Members of HaShomer HaTzair in Seduva. Abraham Pomus sits on the horse in the middle. Courtesy of Luba Janet.
We see Abraham Pomus in many photographs of Šeduva Jewish youth. A young man with an elongated face and light brown hair was always surrounded by friends his own age and younger. It was easy for him to make friends: Abraham was the leader of the local branch of the Jewish scouting organization HaShomer HaTzair.
HaShomer HaTzair took its first steps in Šeduva in 1921 and gradually came to include a very large group of boys and girls in scouting. It was a holiday for young people from less affluent families. Unlike the expensive private gymnasia, everyone was welcome. HaShomer HaTzair let young people broaden their knowledge, acquire new skills, meet people from other towns and just have fun at camp.
"We held grand events with serious and beautiful plays on every holiday with the entire town in attendance," Pomus recalled. "This motivated young people."