Date   

List of people buried at Groblje Sefardsko Beograd #hungary

Susanna Vendel
 

Dear geners,

For one week ago I asked for help to locate my grandfather's grave at
"Groblje Sefardsko in Belgrade and. A helpful person was there trying
to help but the texts on the stones were difficult to read and half of
them were deteriorated.
By chance searching on the web for the name of the cemetery I came
across the picture of it and the list of the parcels. Clicking on the
each parcel you get a list of the persons buried there. Here is the
address in case somebody should be interested.

http://www.makabijada.com/dopis/gradovi/grobgd/grobljebgd.htm

Susanna Vendel
Stockholm


Hungary SIG #Hungary List of people buried at Groblje Sefardsko Beograd #hungary

Susanna Vendel
 

Dear geners,

For one week ago I asked for help to locate my grandfather's grave at
"Groblje Sefardsko in Belgrade and. A helpful person was there trying
to help but the texts on the stones were difficult to read and half of
them were deteriorated.
By chance searching on the web for the name of the cemetery I came
across the picture of it and the list of the parcels. Clicking on the
each parcel you get a list of the persons buried there. Here is the
address in case somebody should be interested.

http://www.makabijada.com/dopis/gradovi/grobgd/grobljebgd.htm

Susanna Vendel
Stockholm


LitvakSIG Elections Process - Nominations #lithuania

Garri Regev
 

The Nominating Task Force has put forth three candidates to fill three
open seats on the Board of Directors of LitvakSIG. The nominees are:
Amy Wachs, Barry Halpern and Ralph Salinger. They have provided
statements about their qualifications which have been posted on the
Members Only website at
https://litvaksigmembersonlysite.shutterfly.com/litvaksigdocuments
(you need to login to access the page).

Beginning June 23, 2017 any LitvakSIG members in good standing who
were not recommended by the Nominating Task Force may nominate
themselves or any other additional candidates for election as
Directors. They may do so by submitting names and supporting
biographical materials to the secretary of LitvakSIG, Barry Halpern
<barry.halpern@gmail.com> by electronic transmission not later than
July 4, 2017 at 11:59 PM, Eastern Time.

A statement of the name, address and qualifications of each proposed
candidate, along with the proposed candidate's consent and agreement
to serve if elected must be submitted. This process is in lieu of
nominations >from the floor during the July 26 LitvakSIG annual meeting
in Orlando, Florida. Names and biographical materials will be included
on the LitvakSIG Members Only website along with those of the slate
recommended / nominated by the Task Force, and any candidates
nominated during this process will be included on the ballot; all
nominees' names will appear in alphabetical order.

Voting will take place by e-mail during the weeks before the IAJGS
Conference on Jewish Genealogy meeting in Orlando, Florida, 2017.

LitvakSIG members who do not vote before the meeting will be able to
vote in person at the Conference at the beginning of the LitvakSIG
Annual Meeting on July 26, 2017.

Dues payments must be received by the treasurer no later than Thursday
20 July 2017 at 11:59 Eastern Time, in order to receive an email
ballot.

Dues payment received by the treasurer between Friday July 21, 2017
and Wednesday July 26, 2017 at 11:00 am allow for in person voting
only at the beginning of the annual meeting in Orlando, Florida.

Details on the election procedures and distribution of email ballots
will be posted shortly by the Election Task Force.

2017 Election Task Force

Garri Regev, Chair garrir@gmail.com
Rhoda Miller, rhodamiller104@gmail.com


Registration Numbers #lithuania

Judith Singer
 

Hi - does anyone know if registration numbers for Jews were assigned
in any particular order, geographically, for example? Also, I was just
looking at the 1858 Revision List for Kavarskas and realized that
registration numbers 100 through 106 are not included; numbering
proceeds >from 99 to 107. Does anyone have an idea why that might have
happened? If not, does anyone have a copy of the original revision
list to check if lines were accidentally dropped or do I have to order
one >from Lithuania?

thank you for your help - Judith Singer
researching CHARNY and variations in Kavarskas, SORTAN, SORTMAN and
variations in Seredzius


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania LitvakSIG Elections Process - Nominations #lithuania

Garri Regev
 

The Nominating Task Force has put forth three candidates to fill three
open seats on the Board of Directors of LitvakSIG. The nominees are:
Amy Wachs, Barry Halpern and Ralph Salinger. They have provided
statements about their qualifications which have been posted on the
Members Only website at
https://litvaksigmembersonlysite.shutterfly.com/litvaksigdocuments
(you need to login to access the page).

Beginning June 23, 2017 any LitvakSIG members in good standing who
were not recommended by the Nominating Task Force may nominate
themselves or any other additional candidates for election as
Directors. They may do so by submitting names and supporting
biographical materials to the secretary of LitvakSIG, Barry Halpern
<barry.halpern@gmail.com> by electronic transmission not later than
July 4, 2017 at 11:59 PM, Eastern Time.

A statement of the name, address and qualifications of each proposed
candidate, along with the proposed candidate's consent and agreement
to serve if elected must be submitted. This process is in lieu of
nominations >from the floor during the July 26 LitvakSIG annual meeting
in Orlando, Florida. Names and biographical materials will be included
on the LitvakSIG Members Only website along with those of the slate
recommended / nominated by the Task Force, and any candidates
nominated during this process will be included on the ballot; all
nominees' names will appear in alphabetical order.

Voting will take place by e-mail during the weeks before the IAJGS
Conference on Jewish Genealogy meeting in Orlando, Florida, 2017.

LitvakSIG members who do not vote before the meeting will be able to
vote in person at the Conference at the beginning of the LitvakSIG
Annual Meeting on July 26, 2017.

Dues payments must be received by the treasurer no later than Thursday
20 July 2017 at 11:59 Eastern Time, in order to receive an email
ballot.

Dues payment received by the treasurer between Friday July 21, 2017
and Wednesday July 26, 2017 at 11:00 am allow for in person voting
only at the beginning of the annual meeting in Orlando, Florida.

Details on the election procedures and distribution of email ballots
will be posted shortly by the Election Task Force.

2017 Election Task Force

Garri Regev, Chair garrir@gmail.com
Rhoda Miller, rhodamiller104@gmail.com


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania Registration Numbers #lithuania

Judith Singer
 

Hi - does anyone know if registration numbers for Jews were assigned
in any particular order, geographically, for example? Also, I was just
looking at the 1858 Revision List for Kavarskas and realized that
registration numbers 100 through 106 are not included; numbering
proceeds >from 99 to 107. Does anyone have an idea why that might have
happened? If not, does anyone have a copy of the original revision
list to check if lines were accidentally dropped or do I have to order
one >from Lithuania?

thank you for your help - Judith Singer
researching CHARNY and variations in Kavarskas, SORTAN, SORTMAN and
variations in Seredzius


ViewMate translation requests #general

cecilia <myths@...>
 

Suggestion:
When a family name is known, include it (them) as well as the
llanguage in the subject line of a Viewmate request. This could lead
to contact >from another, previously unknown, reearcher of the family,
who might otherwise have ignored the message because of lack of
familiarity with the language indicated.

Cecilia Nyleve


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen ViewMate translation requests #general

cecilia <myths@...>
 

Suggestion:
When a family name is known, include it (them) as well as the
llanguage in the subject line of a Viewmate request. This could lead
to contact >from another, previously unknown, reearcher of the family,
who might otherwise have ignored the message because of lack of
familiarity with the language indicated.

Cecilia Nyleve


DNA matching and Israel law #dna

Dahn Cukier
 

Hello all,

Does anyone know the reason that some/all sites prevent DNA testing
(or DNA matching) in Israel? I would want in addition the law and
section.

Channel 2 (or 10) has a complete series of DNA based shows, how
can it be that I cannot find who I am?

Thanks for any replies
Dahn Cukier


DNA Research #DNA DNA matching and Israel law #dna

Dahn Cukier
 

Hello all,

Does anyone know the reason that some/all sites prevent DNA testing
(or DNA matching) in Israel? I would want in addition the law and
section.

Channel 2 (or 10) has a complete series of DNA based shows, how
can it be that I cannot find who I am?

Thanks for any replies
Dahn Cukier


JewishGen News - Edition #4 #belarus

Groll, Avraham
 

Dear JewishGen Family,

A few months ago, we inaugurated the first edition of the "JewishGen
News." Since that time, I hope you have found the periodic editions
to be both inspirational and informative. In this issue, as opposed
to offering a summary of recent progress and accomplishments (of
which there are many), I would like to share some news and
information which speaks to the broader goals and objectives of our
vital organization.

Each day, JewishGen.org provides thousands of people throughout the
world with the opportunity to research their family lineage, ask
questions, exchange information, and learn >from others. I am sure
anyone who engages with JewishGen is awed by the extraordinary and
vital resource it has become. Simply put, JewishGen is now the most
important resource for Jewish genealogy in the world. The breadth,
depth and diversity of its offerings, >from both an archival and
networking perspective, is incredible, and unparalleled.

Most remarkable, all of this has been done with a small staff and a
devoted team of volunteers, who regardless of their location, join
in the pursuit of a common goal - the preservation of Jewish family
history and heritage for future generations.

Since the very beginning of JewishGen's existence, we have valued
free access to information, offering all of our resources at no
charge. These values are fundamental to everything we do. In this
regard, we are grateful that many members of the broader Jewish
community have recognized the importance of our work, and have
financially supported JewishGen's efforts, permitting us to
operate "in the black" for nine consecutive years.

But success is measured with an eye on the future, and in this
regard, I am pleased to announce that we have begun a comprehensive,
system-wide, modernization of JewishGen's technological
infrastructure. We're very excited to be entering a new phase of
JewishGen's growth. Our team has identified Solr and MySQL database
technology as the most suitable platforms to usher in a new era of
innovation, and thus maximize our ability to help Jewish family
researchers. This effort has been underway since this past February,
and we have developed a comprehensive plan with metrics and
benchmarks embedded in the workflow, enabling us to perform
continuous evaluations throughout the duration of the project. As
part of this effort, we will be hiring additional staff at JewishGen
Headquarters, which is based at the Museum of Jewish Heritage in New
York City.

The first phase of this effort is scheduled to be completed by early
Spring of 2018. At that point, we will immediately begin the second
phase of the modernization effort, which will focus on efficiency and
the user experience.

In terms of leadership, we are extremely fortunate to have a new
Board of Directors (elected two weeks ago), comprised of outstanding
leaders and innovators who bring experience and expertise navigating
the various complexities which manifest themselves within any non-
profit, and particularly one as broad and diverse as JewishGen.

The JewishGen Board is led by Bruce Ratner, a successful businessman
and philanthropist, and long-time supporter of JewishGen. He is
joined by Michael Glickman, President & CEO of the Museum of Jewish
Heritage; Peter Kalikow, President of H. J. Kalikow & Company, LLC;
and E. Randol Schoenberg, a Los Angeles based attorney who was
recently portrayed in the film "Woman of Gold," and who is well
known to our JewishGen community in his role as the coordinator for
the JewishGen Austria-Czech SIG.

On May 1st, I was fortunate to celebrate nine years working for
JewishGen. I never would have imagined such a long tenure, and I
consider each and every user to be part of our valued JewishGen
family. Together, we have celebrated many success stories, and it is
my deepest wish that each of you will experience the joys which come
from connecting with relatives, and understanding our collective
Jewish history and heritage.

Thank you to everyone who has offered comments and suggestions the
past few months. Your feedback is always welcome, and I encourage
you to contact me anytime via phone (646-437-4326) or email
(agroll@JewishGen.org). With your continued help and support, we look
forward to taking JewishGen to the next level!

Wishing you all the best,

Avraham Groll
Director
JewishGen.org

PS. If you have not yet done so, please consider making a contribution
to our Spring Appeal by visiting:

http://www.jewishgen.org/JewishGen-erosity/v_projectslist.asp?project_cat=68

Your support will be greatly appreciated and help us continue
"preserving our history for future generations." Thank you!


Belarus SIG #Belarus JewishGen News - Edition #4 #belarus

Groll, Avraham
 

Dear JewishGen Family,

A few months ago, we inaugurated the first edition of the "JewishGen
News." Since that time, I hope you have found the periodic editions
to be both inspirational and informative. In this issue, as opposed
to offering a summary of recent progress and accomplishments (of
which there are many), I would like to share some news and
information which speaks to the broader goals and objectives of our
vital organization.

Each day, JewishGen.org provides thousands of people throughout the
world with the opportunity to research their family lineage, ask
questions, exchange information, and learn >from others. I am sure
anyone who engages with JewishGen is awed by the extraordinary and
vital resource it has become. Simply put, JewishGen is now the most
important resource for Jewish genealogy in the world. The breadth,
depth and diversity of its offerings, >from both an archival and
networking perspective, is incredible, and unparalleled.

Most remarkable, all of this has been done with a small staff and a
devoted team of volunteers, who regardless of their location, join
in the pursuit of a common goal - the preservation of Jewish family
history and heritage for future generations.

Since the very beginning of JewishGen's existence, we have valued
free access to information, offering all of our resources at no
charge. These values are fundamental to everything we do. In this
regard, we are grateful that many members of the broader Jewish
community have recognized the importance of our work, and have
financially supported JewishGen's efforts, permitting us to
operate "in the black" for nine consecutive years.

But success is measured with an eye on the future, and in this
regard, I am pleased to announce that we have begun a comprehensive,
system-wide, modernization of JewishGen's technological
infrastructure. We're very excited to be entering a new phase of
JewishGen's growth. Our team has identified Solr and MySQL database
technology as the most suitable platforms to usher in a new era of
innovation, and thus maximize our ability to help Jewish family
researchers. This effort has been underway since this past February,
and we have developed a comprehensive plan with metrics and
benchmarks embedded in the workflow, enabling us to perform
continuous evaluations throughout the duration of the project. As
part of this effort, we will be hiring additional staff at JewishGen
Headquarters, which is based at the Museum of Jewish Heritage in New
York City.

The first phase of this effort is scheduled to be completed by early
Spring of 2018. At that point, we will immediately begin the second
phase of the modernization effort, which will focus on efficiency and
the user experience.

In terms of leadership, we are extremely fortunate to have a new
Board of Directors (elected two weeks ago), comprised of outstanding
leaders and innovators who bring experience and expertise navigating
the various complexities which manifest themselves within any non-
profit, and particularly one as broad and diverse as JewishGen.

The JewishGen Board is led by Bruce Ratner, a successful businessman
and philanthropist, and long-time supporter of JewishGen. He is
joined by Michael Glickman, President & CEO of the Museum of Jewish
Heritage; Peter Kalikow, President of H. J. Kalikow & Company, LLC;
and E. Randol Schoenberg, a Los Angeles based attorney who was
recently portrayed in the film "Woman of Gold," and who is well
known to our JewishGen community in his role as the coordinator for
the JewishGen Austria-Czech SIG.

On May 1st, I was fortunate to celebrate nine years working for
JewishGen. I never would have imagined such a long tenure, and I
consider each and every user to be part of our valued JewishGen
family. Together, we have celebrated many success stories, and it is
my deepest wish that each of you will experience the joys which come
from connecting with relatives, and understanding our collective
Jewish history and heritage.

Thank you to everyone who has offered comments and suggestions the
past few months. Your feedback is always welcome, and I encourage
you to contact me anytime via phone (646-437-4326) or email
(agroll@JewishGen.org). With your continued help and support, we look
forward to taking JewishGen to the next level!

Wishing you all the best,

Avraham Groll
Director
JewishGen.org

PS. If you have not yet done so, please consider making a contribution
to our Spring Appeal by visiting:

http://www.jewishgen.org/JewishGen-erosity/v_projectslist.asp?project_cat=68

Your support will be greatly appreciated and help us continue
"preserving our history for future generations." Thank you!


Headstone Photography #ukraine

JGandz@...
 

I'm looking for someone to take some digital photographs, for which I will
pay, of about 12 headstones in three cemeteries Manchester U.K. cemeteries
(Blakely, Failsworth and Crumpsall). Does anyone have any suggestions for
me? Please respond to jgandz@ivey.ca
Thanks,

Jeffrey
GANDZ, London, Ontario, Canada
GANDZ, GAINS, GENN, GEN, TAYLOR, LEWIS


Ukraine SIG #Ukraine Headstone Photography #ukraine

JGandz@...
 

I'm looking for someone to take some digital photographs, for which I will
pay, of about 12 headstones in three cemeteries Manchester U.K. cemeteries
(Blakely, Failsworth and Crumpsall). Does anyone have any suggestions for
me? Please respond to jgandz@ivey.ca
Thanks,

Jeffrey
GANDZ, London, Ontario, Canada
GANDZ, GAINS, GENN, GEN, TAYLOR, LEWIS


JewishGen News - Edition #4 #yiddish

bounce-3341672-772983@...
 

Dear JewishGen Family,

A few months ago, we inaugurated the first edition of the "JewishGen
News." Since that time, I hope you have found the periodic editions
to be both inspirational and informative. In this issue, as opposed
to offering a summary of recent progress and accomplishments (of
which there are many), I would like to share some news and
information which speaks to the broader goals and objectives of our
vital organization.

Each day, JewishGen.org provides thousands of people throughout the
world with the opportunity to research their family lineage, ask
questions, exchange information, and learn >from others. I am sure
anyone who engages with JewishGen is awed by the extraordinary and
vital resource it has become. Simply put, JewishGen is now the most
important resource for Jewish genealogy in the world. The breadth,
depth and diversity of its offerings, >from both an archival and
networking perspective, is incredible, and unparalleled.

Most remarkable, all of this has been done with a small staff and a
devoted team of volunteers, who regardless of their location, join
in the pursuit of a common goal - the preservation of Jewish family
history and heritage for future generations.

Since the very beginning of JewishGen's existence, we have valued
free access to information, offering all of our resources at no
charge. These values are fundamental to everything we do. In this
regard, we are grateful that many members of the broader Jewish
community have recognized the importance of our work, and have
financially supported JewishGen's efforts, permitting us to
operate "in the black" for nine consecutive years.

But success is measured with an eye on the future, and in this
regard, I am pleased to announce that we have begun a comprehensive,
system-wide, modernization of JewishGen's technological
infrastructure. We're very excited to be entering a new phase of
JewishGen's growth. Our team has identified Solr and MySQL database
technology as the most suitable platforms to usher in a new era of
innovation, and thus maximize our ability to help Jewish family
researchers. This effort has been underway since this past February,
and we have developed a comprehensive plan with metrics and
benchmarks embedded in the workflow, enabling us to perform
continuous evaluations throughout the duration of the project. As
part of this effort, we will be hiring additional staff at JewishGen
Headquarters, which is based at the Museum of Jewish Heritage in New
York City.

The first phase of this effort is scheduled to be completed by early
Spring of 2018. At that point, we will immediately begin the second
phase of the modernization effort, which will focus on efficiency and
the user experience.

In terms of leadership, we are extremely fortunate to have a new
Board of Directors (elected two weeks ago), comprised of outstanding
leaders and innovators who bring experience and expertise navigating
the various complexities which manifest themselves within any non-
profit, and particularly one as broad and diverse as JewishGen.

The JewishGen Board is led by Bruce Ratner, a successful businessman
and philanthropist, and long-time supporter of JewishGen. He is
joined by Michael Glickman, President & CEO of the Museum of Jewish
Heritage; Peter Kalikow, President of H. J. Kalikow & Company, LLC;
and E. Randol Schoenberg, a Los Angeles based attorney who was
recently portrayed in the film "Woman of Gold," and who is well
known to our JewishGen community in his role as the coordinator for
the JewishGen Austria-Czech SIG.

On May 1st, I was fortunate to celebrate nine years working for
JewishGen. I never would have imagined such a long tenure, and I
consider each and every user to be part of our valued JewishGen
family. Together, we have celebrated many success stories, and it is
my deepest wish that each of you will experience the joys which come
from connecting with relatives, and understanding our collective
Jewish history and heritage.

Thank you to everyone who has offered comments and suggestions the
past few months. Your feedback is always welcome, and I encourage
you to contact me anytime via phone (646-437-4326) or email
(agroll@JewishGen.org). With your continued help and support, we look
forward to taking JewishGen to the next level!

Wishing you all the best,

Avraham Groll
Director
JewishGen.org

PS. If you have not yet done so, please consider making a contribution
to our Spring Appeal by visiting:

http://www.jewishgen.org/JewishGen-erosity/v_projectslist.asp?project_cat=68

Your support will be greatly appreciated and help us continue
"preserving our history for future generations." Thank you!


Yiddish Theatre and Vadeville #YiddishTheatre JewishGen News - Edition #4 #yiddish

bounce-3341672-772983@...
 

Dear JewishGen Family,

A few months ago, we inaugurated the first edition of the "JewishGen
News." Since that time, I hope you have found the periodic editions
to be both inspirational and informative. In this issue, as opposed
to offering a summary of recent progress and accomplishments (of
which there are many), I would like to share some news and
information which speaks to the broader goals and objectives of our
vital organization.

Each day, JewishGen.org provides thousands of people throughout the
world with the opportunity to research their family lineage, ask
questions, exchange information, and learn >from others. I am sure
anyone who engages with JewishGen is awed by the extraordinary and
vital resource it has become. Simply put, JewishGen is now the most
important resource for Jewish genealogy in the world. The breadth,
depth and diversity of its offerings, >from both an archival and
networking perspective, is incredible, and unparalleled.

Most remarkable, all of this has been done with a small staff and a
devoted team of volunteers, who regardless of their location, join
in the pursuit of a common goal - the preservation of Jewish family
history and heritage for future generations.

Since the very beginning of JewishGen's existence, we have valued
free access to information, offering all of our resources at no
charge. These values are fundamental to everything we do. In this
regard, we are grateful that many members of the broader Jewish
community have recognized the importance of our work, and have
financially supported JewishGen's efforts, permitting us to
operate "in the black" for nine consecutive years.

But success is measured with an eye on the future, and in this
regard, I am pleased to announce that we have begun a comprehensive,
system-wide, modernization of JewishGen's technological
infrastructure. We're very excited to be entering a new phase of
JewishGen's growth. Our team has identified Solr and MySQL database
technology as the most suitable platforms to usher in a new era of
innovation, and thus maximize our ability to help Jewish family
researchers. This effort has been underway since this past February,
and we have developed a comprehensive plan with metrics and
benchmarks embedded in the workflow, enabling us to perform
continuous evaluations throughout the duration of the project. As
part of this effort, we will be hiring additional staff at JewishGen
Headquarters, which is based at the Museum of Jewish Heritage in New
York City.

The first phase of this effort is scheduled to be completed by early
Spring of 2018. At that point, we will immediately begin the second
phase of the modernization effort, which will focus on efficiency and
the user experience.

In terms of leadership, we are extremely fortunate to have a new
Board of Directors (elected two weeks ago), comprised of outstanding
leaders and innovators who bring experience and expertise navigating
the various complexities which manifest themselves within any non-
profit, and particularly one as broad and diverse as JewishGen.

The JewishGen Board is led by Bruce Ratner, a successful businessman
and philanthropist, and long-time supporter of JewishGen. He is
joined by Michael Glickman, President & CEO of the Museum of Jewish
Heritage; Peter Kalikow, President of H. J. Kalikow & Company, LLC;
and E. Randol Schoenberg, a Los Angeles based attorney who was
recently portrayed in the film "Woman of Gold," and who is well
known to our JewishGen community in his role as the coordinator for
the JewishGen Austria-Czech SIG.

On May 1st, I was fortunate to celebrate nine years working for
JewishGen. I never would have imagined such a long tenure, and I
consider each and every user to be part of our valued JewishGen
family. Together, we have celebrated many success stories, and it is
my deepest wish that each of you will experience the joys which come
from connecting with relatives, and understanding our collective
Jewish history and heritage.

Thank you to everyone who has offered comments and suggestions the
past few months. Your feedback is always welcome, and I encourage
you to contact me anytime via phone (646-437-4326) or email
(agroll@JewishGen.org). With your continued help and support, we look
forward to taking JewishGen to the next level!

Wishing you all the best,

Avraham Groll
Director
JewishGen.org

PS. If you have not yet done so, please consider making a contribution
to our Spring Appeal by visiting:

http://www.jewishgen.org/JewishGen-erosity/v_projectslist.asp?project_cat=68

Your support will be greatly appreciated and help us continue
"preserving our history for future generations." Thank you!


JewishGen News - Edition #4 #ukraine

bounce-3341672-772980@...
 

Dear JewishGen Family,

A few months ago, we inaugurated the first edition of the "JewishGen
News." Since that time, I hope you have found the periodic editions
to be both inspirational and informative. In this issue, as opposed
to offering a summary of recent progress and accomplishments (of
which there are many), I would like to share some news and
information which speaks to the broader goals and objectives of our
vital organization.

Each day, JewishGen.org provides thousands of people throughout the
world with the opportunity to research their family lineage, ask
questions, exchange information, and learn >from others. I am sure
anyone who engages with JewishGen is awed by the extraordinary and
vital resource it has become. Simply put, JewishGen is now the most
important resource for Jewish genealogy in the world. The breadth,
depth and diversity of its offerings, >from both an archival and
networking perspective, is incredible, and unparalleled.

Most remarkable, all of this has been done with a small staff and a
devoted team of volunteers, who regardless of their location, join
in the pursuit of a common goal - the preservation of Jewish family
history and heritage for future generations.

Since the very beginning of JewishGen's existence, we have valued
free access to information, offering all of our resources at no
charge. These values are fundamental to everything we do. In this
regard, we are grateful that many members of the broader Jewish
community have recognized the importance of our work, and have
financially supported JewishGen's efforts, permitting us to
operate "in the black" for nine consecutive years.

But success is measured with an eye on the future, and in this
regard, I am pleased to announce that we have begun a comprehensive,
system-wide, modernization of JewishGen's technological
infrastructure. We're very excited to be entering a new phase of
JewishGen's growth. Our team has identified Solr and MySQL database
technology as the most suitable platforms to usher in a new era of
innovation, and thus maximize our ability to help Jewish family
researchers. This effort has been underway since this past February,
and we have developed a comprehensive plan with metrics and
benchmarks embedded in the workflow, enabling us to perform
continuous evaluations throughout the duration of the project. As
part of this effort, we will be hiring additional staff at JewishGen
Headquarters, which is based at the Museum of Jewish Heritage in New
York City.

The first phase of this effort is scheduled to be completed by early
Spring of 2018. At that point, we will immediately begin the second
phase of the modernization effort, which will focus on efficiency and
the user experience.

In terms of leadership, we are extremely fortunate to have a new
Board of Directors (elected two weeks ago), comprised of outstanding
leaders and innovators who bring experience and expertise navigating
the various complexities which manifest themselves within any non-
profit, and particularly one as broad and diverse as JewishGen.

The JewishGen Board is led by Bruce Ratner, a successful businessman
and philanthropist, and long-time supporter of JewishGen. He is
joined by Michael Glickman, President & CEO of the Museum of Jewish
Heritage; Peter Kalikow, President of H. J. Kalikow & Company, LLC;
and E. Randol Schoenberg, a Los Angeles based attorney who was
recently portrayed in the film "Woman of Gold," and who is well
known to our JewishGen community in his role as the coordinator for
the JewishGen Austria-Czech SIG.

On May 1st, I was fortunate to celebrate nine years working for
JewishGen. I never would have imagined such a long tenure, and I
consider each and every user to be part of our valued JewishGen
family. Together, we have celebrated many success stories, and it is
my deepest wish that each of you will experience the joys which come
from connecting with relatives, and understanding our collective
Jewish history and heritage.

Thank you to everyone who has offered comments and suggestions the
past few months. Your feedback is always welcome, and I encourage
you to contact me anytime via phone (646-437-4326) or email
(agroll@JewishGen.org). With your continued help and support, we look
forward to taking JewishGen to the next level!

Wishing you all the best,

Avraham Groll
Director
JewishGen.org

PS. If you have not yet done so, please consider making a contribution
to our Spring Appeal by visiting:

http://www.jewishgen.org/JewishGen-erosity/v_projectslist.asp?project_cat=68

Your support will be greatly appreciated and help us continue
"preserving our history for future generations." Thank you!


Ukraine SIG #Ukraine JewishGen News - Edition #4 #ukraine

bounce-3341672-772980@...
 

Dear JewishGen Family,

A few months ago, we inaugurated the first edition of the "JewishGen
News." Since that time, I hope you have found the periodic editions
to be both inspirational and informative. In this issue, as opposed
to offering a summary of recent progress and accomplishments (of
which there are many), I would like to share some news and
information which speaks to the broader goals and objectives of our
vital organization.

Each day, JewishGen.org provides thousands of people throughout the
world with the opportunity to research their family lineage, ask
questions, exchange information, and learn >from others. I am sure
anyone who engages with JewishGen is awed by the extraordinary and
vital resource it has become. Simply put, JewishGen is now the most
important resource for Jewish genealogy in the world. The breadth,
depth and diversity of its offerings, >from both an archival and
networking perspective, is incredible, and unparalleled.

Most remarkable, all of this has been done with a small staff and a
devoted team of volunteers, who regardless of their location, join
in the pursuit of a common goal - the preservation of Jewish family
history and heritage for future generations.

Since the very beginning of JewishGen's existence, we have valued
free access to information, offering all of our resources at no
charge. These values are fundamental to everything we do. In this
regard, we are grateful that many members of the broader Jewish
community have recognized the importance of our work, and have
financially supported JewishGen's efforts, permitting us to
operate "in the black" for nine consecutive years.

But success is measured with an eye on the future, and in this
regard, I am pleased to announce that we have begun a comprehensive,
system-wide, modernization of JewishGen's technological
infrastructure. We're very excited to be entering a new phase of
JewishGen's growth. Our team has identified Solr and MySQL database
technology as the most suitable platforms to usher in a new era of
innovation, and thus maximize our ability to help Jewish family
researchers. This effort has been underway since this past February,
and we have developed a comprehensive plan with metrics and
benchmarks embedded in the workflow, enabling us to perform
continuous evaluations throughout the duration of the project. As
part of this effort, we will be hiring additional staff at JewishGen
Headquarters, which is based at the Museum of Jewish Heritage in New
York City.

The first phase of this effort is scheduled to be completed by early
Spring of 2018. At that point, we will immediately begin the second
phase of the modernization effort, which will focus on efficiency and
the user experience.

In terms of leadership, we are extremely fortunate to have a new
Board of Directors (elected two weeks ago), comprised of outstanding
leaders and innovators who bring experience and expertise navigating
the various complexities which manifest themselves within any non-
profit, and particularly one as broad and diverse as JewishGen.

The JewishGen Board is led by Bruce Ratner, a successful businessman
and philanthropist, and long-time supporter of JewishGen. He is
joined by Michael Glickman, President & CEO of the Museum of Jewish
Heritage; Peter Kalikow, President of H. J. Kalikow & Company, LLC;
and E. Randol Schoenberg, a Los Angeles based attorney who was
recently portrayed in the film "Woman of Gold," and who is well
known to our JewishGen community in his role as the coordinator for
the JewishGen Austria-Czech SIG.

On May 1st, I was fortunate to celebrate nine years working for
JewishGen. I never would have imagined such a long tenure, and I
consider each and every user to be part of our valued JewishGen
family. Together, we have celebrated many success stories, and it is
my deepest wish that each of you will experience the joys which come
from connecting with relatives, and understanding our collective
Jewish history and heritage.

Thank you to everyone who has offered comments and suggestions the
past few months. Your feedback is always welcome, and I encourage
you to contact me anytime via phone (646-437-4326) or email
(agroll@JewishGen.org). With your continued help and support, we look
forward to taking JewishGen to the next level!

Wishing you all the best,

Avraham Groll
Director
JewishGen.org

PS. If you have not yet done so, please consider making a contribution
to our Spring Appeal by visiting:

http://www.jewishgen.org/JewishGen-erosity/v_projectslist.asp?project_cat=68

Your support will be greatly appreciated and help us continue
"preserving our history for future generations." Thank you!


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

Bruce Drake <BDrake@...>
 

There were multiple dividing lines among Jews in the European shtetls -
those who were Ashkenazi and those who were Hasidim; the poorer,
unlearned Jews and those who were better off. Such was the case in
Debica (Dembitz), in southeast Poland, about 75 miles east of Krakow.
Tensions among them often ran high but there was at least one ice-
breaker - when winter came, the town's gulley froze over and you could
go skating. As this excerpt >from the Debica Yizkor book tells it,
differences disappeared at the rink and "everyone showed what they
could do."

URL: https://www.facebook.com/JewishGen.org/posts/1446204455401705

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 <BDrake@...>
 

There were multiple dividing lines among Jews in the European shtetls -
those who were Ashkenazi and those who were Hasidim; the poorer,
unlearned Jews and those who were better off. Such was the case in
Debica (Dembitz), in southeast Poland, about 75 miles east of Krakow.
Tensions among them often ran high but there was at least one ice-
breaker - when winter came, the town's gulley froze over and you could
go skating. As this excerpt >from the Debica Yizkor book tells it,
differences disappeared at the rink and "everyone showed what they
could do."

URL: https://www.facebook.com/JewishGen.org/posts/1446204455401705

Bruce Drake
Silver Spring, MD

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

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