Monday 24 October 2016


           He was born in Ostrin, Grodno district, Russian Poland.  He graduated from the Hebrew teachers’ seminary in Vilna.  In 1929 he moved to Mexico City, worked for a time as a teacher in the local public school, and later traveled around as an emissary for the Jewish National Fund.  He published articles in: Unzer shul (Our school) (1931), Unzer veg (Our way), Idishe tribune (Jewish tribune), and Farn folk (For the people)—in Mexico City; he served as editor of the last two of these, the former in 1935 and the latter in 1938.  From 1948 he was living in Israel.  He was director of the Latin American department of the United Jewish Appeal.

Source: L. Forem, Boyer fun a yishev (Builder of a settlement) (Mexico City, 1947), pp. 55-56.
Khayim Leyb Fuks

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