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Re: Bar Mitzvah Custom: Throwing sweets, nuts and raisins #general

Alan Rackow <rackow@...>
 

In our Conservative congregation in Ottawa (mixed seating!) it is customary
to throw candies at the Bar or Bat Mitzvah as soon as the last note of the
blessing after the Haftorah is sung. This seems to have nothing to do with
where one came >from - Litvak, Galician, whatever.

----- Original Message -----
From: James Morzillo <jmorzil1@nycap.rr.com>
To: JewishGen Discussion Group <jewishgen@lyris.jewishgen.org>
Sent: Tuesday, July 04, 2000 11:58 AM
Subject: Bar Mitzvah Custom: Throwing sweets, nuts and raisins


We have discussed customs that can perhaps be useful to genealogists.
I remember as a child attending the Bar Mitzvahs of two of my older
cousins at an Orthodox synagogue (Bronx Jewish Center somewhere near E.
180th Street??). At some point the women and girls, sitting upstairs,
threw small wrapped packages of sweets, nuts and raisins at the young man
whose Bar Mitzvah it was.

Is this a custom >from certain parts of Eastern Europe? My paternal
grandparents were Litvaks >from what is now western Belarus. Has anyone
heard of this? Is it still done today?


Re: Photographing Gravestones #general

MarlaJAP@...
 

There were no such restrictions in the Jewish cemeteries in West Roxbury
MA in the early 1970's. My brother was a photography major then, and had
a senior project to do a series of father-son portraits. Since our father
died in 1968, big brother went to the cemetery and shot b&w photos of
himself in various positions around the grave and stone, using the timer
on the camera! No one said "boo!" to him during the entire 4 days he was
shooting.

I can't say such restrictions have not come into play in the years since,
but they did not exist 30 years ago. (Yikes!!! That long ago???)

BTW - the photos were so unusual and so jarring the school ask his teacher
to have them removed >from the annual Arts Festival display. Teacher
refused, and big brother won an award for the project, which also earned
him acceptance to Rhode Island School of Design.

Regards,

Marla Goldman
Mesa AZ

Researching:
GOLDMAN/CITRIN/CYTRIN/KOPYT - Russian Provinces (exact area
unknown!)/Boston MA
REINER - Germany/St Petersburg/Moscow/Rosenhayn NJ/Boston MA
BLEICHER - Bucuresti/NYC NY


Sredniki, Lithuania (Kriukai) #general

Hkdcfd@...
 

Does anyone have the following names connected to Sredniki, Lithuania.
Srediniki has also been spelled Saridnike and is known as Kriukai. I am sure
that there are other spellings as well.

The names are

JACOBSON
YAKUBSON
YAKOBSON
YACOVSON
WOLPERT
WOOLBERT

Thanks

Herbert Danziger
hkdcfd@aol.com


Lola WARSZAWSKI #general

Philip Friede <fkmills@...>
 

I have just recently been informed a cousin Lola WARSZAWSKI had been a
prisoner at Ravenbruck (Prisoner No: 61054) and later at Buchenwald
(Prisoner No: 30455). I know that she survived the camps and was last
seen by my late father in Lodz sometime in 1947.

My question is are there any associations of former prisoners of either
Ravensbruck or Buchenwald I contact.

Please contact me privately.

Thanks

Philip Friede


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Bar Mitzvah Custom: Throwing sweets, nuts and raisins #general

Alan Rackow <rackow@...>
 

In our Conservative congregation in Ottawa (mixed seating!) it is customary
to throw candies at the Bar or Bat Mitzvah as soon as the last note of the
blessing after the Haftorah is sung. This seems to have nothing to do with
where one came >from - Litvak, Galician, whatever.

----- Original Message -----
From: James Morzillo <jmorzil1@nycap.rr.com>
To: JewishGen Discussion Group <jewishgen@lyris.jewishgen.org>
Sent: Tuesday, July 04, 2000 11:58 AM
Subject: Bar Mitzvah Custom: Throwing sweets, nuts and raisins


We have discussed customs that can perhaps be useful to genealogists.
I remember as a child attending the Bar Mitzvahs of two of my older
cousins at an Orthodox synagogue (Bronx Jewish Center somewhere near E.
180th Street??). At some point the women and girls, sitting upstairs,
threw small wrapped packages of sweets, nuts and raisins at the young man
whose Bar Mitzvah it was.

Is this a custom >from certain parts of Eastern Europe? My paternal
grandparents were Litvaks >from what is now western Belarus. Has anyone
heard of this? Is it still done today?


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Photographing Gravestones #general

MarlaJAP@...
 

There were no such restrictions in the Jewish cemeteries in West Roxbury
MA in the early 1970's. My brother was a photography major then, and had
a senior project to do a series of father-son portraits. Since our father
died in 1968, big brother went to the cemetery and shot b&w photos of
himself in various positions around the grave and stone, using the timer
on the camera! No one said "boo!" to him during the entire 4 days he was
shooting.

I can't say such restrictions have not come into play in the years since,
but they did not exist 30 years ago. (Yikes!!! That long ago???)

BTW - the photos were so unusual and so jarring the school ask his teacher
to have them removed >from the annual Arts Festival display. Teacher
refused, and big brother won an award for the project, which also earned
him acceptance to Rhode Island School of Design.

Regards,

Marla Goldman
Mesa AZ

Researching:
GOLDMAN/CITRIN/CYTRIN/KOPYT - Russian Provinces (exact area
unknown!)/Boston MA
REINER - Germany/St Petersburg/Moscow/Rosenhayn NJ/Boston MA
BLEICHER - Bucuresti/NYC NY


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Sredniki, Lithuania (Kriukai) #general

Hkdcfd@...
 

Does anyone have the following names connected to Sredniki, Lithuania.
Srediniki has also been spelled Saridnike and is known as Kriukai. I am sure
that there are other spellings as well.

The names are

JACOBSON
YAKUBSON
YAKOBSON
YACOVSON
WOLPERT
WOOLBERT

Thanks

Herbert Danziger
hkdcfd@aol.com


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Lola WARSZAWSKI #general

Philip Friede <fkmills@...>
 

I have just recently been informed a cousin Lola WARSZAWSKI had been a
prisoner at Ravenbruck (Prisoner No: 61054) and later at Buchenwald
(Prisoner No: 30455). I know that she survived the camps and was last
seen by my late father in Lodz sometime in 1947.

My question is are there any associations of former prisoners of either
Ravensbruck or Buchenwald I contact.

Please contact me privately.

Thanks

Philip Friede


Vilna District Research Group materials in the Resource Room - SLC #general

Joelrat@...
 

A book containing the following materials will be available in the
Resource Room at the Conference next week:

Vilna District Research Group Materials

Section 1 - Sample record >from the 1858 Revision List for Moletai
2 pages in Russian

Section 2 - Translated records >from the 1858 Revision List for Vilna
[approximately 10% of the total records for the Jewish community]

Section 3 - Map of Vilna gubernia [Russian]; Street map of Vilna [early
20th Cent. - Hebrew]; Information on the Slavonic library [U. of Helsinki]

Section 4 - Article on Vilna >from the Jewish Encyclopedia

Section 5 - Statistical analysis of the 1897 All Russia Census - Vilna
gubernia - French

Section 6 - Article on Vilna >from Evreiskaia Entsiklopediia - St.
Petersburg 1906-13 - Russian

Section 7 - Article on Vilna Gubernia >from Evreiskaia Entsiklopediia - St.
Petersburg 1906-13 - Russian

Section 8 - "Report on the Condition of the Trade School at the Vilna
Talmud Tory, 1894" - published Vilna, 1895 - Russian

This work contains a list of donors to the Vilna Talmud Torah - I was able
to find a relative in this list.

Joel Ratner
Coordinator, Vilna District Research Group


Vilna District Research Group needs HTML capability #general

Joelrat@...
 

The Vilna District Research Group is looking for someone to put together
a Web page for Vilna in addition to the existing Shtetlinks page. If
anyone is interested in volunteering some time to put together, maintain
this page and possibly maintain the Shtetlinks page, please contact me at
Joelrat@aol.com.

Joel Ratner
Coordinator, Vilna District Research Group


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Vilna District Research Group materials in the Resource Room - SLC #general

Joelrat@...
 

A book containing the following materials will be available in the
Resource Room at the Conference next week:

Vilna District Research Group Materials

Section 1 - Sample record >from the 1858 Revision List for Moletai
2 pages in Russian

Section 2 - Translated records >from the 1858 Revision List for Vilna
[approximately 10% of the total records for the Jewish community]

Section 3 - Map of Vilna gubernia [Russian]; Street map of Vilna [early
20th Cent. - Hebrew]; Information on the Slavonic library [U. of Helsinki]

Section 4 - Article on Vilna >from the Jewish Encyclopedia

Section 5 - Statistical analysis of the 1897 All Russia Census - Vilna
gubernia - French

Section 6 - Article on Vilna >from Evreiskaia Entsiklopediia - St.
Petersburg 1906-13 - Russian

Section 7 - Article on Vilna Gubernia >from Evreiskaia Entsiklopediia - St.
Petersburg 1906-13 - Russian

Section 8 - "Report on the Condition of the Trade School at the Vilna
Talmud Tory, 1894" - published Vilna, 1895 - Russian

This work contains a list of donors to the Vilna Talmud Torah - I was able
to find a relative in this list.

Joel Ratner
Coordinator, Vilna District Research Group


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Vilna District Research Group needs HTML capability #general

Joelrat@...
 

The Vilna District Research Group is looking for someone to put together
a Web page for Vilna in addition to the existing Shtetlinks page. If
anyone is interested in volunteering some time to put together, maintain
this page and possibly maintain the Shtetlinks page, please contact me at
Joelrat@aol.com.

Joel Ratner
Coordinator, Vilna District Research Group


NY Census Finding Aids #general

Jackye Sullins <jackye@...>
 

Can anyone tell me if there are finding aids for Brooklyn in the 1905,
1915, and 1925 state censuses? I know they exist for Manhattan and the
Bronx.

Thanks.

Jackye Sullins


Re: Sunshine, the Movie #general

Paul Silverstone
 

I second this suggestion. Saw the film on Saturday and it is very
absorbing. Although long, it does not drag. There are many very
illuminating moments in this saga which lasts through the 20th century.
Paul Silvestone

Steve Axelrath wrote:

If it's allowed in this forum, I'd like to urge all those interested
in the lives of their Jewish ancestors in Europe (amid the turmoils of
modern European history) to see the film Sunshine. My wife and I just
returned >from seeing it. The film brings to life 5 (I think)
generations of Jewish life in Hungary. It's probably playing at your
local art cinema. I, of course, have no commercial connection with the
film. I wish I could spend hours talking with the people who produced
it, though.
Ellen and I will be thinking of this film years >from now. If you
resonate to the lives of your ancestors, do see it.


Re: photographing gravestones #hungary

Stephen B. Nathan <Steve@...>
 

For whatever it's worth, I was photographing a stone as a favor to
someone and was told by a cemetery official that I was to be sure not
to include any other stones. Whole thing sounds like nonsense to me.

Steve

Dick@Plotz.Com wrote:

Our friend remarked to us that in New Orleans gravestone inscriptions
are considered to be the private property of the family and may
not be photographed without permission
If anyone has had any experience with such restrictions, I
would be interested to know about it. I have no idea how
reliable our friend's information is.

Dick Plotz
Providence RI USA


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen NY Census Finding Aids #general

Jackye Sullins <jackye@...>
 

Can anyone tell me if there are finding aids for Brooklyn in the 1905,
1915, and 1925 state censuses? I know they exist for Manhattan and the
Bronx.

Thanks.

Jackye Sullins


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Sunshine, the Movie #general

Paul Silverstone
 

I second this suggestion. Saw the film on Saturday and it is very
absorbing. Although long, it does not drag. There are many very
illuminating moments in this saga which lasts through the 20th century.
Paul Silvestone

Steve Axelrath wrote:

If it's allowed in this forum, I'd like to urge all those interested
in the lives of their Jewish ancestors in Europe (amid the turmoils of
modern European history) to see the film Sunshine. My wife and I just
returned >from seeing it. The film brings to life 5 (I think)
generations of Jewish life in Hungary. It's probably playing at your
local art cinema. I, of course, have no commercial connection with the
film. I wish I could spend hours talking with the people who produced
it, though.
Ellen and I will be thinking of this film years >from now. If you
resonate to the lives of your ancestors, do see it.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: photographing gravestones #general

Stephen B. Nathan <Steve@...>
 

For whatever it's worth, I was photographing a stone as a favor to
someone and was told by a cemetery official that I was to be sure not
to include any other stones. Whole thing sounds like nonsense to me.

Steve

Dick@Plotz.Com wrote:

Our friend remarked to us that in New Orleans gravestone inscriptions
are considered to be the private property of the family and may
not be photographed without permission
If anyone has had any experience with such restrictions, I
would be interested to know about it. I have no idea how
reliable our friend's information is.

Dick Plotz
Providence RI USA


James and Elsie HERZ - New York City #general

Genealicej@...
 

I have a little more information on my HERZ family including
the names James and Elsie HERZ.

I am looking for members of the HERZ family originally >from
Kochendorf, now Bad Friedrichsall, Baden Wuerttemberg, who
emigrated to New York City.

Names: STERN/STARR family of Heppenheim an der Bergstrasse,
Hesse (settled in Louisville, Kentucky and Portsmouth, Ohio, USA) and
the HERZ family >from Kochendorf, now Bad Friedrichshall, Baden
Wuerttemberg, Germany (settled in New York City). JENSEN of New
York City, USA. Also looking for LEVI family (France>Louisville,
Kentucky>Portsmouth, Ohio), ATLAS and DAVIS family
(Portsmouth, Ohio), SCHWARZSCHILD family (Hochheim am Main,
Hesse, Germany), HOCHSCHILD family (Gross-Rohrheim, Hesse,
Germany), MAIER-, MAYER-, MEIER or MEYERFELD family of Biebesheim,
Gross Gerau, Hesse, GRUMBACH (Germany>New York City, USA),
DEUTSCH (Germany>New York City, USA), OPPENHEIMER (Stuttgart>New
York City, USA), KAUFMANN New York City, DON and JOSEPHS family >from
London, England, MARKUS >from Hainchen, Kreis Buedingen, Hesse and
GRUEN (GREEN) family >from Roedelheim, Frankfurt am Main, Hesse.

http://members.tripod.co.uk/AliceJosephs/INDEX.HTM

Are we by chance connected?

Alice Josephs
United Kingdom

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Thanks for helping me find a missing HERZ and the beginnings of a new Westchester JGS. #general

Genealicej@...
 

Many, many thanks to Joe FIBEL and Alan STEINFELD for tracing a missing
HERZ relative in double quick time. Another amazed relative asked me how,
in her words, I managed to find the elusive cousin "sooooo fast" >from the
slight information I had that the family lived in Scarsdale, NYC. I had to
tell her Interpol has nothing on Jewishgen!

I believe there are also thoughts of starting a Westchester Jewish
Genealogy Society at the same time.

http://members.tripod.co.uk/AliceJosephs/INDEX.HTM

Alice Josephs
United Kingdom

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