Date   

Lomza region #poland

Shari Kantrow
 

Was Lomza part of Russian-Poland?
Regards,
Shari Kantrow

Shari Kantrow
Bloomfield, New Jersey

researching:
MEYER, KAFKA, KUPFER, SCHAFF -Russian/Poland>NY
BLITZER,KARPET,JACOBSON,LANDSMAN, BLITZMAN,BLAZER
PLATZMAN, REYITTS (REIZ)Kamenets-Podolskiy, Podolia >
NY
HABERMAN,DICKMAN,SZWARZ- Bukaczowce,Siemikowce>NY
SCHNEIDER, MILBAUER, MEYER - Austria
SCHWARTZ,,SHAPIRO- Bursztyn,Kuropatniki-Galicia>NY


JRI Poland #Poland Lomza region #poland

Shari Kantrow
 

Was Lomza part of Russian-Poland?
Regards,
Shari Kantrow

Shari Kantrow
Bloomfield, New Jersey

researching:
MEYER, KAFKA, KUPFER, SCHAFF -Russian/Poland>NY
BLITZER,KARPET,JACOBSON,LANDSMAN, BLITZMAN,BLAZER
PLATZMAN, REYITTS (REIZ)Kamenets-Podolskiy, Podolia >
NY
HABERMAN,DICKMAN,SZWARZ- Bukaczowce,Siemikowce>NY
SCHNEIDER, MILBAUER, MEYER - Austria
SCHWARTZ,,SHAPIRO- Bursztyn,Kuropatniki-Galicia>NY


Josvaniani #lithuania

milton0123@...
 

Hi;

Anyone who is planning to attend the conference and researching
the above named Shtetl please email me before Saturday or phone me
at the Marriot Marquis Hotel Sat - Friday next week.

thanks

Maxine Potchinsky Braslow


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania Josvaniani #lithuania

milton0123@...
 

Hi;

Anyone who is planning to attend the conference and researching
the above named Shtetl please email me before Saturday or phone me
at the Marriot Marquis Hotel Sat - Friday next week.

thanks

Maxine Potchinsky Braslow


Wolf in Lviv #poland

sbloom@...
 

First, you should be sure you are using variants of the names that you
are likely to hit upon in records.

I.e., Harry and Rose are most likely Hersh (or Gersh, Hirsch, Hersz,
etc.) and Ruchl (I'd say also Rosa, eventhough the daughter took on
that name in English). Goodman is probably GUTMAN. Wolf is possibly WULF.

Also, be sure too look in nearby towns, or really any other matches in
databases that seem to come pretty close to the info you have. That is,
there is really no reason to think they were always in Lviv, so keep
options open (though, Poland and Ukraine would be best bets--perhaps
Lithuania and Belarus wouldnt be too far afield). Also consider that
though the date you have is "exact", it may have just been adopted as an
exact date at some later time for use in American records. So, if you see
an 1865 birth, for instance, don't reject it immediately.

Steve Bloom
Farmville, VA

Can you help me! My gmother,Rosa(Chage)Wolf was born in Lemberg,Austria
to a Harry and Rose Wolf (Goodman) on February 2, 1869 This is all that
I know.I know that it is no longer a part of Austria-that it is called
Lwow,Poland or Lviv, Ukraine and have written to both places and still
at ground zero after four or five years searching. Thank you for your
effort.

Rose Hoffman


JRI Poland #Poland Wolf in Lviv #poland

sbloom@...
 

First, you should be sure you are using variants of the names that you
are likely to hit upon in records.

I.e., Harry and Rose are most likely Hersh (or Gersh, Hirsch, Hersz,
etc.) and Ruchl (I'd say also Rosa, eventhough the daughter took on
that name in English). Goodman is probably GUTMAN. Wolf is possibly WULF.

Also, be sure too look in nearby towns, or really any other matches in
databases that seem to come pretty close to the info you have. That is,
there is really no reason to think they were always in Lviv, so keep
options open (though, Poland and Ukraine would be best bets--perhaps
Lithuania and Belarus wouldnt be too far afield). Also consider that
though the date you have is "exact", it may have just been adopted as an
exact date at some later time for use in American records. So, if you see
an 1865 birth, for instance, don't reject it immediately.

Steve Bloom
Farmville, VA

Can you help me! My gmother,Rosa(Chage)Wolf was born in Lemberg,Austria
to a Harry and Rose Wolf (Goodman) on February 2, 1869 This is all that
I know.I know that it is no longer a part of Austria-that it is called
Lwow,Poland or Lviv, Ukraine and have written to both places and still
at ground zero after four or five years searching. Thank you for your
effort.

Rose Hoffman


63rd Remembrance Assembly #poland

Ada Holtzman
 

This is a message on behalf of the Israeli Bialystoker Committee:

Zu Unzere Tayere Landsleit!

The Society of Former Resident of Bialystok and Surroundings (The "Vaad" -
Landsmanschaft K, Bialystok) is honored to invite you to participate in
the 63rd Remembrance Assembly to the Revolt & Liquidation of Bialystok
Ghetto
====================================================
The assembly will take place in Kiryat Bialystok – Yehud, near the memorial
monument to our brothers murdered in the Holocaust, which stands in the
square of the great Synagogue, in Icchak Melamed's Street, the corner
of the Ghettos Fighters Street, on Av 28, 5766, Tuesday 22 August 2006, at
19:00.

A special appeal is made to the Successor Generation to attend the assembly
and our Landsleit all over the world.

The "Vaad"

P.O.Box 7241
Yehud 56215
ISRAEL


BialyGen: Bialystok Region #Bialystok #Poland 63rd Remembrance Assembly #poland

Ada Holtzman
 

This is a message on behalf of the Israeli Bialystoker Committee:

Zu Unzere Tayere Landsleit!

The Society of Former Resident of Bialystok and Surroundings (The "Vaad" -
Landsmanschaft K, Bialystok) is honored to invite you to participate in
the 63rd Remembrance Assembly to the Revolt & Liquidation of Bialystok
Ghetto
====================================================
The assembly will take place in Kiryat Bialystok – Yehud, near the memorial
monument to our brothers murdered in the Holocaust, which stands in the
square of the great Synagogue, in Icchak Melamed's Street, the corner
of the Ghettos Fighters Street, on Av 28, 5766, Tuesday 22 August 2006, at
19:00.

A special appeal is made to the Successor Generation to attend the assembly
and our Landsleit all over the world.

The "Vaad"

P.O.Box 7241
Yehud 56215
ISRAEL


new family surname found LANSMAN #lithuania

Diane Jacobs <thegenie@...>
 

After a number of years of searching my husband's family, I just found a
marriage of a great aunt which gives me her mother's maiden name.

I have a Riva Lansman Jacobson >from Myszniec (prounounced Mushnick), Poland
or Lithuania who married Abraham Moshe Jacobson. Most of their children
emigrated to NY in the early 1900s and the brothers were in the soda / seltzer
distribution business in Manhattan and Brooklyn. Their daughter Sarah Jacobs
married Max Lees in 1914 in NY.

I am searching for other Jacobs / Jacobson daughters, nieces and
daughters-in-law whose passenger manifests I have found but can't find any
record of them in the US.

If anyone knows of a Lansman, Landsman, Jacobs or Jacobson connection from
these areas or businesses, please let me know.

Diane Jacobs
Somerset, NJ

MODERATOR'S NOTE: Please respond privately.


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania new family surname found LANSMAN #lithuania

Diane Jacobs <thegenie@...>
 

After a number of years of searching my husband's family, I just found a
marriage of a great aunt which gives me her mother's maiden name.

I have a Riva Lansman Jacobson >from Myszniec (prounounced Mushnick), Poland
or Lithuania who married Abraham Moshe Jacobson. Most of their children
emigrated to NY in the early 1900s and the brothers were in the soda / seltzer
distribution business in Manhattan and Brooklyn. Their daughter Sarah Jacobs
married Max Lees in 1914 in NY.

I am searching for other Jacobs / Jacobson daughters, nieces and
daughters-in-law whose passenger manifests I have found but can't find any
record of them in the US.

If anyone knows of a Lansman, Landsman, Jacobs or Jacobson connection from
these areas or businesses, please let me know.

Diane Jacobs
Somerset, NJ

MODERATOR'S NOTE: Please respond privately.


NYC Synagogue Database circa 1939 with some Lithuanian references #lithuania

Judith27
 

Dear LitvakSIGdom,

For all of you who would like to be able to have a database of New
York City synagogues to search, you may be interested in knowing about a NYC
Synagogue Database based upon the 1939 WPA Project's cataloguing of NYC
Synagogues.
In 1939 the Federal Writers' Project of the Works Progress
Administration conducted a survey of all known houses of worship in the
United States, both Jewish and non-Jewish. The over 2000 synagogue listings
for New York City reside on five rolls of microfilm at the New York City
Municipal Archives as Microfilm #'s (M.N.) 21318-21322, Roll #'s 319-323.

Ada Green and Judi Langer-Surnamer Caplan have completed extracting a
great deal of the data available about all the synagogues in all five NYC
boroughs catalogued in this circa 1939 survey.

The resulting Excel Spreadsheet is now available as a finding aid on
the two public computers at the NYC Municipal Archives.

In addition, this shul database will also be available for searching
on the computers in the Resource Room at the 26th IAJGS Conference.

The database field headings include: Form #, Card #, Roll #, Year
Organized, Name of Organization, Alternate Names and English Translation,
Street Number and Street, Location in Borough, Borough, and Comments.

As each then existing NYC synagogue was given a Synagogue Records Form
containing 14 questions, under "comments" there are various details that
might show up such as the names of the rabbis, the consolidation and/or
dissolution of synagogues and minyanim, the physical appearance of buildings,
the cemeteries where synagogues had burial plots, and histories of the
synagogues, including former addresses.

There are also some hints about people >from Lithuania in this
database as Congregation Beth Jacob B'arav Abraham and Talmud Torah of
East Bronx had a Rabbi, A. H. Gris, >from Lithuania, and the Principal
of Congregation Hoan Hamoan's Talmud Torah was Simon Lichterman >from the
Yeshiva of Illia, Lithuania, now Poland. And, of course, several synagogues
such as Beth Haknesseth Anshe Alshan V'Anshe Iwie were founded by "groups
of men >from Alshan and Iwie, two towns in Lithuania."

For more a detailed overview of the database with examples please
visit the Online Introduction to this NYC Shul database at
http://home.att.net/%7Elandsmanshaft/wpaform.htm
We all owe a great debt to the hard-working, dedicated people who
were the field researchers back in the late 1930s and early 1940s who were
involved in this WPA project surveying New York City synagogues including:
Harold Albaum, Joe Eisinger, Samuel Gerson, William Gubin, Milton Hirsch,
Bernard Kasper, Elsie Katz, Ellis Kramer, Morris Levine, M. Portner, Doris
Radzyner, William Rubin, Celia Rogow, Beatrice Schwartz, Max Simon, Harry
Sohn, Yakov Tarle, and Helen Zuckerman. Without their valiant efforts we
would not have the wealth of material we now have today to draw upon in
this database.

Shalom,
Judi Langer-Surnamer Caplan and Ada Green


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania NYC Synagogue Database circa 1939 with some Lithuanian references #lithuania

Judith27
 

Dear LitvakSIGdom,

For all of you who would like to be able to have a database of New
York City synagogues to search, you may be interested in knowing about a NYC
Synagogue Database based upon the 1939 WPA Project's cataloguing of NYC
Synagogues.
In 1939 the Federal Writers' Project of the Works Progress
Administration conducted a survey of all known houses of worship in the
United States, both Jewish and non-Jewish. The over 2000 synagogue listings
for New York City reside on five rolls of microfilm at the New York City
Municipal Archives as Microfilm #'s (M.N.) 21318-21322, Roll #'s 319-323.

Ada Green and Judi Langer-Surnamer Caplan have completed extracting a
great deal of the data available about all the synagogues in all five NYC
boroughs catalogued in this circa 1939 survey.

The resulting Excel Spreadsheet is now available as a finding aid on
the two public computers at the NYC Municipal Archives.

In addition, this shul database will also be available for searching
on the computers in the Resource Room at the 26th IAJGS Conference.

The database field headings include: Form #, Card #, Roll #, Year
Organized, Name of Organization, Alternate Names and English Translation,
Street Number and Street, Location in Borough, Borough, and Comments.

As each then existing NYC synagogue was given a Synagogue Records Form
containing 14 questions, under "comments" there are various details that
might show up such as the names of the rabbis, the consolidation and/or
dissolution of synagogues and minyanim, the physical appearance of buildings,
the cemeteries where synagogues had burial plots, and histories of the
synagogues, including former addresses.

There are also some hints about people >from Lithuania in this
database as Congregation Beth Jacob B'arav Abraham and Talmud Torah of
East Bronx had a Rabbi, A. H. Gris, >from Lithuania, and the Principal
of Congregation Hoan Hamoan's Talmud Torah was Simon Lichterman >from the
Yeshiva of Illia, Lithuania, now Poland. And, of course, several synagogues
such as Beth Haknesseth Anshe Alshan V'Anshe Iwie were founded by "groups
of men >from Alshan and Iwie, two towns in Lithuania."

For more a detailed overview of the database with examples please
visit the Online Introduction to this NYC Shul database at
http://home.att.net/%7Elandsmanshaft/wpaform.htm
We all owe a great debt to the hard-working, dedicated people who
were the field researchers back in the late 1930s and early 1940s who were
involved in this WPA project surveying New York City synagogues including:
Harold Albaum, Joe Eisinger, Samuel Gerson, William Gubin, Milton Hirsch,
Bernard Kasper, Elsie Katz, Ellis Kramer, Morris Levine, M. Portner, Doris
Radzyner, William Rubin, Celia Rogow, Beatrice Schwartz, Max Simon, Harry
Sohn, Yakov Tarle, and Helen Zuckerman. Without their valiant efforts we
would not have the wealth of material we now have today to draw upon in
this database.

Shalom,
Judi Langer-Surnamer Caplan and Ada Green


Re: IAJGS NY Conference Attendees 2006 - Final developments #austria-czech

Celia Male <celiamale@...>
 

A few days ago I sent you the final list of participants to the NY
conference - here are a few last-minute comments and developments:

My sincere apologies to Georgia Haken who morphed to Gloria!
11. Georgia Haken - researching PROPPER - 1840?-1880's in Laun, Saaz,
Teplice,Krusovice & Prague and later <1920> in Bubentsch. Also
PROBER-GOLD & ZINGER >from Tarnopol & Vienna.

15. Jeffrey Levin, Scarsdale, NY Researching LOWIN/LEVIN, Vienna
attending Sun and Mon only because he will be visiting Prague and
Budapest for the ***first time***. Bon Voyage!

17. Rabbi Avrohom Marmorstein - we are delighted that he will be
introducing Alec Woodle's talk - so he is a quasi-speaker!

19. Gertrude Singer Ogushwitz - researching FISCHL, Arad, Hungary
(now Romania); KONIGSBAUM: Vienna & Hungary; SINGER >from Moravia to
Arad, Hungary, 1730; SPILLER: Hungary; England; Galati, Romania

Ray Minkus [Chicago] hopes he has a spotted SPILLER link here. We all
hope so too! Intriguingly there is a widow Ellen SPILLER [50] born in
Poland who is the synagogue-keeper in the Great Synagogue, Cheetham
Manchester in 1881. She actually lived in the synagogue.

22. Linda Rakoff of Newton Mass. - researching ASCHNER, Vienna
has added a whole new list of names, many outside our area, but links
are very likely - see the story beneath this:

ASCHNER, Assakurte, Berko, Bratislava, Budapest, Hradiste, Katlo,
Kosice, Malacky, Nyitra, Spisska Nova Ves, Wien, Berlin,
Beuthen/Bytom, Breslau/Wroclaw,Brunovce, Danzig, Chorzow
[Konigshutte], Kattowitz; LIFSITZ-Galati; GELLMAN, POLASCEK- Kosice,
GOLDMAN(N), LANGER - Kosice, Bolyar; Miskolc, Presov; LOW'Y -
Brezova, Hradiste, Spisska Nova; Ves MELTZER, PERLBINDER, LADENHEIM,
RIESENBERG - Horodenka, Kasperowicz, Zaleschicki; GORDON-Moletai,
WATMAN, MILLER-Lithuania, Ponemunka

Linda very recently spotted a posting of mine [General Discussion
Group] on intestacy researchers working in the archives in Vienna. In
this I mentioned both my gtgt and my gtgrandfather Leopold and Gustav
WOTTITZ {Pressburg and Vienna]. Linda realised she had the name
WOTTIEZ on her tree. As a result, I was reconnected to Gustav's
sister Amalia {nee WOTTITZ] married to Jonas FELSNER whom I last
heard of in 1906 on the Partezettel [death announcement] of my
gtgrandmother Betti WOTTITZ nee Tedesko!

So I am now "sort of" related to Linda via an ASCHNER FELSNER link
and I have found many of Amalia's descendants, who are my third
cousins. Most never came to Vienna but ended up in Transylvania
[Romania] and Budapest. I now notice quite a few WOTTIEZ on Google in
the Netherlands and environs. They need further research to see if
they are of Bohemian origin.

Thanks a million, Linda

28. Robert Stein - researching HIRSCH/STEIN/LEDERER
Bohemia>USA>Chicago

Fred Posamentir >from Vienna has spotted potential links. Good luck
Fred and Robert.

The trouble for Austria-Czech Siggers is that our links spread well
outside ou SIG boundaries! This, once again, is clearly shown above
and we have to be extra vigilant.

Celia Male [U.K.]


Austria-Czech SIG #Austria-Czech Re: IAJGS NY Conference Attendees 2006 - Final developments #austria-czech

Celia Male <celiamale@...>
 

A few days ago I sent you the final list of participants to the NY
conference - here are a few last-minute comments and developments:

My sincere apologies to Georgia Haken who morphed to Gloria!
11. Georgia Haken - researching PROPPER - 1840?-1880's in Laun, Saaz,
Teplice,Krusovice & Prague and later <1920> in Bubentsch. Also
PROBER-GOLD & ZINGER >from Tarnopol & Vienna.

15. Jeffrey Levin, Scarsdale, NY Researching LOWIN/LEVIN, Vienna
attending Sun and Mon only because he will be visiting Prague and
Budapest for the ***first time***. Bon Voyage!

17. Rabbi Avrohom Marmorstein - we are delighted that he will be
introducing Alec Woodle's talk - so he is a quasi-speaker!

19. Gertrude Singer Ogushwitz - researching FISCHL, Arad, Hungary
(now Romania); KONIGSBAUM: Vienna & Hungary; SINGER >from Moravia to
Arad, Hungary, 1730; SPILLER: Hungary; England; Galati, Romania

Ray Minkus [Chicago] hopes he has a spotted SPILLER link here. We all
hope so too! Intriguingly there is a widow Ellen SPILLER [50] born in
Poland who is the synagogue-keeper in the Great Synagogue, Cheetham
Manchester in 1881. She actually lived in the synagogue.

22. Linda Rakoff of Newton Mass. - researching ASCHNER, Vienna
has added a whole new list of names, many outside our area, but links
are very likely - see the story beneath this:

ASCHNER, Assakurte, Berko, Bratislava, Budapest, Hradiste, Katlo,
Kosice, Malacky, Nyitra, Spisska Nova Ves, Wien, Berlin,
Beuthen/Bytom, Breslau/Wroclaw,Brunovce, Danzig, Chorzow
[Konigshutte], Kattowitz; LIFSITZ-Galati; GELLMAN, POLASCEK- Kosice,
GOLDMAN(N), LANGER - Kosice, Bolyar; Miskolc, Presov; LOW'Y -
Brezova, Hradiste, Spisska Nova; Ves MELTZER, PERLBINDER, LADENHEIM,
RIESENBERG - Horodenka, Kasperowicz, Zaleschicki; GORDON-Moletai,
WATMAN, MILLER-Lithuania, Ponemunka

Linda very recently spotted a posting of mine [General Discussion
Group] on intestacy researchers working in the archives in Vienna. In
this I mentioned both my gtgt and my gtgrandfather Leopold and Gustav
WOTTITZ {Pressburg and Vienna]. Linda realised she had the name
WOTTIEZ on her tree. As a result, I was reconnected to Gustav's
sister Amalia {nee WOTTITZ] married to Jonas FELSNER whom I last
heard of in 1906 on the Partezettel [death announcement] of my
gtgrandmother Betti WOTTITZ nee Tedesko!

So I am now "sort of" related to Linda via an ASCHNER FELSNER link
and I have found many of Amalia's descendants, who are my third
cousins. Most never came to Vienna but ended up in Transylvania
[Romania] and Budapest. I now notice quite a few WOTTIEZ on Google in
the Netherlands and environs. They need further research to see if
they are of Bohemian origin.

Thanks a million, Linda

28. Robert Stein - researching HIRSCH/STEIN/LEDERER
Bohemia>USA>Chicago

Fred Posamentir >from Vienna has spotted potential links. Good luck
Fred and Robert.

The trouble for Austria-Czech Siggers is that our links spread well
outside ou SIG boundaries! This, once again, is clearly shown above
and we have to be extra vigilant.

Celia Male [U.K.]


Ballot for LitvakSIG Election and Proposed Amendment to the Bylaws #lithuania

Eden Joachim <esjoachim@...>
 

As promised, this message is being sent to inform you of the nominees for
the
upcoming LitvakSIG election on Monday, August 14 and the proposed amendments
to the current Bylaws.

The proposed amendment, submitted by Mike Posnick is:

That the Litvak SIG By-Laws be amended to provide for a board of directors
with a fixed membership of nine (9) directors, all of whom shall be elected
by
the members of the SIG.

This proposal will be voted on prior to voting for the nominees to the board
since its adoption will alter the size of the LitvakSIG Board of Directors
and
determine how many of the nominees are considered to have been elected.

The list of nominees for the Board of Directors is, in alphabetical order by
surname:

Carol Coplin Baker __________

Judy Baston __________

Deena Berton __________

Judith Langer-Surnamer Caplan __________

Ada Green __________

Jose Gutstein __________

David B. Hoffman __________

Richard H. Hoffman __________

Merle Kastner __________

Howard Margol __________

Scott Noar __________

Mike Posnick __________

Aaron Roetenberg __________

Olga Zabludoff __________

You may vote for as few or as many nominees as you choose. If you will not
be attending the meeting, and are a member in good standing, your email
votes
should be sent to me at esjoachim@optonline.net Email votes must be
submitted
to me no later than midnight, Eastern Time, Sunday August 13.

If you will be attending the meeting, please do not submit an email vote.
Ballots will be provided at the meeting.

Thank you,
Eden Joachim
Election Chair


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania Ballot for LitvakSIG Election and Proposed Amendment to the Bylaws #lithuania

Eden Joachim <esjoachim@...>
 

As promised, this message is being sent to inform you of the nominees for
the
upcoming LitvakSIG election on Monday, August 14 and the proposed amendments
to the current Bylaws.

The proposed amendment, submitted by Mike Posnick is:

That the Litvak SIG By-Laws be amended to provide for a board of directors
with a fixed membership of nine (9) directors, all of whom shall be elected
by
the members of the SIG.

This proposal will be voted on prior to voting for the nominees to the board
since its adoption will alter the size of the LitvakSIG Board of Directors
and
determine how many of the nominees are considered to have been elected.

The list of nominees for the Board of Directors is, in alphabetical order by
surname:

Carol Coplin Baker __________

Judy Baston __________

Deena Berton __________

Judith Langer-Surnamer Caplan __________

Ada Green __________

Jose Gutstein __________

David B. Hoffman __________

Richard H. Hoffman __________

Merle Kastner __________

Howard Margol __________

Scott Noar __________

Mike Posnick __________

Aaron Roetenberg __________

Olga Zabludoff __________

You may vote for as few or as many nominees as you choose. If you will not
be attending the meeting, and are a member in good standing, your email
votes
should be sent to me at esjoachim@optonline.net Email votes must be
submitted
to me no later than midnight, Eastern Time, Sunday August 13.

If you will be attending the meeting, please do not submit an email vote.
Ballots will be provided at the meeting.

Thank you,
Eden Joachim
Election Chair


Book on Kenyan Jews #southafrica

Bubbles Segall <Bubbles.Segall@...>
 

The Nairobi Hebrew Community commissioned Cynthia Salvadori to write a
history for their Centenary - GLIMPSES OF THE JEWS OF KENYA: THE CENTENNIAL
STORY OF THE NAIROBI HEBREW CONGREGATION 1904 – 2004. The cost of the book
is US$50.00 plus postage and anyone wishing to obtain a copy should contact
Bunnie Gordon, the treasurer of the American Friends of Judaism in Kenya
(AFJIK) who lives in Rockville, Maryland, USA. His e-mail address is
ndovu93@aol.com This book provides a well researched history of Kenyan
Jewry including numerous photographs.

I have no connection to either the author or the publishers


Bubbles Segall


South Africa SIG #SouthAfrica Book on Kenyan Jews #southafrica

Bubbles Segall <Bubbles.Segall@...>
 

The Nairobi Hebrew Community commissioned Cynthia Salvadori to write a
history for their Centenary - GLIMPSES OF THE JEWS OF KENYA: THE CENTENNIAL
STORY OF THE NAIROBI HEBREW CONGREGATION 1904 – 2004. The cost of the book
is US$50.00 plus postage and anyone wishing to obtain a copy should contact
Bunnie Gordon, the treasurer of the American Friends of Judaism in Kenya
(AFJIK) who lives in Rockville, Maryland, USA. His e-mail address is
ndovu93@aol.com This book provides a well researched history of Kenyan
Jewry including numerous photographs.

I have no connection to either the author or the publishers


Bubbles Segall


Re: origin of family name AMSTERDAM #general

MBernet@...
 

In a message dated 8/10/2006 5:50:43 P.M. Eastern Standard Time,
Hank@WebFeats.com writes:

< . . . . More than one relative has told me that the consonants in
Amsterdam(ski) form a Hebrew (or perhaps Yiddish) acronym that has
some kind of mystical Jewish significance, the implication being that
someone may have adopted the name Amsterdam(ski) for that reason
(rather than for the reason of having some connection to the city of
Amsterdam). If nobody here can expand on that sketchy explanation
(and if anyone would like to know more about it), let
me know, I'll contact some of my relatives for more details.

==Lars Menk lists only the city of Amsterdam as the source for the Amsterdam
name in his dictionary of German Jewish surnames. He lists a nunmber of
differeent families in Frankfurt/Mainin 1679, 1686, and 1710, also in Friedberg
which is near Frankfurt, and in Glogau which, I think, is in Posen

==BenZion Kaganoff does not list Amsterdam but lists Amster, which he says
is derived >from the German for hamster and may be a name for "a diligent,
industrious individual."

==I speculate the name may also be an "elaboration" of the German-Jewish
first name Anselm/Amsel/Anschel which is a kinnuy for Ascher (one of the 12
tribes). This would be similar to the origin of Berlin/er in many cases, >from
Issachar (a tribe) to Beer (kinnuy) to Berlin, an important city.

Michael Bernet, New York


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: origin of family name AMSTERDAM #general

MBernet@...
 

In a message dated 8/10/2006 5:50:43 P.M. Eastern Standard Time,
Hank@WebFeats.com writes:

< . . . . More than one relative has told me that the consonants in
Amsterdam(ski) form a Hebrew (or perhaps Yiddish) acronym that has
some kind of mystical Jewish significance, the implication being that
someone may have adopted the name Amsterdam(ski) for that reason
(rather than for the reason of having some connection to the city of
Amsterdam). If nobody here can expand on that sketchy explanation
(and if anyone would like to know more about it), let
me know, I'll contact some of my relatives for more details.

==Lars Menk lists only the city of Amsterdam as the source for the Amsterdam
name in his dictionary of German Jewish surnames. He lists a nunmber of
differeent families in Frankfurt/Mainin 1679, 1686, and 1710, also in Friedberg
which is near Frankfurt, and in Glogau which, I think, is in Posen

==BenZion Kaganoff does not list Amsterdam but lists Amster, which he says
is derived >from the German for hamster and may be a name for "a diligent,
industrious individual."

==I speculate the name may also be an "elaboration" of the German-Jewish
first name Anselm/Amsel/Anschel which is a kinnuy for Ascher (one of the 12
tribes). This would be similar to the origin of Berlin/er in many cases, >from
Issachar (a tribe) to Beer (kinnuy) to Berlin, an important city.

Michael Bernet, New York