Wednesday 28 October 2015


            He was born in Rajgród, Poland.  He studied in religious elementary schools, graduating in 1913 from the Vilkovishk (Vilkaviskis) high school with distinction.  At age thirteen he was drawn into the labor movement.  He settled in Bialystok and became the manager of a secular Jewish public school.  In 1921 he was secretary of the commission for the support of orphans, later administrator of the lead bureau of the Bialystok society for the support of orphans, TOZ (Towarzystwo Ochrony Zdrowia [Society for the protection of health]).  He was at the same time a member of the management of ORT (Association for the Promotion of Skilled Trades).  From 1925 he was vice-president of Yisho (Jewish School Organization).  In 1926 he edited the journal of the Bialystok orphan center Farn yidishn kind (For the Jewish child).  His co-editors were Rashel Rabinovitsh and Volf Hefner.  He contribiuted to Byalistoker almanakh (Bialystok almanac) (1931).  He died in the Bialystok ghetto.

Sources: Byalistoker yorbikher fun yivo (Bialystok yearbooks from YIVO), vol. 1 (1926), p. 327; Byalistoker leksikon (Bialystok handbook) (1935).


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