Sunday 20 September 2015


            He was born in Shedlets (Siedlce), Poland, into a well-to-do family.  He received both a Jewish and a general education in religious primary school, synagogue study hall, and with private tutors.  He was an active community representative and closely involved with the left Labor Zionists, a Yiddish-Hebrew teacher, and a cultural leader and speaker.  He was one of the pioneers in the Yiddish press in Shedlets in a revived Poland.  He wrote current events articles, principally on Jewish issues, for Shedletser shtime (Voice of Shedlets) in 1922 and for Shedletser vokhnblat (Shedlets weekly newspaper) in 1922-1923 of which he was also editor.  Together with Osher Liberman, Leyvi Gutgelt, and Shiye Goldberg, he edited Shedletser shtime.  At the end of 1925 he emigrated to the United States and worked as a Yiddish-Hebrew teacher in a number of cities in America and Canada.

Source: Yitsḥak Kaspi, in Sefer yizkor lekehilat shedlets (Remembrance volume for the community of Shedlets) (Tel Aviv and Buenos Aires, 1956).

1 comment:

  1. This information is actually about Jacob (Yaakov) Grohman, one of the sons of Yisroel, not about Yisroel. I am the daughter of Jacob Grohman. He told me, many years ago, of a similar mistake in a book published in Israel about Jews in Shedletz. In the United States, he was for some years the organizer and principal of Arbiter Ring schools.