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Re: Fulsome praise #latvia

joebein365@...
 

In my circles the word" fulsome" is rarely, if ever used.

Now I know why.

You are not the only one to have learned something >from this.

Joe Bein,

Los Angeles


Latvia SIG #Latvia Re: Fulsome praise #latvia

joebein365@...
 

In my circles the word" fulsome" is rarely, if ever used.

Now I know why.

You are not the only one to have learned something >from this.

Joe Bein,

Los Angeles


Lublin City Births/Deaths 1870-1875 Now On-Line! #poland

RobinnM@...
 

Dear fellow researchers:

We are excited to announce that the first batch of data >from the Lublin=20
Archives Project has been added to the Jewish Records Indexing - Poland=20
database!

The City of Lublin Births and Deaths for 1870-1875 are now available for you=
=20
to search on the JRI-Poland website at:=20
http://www.jewishgen.org/JRI-PL/jriplweb.htm
thanks to some very generous contributions which have covered the costs of=20
transcribing this first batch of data.

The overall goal of this project is to computerize the indices for the=20
1870-1898 records for the City of Lublin and then computerize the indices fo=
r=20
each of the other towns with records stored in the Lublin Branch of the=20
Polish State Archives. We've only just begun, but we're off to a great star=
t!

Here's part of the list (A-F) of the surnames that can be found among the=20
7200+ records which were just added to the JRI-Poland database:

ABENSZTAJN, ABRAMOWICZ, ABRAMSON, ACHTMAN, ADLER, ADLERMAN, AJCHEL,=20
AJDELSBERG, AJGER, AJNCOGER, AJZEN, AKERBERG, AKERLAND, AKERMAN, ALBERT,=20
ALFABER, ALFABET, ALPERN, ALTKOFER, ALTMAN, ALTSZTAJN, ANSZER, ANYZMAN,=20
APELBAUM, APELBLAT, APELBOM, APELBROT, APELMAN, APELROT, APELZAFT, APOFAJKER=
,=20
ARBAJTMAN, ARBEJTMAN, ARBES, ARBESFELD, ARENBRODT, ARENSZTAJN, ASATANOWICZ,=20
ASPIS, ASZKENAZE, ASZKENAZY, ATLAS, AUFSZLAG, BACH, BACHMAN, BAD, BADT,=20
BAJCZSZMAJSER, BAJKO, BAKFEN, BAKOFEN, BAKOWEN, BALTER, BANBLIT, BAND, BANK,=
=20
BARAN, BARBANEL, BARD, BARENGOLC/BARENHOLC, BARNGOLC/BARNHOLC, BAS, BAUM,=20
BECHER, BECHERBLIT, BEJTMAN, BEK, BEKERMAN, BELC, BELDZ, BEMER, BENCZMAN,=20
BENDEL, BENDYT, BERAJTER, BERBSFISZ, BERENBAUM, BERENGOLC/BERENHOLC,=20
BERENSZTAJN, BERENZAFT, BERGER, BERGOLC/BERHOLC, BERGRYN, BERGZEL, BERLAND,=20
BERLANT, BERLINER, BERLINSKI, BERMAN, BERNGOLC/BERNHOLC, BERNSZTAJN,=20
BERNZAFT, BERSZTEL, BERTGOLC/BERTHOLC, BES, BESZER, BESZLAG, BESZLAK, BETMAN=
,=20
BIALOWICZ, BIBERGAJL, BIBERGAL, BIBERGEL, BIBERMAN, BIDERGAJM, BIDERMAN,=20
BIGMAN, BILET, BIMSZTAJN, BINDER, BINDERMAJSTER, BINSZTON, BIRENCWAJG,=20
BIRENCWEJG, BIRLICH, BIRMAN, BIRSZTAJN, BITERMAN, BITMAN, BLAJCH, BLAJCHMAN,=
=20
BLAJER, BLAJT, BLAJWAJS, BLAT, BLAUFELD, BLAUSZTAJN, BLAWAJS, BLECHMAN,=20
BLEJCHMAN, BLEJT, BLILAN, BLIMEL, BLIMELS, BLINDMAN, BLISZTAJN, BLONES,=20
BLUFARB, BLUMBERG, BLUMEL, BLUMELBERG, BLUMEN, BLUMENBERG, BLUMENGOLD,=20
BLUMENKRANC, BLUMENSZTAJN, BLUMENSZTOK, BLUMER, BLUMSZTAJN, BLUSZTAJN,=20
BLUTMAN, BLUZAJD, BLUZAJT, BLUZAND, BLUZWIREN, BODER, BOIM, BOJM, BOJMBLIT,=20
BOMB, BOMGAJL, BOMGARTEN, BOMSZTEJN, BORENSZTAJN, BORMAN, BORNBAUM,=20
BORNGOLC/BORNHOLC, BORNSZTAJN, BORNZAFT, BORUCHOWICZ, BOUCHT, BRAF, BRAFMAN,=
=20
BRAJER, BRAJERMAN, BRAJLBRYK, BRAJN, BRAJPER, BRAJTBRYCH, BRAJTBRYK,=20
BRAJTENBARD, BRAJTENBART, BRAJTENBERG, BRAJTER, BRAJTMAN, BRAND, BRANDLEDER,=
=20
BRANTBRYK, BRATENBROT, BRAUMAN, BRAUN, BRAUNSZTAJN, BRAUNSZTEJN, BRAWERMAN,=20
BRAWMAN, BREJS, BRENER, BRENMAN, BRETMAN, BROCHSZTAJN, BROD, BRODAK,=20
BRODMANOWICZ, BRODT, BROJTMAN, BROMBERG, BRONER, BRONES, BRONLEDER,=20
BRONSZTAJN, BRUKSZTAJN, BRUMBERG, BRUNSZTAJN, BRUSTMAN, BRYFMAN, BRYL,=20
BRYNER, BRYNGOLC/BRYNHOLC, BRYNMAN, BRYNSZTAJN, BRYSTMAN, BUCHBLETER,=20
BUIANER, BULC, BURANEK, BURSZTYN, CAJG, CEDERBAUM, CEDERBOM, CELNIKER, CHAJ,=
=20
CHAJDENBLIT, CHAN, CHAUTMAN, CHELFANT, CHODACZEK, CHOJNOWICZ, CHUBERMAN,=20
CUCHSZNAJDER, CUKER, CUKERAJN, CUKERBERG, CUKERFAJN, CUKERMAN, CUSZNAJDER,=20
CWAJG, CWEJG, CWERN, CWIKEL, CYGEL, CYGELMAN, CYMER, CYMERMAN, CYMET,=20
CYMRYNG, CYMRYNGBLAT, CYMRYNGBLIT, CYRTYN, CYSLER, CYTRYN, CYTRYNBOM,=20
CZECHOWA, DAJCZ, DAJCZER, DAJCZMAN, DANCYGER, DANCZER, DANCZMAN, DANGOT,=20
DAWIDOWICZ, DAWIDSON, DAWIDZON, DERUT, DIKERMAN, DIKSZTAJN, DINER, DINSZTAJN=
,=20
DISTYLPLAC, DOMB, DOMGOLC, DORFGAJER, DORFMAN, DORNFELD, DRAJBLAT,=20
DREKSELBANK, DREKSLER, DUCZMAN, DUMAN, DUZENMAN, DUZMAN, DYKSZTAJN,=20
EDELSBERG, EDELSZTAJN, EJBASZYC, EJCHENBAUM, EJCHENBOM, EJCHENKAC, EJDELBERG=
,=20
EJDELMAN, EJDELSBERG, EJDELSZTAJN, EJDELSZTEJN, EJGER, EJLBAUM, EJLBIRT,=20
EJLBOM, EJLBRODT, EJLBURT, EJLMAN, EJRMAN, EJS, EJZEN, EJZENBERG, EJZENBOGEL=
,=20
EJZENMAN, EJZENSZTOK, EJZER, EJZNER, EKELES, EKGAUZ, EKSZTAJN, ELCSTER,=20
ELTES, ELTYS, ENDWAJS, ENES, ENESMAN, ENGELBERG, ENGELSBERG, ENICHSMAN,=20
ENISMAN, EPSZTAJN, ERBESFELD, ERENLIB, ERES, ERLICH, ERLICHMAN, ERLINGER,=20
ERMAN, ERNLIB, ESTRAJCH, ETEL, ETTYNG, ETYNG, ETYNGER, FAJER, FAJERAJZEN,=20
FAJERMAN, FAJERSZTAJN, FAJERTAG, FAJFERMACHER, FAJFERMAN, FAJGELES,=20
FAJGENBAUM, FAJGENBOM, FAJN, FAJNER, FAJNFERMACHER, FAJNMAN, FAJNMEL,=20
FAJNSZEL, FAJNSZMID, FAJNSZMIDT, FAJNSZNIT, FAJNZYLBER, FAJNZYLBERG,=20
FAJSZMID, FARGANG, FAS, FASZENKE, FASZENKO, FASZERLAF, FATERBLANK, FATERLAND=
,=20
FATERLAUF, FATERLOF, FEDAR, FEDER, FEDERBOIM, FEDERBOM, FEDERMAN, FEFER,=20
FEFERMAN, FELD, FELDBAUM, FELDMAN, FELDSZNAJDER, FELER, FELMAN, FELSZNAJDER,=
=20
FERNAND, FERNANT, FERSZTAT, FERSZTER, FERWALD, FIDLER, FIGOW, FILENBAUM,=20
FILENBOM, FILENBOM/PALENBOM, FILGLAS, FINKELSZTAJN, FIRER, FISZ, FISZADER,=20
FISZBAJN, FISZEL, FISZER, FISZERGUT, FISZGAUCH, FISZGAUT, FISZGAUZ,=20
FISZLERMAN, FISZMAN, FITLERMAN, FLAJFER, FLAJSZER, FLAK, FLAKS, FLAKSER,=20
FLAKSMAN, FLAM, FLANCMAN, FLASZ, FLASZLER, FLAT, FLICHTENRAJCH, FLIGELMAN,=20
FLINTENSZTAJN, FLISZER, FLOMENBAUM, FLOMENBOM, FLUMENBAUM, FLUMENBOM,=20
FOGELGAREN, FOGELGORN, FOLMAN, FORGANG, FORMAN, FORNELITER, FORNEMSTER,=20
FORNSSZETER, FORSZTADT, FORSZTAT, FORSZTETER, FORTAJL, FRADENTAL, FRAJBERG,=20
FRAJBERGER, FRAJDENBERG, FRAJDENBLICH, FRAJDERGER, FRAJDLICH, FRAJERTACH,=20
FRAJLICHMAN, FRAJMAN, FRAJMENER, FRAJNDLICH, FRAJNMAN, FRAJSZER, FRAJZYNGER,=
=20
FRANCBLAU, FRANDLICH, FRANK, FRANZYLBER, FRENK, FRUCHTGARTEN, FRYD,=20
FRYDENTAL, FRYDGAJM, FRYDLICH, FRYDMAN, FRYM, FRYSZ, FRYSZERMAN, FRYSZMAN,=20
FRYSZTYG, FUDEM, FUGER, FUKS, FUKSBAUM, FUKSBOM, FUKSMAN, FULMAN, FURER,=20
FURGANG, FURMAN, FURTAJL...
=20
Because we have raised $2329 towards our goal of $7500, we have been able to=
=20
post these new records, but we will maintain our practice of not releasing=20
data to the database until the project is paid for. Each contributor of $10=
0=20
or more will not have to wait for the Lublin data to be added to the=20
JRI-Poland database. They will receive an EXCEL-spreadsheet of the data for=
=20
their own personal use as soon as it is available.=20

Contributions >from U.S. citizens will be tax-deductible to the extent=20
allowable by law=E2=80=A6 as Jewish Records Indexing - Poland is recognized=20=
as a=20
tax-exempt, non-profit organization organized under Section 501(c)(3) of the=
=20
U.S. Internal Revenue Code.=20

A donation NOW would be greatly appreciated, and may be mailed to:

Jewish Records Indexing - Poland
c/o Sheila Salo, Treasurer
5607 Greenleaf Road
Cheverly, MD 20785 USA

Contributions should be earmarked for the "Lublin City PSA Initiative." If=20
you send a check, please write this on the face of the check. Contributions=
=20
can only be accepted in US Dollars unless you use a VISA credit card. Your=20
VISA will be charged in your local currency; however, please identify the=20
amount of the contribution in US Dollars.

Visa contributions may be phoned to Sheila at (301) 341-1261. Or print out=20
the form at: http://www.jewishgen.org/jri-pl/visa.htm by clicking on the VIS=
A=20
Card and fax or mail it to Sheila. The fax number is also (301) 341-1261. =20
(8:00 AM to 8:00 PM Eastern time only, please.)

For more information regarding the Lublin Archives Project please contact,=20
Robinn Magid, project coordinator, at RobinnM@aol.com.

Best wishes,

Robinn Magid, Kensington, California
Lublin Archives Project Coordinator, JRI-Poland
RobinnM@aol.com


JRI Poland #Poland Lublin City Births/Deaths 1870-1875 Now On-Line! #poland

RobinnM@...
 

Dear fellow researchers:

We are excited to announce that the first batch of data >from the Lublin=20
Archives Project has been added to the Jewish Records Indexing - Poland=20
database!

The City of Lublin Births and Deaths for 1870-1875 are now available for you=
=20
to search on the JRI-Poland website at:=20
http://www.jewishgen.org/JRI-PL/jriplweb.htm
thanks to some very generous contributions which have covered the costs of=20
transcribing this first batch of data.

The overall goal of this project is to computerize the indices for the=20
1870-1898 records for the City of Lublin and then computerize the indices fo=
r=20
each of the other towns with records stored in the Lublin Branch of the=20
Polish State Archives. We've only just begun, but we're off to a great star=
t!

Here's part of the list (A-F) of the surnames that can be found among the=20
7200+ records which were just added to the JRI-Poland database:

ABENSZTAJN, ABRAMOWICZ, ABRAMSON, ACHTMAN, ADLER, ADLERMAN, AJCHEL,=20
AJDELSBERG, AJGER, AJNCOGER, AJZEN, AKERBERG, AKERLAND, AKERMAN, ALBERT,=20
ALFABER, ALFABET, ALPERN, ALTKOFER, ALTMAN, ALTSZTAJN, ANSZER, ANYZMAN,=20
APELBAUM, APELBLAT, APELBOM, APELBROT, APELMAN, APELROT, APELZAFT, APOFAJKER=
,=20
ARBAJTMAN, ARBEJTMAN, ARBES, ARBESFELD, ARENBRODT, ARENSZTAJN, ASATANOWICZ,=20
ASPIS, ASZKENAZE, ASZKENAZY, ATLAS, AUFSZLAG, BACH, BACHMAN, BAD, BADT,=20
BAJCZSZMAJSER, BAJKO, BAKFEN, BAKOFEN, BAKOWEN, BALTER, BANBLIT, BAND, BANK,=
=20
BARAN, BARBANEL, BARD, BARENGOLC/BARENHOLC, BARNGOLC/BARNHOLC, BAS, BAUM,=20
BECHER, BECHERBLIT, BEJTMAN, BEK, BEKERMAN, BELC, BELDZ, BEMER, BENCZMAN,=20
BENDEL, BENDYT, BERAJTER, BERBSFISZ, BERENBAUM, BERENGOLC/BERENHOLC,=20
BERENSZTAJN, BERENZAFT, BERGER, BERGOLC/BERHOLC, BERGRYN, BERGZEL, BERLAND,=20
BERLANT, BERLINER, BERLINSKI, BERMAN, BERNGOLC/BERNHOLC, BERNSZTAJN,=20
BERNZAFT, BERSZTEL, BERTGOLC/BERTHOLC, BES, BESZER, BESZLAG, BESZLAK, BETMAN=
,=20
BIALOWICZ, BIBERGAJL, BIBERGAL, BIBERGEL, BIBERMAN, BIDERGAJM, BIDERMAN,=20
BIGMAN, BILET, BIMSZTAJN, BINDER, BINDERMAJSTER, BINSZTON, BIRENCWAJG,=20
BIRENCWEJG, BIRLICH, BIRMAN, BIRSZTAJN, BITERMAN, BITMAN, BLAJCH, BLAJCHMAN,=
=20
BLAJER, BLAJT, BLAJWAJS, BLAT, BLAUFELD, BLAUSZTAJN, BLAWAJS, BLECHMAN,=20
BLEJCHMAN, BLEJT, BLILAN, BLIMEL, BLIMELS, BLINDMAN, BLISZTAJN, BLONES,=20
BLUFARB, BLUMBERG, BLUMEL, BLUMELBERG, BLUMEN, BLUMENBERG, BLUMENGOLD,=20
BLUMENKRANC, BLUMENSZTAJN, BLUMENSZTOK, BLUMER, BLUMSZTAJN, BLUSZTAJN,=20
BLUTMAN, BLUZAJD, BLUZAJT, BLUZAND, BLUZWIREN, BODER, BOIM, BOJM, BOJMBLIT,=20
BOMB, BOMGAJL, BOMGARTEN, BOMSZTEJN, BORENSZTAJN, BORMAN, BORNBAUM,=20
BORNGOLC/BORNHOLC, BORNSZTAJN, BORNZAFT, BORUCHOWICZ, BOUCHT, BRAF, BRAFMAN,=
=20
BRAJER, BRAJERMAN, BRAJLBRYK, BRAJN, BRAJPER, BRAJTBRYCH, BRAJTBRYK,=20
BRAJTENBARD, BRAJTENBART, BRAJTENBERG, BRAJTER, BRAJTMAN, BRAND, BRANDLEDER,=
=20
BRANTBRYK, BRATENBROT, BRAUMAN, BRAUN, BRAUNSZTAJN, BRAUNSZTEJN, BRAWERMAN,=20
BRAWMAN, BREJS, BRENER, BRENMAN, BRETMAN, BROCHSZTAJN, BROD, BRODAK,=20
BRODMANOWICZ, BRODT, BROJTMAN, BROMBERG, BRONER, BRONES, BRONLEDER,=20
BRONSZTAJN, BRUKSZTAJN, BRUMBERG, BRUNSZTAJN, BRUSTMAN, BRYFMAN, BRYL,=20
BRYNER, BRYNGOLC/BRYNHOLC, BRYNMAN, BRYNSZTAJN, BRYSTMAN, BUCHBLETER,=20
BUIANER, BULC, BURANEK, BURSZTYN, CAJG, CEDERBAUM, CEDERBOM, CELNIKER, CHAJ,=
=20
CHAJDENBLIT, CHAN, CHAUTMAN, CHELFANT, CHODACZEK, CHOJNOWICZ, CHUBERMAN,=20
CUCHSZNAJDER, CUKER, CUKERAJN, CUKERBERG, CUKERFAJN, CUKERMAN, CUSZNAJDER,=20
CWAJG, CWEJG, CWERN, CWIKEL, CYGEL, CYGELMAN, CYMER, CYMERMAN, CYMET,=20
CYMRYNG, CYMRYNGBLAT, CYMRYNGBLIT, CYRTYN, CYSLER, CYTRYN, CYTRYNBOM,=20
CZECHOWA, DAJCZ, DAJCZER, DAJCZMAN, DANCYGER, DANCZER, DANCZMAN, DANGOT,=20
DAWIDOWICZ, DAWIDSON, DAWIDZON, DERUT, DIKERMAN, DIKSZTAJN, DINER, DINSZTAJN=
,=20
DISTYLPLAC, DOMB, DOMGOLC, DORFGAJER, DORFMAN, DORNFELD, DRAJBLAT,=20
DREKSELBANK, DREKSLER, DUCZMAN, DUMAN, DUZENMAN, DUZMAN, DYKSZTAJN,=20
EDELSBERG, EDELSZTAJN, EJBASZYC, EJCHENBAUM, EJCHENBOM, EJCHENKAC, EJDELBERG=
,=20
EJDELMAN, EJDELSBERG, EJDELSZTAJN, EJDELSZTEJN, EJGER, EJLBAUM, EJLBIRT,=20
EJLBOM, EJLBRODT, EJLBURT, EJLMAN, EJRMAN, EJS, EJZEN, EJZENBERG, EJZENBOGEL=
,=20
EJZENMAN, EJZENSZTOK, EJZER, EJZNER, EKELES, EKGAUZ, EKSZTAJN, ELCSTER,=20
ELTES, ELTYS, ENDWAJS, ENES, ENESMAN, ENGELBERG, ENGELSBERG, ENICHSMAN,=20
ENISMAN, EPSZTAJN, ERBESFELD, ERENLIB, ERES, ERLICH, ERLICHMAN, ERLINGER,=20
ERMAN, ERNLIB, ESTRAJCH, ETEL, ETTYNG, ETYNG, ETYNGER, FAJER, FAJERAJZEN,=20
FAJERMAN, FAJERSZTAJN, FAJERTAG, FAJFERMACHER, FAJFERMAN, FAJGELES,=20
FAJGENBAUM, FAJGENBOM, FAJN, FAJNER, FAJNFERMACHER, FAJNMAN, FAJNMEL,=20
FAJNSZEL, FAJNSZMID, FAJNSZMIDT, FAJNSZNIT, FAJNZYLBER, FAJNZYLBERG,=20
FAJSZMID, FARGANG, FAS, FASZENKE, FASZENKO, FASZERLAF, FATERBLANK, FATERLAND=
,=20
FATERLAUF, FATERLOF, FEDAR, FEDER, FEDERBOIM, FEDERBOM, FEDERMAN, FEFER,=20
FEFERMAN, FELD, FELDBAUM, FELDMAN, FELDSZNAJDER, FELER, FELMAN, FELSZNAJDER,=
=20
FERNAND, FERNANT, FERSZTAT, FERSZTER, FERWALD, FIDLER, FIGOW, FILENBAUM,=20
FILENBOM, FILENBOM/PALENBOM, FILGLAS, FINKELSZTAJN, FIRER, FISZ, FISZADER,=20
FISZBAJN, FISZEL, FISZER, FISZERGUT, FISZGAUCH, FISZGAUT, FISZGAUZ,=20
FISZLERMAN, FISZMAN, FITLERMAN, FLAJFER, FLAJSZER, FLAK, FLAKS, FLAKSER,=20
FLAKSMAN, FLAM, FLANCMAN, FLASZ, FLASZLER, FLAT, FLICHTENRAJCH, FLIGELMAN,=20
FLINTENSZTAJN, FLISZER, FLOMENBAUM, FLOMENBOM, FLUMENBAUM, FLUMENBOM,=20
FOGELGAREN, FOGELGORN, FOLMAN, FORGANG, FORMAN, FORNELITER, FORNEMSTER,=20
FORNSSZETER, FORSZTADT, FORSZTAT, FORSZTETER, FORTAJL, FRADENTAL, FRAJBERG,=20
FRAJBERGER, FRAJDENBERG, FRAJDENBLICH, FRAJDERGER, FRAJDLICH, FRAJERTACH,=20
FRAJLICHMAN, FRAJMAN, FRAJMENER, FRAJNDLICH, FRAJNMAN, FRAJSZER, FRAJZYNGER,=
=20
FRANCBLAU, FRANDLICH, FRANK, FRANZYLBER, FRENK, FRUCHTGARTEN, FRYD,=20
FRYDENTAL, FRYDGAJM, FRYDLICH, FRYDMAN, FRYM, FRYSZ, FRYSZERMAN, FRYSZMAN,=20
FRYSZTYG, FUDEM, FUGER, FUKS, FUKSBAUM, FUKSBOM, FUKSMAN, FULMAN, FURER,=20
FURGANG, FURMAN, FURTAJL...
=20
Because we have raised $2329 towards our goal of $7500, we have been able to=
=20
post these new records, but we will maintain our practice of not releasing=20
data to the database until the project is paid for. Each contributor of $10=
0=20
or more will not have to wait for the Lublin data to be added to the=20
JRI-Poland database. They will receive an EXCEL-spreadsheet of the data for=
=20
their own personal use as soon as it is available.=20

Contributions >from U.S. citizens will be tax-deductible to the extent=20
allowable by law=E2=80=A6 as Jewish Records Indexing - Poland is recognized=20=
as a=20
tax-exempt, non-profit organization organized under Section 501(c)(3) of the=
=20
U.S. Internal Revenue Code.=20

A donation NOW would be greatly appreciated, and may be mailed to:

Jewish Records Indexing - Poland
c/o Sheila Salo, Treasurer
5607 Greenleaf Road
Cheverly, MD 20785 USA

Contributions should be earmarked for the "Lublin City PSA Initiative." If=20
you send a check, please write this on the face of the check. Contributions=
=20
can only be accepted in US Dollars unless you use a VISA credit card. Your=20
VISA will be charged in your local currency; however, please identify the=20
amount of the contribution in US Dollars.

Visa contributions may be phoned to Sheila at (301) 341-1261. Or print out=20
the form at: http://www.jewishgen.org/jri-pl/visa.htm by clicking on the VIS=
A=20
Card and fax or mail it to Sheila. The fax number is also (301) 341-1261. =20
(8:00 AM to 8:00 PM Eastern time only, please.)

For more information regarding the Lublin Archives Project please contact,=20
Robinn Magid, project coordinator, at RobinnM@aol.com.

Best wishes,

Robinn Magid, Kensington, California
Lublin Archives Project Coordinator, JRI-Poland
RobinnM@aol.com


Belchatow Shtetl CO-OP Work Complete!!! #poland

Ronisl@...
 

Greetings,

I am very happy to announce that all the LDS films for Belchatow, which is 27
miles south of Lodz and 13 miles west of Piotrkow Trybunalski, have been
indexed and are searchable on-line at the Jewish Records Indexing-Poland
(JRI-Poland) website. These indices cover the years 1809 through 1888. In
less than two years the wonderful international group of volunteers completed
their work. Our team was made up of Dr Lester Bilsky (Arkansas, USA), Miriam
S. Deitcher (Ohio, USA), Pawel Brunon Dorman (Warsaw, Poalnd), , Alan
Frishman (New York, USA), Jenny Jackson (Victoria, Australia), Roni Seibel
Liebowitz (New York, USA), and Steve Rabinowitz, MD (New York, USA). This
has been a very rewarding and learning experience.

At the Jewish Genealogy Conference in California, the idea to form this
Shtetl CO-OP first occurred. No one could have been greener than I was when
I first started. However, with the wonderful help >from Hadassah Lipsius,
Steve Zedek, Stanley Diamond, and Michale Tobias, the team was able to
complete its work. I thought I had all the records >from Belchatow for my
personal family research, but I was wrong. Being involved like this, helps
one look more closely and oftentimes discover connections that were not so
obvious the first time around. I am also grateful for the wonderful
friendships that have grown as a result of working and laughing together with
such caring people.

If you are even beginning to think about coordinating or volunteering to work
with a Shtetl CO-OP Indexing team, do not hesitate. You'll learn as you go
along and end up getting so much more out of it than you give. This
Independence Day weekend (in the USA) was a big one for us with the last
database for Belchatow going live on-line.

We are also thrilled that through the generosity of many people interested in
Belchatow, the Polish State Archives (PSA) indexes for the years 1889 through
1899 are also complete and on-line.

Happy Searching!
Roni
(Roni Seibel Liebowitz)
Coordinator, Belchatow Shtetl CO-OP Project
Jewish Records Indexing-Poland


JRI Poland #Poland Belchatow Shtetl CO-OP Work Complete!!! #poland

Ronisl@...
 

Greetings,

I am very happy to announce that all the LDS films for Belchatow, which is 27
miles south of Lodz and 13 miles west of Piotrkow Trybunalski, have been
indexed and are searchable on-line at the Jewish Records Indexing-Poland
(JRI-Poland) website. These indices cover the years 1809 through 1888. In
less than two years the wonderful international group of volunteers completed
their work. Our team was made up of Dr Lester Bilsky (Arkansas, USA), Miriam
S. Deitcher (Ohio, USA), Pawel Brunon Dorman (Warsaw, Poalnd), , Alan
Frishman (New York, USA), Jenny Jackson (Victoria, Australia), Roni Seibel
Liebowitz (New York, USA), and Steve Rabinowitz, MD (New York, USA). This
has been a very rewarding and learning experience.

At the Jewish Genealogy Conference in California, the idea to form this
Shtetl CO-OP first occurred. No one could have been greener than I was when
I first started. However, with the wonderful help >from Hadassah Lipsius,
Steve Zedek, Stanley Diamond, and Michale Tobias, the team was able to
complete its work. I thought I had all the records >from Belchatow for my
personal family research, but I was wrong. Being involved like this, helps
one look more closely and oftentimes discover connections that were not so
obvious the first time around. I am also grateful for the wonderful
friendships that have grown as a result of working and laughing together with
such caring people.

If you are even beginning to think about coordinating or volunteering to work
with a Shtetl CO-OP Indexing team, do not hesitate. You'll learn as you go
along and end up getting so much more out of it than you give. This
Independence Day weekend (in the USA) was a big one for us with the last
database for Belchatow going live on-line.

We are also thrilled that through the generosity of many people interested in
Belchatow, the Polish State Archives (PSA) indexes for the years 1889 through
1899 are also complete and on-line.

Happy Searching!
Roni
(Roni Seibel Liebowitz)
Coordinator, Belchatow Shtetl CO-OP Project
Jewish Records Indexing-Poland


Constance Whippman and All Latvia Database #latvia

Arlene Beare <arl@...>
 

I beg indulgence for yet another message and fulsome praise for the
Database and the people that have made it happen. It is really necessary to
acknowledge the contribution made by all the helpers who have worked so hard.

The launch of the All Latvia Database has been "like the birth of a baby" .
I quote Constance Whippman our Database Co-Ordinator .

Constance has been extremely generous in her thanks to all who have helped
and to me in particular. She has also been extremely modest about her
achievements.

I cannot let this opportunity pass without giving her the accolades she so
richly deserves. She has worked into the early hours for months on end in
order to get the Database online.
Constance has the ability to ferret out sources of information that would
pass by anyone else. Her eagle eye will note a missing umlaut or a name in
the wrong column.
She has written extensive introductions and sent data to all corners of the
Globe.
There is absolutely no doubt in my mind that this database would not exist
without her tireless commitment. I thank her on behalf of all interested in
Latvia for the work she has done which will live as a lasting salute to the
memory of our ancestors.

I would also like to express my thanks to Mike Getz who is always there to
offer friendly advice,smooth oil on troubled waters and input information
where necessary.
He is the Projects Co-ordinator for Latvia SIG and has been always been
able to help with advice as he has an extensive knowledge of Latvia.He has
always cherished the dream of reconstructing the lost community and this
database is the continuation of a dream that began with him as President of
Latvia SIG.

I echo Constance's thanks to Kathy Wolfson, Stanislav Gorbulev, Charles
Nam, Iris Sitkin, Max Michaelson, Robert Heyman, Felix Rabbinovich, Jeremy
Hodes, Malcolm Singer, Carmen Wiseman, Lorraine Bertelson and Maria Krane .

I would also like to thank The Courland Research Steering Committee,
Constance Whippman, Dr.Paul Berkay, Dr. Martha Levinson Lev-Zion and Dr.
Abraham Lenhoff. They have shown total commitment to the database and it is
really appreciated by me and all researching family >from Latvia. The launch
of the excellent Courland Research Group Webpage is also welcomed. It is
an excellent page full of information and well worth a visit.
http://www.jewishgen.org/Courland/

Arlene Beare
Moderator Latvia SIG


Latvia SIG #Latvia Constance Whippman and All Latvia Database #latvia

Arlene Beare <arl@...>
 

I beg indulgence for yet another message and fulsome praise for the
Database and the people that have made it happen. It is really necessary to
acknowledge the contribution made by all the helpers who have worked so hard.

The launch of the All Latvia Database has been "like the birth of a baby" .
I quote Constance Whippman our Database Co-Ordinator .

Constance has been extremely generous in her thanks to all who have helped
and to me in particular. She has also been extremely modest about her
achievements.

I cannot let this opportunity pass without giving her the accolades she so
richly deserves. She has worked into the early hours for months on end in
order to get the Database online.
Constance has the ability to ferret out sources of information that would
pass by anyone else. Her eagle eye will note a missing umlaut or a name in
the wrong column.
She has written extensive introductions and sent data to all corners of the
Globe.
There is absolutely no doubt in my mind that this database would not exist
without her tireless commitment. I thank her on behalf of all interested in
Latvia for the work she has done which will live as a lasting salute to the
memory of our ancestors.

I would also like to express my thanks to Mike Getz who is always there to
offer friendly advice,smooth oil on troubled waters and input information
where necessary.
He is the Projects Co-ordinator for Latvia SIG and has been always been
able to help with advice as he has an extensive knowledge of Latvia.He has
always cherished the dream of reconstructing the lost community and this
database is the continuation of a dream that began with him as President of
Latvia SIG.

I echo Constance's thanks to Kathy Wolfson, Stanislav Gorbulev, Charles
Nam, Iris Sitkin, Max Michaelson, Robert Heyman, Felix Rabbinovich, Jeremy
Hodes, Malcolm Singer, Carmen Wiseman, Lorraine Bertelson and Maria Krane .

I would also like to thank The Courland Research Steering Committee,
Constance Whippman, Dr.Paul Berkay, Dr. Martha Levinson Lev-Zion and Dr.
Abraham Lenhoff. They have shown total commitment to the database and it is
really appreciated by me and all researching family >from Latvia. The launch
of the excellent Courland Research Group Webpage is also welcomed. It is
an excellent page full of information and well worth a visit.
http://www.jewishgen.org/Courland/

Arlene Beare
Moderator Latvia SIG


Re: ALL LATVIA DATABASE is just waiting for you! #latvia

Claire Petersky
 

--- Martha Lev-Zion <martha@bgumail.bgu.ac.il> wrote:
At last, at last! I know that you will be as thrilled as your Courland
Research steering committee and Latvia SIG are, that the new all Latvian
database is finally up! Go and see for yourselves!:

http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/latvia/

and don't miss:

http://www.jewishgen.org/Courland
This is absolutely fabulous, and everyone who contributed time, labor, and
money to this effort is to highly congratulated.

Good work!

=====
Claire Petersky (cpetersky@yahoo.com)


All Latvia Database: Credit Where Credit is Due #latvia

MWhippman@...
 

Search the new All Latvia Database at
http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/latvia/

Following Martha Lev Zion's heartfelt announcement of the launch of our new
All Latvia Database can I take the opportunity to thank publicly all those
who have helped to create this wonderful new resource for Jewish family
history.

First, many thanks to our friends in Latvia including Professor Ruvin Ferber
and Professor Aigars Stranga at the Centre for Judaic Studies in Riga, part
of the University of Latvia. We owe an immense debt of gratitude to the
Archivists at the Riga State Historical Archives for advice and support for
this project. Dr. Tatjana Aleksejeva, Riga, has helped us to identify and
obtain important material >from printed sources. The contribution of Dr.
Peter Woerster of the Herder Institute is also much valued. We are also
grateful to the Jewish community of Dvinsk who has shared its memories and
family information with Mike Getz and the Latvia SIG in hopes that the
memories of the Jewish Familes of Latgale would be preserved.

Our volunteers have been unfailingly cheerful and generous with their time
and skills. A big thank you to Kathy Wolfson, Stanislav Gorbulev, Charles
Nam, Iris Sitkin, Max Michaelson, Robert Heyman, Felix Rabbinovich, Jeremy
Hodes, Malcolm Singer, Carmen Wiseman, Lorraine Bertelson and Maria Krane.
I think it would be fair to say that the sun did not set on the database
project as efforts were combined >from volunteers in the USA, Australia,
Israel, Europe the United Kingdom and South Africa.

The launch would not be complete without a special mention for the efforts of
Arlene Beare, the President of the Latvia SIG UK, the creator of the Riga
Stetlinks Resources page and the Moderator of the All Lavtvia News Group.
She masterminded the work that went on behind the scenes to bring us all the
wonderful Riga Lists including the major databases, the Riga Tax
Administration records and the Riga Police records. These are priceless
resources most generously donated on behalf of the Latvia SIG to the database
effort. This contribution will benefit not only those who presently seek
their Jewish heritage but those who will search in generations to come. Her
energy, determination and complete commitment to the cause of Jewish family
history is known to all who work with her.

I would also like to thank Mike Getz, the past President of the Latvia SIG,
who has given this project a wise and guiding hand over the past months. His
knowledge and experience plus the many friendships he has built up over the
years in Latvia have greatly benefited this project.

My personal thanks to the members of the Courland Research Steering
Committee, Dr. Paul Berkay, Dr. Martha Levinson Lev-Zion and Dr. Abraham
Lenhoff who have been involved in virtually every step of the various
projects. It has been the best possible team effort and also huge fun.

I leave the final thank you for our webmasters Michael Tobias and Warren
Blatt. When I learned that we had been offered their services by JewishGen
it was like winning the genealogical lottery twice. I am still in awe of
what they do. That they do it with such unfailing patience and good humour
is part of the magic.

Many, many thanks to all of you.
Constance Whippman [e-mailing >from London]
Co-Ordinator, All Latvia Database


Latvia SIG #Latvia Re: ALL LATVIA DATABASE is just waiting for you! #latvia

Claire Petersky
 

--- Martha Lev-Zion <martha@bgumail.bgu.ac.il> wrote:
At last, at last! I know that you will be as thrilled as your Courland
Research steering committee and Latvia SIG are, that the new all Latvian
database is finally up! Go and see for yourselves!:

http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/latvia/

and don't miss:

http://www.jewishgen.org/Courland
This is absolutely fabulous, and everyone who contributed time, labor, and
money to this effort is to highly congratulated.

Good work!

=====
Claire Petersky (cpetersky@yahoo.com)


Latvia SIG #Latvia All Latvia Database: Credit Where Credit is Due #latvia

MWhippman@...
 

Search the new All Latvia Database at
http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/latvia/

Following Martha Lev Zion's heartfelt announcement of the launch of our new
All Latvia Database can I take the opportunity to thank publicly all those
who have helped to create this wonderful new resource for Jewish family
history.

First, many thanks to our friends in Latvia including Professor Ruvin Ferber
and Professor Aigars Stranga at the Centre for Judaic Studies in Riga, part
of the University of Latvia. We owe an immense debt of gratitude to the
Archivists at the Riga State Historical Archives for advice and support for
this project. Dr. Tatjana Aleksejeva, Riga, has helped us to identify and
obtain important material >from printed sources. The contribution of Dr.
Peter Woerster of the Herder Institute is also much valued. We are also
grateful to the Jewish community of Dvinsk who has shared its memories and
family information with Mike Getz and the Latvia SIG in hopes that the
memories of the Jewish Familes of Latgale would be preserved.

Our volunteers have been unfailingly cheerful and generous with their time
and skills. A big thank you to Kathy Wolfson, Stanislav Gorbulev, Charles
Nam, Iris Sitkin, Max Michaelson, Robert Heyman, Felix Rabbinovich, Jeremy
Hodes, Malcolm Singer, Carmen Wiseman, Lorraine Bertelson and Maria Krane.
I think it would be fair to say that the sun did not set on the database
project as efforts were combined >from volunteers in the USA, Australia,
Israel, Europe the United Kingdom and South Africa.

The launch would not be complete without a special mention for the efforts of
Arlene Beare, the President of the Latvia SIG UK, the creator of the Riga
Stetlinks Resources page and the Moderator of the All Lavtvia News Group.
She masterminded the work that went on behind the scenes to bring us all the
wonderful Riga Lists including the major databases, the Riga Tax
Administration records and the Riga Police records. These are priceless
resources most generously donated on behalf of the Latvia SIG to the database
effort. This contribution will benefit not only those who presently seek
their Jewish heritage but those who will search in generations to come. Her
energy, determination and complete commitment to the cause of Jewish family
history is known to all who work with her.

I would also like to thank Mike Getz, the past President of the Latvia SIG,
who has given this project a wise and guiding hand over the past months. His
knowledge and experience plus the many friendships he has built up over the
years in Latvia have greatly benefited this project.

My personal thanks to the members of the Courland Research Steering
Committee, Dr. Paul Berkay, Dr. Martha Levinson Lev-Zion and Dr. Abraham
Lenhoff who have been involved in virtually every step of the various
projects. It has been the best possible team effort and also huge fun.

I leave the final thank you for our webmasters Michael Tobias and Warren
Blatt. When I learned that we had been offered their services by JewishGen
it was like winning the genealogical lottery twice. I am still in awe of
what they do. That they do it with such unfailing patience and good humour
is part of the magic.

Many, many thanks to all of you.
Constance Whippman [e-mailing >from London]
Co-Ordinator, All Latvia Database


Re: ALL LATVIA DATABASE is just waiting for you! #latvia

Maria Krane
 

Hell Fellow Courlanders and Latvians:
I happened per chance on the database this afternoon and wondered if I
had missed the great announcement of it's grand opening <grin>. I had some
hits for my Schuldiners (which of course was fabulous). You all did a great
job getting this up and running.
Maria Krane, Pembroke Pines, Florida USA
MariaKrane@aol.com
researching: SCHULDINER in Courland and Lithuania, KREIN in Vegery/Zagare
Lithuania, KATZ/RACHMAN/REMER/HOFFMAN >from Salakas, Lithuania, KERBEL/METZGER

from Kovno, Lithuania and HOFFMAN/RACHMAN >from Svir, Belarus.


Latvia SIG #Latvia Re: ALL LATVIA DATABASE is just waiting for you! #latvia

Maria Krane
 

Hell Fellow Courlanders and Latvians:
I happened per chance on the database this afternoon and wondered if I
had missed the great announcement of it's grand opening <grin>. I had some
hits for my Schuldiners (which of course was fabulous). You all did a great
job getting this up and running.
Maria Krane, Pembroke Pines, Florida USA
MariaKrane@aol.com
researching: SCHULDINER in Courland and Lithuania, KREIN in Vegery/Zagare
Lithuania, KATZ/RACHMAN/REMER/HOFFMAN >from Salakas, Lithuania, KERBEL/METZGER

from Kovno, Lithuania and HOFFMAN/RACHMAN >from Svir, Belarus.


Re: Bar Mitzvah Custom: Throwing sweets, nuts and raisins #general

Louise Goldstein <lgoldste@...>
 

James,

I don't know the origin of the custom but at my conservative synagoge we do
this for Bar and Bat Mitzva's and for Auf Ruf's (the shabbat preceding a
wedding). Generally we throw soft gel candies (kosher of course), but
occassionally the family involved provides chocolate kisses or something
else. The children in the congregation know this will happen and it's a
wonderful bribe to get them to shul. We throw the candy after the
blessings for the Haftorah, while singing "Siman Tov u'Mazel Tov." There
is then a mad dash by the children (all under the age of bar/bat mitzvah)
up to the bima to collect it all - and they do a marvelous job cleaning it
all up! Much of the candy ends up in Dad's (or Mom's) tallis bag and is
taken home and quietly thrown away. Some of it, I confess, is eaten by
some of the little old ladies rather than thrown.

The non-Jewish guests at these events are a little stunned, but then the
entire Shabbat service is a very different experience for them. They are
used to sitting still for an hour and then being done. At our eagalitarian
shul, if you come for the whole thing, you're there for at least three
hours, and that's not counting the kiddush after. We wouldn't dream of
sitting still for the whole time! Even those who don't get up to use the
bathroom or take a break in the lobby are conducting a quiet critique of
the translation in such and such a Torah, or an aggravating section in the
prayer book and so on. And the choreography of people going up and down
for aliyot and to read Torah and get blessed also means that there is a
lot of coming and going. I love the activity of the service, and the
candy-throwing is a wonderful way to bring in the next generation, with a
lot of affection. Some people find it disruptive and it is, for a brief
while, but we have no trouble getting back on track, mostly because
everyone then wants to hear the d'var of the bar/bat mitzvah.

I invite you all, when you visit Madison, Wisconsin, to stop by Beth Israel
Center for Shabbat or any other time. You will find yourself warmly
welcomed, with or without candy.

Louise Goldstein
Madison, Wisconsin


HIAS & Ethnic Bank records - Philadelphia, PA #general

JGLois@...
 

Posting this message on behalf of Selma Neubaurer who is having some
problem with sending her AOL mail.
------------------
There have been recent postings about a database developed by Nancy
Goodstein, a volunteer at LDS Family History Library in Salt Lake
City, which includes records held by the Philadelphia Jewish
Archives Center (PJAC) in Philadelphia, PA. Because I do not know
exactly what the FHL holds, or their reel numbers, the following is
what I think you are likely to find, and a brief history. The
Philadelphia HIAS records which were preserved were filmed by the
Mormons many years ago. Copies of the films were given to PJAC.
The films were sent to Salt Lake City with a restriction that the
films were not to be released to the local FHCs. In other words,
if you wanted to see the films of the HIAS records you had to come
to Philadelphia, PA or Salt Lake City, UT. Is this still true? I
don't know. PJAC has a web page explaining their collections. If
there are computers available to you in SLC, take a look at
>> http://www.libertynet.org/pjac <<
HIAS records:
- Arrivals to the port of Philadelphia - 1884-1921
- Indexes to Philadelphia port arrivals - 1884-1921
HIAS representatives were on the dock and tried to meet and
help the Jews who embarked >from the ships. If relatives were
there, most likely the passengers did not meet with the HIAS
representatives, so, of course, their names do not appear.
There is information in these records as to where the
immigrants were going -- they did not all stay in
Philadelphia. There are 2 sets of records, and once I wrote an
explanation for myself on how to use them. So, maybe the
following will help.
Passenger Arrival Records-Alphabetical - all "A's" together, etc.
Example: If you are searching the name "Berger", but don't know
when the person arrived, look under all the years for Bs. The
names are not in alphabetical order under "B"--all Bs are together.
Passenger Arrival Records-Chronological by Ship - By year - all
names in a particular year.
Example: If you are searching the name "Berger", and you think the
person arrived in 1903, look under 1903 for "Berger". The names
are not in any order, but are listed under the name of the ship.
- HIAS Naturalization Cards - c. 1910-1950
HIAS representatives went to Jewish homes trying to help the
immigrants with the naturalization process.
Ethnic/Immigrant Bank records or Passage Order Books. In the east
coast port cities, family run store front banks were established.
They began as places where the immigrants could deposit money to be
used to buy tickets (shifscarte) to bring over their families.
Eventually the banks became agents for the shipping lines. The
Passage Order Books have all or some of the following information:
date of purchase, passenger name and age, address they are coming
from, purchaser's name and address, name of ship, dates & ports of
departure and arrival, cost of ticket and how paid. Sometimes there
are 2 purchasers' names and addresses. Those of us who have
extensively used these records have concluded that one "purchaser"
was a "foosgeyer" (the person on walked the immigrant purchaser to
the bank and spoke for him). If you find info in these books, in
Philadelphia, you would immediately run to the Mid-Atlantic branch
of the National Archives to find the ship manifest. You can do
this in SLC by accessing the Philadelphia port ship manifests.
But, before you get your hopes up, just because tickets were
purchased does not mean that the immigrant used the tickets, or got
on another ship, or got sent home >from the port.
The Ethnic Bank records are:
- Blitzstein Bank
Index Cards and Books - June 1888-June 1902 & December 1903-
December 1930. This is the easiest set of records to use
because the index cards are in alphabetical order.
- Lipshutz or Peoples' Bank - 1906-1920 & 1923-1948
The index is interspersed on the roll of film.
- Rosenbaum Bank - 1894-1927
The indexes are handwritten in alphabetical order, i.e., all
the A's are together, all the B's, etc. The index may be at
the beginning of the reel, or partway through the reel. These
are difficult to use at PJAC because the boxes are poorly
marked. I do not know how the FHL has marked the boxes.
- Rosenbluth Bank - 1907-1926
I believe the index is at the beginning of the reel.
- Unidentified volumes - 1893, 1907-1910
I'm guessing that these reels are called "unidentified" on the
FHL films, but I believe they have been identified since the
filming as part of the Rosenbaum Bank records.
I refer you to articles written about the HIAS and bank records:
"Mein Bruder Haut Mir Geshikt a Shifscarte" by Harry Boonin, JGSP
"Chronicles" Spring 1991, Vol. X, #1.
"Opening the Door to the New World" by Robert Leiter, "Jewish
Exponent" (Philadelphia), July 13, 1984.
As you've probably guessed by now, these records are difficult
to use, but well worth the effort. They are a goldmine of
information. And yes, if you're thinking that some JGS group
should organize a project to computerize the records, you would be
right. Have a wonderful time in SLC. I'll miss you all.
Selma Neubauer
Philadelphia, PA USA
SelmaN@aol.com


Marriage on Friday #general

Paul Silverstone
 

Thanks to the many people who responded to my query about holding
a marriage ceremony Friday at 6 pm. I have no doubt that the
answer is that sundown came late in that northern latitude.
The invitation was reprinted in the paper, and I give it here for
those who might be interested:

Mr. and Mrs. T. Finkelstein
and
Mr. and Mrs. I. Rosen
request your presence at the celebration of the
marriage ceremony of
Moses Finkelstein to Sarah Rosen
To take place at the date and places following, viz:
Services and announcement of marriage on Saturday
morning, Aug. 23, 1890
at Synagogue, cor. King and Henry streets, commencing
at 9 o'clock.
Reception service at the house of Mr. S. Ripstein,
no. 606 Main Street.
Marriage ceremony at same Synagogue on Friday, Aug.
29 at 6 o'clock p.m.
Final reception at Broadway House on Sunday Aug 31,
commencing at 6,
to ll pm
Wedding presents will not be accepted.

Paul Silverstone

--
Paul Silverstone
New York

reply to: paulh@aya.yale.edu


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Bar Mitzvah Custom: Throwing sweets, nuts and raisins #general

Louise Goldstein <lgoldste@...>
 

James,

I don't know the origin of the custom but at my conservative synagoge we do
this for Bar and Bat Mitzva's and for Auf Ruf's (the shabbat preceding a
wedding). Generally we throw soft gel candies (kosher of course), but
occassionally the family involved provides chocolate kisses or something
else. The children in the congregation know this will happen and it's a
wonderful bribe to get them to shul. We throw the candy after the
blessings for the Haftorah, while singing "Siman Tov u'Mazel Tov." There
is then a mad dash by the children (all under the age of bar/bat mitzvah)
up to the bima to collect it all - and they do a marvelous job cleaning it
all up! Much of the candy ends up in Dad's (or Mom's) tallis bag and is
taken home and quietly thrown away. Some of it, I confess, is eaten by
some of the little old ladies rather than thrown.

The non-Jewish guests at these events are a little stunned, but then the
entire Shabbat service is a very different experience for them. They are
used to sitting still for an hour and then being done. At our eagalitarian
shul, if you come for the whole thing, you're there for at least three
hours, and that's not counting the kiddush after. We wouldn't dream of
sitting still for the whole time! Even those who don't get up to use the
bathroom or take a break in the lobby are conducting a quiet critique of
the translation in such and such a Torah, or an aggravating section in the
prayer book and so on. And the choreography of people going up and down
for aliyot and to read Torah and get blessed also means that there is a
lot of coming and going. I love the activity of the service, and the
candy-throwing is a wonderful way to bring in the next generation, with a
lot of affection. Some people find it disruptive and it is, for a brief
while, but we have no trouble getting back on track, mostly because
everyone then wants to hear the d'var of the bar/bat mitzvah.

I invite you all, when you visit Madison, Wisconsin, to stop by Beth Israel
Center for Shabbat or any other time. You will find yourself warmly
welcomed, with or without candy.

Louise Goldstein
Madison, Wisconsin


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen HIAS & Ethnic Bank records - Philadelphia, PA #general

JGLois@...
 

Posting this message on behalf of Selma Neubaurer who is having some
problem with sending her AOL mail.
------------------
There have been recent postings about a database developed by Nancy
Goodstein, a volunteer at LDS Family History Library in Salt Lake
City, which includes records held by the Philadelphia Jewish
Archives Center (PJAC) in Philadelphia, PA. Because I do not know
exactly what the FHL holds, or their reel numbers, the following is
what I think you are likely to find, and a brief history. The
Philadelphia HIAS records which were preserved were filmed by the
Mormons many years ago. Copies of the films were given to PJAC.
The films were sent to Salt Lake City with a restriction that the
films were not to be released to the local FHCs. In other words,
if you wanted to see the films of the HIAS records you had to come
to Philadelphia, PA or Salt Lake City, UT. Is this still true? I
don't know. PJAC has a web page explaining their collections. If
there are computers available to you in SLC, take a look at
>> http://www.libertynet.org/pjac <<
HIAS records:
- Arrivals to the port of Philadelphia - 1884-1921
- Indexes to Philadelphia port arrivals - 1884-1921
HIAS representatives were on the dock and tried to meet and
help the Jews who embarked >from the ships. If relatives were
there, most likely the passengers did not meet with the HIAS
representatives, so, of course, their names do not appear.
There is information in these records as to where the
immigrants were going -- they did not all stay in
Philadelphia. There are 2 sets of records, and once I wrote an
explanation for myself on how to use them. So, maybe the
following will help.
Passenger Arrival Records-Alphabetical - all "A's" together, etc.
Example: If you are searching the name "Berger", but don't know
when the person arrived, look under all the years for Bs. The
names are not in alphabetical order under "B"--all Bs are together.
Passenger Arrival Records-Chronological by Ship - By year - all
names in a particular year.
Example: If you are searching the name "Berger", and you think the
person arrived in 1903, look under 1903 for "Berger". The names
are not in any order, but are listed under the name of the ship.
- HIAS Naturalization Cards - c. 1910-1950
HIAS representatives went to Jewish homes trying to help the
immigrants with the naturalization process.
Ethnic/Immigrant Bank records or Passage Order Books. In the east
coast port cities, family run store front banks were established.
They began as places where the immigrants could deposit money to be
used to buy tickets (shifscarte) to bring over their families.
Eventually the banks became agents for the shipping lines. The
Passage Order Books have all or some of the following information:
date of purchase, passenger name and age, address they are coming
from, purchaser's name and address, name of ship, dates & ports of
departure and arrival, cost of ticket and how paid. Sometimes there
are 2 purchasers' names and addresses. Those of us who have
extensively used these records have concluded that one "purchaser"
was a "foosgeyer" (the person on walked the immigrant purchaser to
the bank and spoke for him). If you find info in these books, in
Philadelphia, you would immediately run to the Mid-Atlantic branch
of the National Archives to find the ship manifest. You can do
this in SLC by accessing the Philadelphia port ship manifests.
But, before you get your hopes up, just because tickets were
purchased does not mean that the immigrant used the tickets, or got
on another ship, or got sent home >from the port.
The Ethnic Bank records are:
- Blitzstein Bank
Index Cards and Books - June 1888-June 1902 & December 1903-
December 1930. This is the easiest set of records to use
because the index cards are in alphabetical order.
- Lipshutz or Peoples' Bank - 1906-1920 & 1923-1948
The index is interspersed on the roll of film.
- Rosenbaum Bank - 1894-1927
The indexes are handwritten in alphabetical order, i.e., all
the A's are together, all the B's, etc. The index may be at
the beginning of the reel, or partway through the reel. These
are difficult to use at PJAC because the boxes are poorly
marked. I do not know how the FHL has marked the boxes.
- Rosenbluth Bank - 1907-1926
I believe the index is at the beginning of the reel.
- Unidentified volumes - 1893, 1907-1910
I'm guessing that these reels are called "unidentified" on the
FHL films, but I believe they have been identified since the
filming as part of the Rosenbaum Bank records.
I refer you to articles written about the HIAS and bank records:
"Mein Bruder Haut Mir Geshikt a Shifscarte" by Harry Boonin, JGSP
"Chronicles" Spring 1991, Vol. X, #1.
"Opening the Door to the New World" by Robert Leiter, "Jewish
Exponent" (Philadelphia), July 13, 1984.
As you've probably guessed by now, these records are difficult
to use, but well worth the effort. They are a goldmine of
information. And yes, if you're thinking that some JGS group
should organize a project to computerize the records, you would be
right. Have a wonderful time in SLC. I'll miss you all.
Selma Neubauer
Philadelphia, PA USA
SelmaN@aol.com


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Marriage on Friday #general

Paul Silverstone
 

Thanks to the many people who responded to my query about holding
a marriage ceremony Friday at 6 pm. I have no doubt that the
answer is that sundown came late in that northern latitude.
The invitation was reprinted in the paper, and I give it here for
those who might be interested:

Mr. and Mrs. T. Finkelstein
and
Mr. and Mrs. I. Rosen
request your presence at the celebration of the
marriage ceremony of
Moses Finkelstein to Sarah Rosen
To take place at the date and places following, viz:
Services and announcement of marriage on Saturday
morning, Aug. 23, 1890
at Synagogue, cor. King and Henry streets, commencing
at 9 o'clock.
Reception service at the house of Mr. S. Ripstein,
no. 606 Main Street.
Marriage ceremony at same Synagogue on Friday, Aug.
29 at 6 o'clock p.m.
Final reception at Broadway House on Sunday Aug 31,
commencing at 6,
to ll pm
Wedding presents will not be accepted.

Paul Silverstone

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Paul Silverstone
New York

reply to: paulh@aya.yale.edu