Monday 14 May 2018


            He was born in Pruzhane (Pruzhany), Byelorussia.  He studied in religious elementary school and at age thirteen turned to tailoring.  In 1927 he joined the Bundist youth movement “Tsukunft” (Future), and later he was active in the Bund and in the trade union movement.  In 1935 he made his way to Havana, Cuba, where he was active in the Jewish Center.  In 1948 he was one of the Cuban delegates to the founding conference of the World Jewish Culture Congress in New York.  He wrote a series about Jewish life in Cuba for Pruzhaner lebn (Pruzhany life) (1935-1936).  He also published articles in: Havaner lebn (Havana life); Hemshekh af kubaner erd (Continued on Cuban soil), an anthology of the Jewish Center, edited by Leyzer Ran (Havana, 1951); Havaner lebn, almanakh (Havana life, almanac); and other press publications.  From 1956 he was living in Philadelphia, where he was active in school and cultural life of the Workmen’s Circle.

Source: Leyzen Ran, Hemshekh af kubaner erd (Continued on Cuban soil) (Havana, 1951).
Leyzer Ran

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