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The following information comes from a single dues
receipt for one member in 1973 of the New York metropolitan landsmannschaften
officers for Ruzhany, Belarus. The group was formed by individuals from
Ruzhany, Belarus, but was comprised of members from other shtetls as well such
as Kartuz Bereza, Minsk, and others. I attribute this to either the wives
or husbands of members being from various other related shtetls.
The 1973 dues receipt was for member Mrs. Ethel Anna Goldberg Cooper, daughter of Louis Goldberg. Her nephew was Bernard Goldberg, the Hospitaler for Brooklyn. His father, Alexander Goldberg, had also been an officer of the group. The receipt was contributed by Ethel Cooper's daughter Gertie Cooper Etter.
The dues were $2.00 a quarter and any member who was indebted for more than two quarters would not be entitled to any of the benefits.
The official undertaker of the Chevra was Gutterman, located in New York at Broadway and 66th Street, Tel: TRafalgar 3-3500, in Brooklyn, at Church and Flatbush Avenues, Tel: BUchminster 4-1500, and other branches in Jersey City, Rockville Center and Miami. The official rabbi of the Chevra was Rabbi Z.K. Zakheim, 1510 Ocean Parkway, Brooklyn, NY, Tel: 5-5388.
Several of the cemeteries that had a Chevra plot were:
Mt. Lebanon Cemetery, 7800 Myrtle Avenue, Glendale, NY.
United Hebrew Cemetery, Inc., 122 Arthur Kill Road, Staten Island, NY.
The General Meeting for 1973 was held on Sunday, January 7, 1973, 2:00 P.M.
The group had social events throughout the years and was quite
active until many of the members passed away including most of the officers
listed on the dues receipt.
|LAST NAME||FIRST NAME||OFFICE||ADDRESS|
|Chakofsky||S.||Sergeant of Arms|
|Farber||S./ Mrs.||Recording Secretary||Brooklyn|
|Gelstein||Saul||Hospitaler for New York||Manhattan|
|Gelstein||Saul||Vice-Chairman, Cemetery Committee||Manhattan|
|Goldberg||Bernard||Hospitaler for Brooklyn||Brooklyn|
|Kaplan||David||Vice-Chairman, Cemetery Committee||Bronx|
|Karelitz||J.||Chairman, Cemetery Committee||Yonkers|
|Levine||L.||Sergeant of Arms|
|Lichter||Max||Vice-Chairman, Cemetery Committee||Astoria|
|Pinck||N.||Financial Secretary and Treasurer||Brooklyn|
|Stern||M.||Sergeant of Arms|
|Zakheim||Z.K. / Rabbi||Trustee||Brooklyn|
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