Friday 28 September 2018


HERSHL FANABERYE (FAYN) (1890-February 18, 1954)
            He was born in Brisk (Brest), on the Bug River, Poland.  He received both a Jewish and a general education.  He was a veteran of the secular Jewish school system in Poland.  In 1923 he emigrated to Canada, later moving to the United States where he worked as a teacher in the Workmen’s Circle schools in Rochester and Atlanta.  In the last years of his life, he took up business.  He published articles on education, culture, and school matters in: Lebnsfragn (Life issues), Folkstsaytung (People’s newspaper), Di naye shul (The new school), and Shul un lebn (School and life) in Warsaw; Brisker vokhnblat (Brisk weekly newspaper) (1917-1921); and Keneder odler (Canadian eagle) in Montreal; among others.  He was the author (with Shloyme-Fayvish Gilinski) of Aritmetisher rekhnbukh (Arithmetic textbook), part 1 (Warsaw, 1922), 114 pp.  He died in Atlanta, Georgia, and was buried in Montreal, Canada.

Sources: Shul un lebn (Warsaw) (1928); Kh. Sh. Kazdan, Di geshikhte fun yidishn shulvezn in umophengikn poyln (The history of the Jewish school system in independent Poland) (Mexico City, 1947); M. Ginzburg, in Keneder odler (Montreal) (February 21, 1954); Arbeter-ring boyer un tuer (Builders and leaders of the Workmen’s Circle), ed. Y. Yeshurin and Y. Sh. Herts (New York, 1962), p. 314 (under the name “Fayn”).
Khayim Leyb Fuks

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