Przemysl Landsmanschaft

Current Przemysler Landsmanschaftn

At the present time, there is only one existing Przemysl Landsmanschaft. It is Congregation Tifereth Joseph Anshei Przemysl (est. in 1891) in New York. For more information about this Landsmanschaft, please contact Gerry Meister, the President of the organization.

Also read information about the Przemysl Landsmanschaftn found in the Przemysl Yizkor Book. Go to the following chapters:

  • Organization of Przemysl emigrants in Israel
  • Przemysl Landsmanschaftn in New York

The American Jewish Year Book 1907-1908

The American Jewish Committee's Yearbook for 1907-1908 lists the following Przemysl organizations for 1907 in the Directory Of Jewish Organizations in the United States chapter.

  • Local Organizations

    • Independent Order Brith Abraham Przemysler (293)
      New York, NY
      Secretary: Sol. Blummer 60 Cannon St.
  • Congregations

    • Rabbi Mayer Premyslawer Anshe Brownsville
      Brooklyn, NY
      President: Tepper 522 Stone Ave.
      Secretary: S. Pollak 1822 Prospect Pk.

    • Rabbi Mayer Premyslawer
      96 Clinton St., New York, NY.
      Organized 1892
      Rabbi: Ephraim Solomon Halpern 124 Attorney St.
      Cantor: L. Friedman
      President: J. Messer 139 Glenmore Av., Brooklyn
      Treasurer: A. Drucker 42 Av. B;
      Secretary: S. Horn 196 E. 2d.

      Members:   72     Income:   $600     Services:   Sabbath and holidays, in Hebrew

    • Rabbi Mayer Premyslawer, Independent
      190 Stanton (rear), New York, NY.
      Organized 1897
      Rabbi: Ephraim Solomon Halpern 124 Attorney St.
      President: Jacob Altman 10 Cannon
      Treasurer: Louis Unger 155 Norfolk
      Secretary: Judah Melman 232 Rivington St.

      Members:   70     Income:   $600     Services:   Sabbath and holidays
      Hebrew School:   classes: 3,   teachers: 1,   pupils: 50,   sessions: daily

    • Tifereth Joseph Anshe Przemysl
      65 Columbia, New York, NY
      President: L. Kellner 477 E. Houston St.
  • Mutual Benefit Societies

    • Leiser Gans Independent Premyslawer
      New York, NY
      Secretary: C. Weinberg 296 Delancey St.

    • Premyslawer Kranken Unterstutzungsverein, Erster
      2d Av. and 1st, New York, NY
      President: J. Blaustein 83 N. Chambers St.


For a general guide see Rosaline Schwartz and Susan Milamed's A Guide to YIVO's Landsmanschaftn Archive. Published by Avotaynu. New York, 1986

Among the records held by YIVO are those of the First Przemysler Sick Benefit Society, RG 932. These are records from 1906-1965 that include minutes, cemetery materials, membership and financial records, and a memorial book. The society was founded in 1889.


Many Przemysl Landsmanschaftn and congregrations mentioned above had their own cemeteries. Przemysl Landsmanschaftn Cemeteries contains information on many in the New York City metropolitan area.

For questions about researching your family from Przemysl, Poland contact Sheila Werter Schneider.

Compiled by Sheila Schneider.
Copyright © 1998 - 2002 Barbara U. Yeager
Copyright © 2006 - 2017 Sheila Schneider