Belarus SIG #Belarus Hello from Your Bobruisk Colleagues #belarus
Donald Mopsick <mophandl@...>
Dear Belarus SIG:
Mazel Tov on your launch.
I am the Coordinator (Shammes) of the Bobruisk Interest Group, concentrating on the city and District of
Bobruisk in the Minsk Gubyernie. Bobruisk was an epicenter of Jewish Civilization during most of the 19th
century, with many famous rabbis, yeshivos, Zionists, Bundists, and literary figures originating >from there.
If you have ancestors >from this area, please look at our web page at
and avail yourself of the (still as yet meager) research resources available there.
Here are some of the projects we have underway:
1. Bobruisk Yiskor Book translation
2. Duma voter registration lists (Bobruisk District) transliteration
3. 30 economic historical summaries for over 30 Bobruisk District shtetlekh, including Parichi, Shedrin, etc.
4. Contacts with groups of Bobruisker emigres living in small enclaves throughout the world, e.g. Brighton
Beach, LA, Tel Aviv, Baltimore, etc.
We also have a Bobruisk/Shedrin travelog by Sheldon Benjamin, MD and family.
To subscribe, follow the instructions on our home page, or use the JewishGen subscription management page
(scroll down to ShtetLinks, Bobruisk).
Don Mopsick, BIG Shammes, researching MOPSIK, MEKLER, GORELIK, ZARCHIN, GRUBSTEIN, SELIGMAN, ZEITLIN,
KANTAROVICH (all Bobruisk)