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Romanian Economy #romania

MarcelBratu@...
 

Dear readers,
Many American people with roots in Romania, visited this country
writing that they were very surprised of the cheap prices >from restaurants, hotels,
etc, leaving the impresion of a very good economy. These prices hold true for
somebody spending dollars. Romanian salaries are very small and inflation
skyracketing. If a hotel room is $50/ night, a Romanian worker or a retired M.D.
can sleep there only 2 nights with his or her monthly salary or pension. Yes,
in some restaurants you can find even caviar at a reasonable price for an
American, but the Romanian population can not touch even a modest menu in a
restaurant except for a few rich men. I have a niece in Timisoara and her husband, a
fireman, should go to his parents in a small village to find food at a
cheaper price.
A few years ago we had the 50th anniversary of our graduation >from the
Medical School of the Bucharest University. ( class of 1949 ) The reception
was $125 and many colegues didn't come, because the price was equal with their
monthly pension and they can't aforded. This bad economic situation is due to
the communist regime which existed in Romania more than 40 years. I don't want
somebody to believe that these low prices for an American reflect a
florishing economy like before the WWII, but unfortunately still viceversa.
Dr. Marcel Bratu Hamden CT

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Romania SIG #Romania Romanian Economy #romania

MarcelBratu@...
 

Dear readers,
Many American people with roots in Romania, visited this country
writing that they were very surprised of the cheap prices >from restaurants, hotels,
etc, leaving the impresion of a very good economy. These prices hold true for
somebody spending dollars. Romanian salaries are very small and inflation
skyracketing. If a hotel room is $50/ night, a Romanian worker or a retired M.D.
can sleep there only 2 nights with his or her monthly salary or pension. Yes,
in some restaurants you can find even caviar at a reasonable price for an
American, but the Romanian population can not touch even a modest menu in a
restaurant except for a few rich men. I have a niece in Timisoara and her husband, a
fireman, should go to his parents in a small village to find food at a
cheaper price.
A few years ago we had the 50th anniversary of our graduation >from the
Medical School of the Bucharest University. ( class of 1949 ) The reception
was $125 and many colegues didn't come, because the price was equal with their
monthly pension and they can't aforded. This bad economic situation is due to
the communist regime which existed in Romania more than 40 years. I don't want
somebody to believe that these low prices for an American reflect a
florishing economy like before the WWII, but unfortunately still viceversa.
Dr. Marcel Bratu Hamden CT

MODERATOR NOTE: We are posting this message for informational reasons.
It is not a "thread"!


Reference books #scandinavia

Phyllis Dahl <phy@...>
 

How would I find out if these books are available
somewhere in Denmark? South Sweden?
Israelowitz, Oscar. Synagogues of New York City. Dover
Publications, 1982.
Stern, Malcolm, H Americans of Jewish Descent. A
Compendium of Genealogy. Cincinnati: Hebrew Union College, 1960
Phyllis Dahl
Researching: PHILLIPS, COWAN, COHEN, FISHEL, TRAITEL,
SOLOMON, KLEEBERG, SELIG, MORRIS, BARNERT


Scandinavia SIG #Scandinavia Reference books #scandinavia

Phyllis Dahl <phy@...>
 

How would I find out if these books are available
somewhere in Denmark? South Sweden?
Israelowitz, Oscar. Synagogues of New York City. Dover
Publications, 1982.
Stern, Malcolm, H Americans of Jewish Descent. A
Compendium of Genealogy. Cincinnati: Hebrew Union College, 1960
Phyllis Dahl
Researching: PHILLIPS, COWAN, COHEN, FISHEL, TRAITEL,
SOLOMON, KLEEBERG, SELIG, MORRIS, BARNERT


Can anyone help me clarify illegibly written town name, please #latvia

BABYCAT3@...
 

On the naturalization papers of my mggrandfather, Jacob KAFLOWITZ, he lists the birthplace of his six children and it is not clearly spelled. Jacob was born in Bielske, Russia and was living in Bialystok when he emigrated to America.

The birthplace listed for the children looks something like:
Raschas
Rasikas
Reschas
Resikas
Racides
Rasikes
The word is followed with a comma and Russia.

If anyone has any idea what this town might be, I'd appreciate your feedback. Also, for whatever the town might turn out to be, any ideas where I would send for a birth certificate on my mgrandmother?

Thank you and please respond privately,
Barbara Meyers
NJ, USA
babycat3@aol.com


Latvia SIG #Latvia Can anyone help me clarify illegibly written town name, please #latvia

BABYCAT3@...
 

On the naturalization papers of my mggrandfather, Jacob KAFLOWITZ, he lists the birthplace of his six children and it is not clearly spelled. Jacob was born in Bielske, Russia and was living in Bialystok when he emigrated to America.

The birthplace listed for the children looks something like:
Raschas
Rasikas
Reschas
Resikas
Racides
Rasikes
The word is followed with a comma and Russia.

If anyone has any idea what this town might be, I'd appreciate your feedback. Also, for whatever the town might turn out to be, any ideas where I would send for a birth certificate on my mgrandmother?

Thank you and please respond privately,
Barbara Meyers
NJ, USA
babycat3@aol.com


Rev Emanuel MORRIS - Minister of Stoke Newington Synagogue 1954-1976 #unitedkingdom

Laurence Harris <Laurence@...>
 

Reverend Emanuel (or Emmanuel or Mendel) MORRIS was the Minister of
Stoke Newington Synagogue, Shacklewell Lane, London (United Synagogue)
from 1954 to 1976. He was, I believe, born in Leeds in 1913.
If anyone knows anything more about this Minister, his earlier
congregations/roles and/or his family, or can suggest any sources, then
I would be most grateful if could they contact me. Unfortunately, much of this information is in those parts of the Archives
of the United Synagogue which are not available for public access.

If you can suggest any suitable sources then please reply to this
discussion group as others in the group may be interested.

If you have personal details about this Minister or his family then please
reply direct to me (off-list).

Thank You

Laurence Harris
Pinner, Middlesex
Researching: LEVY (London), COHEN (London), CHAPKOFSKY (Lithuania &
Leeds), KLONOWSKI (Zloczew, Poland).
Also researching Jewish Bakers and Passover Cake (Matzah) Bakers.


JCR-UK SIG #UnitedKingdom Rev Emanuel MORRIS - Minister of Stoke Newington Synagogue 1954-1976 #unitedkingdom

Laurence Harris <Laurence@...>
 

Reverend Emanuel (or Emmanuel or Mendel) MORRIS was the Minister of
Stoke Newington Synagogue, Shacklewell Lane, London (United Synagogue)
from 1954 to 1976. He was, I believe, born in Leeds in 1913.
If anyone knows anything more about this Minister, his earlier
congregations/roles and/or his family, or can suggest any sources, then
I would be most grateful if could they contact me. Unfortunately, much of this information is in those parts of the Archives
of the United Synagogue which are not available for public access.

If you can suggest any suitable sources then please reply to this
discussion group as others in the group may be interested.

If you have personal details about this Minister or his family then please
reply direct to me (off-list).

Thank You

Laurence Harris
Pinner, Middlesex
Researching: LEVY (London), COHEN (London), CHAPKOFSKY (Lithuania &
Leeds), KLONOWSKI (Zloczew, Poland).
Also researching Jewish Bakers and Passover Cake (Matzah) Bakers.


Retention of Academic Records #general

Irwin B. Margiloff <margiloff@...>
 

It has occasionally been said that in New York, students'
academic records have to be retained for fifty or sixty
years. Not true.

The basis for retention of such records is Schedule ED-1,
the retention schedule for use by school districts
as specified by the Commissioner of Education pursuant
to Title 8 NYCRR [New York Codes, Rules & Regulations]
Section 185.12; 8 NYCRR Appendix I; and New York State
Education Law Section 207. Page 77 of this
Schedule establishes that students' academic
records are Permanent. Thus they may not be
properly disposed of at all. Such records are
described as ". Cumulative achievement record equivalent
(sometimes known as "Permanent Record Card") for
elementary and secondary school including but
not limited to information on school entry,
withdrawal and graduation, special education
status, subjects taken, grades received >from
examinations, and standardized test results:"

Not only are such records permanent, but records of
any disposal are themselves permanent (p.9).
The following link is to a PDF file of the
schedule >from the NYS Archives.

ftp://ftp.sara.nysed.gov/pub/nysaservices/ed_1_97.pdf

Irwin Margiloff

Duarte, California


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Retention of Academic Records #general

Irwin B. Margiloff <margiloff@...>
 

It has occasionally been said that in New York, students'
academic records have to be retained for fifty or sixty
years. Not true.

The basis for retention of such records is Schedule ED-1,
the retention schedule for use by school districts
as specified by the Commissioner of Education pursuant
to Title 8 NYCRR [New York Codes, Rules & Regulations]
Section 185.12; 8 NYCRR Appendix I; and New York State
Education Law Section 207. Page 77 of this
Schedule establishes that students' academic
records are Permanent. Thus they may not be
properly disposed of at all. Such records are
described as ". Cumulative achievement record equivalent
(sometimes known as "Permanent Record Card") for
elementary and secondary school including but
not limited to information on school entry,
withdrawal and graduation, special education
status, subjects taken, grades received >from
examinations, and standardized test results:"

Not only are such records permanent, but records of
any disposal are themselves permanent (p.9).
The following link is to a PDF file of the
schedule >from the NYS Archives.

ftp://ftp.sara.nysed.gov/pub/nysaservices/ed_1_97.pdf

Irwin Margiloff

Duarte, California


Alice LAVELL #general

David Priever
 

Dear Fellow Jewishgenners,

An early Happy Chanukah to everyone!!!

I am trying to help a fellow genealogist in
Canada find someone. Her aunt, Alice LAVELL (born ca.
1910) was listed up until 2000 in the Bronx White
Pages. I went to the listed address. Her name is
still on the resident directory. I spoke to
the building superintendent who recalls
she had a home attendant and was moved to a
nursing home. around 1999-2000. My gut feeling
(I've been wrong before) is that this superintendant
was giving me accurate information.

I already had the New York City death indices
from 1999 to the present searched. Nothing.
a) she could have died outside of the 5 boroughs of NYC;

b) she died out of New York State;

c) she is still alive and lives in a nursing home.

The Alice LAVELL listings in the SSDI are all
accounted for. Bronx County Probate records
have already been searched.

Is the answer staring me in the face?
Am I missing something? Do I unfortunately
concede "defeat"?

The person for whom I am doing this is desirous
of rekindling contact with this aunt who
married into the family.

Your ideas and feedback will be very greatly appreciated.

Sincerely,

David Priever

brooklyn1960@hotmail.com

MODERATOR NOTE: Please respond privately


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Alice LAVELL #general

David Priever
 

Dear Fellow Jewishgenners,

An early Happy Chanukah to everyone!!!

I am trying to help a fellow genealogist in
Canada find someone. Her aunt, Alice LAVELL (born ca.
1910) was listed up until 2000 in the Bronx White
Pages. I went to the listed address. Her name is
still on the resident directory. I spoke to
the building superintendent who recalls
she had a home attendant and was moved to a
nursing home. around 1999-2000. My gut feeling
(I've been wrong before) is that this superintendant
was giving me accurate information.

I already had the New York City death indices
from 1999 to the present searched. Nothing.
a) she could have died outside of the 5 boroughs of NYC;

b) she died out of New York State;

c) she is still alive and lives in a nursing home.

The Alice LAVELL listings in the SSDI are all
accounted for. Bronx County Probate records
have already been searched.

Is the answer staring me in the face?
Am I missing something? Do I unfortunately
concede "defeat"?

The person for whom I am doing this is desirous
of rekindling contact with this aunt who
married into the family.

Your ideas and feedback will be very greatly appreciated.

Sincerely,

David Priever

brooklyn1960@hotmail.com

MODERATOR NOTE: Please respond privately


Re: The ROSENBERG Family of Lichenroth (Hessen-Nassau) #germany

RalphNBaer@...
 

Let me add to what Prof Esterson wrote. Besides for Gump ROSENBERG, my
great-grandmother Amalie CAHN nee SCHMIDT also had a great-grandfather
named Gumpel EISEMANN. By tracking through all of Gustavs in both of
these families named for them in Germany, and all of the Garys, Gordons,
and even a Gad in Israel, named for the Gustavs, I was able to determine
that Gump ROSENBERG had the Hebrew name Mordochai while Gumpel EISEMANN
had the Hebrew name Ephraim.

Ralph BAER Washington, DC RalphNBaer@aol.com


German SIG #Germany Re: The ROSENBERG Family of Lichenroth (Hessen-Nassau) #germany

RalphNBaer@...
 

Let me add to what Prof Esterson wrote. Besides for Gump ROSENBERG, my
great-grandmother Amalie CAHN nee SCHMIDT also had a great-grandfather
named Gumpel EISEMANN. By tracking through all of Gustavs in both of
these families named for them in Germany, and all of the Garys, Gordons,
and even a Gad in Israel, named for the Gustavs, I was able to determine
that Gump ROSENBERG had the Hebrew name Mordochai while Gumpel EISEMANN
had the Hebrew name Ephraim.

Ralph BAER Washington, DC RalphNBaer@aol.com


Need Phone Call in Vienna, Austria #general

Deborah Dworski <ddworski@...>
 

Hello fellow JewishGenners,
I believe I have found a member of my extended
family in the Austrian White Pages online.
The gentleman is in Vienna. Is there someone
who could make a phone call in the next day or
two to confirm his identity and to determine
if he speaks English? I will furnish details.
Please respond privately.

Thank you in advance,
Deborah Dworski
Arlington, Virginia U.S.A.

searching:
DIENER, KOFLER, SCHOR, SONNENBLUM, STUPP (Gorodenka, Ukr)
SCHAUDER, SCHIEBER, SCHNEID, SOCKEL (Solotwina, Ukr)
DWORSKI, LEVATINSKY, MINSKY, SILBERSTEIN (Raczki, Pol)
BRAMA, BRAUN anglicized to BROWN (Rypin, Pol)
GRZEBIEN anglicized to GESBEN, LOPATKA (Sierpc, Pol)


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Need Phone Call in Vienna, Austria #general

Deborah Dworski <ddworski@...>
 

Hello fellow JewishGenners,
I believe I have found a member of my extended
family in the Austrian White Pages online.
The gentleman is in Vienna. Is there someone
who could make a phone call in the next day or
two to confirm his identity and to determine
if he speaks English? I will furnish details.
Please respond privately.

Thank you in advance,
Deborah Dworski
Arlington, Virginia U.S.A.

searching:
DIENER, KOFLER, SCHOR, SONNENBLUM, STUPP (Gorodenka, Ukr)
SCHAUDER, SCHIEBER, SCHNEID, SOCKEL (Solotwina, Ukr)
DWORSKI, LEVATINSKY, MINSKY, SILBERSTEIN (Raczki, Pol)
BRAMA, BRAUN anglicized to BROWN (Rypin, Pol)
GRZEBIEN anglicized to GESBEN, LOPATKA (Sierpc, Pol)


Aliyat Hanoar - Children Coming to Israel After the War #general

Rose Feldman <rosef@...>
 

For all of those who wrote to me, when I announced the lecture
on the subject at the Tel-Aviv Branch of the Israel
Genealogy Society in November,we have posted with
the help and consent of Eva Floershiem, a short
description and list of sites that may be helpful.

http://www.isragen.org.il/ROS/ARCHIVES/aliyat-hanoar.html

Rose Feldman
Shalom and see you in Jerusalem!
The 24th IAJGS International Conference on Jewish Genealogy
July 4-9, 2004
www.jewishgen.org/jerusalem2004


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Aliyat Hanoar - Children Coming to Israel After the War #general

Rose Feldman <rosef@...>
 

For all of those who wrote to me, when I announced the lecture
on the subject at the Tel-Aviv Branch of the Israel
Genealogy Society in November,we have posted with
the help and consent of Eva Floershiem, a short
description and list of sites that may be helpful.

http://www.isragen.org.il/ROS/ARCHIVES/aliyat-hanoar.html

Rose Feldman
Shalom and see you in Jerusalem!
The 24th IAJGS International Conference on Jewish Genealogy
July 4-9, 2004
www.jewishgen.org/jerusalem2004


JGS of Tampa Bay Meeting Sunday, December 14, 2003 #general

Mark
 

Jewish Genealogical Society of Tampa Bay
Meeting Sunday, December 14, 2003

"...Remembering the Kindertransports"

The Jewish Genealogical Society of Tampa Bay will meet at 2:00 PM Sunday
December 14, 2003 at Gulf Coast Jewish Family Services, 14041 Icot Blvd.,
Clearwater, Florida. The topic for the meeting will be a video "My Knees
Were Jumping, Remembering the Kindertransports". The film is narrated by
Joanne Woodward. With tremendous courage, a group of Jews and Quakers saved
the lives of thousands of children >from Germany, Austria, Czechoslovakia
and Poland between December 1938 and August 1939. Most of the children
never saw their parents again. Filmmaker Melissa Hacker reveals the
dramatic story of her Vienna born mother, the Academy Award nominated
costume designer, Ruth Morley.

*Back to by popular demand*: Beginning at 1:30 PM (30 minutes prior to the
video program) the main program will be preceded by a beginner's workshop.
Following the video, there will be questions and answers for individuals
doing research, and our new library materials will be available for review
and utilization.

The Jewish Genealogical Society's library and research resources, including
both printed materials and computer access, along with guided assistance
and information exchange >from experienced researchers will be available to
participants at the meeting. Our library is growing and is quickly becoming
one of the most important reasons to come to the meetings. Many of the
items in the library are impossible to find in the local libraries, and if
they are reference only elsewhere, they can not be gotten through
inter-library loans.

For further information on the organization or for directions to the
meeting call Mark Baron at 727-842-5789 or Sally Israel at 727-343-1652.


Mark Baron
President
JGSTampaBay@yahoo.com
(727) 842-5789


The Jewish Genealogical Society of Tampa Bay is a proud member of the
International Association of Jewish Genealogical Societies.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen JGS of Tampa Bay Meeting Sunday, December 14, 2003 #general

Mark
 

Jewish Genealogical Society of Tampa Bay
Meeting Sunday, December 14, 2003

"...Remembering the Kindertransports"

The Jewish Genealogical Society of Tampa Bay will meet at 2:00 PM Sunday
December 14, 2003 at Gulf Coast Jewish Family Services, 14041 Icot Blvd.,
Clearwater, Florida. The topic for the meeting will be a video "My Knees
Were Jumping, Remembering the Kindertransports". The film is narrated by
Joanne Woodward. With tremendous courage, a group of Jews and Quakers saved
the lives of thousands of children >from Germany, Austria, Czechoslovakia
and Poland between December 1938 and August 1939. Most of the children
never saw their parents again. Filmmaker Melissa Hacker reveals the
dramatic story of her Vienna born mother, the Academy Award nominated
costume designer, Ruth Morley.

*Back to by popular demand*: Beginning at 1:30 PM (30 minutes prior to the
video program) the main program will be preceded by a beginner's workshop.
Following the video, there will be questions and answers for individuals
doing research, and our new library materials will be available for review
and utilization.

The Jewish Genealogical Society's library and research resources, including
both printed materials and computer access, along with guided assistance
and information exchange >from experienced researchers will be available to
participants at the meeting. Our library is growing and is quickly becoming
one of the most important reasons to come to the meetings. Many of the
items in the library are impossible to find in the local libraries, and if
they are reference only elsewhere, they can not be gotten through
inter-library loans.

For further information on the organization or for directions to the
meeting call Mark Baron at 727-842-5789 or Sally Israel at 727-343-1652.


Mark Baron
President
JGSTampaBay@yahoo.com
(727) 842-5789


The Jewish Genealogical Society of Tampa Bay is a proud member of the
International Association of Jewish Genealogical Societies.