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In the Field of Education (cont.)

Gilad Caspi (cont.):

In December 1933 my father became engaged to my mother Tzipele (Tzipora) Butchkemski, and they were married in 1934. They immigrated to Eretz Yisrael as pioneers and arrived at the port of Jaffa on June 5, 1936.

My mother told me that they paid a large sum for the certificate, which helped finance the immigration of additional pioneers to Eretz Yisrael.

My father's first job in Eretz Yisrael in the field of education was as principal of the Orthodox School in Kfar Saba, which was then a very small Jewish settlement neighboring a large hostile Arab population. Later on he moved with his family to Nachlat Yitzchak, a relatively new settlement founded by Litvaks [nickname for Jews from Lithuania], nearby Tel Aviv. There he got the reputation of “Caspi, The Teacher” and was elected to the local municipal committee.

Immediately after immigrating to Eretz Yisrael my father joined the ranks of the Hagana, and was a soldier in Israel's Independence War (1948).

After the establishment of the State of Israel he worked in various positions, especially as a teacher and lecturer. My father devoted most of his time to educational and cultural activities.

During the period of mass immigration in the 1950's my father volunteered to take part in the absorbtion of new immigrants. Thus, he was appointed, inter alia, as the director of the Histadruth's Education and Culture Department in Tiberias. But there, at the height of his activities, he became ill, and in 1967, at the age of 59, after many years of health problems, my father passed away.


Tzipele Butchkemski, Balbirishki, and Dov Zilber-Caspi Ex. Theolo. Phil., Kovno-Dusiat
Announce their Engagement, Kovno, 15 Kislev, 1933


Our heartfelt congratulations
The Helfer Family


In front of Michle Zilber's House, Dusiat

All the relatives came to say farewell to her son Dov Caspi and his wife Tzipora before their aliya to Eretz Yisrael

Standing (at the entrance) Henia Melamed. In front of her: Rochel-Leah Poritz (right), Mina Ziv (middle) and in front of her Batya Ziv (her sister), Naftali Shub (left). In front of him: Dora Levitt, Malka Levitt and Tzilka Shub (the blonde)
In front, right to left: Yitzchak Poritz, Chava Shub, (-), Batya Poritz, Rivka Melamed, Rachel Shub, David Schwartz, Sarka Melamed, behind her Lesl Schwartz, (-), Dov Caspi, Michle Zilber (his mother), Tzipora (his wife), Batya Shub and her brother Dov-Berl, Meir Melerowitz, (-)


Aliya Certificate


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