Canadian Jewish Congress.  He was one of the co-founders of the first modern Talmud-Torah and manager of the “Home for the Elderly.”  He wrote articles in Yiddish and English on Jewish issues and depictions of the old country in such serials as Dos yidishe vort (The Yiddish word), Yidishe post (Jewish mail), and Keneder adler (Canadian eagle).  He was the author of the books: Tsvey veltn, dray doyres (Two worlds, three generations) (Winnipeg, 1946), 368 pp.; and Prominent Jews of Canada (1933).

Source: Dos yidishe vort (Winnipeg) (December 8, 1946).

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