Sara Schifeldrin in a kibbutz

Sara Schifeldrin in a kibbutz

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This is my sister Sara Schifeldrin, nee Weinryb, (first from left) in a kibbutz in Palestine in the 1930s. My sister Sara was born in 1904. She studied pedagogy and worked in orphanages in Kobryn, later near Bydgoszcz, and after that somewhere near Lodz. She left for Palestine a little later than my other sister, Rywa Yavnai, nee Weinryb, towards the end of the 1920s. Like Rywa, Sara didn't get married until she moved to Palestine. Her husband was called Josif as well, Josif Schifeldrin - he came from Germany. They lived in a kibbutz, Kvuzat Shiller, near Rehovot. Sara was there for 70 years. In the kibbutz she worked taking care of children. They were quite successful, they had their own house with flowers all around it. At first everyone in the kibbutz worked in agriculture. Later they opened a rubber factory, which prospered fairly well. They manufactured goods for export and even sold some of their products to Arab countries, but without any indication of the country of origin, of course.
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Mieczyslaw Weinryb