On February 23, 1935, there was a gala banquet on the occasion of the 18th anniversary of the founding of the Kalarasher Bessarabier Progressive Association. The banquet was held at the Palm Casino at 85 East 4th Street, on the Lower East Side of Manhattan. The banquet Arrangements Committee was chaired by Jacob Wiesenthal who, although not a native of Kalarash, was very active in the Association. A 54-page souvenir journal, edited by Joseph Fishstein, was published in conjunction with the banquet.
The souvenir journal contains articles written in Yiddish and photographs of members of the landsmanshaftn. Even the many advertisements in the journal provide names and sometimes photographs of Kalarash landsleit, their friends, and their business associates. Because it is a wonderful source of information for those researching their roots in Kalarash, the souvenir journal has been reproduced in its entirety on this website.