The Leova Tarbut School Photos and Records

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Tarbut was a Zionist network of Hebrew-language educational institutions in Eastern Europe. It operated kindergartens, elementary schools, secondary schools, teachers' seminaries, adult education courses, lending libraries and a publishing house that produced pedagogical materials, textbooks and children's periodicals.  The Tarbut High School in Leova was established in 1919.


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Portrait of children and teachers of the Leova Tarbut school (ca. 1920):
  • (Students-Back row, 1-r) Mordekhai Perlman, Yosef Genzir, Zilya Shaffer, Rakhel Aizenhendler, B. Yehudit Fishman, Abraham Hukhshtet, Moshe Lieberman, Yosef Beygeldrut.
  • (Teachers-Middle row) Rubinger, Fayn, Fayn, Dovid Auerbukh, Zekovitsh, Mishel, Fokshenianu.
  • (Students-Front Row, l-r) Yaakov Frenkl, Azriel Gold, Risia Blank, Yeshua Hornshteyn, Batia Helberg, Mordekhai Genzir, B. Dina Rubinger, Yaakov Saktsier, Mendel Lieberman, Yekhiel Fisher.

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Outdoor portrait of children and teachers of the Leova Tarbut school on a porch (1919 - 1920):
  • (teachers, seated in 2nd row, l-r) Fayn, Fayn, Mishel, Zelikovitsh, Dovid Auerbukh, (unidentified), Yisroel Shlafer.

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The teachers and parents council of the Leova Tarbut secondary school (1921):
  • (standing l-r) Fokshenianu, Shvarts, Hornshteyn, Helberg, Fayn, Beygeldrut, Averbukh, Aksman, Saktsier, Mishel, Zelikovitsh, Rubinger.
  • (seated) Frenkl, Blinderman, Fishman, Fayn, Kaufman, Shaffer, Lieberman, Rubinger, Steinberg, Genzir.

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Outdoor portrait of students and teachers of the Leova Tarbut secondary school (ca. 1920s):
  • (teachers, seated, 3rd row) Fayn (3rd from l), Mishel (6th), Zelikovitsh (9th).

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  • Correspondence between Leova private gymnasium "Tarbut" and Cahul boy's gymnasium "Ion Voievod" regarding the permission of pupils to take exams.
Moldova State Archives - Fond 1862, Opis 18, File 45 (1922-23)

  •  The requests of pupils from Leova Jewish private school "Tarbut" to Cahul boy's gymnasium "Ion Voievod" to be allowed to the exams.

Moldova State Archives - Fond 1862, Opis 18, File 49 (1922-23)



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