Sunday 31 July 2016


TSEMEKH ZAMBROVSKI (b. April 15, 1911)
            He was born in Warsaw, Poland, into a rabbinic family.  He moved to the United States in 1924, graduated from rabbinic seminary, and received ordination into the rabbinate.  In 1932 he graduated from university in Cleveland.  For a time he served as rabbi there and from 1948 he was rabbi in Montreal.  He was chairman of Mizraḥi in Canada and a member of the executive of World Mizraḥi and of the General Zionist Organization.  He also chaired the Montreal rabbinate.  From 1932 he contributed to the Yiddish, Hebrew, and English-language Jewish press in the United States, Canada, and elsewhere.  He placed work in: Keneder odler (Canadian Eagle) and the monthly Di mizrakhi-shtime (The voice of Mizraḥi), of which he was also editor—both in Montreal; Morgn-zhurnal (Morning journal) in New York; Unzer veg (Our way) in Paris; Hatsofe (The spectator) in Tel Aviv; and other serials.  He was also editor of Tora veavoda (Torah and belief) in Cleveland.  He was last living in Montreal.

Sources: D. Tidhar, in Entsiklopedyah leḥalutse hayishuv uvonav (Encyclopedia of the pioneers and builders of the yishuv), vol. 10 (Tel Aviv, 1959), pp. 3571-72; M. Ginzburg, in Keneder odler (Montreal) (November 2, 1959); Who’s Who in World Jewry (New York, 1955), p. 838.

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