SHOSHANE TSHENSTOKHOVSKA (b. 1898)
She was born in Tshenstokhov (Częstochowa), Poland. During WWI she was a cofounder and teacher for homeless Jewish children and in Jewish public schools in Częstochowa, later working as a teacher in the local Hebrew high school. In 1924 she made aliya to Israel, settling in Kibbutz Ein Harod, and there she became involved in children’s education. She was a member of the pedagogical council of the united kibbutzim and an instructor in the schools of the United Kibbutz movement. She debuted in print with popular poetry in Tshenstokhover tageblat (Częstochowa daily newspaper) (1914-1917), later contributing to: Lodzer tageblat (Lodz daily newspaper), Folksblat (People’s newspaper), the anthology Yugend (Youth), Di yetstige tsayt (Contemporary times), Gezangen (Songs), and Literatur (Literature)—in Lodz; Varshever tageblat (Warsaw daily newspaper), Moment (Moment), Ilustrirte velt (Illustrated world), and Haynt (Today)—in Warsaw; among others. She published from 1930 articles on pedagogy and in the Israeli press.
Sources: Ezra Korman, Yidishe dikhterins, antologye (Jewish women poets, anthology) (Chicago, 1928), pp. 112-15, 344; Tshenstokhover yidn (Częstochowa Jews), anthology (New York, 1947), pp. xvvi-xlvii; Khayim Leyb Fuks, in Fun noentn over (New York) 3 (1957), pp. 221, 228; Tshenstokhov (Częstochowa), anthology (New York 1958), p. 203.
Khayim Leyb Fuks