JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen RE: Beth El Synagogue, New Rochelle, NY; JACOBS #general
Coincidentally, I am in New Rochelle on a business trip tonight. In thetoggle quoted messageShow quoted text
phone book, the temple is listed as Beth El Synagogue-Center, Northfield Rd
Cr., New Rochelle 914 235 2700. If I can find it and have some time
tomorrow, I will see what I can dig up.
Subject: Beth El Synagogue, New Rochelle, NY; JACOBS
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