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Coming Together for Passover

“Getting together for Passover” used to be one of those second-nature ideas, an assumption for families and groups of friends every year about this time. This year, of course, the phrase has become bitterly ironic. With everyone more or less … Continue reading

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A Greeting From Home, 1939

This unsigned article appeared in “The Keidaner” bulletin of the Keidaner Association of NY,  September 1939. Never have our landsleit come to hear such an interesting report about Keidan as that which took place at the last meeting. The report … Continue reading

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Locating Lost Tribes

On the “Roots in Keidan” Facebook group, Bruce Patt asks if there is any documentation about a Keidaner organization in Chicago. The answer is … yes! In the 1930s, the Keidaner Association of New York published a monthly bulletin, filled … Continue reading

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The Emigrants Look Back

From the 1930 zaml bukh of the Keidaner Assn. of New York. A Thirty-Year Anniversary Thirty years in a person’s life flies by unnoticed. Old age sneaks up on us stealthily. We run about, we work, we strive and fail … Continue reading

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A Hometown Wedding

By Philip Greenblatt Philip Greenblatt was president of the Keidaner Association of New York in the 1940s. Before and during his tenure, he contributed numerous occasional memoirs to the association’s monthly bulletin. This one, published in “The Keidaner” November 17, … Continue reading

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The Keidaner Association in the U.S.

By Charles Lipshitz[1] I left Keidan in 1907, shortly after my Bar Mitzvah as a student in the Keidan yeshiva. A short time after my arrival in the United States, I learned that there is a Keidaner organization in existence. … Continue reading

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Founding the Keidaner Association

From the 1930 “zamel bukh” of the Keidaner Assn. of New York. By William Einhorn In the 1890’s, the gathering place for Keidaners was at the corner of Bayard and Forsythe Streets [in New York]. Later they gathered on Market … Continue reading

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Preface

Preface to the 1930 “zaml bukh” of the Keidaner Assn. of New York From the issuers  When one generation passes, a multitude of memories from several preceding generations are lost as well, if they are not written down for those … Continue reading

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Theater in Keidan

By Julius Lee Originally published in “The Keidaner” bulletin of the Keidaner Assn. of New York, No. 19, 1936. Of all the old memories that are engraved on my mind I want to share one episode. This was in that … Continue reading

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The History of Keidan

Translated by Meyer Dwass and A. Cassel.

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