Thursday, March 12, 2015

1800s-1900's GOMEL, BELARUS: Education & Culture

GOMEL: EDUCATION AND CULTURE

“Religion, Life & Pockets of Jewish Culture”
Vladimir Raysky
(from Notes on Jewish History)
Gomel:

1854 State-owned Jewish School, 1st grade, opened.
Sh. L. Utevsky, an active community leader and timber merchant, was a benefactor of the school.
Solomon Kuchma Zalmanov—teacher—Hebrew (graduated in 1849 from the Mogilev Jewish State-owned School Level II)
Joseph Samuilovich Glikin—teacher—Torah & German
Gregory M. Dillon---teacher from 1868 (Vilna Rabbinical School graduate)

1910 RD Sirkin 4-class Progymnasium
Teachers: AE Rokach, SM Skutelskaya, FI Elyasheva, RJ Hudolinskaya, MM Burtsev, OI Shabsina, KA Hamburg, GA Levine, SJ Syrkina-Grodzenskaya, TS Manevitch, MS Skutelsky, ES Friedman, GS Raysky, MM Iozefovich, MM Volov, KY Yaroshevski, VP Miterev

School Doctor: SI Livshits


1896-97 Report on the State of the Gomel Male Progymnasium: A list of students who transferred from:
Preparatory class to I: Zakharin Benjamin, Freiling Alexander

Class I to II: Greenberg Efroim Itska, Zaharin David Levitin Naum, Ravikovitch Joseph, Slonitsky Boris, Sodman Ilya

Class II to III: Zyskanovich Abram, Etinger Leyvik

Class III to IV: Gunzburg Movsha Meer, Zaharin Shender

Class IV to V: Halperin Reuben, Zeitlin Tzemach

Class V toVI: Bykhovsky Shmuylo, Grossman David, Zaguskin Shlema,  Kankovsky Joseph

Class VI to VII: Boris Lurie, Miller Leo/Lev, Etinger Leiba

Class VII to  VIII: Gdalevich Shlema, Glickman Abram, Navyazhsky Hirsch, Zeitlin Lev

Awards for good behavior & excellent progress: Freydlingu Alexander, Ravikovitch Joseph, Etinger Leyvik, Gunzburg Movsha Meer, Kharlap Jacob, Glikman Abraham, Zeitlin Lev

1898 Gymnasium graduates: Gdalevich Shlema, Glickman Abram, Dzemyanovich Joseph, Kotov Simeon, Navyazhsky Hirsch.
Gold medal awarded to Zeitlin Lev.

1898 A list of students who transferred to next higher grades:
Utevsky Haim Elperin Shmuylo
Zakharin Benjamin, Margolin Zalman, Skutelsky Boruch, Stasevich Michael, Freydling Alexander, Dubnov Moses, Zaharin David, Levitin Naum, Golovchiner Morduch, Zyskovich Abram, Etinger Leyvik, Zaharin Shender, Lepretr Edward, Halperin Reuben, Zeitlin Tzemach, bykhovsky Shmuylo, Grossman David, Zaguskin Shlema, Kankovsky Joseph, Kharlap Jacob, Lurie Boruch, Etinger Leib


Gomel Jewish Beneficiary Society For the Poor
1912
Naum Il. Alexandrov—chairman
MS Skutelsky—treasurer
TS Zeitlin—secretary
EE Shatsev, BA Kantorovich, EE Shatsev, & IM Tversky—chairmen of the audit committee

1913
IS Dobkin—Chairman of the Board
Members—EA Dunaevskaya, GM Merpert, MG Navyazhskaya, MS Skutelsky, TS Zeitlin

Society for the Promotion of Enlightenment Among the Jews
1910
SL Vygodsky—committee head
MS Skutelsky, ZL Filkelshteyn, NI Aleksandrov, RV Brooke, MV Volov, ZG Levinman, AM Liskovich, LA Sheynbaum

Music
Book & Music Store—JG Syrkina
Piano Tuner—MA Gimelman—practiced at the factory of J. Becker, had accolades from the Kiev Imperial Music School
Music School—SL Zakharina