Date   

Warszawa Gubernia Duma Voters Lists #poland

Igor Schein <igorschein@...>
 

I have in my temporary possession microfilms containing 1905, 1906 and
1912 Warszawa Gubernia Duma Voters Lists (i.e. the years missing from
http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Poland/WarszawaDuma.htm). If
anyone would like me to look up a specific surname, please let me know
- I'd be happy to do that.

Igor Schein

Researching SCHEIN, ZOLOTAREVSKY in Warsaw


JRI Poland #Poland Warszawa Gubernia Duma Voters Lists #poland

Igor Schein <igorschein@...>
 

I have in my temporary possession microfilms containing 1905, 1906 and
1912 Warszawa Gubernia Duma Voters Lists (i.e. the years missing from
http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Poland/WarszawaDuma.htm). If
anyone would like me to look up a specific surname, please let me know
- I'd be happy to do that.

Igor Schein

Researching SCHEIN, ZOLOTAREVSKY in Warsaw


Re: Yiddish Name Michel #poland

Yossi Yagur <yagury@...>
 

Hi all,
Sorry to say, but the name Michel is not related by any way to the name
Yechiel.
Michel is a common Yiddish version of the Hebrew name Michael (one of the
famous angels is called Michael).
Yechiel is a Hebrew name by its own.
Many Jewish people carry two first names. These names may be related (e.g.
Menachem-Mendel, Shlomo-Zalmen etc.) or not related at all. Yechiel-Michal
belongs to the 2nd group. For example, my name is Yosef-Eliyahu, and the
reason for this is that one of my grandfathers was called Yosef, and the
other was called Eliyahu. Nobody will say that there is some connection
between these names.
Back to Michel, my g-grandfather (as well as some others in my JURGRAU
family) was called Yechiel-Michal - and this combination belongs to the 2nd
group too.
Yossi Yagur
Petah-Tiqwa
Israel


JRI Poland #Poland RE: Yiddish Name Michel #poland

Yossi Yagur <yagury@...>
 

Hi all,
Sorry to say, but the name Michel is not related by any way to the name
Yechiel.
Michel is a common Yiddish version of the Hebrew name Michael (one of the
famous angels is called Michael).
Yechiel is a Hebrew name by its own.
Many Jewish people carry two first names. These names may be related (e.g.
Menachem-Mendel, Shlomo-Zalmen etc.) or not related at all. Yechiel-Michal
belongs to the 2nd group. For example, my name is Yosef-Eliyahu, and the
reason for this is that one of my grandfathers was called Yosef, and the
other was called Eliyahu. Nobody will say that there is some connection
between these names.
Back to Michel, my g-grandfather (as well as some others in my JURGRAU
family) was called Yechiel-Michal - and this combination belongs to the 2nd
group too.
Yossi Yagur
Petah-Tiqwa
Israel


Sarina Roffé Elected to JewishGen Board of Governors #poland

Fishbein Associates, Inc.
 

The Board of Governors of JewishGen is pleased to announce that
Sarina Roffé, a respected family historian and journalist, has
been elected unanimously to a position on its Board.

Ms. Roffé is a member of Brooklyn's Syrian Jewish community and
an active member of the Jewish Genealogical Society, Inc. (of New
York) (JGSNY). She has published widely on themes connected with
Sephardic and Mizrahi Jewish genealogy and is a recognized
authority on the history and culture of Aleppan Jewry. Ms. Roffé
is the Executive Director of the Shehebar Sephardic Center in New
York, NY, a nonprofit organization that fundraises for its
rabbinical training program in Israel, and support for schools
and outreach centers in more than sixty cities worldwide.

Following her election, Rand Fishbein, Ph.D., a member of the
Board’s search committee, commented, “The Board could not be more
delighted to welcome Sarina onto the JewishGen team. We will be
looking to her for fresh ideas on how to expand our programming
and online resources in Sephardic genealogy. Her knowledge and
experience are sure to prove invaluable as we look to expand our
outreach activities.”

Rand Fishbein, JewishGen Board of Governors
Karen Franklin, Co-Chair, JewishGen Board of Governors

MODERATOR'S NOTE: Just a reminder that JRI-Poland is an independent
organization whose database, website and discussion group are hosted
by JewishGen.


JRI Poland #Poland Sarina Roffé Elected to JewishGen Board of Governors #poland

Fishbein Associates, Inc.
 

The Board of Governors of JewishGen is pleased to announce that
Sarina Roffé, a respected family historian and journalist, has
been elected unanimously to a position on its Board.

Ms. Roffé is a member of Brooklyn's Syrian Jewish community and
an active member of the Jewish Genealogical Society, Inc. (of New
York) (JGSNY). She has published widely on themes connected with
Sephardic and Mizrahi Jewish genealogy and is a recognized
authority on the history and culture of Aleppan Jewry. Ms. Roffé
is the Executive Director of the Shehebar Sephardic Center in New
York, NY, a nonprofit organization that fundraises for its
rabbinical training program in Israel, and support for schools
and outreach centers in more than sixty cities worldwide.

Following her election, Rand Fishbein, Ph.D., a member of the
Board’s search committee, commented, “The Board could not be more
delighted to welcome Sarina onto the JewishGen team. We will be
looking to her for fresh ideas on how to expand our programming
and online resources in Sephardic genealogy. Her knowledge and
experience are sure to prove invaluable as we look to expand our
outreach activities.”

Rand Fishbein, JewishGen Board of Governors
Karen Franklin, Co-Chair, JewishGen Board of Governors

MODERATOR'S NOTE: Just a reminder that JRI-Poland is an independent
organization whose database, website and discussion group are hosted
by JewishGen.


Re: JRI-Poland's role in Gwyneth Paltrow episode of "Who Do You think You Are? #general

Robert J.Friedman <rjfriedman@...>
 

An additional resource for the Paltrowitz family >from Suwalki Gubernia
is the Levitansky Family Genealogy Collection (P-361) in the American
Jewish Historical Society's archives at the Center for Jewish History
(http://tinyurl.com/Levitansky). One of Gwyneth Paltrow's paternal
ancestors married a member of the Levitansky family (as did one of my
maternal Reinschreiber relatives). The collection has a number of
Paltrowitz family photos as well as genealogical charts and other
materials.

Bob Friedman
Brooklyn, NY

On Sun, 27 Mar 2011 21:22:23 -0600, SMSDIAMOND@aol.com wrote:

The show's researchers were able to tap into JRI-Poland's
online database as the starting point in documenting Paltrow's
ancestry. The JRI-Poland database has 90 record entries for
Paltrow's ancestors


JRI Poland #Poland Re: JRI-Poland's role in Gwyneth Paltrow episode of "Who Do You think You Are? #poland

Robert J.Friedman <rjfriedman@...>
 

An additional resource for the Paltrowitz family >from Suwalki Gubernia
is the Levitansky Family Genealogy Collection (P-361) in the American
Jewish Historical Society's archives at the Center for Jewish History
(http://tinyurl.com/Levitansky). One of Gwyneth Paltrow's paternal
ancestors married a member of the Levitansky family (as did one of my
maternal Reinschreiber relatives). The collection has a number of
Paltrowitz family photos as well as genealogical charts and other
materials.

Bob Friedman
Brooklyn, NY

On Sun, 27 Mar 2011 21:22:23 -0600, SMSDIAMOND@aol.com wrote:

The show's researchers were able to tap into JRI-Poland's
online database as the starting point in documenting Paltrow's
ancestry. The JRI-Poland database has 90 record entries for
Paltrow's ancestors


Sarina Roffé Elected to JewishGen Board of Governors #poland

Fishbein Associates, Inc.
 

Sarina Roffé Elected to JewishGen Board of Governors

The Board of Governors of JewishGen is pleased to announce that
Sarina Roffé, a respected family historian and journalist, has
been elected unanimously to a position on its Board.

Ms. Roffé is a member of Brooklyn's Syrian Jewish community and
an active member of the Jewish Genealogical Society, Inc. (of New
York) (JGSNY). She has published widely on themes connected with
Sephardic and Mizrahi Jewish genealogy and is a recognized
authority on the history and culture of Aleppan Jewry. Ms. Roffé
is the Executive Director of the Shehebar Sephardic Center in New
York, NY, a nonprofit organization that fundraises for its
rabbinical training program in Israel, and support for schools
and outreach centers in more than sixty cities worldwide.

Following her election, Rand Fishbein, Ph.D., a member of the
Board’s search committee, commented, “The Board could not be more
delighted to welcome Sarina onto the JewishGen team. We will be
looking to her for fresh ideas on how to expand our programming
and online resources in Sephardic genealogy. Her knowledge and
experience are sure to prove invaluable as we look to expand our
outreach activities.”

Rand Fishbein, JewishGen Board of Governors
Karen Franklin, Co-Chair, JewishGen Board of Governors


BialyGen: Bialystok Region #Bialystok #Poland Sarina Roffé Elected to JewishGen Board of Governors #poland

Fishbein Associates, Inc.
 

Sarina Roffé Elected to JewishGen Board of Governors

The Board of Governors of JewishGen is pleased to announce that
Sarina Roffé, a respected family historian and journalist, has
been elected unanimously to a position on its Board.

Ms. Roffé is a member of Brooklyn's Syrian Jewish community and
an active member of the Jewish Genealogical Society, Inc. (of New
York) (JGSNY). She has published widely on themes connected with
Sephardic and Mizrahi Jewish genealogy and is a recognized
authority on the history and culture of Aleppan Jewry. Ms. Roffé
is the Executive Director of the Shehebar Sephardic Center in New
York, NY, a nonprofit organization that fundraises for its
rabbinical training program in Israel, and support for schools
and outreach centers in more than sixty cities worldwide.

Following her election, Rand Fishbein, Ph.D., a member of the
Board’s search committee, commented, “The Board could not be more
delighted to welcome Sarina onto the JewishGen team. We will be
looking to her for fresh ideas on how to expand our programming
and online resources in Sephardic genealogy. Her knowledge and
experience are sure to prove invaluable as we look to expand our
outreach activities.”

Rand Fishbein, JewishGen Board of Governors
Karen Franklin, Co-Chair, JewishGen Board of Governors


Information about DANKERT - SALINGRE - ZIFFER #germany

Judith E. Lipmanson <jel@...>
 

Thanks for the assistance I received >from respondents to my inquiry of
last week about Auguste and Alfons SALINGRE. I now have additional
information and am asking to hear >from anyone who is familiar with any
of the following three individuals, their families, or their descendants:

1 - Ruth DANKERT (nee SALINGRE), adopted daughter of Alfons and Auguste
SALINGRE. (Alfons died in 1938, Berlin; Auguste was deported in 1941 to
Theresienstadt, and survived. Her address at time of deportation was
Freiligrathstrasse 7, Berlin-Kreuzberg.)

2 - Hermann DANKERT, Ruth's husband. Hermann, a gentile, married Ruth
Salingre in Berlin sometime before 1938. The last known address of this
couple (probably post-war): Ebereschenallee 60, Berlin-Neuwestend.

3 - Max (Moritz) ZIFFER - deported 31 Aug 1942 >from Freiligrathstrasse
7, Berlin-Kreuzberg - died in Theresienstadt 12 Sep 1942. Max was born
23 Sept 1872 in Sohrau / Silesia. There is a Stolperstein in front of
Freiligrathstrasse 7 in memory of Max, but there is no Page of Testimony
for him in the Yad Vashem database.

If any of these names sound familiar to you, please contact me privately.

Thank you, Judith E. Lipmanson, Smyrna, Delaware USA jel@lipmanson.net


German SIG #Germany Information about DANKERT - SALINGRE - ZIFFER #germany

Judith E. Lipmanson <jel@...>
 

Thanks for the assistance I received >from respondents to my inquiry of
last week about Auguste and Alfons SALINGRE. I now have additional
information and am asking to hear >from anyone who is familiar with any
of the following three individuals, their families, or their descendants:

1 - Ruth DANKERT (nee SALINGRE), adopted daughter of Alfons and Auguste
SALINGRE. (Alfons died in 1938, Berlin; Auguste was deported in 1941 to
Theresienstadt, and survived. Her address at time of deportation was
Freiligrathstrasse 7, Berlin-Kreuzberg.)

2 - Hermann DANKERT, Ruth's husband. Hermann, a gentile, married Ruth
Salingre in Berlin sometime before 1938. The last known address of this
couple (probably post-war): Ebereschenallee 60, Berlin-Neuwestend.

3 - Max (Moritz) ZIFFER - deported 31 Aug 1942 >from Freiligrathstrasse
7, Berlin-Kreuzberg - died in Theresienstadt 12 Sep 1942. Max was born
23 Sept 1872 in Sohrau / Silesia. There is a Stolperstein in front of
Freiligrathstrasse 7 in memory of Max, but there is no Page of Testimony
for him in the Yad Vashem database.

If any of these names sound familiar to you, please contact me privately.

Thank you, Judith E. Lipmanson, Smyrna, Delaware USA jel@lipmanson.net


One more thank you reg: Mental Hospitals Berlin / Grete SCHIFF #germany

Irene Peters <uffpet@...>
 

I already thanked several members of the GerSig mailing list for their
suggestions and valuable links, but today would like to extend another
heartfelt Thank You to Peter Lande.

Peter, who volunteers at the USHMM, had read my initial post and
conducted a search for Grete SCHIFF in the archives of the USHMM. Even
though I had come up empty myself doing a name search at their
website, he was able to find three 1939 Berlin residents by the name
of Margarete SCHIFF. By comparing birth information we were able to
establish which of those three was "my" Margarete. Peter was then able
to provide me with Grete's death information >from an original index
card recording her death. She died at the Juedisches Krankenhaus
Berlin, Iranische Strasse, on September 30, 1942. At present, the
circumstances of her death are unknown.

What I was able to establish >from subsequent web searches is that in
1942 the Juedisches Krankenhaus (Jewish Hospital) per Nazi decree was
made a sort of detention site for any Jewish psychiatric patients who
still remained alive in Germany at the time. They were detained there
before their deportation to the camps.

Again thank you to all list members who helped me with my search.

Irene Peters, Dallas, TX uffpet@gmail.com


German SIG #Germany One more thank you reg: Mental Hospitals Berlin / Grete SCHIFF #germany

Irene Peters <uffpet@...>
 

I already thanked several members of the GerSig mailing list for their
suggestions and valuable links, but today would like to extend another
heartfelt Thank You to Peter Lande.

Peter, who volunteers at the USHMM, had read my initial post and
conducted a search for Grete SCHIFF in the archives of the USHMM. Even
though I had come up empty myself doing a name search at their
website, he was able to find three 1939 Berlin residents by the name
of Margarete SCHIFF. By comparing birth information we were able to
establish which of those three was "my" Margarete. Peter was then able
to provide me with Grete's death information >from an original index
card recording her death. She died at the Juedisches Krankenhaus
Berlin, Iranische Strasse, on September 30, 1942. At present, the
circumstances of her death are unknown.

What I was able to establish >from subsequent web searches is that in
1942 the Juedisches Krankenhaus (Jewish Hospital) per Nazi decree was
made a sort of detention site for any Jewish psychiatric patients who
still remained alive in Germany at the time. They were detained there
before their deportation to the camps.

Again thank you to all list members who helped me with my search.

Irene Peters, Dallas, TX uffpet@gmail.com


May have solved my Nathan Goodman-Schenectady-to-Bridgeport Mystery-But Still need additional help #general

sacredsisters3@aol.com <sacredsisters3@...>
 

Hello All

I have been for several years researching many of my lines. One of
them is not a blood link, only a link through marriage. The family
name is Goodman. Here is the background information that I have
researched over the years. Nathan Goodman was >from poland and born
about 1879-1880. He immigrated to Schnectady-NY about 1900-1901. I
don't know if his wife Goldie(Jennie)(Harris)Goodman came over with
him or the following year. I have found the family on the 1905 state
census living in Schenectady and they had two children a Florence who
was listed as age 3 and fannie who was 1 years old. There is a brother
listed, but his first name is hard to make out. Nathan was a Tailor.
They lived in Schenectady up until 1910. Sometime after 1910 Nathan
moved his family to Bridgeport-CT, where again he took up the
occupation of a Tailor. Nathan had 3 daughters, Fannie(Florence I
believe died in NY before 1910), Pearl, Sarah, Leah, & a son Louis.

I am not sure of the mystery surrounding the daughter Sarah, but I had
come across one little blurb that suggest she was a troubled child.
Sarah died in December of 1931-1932. The father Nathan disappears
after that and is never mentioned in any city directory in the
following years. Only the wife is ever mentioned. I have searched for
several years trying to trace what happened to him, but had no leads
to go on. Now, I believe I may have luckily happened across his obit
in a NY paper.

I was just checking a website that has lots of old NY newspapers on it
and did a search and came up with an obit in the Schenectady-NY
Gazette of 9-25-1935 of a Nathan Goodman aged 56. The age fits his
birth year. it also mentions in the obit that he immigrated there 35
years ago which also fits, and that he had a tailoring business in
Bridgeport-CT, before returning to Schenectady 3 years prior to his
death which fits the time frame right after his daughter Sarah died.
So apparently Nathan left his family and went back to where he
started.

According to the obit he was survived by his mother, 3 brothers and
one sister all living there. So, I am thinking he must have ben very
distraught after his daughter's death to up and leave the rest of his
family to go back to Schenectady, unless there were other reasons for
his leaving which still remain a mystery.

I am asking for help in obtaining his death record in Schenectady-NY
and possibly one on his daughter Florence who died after 1905 and
before 1910. Nathan Goodman according to the obit died on 9-24-1935.
If anyone can help me further solve this mystery it would be greatly
appreciated.

Sarah Greenberg(USA-CT)
sacredsisters3@aol.com


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen May have solved my Nathan Goodman-Schenectady-to-Bridgeport Mystery-But Still need additional help #general

sacredsisters3@aol.com <sacredsisters3@...>
 

Hello All

I have been for several years researching many of my lines. One of
them is not a blood link, only a link through marriage. The family
name is Goodman. Here is the background information that I have
researched over the years. Nathan Goodman was >from poland and born
about 1879-1880. He immigrated to Schnectady-NY about 1900-1901. I
don't know if his wife Goldie(Jennie)(Harris)Goodman came over with
him or the following year. I have found the family on the 1905 state
census living in Schenectady and they had two children a Florence who
was listed as age 3 and fannie who was 1 years old. There is a brother
listed, but his first name is hard to make out. Nathan was a Tailor.
They lived in Schenectady up until 1910. Sometime after 1910 Nathan
moved his family to Bridgeport-CT, where again he took up the
occupation of a Tailor. Nathan had 3 daughters, Fannie(Florence I
believe died in NY before 1910), Pearl, Sarah, Leah, & a son Louis.

I am not sure of the mystery surrounding the daughter Sarah, but I had
come across one little blurb that suggest she was a troubled child.
Sarah died in December of 1931-1932. The father Nathan disappears
after that and is never mentioned in any city directory in the
following years. Only the wife is ever mentioned. I have searched for
several years trying to trace what happened to him, but had no leads
to go on. Now, I believe I may have luckily happened across his obit
in a NY paper.

I was just checking a website that has lots of old NY newspapers on it
and did a search and came up with an obit in the Schenectady-NY
Gazette of 9-25-1935 of a Nathan Goodman aged 56. The age fits his
birth year. it also mentions in the obit that he immigrated there 35
years ago which also fits, and that he had a tailoring business in
Bridgeport-CT, before returning to Schenectady 3 years prior to his
death which fits the time frame right after his daughter Sarah died.
So apparently Nathan left his family and went back to where he
started.

According to the obit he was survived by his mother, 3 brothers and
one sister all living there. So, I am thinking he must have ben very
distraught after his daughter's death to up and leave the rest of his
family to go back to Schenectady, unless there were other reasons for
his leaving which still remain a mystery.

I am asking for help in obtaining his death record in Schenectady-NY
and possibly one on his daughter Florence who died after 1905 and
before 1910. Nathan Goodman according to the obit died on 9-24-1935.
If anyone can help me further solve this mystery it would be greatly
appreciated.

Sarah Greenberg(USA-CT)
sacredsisters3@aol.com


Correction about Ruth Dankert #general

jel@lipmanson.net <jel@...>
 

I want to correct my previous email asking for information about people
named Dankert, Salingre, and Ziffer.

Ruth Dankert (nee Salingre), adopted daughter of Auguste and Alfons
Salingre, was not deported. The last known Berlin address for Hermann
and Ruth Dankert was Ebereschenallee 60, Berlin-Neuwestend.

Judith Lipmanson
Smyrna, Delaware USA


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Correction about Ruth Dankert #general

jel@lipmanson.net <jel@...>
 

I want to correct my previous email asking for information about people
named Dankert, Salingre, and Ziffer.

Ruth Dankert (nee Salingre), adopted daughter of Auguste and Alfons
Salingre, was not deported. The last known Berlin address for Hermann
and Ruth Dankert was Ebereschenallee 60, Berlin-Neuwestend.

Judith Lipmanson
Smyrna, Delaware USA


Sarina Roffé Elected to JewishGen Board of Governors #ukraine

Fishbein Associates, Inc.
 

Sarina Roffé Elected to JewishGen Board of Governors
March 22, 2011
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

New York, NY ?The Board of Governors of JewishGen is pleased to announce
that Sarina Roffé, a respected family historian and journalist with a
background in communications and nonprofit management, has been elected
unanimously to a position on its Board.
Following her election, Rand Fishbein, Ph.D., a member of the Board?s search
committee, commented, The Board could not be more delighted to welcome
Sarina onto the JewishGen team. We will be looking to her for fresh ideas
on how to expand our programming and online resources to include Jewish
communities that, up until now, have been under-represented in our work.
Her knowledge and experience are sure to prove invaluable as we look to
expand our outreach activities.
Ms. Roffé is a member of Brooklyn's Syrian Jewish community and an active
member of the Jewish Genealogical Society, Inc. (of New York) (JGSNY). She
has published widely on themes connected with Sephardic and Mizrahi Jewish
genealogy and is a recognized authority on the history and culture of
Aleppan Jewry.
Ms. Roffé comes to JewishGen with wide experience as a writer and speaker in
the fields of marketing, fundraising, deaf education and public relations.
She served as President of the National Cued Speech Association from
2002-2008 and as the Director of Public Affairs for the New York City
Department of Juvenile Justice >from 1996-2002. Currently, Ms. Roffé is the
Executive Director of the Shehebar Sephardic Center in New York, NY, a
nonprofit organization that fundraises for its rabbinical training program
in Israel, and support for schools and outreach centers in more than sixty
cities worldwide.
When asked how she felt about joining the JewishGen Board, Ms. Roffé said,
?It is both a great honor and opportunity to be asked to help guide this
important organization. I believe deeply in the richness and diversity of
our Jewish heritage and in the role family history can play in illuminating
our collective past. By providing our children with documentary proof of
their roots, we are grounding them for the future. I hope those who are not
working yet with JewishGen will consider doing so.
Observed Dr. Fishbein, 'When we speak of ?Am Yisrael' we speak of one
worldwide Jewish community. It is the mission of JewishGen to strengthen
our community by providing family history researchers with easy access to a
wealth of online Jewish genealogical information. Jewish tradition teaches
that when we honor our ancestors we honor ourselves. By working together we
can achieve what none of us can do alone, the collection, preservation and
dissemination of Jewish family history. Having Sarina on our leadership
team brings us another step closer to realizing this important goal.


Ukraine SIG #Ukraine Sarina Roffé Elected to JewishGen Board of Governors #ukraine

Fishbein Associates, Inc.
 

Sarina Roffé Elected to JewishGen Board of Governors
March 22, 2011
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

New York, NY ?The Board of Governors of JewishGen is pleased to announce
that Sarina Roffé, a respected family historian and journalist with a
background in communications and nonprofit management, has been elected
unanimously to a position on its Board.
Following her election, Rand Fishbein, Ph.D., a member of the Board?s search
committee, commented, The Board could not be more delighted to welcome
Sarina onto the JewishGen team. We will be looking to her for fresh ideas
on how to expand our programming and online resources to include Jewish
communities that, up until now, have been under-represented in our work.
Her knowledge and experience are sure to prove invaluable as we look to
expand our outreach activities.
Ms. Roffé is a member of Brooklyn's Syrian Jewish community and an active
member of the Jewish Genealogical Society, Inc. (of New York) (JGSNY). She
has published widely on themes connected with Sephardic and Mizrahi Jewish
genealogy and is a recognized authority on the history and culture of
Aleppan Jewry.
Ms. Roffé comes to JewishGen with wide experience as a writer and speaker in
the fields of marketing, fundraising, deaf education and public relations.
She served as President of the National Cued Speech Association from
2002-2008 and as the Director of Public Affairs for the New York City
Department of Juvenile Justice >from 1996-2002. Currently, Ms. Roffé is the
Executive Director of the Shehebar Sephardic Center in New York, NY, a
nonprofit organization that fundraises for its rabbinical training program
in Israel, and support for schools and outreach centers in more than sixty
cities worldwide.
When asked how she felt about joining the JewishGen Board, Ms. Roffé said,
?It is both a great honor and opportunity to be asked to help guide this
important organization. I believe deeply in the richness and diversity of
our Jewish heritage and in the role family history can play in illuminating
our collective past. By providing our children with documentary proof of
their roots, we are grounding them for the future. I hope those who are not
working yet with JewishGen will consider doing so.
Observed Dr. Fishbein, 'When we speak of ?Am Yisrael' we speak of one
worldwide Jewish community. It is the mission of JewishGen to strengthen
our community by providing family history researchers with easy access to a
wealth of online Jewish genealogical information. Jewish tradition teaches
that when we honor our ancestors we honor ourselves. By working together we
can achieve what none of us can do alone, the collection, preservation and
dissemination of Jewish family history. Having Sarina on our leadership
team brings us another step closer to realizing this important goal.

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