Tuesday, November 18, 2014

1888-1892 GAOO ARCHIVES (ODESSA): WELFARE OF JEWISH FARMERS & ARTISANS SOCIETY

1888-1892 WELFARE OF JEWISH FARMERS & ARTISANS SOCIETY
(“Jews of Odessa & Southern Ukraine”, LG Belousov)

GAOO Archives (Odessa):
THE ESTABLISHMENT OF THE COMPANY (?) IN ODESSA: Welfare of Jewish Farmers & Artisans of Syria & Palestine
Fond 2, op. 1, d. 1791

A petition by the Jewish residents of Odessa to the interim governor-general was made in October, 1888 by Jews desiring to leave Russia and to live their last days of life in the Holy Land.

A draft was written describing the organization of a Palestinian society, the Welfare Society for Jewish Farmers & Artisans in Syria & Palestine, by Alexander Osipovich Tsederbaum,( hereditary honorary citizen). The charity’s purpose was to promote productive agricultural labor by providing the finances and the necessary agricultural and craft tools.

In December, 1889 Odessa police collected information about the following individuals who wished to be founders of the Welfare Society:
Benjamin Shershevsky, Leo Federmeyer, Moris  Shteynver,
Gregory Gimmelfarb—medical doctors

Jacob Lubarsky, Samuel Rabinowitz, Solomon Berg—Odessa merchants

Usher Ginsberg, merchant’s son

Leon Filkenshteon (Filkenshtein??), Gersh Pogrebinsky, Marcus Ostrovsky, Joel Gimmelfarb, Srup Futran, Mark Weinstein/Vaynshteyn—merchants

Solomon Barzhansky & Wolf Koistantinovsky, Honorary Citizens

Nukhim Granat, Solomon Puritz—1st Guild merchants

Grants were provided to Jewish farmers and artisans in Syria and Palestine (by Odessa governor). The grants were received by the following individuals:

NAME
LOCATION
AMOUNT
Shmuel Kerner
Rigion L’Tsion colony
1,000 francs
Kasriyepyu Rapoport
Rigion L’Tsion
   150 f.
David Vorgaftigu,
Mishmor Guardian colony
   700 f.
David Landau
Wad-Al-Hanin colony
   400 f.
Moyeshe Lereru
Wad-Al-Hanin
   300 f.
Mordko Shmulevich
Pesach Tikva colony
   600 f.
Yehuda Raab
Pesach Tikva
   125 f.
Sender Hadad/Khadad
Pesach  Tikva
   125 f.
Abel Lempert
Pesach Tikva
   250 f.
Riyee Spor
Pesach Tikva
   120 f.
Aaron Makhnes
Pesach Tikva
     50 f.
Sender Hadad
Pesach Tikva
     20 f.
Naftole Svatnitsk
Pesach Tikva
     30 f.
Yankel Kogan
Pesach Tikvah
    40 f.
Lipe Bolotnom
Hedera/Khedera
   300 f.