Friday 25 March 2016


            He was born in Polesia.  He was a former leader of the Labor Zionist movement in Winnipeg, Canada.  He was director of the Y.-L. Perets School in Winnipeg from 1915 to 1922 and a prominent community leader in the city.  He was editor of the weekly Dos idishe vort (The Jewish word) in Winnipeg—at first published in September 1910 and edited by S.-B. Goldshteyn with the title Keneder id (Canadian Jew), initially a weekly and later twice each week.  Hesterin made aliya to Israel long ago.  He died in Jerusalem.

Sources: L. Shpitsman et al., in Geshikhte fun der tsienistisher arbeter-bavegung in tsofn-amerike (History of the Zionist workers’ movement in North America), 2 vols. (New York, 1955), see index; B. G. Zak, in Idisher kemfer (New York) (March 23, 1956).

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