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SIG and BOF Meeting at DC2003 #general

Ben Okner <b.okner@...>
 

Dear Genners,

I am the co-chair for the 23rd IAJGS International Conference on Jewish
Genealogy, in in charge of scheduling meetings at DC2003. The conference
will be held in Washington, DC >from July 20 to 25, 2003. If you have not
already contacted me and your group wants to hold want to hold a SIG or
BOF meeting in Washington next July, you should let me know so that I can
put your group on the conference schedule.

I need to know approximately how many people you expect (so I can arrange
an appropriate-sized room), how you want the room set up, whether you have
any AV needs, and when (day and time of day--morning or afternoon) you would
like to hold your meeting.

I will do my best to accommodate all requests.

Ben Okner

P.S. In case you have somehow missed the announcement, online registration
is now open at www.jewishgen.org/dc2003, Click on the word "Registration"
on the home page.

MODERATOR NOTE: Please reply privately.


Professor Xu Xin -- JGS Michigan Feb. 6 #general

BetteJoy <bettejoy@...>
 

Professor Xu Xin of Nanjing University, People's Republic of China will
lecture on February 6, 2003, at Congregation Shaarey Zedek, Southfield,
Michigan. His topic will be "The Jews of Old China". The program will be
at 7:30 PM and all are invited at no charge. The professor is sponsored by
the Jewish Genealogical Society of Michigan along with four other Greater
Detroit organizations.

Betty Provizer Starkman
Bloomfield Hills, Michigan


KAPLAN/ICHKOWSKY families #general

Letvak@...
 

Perez or Peretz KAPLAN known as Fritz or Frederick or Fred, born 1854,
changed his name >from KAPLAN to COPLAN. He and his wife Nehama and two
children emigrated in 1891 to America >from Kiev. The family settled in St.
Louis, MO.The passenger manifest listed the names of the children as
Luraline and an infant Moses. However, in the 1900 census Peretz is a
widower with two children Lena and Louis. Louis birthdate is 1896. The 1910
census lists Peretz as married and his wife's name is Hannah or Anna and he
has a number of children, all known to me. Hannah's maiden name was
ICHKOWSKY or ICHKOVSKY or ITZKOWSKY or ITZKOVSKY. Peretz's father was
Mordecai KAPLAN. Peretz died in 1930. His wife Hannah died in 1940. Her
father's name was Avraham ICHKOWSKY or one of the derivatives. The
ITCHKOWSKY's also emigrated >from Kiev. The first wife's maiden name is also
listed on Lena's death certificate as Naom Itzkowsky. (Naom, however, is a
masculine name).

Please contact me if you are connected to this family or have information on
the family.

Thank you.

Sylvia Letvak Jaffe
St. Louis, MO.
Letvak@aol.com


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen SIG and BOF Meeting at DC2003 #general

Ben Okner <b.okner@...>
 

Dear Genners,

I am the co-chair for the 23rd IAJGS International Conference on Jewish
Genealogy, in in charge of scheduling meetings at DC2003. The conference
will be held in Washington, DC >from July 20 to 25, 2003. If you have not
already contacted me and your group wants to hold want to hold a SIG or
BOF meeting in Washington next July, you should let me know so that I can
put your group on the conference schedule.

I need to know approximately how many people you expect (so I can arrange
an appropriate-sized room), how you want the room set up, whether you have
any AV needs, and when (day and time of day--morning or afternoon) you would
like to hold your meeting.

I will do my best to accommodate all requests.

Ben Okner

P.S. In case you have somehow missed the announcement, online registration
is now open at www.jewishgen.org/dc2003, Click on the word "Registration"
on the home page.

MODERATOR NOTE: Please reply privately.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Professor Xu Xin -- JGS Michigan Feb. 6 #general

BetteJoy <bettejoy@...>
 

Professor Xu Xin of Nanjing University, People's Republic of China will
lecture on February 6, 2003, at Congregation Shaarey Zedek, Southfield,
Michigan. His topic will be "The Jews of Old China". The program will be
at 7:30 PM and all are invited at no charge. The professor is sponsored by
the Jewish Genealogical Society of Michigan along with four other Greater
Detroit organizations.

Betty Provizer Starkman
Bloomfield Hills, Michigan


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen KAPLAN/ICHKOWSKY families #general

Letvak@...
 

Perez or Peretz KAPLAN known as Fritz or Frederick or Fred, born 1854,
changed his name >from KAPLAN to COPLAN. He and his wife Nehama and two
children emigrated in 1891 to America >from Kiev. The family settled in St.
Louis, MO.The passenger manifest listed the names of the children as
Luraline and an infant Moses. However, in the 1900 census Peretz is a
widower with two children Lena and Louis. Louis birthdate is 1896. The 1910
census lists Peretz as married and his wife's name is Hannah or Anna and he
has a number of children, all known to me. Hannah's maiden name was
ICHKOWSKY or ICHKOVSKY or ITZKOWSKY or ITZKOVSKY. Peretz's father was
Mordecai KAPLAN. Peretz died in 1930. His wife Hannah died in 1940. Her
father's name was Avraham ICHKOWSKY or one of the derivatives. The
ITCHKOWSKY's also emigrated >from Kiev. The first wife's maiden name is also
listed on Lena's death certificate as Naom Itzkowsky. (Naom, however, is a
masculine name).

Please contact me if you are connected to this family or have information on
the family.

Thank you.

Sylvia Letvak Jaffe
St. Louis, MO.
Letvak@aol.com


Re: Seeking Details of Engineers in Poland #galicia

Alexander Sharon
 

"Alan Glixman" <alan.glixman@optusnet.com.au> wrote

Two of my relatives who perished in the war were engineers (I'm not sure
what kind .. mechanical, civil, etc). They lived in Lodz, Poland.

I was wondering if they would have been required to register with some
professional body. Does anyone know?

If they did, and if the records of such an organisation still survived, I
was hoping that the records may have included photos.
Alan,

NOT (Naczelna Organizacja Techniczna) or The Main Technical Organization in
Poland was etablished back in Warsaw in 1935.

Alexander Sharon
Calgary, Ab


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Seeking Details of Engineers in Poland #general

Alexander Sharon
 

"Alan Glixman" <alan.glixman@optusnet.com.au> wrote

Two of my relatives who perished in the war were engineers (I'm not sure
what kind .. mechanical, civil, etc). They lived in Lodz, Poland.

I was wondering if they would have been required to register with some
professional body. Does anyone know?

If they did, and if the records of such an organisation still survived, I
was hoping that the records may have included photos.
Alan,

NOT (Naczelna Organizacja Techniczna) or The Main Technical Organization in
Poland was etablished back in Warsaw in 1935.

Alexander Sharon
Calgary, Ab


New year new book #belarus

Udi Cain
 

Dear all,

As a member of Belarus SIG, I would like you to know:

After three years of hard labour, I received a note >from my history
professor, Yoav Gelber, of Haifa university, assuring me that I will not
have to rewrite the book :-))


The book about Jewish families and communities of the province of Posen,
Prussia, was compiled with much help >from many, including members of our
GerSIG.
The book contains a lot of material of general interest.
It is being published by "Keter" publishing house (the same
publishing house who had published encyclopaedia Judaica). It contains 544
pages on chromo paper, hard cover, and about 150 documents and photos.

The book will be sold for no financial profit, only $15 a book (not
including mail), in order to cover its costs.

About the author:
Back in 1970 I was a commander of paratroops squadron. I was badly
injured in Lebanon while leading my soldier to battle against the
terrorists.

Even though I was badly wounded, after over a year of medical treatments and
surgeries, I asked to continue serving my country as an officer and fighter,
and became a commander of squadron of tanks (British Centurions) on the
Golan Heights, where we fought against the Syrians. All that, however, did
not attribute to my health, and I am presently a 100% disabled war veteran,
and today I have to lie down most of the time, inhaling oxygen.

My situation bought me a lot of free time, which I used to write my first
book between 1997-2000, and now the second one is about to appear.

I would greatly appreciate it if any of you who is interested in
purchasing the book will contact me after reading this note, so that I can
make the arrangements to mail it.

Best regards. Udi Cain, Jerusalem.

Reply to: mailto:chaikin@netvision.net.il

P.S.
Professor Werner S. Zimmt who also took part in compiling the book, posted a
note in GerSIG:

To Gersig members:
I have recently received a copy of a book edited by UDI CAIN, a member of
this group, called ">from Prussia with Love". This is a history of his
family, many members of which came >from Posen, and later, Berlin, and other
parts of Germany.

What makes it interesting and valuable is that it contains a number of
chapters on towns in Posen, translated >from the books by Heppner-Herzberg
on the history of the Jews of Posen: "Aus der Vergangenheit und Gegenwart
der Juden und der jued. Gemeinden in den Posener Landen" (>from the past and
the present of the Jews and Jewish communities in the land of Posen).

This extremely valuable history was assemble at the end of the 19th century
and updated several time before WWI. To my knowledge, it has never been
fully translated, and even here, only articles about some of the town
histories are translated. These include:

Filehne, Graetz, Jaratschewo, Kempen, Kurnik, Obornik, Rawitsch, Rogasen,
Schneidemuehl, Schocken, Schrimm, Zerkow.

The articles include histories, names of rabbis, and teachers, and other
prominent members of the congregations, as well as financial data
and social and religious organizations, military service, etc.

The book also includes translations of articles by other late 19th century
and early 20est century writers and historians about Lissa, Rogasen, and
Schrimm, as well as general information about the lives of our ancestors
during the period >from the 16th to the 20est centuries.

My own interest comes >from the fact that most of my ancestors come
from these towns and many are mentioned. There are also extensive footnotes
that lead to more information.

I thought that there may be many members of this group who would like
to see it. If so, I would suggest contacting the author at:
Udi Cain <chaikin@netvision.net.il>

Werner Zimmt Tuscon, Arizona


Belarus SIG #Belarus New year new book #belarus

Udi Cain
 

Dear all,

As a member of Belarus SIG, I would like you to know:

After three years of hard labour, I received a note >from my history
professor, Yoav Gelber, of Haifa university, assuring me that I will not
have to rewrite the book :-))


The book about Jewish families and communities of the province of Posen,
Prussia, was compiled with much help >from many, including members of our
GerSIG.
The book contains a lot of material of general interest.
It is being published by "Keter" publishing house (the same
publishing house who had published encyclopaedia Judaica). It contains 544
pages on chromo paper, hard cover, and about 150 documents and photos.

The book will be sold for no financial profit, only $15 a book (not
including mail), in order to cover its costs.

About the author:
Back in 1970 I was a commander of paratroops squadron. I was badly
injured in Lebanon while leading my soldier to battle against the
terrorists.

Even though I was badly wounded, after over a year of medical treatments and
surgeries, I asked to continue serving my country as an officer and fighter,
and became a commander of squadron of tanks (British Centurions) on the
Golan Heights, where we fought against the Syrians. All that, however, did
not attribute to my health, and I am presently a 100% disabled war veteran,
and today I have to lie down most of the time, inhaling oxygen.

My situation bought me a lot of free time, which I used to write my first
book between 1997-2000, and now the second one is about to appear.

I would greatly appreciate it if any of you who is interested in
purchasing the book will contact me after reading this note, so that I can
make the arrangements to mail it.

Best regards. Udi Cain, Jerusalem.

Reply to: mailto:chaikin@netvision.net.il

P.S.
Professor Werner S. Zimmt who also took part in compiling the book, posted a
note in GerSIG:

To Gersig members:
I have recently received a copy of a book edited by UDI CAIN, a member of
this group, called ">from Prussia with Love". This is a history of his
family, many members of which came >from Posen, and later, Berlin, and other
parts of Germany.

What makes it interesting and valuable is that it contains a number of
chapters on towns in Posen, translated >from the books by Heppner-Herzberg
on the history of the Jews of Posen: "Aus der Vergangenheit und Gegenwart
der Juden und der jued. Gemeinden in den Posener Landen" (>from the past and
the present of the Jews and Jewish communities in the land of Posen).

This extremely valuable history was assemble at the end of the 19th century
and updated several time before WWI. To my knowledge, it has never been
fully translated, and even here, only articles about some of the town
histories are translated. These include:

Filehne, Graetz, Jaratschewo, Kempen, Kurnik, Obornik, Rawitsch, Rogasen,
Schneidemuehl, Schocken, Schrimm, Zerkow.

The articles include histories, names of rabbis, and teachers, and other
prominent members of the congregations, as well as financial data
and social and religious organizations, military service, etc.

The book also includes translations of articles by other late 19th century
and early 20est century writers and historians about Lissa, Rogasen, and
Schrimm, as well as general information about the lives of our ancestors
during the period >from the 16th to the 20est centuries.

My own interest comes >from the fact that most of my ancestors come
from these towns and many are mentioned. There are also extensive footnotes
that lead to more information.

I thought that there may be many members of this group who would like
to see it. If so, I would suggest contacting the author at:
Udi Cain <chaikin@netvision.net.il>

Werner Zimmt Tuscon, Arizona


Re: Kalwaria Zebrzydowska (jri-pl digest: February 03, 2003) #poland

NFatouros@...
 

In a message dated 2/4/03 Roberto Kornmehl (roberto_K_2002@yahoo.com.ar)
wrote:

<< I'm interested in any information about the town were my father was
born in 1905. The name of the town is Kalwaria Zebrzydowska and my fathers name and surname was Hirsch Kornmehl.>>


I can't help Senor Kornmehl with his surname, but I did find a little
information about Kalwaria Zebrzydowska.

Chester G. Cohen's "Shtetl Finder Gazetteer's" entry for this place says that it is southwest of Krakow and east of Vadovitz. It is included in the Yizkor book "Sefer Zikron L'Kehilot Vadovitz, Andrichov, Kalvaria, Mishlenitz, Sucha," published in 1967. Mr. Kornmehl should check Jewishgen's Yizkor book project to see whether any of this book has been translated and put online.

Cohen also says that Ischar Blaugrund, born in Limanov was rabbi in the town and that Yehiel Kalman Sharf and Manahem Manish Natzetovitz were subscribers to the book "Arye Debi Eilai."

The entry for Kalwaria Zebrzydowska in "Where We Once Walked" says that its pre-WWII Jewish population was 486 and that its map coordinates are
49'52/19'41. The shtetl is also mention in several publications, including
Pinkas HaKehilot-Poland, Vol. 3.

My old Columbia-Lippincott Gazetteer's entry for Kalwaria Zebrzydowska says
that the shtetl had a population of 1,816, and was located (or is) on a rail junction 18 miles southwest of Krakow. People were engaged in furniture manufacturing. The town was (or is) a pilgimage center and has a monastery.

I suggest that Mr. Kornmehl do a search for the shtetl by typing in its name in the "search this website" box on Jewishgen's main page. This utility may turn up some mention of the shtetl in, say, the URL that pops up about Krakow. He should also try searching for his surname using the same search box. I don't have the impresssion that records for his shtetl are listed in the JRI-Poland (JRI-PL) Project but he should try looking for KORNMEHL there anyway, as he may find records for the name in any listing the Project may have for his shtetl's neighboring places (Sucha, Mischlenitz, Andrichov, Vadovitz), or even in the Project's listing for Krakow.=


Naomi Fatouros (nee FELDMAN)
Bloomington, Indiana
NFatouros@aol.com
Researching: BELKOWSKY and BIELKOWSKY, Odessa and Berdichev;ROTHSTEIN,
Kremenchug; FELDMAN, Pinsk; SCHUTZ, RETTIG, WAHL, Shcherets; LEVY, Mulhouse; SAS or SASS,Podwolochisk; RAPOPORT, Tarnopol, Korostyshev; BEHAM, Salok and Kharkov; WOLPIANSKY, Ostryna.


JRI Poland #Poland Re: Kalwaria Zebrzydowska (jri-pl digest: February 03, 2003) #poland

NFatouros@...
 

In a message dated 2/4/03 Roberto Kornmehl (roberto_K_2002@yahoo.com.ar)
wrote:

<< I'm interested in any information about the town were my father was
born in 1905. The name of the town is Kalwaria Zebrzydowska and my fathers name and surname was Hirsch Kornmehl.>>


I can't help Senor Kornmehl with his surname, but I did find a little
information about Kalwaria Zebrzydowska.

Chester G. Cohen's "Shtetl Finder Gazetteer's" entry for this place says that it is southwest of Krakow and east of Vadovitz. It is included in the Yizkor book "Sefer Zikron L'Kehilot Vadovitz, Andrichov, Kalvaria, Mishlenitz, Sucha," published in 1967. Mr. Kornmehl should check Jewishgen's Yizkor book project to see whether any of this book has been translated and put online.

Cohen also says that Ischar Blaugrund, born in Limanov was rabbi in the town and that Yehiel Kalman Sharf and Manahem Manish Natzetovitz were subscribers to the book "Arye Debi Eilai."

The entry for Kalwaria Zebrzydowska in "Where We Once Walked" says that its pre-WWII Jewish population was 486 and that its map coordinates are
49'52/19'41. The shtetl is also mention in several publications, including
Pinkas HaKehilot-Poland, Vol. 3.

My old Columbia-Lippincott Gazetteer's entry for Kalwaria Zebrzydowska says
that the shtetl had a population of 1,816, and was located (or is) on a rail junction 18 miles southwest of Krakow. People were engaged in furniture manufacturing. The town was (or is) a pilgimage center and has a monastery.

I suggest that Mr. Kornmehl do a search for the shtetl by typing in its name in the "search this website" box on Jewishgen's main page. This utility may turn up some mention of the shtetl in, say, the URL that pops up about Krakow. He should also try searching for his surname using the same search box. I don't have the impresssion that records for his shtetl are listed in the JRI-Poland (JRI-PL) Project but he should try looking for KORNMEHL there anyway, as he may find records for the name in any listing the Project may have for his shtetl's neighboring places (Sucha, Mischlenitz, Andrichov, Vadovitz), or even in the Project's listing for Krakow.=


Naomi Fatouros (nee FELDMAN)
Bloomington, Indiana
NFatouros@aol.com
Researching: BELKOWSKY and BIELKOWSKY, Odessa and Berdichev;ROTHSTEIN,
Kremenchug; FELDMAN, Pinsk; SCHUTZ, RETTIG, WAHL, Shcherets; LEVY, Mulhouse; SAS or SASS,Podwolochisk; RAPOPORT, Tarnopol, Korostyshev; BEHAM, Salok and Kharkov; WOLPIANSKY, Ostryna.


Reb Aharon of Lechevitz #rabbinic

yonatan@...
 

Further to my messages of yesterday, and today, Udi Cain was kind
enough to send me excerpts >from the book on the genealogy of the
families of Reb Aharon of Karlin and Asher of Stolin.

What escapes me are the names of the children of Reb Aharon of
Lechevitz, who according to 2 independant family trees, was the
father-in-law of my ancestor's sibling Yosef and the father of
father of Shlomo Chaim of Koidanov.

Does anyone have a more detailed tree of Reb Aharon of LECHEVITZ's
children and there spouses?

Thanks to all and to Udi

Yoni Ben-Ari

p.s. according to information I received, Reb Chaim VOLOZHINER had a
second son who is not mentioned in published trees by the name of
Yosef of Shareshev. One of the few places he is mentioned is in
"Nefesh Hachaim" when he came to his father's funeral and gave a
small Dvar Torah and hesped. Reliable sources mention that the
reason he was expunged >from the Volozhin family trees is that he,
"nebech", became a chosid and a Lechevitz one at that. Is there a
Lechevitz historian out there who can comment on this. I would
think that such a coup would be written about proudly


Rabbinic Genealogy SIG #Rabbinic Reb Aharon of Lechevitz #rabbinic

yonatan@...
 

Further to my messages of yesterday, and today, Udi Cain was kind
enough to send me excerpts >from the book on the genealogy of the
families of Reb Aharon of Karlin and Asher of Stolin.

What escapes me are the names of the children of Reb Aharon of
Lechevitz, who according to 2 independant family trees, was the
father-in-law of my ancestor's sibling Yosef and the father of
father of Shlomo Chaim of Koidanov.

Does anyone have a more detailed tree of Reb Aharon of LECHEVITZ's
children and there spouses?

Thanks to all and to Udi

Yoni Ben-Ari

p.s. according to information I received, Reb Chaim VOLOZHINER had a
second son who is not mentioned in published trees by the name of
Yosef of Shareshev. One of the few places he is mentioned is in
"Nefesh Hachaim" when he came to his father's funeral and gave a
small Dvar Torah and hesped. Reliable sources mention that the
reason he was expunged >from the Volozhin family trees is that he,
"nebech", became a chosid and a Lechevitz one at that. Is there a
Lechevitz historian out there who can comment on this. I would
think that such a coup would be written about proudly


Rav Dovid of Novarudok-"Galya Mesechta" #rabbinic

yonatan@...
 

I know I've asked before but as all my files were recently lost I'll
try again.

My maternal grandfather was a descendant of Rav Dovid of Novarudok's
brother (sons of Moshe of Kletzk). Does anyone have knowledge of
Rav Dovid's siblings? I have been in touch with descendants of Rav
Dovid, who manage a family tree but they have no information of his
siblings.

Thanks

Yoni Ben-Ari, Jerusalem/Efrat


Rabbinic Genealogy SIG #Rabbinic Rav Dovid of Novarudok-"Galya Mesechta" #rabbinic

yonatan@...
 

I know I've asked before but as all my files were recently lost I'll
try again.

My maternal grandfather was a descendant of Rav Dovid of Novarudok's
brother (sons of Moshe of Kletzk). Does anyone have knowledge of
Rav Dovid's siblings? I have been in touch with descendants of Rav
Dovid, who manage a family tree but they have no information of his
siblings.

Thanks

Yoni Ben-Ari, Jerusalem/Efrat


Re: passenger lists #general

Susan Tait Porcaro <Suetaitporcaro@...>
 

Just thought I'd put out the names I'm researching again:

Simon Sharpe - born Vilnius, Lithuania, 1852, son of Benjamin and Ida, died
5 aug 1932 in Nashua, NH (believe his name was different - work in
progress...)

Zelia Borofsky - his wife, born Lithuania (i think) 1852, died Nashua, NH 24 mar 1923. daughter of Benjamin Borofsky and Sarah Davis

Aaron (Harry) Chiansky - born april 1871 Kovno, Lithuania, died after 1940
probably in NY where he lived with his sister Bessie Levy. was married to
Ida Sharpe, daughter of Simon and Zelia, divorced 1911. His sons changed
their last name to Chauncey. Aaron and Ida's children were:
Harry, Herman, Julius, Albert, Benjamin, Esther and Sylvia

I'm currently waiting for the death certificates for Simon and Zelia and
have contacted the NARA for ships' passenger list records for the above.
Would like to trace them all in Lithuania. Need to find Aaron's roots. mighthave had brother Hyman and sister Bessie living in Boston in 1900.

My husband, Steve Porcaro, is Simon's gggrandson, through Ida & Aaron,
Esther Chansky and Samuel Kriegsman,
Susan Kriegsman and Kenneth Porcaro.

Thank you
Sue Tait Porcaro

MODERATOR'S NOTE: Make sure you register al the names and towns you're researching with the JewishGen Family Finder.


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania Re: passenger lists #lithuania

Susan Tait Porcaro <Suetaitporcaro@...>
 

Just thought I'd put out the names I'm researching again:

Simon Sharpe - born Vilnius, Lithuania, 1852, son of Benjamin and Ida, died
5 aug 1932 in Nashua, NH (believe his name was different - work in
progress...)

Zelia Borofsky - his wife, born Lithuania (i think) 1852, died Nashua, NH 24 mar 1923. daughter of Benjamin Borofsky and Sarah Davis

Aaron (Harry) Chiansky - born april 1871 Kovno, Lithuania, died after 1940
probably in NY where he lived with his sister Bessie Levy. was married to
Ida Sharpe, daughter of Simon and Zelia, divorced 1911. His sons changed
their last name to Chauncey. Aaron and Ida's children were:
Harry, Herman, Julius, Albert, Benjamin, Esther and Sylvia

I'm currently waiting for the death certificates for Simon and Zelia and
have contacted the NARA for ships' passenger list records for the above.
Would like to trace them all in Lithuania. Need to find Aaron's roots. mighthave had brother Hyman and sister Bessie living in Boston in 1900.

My husband, Steve Porcaro, is Simon's gggrandson, through Ida & Aaron,
Esther Chansky and Samuel Kriegsman,
Susan Kriegsman and Kenneth Porcaro.

Thank you
Sue Tait Porcaro

MODERATOR'S NOTE: Make sure you register al the names and towns you're researching with the JewishGen Family Finder.


Yisrael CHARIF-Ostrog #rabbinic

yonatan@...
 

Further to my posting of yesterday and today regarding the ROSENBAUM
family of Skalat, I came across a note in my files mentioning that
my ancester Yisrael of Ostrog, who was a descendant of the "Smichas
Chachomim" and related by marriage to the Karlin-Stolin chassidic
dynasties may have gone under the family name CHARIF.

I recall the name being a well known rabbinic family. Does anyone
have a listing for a Yisrael CHARIF of Ostrog? Did this family name
change to SHARF and any other similiar variants over the years?

I tried CHARIF in the JGFF -any place-and got 850 hits many if not
most were listed as SHARFs.

Thanks

Yoni Ben-Ari, Jerusalem/Efrat


Rabbinic Genealogy SIG #Rabbinic Yisrael CHARIF-Ostrog #rabbinic

yonatan@...
 

Further to my posting of yesterday and today regarding the ROSENBAUM
family of Skalat, I came across a note in my files mentioning that
my ancester Yisrael of Ostrog, who was a descendant of the "Smichas
Chachomim" and related by marriage to the Karlin-Stolin chassidic
dynasties may have gone under the family name CHARIF.

I recall the name being a well known rabbinic family. Does anyone
have a listing for a Yisrael CHARIF of Ostrog? Did this family name
change to SHARF and any other similiar variants over the years?

I tried CHARIF in the JGFF -any place-and got 850 hits many if not
most were listed as SHARFs.

Thanks

Yoni Ben-Ari, Jerusalem/Efrat