Category Archives: Landsmanshaft

Keidan in the Time of Troubles

By Shabtiel Deitsh (Haifa) Even though I wasn’t born, didn’t grow up and didn’t study in Keidan, it seems to me that I have the right to write about it, as well as a lot to say. Not only am … Continue reading

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The preface to the 1977 Keidan “sefer zikaron” or Yizkor (Memorial) Book.  At first glance this book is like all the other hundreds of books published since the end of World War II in memory of the Jewish shtetl in … Continue reading

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The Keidan Memorial Books, and More

If someone met a Jew from Keidan on a journey and asked, “Where are you from?” he would answer proudly, “Me? I’m a Keidaner!” And on the word “me” he would thump his finger into his chest. Envious, other Lithuanian … Continue reading

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‘The Society of Jewish Art’

This is about a mystery. While searching through digitized newspapers from the early 1900s, I discovered B. Cassel’s name mentioned in an article, announcing the formation of this society at an event in one of  Manhattan’s most prestigious synagogues.

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Members of the Keidaner Assn. of NY, 1930

Members       Adler, Wm. Goldstein, Falk Moskowitz, Hyman Agular, Sam Goldstein, Harry Moskowitz, Morris Alexander, Eli Goldstein, Jacob Moskowitz, Oscar Alper, S. Goldstein, Sam No. 1 Myer, Jack Anenberg, H. Goldstein, Sam, No. 2 Neimark, D. Annenberg, Jos. … Continue reading

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