Lehrer, Leibush

   American Yiddish writer and educator. He was born in Poland. After living in Belgium from 1906 to 1909 he emigrated to the US. He helped to develop the Shalom Aleichem schools and founded and directed the Yiddish-speaking Camp Boiberik. He taught in the Teachers Seminary of the Shalom Aleichem Folk Institute in New York, and from 1921 to 1947 was director of the Shalom Aleichem Secondary School. He wrote studies of literature, psychology, education and Judaism.

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  • LEHRER, LEIBUSH — (Mordecai; 1887–1964), Yiddish writer and educator. Born in Warsaw, he immigrated first to Belgium (1906) and then to the U.S. (1909). He became one of the prime movers in the development of the Sholem Aleichem schools, and founded the Yiddish… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

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  • YIVO — (acronym for Yidisher Visnshaftlekher Institut) INSTITUTE FOR JEWISH RESEARCH, the principal world organization conducting research in yiddish and about the history and culture of Yiddish speaking Jewry. Until 1955, its English designation was… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

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