JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Temple Sinai, Brooklyn, 1950s #general
In response to my request for how to research my Grandfather's
second Bar Mitzvah, I received several explanations and good advice
on how to continue my research.
My thanks to Murray who provided a great article about adult Bar Mitzvah
( https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adult_bar_and_bat_mitzvah); and to Judy
Salomon, Janette Silverman and Carol Jaffe for explaining that second
Bar Mitzvahs were not at all uncommon. >from them and others on another
site, I learned that a life span was considered to be 70 years. So, once
a person reached 70 years a new life span was begun and a Bar Mitzvah
would be in order at the age of 83. Terrific!
And another big thank you to Paula Einstein Baker who provided me with
three separate sources where I might be able to find the missing Temple
Sinai congregation. I am happy to share these sources:
Reform, it's possible that their records are in
Conservative, in the archives of the Jewish Theological Seminary.
[or http://tinyurl.com/pggq2ws --Mod.]
Orthodox, even less likely: see
[or http://tinyurl.com/qc2pk6m --Mod.]
And also <http://www.cjh.org/pdfs/USSynagogueRecords.pdf> and
A huge Thank You to you all.
Los Angeles, CA
Researching: DATZ, SAPERSTEIN/SIPERSTEIN, WALZER, DEREWITZ