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Re: LEVIN or FRANK Rabbinic Roots? #rabbinic

MBernet@...
 

Earlier today, Edward Steiner <nedsteiner@...> wrote:

My g-g-grandparents were Hirsch (Tsvi) LEVIN and Rachael FRANK,
b. ca. 1843, both likely >from Kovno, Lithuania (although Rachael
may have been originally >from Germany).
There is some indication that either family may have been rabbinic.

A search on Kovno AND Frank in the Encyc.Jud., brings up a

Zvi Pesach FRANK, (1873 - 1960), who was Chief Rabbi of Jerusalem
and a halakhic authority. His father, Judah Leib FRANK, was born in
Kovno, Lithuania, and was one of the leaders of the "Haderah"
society in Kovno which founded the village of Haderah in Erez
Israel.

Kovno AND Levin brought up nothing.

Both Frank and Levin are popular Ashkenazi surnames and there are
many famous rabbis for each name.

Michael Bernet, New York


Rabbinic Genealogy SIG #Rabbinic Re: LEVIN or FRANK Rabbinic Roots? #rabbinic

MBernet@...
 

Earlier today, Edward Steiner <nedsteiner@...> wrote:

My g-g-grandparents were Hirsch (Tsvi) LEVIN and Rachael FRANK,
b. ca. 1843, both likely >from Kovno, Lithuania (although Rachael
may have been originally >from Germany).
There is some indication that either family may have been rabbinic.

A search on Kovno AND Frank in the Encyc.Jud., brings up a

Zvi Pesach FRANK, (1873 - 1960), who was Chief Rabbi of Jerusalem
and a halakhic authority. His father, Judah Leib FRANK, was born in
Kovno, Lithuania, and was one of the leaders of the "Haderah"
society in Kovno which founded the village of Haderah in Erez
Israel.

Kovno AND Levin brought up nothing.

Both Frank and Levin are popular Ashkenazi surnames and there are
many famous rabbis for each name.

Michael Bernet, New York


Re: Jewish Edinburgh #unitedkingdom

Jill Whitehead
 

Dear T. Segal,

Re Edinburgh, please see the Arden Street website for information about some
Jewish families living in the street (including my own). This also gives
links to other websites including Edinburgh Jewish cemeteries with photos
taken by Alan Wilson.

Jill Whitehead
Researching Brown and related families of Edinburgh


Missionaries #unitedkingdom

malcolm katz <malkikatz9361@...>
 

If you go into Christ Church at the beginning of
Spitalfields there are numerous plaques in the
entrance hall in English and Hebrew in memory of
Jewish converts.
No doubt the parish records would make interesting
reading and im sure the archivist would have a fair
bit of info as this was and is a very well known
church.
Malcolm Katz
London


JCR-UK SIG #UnitedKingdom RE: Jewish Edinburgh #unitedkingdom

Jill Whitehead
 

Dear T. Segal,

Re Edinburgh, please see the Arden Street website for information about some
Jewish families living in the street (including my own). This also gives
links to other websites including Edinburgh Jewish cemeteries with photos
taken by Alan Wilson.

Jill Whitehead
Researching Brown and related families of Edinburgh


JCR-UK SIG #UnitedKingdom Missionaries #unitedkingdom

malcolm katz <malkikatz9361@...>
 

If you go into Christ Church at the beginning of
Spitalfields there are numerous plaques in the
entrance hall in English and Hebrew in memory of
Jewish converts.
No doubt the parish records would make interesting
reading and im sure the archivist would have a fair
bit of info as this was and is a very well known
church.
Malcolm Katz
London


LEVIN or FRANK Rabbinic Roots? #rabbinic

edward steiner <nedsteiner@...>
 

My g-g-grandparents were Hirsch (Tsvi) LEVIN and Rachael FRANK,
b. ca. 1843, both likely >from Kovno, Lithuania (although Rachael
may have been originally >from Germany).

There is some indication that either family may have been rabbinic.

Regarding the FRANK family, Rachael's daughter, Sarah LEVITCH (nee
LEVIN), told her daughter, Anna SOLOMAN, never to forget her "uncle"
Notie was "a famous man". The only guess our family has was that an
Uncle Nathan (FRANK) was a famous man, perhaps a rabbi?

Any information on either the LEVINs or FRANKs of Kovno would be
most appreciated.

Edward Steiner


Re: SOFER GOLDSTEIN SPITZER EINHORN STEINMETZ #rabbinic

Larry Tauber <ltauber@...>
 

On 2006.12.10, Renate Bielefeld <renate.bielefeld@...>
wrote:

[...] there still remain [...] questions in my family search:
My ggaunt Ester GOLDSTEIN was married to SOFER, she lived in Sziget
and perished in Auschwitz 1944. As far as we know, her SOFER husband
was a member of the SOFER-SCHREIBER family. [...]
- how might EINHORN have been related to SOFER before 1944 (Sziget
region)
- how might STEINMETZ have been related to SOFER before 1944 (Sziget
region)
- how might GROSSMAN have been related to SOFER before 1944
(Sziget/Nowy Sacz region)
[...]
The connection I know of is as follows:

Before the war Asher Zelig STEINMETZ married Miriam Channah
FELZENBERG, the grand-daughter of Rabbi Jacob Akivah SOFER, son of
Rabbi Abraham Samuel Benjamin SOFER, the son of Rabbi Moses SOFER
(the Chasam Sofer).

Asher Zelig STEINMETZ's aunt, Batya STEINMETZ married Nechemia
ROSENBERG. They had a daughter Rivkah who married Moshe EINHORN.

Any information you have on the Einhorn and STEINMETZ families would
be appreciated.

Larry Tauber


Rabbinic Genealogy SIG #Rabbinic LEVIN or FRANK Rabbinic Roots? #rabbinic

edward steiner <nedsteiner@...>
 

My g-g-grandparents were Hirsch (Tsvi) LEVIN and Rachael FRANK,
b. ca. 1843, both likely >from Kovno, Lithuania (although Rachael
may have been originally >from Germany).

There is some indication that either family may have been rabbinic.

Regarding the FRANK family, Rachael's daughter, Sarah LEVITCH (nee
LEVIN), told her daughter, Anna SOLOMAN, never to forget her "uncle"
Notie was "a famous man". The only guess our family has was that an
Uncle Nathan (FRANK) was a famous man, perhaps a rabbi?

Any information on either the LEVINs or FRANKs of Kovno would be
most appreciated.

Edward Steiner


Rabbinic Genealogy SIG #Rabbinic RE: SOFER GOLDSTEIN SPITZER EINHORN STEINMETZ #rabbinic

Larry Tauber <ltauber@...>
 

On 2006.12.10, Renate Bielefeld <renate.bielefeld@...>
wrote:

[...] there still remain [...] questions in my family search:
My ggaunt Ester GOLDSTEIN was married to SOFER, she lived in Sziget
and perished in Auschwitz 1944. As far as we know, her SOFER husband
was a member of the SOFER-SCHREIBER family. [...]
- how might EINHORN have been related to SOFER before 1944 (Sziget
region)
- how might STEINMETZ have been related to SOFER before 1944 (Sziget
region)
- how might GROSSMAN have been related to SOFER before 1944
(Sziget/Nowy Sacz region)
[...]
The connection I know of is as follows:

Before the war Asher Zelig STEINMETZ married Miriam Channah
FELZENBERG, the grand-daughter of Rabbi Jacob Akivah SOFER, son of
Rabbi Abraham Samuel Benjamin SOFER, the son of Rabbi Moses SOFER
(the Chasam Sofer).

Asher Zelig STEINMETZ's aunt, Batya STEINMETZ married Nechemia
ROSENBERG. They had a daughter Rivkah who married Moshe EINHORN.

Any information you have on the Einhorn and STEINMETZ families would
be appreciated.

Larry Tauber


Re: Edinburgh, Scotland...Jewish sites? #unitedkingdom

N.Landau@...
 


Subject: Edinburgh, Scotland...Jewish sites?
From: Asbury8@...
Date: Mon, 11 Dec 2006 12:34:39 EST
X-Message-Number: 2

I will be traveling to Edinburgh shortly. I like to visit Jewish and
Jewish-oriented sites when I travel, but I have not been able to come up
with any
in Edinburgh (beyond the two synagogues). Yes, I have contacted the
congregations there by e-mail...still awaiting responses. One of the
congregations
has interesting information about the history and current life of Jews in
the
city, but this is not regarding any sites to see.

I know there are sites in Glasgow, but chances are I will not have the
time
to leave Edinburgh.

Alas, there just might not be anything of Jewish interest for me to see in
Edinburgh...but I thought I would ask JewishGenners in this forum.
See http://www.jewishgen.org/jcr-uk/Community/Edinburgh.htm on the Edinburgh
community. There are now just two synagogues - one Orthodox and Liberal. I
have been to the Orthodox synagogue and I am sure that if you went there on
a Friday night or on Saturday morning you would be made very welcome. See
http://www.ehcong.com/. You would then be able to meet the current members
of the community who would no doubt have links to the past and bring alive
the history that you are interested in.

The Orthodox synagogue and 2 cemeteries are given as "listed" buildings:

Synagogue - Salisbury Road, Newington EH16. (James Miller 1929-32) Listed
Scottish B List
Burial Ground - Sciennes House Place (Braid Place), Causewayside, EH9.
(1820) Listed Scottish B List
Burial Ground - Jewish Section Newington Cemetery, Echobank, EH16. (1867)
Listed Scottish B List

Nick Landau
London, UK

COHNREICH (Anklam, Germany Krajenka, Poland) ATLAS (Wielkie Oczy (near
Lvov/Lemberg), Poland) WEITZMAN (Cracow), WECHSLER(Schwabach, Germany),
THALHEIMER (Mainbernheim, Germany), KOHN/WEISSKOPF (Wallerstein and
Kleinerdlingen,Germany), LANDAU (only adopted
on leaving Russia/Belarus or later)/FREDKIN (?)
(Gomel, Mogilev, Chernigov, Russia/Belarus)


JCR-UK SIG #UnitedKingdom Re: Edinburgh, Scotland...Jewish sites? #unitedkingdom

N.Landau@...
 


Subject: Edinburgh, Scotland...Jewish sites?
From: Asbury8@...
Date: Mon, 11 Dec 2006 12:34:39 EST
X-Message-Number: 2

I will be traveling to Edinburgh shortly. I like to visit Jewish and
Jewish-oriented sites when I travel, but I have not been able to come up
with any
in Edinburgh (beyond the two synagogues). Yes, I have contacted the
congregations there by e-mail...still awaiting responses. One of the
congregations
has interesting information about the history and current life of Jews in
the
city, but this is not regarding any sites to see.

I know there are sites in Glasgow, but chances are I will not have the
time
to leave Edinburgh.

Alas, there just might not be anything of Jewish interest for me to see in
Edinburgh...but I thought I would ask JewishGenners in this forum.
See http://www.jewishgen.org/jcr-uk/Community/Edinburgh.htm on the Edinburgh
community. There are now just two synagogues - one Orthodox and Liberal. I
have been to the Orthodox synagogue and I am sure that if you went there on
a Friday night or on Saturday morning you would be made very welcome. See
http://www.ehcong.com/. You would then be able to meet the current members
of the community who would no doubt have links to the past and bring alive
the history that you are interested in.

The Orthodox synagogue and 2 cemeteries are given as "listed" buildings:

Synagogue - Salisbury Road, Newington EH16. (James Miller 1929-32) Listed
Scottish B List
Burial Ground - Sciennes House Place (Braid Place), Causewayside, EH9.
(1820) Listed Scottish B List
Burial Ground - Jewish Section Newington Cemetery, Echobank, EH16. (1867)
Listed Scottish B List

Nick Landau
London, UK

COHNREICH (Anklam, Germany Krajenka, Poland) ATLAS (Wielkie Oczy (near
Lvov/Lemberg), Poland) WEITZMAN (Cracow), WECHSLER(Schwabach, Germany),
THALHEIMER (Mainbernheim, Germany), KOHN/WEISSKOPF (Wallerstein and
Kleinerdlingen,Germany), LANDAU (only adopted
on leaving Russia/Belarus or later)/FREDKIN (?)
(Gomel, Mogilev, Chernigov, Russia/Belarus)


Help deciphering town name #belarus

Bruce Rubenstein, M.D. <bruce.rubenstein@...>
 

Is there someone who can figure out what the town of origin is on two
related manifests? I believe this town was in Belarus, probably in
Minsk Guberniya, but this is not certain. The two manifests are:

1) Ellis Island - Moses MALKUS, arrived 1 August 1904, born abt
1874, >from the port of Bremen on the ship Kaiser Wilhelm.

2) Baltimore - Rodde MALKUS, arrived 2 November 1904, born abt 1881,
from the port of Bremen on the ship Brandenburg.
Thank you very much.

Bruce Rubenstein
New York City

Moderator note: Please remember to capitalize surnames
Please respond privately


Belarus SIG #Belarus Help deciphering town name #belarus

Bruce Rubenstein, M.D. <bruce.rubenstein@...>
 

Is there someone who can figure out what the town of origin is on two
related manifests? I believe this town was in Belarus, probably in
Minsk Guberniya, but this is not certain. The two manifests are:

1) Ellis Island - Moses MALKUS, arrived 1 August 1904, born abt
1874, >from the port of Bremen on the ship Kaiser Wilhelm.

2) Baltimore - Rodde MALKUS, arrived 2 November 1904, born abt 1881,
from the port of Bremen on the ship Brandenburg.
Thank you very much.

Bruce Rubenstein
New York City

Moderator note: Please remember to capitalize surnames
Please respond privately


Re: The Argentinian Brest Society Yizkor book #belarus

Jenni Buch
 

For Brisker ( Brest Belarus) descendants, especially those descendants in
Argentina, I am pleased to announce that the 30th Anniversary Book issued by
the Brest Society in Buenos Aires in 1953 is now online at:
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/brest/brest.html
this book was published on the 30th Anniversary of the Brest Society in
Argentina - many of the early Brest immigrants were escaping persecution and
repression, firstly >from the Tsarist Russian regime and then >from the
reactionary New Polish republic that assumed sovereignty in 1921.
Many of the articles are of a left wing 'revolutionary'/socialist/ Bundist
nature - these were the people that were forced to flee because of their
political convictions and the severe lack of economic opportunites and
unemployment of the 1920s...
We did not scan the photos in this book as they are mostly very poor
quality, and many of the images are replicated in the major Brest/Brisk
D'lita Yizkor Book:
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/brest/brest.html
The last 2 chapters are names of advertisements by sponsors and donors >from
the local Jewish Argentinian community that funded the publication of this
book - we have not translated these.
Many thanks to Joyce Field and Lance Ackerfield for their assistance
Jenni Buch
Brest and District research

_________________________________________________________________


Belarus SIG #Belarus RE: The Argentinian Brest Society Yizkor book #belarus

Jenni Buch
 

For Brisker ( Brest Belarus) descendants, especially those descendants in
Argentina, I am pleased to announce that the 30th Anniversary Book issued by
the Brest Society in Buenos Aires in 1953 is now online at:
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/brest/brest.html
this book was published on the 30th Anniversary of the Brest Society in
Argentina - many of the early Brest immigrants were escaping persecution and
repression, firstly >from the Tsarist Russian regime and then >from the
reactionary New Polish republic that assumed sovereignty in 1921.
Many of the articles are of a left wing 'revolutionary'/socialist/ Bundist
nature - these were the people that were forced to flee because of their
political convictions and the severe lack of economic opportunites and
unemployment of the 1920s...
We did not scan the photos in this book as they are mostly very poor
quality, and many of the images are replicated in the major Brest/Brisk
D'lita Yizkor Book:
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/brest/brest.html
The last 2 chapters are names of advertisements by sponsors and donors >from
the local Jewish Argentinian community that funded the publication of this
book - we have not translated these.
Many thanks to Joyce Field and Lance Ackerfield for their assistance
Jenni Buch
Brest and District research

_________________________________________________________________


Re: Szkolnik #general

Alexander Sharon
 

"Steven Bloom" wrote

I have seen "szkolnik" (a Polish word, actually) more frequently
translated
as "teacher."
The two witnesses are likely teachers at the local synagogue.
Teachers of the heder are known as melameds. Szkolnik in Russian direct
translation identifies a pupil (student). In Polish "szkolnik" was an
official, sexton, responsible for the shul maintenace and other
administartion work.
BTW, Szkolnik is also popular Jewish surname.

Alexander Sharon,
Calgary, Ab.


Re: Nowogrod, Lomza, Poland #general

Alexander Sharon
 

"Ira" wrote
I recently found out that part of my family originated >from Nowogrod,
Lomza, Poland. I have been unable to find out much information about
the town. Does anyone know of Nowogrod and it's Jewish history?

Hi,

There 109 entries for Nowogrod in JGFF database.
Jewish population in 1900 - 1,177 souls out of town total 1,500 residents.
Plese also establish contac with Suwalki-Lomza Interest Group at:
http://www.jewishgen.org/SuwalkLomza/index.html

Alexander Sharon
Calgary, Ab.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Szkolnik #general

Alexander Sharon
 

"Steven Bloom" wrote

I have seen "szkolnik" (a Polish word, actually) more frequently
translated
as "teacher."
The two witnesses are likely teachers at the local synagogue.
Teachers of the heder are known as melameds. Szkolnik in Russian direct
translation identifies a pupil (student). In Polish "szkolnik" was an
official, sexton, responsible for the shul maintenace and other
administartion work.
BTW, Szkolnik is also popular Jewish surname.

Alexander Sharon,
Calgary, Ab.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Nowogrod, Lomza, Poland #general

Alexander Sharon
 

"Ira" wrote
I recently found out that part of my family originated >from Nowogrod,
Lomza, Poland. I have been unable to find out much information about
the town. Does anyone know of Nowogrod and it's Jewish history?

Hi,

There 109 entries for Nowogrod in JGFF database.
Jewish population in 1900 - 1,177 souls out of town total 1,500 residents.
Plese also establish contac with Suwalki-Lomza Interest Group at:
http://www.jewishgen.org/SuwalkLomza/index.html

Alexander Sharon
Calgary, Ab.