Page 8 of Mayn Lebn un Mayne Rayzes as depicted at the  Yiddish Web Center web site.

SARATOGA SPRINGS–Havurah Vatik, a group for Jewish seniors, ages 55 and older, has announced its Tuesday, April 16, speaker will be Kirsten Mishkin. She will discuss her Great-Uncle Noach Mishkowsky and his autobiography. The luncheon program sponsored by Temple Sinai and held at the Shaara Tfille, 84 Weibel Ave., Saratoga Springs on the third Tuesday each month from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.  features a speaker  and a catered lunch.

Mishkin has translated about a quarter of the 700 page, two volume account of her uncle’ autobiography, Mayn Lebn un Mayne Rayzes beginning in Mir, Belarus, continuing in Warsaw detailing his ties to socialism and to several Yiddish writers, including Peretz and Asch.

Mishkin is a member of Temple Sinai and is retired as administrator of Skidmore College’s University without Walls. She now lives in the Adirondacks with her husband Roy Ginsburg.

Reservations are required by April 10 and may be obtained by calling 1-518-584-8730, ext. 800.

Co-chairwoman Caroline Seligman at [email protected]  518-937-6751 can provide details.