Leyeners – לייענערס

Leyeners [yidd: readers] are members who are more loosely connected to the network. They do not (yet) have their own profiles, but can be reached over the mailing list. This form of membership is free to anyone interested in Bundism and the Bund, with or without any thematic link to their work or academic background.

Registered leyeners:

  • Beilinson, Orel, is studying comparative socialism and communism. He specialises in Russia and the Balkans.
  • Beltrame, Fabio, journalist. Scholar and teacher of contemporary history at the Utopia Foundation and Reserch Centre in Florence, former observer at the UN Commission in Geneva for the rights of the Palestinian people.
  • Ben-Menachem, Dr. David, Israel, retired anthropologist PhD., at present working on a book about the Bund written by A. S. Stein "Kaver Arthur" about the Bundist Arthur Zigelboim.
  • Blustein, Shaie, Melbourne, Australia, spent his youth in SKIF and Tsukunft in Melbourne and takes part in the activities of the Melbourne Bund.
  • Brukner, Sabina, New York.
  • Busch, Gary K., London, UK, researcher in international labour movements and author of several books and studies on the subject.
  • Coleman, Yves, Paris, translator of English, Portuguese, Spanish and Italian. Editor of a quarterly journal of translations and debates published in France "Ni patrie ni frontières" (Neither fatherland nor frontiers). Interested in publishing and translating texts about the discussions inside the marxist, anarchist and other revolutionary movements about the so called Jewish question, antisemitism, zionism, antizionism.
  • Cooper, Robert, M. A. researching links to Scandinavia and Yiddish, Bonn, Germany.
  • De Messemaeker, Pieter, PhD student at Ghent University, Belgium, Department of History, interested in the activities and networks of Polish intellectuals in Belgium and France between 1890 and 1930.
  • Dr Derlatka, Stanislaw ( PhD) from Liverpool (UK), Kadima Ltd ( owner), interested in Bund in Poland ( 1918-1945 ), Yiddish, Hebrew
  • Dumain, Ralph based in Washington D. C. currently works on (1) constructing an essential bibliography on Marxism and the Jewish Question, (2) exploring the relationship of L.L. Zamenhof - particularly the perspective adumbrated in his Hilelismo doctrine - to the rest of the Jewish intellectual world, (3) documenting references and perspectives on Esperanto on the part of Bundists.
  • Erlich, Jake, son of the Bundist Leib/Leon Erlich, born 1905 in Osiek, lived in Poland and was an active member of the Bund in the interwar period.
  • Finlay, Joseph (MMUS LRAM) is a London based composer and activist, with a great interest in Jewish socialism and diasporism.
  • Goss, Jasper, is projects coordinator with Public Services International (PSI) in Ferney-Voltaire, France.
  • Harris, Elise, is based in New York city, member of the the board of the Brecht Forum in New York, and organizing an event on the Bund.
  • Heidkamp, Moritz, Student Assistent, Dept. for East European History, University of Cologne, Germany.
  • Hutton, Mark, London.
  • Kaganovich, Dina Yael, Uruguay, researcher in documentary film. She is interested in Jewish socialism and the origins of the Bund.
  • Kaiser, Max, PhD student at the University of Melbourne, Australia. He is esearching a history of the Australian Jewish left in the 1940s and 1950s.
  • Kohtz, Birte, Lecturer, Dept. for East European History, University of Cologne, Germany.
  • Kopeć, Magda, Krakow, Poland, student researching Yiddish history and culture, specially interested how the pre-war poetry was influenced by the Bund.
  • Kőszeg, Ferenc, born in Budapest, former editor at publishing houses in Budapest, a literary critic and a member of the Democratic Opposition that started demanding basic liberties during the last decade of Communism. 1990-1998 member of the Hungarian Parliament on behalf of the Alliance of Free Democrats (Liberal Party), 1996-2006 chair of the Hungarian Helsinki Committee.
  • Kraus, Alexander, Scientific Assistant, Dept. for East European History, University of Cologne, Germany.
  • Kshensky, Marcel, Ed.D; NYC Department of Education; President, Jewish Cultural School; Camp Hemshekh alumnus.
  • Leber, Sylvie, Program Manager Open Doors Program: Schools Visiting Places of Worship, Jewish Christian Muslim Association (JCMA), former Skifist, Australia.
  • Lerner, Gad, journalist and writer, based in Italy.
  • Maggid, Moshe, The Department of History of the Jewish People, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel.
  • Maier, Thomas, Student Assistent, Department for Anglo-American History, University of Cologne, Germany.
  • Maslo, Jean, Paris/France, member of SKIF since 1947.
  • Mazower, Mark, Prof. Dr., Ira D. Wallach Professor of History, Columbia University, NY, USA, is specially interested in the Bundist Mordchel/Max Mazower (c1874-1952).
  • Miller, Mitch, former member of the United Textile Workers (UTW, now part of the UFCW), District 65, UAW and the United Electrical Workers (UE), former staff representative for the the UE and the Committee of Interns & Residents (CIR), USA.
  • Montes-Bradley, Eduardo, American writer, journalist, filmmaker born in Argentina. Researching the Bund in Kishiniev, Bessarabia and Kaminetz-Litvosk, formerly Poland. Director and founder of The Heritage Film Project, dedicated to making biographical documentaries.
  • Morpurgo, Marina, based in Milan, journalist and writer deeply interested in Jewish secular history and culture.
  • Nemenyi, Daniel, MA student of modern European philosophy in London interested in Bund history, theory and contemporary praxis.
  • Patt, Avram, General Manager, Washington Electric Cooperative, E. Montpelier, Vermont, U.S., Camp Hemshekh alumnus.
  • Patt, David, Pennsylvania.
  • Patt, Rebecca, Bronx, NY, Retired professional in Jewish communal service, and former teacher.
  • Price, Josh, Judaic Studies major at Yale University, broad interest in Yiddish language, literature, and culture, contributed two articles to a newly-launched journal (www.shibbolethmagazine.com).
  • Reed, David, President Digital Resources, Inc., New York.
  • Schiller, Rivka, Archivist for the YIVO Institute, New York, NY.
  • Schloeffel, Frank, PhD Student, Dept. for Jewish Studies, University of Potsdam, Germany.
  • Schulz, Markus, PhD Student, Dept. for History, Georg-August-University of Goettingen, Germany.
  • Schulz, Miriam, PhD Student, Yiddish Studies at Columbia University, New York, NY.
  • Sherrod, Carl, Blogger, Chicago Illinois.
  • Shuman, Sam, Anthropology PhD student, University of Michigan.
  • Silberstein, Lane, New York, NY, has an MA in Yiddish from the Jewish Theological Seminary. His interest in the Bund has influenced his work as an organizer with DSA, the Democratic Socialists of America.
  • Slucki, Charles, former teacher, active Bundist in Melbourne Australia, 1972/3 worked for the World Bund Central Committee, New York, currently a member of the Bund committee in Australia.
  • Sztanke, Michael, journalist, filmmaker and producer for Baozi Production based in Paris.
  • Tuerk, Lilian, Dr. des., Department of Jewish philosophy and religion (Institut für Jüdische Philosophie und Religion), University of Hamburg, Germany.