Belarus SIG #Belarus Re: Novogrudok, Belarus Rabbis #belarus


Larry & Doris Phillips <ldphill@...>
 

My name is Larry Phillips and I live in Forest Ranch California. I read
your e-mail of July 18 and was very excited. However, my family comes from
Minsk, Belarus.

My g'father was Abraham Samuel RABINOVITCH. He was born in Minsk in May of
1883. His father was Samuel RABINOVITCH and his mother was Leah SHAPIRO.

According to family legend my g'fathers father or g'father was the Chief
Rabbi of Minsk. My g'father had two sisters who went to Switzerland to
study medicine and became one of the first women doctors in Russia.

My g'father came to New York around 1903. He and his cousin Max Samuel
HINDEN married sisters. My g'father married Mary EMEN and Max married
Rachel EMEN.

There is a tradition in the family that the Rabbi that was the Chief Rabbi
of Minsk was known as "Reb Tevele".

My g'father came to the US because he didn't want to become a Rabbi.

I do have pictures of my g'parents taken around 1914.

I am searching RABINOVITCH, EMEN, SHAPIRO, HINDEN/GINDEN and MELNICK

Sincerely,

Larry Phillips
<ldphill@maxinet.com>


Alan Golnick <agolnick@compuserve.com> wrote:
Researching Novogrudok, Belarus Rabbis.
For following the family names are unknown:
-RABBI DAVID, born 1769, died 1836, the Rabbi of Novogrudok 1794-1836. Born
Kletsk, son of RABBI MOSHE & Leah. RABBI DAVID was my 3x Gr grandfather.
-Assumed to be RABBI BEN ZION, born about 1800, son-in-law of RABBI DAVID.
-Assumed to be RABBI TZEMARCH, born about 1825, son of RABBI BEN ZION.
RABINOWITCH is the only family name I have:
-RABBI YITZCHOK RABINOWITCH, born 1801, son of RABBI CHAIM RABINOWITCH.
Yitzchok was my 2x Gr grandfather.
-RABBIS SCHMUEL & AVROM RABINOWITCH, were sons of RABBI YITZCHOK. SCHMUEL
was born 1820 & died 1908. AVROM was born 1823.

MODERATOR NOTE: Check out the Jewish Encyclopedia article on on Minsk
<http://www.jewishgen.org/belarus/Minsk%20-%20JE.htm>. There is a list of
rabbis, one is a RABINOVITCH.

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