Keidan commemorative bowl
- Judith Schachter sent along photos of a commemorative bowl that the Keidaner Assn of NY presented to her grandfather, Sam Goldstein, in 1925. Images of the bowl can be found in the photo section of this email group.
Judith also sends the following:
" I tried to use the initial organizing of the statistics to find out more about my grandfather but could only retrieve the wedding date of his older brother. Sam brought his older brother and wife to the USA and they became a very stable and prosperous Brooklyn family and remained very orthodox. My grandfather was an agnostic and a socialist and ran several times on the socialist ticket for alderman, He never won. His brother in law, Sam Mendelsohn was also a Kedeiner and they remained close. Sam's granddaughter was Judith Raskin, a Met. Opera soprano
"Sam was a very smart, very progressive man. He moved to NYC from New Jersey so that his oldest daughter (my mother) could have a free college education at Hunter, All his children had college educations. He worked as a cutter in the garment trades and when he retired Life planned to write him up as the first Union retiree. Other events intervened and there was no writeup.When WWII began he was called from retirement because the younger men were drafted. For the first time in his life he made more money than my mother and was very proud of it.
"The cohesiveness of the community and family played a part in creating useful and convivial lives for all these late 1800's immigrants from keidan."