JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Seeking info about United Brothers Synagogue Founders #general
We are seeking descendants of the Founders of the United Brothers Synagogue
(Chevra Agudas Achim) of Bristol, Rhode Island for our 110th anniversary
celebration later this year (see http://www.unitedbrotherssynagogue.org/1.html).
Please get in touch with me (leahcook@...) if you have any information
that can help us. We plan to publish a book with genealogies for the
Founders and we also would like to invite their descendants to our April
The founders, with spouse's name and birth year were:
1) Max BARON 1861 and Rebecca; 2) Jacob BASSING 1874/5 and Clara; 3)
Joseph BENJAMIN 1844 and Emma; 4) Joseph FEDER circa 1834 and Amelia;
5) Abraham GERSTEIN 1855 and Minnie; 6) Jacob GOLDSTEIN (we have no
information about Jacob); 7) Max LEWANDA 1875 and Rebecca; 8) Elis LISKER
1842 and Sarah; 9) Max MAKOWSKY 1872 and Eva; 10) Wolf WEINSTEIN 1854/1856
and Lena; and 11) Hyman YARLASAVETSKY 1867/1870 and Betsy.
We have found some descendants for seven of the founders, but none, so
far, for FEDER, GERSTEIN, GOLDSTEIN or WEINSTEIN. Please help us!
Many thanks, and wishing you a happy and healthy 2011,