Hi! I'm hoping some genner out there goes to this shul and can help me.
On one of my periodic internet searches, I discovered that there's a Bess and
Nathan P. Jacobs Library at Beth El Synagogue, in New Rochelle, NY. I have
been searching for quite some time for a Nathan and Bess Jacobs and know that
they lived in New Rochelle.
Nathan is the son of Zelig JACOBS and Golda FLAMHOLTZ. He began with a store
selling stockings, underwear and handbags, named Vantex Hosiery. This was
successful and he opened another store and made his brother David the
manager. Then, he set up a another store on Long Island which was run by his
brother Hymie. Nat then ventured into real estate, buying several office
buildings in Manhattan. He made a good deal of money so it's quite likely
that he would have had enough money to fund a library.
We have completely lost track of this branch of the family. If you go to this
shul, could you possibly ask and see if there's anything to be learned about
this JACOBS family? Or, could you direct me to someone that I could contact
(preferably through email).
Any help would be gratefully appreciated.
Cathy J. Flamholtz