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Records of Emigrant Associations of Lyakhovichi


This is a page in our Documents section. Click the button labeled "Documents" in the left-hand column to reach all of the other resources of the Document area.

Go to Lechovicher Emigrant Associations - Page 1 for links to the growing number of pages for Lechovicher Emigrant Associations and Lechovicher settlements.

The Ladies Auxiliary of Bnai Isaac Anshe Lechowitz

The November 2009 update emphasizes accessibility and clarity and so the records for the Ladies Auxiliary of the Bnai Isaac Anshe Lechowitz move to their own page where we can continue to place new information related to that group at Records of Bnai Isaac Anshe Lechowitz's Ladies Auxiliary.

NEW NOVEMBER 2009 The cemetery gates of the Bnai Isaac Anshe Lechowitz plots at Washington Cemetery, Mt Judah Cemetery, and Beth David - all in the New York city metro area, are on our pages. The Ladies Auxiliary leadership appears on the gates at Beth David's plot. Go to page Cemetery Stones 10 - Burial register for Beth David Cemetery

We have photographs of the cemetery stones of almost every adult woman who belonged to Bnai Isaac Anshe Lechowitz. Because of the incredible labors of Tina Levineall of the cemetery stones in all three of the Bnai Isaac Anshe Lechowitz owned plots in New York city, were photographed.

We want individual and group photographs of the ladies themselves. Do you have a picture of any of these ladies to share?

There has, as yet, been no history of the Ladies Auxiliary of Bnai Isaac Anshe Lechowitz, found unpublished or languishing in someone's papers. If you have such a document, or know of materials that could be used to create one, please contact the webmaster. The synagogue congregation was founded in 1892. The congregation purchased cemetery plots at Washington Cemetery in 1893 and the gates and pillars at that site probably do not include any women's names among the organization leadership. (The images have not yet been made legible). The second set of cemetery plots at Mt Judah were purchased sometime before their first member burial in 1915. Their gates have just been transcribed and they do not give any indication of active female participation in the organizational activities of the Congregation. This may be misleading as the pillars specifically refer to the Khevra Kadisha of the Congregation, which like all other Khevrot Kadisha of the time period was still a male-only organization. The Congregation appears in American Jewish Year Book's directories of Jewish organizations in New York City beginning in 1900, but we reach the 1940s before the Ladies Auxiliary appears.The pogrom relief collections of 1890-1910 that did their fund-raising among every Jewish organization in the US, did not hesitate to credit the efforts of Ladies sewing circles, helping hand associations, and other groups run by the wives of men active in Jewish life. But Congregation Bnai Isaac Anshe Lechowitz gave its contribution in 1905 as a single group, no separate contribution from any women's group was noted. As late as 1939 when the WPA survey of the congregational records of NYC religious institutions was done, interviews with the sexton Fishel Surowitz and the congregation president J. Suchow, turned up no hint of an associated Women's group. See the WPA survey photo and the link to the readable copy on Records of Lyakhovichi Emigrant Groups.


This 1965 Joint Event of "Congregation Bnai Isaac Anshe Lechowitz and The Lechovichers Ladies Auxilliary" featured speakers and performers included Joseph Foxman of Baranovichi (grandson of Lechovicher Gedalia Miletsky and father of today's president of the Anti-Defamation League - Abraham Foxman) and Cantor Mordechai Spector. The Yiskor Committe's names are listed: Alter Wohl; Isidor Sushaf (Suchow); Stera Mushkat; Necha Mandel. The signers of the announcement are Isidor Sushaf (Suchow) and Jack Lubosh

YIVO's Records of the Ladies Auxillary of Bnai Isaac Anshe Lechovitz in NYC

Neville Lamdan, wrote an introduction to these records in 1999 and Jerry Seligson did a yeoman job on getting these names transliterated from the Yiddish files at YIVO in 2001, and then put them into a form that could be listed. In the table below, the abbreviations are ML- membership list 1952-1956; AN - annotated notes from the membership books about men who were officers in the larger organization of Bnai Isaac Anshe Lechowitz, who participated in events of the Ladies Auxiliary. But the table is largely dry as dust financial notes: whose dues were paid, and in what years. We need your help to make this list more valuable. Paulayne Epstein has already begun when she sent us this email.

March 11, 2008: I enjoyed scanning the site, especially the Lechovitcher Ladies Group.
Yetta Szapiro Sklarsky was my Mom. Esther Kantrowitz Berg was my mother's closest friend and married to her cousin from Kletsk. Reba Levy was my pseudo Aunt and married to my Mom's first cousin. G Shapiro was my Tanta Gussie
I'll pass the info on to Esther's children. Perhaps they can recognize some of the photos. I'll also try to make some copies of my Mom's photos from Lechovich. Perhaps someone will know who they are. Paulayne Epstein


Correspondence of Bnai Isaac Anshe Lechowitz and the Ladies Auxiliary
The flyer below is from an event scheduled by the Congregation and the Ladies Auxiliary, together. We also have correspondence sent by the group to it's membership and would like to find more. This piece is from just after the Holocaust Memorial was built at Beth David Cemetery and has one side in Yiddish and the other in English. We learn the original Yiddish language surnames of the three signers, also. It was accompanied by a photo of the monument at Beth David. What other documents do you have?
Letter accompanying Holocaust Memorial with Yahrtzeit dates and location of mass grave in Lyakhovichi shared by Harold Levy This page will expand if you hold the cursor in the lower right corner




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The Membership List of the Ladies Auxiliary

SURNAME

TITLE OR FIRST NAME

RESIDENCE

SOURCE and NOTES

AARONSON

Mrs

Riverdale

ML

ABRAMOWITZ

Esther

Brooklyn

ML

ABRAMOWITZ

Fannie

Bronx

ML

ABRAMOWITZ

M

NG

AN:VP Cong. Bnei Isaac Anshei Lechowitz [male] 1946

ABRAMOWITZ

M

NG

AN:BC: Chairman/ Refreshments

ASHER

L

Brooklyn

ML

BASHEL

Fannie

Bronx

ML

BAUMAN

Fannie

Brooklyn

ML

BECKER

L

NYC

ML

BECKER

L

NYC

ML

BELMONT

Mrs

Bronx

ML

BERG

Esther

Brooklyn

ML

BLOOM

Sam

NG

AN:BC: Chairman

BOOKBINDER

Rita

Brooklyn

ML

BRODY

AC

NG

AN:BC: Ticket Committee

BRODY

D

Brooklyn

ML

BRODY

Mrs

NYC

ML

BUDNICK

Rebecca

NYC

ML

CHARLES

Rose

Bronx

ML

CITRON

Tessie

Brooklyn

ML

COHEN

Abraham

 

AN:BC: Treas.

COHEN

Max

 

AN:BC: Chairman/
Entertainment

COHEN

Miriam

Harrison NY

ML

COHEN

Mrs Harry

Brooklyn

ML

COHEN

Rachel

Farmingdale NY

ML

DOBRIN

Rebecca

Bronx

ML

DWORETZ

Sarah

NYC

ML

EISENSTADT

Esther

Brooklyn

ML

EPSTEIN

 

Chicago Ill

ML

EVANS

B

 

ML

FALK

Mrs E

Springfield Mass

ML

FARBER

Rose

Bronx

ML

FAY

Mrs M

Brooklyn

ML

FINKELSTEIN

Bessie

NYC

ML

FRANK

Martha

NYC

ML

FRIEDBERG

?

 

ML

GOLDBERG

Julius  

 

AN:BC: Floor Chairman

GORDON

Mrs

Bronx

ML

GREBITZ

C

Brooklyn

ML

GREEN

Mrs

Woodside NY

ML

GRIBETZ

M

 

AN:BC: Toastmaster

GRIBETZ

  MM

 

Ex Pres. Cong. Bnei Isaac Anshei Lechowitz [male] 1946

HELLEN

Fannie

NYC

ML

H-FSTEIN

Bessie

Brooklyn

ML

KANTEROWITZ

Mrs

 

ML

KAPLAN

Aaron

 

AN:BC: Ticket Committee

KAPLAN

Abe

 

AN:BC: Sec

KAPLAN

Abe

 

Recording Sec Cong. Bnei Isaac Anshei Lechowitz [male] 1946

KAPLAN

Sophie

Brooklyn

ML

KAPL-F

Ida

Brooklyn

ML

KARP

Sarah

Los Angeles Ca

ML

KOPEL

Ida

Brooklyn

ML

KROSHENSKY

Perl

Brooklyn

ML

LEOR

Goldie

Cover 1956-1960; Treas.

LEVY

Celia

Bronx

ML

LEVY

Reba

Brooklyn

ML

LEVY

Reva

 

Pres. [1950], Lechowitzer Ladies Auxiliary

LEVY

Rose

Jersey City NJ

ML

LISS

C

Bronx

ML

LISS

Z

 

ML

LOSS

G

Brooklyn

ML

LOSS

Mrs Max

Stepney Conn

ML

LOWES

Mrs

Richmond Va

ML

MANDEL

Freda

Brooklyn

ML

MANDEL

R

Brooklyn

ML

MANDEL

Rosa

Brooklyn

ML

MANDEL

S

 

Pres. Cong. Bnei Isaac Anshei Lechowitz [male] 1946

MARICA

Lew

Brooklyn

ML

MELTZER

Mrs

Bronx

ML

MENDELOWITZ

Bklyn

ML

MILIKOWCZ ?

Gertrude

Brooklyn

ML

MISHKIN

Dora

MtVernon NY

ML

MISHKIN

H

 

Treas. Cong. Bnei Isaac Anshei Lechowitz [male] 1946

MISHKIN

M

 

AN:BC: Chairman Arrangements

MUSKAT

S

NYC

ML

NIDERBERG ?

Bertha

Brooklyn

ML

OURVAN ?

Mrs J

Bx

ML

PAVES ?

Mrs

Brooklyn

ML

PENCANSKY

M

 

AN:BC: Chairman/ Reception

POLLACK

B

Bronx

ML

RABIN

Ida

 

ML

RABINOWITZ

 

Bx

ML

RAPAPORT

Betty

NYC

ML

ROBIN

Ida

Bronx

ML

ROSEN

Minda

NYC

ML

SABL-F

Bertha

Liberty NY

ML

SACKEM

Sarah

enlyn

ML

SANDERS

Besie

Bronx

ML

SAVAGE

Sarah

Brooklyn

ML

SAVITZKY

Bella

Shelton Conn

ML

SCHERITZ

Rose

NYC

ML

SCHMULLER

Bklyn

ML

SCHWARTZ

Celia

Brooklyn

ML

SCHWARTZ

Rose

Brooklyn

ML

SELTZER

Latty

Bronx

ML

SEMELSON

R

 

ML

SHAPIRO

G

Brooklyn

ML

SHAPIRO

Mrs Anna

Brooklyn

ML

SHILDKRET

Dora

NYC

ML

SHOPENN

 

 

ML

SIEGAL

Fannie

NYC

ML

SIEGEL

Fanny

 

ML: Sec [1950], Lechowitzer Ladies Auxiliary

SIEGEL

Gertrude

Richmond Hills, NY

ML

SIMMS

D

Brooklyn

ML

SKLARSKY

Yetta

Brooklyn

ML

SPITALNICK

P

Bronx

ML

SUCHOW

I

 

Financial Sec Cong. Bnei Isaac Anshei Lechowitz [male] 1946

SUSHOW

Mrs Bessie

 

ML

TEMCKINS

Sarah

Bronx

ML

TICKTIN

Lena

Brooklyn

ML

TUCKER

Dora

Plainview NY

 

WENIC-F

S

Bronx

Chairman/ Entertainment

ZELDIS

R

Brooklyn

ML

ZMUDZIAK

Sarah

Brooklyn

ML