Respondent
Posner, Sholom
Interview Date
1974
Abstract
Sholom Posner, a rabbi born and educated in Russia, he founded a Yeshiva school in Pittsburgh; birth year, 1901;
[T1S1] religious training and recollections of early life in Russia; number of siblings in his family; discussion of his ordeal in trying to leave Russia; his marriage and experiences in Israel; immigration to the United States; birth of children; his fish and chicken market in New Jersey;
[T1S2] his family's move to Chicago and residence there for six years; his founding of a Yeshiva school in Pittsburgh, PA, in 1943; discussion of the location of the school; growth of the school; residences in Pittsburgh;
[T2S3] further discussion of his life in Russia; early married life; reasons for moving to the United States;
[T2S4] names of other rabbis and supporters involved with the Yeshiva school; further discussion of the history of the school; difficulties in finding housing in the city of Pittsburgh; views about the Pittsburgh Jewish community; difficulties in finding adequate space for his classes; receiving financial support from friends for the purchase of a building on Fifth Avenue;
[T3S5] discussion of the building housing the Yeshiva school, the old Soho Bath House; names of administrators at the school; renovation of the building; his hopes for the future of the school; discussion of his children's educations, lives and families.
Subjects
Israel; Posner, Ida; Rabbis; Russia; Yeshiva Achei Timimim (Pittsburgh, Pa.)
Birth Date
1901
Country
Russia
Profession
Rabbi
Work
Yeshiva School
Length (hours)
3
Interviewer1
Ellman, Renie
Collateral Materials
Box 105 FF 10
Identifier
ais196440.353
Rights
All rights reserved. University of Pittsburgh