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landsmanshaften #general

Ada Greenblatt <ada.Greenblatt@...>
 

On Thu, 10 Jan 2002 12:47:40 EST JSelig3460@... wrote:

For those of you who have written to me asking if their shtetls and
cities are represented in the landsmanshaften file-boxes at YIVO
I recommend the reading of the Melamed-Schwartz paperback on the YIVO
landsmanshaften papers.
from the convenience of your own computer, a listing of YIVO's
landsmanshaftn collection, including the Record Group (RG) numbers, is just
a couple of mouse clicks away. Go to the JGSNY website at
<http://www.jgsny.org/> and click on "New York Landsmanshaftn and Other
Jewish Organizations" and then click on the top entry, "YIVO's catalogued
landsmanshaftn collection."

This listing of 918 organizations includes all landsmanshaftn contained in
*A Guide to YIVO's Landsmanshaftn Archive* by Rosaline Schwartz and Susan
Milamed, YIVO Institute for Jewish Research, New York, 1986, and *Guide to
the YIVO Archives*, compiled and edited by Fruma Mohrer and Marek Web, YIVO
Institute for Jewish Research, 1998. The list also includes 33 additional
landsmanshaftn collections that YIVO has acquired since then.

Ada Greenblatt
ada.Greenblatt@...

JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen landsmanshaften #general

Ada Greenblatt <ada.Greenblatt@...>
 

On Thu, 10 Jan 2002 12:47:40 EST JSelig3460@... wrote:

For those of you who have written to me asking if their shtetls and
cities are represented in the landsmanshaften file-boxes at YIVO
I recommend the reading of the Melamed-Schwartz paperback on the YIVO
landsmanshaften papers.
from the convenience of your own computer, a listing of YIVO's
landsmanshaftn collection, including the Record Group (RG) numbers, is just
a couple of mouse clicks away. Go to the JGSNY website at
<http://www.jgsny.org/> and click on "New York Landsmanshaftn and Other
Jewish Organizations" and then click on the top entry, "YIVO's catalogued
landsmanshaftn collection."

This listing of 918 organizations includes all landsmanshaftn contained in
*A Guide to YIVO's Landsmanshaftn Archive* by Rosaline Schwartz and Susan
Milamed, YIVO Institute for Jewish Research, New York, 1986, and *Guide to
the YIVO Archives*, compiled and edited by Fruma Mohrer and Marek Web, YIVO
Institute for Jewish Research, 1998. The list also includes 33 additional
landsmanshaftn collections that YIVO has acquired since then.

Ada Greenblatt
ada.Greenblatt@...

Prof Dr Sydney GOLDSTEIN - Belmont MA USA #general

E Goldstein <eligold@...>
 

I am seeking decendants of Professor Dr Sydney Goldstein, Born: 3 Dec 1903
in Hull, England and passed away 22 Jan 1989 in Belmont, Massachusetts,
USA. He was Professor of Applied Mathematics at Harvard University.

I am in the process of researching our Goldstein family tree.

Eli Goldstein
Johannesburg
South Africa

Re: Searching KAUFMAN / Russia- Minneapolis - N.Y. #general

MikeKraft <mikekraft@...>
 

Sharen,

They could have come >from anywhere. My Minneapolis relatives came in
through Baltimore, Philadelphia, New York, and one even came in through
Galveston, Texas. Good luck!

Mike Kraft
Redmond, WA

Any suggestions as to other ports I should be checking into for
passengers on route to Minnesota would be greatly appreciated.

JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Prof Dr Sydney GOLDSTEIN - Belmont MA USA #general

E Goldstein <eligold@...>
 

I am seeking decendants of Professor Dr Sydney Goldstein, Born: 3 Dec 1903
in Hull, England and passed away 22 Jan 1989 in Belmont, Massachusetts,
USA. He was Professor of Applied Mathematics at Harvard University.

I am in the process of researching our Goldstein family tree.

Eli Goldstein
Johannesburg
South Africa

JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Searching KAUFMAN / Russia- Minneapolis - N.Y. #general

MikeKraft <mikekraft@...>
 

Sharen,

They could have come >from anywhere. My Minneapolis relatives came in
through Baltimore, Philadelphia, New York, and one even came in through
Galveston, Texas. Good luck!

Mike Kraft
Redmond, WA

Any suggestions as to other ports I should be checking into for
passengers on route to Minnesota would be greatly appreciated.

Bracha SHAR (Zehava COHEN)-Chmielnik; Toronto #general

Howard Zakai
 

Dear Genners,

This is actually quite interesting and informative. Not long ago I
had posted a message regarding a cousin, born in Chmielnik, Poland at the
beginning of the War. Her name was Bracha KAUFERSTICK - the daughter of
Paula KAUFMAN and Yechiel KAUFERSTICK. She is featured in the town's
Journal, Pinkas Chmielnik (Yiddish, Tel Aviv, 1960) which states she was
in the Israeli army and she married Avraham SHAR in 1958. My father
believes they wound up in Toronto.
I did not have too much luck, except for a couple of doubtful SHAR
listings in Toronto...
Tonight I received an email >from the Ronald S.Lauder Foundation,
pointing me to The Ghetto Fighters' House Archive at <www.gfh.org.il> (it
is in both Hebrew and English). It referred me to a specific catalog
number (1042 in this case) and long and behold is a picture of my cousin,
Braindel Koupershtuck, age 8, who was apparently put in the care of non-
Jews during the War and recovered by the Zionist
movement, "Coordinatsia." Perhaps this is the reason why her article in
Pinkas Chmielnik is entitled "A little bit of luck." Unfortunately I
cannot read Yiddish and my grandmother cannot read the small print.
In any case, the site says Braindel/Bracha is now known as Zehava
COHEN. I have no clue where she would be now, but I will start with
Toronto. If anybody knows of this individual please reply to me privately.

Cheers,

Howie Zakai
Staten Island, NY

JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Bracha SHAR (Zehava COHEN)-Chmielnik; Toronto #general

Howard Zakai
 

Dear Genners,

This is actually quite interesting and informative. Not long ago I
had posted a message regarding a cousin, born in Chmielnik, Poland at the
beginning of the War. Her name was Bracha KAUFERSTICK - the daughter of
Paula KAUFMAN and Yechiel KAUFERSTICK. She is featured in the town's
Journal, Pinkas Chmielnik (Yiddish, Tel Aviv, 1960) which states she was
in the Israeli army and she married Avraham SHAR in 1958. My father
believes they wound up in Toronto.
I did not have too much luck, except for a couple of doubtful SHAR
listings in Toronto...
Tonight I received an email >from the Ronald S.Lauder Foundation,
pointing me to The Ghetto Fighters' House Archive at <www.gfh.org.il> (it
is in both Hebrew and English). It referred me to a specific catalog
number (1042 in this case) and long and behold is a picture of my cousin,
Braindel Koupershtuck, age 8, who was apparently put in the care of non-
Jews during the War and recovered by the Zionist
movement, "Coordinatsia." Perhaps this is the reason why her article in
Pinkas Chmielnik is entitled "A little bit of luck." Unfortunately I
cannot read Yiddish and my grandmother cannot read the small print.
In any case, the site says Braindel/Bracha is now known as Zehava
COHEN. I have no clue where she would be now, but I will start with
Toronto. If anybody knows of this individual please reply to me privately.

Cheers,

Howie Zakai
Staten Island, NY

need help with Chicago directory research #general

Howard Zakai
 

Dear Genners,

An elderly cousin of mine remembers having an uncle/half-uncle/step-
uncle (who knows!) in Chicago during the War. Would anyone be willing to
look up a Murray ROBINS (or Robbins) in a Chicago city directory or
telephone book as of 1942 and later? Ideally, I would actually need to see
until what year this individual was listed, and thus indicating (most
probably) when he died.
I would then attempto to obtain his death certificate. If he was an uncle
of some sort, he was most probably born in 1870s Russia (may have later
lived in England) - but I am not sure. In exchange, I would be willing to
help someone out with New York City research, especially with the National
Archives (federal court naturalizations, census records, etc) and the
Municipal Records (NYC vital records till 1940s). Hope to hear >from someone
soon.

Regards,

Howie Zakai
Staten Island, NY

Searching: Rabbi Leib ABELOVICH, Derechin --> New York #general

Kevin Hanit <klh44@...>
 

Hello,

Does any one know where I could find information about Rabis who came to New
York?

I am looking for information about Rabi Leib Abelovich >from Derechin.

Thanks,
Kevin Hanit
Concord, ON Canada

Searching for: ABELOVICH, STOLAR, KLETSKIN, LEVITT, HOROWITZ

JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen need help with Chicago directory research #general

Howard Zakai
 

Dear Genners,

An elderly cousin of mine remembers having an uncle/half-uncle/step-
uncle (who knows!) in Chicago during the War. Would anyone be willing to
look up a Murray ROBINS (or Robbins) in a Chicago city directory or
telephone book as of 1942 and later? Ideally, I would actually need to see
until what year this individual was listed, and thus indicating (most
probably) when he died.
I would then attempto to obtain his death certificate. If he was an uncle
of some sort, he was most probably born in 1870s Russia (may have later
lived in England) - but I am not sure. In exchange, I would be willing to
help someone out with New York City research, especially with the National
Archives (federal court naturalizations, census records, etc) and the
Municipal Records (NYC vital records till 1940s). Hope to hear >from someone
soon.

Regards,

Howie Zakai
Staten Island, NY

JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Searching: Rabbi Leib ABELOVICH, Derechin --> New York #general

Kevin Hanit <klh44@...>
 

Hello,

Does any one know where I could find information about Rabis who came to New
York?

I am looking for information about Rabi Leib Abelovich >from Derechin.

Thanks,
Kevin Hanit
Concord, ON Canada

Searching for: ABELOVICH, STOLAR, KLETSKIN, LEVITT, HOROWITZ

Need help with Russian translation (ViewMate) #poland

Robert Mandelbaum
 

I've just received a response to a request for records that I made to a
Russian archives. The response consists of a cover letter, a two-page form
of some kind, and a bill (in English). I've posted all four pages (although
only the first three need a translation) to the JewishGen ViewMate web site
at <http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/toview.html>. The particular file
numbers of the cover letter, the two pages of the form, and the bill are,
respectively, VM1181, VM1182, VM1183, and VM1184, which can be accessed
directly by going to
<http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/ALL/source/vm1181.html>,
<http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/ALL/source/vm1182.html>,
<http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/ALL/source/vm1183.html>, and
<http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/ALL/source/vm1184.html>, respectively.
Would anyone be willing and able to translate these for me? Any help would
be greatly appreciated. Please e-mail any responses directly to me at
rmandelbau@....

Thank you very much,
Robert Mandelbaum
New York, New York
rmandelbau@...

JRI Poland #Poland Need help with Russian translation (ViewMate) #poland

Robert Mandelbaum
 

I've just received a response to a request for records that I made to a
Russian archives. The response consists of a cover letter, a two-page form
of some kind, and a bill (in English). I've posted all four pages (although
only the first three need a translation) to the JewishGen ViewMate web site
at <http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/toview.html>. The particular file
numbers of the cover letter, the two pages of the form, and the bill are,
respectively, VM1181, VM1182, VM1183, and VM1184, which can be accessed
directly by going to
<http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/ALL/source/vm1181.html>,
<http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/ALL/source/vm1182.html>,
<http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/ALL/source/vm1183.html>, and
<http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/ALL/source/vm1184.html>, respectively.
Would anyone be willing and able to translate these for me? Any help would
be greatly appreciated. Please e-mail any responses directly to me at
rmandelbau@....

Thank you very much,
Robert Mandelbaum
New York, New York
rmandelbau@...

Israel Genealogical Society Tel Aviv January meeting #general

Eitan Shilo <eitanshilo@...>
 

Shalom all,

Our January meeting will take place on Monday 14th January, at Beit
Hatanach 16 Rotschild Blvd.

The speaker this month will be Mr. Leon Trahtemberg >from Peru.

His subject will be: Jewish Immigration to Peru in the 20th century.
In Hebrew.

The library will open at 18:00, and lecture will start at 19:00.

Everyone is welcome.

Eitan Shilo
eitanshilo@...

http://www.isragen.org.il

JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Israel Genealogical Society Tel Aviv January meeting #general

Eitan Shilo <eitanshilo@...>
 

Shalom all,

Our January meeting will take place on Monday 14th January, at Beit
Hatanach 16 Rotschild Blvd.

The speaker this month will be Mr. Leon Trahtemberg >from Peru.

His subject will be: Jewish Immigration to Peru in the 20th century.
In Hebrew.

The library will open at 18:00, and lecture will start at 19:00.

Everyone is welcome.

Eitan Shilo
eitanshilo@...

http://www.isragen.org.il

Re: Meaning of beard shape #general

MBernet@...
 

In a message dated 1/11/2002 4:38:55 PM Eastern Standard Time,
NFatouros@... writes:

<< I think that an old photograph of am Easterm European Jew with a neatly
trimmed beard, no matter in what the style, suggests that that man was on
the road to "assimilation." >>

Depends what you mean by assimilation. There is nothing in Halachah that
required men to grow beards, only that they should not use a blade, and that
the "five corners" not be cut.

The champions of Orthodoxy in 19th Century Germany (a very important group
in the development of Orthodox Judaism throughout the world, believed that
it was right and proper for Jews to be assimilated into the contemporary
culture as long as they could do so without compromising their Judaism.
They wore "modern" clothes under their tallit, learned to speak the German
of the intelligentsia around them, even attended secular colleges. And
their beards were, generally, neatly clipped. That fashio spread Eastward
quite rapidly.

Let us not forget that the Chassidic rabbis were also assimilationists in
their own way: the Chasid's streimel (foxtail hat) and kapote (kaftan) aped
the garb of the Polish and Ukrainian feudal gentry.

There is really no way of determining a Jew's level of orthodoxy >from old
photographs. There is only one way of telling >from photographs that a Jew
belonged to a Hassidic sect--if he is photographed wearin a streimel. The
shape of the beard and the absence of a streimel is no proof that the man
was tending towards religious assimilation, not even that he was not a
Chasid.

Michael Bernet, New York

WOLFF (Pfungstadt, Frankfurt/M, Koenigsberg, Amsterdam, N.Carolina); BERNET,
BERNERT, JONDORF(Frensdorf, Bamberg, Nurnberg); FEUCHTWANGER
(Schwabach, Hagenbach & Fuerth); KONIGSHOFER (anywhere); BERG, WOLF(F),
(Demmelsdorf & Zeckendorf); Shim`on GUTENSTEIN (Bad Homburg ca 1760);
FRENSDORF/ER (anywhere); MAINZER (Lorsch); anyone in Ermreuth or Floss;
GOLDSCHMIDT (B. Homburg, Hessdorf). ALTMANN (Silesia); TIMMENDORFER

MODERATOR NOTE: Responses related to clues in photographs to the origins of
those pictured will be considered for posting. Responses related to the
tonsorial requirements of Jewish law should be sent privately.

Czili #general

Dennis Gries <dgries@...>
 

I am working on transcriptions of birth records of Tarnow Poland as part of
a transcription group.

Perhaps this will be on point. Is it possible that you are seeing two names
with the with czili or czyli in between.

We are running across names that might read as follows: "Ludwik cz.
Leiser" -

One of our Group members is kindly helping us with Polish terms and
expressions.

His guidance is that cz as abbreviated or cyyli means also known as.-
therefore: "Ludwik a.k.a. Leiser ['cz.' stands for 'czyli']"

perhaps this is what you are seeing

Dennis Gries - Fort Washington, PA
Town Leader - Polish Records Transcription effort - additional volunteers
welcome

Obits in the Boston Jewish Advocate #general

jeremy frankel
 

Dear Genners,

Is there a kind soul out there with access either to the Brandeis
Unviersity Library, Boston or or New York Public Library, who could
look up and make a copy of two obituaries for me.

The two names are:
Esther Weinstein; family names should be Brass and Altshuler, >from
her her daughters' marriages. The published date was 01/17/1941.

Sarah L Brass nee Weinstein. Published date 12/17/59. Again the
family names are Theran and Altshuler.

Please reply privately to me.

Many thanks in advance.

Jeremy Frankel
Oakland, California

searching Samuel HANDEL and descendants-Austria/New York #general

Sally Hohensee <hohensees@...>
 

My brother and I are seeking information about our grandfather's brother,
Samuel HANDEL, and his descendants. Sam was born in 1894 in Austria (i.e.,
Austro-Hungarian Empire) and died in 1977 in Brooklyn, New York. He and his
wife Sadie had a son named Stanley and a daughter named Joyce. Joyce
married Leo RICHMOND and had a son named Barry and a daughter. If you can
help us please e-mail me at HohenseeS@....

Sally Hohensee
Prairie Village, Kansas, USA

Researching: FEIGENBAUM, FEIGEN, FAGAN, GELBSMAN, RUGG - Lubartow, Poland,
Russia, Boston; KIPERBERG, COOPER, MARCUS - Ostrog, Russia, Boston; HANDEL,
HANDELMAN, SCHLOMJUK, SCHARF, THAU - Mikulince, Galicia, Austria, New York;
SINGER - Washkowitz/Vashkivtsi, Bukovina, Austria, New York