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This week's Yizkor book excerpt on the JewishGen Facebook page #general

Bruce Drake
 

Most of the Yizkor book excerpts I present each week are dramatic
ones: harrowing tales of survival, grim tales of death and struggles
of daily life. But I found myself touched by this affectionate
portrait of a father in this chapter >from the Yizkor book of Rokiskis,
Lithuania. In "My Father's Nigun" (melody), Shlomo Rubin remembers how
his father - someone who had no education beyond the cheder and at a
young age "had to hitch himself up to the wagon of life" - would wake
up early, and fortified by tea, "read the Psalms with such a touching
melody that engraved itself deep inside me." He was a man who saved
the best of the fish he sold >from his cart for his poorer customers.
And he was a man moved to copious tears in the synagogue, particularly
during the Day of Awe, when his cries sounded like they had been "torn
from the deepest cells in his heart - the pain that had collected in him
during an entire year."

URL: https://www.facebook.com/JewishGen.org/posts/2495202600501880?__tn__=K-R

Bruce Drake
Silver Spring MD

Researching: DRACH, EBERT, KIMMEL, ZLOTNICK
Towns: Wojnilow, Kovel


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen This week's Yizkor book excerpt on the JewishGen Facebook page #general

Bruce Drake
 

Most of the Yizkor book excerpts I present each week are dramatic
ones: harrowing tales of survival, grim tales of death and struggles
of daily life. But I found myself touched by this affectionate
portrait of a father in this chapter >from the Yizkor book of Rokiskis,
Lithuania. In "My Father's Nigun" (melody), Shlomo Rubin remembers how
his father - someone who had no education beyond the cheder and at a
young age "had to hitch himself up to the wagon of life" - would wake
up early, and fortified by tea, "read the Psalms with such a touching
melody that engraved itself deep inside me." He was a man who saved
the best of the fish he sold >from his cart for his poorer customers.
And he was a man moved to copious tears in the synagogue, particularly
during the Day of Awe, when his cries sounded like they had been "torn
from the deepest cells in his heart - the pain that had collected in him
during an entire year."

URL: https://www.facebook.com/JewishGen.org/posts/2495202600501880?__tn__=K-R

Bruce Drake
Silver Spring MD

Researching: DRACH, EBERT, KIMMEL, ZLOTNICK
Towns: Wojnilow, Kovel


MENAKER / MINAKER #southafrica

sakina.bryant@...
 

Seeking the descendants of Nissan/Nathan Menaker or Minaker and Mindel
Minaker (Rosenberg), b. 1830's; I know Simon Minaker and Evelyn
(Evelow?) >from Germiston were their kids. Others went to NYC, where
they are buried next to my great-great-grandparents, who have the same
surname -- Menaker.

We have a genetic connection and I believe they were >from the same shtetl.

Sincerely,

Sakina Bryant


South Africa SIG #SouthAfrica MENAKER / MINAKER #southafrica

sakina.bryant@...
 

Seeking the descendants of Nissan/Nathan Menaker or Minaker and Mindel
Minaker (Rosenberg), b. 1830's; I know Simon Minaker and Evelyn
(Evelow?) >from Germiston were their kids. Others went to NYC, where
they are buried next to my great-great-grandparents, who have the same
surname -- Menaker.

We have a genetic connection and I believe they were >from the same shtetl.

Sincerely,

Sakina Bryant


Important News for Purchasers of Yizkor-Books-In-Print Yizkor Books - More Yizkor Books indexed #yizkorbooks

Joel Alpert
 

We are pleased to announce the addition of indexes into more of our
publications. Additionally we have placed on the web links to
printable files for those who have already purchased our titles.

Please find these words in the announcement of the book on the YBIP page:

https://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/ybip.html

"Click here to see the index containing the family names in this book.
If you already have purchased the book, please print out and insert
into the back of the book."

You can then print the index pages and insert into the back of your book.

New orders for our books will have these pages already included.

The remaining books without indexes will have them included in the near future.

The indexing work was carried out by a team of 20 volunteers led by Susan Rosin.

Even if you have not purchased the Yizkor Book of your ancestral
shtetl, look over the index to see if any of your family names appear.

Joel Alpert, Coordinator of the Yizkor-Books-In-Print Project


Yizkor Books #YizkorBooks Important News for Purchasers of Yizkor-Books-In-Print Yizkor Books - More Yizkor Books indexed #yizkorbooks

Joel Alpert
 

We are pleased to announce the addition of indexes into more of our
publications. Additionally we have placed on the web links to
printable files for those who have already purchased our titles.

Please find these words in the announcement of the book on the YBIP page:

https://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/ybip.html

"Click here to see the index containing the family names in this book.
If you already have purchased the book, please print out and insert
into the back of the book."

You can then print the index pages and insert into the back of your book.

New orders for our books will have these pages already included.

The remaining books without indexes will have them included in the near future.

The indexing work was carried out by a team of 20 volunteers led by Susan Rosin.

Even if you have not purchased the Yizkor Book of your ancestral
shtetl, look over the index to see if any of your family names appear.

Joel Alpert, Coordinator of the Yizkor-Books-In-Print Project


GROSSBARD, BINDER, REBITZER/RIES, HALPERN, MINSKY - Vienna or NYC #general

Joseph Lonstein
 

In 1939, a SPERBER relative born in Sieniawa, Galicia and living in Vienna
listed on a concentration camp document that a Fanny GROSSBARD was his
closest relative in Vienna. Through the usual databases I found that this
woman was Fanny KUPFERSTEIN recte BINDER (b. 1892, d. 1943 Auchwitz) married
in Vienna to Adolf GROSSBARD (b. 1889, d. 1935 Vienna).

Their daughter was a Herta GROSSBARD (1918-1982) who came to the States in
1939 and married Hugo REBITZER (aka RIES) in Alabama, and the couple very
soon thereafter lived in NYC and later Haworth and North Bergen, New Jersey.

When coming to the States, Herta GROSSBARD listed a Jennie HALPERN in
Brooklyn as her aunt. In the 1940 U.S. census I found at the exact address
on Herta's manifest a Jennie HALPERN (b. 1884), likely the widow of Julius
HALPERN with children Isadore HALPERN (b. 1908; a school teacher), George
HALPERN (b. 1918; also a schoolteacher), and Bessie (b. 1909, married
MINSKY).

Anything ring a bell?

Thank you,

Joe Lonstein
East Lansing, Michigan, USA

MODERATOR NOTE: Please email Joe privately with contact information.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen GROSSBARD, BINDER, REBITZER/RIES, HALPERN, MINSKY - Vienna or NYC #general

Joseph Lonstein
 

In 1939, a SPERBER relative born in Sieniawa, Galicia and living in Vienna
listed on a concentration camp document that a Fanny GROSSBARD was his
closest relative in Vienna. Through the usual databases I found that this
woman was Fanny KUPFERSTEIN recte BINDER (b. 1892, d. 1943 Auchwitz) married
in Vienna to Adolf GROSSBARD (b. 1889, d. 1935 Vienna).

Their daughter was a Herta GROSSBARD (1918-1982) who came to the States in
1939 and married Hugo REBITZER (aka RIES) in Alabama, and the couple very
soon thereafter lived in NYC and later Haworth and North Bergen, New Jersey.

When coming to the States, Herta GROSSBARD listed a Jennie HALPERN in
Brooklyn as her aunt. In the 1940 U.S. census I found at the exact address
on Herta's manifest a Jennie HALPERN (b. 1884), likely the widow of Julius
HALPERN with children Isadore HALPERN (b. 1908; a school teacher), George
HALPERN (b. 1918; also a schoolteacher), and Bessie (b. 1909, married
MINSKY).

Anything ring a bell?

Thank you,

Joe Lonstein
East Lansing, Michigan, USA

MODERATOR NOTE: Please email Joe privately with contact information.


Important News for Purchasers of Yizkor-Books-In-Print Yizkor Books - More Yizkor Books indexed #general

Joel Alpert
 

We are pleased to announce the addition of Indices into more of our
publications. Additionally we have placed on the web links to
printable files for those who have already purchased our titles.

Please find these words in the announcement of the book on the YBIP page:

https://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/ybip.html

"Click here to see the index containing the family names in this book.
If you already have purchased the book, please print out and insert
into the back of the book."

You can then print the index pages and insert into the back of your book.

New orders for our books will have these pages already included.

The remaining books without indices will have them included in the near future.

The indexing work was carried out by a team of 20 volunteers led by Susan Rosin.

Even if you have not purchased the Yizkor Book of your ancestral
shtetl, look over the index to see if any of your family names appear.

Joel Alpert, Coordinator of the Yizkor-Books-In-Print Project


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Important News for Purchasers of Yizkor-Books-In-Print Yizkor Books - More Yizkor Books indexed #general

Joel Alpert
 

We are pleased to announce the addition of Indices into more of our
publications. Additionally we have placed on the web links to
printable files for those who have already purchased our titles.

Please find these words in the announcement of the book on the YBIP page:

https://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/ybip.html

"Click here to see the index containing the family names in this book.
If you already have purchased the book, please print out and insert
into the back of the book."

You can then print the index pages and insert into the back of your book.

New orders for our books will have these pages already included.

The remaining books without indices will have them included in the near future.

The indexing work was carried out by a team of 20 volunteers led by Susan Rosin.

Even if you have not purchased the Yizkor Book of your ancestral
shtetl, look over the index to see if any of your family names appear.

Joel Alpert, Coordinator of the Yizkor-Books-In-Print Project


Announcing the publication ofThe Zbaraz Memorial Book (Zbarazh, Ukraine) #general

Joel Alpert
 

The Yizkor-Books-In-Print Project of JewishGen is proud to announce
the publication of its 77th title, The Zbaraz Memorial Book (Zbarazh,
Ukraine)

This is a hard cover book, 11 inches by 8.5 inches with 168 pages.
This book is a translation of Sefer Zbaraz
Original Yizkor Book Editor: Moshe Sommerstein. Published in Tel Aviv 1983

Primary Translator: Yaacov David Shulman
Layout: Donni Magid
Cover Design: Nina Schwartz

List price: $43.95 Available on Amazon for around $32 may have lower
prices elsewhere
For more information go to:
https://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/ybip/YBIP_Zbarazh.html

Alternate names for the town are: Alternate names: Zbarazh [Ukr, Rus,
Yid], Zbaraz [Pol], Sbarasch [Ger], Sparach, Zbarezh

Located at 49°40' Latitude and 25°47' Longitude and12 miles NE of Ternopil

Nearby Jewish Communities:
Stryyivka 5 miles SSE
Vyshhorodok 11 miles NE
Ternopil 12 miles SW
Kamyanky 13 miles SE
Vishnevets 16 miles N
Novyy Oleksinets 17 miles NW
Skalat 18 miles SSE
Pidvolochysk 19 miles ESE
Belozerka 19 miles ENE

Researchers and descendants of the town will want to have this book.

The Yizkor-Books-In-Print Project now has 77 titles available. To see
all the books, go to:
http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/ybip.html

We hope you find this of interest for you and your family in
discovering the history of your ancestors. This would make a birthday
gift for a loved one.

For orders 4 or more books to one address in the US, UK, Canada or
Australia, we can offer you a significantly reduced price of $23 per
book including shipping (Amazon discount price is about $32 plus
shipping). Email to ybip@jewishgen.org

Email to ybip@jewishgen.org to get prices for other locations outside of the US.

Joel Alpert, Coordinator of the Yizkor-Books-In-Print Project


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Announcing the publication ofThe Zbaraz Memorial Book (Zbarazh, Ukraine) #general

Joel Alpert
 

The Yizkor-Books-In-Print Project of JewishGen is proud to announce
the publication of its 77th title, The Zbaraz Memorial Book (Zbarazh,
Ukraine)

This is a hard cover book, 11 inches by 8.5 inches with 168 pages.
This book is a translation of Sefer Zbaraz
Original Yizkor Book Editor: Moshe Sommerstein. Published in Tel Aviv 1983

Primary Translator: Yaacov David Shulman
Layout: Donni Magid
Cover Design: Nina Schwartz

List price: $43.95 Available on Amazon for around $32 may have lower
prices elsewhere
For more information go to:
https://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/ybip/YBIP_Zbarazh.html

Alternate names for the town are: Alternate names: Zbarazh [Ukr, Rus,
Yid], Zbaraz [Pol], Sbarasch [Ger], Sparach, Zbarezh

Located at 49°40' Latitude and 25°47' Longitude and12 miles NE of Ternopil

Nearby Jewish Communities:
Stryyivka 5 miles SSE
Vyshhorodok 11 miles NE
Ternopil 12 miles SW
Kamyanky 13 miles SE
Vishnevets 16 miles N
Novyy Oleksinets 17 miles NW
Skalat 18 miles SSE
Pidvolochysk 19 miles ESE
Belozerka 19 miles ENE

Researchers and descendants of the town will want to have this book.

The Yizkor-Books-In-Print Project now has 77 titles available. To see
all the books, go to:
http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/ybip.html

We hope you find this of interest for you and your family in
discovering the history of your ancestors. This would make a birthday
gift for a loved one.

For orders 4 or more books to one address in the US, UK, Canada or
Australia, we can offer you a significantly reduced price of $23 per
book including shipping (Amazon discount price is about $32 plus
shipping). Email to ybip@jewishgen.org

Email to ybip@jewishgen.org to get prices for other locations outside of the US.

Joel Alpert, Coordinator of the Yizkor-Books-In-Print Project


Announcing the publication ofThe Zbaraz Memorial Book (Zbarazh, Ukraine) #ukraine

Joel Alpert
 

The Yizkor-Books-In-Print Project of JewishGen is proud to announce
the publication of its 77th title, The Zbaraz Memorial Book (Zbarazh,
Ukraine)

This is a hard cover book, 11 inches by 8.5 inches with 168 pages.
This book is a translation of Sefer Zbaraz
Original Yizkor Book Editor: Moshe Sommerstein. Published in Tel Aviv 1983

Primary Translator: Yaacov David Shulman
Layout: Donni Magid
Cover Design: Nina Schwartz

List price:$43.95 Available on Amazon for around $32 may have lower
prices elsewhere
For more information go to:
https://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/ybip/YBIP_Zbarazh.html

Alternate names for the town are: Alternate names: Zbarazh [Ukr, Rus,
Yid], Zbaraz [Pol], Sbarasch [Ger], Sparach, Zbarezh

Located at 49°40' Latitude and 25°47' Longitude and12 miles NE of Ternopil

Nearby Jewish Communities:
Stryyivka 5 miles SSE
Vyshhorodok 11 miles NE
Ternopil 12 miles SW
Kamyanky 13 miles SE
Vishnevets 16 miles N
Novyy Oleksinets 17 miles NW
Skalat 18 miles SSE
Pidvolochysk 19 miles ESE
Belozerka 19 miles ENE

Researchers and descendants of the town will want to have this book.

The Yizkor-Books-In-Print Project now has 77 titles available. To see
all the books, go to:
http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/ybip.html

We hope you find this of interest for you and your family in
discovering the history of your ancestors. This would make a birthday
gift for a loved one.

For orders 4 or more books to one address in the US, UK, Canada or
Australia, we can offer you a significantly reduced price of $23 per
book including shipping (Amazon discount price is about $32 plus
shipping). Email to ybip@jewishgen.org

Email to ybip@jewishgen.org to get prices for other locations outside of the US.

Joel Alpert, Coordinator of the Yizkor-Books-In-Print Project


mportant News for Purchasers of Yizkor-Books-In-Print Yizkor Books - More Yizkor Books indexed #ukraine

Joel Alpert
 

We are pleased to announce the addition of Indices into more of our
publications. Additionally we have placed on the web links to
printable files for those who have already purchased our titles.

Please find these words in the announcement of the book on the YBIP page:

https://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/ybip.html

"Click here to see the index containing the family names in this book.
If you already have purchased the book, please print out and insert
into the back of the book."

You can then print the index pages and insert into the back of your book.

New orders for our books will have these pages already included.

The remaining books without indices will have them included in the near future.

The indexing work was carried out by a team of 20 volunteers led by Susan Rosin.

Even if you have not purchased the Yizkor Book of your ancestral
shtetl, look over the index to see if any of your family names appear.

Joel Alpert, Coordinator of the Yizkor-Books-In-Print Project


Ukraine SIG #Ukraine Announcing the publication ofThe Zbaraz Memorial Book (Zbarazh, Ukraine) #ukraine

Joel Alpert
 

The Yizkor-Books-In-Print Project of JewishGen is proud to announce
the publication of its 77th title, The Zbaraz Memorial Book (Zbarazh,
Ukraine)

This is a hard cover book, 11 inches by 8.5 inches with 168 pages.
This book is a translation of Sefer Zbaraz
Original Yizkor Book Editor: Moshe Sommerstein. Published in Tel Aviv 1983

Primary Translator: Yaacov David Shulman
Layout: Donni Magid
Cover Design: Nina Schwartz

List price:$43.95 Available on Amazon for around $32 may have lower
prices elsewhere
For more information go to:
https://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/ybip/YBIP_Zbarazh.html

Alternate names for the town are: Alternate names: Zbarazh [Ukr, Rus,
Yid], Zbaraz [Pol], Sbarasch [Ger], Sparach, Zbarezh

Located at 49°40' Latitude and 25°47' Longitude and12 miles NE of Ternopil

Nearby Jewish Communities:
Stryyivka 5 miles SSE
Vyshhorodok 11 miles NE
Ternopil 12 miles SW
Kamyanky 13 miles SE
Vishnevets 16 miles N
Novyy Oleksinets 17 miles NW
Skalat 18 miles SSE
Pidvolochysk 19 miles ESE
Belozerka 19 miles ENE

Researchers and descendants of the town will want to have this book.

The Yizkor-Books-In-Print Project now has 77 titles available. To see
all the books, go to:
http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/ybip.html

We hope you find this of interest for you and your family in
discovering the history of your ancestors. This would make a birthday
gift for a loved one.

For orders 4 or more books to one address in the US, UK, Canada or
Australia, we can offer you a significantly reduced price of $23 per
book including shipping (Amazon discount price is about $32 plus
shipping). Email to ybip@jewishgen.org

Email to ybip@jewishgen.org to get prices for other locations outside of the US.

Joel Alpert, Coordinator of the Yizkor-Books-In-Print Project


Ukraine SIG #Ukraine mportant News for Purchasers of Yizkor-Books-In-Print Yizkor Books - More Yizkor Books indexed #ukraine

Joel Alpert
 

We are pleased to announce the addition of Indices into more of our
publications. Additionally we have placed on the web links to
printable files for those who have already purchased our titles.

Please find these words in the announcement of the book on the YBIP page:

https://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/ybip.html

"Click here to see the index containing the family names in this book.
If you already have purchased the book, please print out and insert
into the back of the book."

You can then print the index pages and insert into the back of your book.

New orders for our books will have these pages already included.

The remaining books without indices will have them included in the near future.

The indexing work was carried out by a team of 20 volunteers led by Susan Rosin.

Even if you have not purchased the Yizkor Book of your ancestral
shtetl, look over the index to see if any of your family names appear.

Joel Alpert, Coordinator of the Yizkor-Books-In-Print Project


Cape Town Hebrew Congregation Gardens Synagogue #southafrica

Saul Issroff
 


South Africa SIG #SouthAfrica Cape Town Hebrew Congregation Gardens Synagogue #southafrica

Saul Issroff
 


JGASG Philadelphia - Sept. Meeting #general

Lois Sernoff
 

Date: Sunday, September 22, 2019
Time: 1:30 pm
Place: Congregation Keneseth Israel
8339 Old York Road, Elkins Park, PA 19027
(Corner of Old York Road and Township Line Road)

Speaker: Sarina Roffe

Topic: "Solving a Converso Mystery" - Traces Jews >from Spain to
Syria to the Americas; with information on Chief Rabbi Jacob Kassin and
his lineage >from Spain. Solves the issue of missing years >from 1492 - 1540.

Sarina Roffe is a career journalist and holds a masters in Jewish Studies.
She is the editor of Dorot for JGS of NY, the author of Branching Out from
Sepharad, and has researched numerous genealogies including the Kassin
and Labaton rabbinic dynasties and is considered an expert in Syrian Jewry.

She is a member of the IAJGS board, co-chair of the Brooklyn Jewish
Historical Initiative and founder of the Sephardic Heritage Project. She is
a member of Brooklyn's Syrian Jewish community.

Mentors will also be available >from 1:00 pm until the start of the meeting
to help with your research efforts.

JGSGP website http://www.jgsgp.org is now available with latest news,
upcoming meeting notices, and links to Philadelphia resources.

We can also be found on Facebook.

Member are welcome without charge
Guest fee of $5 can be applied toward membership

Lois Sernoff [JGASGP]


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen JGASG Philadelphia - Sept. Meeting #general

Lois Sernoff
 

Date: Sunday, September 22, 2019
Time: 1:30 pm
Place: Congregation Keneseth Israel
8339 Old York Road, Elkins Park, PA 19027
(Corner of Old York Road and Township Line Road)

Speaker: Sarina Roffe

Topic: "Solving a Converso Mystery" - Traces Jews >from Spain to
Syria to the Americas; with information on Chief Rabbi Jacob Kassin and
his lineage >from Spain. Solves the issue of missing years >from 1492 - 1540.

Sarina Roffe is a career journalist and holds a masters in Jewish Studies.
She is the editor of Dorot for JGS of NY, the author of Branching Out from
Sepharad, and has researched numerous genealogies including the Kassin
and Labaton rabbinic dynasties and is considered an expert in Syrian Jewry.

She is a member of the IAJGS board, co-chair of the Brooklyn Jewish
Historical Initiative and founder of the Sephardic Heritage Project. She is
a member of Brooklyn's Syrian Jewish community.

Mentors will also be available >from 1:00 pm until the start of the meeting
to help with your research efforts.

JGSGP website http://www.jgsgp.org is now available with latest news,
upcoming meeting notices, and links to Philadelphia resources.

We can also be found on Facebook.

Member are welcome without charge
Guest fee of $5 can be applied toward membership

Lois Sernoff [JGASGP]

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