Landsmanshaften and Burial Societies
Source: Ackerman and Ziff Family Genealogy Institute • Center for Jewish History
Landsmanshaftn are societies formed by Jewish immigrants from the same villages, towns, and cities in Central and Eastern Europe. The landsmanshaft became a dominant form of Jewish social organization in the late 1800s. The many types of landsmanshaftn include religious and socialist organizations, as well as American - style fraternal orders. Landsmanshaftn provided immigrants with formal and informal social networks, and members helped one another with financial needs such as medical care and burial plots. In 1938, a Federal Works Progress Administration (WPA) project identified 2,468 landsmanshaftn in New York City. The number of landsmanshaftn began to decline in the 1950s, though some societies continue to exist today.
Landsmanschaft Immigrant Benevolent Organizations, by Glenda Rubin, 1996. A basic description of landsmanshaftn; includes a list of organizations in Israel, with contact information.
Burial Societies in the New York Metro Area. An online database created by the Jewish Genealogical Society, Inc. (New York), listing burial plots of landsmanshaftn, synagogues, family circles, fraternal organizations and labor unions. Contains more than 10,000 entries from almost 100 cemeteries located in New York City, Long Island, Putnam County, Westchester County, and northern New Jersey.
Bobruiskers in America (JewishGen)
YIVO NEWS, Summer 2007 (PDF)
- Bobruisk Congregation Agudas Achim Ansche Bobruisk Papers (PDF; 8MB)
Anshey Bobruisk 203 Henry Street. Org 1892. Pres Morris Goldman; Sec Hillel Lipshits. Members 270. Branch at 214 Warkins. Services: Hebrew and Yidish. Auxiliary: Ladies U.V. 203 Henry Street Org 1912. Pres., Barnett Epstein; Sec W. Lipshita. Members 40.
Anshe Bobruisk, 184 Henry. Org. 1898. Rabbi, Abraham Rivkin. 94 Henry. Pres., Hillel Lifshitz, 84 Monroe ; Treas., BenJ. Wolfson, 399 Grand ; Sec, Abraham Rivkin, 94 Henry. Members, 240 ; income, $1000. Services: Daily, in Heb.
Congregation Anshe Bobruisk was organized in 1899 by 17 members. In 1938 it had 315 members of which 15 percent were American born. The Ladies Aux. Anshe Bobruisk was organized in 1927 by 3 members and in 1938 had 40 members. Congregation Anshe Bobruisk members are buried in the old Montefiore Cemetery in New York.
Kevarim of Tzadikim in North America
Headstone information: Rabbi Yisroel Reubn ben Eliezer Beinish Rips
Rav, Congregation Anshe Bobruisk
d. 13 Adar I, 1935 (5695)
Old Montefiore Cemetery
121-83 Springfield Boulevard
St. Albans (Queens), NY 11412
Location: Block: 13, Row: 19R, Grave: 5
Congregation Agudas Achim Ansche Bobruisk, 729 Saratoga Avenue, Brownsville (The Lost Synagogues of Brooklyn by Ellen Levitt)
Bobruisk Relief Committee was founded in New York
Bobruisk Relief Committee of Nonpartisan Countrymen
Plight of Jews in Bobruisk
Source: The American Hebrew & Jewish Messenger, Volume 109, Issues 14-26
Workman's Circle Branches New York
Source: Workman's Circle Records
Medinas Yisroel Branch 206 Workmen's Circle. Bobroisker Branch 206, W.C.was organized in 1908 by 25 members and in 1938 had 400 members
The Bobroisker Prog. Branch 471, W.C. was organized in 1910 by 25 Bobruiskers and in 1938 had 88 members of which 20 percent were American born.
Bobroisker Branch 206, W.C.was organized in 1908 by 25 Bobruiskers and in 1938 had 400 members
The Boboisker Ladies Club Br 206, W.C. was organized in 1930 by 40 Bobruiskers and in 1938 had 90 members.
Bobruisker Workmen's Circle Branch 950
American Committee for the Bobruisk Yiskor Book
Arbeter Ring [Workman's Circle], (Bobruisker Branch, 131 Chicago)
Bobroisk Beneficial Association (Philadelphia)
Sheliber Bobruisker Society
The Sheliber Bobroisker Aid Society was organized in 1918 by people who had settled in Milwaukee to which they had come from their small community in Russia. The organization, in existence for 50 years, has bound landsmen together. In accepting the gift, the Jewish Welfare Fund expressed appreciation to the organization and noted that the example set by the membership of the Sheliber Bobroisiker Society is a source of strength and inspiration for the Jewish community. Other officers of the organization include Abe Wichman, vice-president; Michael Plotkin, treasurer; Harry Borkin, financial secretary, and Max Borkin, secretary. The Milwaukee Jewish Welfare Fund this week released a list of local organizations “which had demonstrated a heartfelt responsibility for the population of Israel in a time of desperate need” by making voluntary gifts to the Israel Emergency Fund. In announcing the voluntary gifts, Julius R. Atkins, general campaign chairman, said that letters accompanying the gifts clearly indicated that the local organizations “We're not doing business as usual, but were inspired by these fateful days and that they were concerning themselves with the greatest of all crisis confronting the Jewish people in a generation.” “These gifts represent help for Israel in a time of extreme stress and strain, and also reflect glory on the organizations which make the gifts, adding them to the great roll of honor and generosity with individual members of the community who have made the Israel Emergency Fund of the Jewish Welfare Fund the single largest fund in the history of the Jewish and wise.”
Source: The Milwaukee Sentinel - Sep 3, 1943
Obituary of Davidson Shaliber
Mr. Plotkin, of 8534 W. Center st., was born in Russia and came to Milwaukee in 1923. He was a member of the Painters union local 781, the Milwaukee lodge, the Washington park chapter of B'nai B'rith, the Sheliber Bobruisker society and Congregation Anshai Lebowitz. He is survived by his wife, Ida; his mother, Mrs. Jacob Plotkin; a brother, Samuel, and four sisters, Mrs. Morris Waisman, Mrs. Max Pearlman, Mrs. Meyer Askotzsky, and Mrs. Jack Fink, all of Milwaukee. Services were held at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Goodman-Bens-man funeral home. Burial was in Anshai Lebowitz cemetery. Wisconsin Jewish Chronicle » 1963 » December » 27 Dec 1963, Fri » Page 8
Bobruisker 106 Albemarle Org October 1905. Pres Reuben Rubenstein, Low and Exeeter; Treas Max Kowalshyk, 202 Alsquith; Sec Alexander Rubin 872 E Lombard. Members 40 Income $250 Services daily in Heb Auxiliary Societies: Chevra Kadusha, Chevra Misna.
Bobruisker Beneficial Circle, 42 Albemarle. Org. 1904. Pres., Selig Rubin, 812 E. Lombard; Treas., Nathan Friedman, 115 S. High; Sec. Levy Olsein, 808 E. Pratt. Members, 60 ; income, $300.
Bobruisker Congregation, 211 Aisquith. Org. 1908. Pres. P.Plotkln; Sec, Olson. Members, 40. Services: Daily, Hebrew. Auxiliary Society: Bobruisker Ladies' Auxiliary Society
Bobroisker Beneficial Circle Lodge and Bobroisker Beneficial Circle Cemetery, Rosedale, MD.
Bobruisker Beneficial Society
BOMSTEIN - Florence (nee Preissman) died on April 28, 1998 in Margate, FL. Beloved wife of the late Louis Bomstein; devoted mother of Charlotte Pressman & Stanley Bomstein; loving mother-in-law of Stanley Pressman & Sonia Bomstein; sister of Benjamin Preissman & Isidore Preissman & La. Hilda Fulton. Also survived by 7 grandchildren & 9 great grandchildren. Services were held at Sol Levinson & Bros. Inc. 8900 Reisterstown Rd., Baltimore, MD (21208). On Thursday, April 30, 1998 at 2 pm. Interment in the Bobroisker Beneficial Circle Lodge, Rosedale, MD. Please omit flowers. In mourning at 2407 Sylvale Rd., Baltimore, MD. (21209). For Further Information: (800-338-1701).
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