Tuesday 2 January 2018


YANKL NOSKOVITSH (J. NOSKOWITZ) (February 19, 1919-August 16, 2008)
            He was born in Brooklyn, New York.  He studied in supplementary schools run by Workmen’s Circle.  Over the years 1935-1939, he attended the teacher’s course of study at Workmen’s Circle, later graduating from Brooklyn College and studying further at Long Island University.  He worked for the Yiddish-English Yorbikher (Yearbooks) of the Yiddish book council (1950-1958).  From 1954 he was editor of Parents’ Bulletin, published by Workmen’s Circle, and co-editor of Pedagogisher buletin (Pedagogical bulletin), edited by Yudel Mark.  He contributed articles to Kultur un dertsiung (Culture and education) and World Over and Jewish Education in English—both of the latter two were published by the Jewish Education Committee in New York.  He worked as a consultant to Jewish schools for the Jewish Education Committee.  He was also active in the “Committee for Yiddish in High Schools” in New York.  In pamphlet form: Jews in America (New York, 1959), 16 pp.; A Manual for the Beginning Teacher (New York, 1960), 40 pp.  In Yiddish he compiled Mayn folk, geshikhte far der elementar-shul (My people, history for elementary school) (New York: Workmen’s Circle, 1962-1966), 2 vols., a textbook of Jewish history from Joshua to the return to Zion, vol. 1, 167 pp.  He was last living in New York.  He was also a teacher of Yiddish at the Jewish teachers’ seminary and the People’s University in New York.

Source: Y. Kholeva, in Kultur un dertsiung (New York) (March 1963).
Benyomen Elis

[Additional information from: Berl Kagan, comp., Leksikon fun yidish-shraybers (Biographical dictionary of Yiddish writers) (New York, 1986), col. 388.]

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