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Temple incorporation papers? #general

A. E. Jordan
 

If a group of people got together in 1892 and started a temple would they have
had to incorporate it? How would I search for it?

They got together in 1892 in Hoboken, New Jersey and started the congregation.
In 1902 they built a building for the congregation in Hoboken and >from various
reports I believe the temple burnt down in the 1950s. The name of the
congrgation was Moses Montifiore.

I would like to find newspaper articles about the temple but I have no dates in
which to look in the newspapers. There is no index in the local newspapers of
the era that I know of. I would assume when the building opened in 1902 there
were likely newspaper articles but how do I search them when I do not have a date?

I was hoping that I might be able to find incorporation papers for the temple
and may be that would help me get to some dates. But where would the papers have
been filed and kept?

Any thoughts would be welcomed.

Shana Tova to the entire JewishGen staff and partipants!

Allan Jordan
aejordan@aol.com


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Temple incorporation papers? #general

A. E. Jordan
 

If a group of people got together in 1892 and started a temple would they have
had to incorporate it? How would I search for it?

They got together in 1892 in Hoboken, New Jersey and started the congregation.
In 1902 they built a building for the congregation in Hoboken and >from various
reports I believe the temple burnt down in the 1950s. The name of the
congrgation was Moses Montifiore.

I would like to find newspaper articles about the temple but I have no dates in
which to look in the newspapers. There is no index in the local newspapers of
the era that I know of. I would assume when the building opened in 1902 there
were likely newspaper articles but how do I search them when I do not have a date?

I was hoping that I might be able to find incorporation papers for the temple
and may be that would help me get to some dates. But where would the papers have
been filed and kept?

Any thoughts would be welcomed.

Shana Tova to the entire JewishGen staff and partipants!

Allan Jordan
aejordan@aol.com


Minnesota Event September 19th #general

WWW
 

I thought this may be of interest to members of the JewishGen Discussin
Group.
Bill Wolpert

The Jewish Historical Society of the Upper Midwest (JHSUM) invites the
community to its annual meeting and celebration of the Society's 20th
anniversary on Sunday, September 19, 2-4 pm at the Sabes JCC in
Minneapolis.


"What's Jewish in your Attic?" is an opportunity for JHSUM members and
friends to bring letters, photos, and other family memorabilia to display
and discuss. "It's a way to connect history more directly with people's
lives," explained JHSUM Administrator Katherine Tane. "It is like a Jewish
Antiques Road Show, but without the appraisals."

The event will feature Bob Herskovitz, chief conservator for the Minnesota
Historical Society, who will provide expert advice on preserving treasured
items and about options for treating, displaying, and storing items such as
books, documents, photographs, textiles and clothing. A Yiddish translator
will be available to describe the contents of letters and documents.

Election of officers and the unveiling of a revamped website will be
followed by interactive workshops on preservation of family artifacts and
genealogy. JHSUM will exhibit some of the most unusual "attic" artifacts in
its collection. Free and open to the public. 20th Anniversary cake will be
served. RSVP to (952) 381-3360 or history@jhsum.org.

Calendar at a glance:

What's Jewish in Your Attic?
JHSUM 20th Annual Meeting
Sunday, September 19, 2-4pm
Barry Family Campus
4330 S. Cedar Lake Road
Minneapolis, MN 55416
RSVP to: (952) 381-3360 or history@jhsum.org

Bring your own photos, letters and memorabilia and join in an interactive
workshop on preservation of your Jewish family history and genealogy. 20th
Anniversary celebration, election of officers, unveiling of revamped
website-www.jhsum.org. Free and open to the public. Refreshments will be
served.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Minnesota Event September 19th #general

WWW
 

I thought this may be of interest to members of the JewishGen Discussin
Group.
Bill Wolpert

The Jewish Historical Society of the Upper Midwest (JHSUM) invites the
community to its annual meeting and celebration of the Society's 20th
anniversary on Sunday, September 19, 2-4 pm at the Sabes JCC in
Minneapolis.


"What's Jewish in your Attic?" is an opportunity for JHSUM members and
friends to bring letters, photos, and other family memorabilia to display
and discuss. "It's a way to connect history more directly with people's
lives," explained JHSUM Administrator Katherine Tane. "It is like a Jewish
Antiques Road Show, but without the appraisals."

The event will feature Bob Herskovitz, chief conservator for the Minnesota
Historical Society, who will provide expert advice on preserving treasured
items and about options for treating, displaying, and storing items such as
books, documents, photographs, textiles and clothing. A Yiddish translator
will be available to describe the contents of letters and documents.

Election of officers and the unveiling of a revamped website will be
followed by interactive workshops on preservation of family artifacts and
genealogy. JHSUM will exhibit some of the most unusual "attic" artifacts in
its collection. Free and open to the public. 20th Anniversary cake will be
served. RSVP to (952) 381-3360 or history@jhsum.org.

Calendar at a glance:

What's Jewish in Your Attic?
JHSUM 20th Annual Meeting
Sunday, September 19, 2-4pm
Barry Family Campus
4330 S. Cedar Lake Road
Minneapolis, MN 55416
RSVP to: (952) 381-3360 or history@jhsum.org

Bring your own photos, letters and memorabilia and join in an interactive
workshop on preservation of your Jewish family history and genealogy. 20th
Anniversary celebration, election of officers, unveiling of revamped
website-www.jhsum.org. Free and open to the public. Refreshments will be
served.


JGS Broward Florida, September 22nd Meeting #general

kasakaplan@...
 

We're starting off the new meeting season with a new time at a new place, so
mark your calendar.

The Jewish Genealogical Society of Broward County will hold its first meeting
of the season Wednesday, September 22, 2004, at the Soref Jewish Community
Center, 6501 West Sunrise Boulevard in Plantation. The meeting will begin at
2:00 p.m. The community center is between Florida's Turnpike and University
Drive on the north side of Sunrise Boulevard.

The society's opening program will set the tone for the rest of the
year---genealogy, genealogy, genealogy---having fun learning more about how to
find your roots.

Marty Shames, current society president; Bob Koltnow, immediate past
president; and Joyce Ben-Ezra, newly named to the program committee, will report
on the 24rd annual International Conference on Jewish Genealogy held in July in
Jerusalem.

Our resident expert panel will offer insights into the latest news about the
International Genealogical Society, the latest report about what's happening
in Israel, Jerusalem in particular, and the latest impressions about the
conference itself.

Don't miss this opportunity to explore a return to an old (for the society)
venue and a chance to get the newest information now circulating in the world
of Jewish Genealogy.

For additional information check out the Jewish Genealogical Society of
Broward County website at www.JGSBroward.org .

Elaine L. Kaplan, Secretary
JGSBroward County


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen JGS Broward Florida, September 22nd Meeting #general

kasakaplan@...
 

We're starting off the new meeting season with a new time at a new place, so
mark your calendar.

The Jewish Genealogical Society of Broward County will hold its first meeting
of the season Wednesday, September 22, 2004, at the Soref Jewish Community
Center, 6501 West Sunrise Boulevard in Plantation. The meeting will begin at
2:00 p.m. The community center is between Florida's Turnpike and University
Drive on the north side of Sunrise Boulevard.

The society's opening program will set the tone for the rest of the
year---genealogy, genealogy, genealogy---having fun learning more about how to
find your roots.

Marty Shames, current society president; Bob Koltnow, immediate past
president; and Joyce Ben-Ezra, newly named to the program committee, will report
on the 24rd annual International Conference on Jewish Genealogy held in July in
Jerusalem.

Our resident expert panel will offer insights into the latest news about the
International Genealogical Society, the latest report about what's happening
in Israel, Jerusalem in particular, and the latest impressions about the
conference itself.

Don't miss this opportunity to explore a return to an old (for the society)
venue and a chance to get the newest information now circulating in the world
of Jewish Genealogy.

For additional information check out the Jewish Genealogical Society of
Broward County website at www.JGSBroward.org .

Elaine L. Kaplan, Secretary
JGSBroward County


Thanks for help with grave stones Witzenhausen #germany

Ko Sturkop <j.sturkop@...>
 

Dear all,

I received quite a few good and helpful messages and directives >from co-members
also more than a few kind offers to help in the translations [of Hebrew
inscriptions]. It also seems that >from official side there is action on its way.

I have sent everybody who has responded a personal 'thank you', however, I'd
like to repeat this in this discussion group, also as a testimony that
JewishGen works!

As results appear, I will certainly tell so in this group.

Met vriendelijke groet Ko Sturkop j.sturkop@hccnet.nl www.sturkop.nl


German SIG #Germany Thanks for help with grave stones Witzenhausen #germany

Ko Sturkop <j.sturkop@...>
 

Dear all,

I received quite a few good and helpful messages and directives >from co-members
also more than a few kind offers to help in the translations [of Hebrew
inscriptions]. It also seems that >from official side there is action on its way.

I have sent everybody who has responded a personal 'thank you', however, I'd
like to repeat this in this discussion group, also as a testimony that
JewishGen works!

As results appear, I will certainly tell so in this group.

Met vriendelijke groet Ko Sturkop j.sturkop@hccnet.nl www.sturkop.nl


Re: "Grave Tombs" - (translation of Hebrew inscriptions #germany

M&M Schejtman <m&mschejtman@...>
 

The moderator wrote: I urge both Mr. Schejtman and Mr. Link to consider volunteer
work for the JewishGen JOBR. That project will be collecting and translating
toomb inscriptions for years. http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/cemetery/>

May I comment that I am female.

Merav is a biblical name. She was King Saul's oldest daughter, sister to
Michel who married King David. 1st Samuel ch. 14 vs 49

Merav Schejtman (Ms) Jerusalem

MOD NOTE: My apologies.


German SIG #Germany Re: "Grave Tombs" - (translation of Hebrew inscriptions #germany

M&M Schejtman <m&mschejtman@...>
 

The moderator wrote: I urge both Mr. Schejtman and Mr. Link to consider volunteer
work for the JewishGen JOBR. That project will be collecting and translating
toomb inscriptions for years. http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/cemetery/>

May I comment that I am female.

Merav is a biblical name. She was King Saul's oldest daughter, sister to
Michel who married King David. 1st Samuel ch. 14 vs 49

Merav Schejtman (Ms) Jerusalem

MOD NOTE: My apologies.


Romanoff/Volin State #belarus

Barbara Rosborg <barbara.rosborg@...>
 

Can anyone help me understand where my grandfather came from? He emigrated
to the United States in 1910. My aunt says he was >from "Romanoff." He wrote
me a letter in the 70s saying that he came >from "Volin State," "a distance
from Kiev and Adessa." Was there any Romanoff in any state called Volin?
(He may have been so Americanized that he was confused about what a "state"
was.)

Does my grandfather's pronunciation of Odessa as Adessa give me a clue as
to his origins?

Barbara Rosborg
Uppsala, Sweden

I am researching MAX ARONSON, born MENDEL EICHENSTAB.


Belarus SIG #Belarus Romanoff/Volin State #belarus

Barbara Rosborg <barbara.rosborg@...>
 

Can anyone help me understand where my grandfather came from? He emigrated
to the United States in 1910. My aunt says he was >from "Romanoff." He wrote
me a letter in the 70s saying that he came >from "Volin State," "a distance
from Kiev and Adessa." Was there any Romanoff in any state called Volin?
(He may have been so Americanized that he was confused about what a "state"
was.)

Does my grandfather's pronunciation of Odessa as Adessa give me a clue as
to his origins?

Barbara Rosborg
Uppsala, Sweden

I am researching MAX ARONSON, born MENDEL EICHENSTAB.


Re: Jews living in Moscow #general

NFatouros@...
 

In a message dated 9/14/04 regarding the folk origins of names and the name
Moshe, Michael Bernet wrote in part:

<< * Moskowitz is not >from Moscow (where Jews were then not allowed to dwell)
but "son of Moshe." >>

I regret having to dispute the usually knowledgeable Mr. Bernet, but I must
say that by the last quarter of the nineteenth century quite a lot of Jews,
a few of whom were very wealthy, lived in Moscow. The Mayor of Moscow claimed
that there were 120,000, but it is doubtful that there were more than 30,000.
They were mostly petty traders living in a poor district. Many were artisans,
but with wicked cleverness, the official rules were changed as to what persons
could be considered artisans.

I think I once wrote a message to this forum regarding the 1891 horrendous
expulsion of many of these unfortunates. As did the Kishinev pogrom in the
early 20th century, the scale and ferocity of Moscow's midnight expulsion
prompted an outcry >from many nations, including the United States government who
sent Mssrs. Kemp and Webster to investigate it and develop a detailed report
which was submitted to Congress in 1892. (I had the Law School at Indiana
University make me a photocopy of that lengthy report.)

Also, in 1892, Harold Frederic, an American skeptic and journalist who was
raised as a Methodist published a book entitled "The New Exodus" about his
travels throughout Russia and his observations about the unjust treatment of
Jews. As an eyewitnees, he reported many details of that Moscow expulsion. At the
end of his book he appended a list of (only) 88 names of those who had been
expelled, along with the names of the places to which they were sent or
transported. This list had been published by the St. Petersburg Official Messenger on
August 22, 1892 and it was accompanied by the paper's denial that any
cruelties or acts of violence had been perpetrated against the Jews. Some of
Moscow's victims were allowed to stay long enough to sell whatever belongings and
other property they might have accumulated, and attend to a few other affairs,
but many, still in their night attire and some in chains, were driven to
prison, or to the outskirts of the city, or to waiting trains.

I have the 1970 edition of the entirety of Frederic's book as it was
republished by the Arno Press.

Naomi Fatouros (nee FELDMAN)
Bloomington, Indiana
NFatouros@aol.com
BELKOWSKY,BIELKOWSKY, BILKOWSKI, Odessa,St. Petersburg,Berdichev,
Kiev;ROTHSTEIN, Kremenchug;FRASCH,Kiev;LIBERMAN,Moscow;FELDMAN, Pinsk;
SCHUTZ, RETTIG, WAHL, Shcherets;LEVY, WEIL, Mulhouse; SAS/SASS,Podwolochisk;
RAPOPORT, Tarnopol, Podwolochisk, RADOMYSL?; BEHAM, Salok, Kharkov;
WOLPIANSKY, Ostryna.


Re: Texas Immigration in 1800'st #general

Sally M. Bruckheimer <sallybru@...>
 

The port of Galveston was a big entry point for Texas and Oklahoma Jews.
There were no quotas in the 1800's. There was often a desire to go
somewhere rural, where one could farm, rather than NYC.

(Of course other ports were also possible-even Canadian border crossings-who
knows how an ancestor might have gotten to Texas. My grandfather was born
in Missouri, but his father had lived in Worcester, MA before going there
after the Civil War.)

Sally Bruckheimer
Chatham, NJ

"My question is: how did Jewish immigrants get to Texas? Were there
quotas in New York and Canada that required the boats >from Europe to go
to Texas in the 1800's?"


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Jews living in Moscow #general

NFatouros@...
 

In a message dated 9/14/04 regarding the folk origins of names and the name
Moshe, Michael Bernet wrote in part:

<< * Moskowitz is not >from Moscow (where Jews were then not allowed to dwell)
but "son of Moshe." >>

I regret having to dispute the usually knowledgeable Mr. Bernet, but I must
say that by the last quarter of the nineteenth century quite a lot of Jews,
a few of whom were very wealthy, lived in Moscow. The Mayor of Moscow claimed
that there were 120,000, but it is doubtful that there were more than 30,000.
They were mostly petty traders living in a poor district. Many were artisans,
but with wicked cleverness, the official rules were changed as to what persons
could be considered artisans.

I think I once wrote a message to this forum regarding the 1891 horrendous
expulsion of many of these unfortunates. As did the Kishinev pogrom in the
early 20th century, the scale and ferocity of Moscow's midnight expulsion
prompted an outcry >from many nations, including the United States government who
sent Mssrs. Kemp and Webster to investigate it and develop a detailed report
which was submitted to Congress in 1892. (I had the Law School at Indiana
University make me a photocopy of that lengthy report.)

Also, in 1892, Harold Frederic, an American skeptic and journalist who was
raised as a Methodist published a book entitled "The New Exodus" about his
travels throughout Russia and his observations about the unjust treatment of
Jews. As an eyewitnees, he reported many details of that Moscow expulsion. At the
end of his book he appended a list of (only) 88 names of those who had been
expelled, along with the names of the places to which they were sent or
transported. This list had been published by the St. Petersburg Official Messenger on
August 22, 1892 and it was accompanied by the paper's denial that any
cruelties or acts of violence had been perpetrated against the Jews. Some of
Moscow's victims were allowed to stay long enough to sell whatever belongings and
other property they might have accumulated, and attend to a few other affairs,
but many, still in their night attire and some in chains, were driven to
prison, or to the outskirts of the city, or to waiting trains.

I have the 1970 edition of the entirety of Frederic's book as it was
republished by the Arno Press.

Naomi Fatouros (nee FELDMAN)
Bloomington, Indiana
NFatouros@aol.com
BELKOWSKY,BIELKOWSKY, BILKOWSKI, Odessa,St. Petersburg,Berdichev,
Kiev;ROTHSTEIN, Kremenchug;FRASCH,Kiev;LIBERMAN,Moscow;FELDMAN, Pinsk;
SCHUTZ, RETTIG, WAHL, Shcherets;LEVY, WEIL, Mulhouse; SAS/SASS,Podwolochisk;
RAPOPORT, Tarnopol, Podwolochisk, RADOMYSL?; BEHAM, Salok, Kharkov;
WOLPIANSKY, Ostryna.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Texas Immigration in 1800'st #general

Sally M. Bruckheimer <sallybru@...>
 

The port of Galveston was a big entry point for Texas and Oklahoma Jews.
There were no quotas in the 1800's. There was often a desire to go
somewhere rural, where one could farm, rather than NYC.

(Of course other ports were also possible-even Canadian border crossings-who
knows how an ancestor might have gotten to Texas. My grandfather was born
in Missouri, but his father had lived in Worcester, MA before going there
after the Civil War.)

Sally Bruckheimer
Chatham, NJ

"My question is: how did Jewish immigrants get to Texas? Were there
quotas in New York and Canada that required the boats >from Europe to go
to Texas in the 1800's?"


Re: Masons #hungary

Flamholtz <flamholtz@...>
 

Sam,

Sorry that I can't help you, but if you find out a way to get information
from the Masons, let me know. A large number men >from one of my family lines
were Masons (in some cases, I even know the Lodge Number) and I'd love to be
able to locate additional information on them and activities they were
involved in.

Cathy J. Flamholtz
flamholtz@charter.net


Jewish PAPWORTHs in England #general

Kevin Bean <Kevin@...>
 

Does anyone know of any Jewish PAPWORTHs in England, preferably in
Islington, London or Cambridgeshire/Huntingdonshire ?


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Masons #general

Flamholtz <flamholtz@...>
 

Sam,

Sorry that I can't help you, but if you find out a way to get information
from the Masons, let me know. A large number men >from one of my family lines
were Masons (in some cases, I even know the Lodge Number) and I'd love to be
able to locate additional information on them and activities they were
involved in.

Cathy J. Flamholtz
flamholtz@charter.net


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Jewish PAPWORTHs in England #general

Kevin Bean <Kevin@...>
 

Does anyone know of any Jewish PAPWORTHs in England, preferably in
Islington, London or Cambridgeshire/Huntingdonshire ?