RE: [JewishKeidan] keidan archives
Judith: My grandfather, Abraham Meryash, was also a President at one time of Keidaner Association. If you look at the gate of the Keidaner Assoc. In Mt. Hebron Cemetery , you will find his name, and the names of some of the officials that I knew as a child. My late cousin, Seymour Rabinowitz was the Secretary and in charge of the cemetery plots. Before he died, he wanted me to take over, but for some reason the remnants of the Board didn’t want me (probably, it was rumored, because I wasn’t “religious enough”. I have no idea who is in charge; indeed, if anyone is.
From: JewishKeidan@yahoogroups.com [mailto:JewishKeidan@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of Judith S. Schachter
Sent: Friday, January 02, 2009 5:18 PM
To: Jewish Keidan
Cc: arnie Richards; Rachel Edelson; Dan Schachter; Osna Fenner
Subject: RE: [JewishKeidan] keidan archives
My grandfather, Samuel Goldstein was a president of the Keidaner Association in New York City and our daughter, Rachel Edelson has a silver bowl given to him in honor of his presidency. Anotherr grand daughter is Osna Fenner. Sam Rosen was a great uncle since he married our grandmother' s sister, Rebecca.
I would suggest giving your historical material to YIVO Institute for Jewish Research, 15 west 16 street, nyc 10011. phone 212-246-6080
If they cannot accept it I am sure that they'd advise you where to donate it so that it is available to scholars and those interested.
Thank you for providing this additional information about the early association.
Judith S. Schachter
When was your cousin in charge of the Keidaner cemetery plots? The
last official of the organization to my knowlege was Victor Kane,
whom I met in the early 90s. He showed me his record book of the
members and said there were still some cemetery plots available --
but that the assets of the society had mostly been turned over to the
Jewish Agency or Federation or some such group.
I'd be curious to know the history of your family's involvement with
the Association, and very eager to see any records you might still
have. Same for anyone connected with the organization; please,if you
have family records that can be copied or photographed, let me know.
And if anyone knows how to contact Hal Linden, the actor, I've been
trying for years to get in touch with him to ask about his
recollections of the Keidaner Association -- of which his father,
Charles Lipshitz, was president in the 30s and early 40s.
- Hello to all of you,Reading the name of Meyer Yitzchak Edelman, it occured to me to ask if anyone of you knows about his family . From the inscriptions on their gravestones it seems two of his children died before him [died in 1937] and his wife [died in 1951], and I assume they were not married. One son, Aharon Edelman, died in 1953, and it seems he was married.Aharon was a cousin of my grandfather, and I have been unable to locate his descendents.Thanks,Tamar DothanJerusalem, Israel----- Original Message -----From: awcasselSent: Friday, January 02, 2009 11:53 PMSubject: [JewishKeidan] Re: keidan archives
First, welcome to the Keidan network. It's great that you found us.
Second, your ancestor Wolf Kaplan was a very respected man in the
Keidaner community. If the 1930 book you have is the same one in
which my grandfather' s history of Keidan appears, you might have seen
on Page 70 a lengthy tribute to Wolf Kaplan, written by Meyer
Yitzchak Edleman. If you don't have it, or want an English
translation, let me know and I'll send it.
On the other hand, if the "journal" you refer to is not same one I
have -- the hardback book entitled "Keidan - a zamel bukh" in Yiddish
with an English section at the back -- then I'd be very interested in
seeing what you do have. I've tried to collect originals or
photocopies of all the Keidaner Assn. documents, and would be most
grateful if you could send a xerox or scan of yours. Either way,
let's be in touch and discuss.
All the best,
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> i found this site and am happy about it. my mother is gloria horowiz
> and she asked me to do some resarch since she doesnt have a
> computer.my mothers great grandfather wolf kaplan was a jewish
> in the community. he and his family immigrated to the us . others
> to south africa. in 1900 wolf and meyer kaplan (wolfs
> erens, joeseph weitzer, samuel golden, william einhorn, jacob
> and max markowitz organized the keidaner association in nyc. they
> at the broadway central hotel and later at the empire hotel. by 1930
> they had 400 members. morris solomon was the president, joseph
> shapiro--vice pres., and charles lipshitz--dance committee
> I have the journal for the 1930 celebration dinner . my mothers
> great-grandparents and grandparents are buried in washington
> cemetary--bklyn. .my grandparents- -louis and helen kaplan are buried
> monifore---queens. i would like to donate the journal for
> purposes.if anyone has thoughts, pleas feel free to share....jason
> horowitz--queens, ny
- L'Tamar shalom Rav,I saw your e-mail and remembered our meeting in Jerusalem. I intend to be in Jerusalem again at the end of this month and will give you a call. Would love to get together again. I hope all is well with you.Regards,Moshe Kagan
- Dear Andy,Just saw your e-mail. You know Victor Kane was my first cousin. Unfortunately he passed way some time ago. His wife is still alive and she lives in California. In fact, i am in touch with the family from time to time.It is very easy to get in touch with Hal Linden. He is the spokesman for the Jewish National Fund and they will connect you to him.It's time to get together again. Do you still go to CT?Good to see you still interested in Keidan.All the best.Moshe Kagan
Next time I visit the section in Mt. Hebron I will check a few things out. This will be in the Spring. My Cousin, Seymour Rabinowitz was in charge prior to 1960 until his death. I am positive he was in charge, because he approved the sale of 4 graves to my Uncle Samuel. Sam, Jack, Blanche and Ben are buried there. Blanche and Ben were my parents. Blanche was a Kaidanite. Her father Abraham Meryash was a big wheel in the Association, in by-gone years