NEHFES President Nancy Savin is thrilled to announce that the NEHFES Minutes and Ledger Book (1892 – 1933) has been added to the Yiddish Book Center’s Steven Spielberg Digital Yiddish Library.
This document comprises the (scanned) facsimile of the MLB together with explanatory information, translator Miriam Leberstein’s intro and her superb English translation and an index of names that appear in the MLB. Thanks to all descendants who supported this project. It is the result of countless hours, days, months, nay, years of effort. Membership contributions paid for the translation!
Thanks to descendants Ruth Savin Greenberg, Barbara Ball Buff, Susan Friedland and Michael Kirsch who read the text for incongruities, intelligibility and typos! This is not in place of a larger book, yet to be published, that will include the introduction by Dr. Aaron Panken, Nancy Savin’s history of NEHFES, several appendices and several illustrations, documents and photographs.
In addition, thanks to Eitan Kensky, Director of Collections Initiatives at the Yiddish Book Center.