There is a "... list of landmanschaften organizations in Israel is edited from published sources, circa 1996" at http://www.jewishgen.org/InfoFiles/landshaf.html, but no listing for Shendishower or even close.
Yiddish speakers of English transcribe the town's name variously: Gesher Galicia (Bridge to Galicia) lists Sendeshov, Sędziszów, Sęziszów, Sendishev, Sendziszov, Shendeshov, Shendishow or even Sêdziszów Malopolski, with a diacritical mark over the e instead of below it. The societies have names like Shindishover and SENDIZOW
Create an article at http://www.sztetl.org.pl/en/article/sedziszow/31,landsmanshaft/
There is already one for our town:
YIVO Institute for Jewish Research Reference: Guide to the Records of the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee, Landsmanshaftn Department:
|11||404||Sedziszow. Office memoranda and correspondence with the Shendishover Ladies Circle and the Young Men’s Shendishower Association.||1939|
WPA Yiddish Writer's Group Study (1938): http://www.jgsnydb.org/landsmanshaft/wpa2.htm
|Young Men's Shendishover Ass'n.||1938||25||37||20||Shendishover||1686||356|
|Erste Shendishover Galizianer Chevra||1897||12||275||20||3||Shendishover||1687||356|
|Shendishower Ladies Circle||1935||10||45||10||Shendishover||1688||356|
There is a reference to Shendishower Galizianer Erste Congregation at http://www.jgsnydb.org/landsmanshaft/1919-20ajyb.htm
|92||Columbia Street||Sedziszow, Poland||Shendishower Galizianer Erste Congregation|
I started a Google Group for discussion of Sedziszow Malopolski, including Landsmanshaftn made up of people from the town. The study group is based on a similar one for Rohatyn, the
Rohatyn Shtetl Research Group.
And I also started an electronic family newsletter based on a mimeographed newsletter from the 1930's, the Kreinikle.
Among the topics is Ruth Kreinik's discovery of a photo of the members of the Shindishover Relief Landsmanshaft in 1945. Once I get a copy of the photo, I will post it a the Wikipedia site.
This just might 'blow your mind' but then again, maybe not. Reading the Kreinikle (delightful) just jogged my memory. In one of my bookcases I've retrieved a large, panoramic photograph (in a cardboard cylinder with a post-it note in my hand: send to Richard/assume Richard Yospin) of a family meeting in 1945 (looks like maybe 100 or so people) in New York City, verbiage lower right of photo:
"DINNER DANCE TENDERED BY
SHINDISHOVER RELIEF, INC.
PYTHIAN TEMPLE. DEC 1, 1945
I recognize my parents Morris & Lillian, Stanley's parents Helen & Walter Kreinik and Moe & Sarah Kreinik (brother of Walter?). I don't know if I ever sent this to Richard Yospin (probably not unless he passed it on to you). The photo was taken by Verna Photographers in Brooklyn and sent to my mother.
I can mail it to you but don't exactly know how I can identify who's who to you. Any ideas?
More later but I wanted you to know that I'm thinking about how to get the photo to you in some form or another. It measures 19-3/4" wide by 9-3/4" from top to bottom. I just looked at it again and recognized a couple more cousins who were adults at that time and I a mere wisp of a girl of eleven. A friend suggested I go to Kinko's and copy it on a color copier.
Stanley e/mailed holiday wishes to me last evening and I did note that you copied him along with Richard Y. I don't think I ever sent the photo to Richard and I just asked Stanley (in my e/mail back at him) if he has the same photo.
We might find names of people in the photo by looking for the term SENDIZOW GALICIAN in the society search box at Mount Hebron Cemetery :
JRI-Poland has some hits for Sedziszow in Krakow and Lwow provinces.