Hebrew Reformatory, Plainview NY Early 1900's #usa


Susan&David
 


1. If your family members were present in an orphanage in 1920 they should be in the 1920 US census.  If present in 1925 there is a NY State census.
2. Have you looked at this site?  If you search there for HNOH (Hebrew National Orphans Home) It includes a list of several such institutions in NY.
    https://ajhs.org/collections
  You can also search that site for "Orphanages."

David Rosen
Boston, MA

On 5/27/2022 8:55 AM, Wendy Kalman wrote:
This intrigued me -- I've been looking for a Jewish orphanage on Long Island without any success (for my grandfather and his brother, around 1922 for a year or two), and someone had also mentioned Pleasantville to me at one point, but as a children's home, not a reformatiory.

Anyway, I googled the name of the one you provided and found a rare book dealer has a 1909 diary of a teacher from there on sale. for a lot of money. I took a quick look at the 8 pages he shows (of 26) and saw a name or two specified -- might be useful to look at for clues if Pleasantville and not Plainview is what the OP ultimately decides is what's needed. 

The link is https://www.betweenthecovers.com/pages/books/425414/author-unidentified/diary-woman-teacher-working-at-the-hawthorne-new-york-jewish-reform-school-for-boys

Wendy Kalman
wendybkalman@...
Acworth, GA

Mogilev Podolsky: BERG and TEPLITSKY
Kamenetz-Podolsky: TEPLITSKY, SIMON
Pogrebische, Ladyzhyn, and Odessa: KELMANSKY
Ladyzhyn and Odessa: MALKIS, COHEN
Berdynove: BURDA
Berdichev and Odessa: KRAPEL, GERSHBERG
Tulchin: POTTEL


Wendy Kalman
 

This intrigued me -- I've been looking for a Jewish orphanage on Long Island without any success (for my grandfather and his brother, around 1922 for a year or two), and someone had also mentioned Pleasantville to me at one point, but as a children's home, not a reformatiory.

Anyway, I googled the name of the one you provided and found a rare book dealer has a 1909 diary of a teacher from there on sale. for a lot of money. I took a quick look at the 8 pages he shows (of 26) and saw a name or two specified -- might be useful to look at for clues if Pleasantville and not Plainview is what the OP ultimately decides is what's needed. 

The link is https://www.betweenthecovers.com/pages/books/425414/author-unidentified/diary-woman-teacher-working-at-the-hawthorne-new-york-jewish-reform-school-for-boys

Wendy Kalman
wendybkalman@...
Acworth, GA

Mogilev Podolsky: BERG and TEPLITSKY
Kamenetz-Podolsky: TEPLITSKY, SIMON
Pogrebische, Ladyzhyn, and Odessa: KELMANSKY
Ladyzhyn and Odessa: MALKIS, COHEN
Berdynove: BURDA
Berdichev and Odessa: KRAPEL, GERSHBERG
Tulchin: POTTEL


Barbara Ellman
 

There was the Hawthorne School of the Jewish Protectory and Aid Society was formally opened yesterday in the assembly hall of the school at Hawthorne, Westchester County. The school will be used as a reformatory for the Jewish boys who have been sentenced in the Children's Court.  It was located in Pleasantville.  It opened in 1907.

I found a relative there in the 1940 census.
This might be what you are looking for.

--
Barbara Ellman
Secaucus NJ USA
HASSMAN, SONENTHAL, DAUERMAN, LUCHS - Drohobycz, Ukraine
HIRSCHHORN, GOLDSTEIN, BUCHWALD - Dolyna, Ukraine
ELLMAN, COIRA, MAIDMAN - Minkovtsy, Ukraine
KAGLE, FASS - Ulanow, Poland


Sherri Bobish
 

Hi Robin,

You might try looking at old city directories for Plainview, Long Island.  The local library may have old copies on microfilm. 
https://poblib.org/index.php?option=com_dropfiles&task=onedrive.onedrivesync
I haven't found one on-line  (including Ancestry.)  Maybe one is online and I just couldn't locate it.  If someone knows of one on-line can they please post a link?

Old city directories usually have listings by type of business.  Reformatories were sometimes called "training schools."

I am assuming that they lived in Manhattan.  NYC Municipal Records has:
https://www.familysearch.org/en/wiki/New_York_City_Department_of_Records
"The criminal justice records 1684-1966 are the largest and most comprehensive collection of their type in the English-speaking world."

There may be a card regarding his arrest / trial.  Many years ago I found there my uncle's Sing Sing admission card from the 1910's.

The 1908 American Jewish Yearbook may list the reformatory or training school name, if it was a Jewish run institution.
http://www.ajcarchives.org/main.php?GroupingId=10040

If he was still residing at the reformatory in 1910 than you should find him listed in the 1910 Federal Census as an inmate.  Try searching his name.
https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/1727033

You can search his name in old digitized newspapers at this free site:
https://fultonhistory.com/Fulton.html
This site has a large collection of newspapers, and many from NYC and also small towns all across the state.  You might find a notice of his arrest or trial.


Lin Mor
 

I grew up in Plainview, never heard about that. I just looked at the entry on Wikipedia. No mention, but please do read it because it mentions the fact that there was another Plainview somewhere in NYS which caused a post office dilemma. May I suggest you contact the Plainview Public Library (999 Old Country Rd, Plainview, NY 11803 or call (516) 938-0077

There is a neighboring place called Plainedge. 

Sorry, can't help more, but at least here is a place to ask and librarians love to do research!!

Linda Cohen Morzillo

Saratoga Springs, NY

 

Researching:

 

PRESS and SCHNEIDER in Vidukle and other Raseiniai towns

AMCHISLAVSKY and ERLICHMAN in Rostov-on-Don and previously Kozelets and Oster, Chernigov Gubernia

COHEN/KAGAN and BORNSTEIN in Oshmiany and France

KOSOFSKY in Shchuchyn, near Lida, Belarus

SWOTINSKY in Grodno Gubernia Poland/Russia/Belarus



murphy8@...
 

Has anyone ever heard of a, "Hebrew Reformatory" in Plainview, NY?  I have notes from a relative who stated that his brother was sent to the reformatory in about 1908 because he stole something from a pushcart.  Any info would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks!
Robin August, Ph.D.