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Re: Kazimierz #galicia

Alexander Sharon <a.sharon@...>
 

David Gurtler wrote in part: Has anyone ever heard of the name Kazimierz as
a first name?

Kazimierz is one of the most popular male Polish names. It is also known in
it's Latin version as Casimir. It was Polish King Kazimierz the Great who
invited Jews to Poland.


Alexander Sharon
mailto: a.sharon@...


Gesher Galicia SIG #Galicia Re: Kazimierz #galicia

Alexander Sharon <a.sharon@...>
 

David Gurtler wrote in part: Has anyone ever heard of the name Kazimierz as
a first name?

Kazimierz is one of the most popular male Polish names. It is also known in
it's Latin version as Casimir. It was Polish King Kazimierz the Great who
invited Jews to Poland.


Alexander Sharon
mailto: a.sharon@...


Judaica Foundation in Krakow #galicia

Peter Jassem <jassep@...>
 

JUDAICA FOUNDATION - CENTER FOR JEWISH CULTURE in Krakow

The Judaica Foundation led by Director Joachim S. Russek, began its activity
in 1991, five years after establishment of the Research Center on Jewish
History and Culture in Poland at the Jagiellonian University in Krakow.

In 1993 the Centre for Jewish Culture housed in 19th century prayer house in
Kazimierz, the former Jewish quarter of Krakow was inaugurated by the
Foundation. Among the founders of Judaica Foundation and the Center were
internationally recognized scholars >from Poland and abroad. The motto L'dor
v'dor (>from generation to generation) encapsulates the objectives of the
organization. It is to disseminate knowledge about the richness and
vitality of Jewish life in Poland as a key to understanding the true
dimension of the Holocaust and to protect the memory of centuries-old Jewish
presence in Poland. Other objectives relate to the current needs such as
preservation of Jewish heritage in Kazimierz, promotion of Polish-Jewish
dialogue and fighting any form of anti-Semitism, discrimination and
intolerance. The Center offers extensive and rich educational and cultural
programs including international conferences, lectures, and summer programs
for participants >from abroad, exhibitions, concerts and film screenings.
Among them a month-long annual Bayt Chadash (new house) program revolves
around the history of Jewish life in Poland. The Center receives
approximately 17,000 visitors >from all over the world each year including
such eminent guests as Simon Wiesenthal, Shimon Peres, Steven Spielberg and
Prince Philip. Many of you, who plan to go to Krakow, should visit the
Center and learn more about their heritage.

And those who'd like to help this wonderful initiative should know that a
tax-exempt-status society supporting the Foundation was recently established
in the U.S.A. To make a tax-deductible contribution make a cheque payable
to the American Friends of the Judaica Foundation in Cracow and send it to
the following address: Fundacja Judaica, 31-058 Krakow, ul. Meiselsa 17,
Poland.

Peter Jassem
jassep@...
Toronto, Canada

MODERATOR NOTE: The diacritical mark over the o in Krakow did not appear
correctly and was removed by the moderator.


Gesher Galicia SIG #Galicia Judaica Foundation in Krakow #galicia

Peter Jassem <jassep@...>
 

JUDAICA FOUNDATION - CENTER FOR JEWISH CULTURE in Krakow

The Judaica Foundation led by Director Joachim S. Russek, began its activity
in 1991, five years after establishment of the Research Center on Jewish
History and Culture in Poland at the Jagiellonian University in Krakow.

In 1993 the Centre for Jewish Culture housed in 19th century prayer house in
Kazimierz, the former Jewish quarter of Krakow was inaugurated by the
Foundation. Among the founders of Judaica Foundation and the Center were
internationally recognized scholars >from Poland and abroad. The motto L'dor
v'dor (>from generation to generation) encapsulates the objectives of the
organization. It is to disseminate knowledge about the richness and
vitality of Jewish life in Poland as a key to understanding the true
dimension of the Holocaust and to protect the memory of centuries-old Jewish
presence in Poland. Other objectives relate to the current needs such as
preservation of Jewish heritage in Kazimierz, promotion of Polish-Jewish
dialogue and fighting any form of anti-Semitism, discrimination and
intolerance. The Center offers extensive and rich educational and cultural
programs including international conferences, lectures, and summer programs
for participants >from abroad, exhibitions, concerts and film screenings.
Among them a month-long annual Bayt Chadash (new house) program revolves
around the history of Jewish life in Poland. The Center receives
approximately 17,000 visitors >from all over the world each year including
such eminent guests as Simon Wiesenthal, Shimon Peres, Steven Spielberg and
Prince Philip. Many of you, who plan to go to Krakow, should visit the
Center and learn more about their heritage.

And those who'd like to help this wonderful initiative should know that a
tax-exempt-status society supporting the Foundation was recently established
in the U.S.A. To make a tax-deductible contribution make a cheque payable
to the American Friends of the Judaica Foundation in Cracow and send it to
the following address: Fundacja Judaica, 31-058 Krakow, ul. Meiselsa 17,
Poland.

Peter Jassem
jassep@...
Toronto, Canada

MODERATOR NOTE: The diacritical mark over the o in Krakow did not appear
correctly and was removed by the moderator.


BEIDES and ELIAN #galicia

CAROLE401@...
 

I have discovered another name in my family research. The maiden name of my
paternal grandfather's mother was Beckie BEIDES. Her brother Adolph BEIDES
came to NY >from Austria and I am assuming that they were Galicians too. In
the 1920 census, Adolph is listed with wife Fannie, also >from Austria, and 5
children, Isidore (1907), Jennie (1910), Louis (1912), Dora (1913) and Morris
(1914). Does this sound familiar to anyone?

Also, rereading my grandfather's ship manifest again, under his name Lieb
ELIAN, it said that his father, Rubin ELIAN, lived in (I am not sure of the
spelling) Baldachowhau. Can anyone make sense of that town?

Carole Whitehead
Plainview, NY, USA
Reply to <Carole401@...>

researching ELIAN and BEIDES


Gesher Galicia SIG #Galicia BEIDES and ELIAN #galicia

CAROLE401@...
 

I have discovered another name in my family research. The maiden name of my
paternal grandfather's mother was Beckie BEIDES. Her brother Adolph BEIDES
came to NY >from Austria and I am assuming that they were Galicians too. In
the 1920 census, Adolph is listed with wife Fannie, also >from Austria, and 5
children, Isidore (1907), Jennie (1910), Louis (1912), Dora (1913) and Morris
(1914). Does this sound familiar to anyone?

Also, rereading my grandfather's ship manifest again, under his name Lieb
ELIAN, it said that his father, Rubin ELIAN, lived in (I am not sure of the
spelling) Baldachowhau. Can anyone make sense of that town?

Carole Whitehead
Plainview, NY, USA
Reply to <Carole401@...>

researching ELIAN and BEIDES


Brody #belarus

Ruth Hyman <rhyman@...>
 

I would like to thank everyone who responded to my question about Brody. I
now have maps, etc. and have learned some very interesting things.
Ruth Hyman
Rockville Centre, NY USA


Belarus SIG #Belarus Brody #belarus

Ruth Hyman <rhyman@...>
 

I would like to thank everyone who responded to my question about Brody. I
now have maps, etc. and have learned some very interesting things.
Ruth Hyman
Rockville Centre, NY USA


Re: Cemetery photos #belarus

Dick Plotz
 

A reminder to all who are asking for local help, whether with
cemeteries or with other local institutions: please include
the name of the locality where you are seeking help! I can
guess that the message below refers to Washington Cemetery in
Brooklyn and Mt Zion Cemetery in Queens, but pity the poor
volunteer who goes to the wrong cemetery and spends hours
looking for locations that don't exist there.

Dick Plotz
Providence RI USA

Gayle Schlissel Riley wrote:
If someone is going to these two cemeteries, in the near future
would they photograph the section posts for these to sections
--snip--

At Washington, Tarnobrzeg Dzikov Young Mens Assoc. is listed as
being at section 2, post 195.

At Mt. Zion is listed Tarnobrzecer Fraven Kranken Unt. Verein at
path 16 left, gate 10.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Cemetery photos #general

Dick Plotz
 

A reminder to all who are asking for local help, whether with
cemeteries or with other local institutions: please include
the name of the locality where you are seeking help! I can
guess that the message below refers to Washington Cemetery in
Brooklyn and Mt Zion Cemetery in Queens, but pity the poor
volunteer who goes to the wrong cemetery and spends hours
looking for locations that don't exist there.

Dick Plotz
Providence RI USA

Gayle Schlissel Riley wrote:
If someone is going to these two cemeteries, in the near future
would they photograph the section posts for these to sections
--snip--

At Washington, Tarnobrzeg Dzikov Young Mens Assoc. is listed as
being at section 2, post 195.

At Mt. Zion is listed Tarnobrzecer Fraven Kranken Unt. Verein at
path 16 left, gate 10.


Orlando Florida Meeting Notice #general

SSeckbach
 

The next meeting of the JGSGO will be
Tuesday September 9th
7:00pm
JCC Senior Lounge
Speaker Gene Starnes
Topic: History of JGSGO and Jewish Genealogy.

Sseckbach@...
Sim Seckbach
Sseckbach@...


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Orlando Florida Meeting Notice #general

SSeckbach
 

The next meeting of the JGSGO will be
Tuesday September 9th
7:00pm
JCC Senior Lounge
Speaker Gene Starnes
Topic: History of JGSGO and Jewish Genealogy.

Sseckbach@...
Sim Seckbach
Sseckbach@...


Re: Very Young Marriages #general

Al Yellon <tvdirector@...>
 

Martha Lev-Zion wrote in message <39B759C0.36A3E6E2@...>...
Randi Jaspan wrote:
We have come across in our family tree what seems to be incredibly
young ages of marriage in the 1800's. It seems inconsistant with
the "norm" at the time. The ages would have been about 12-14 for females,
and around 15 for males. Has anyone else found this to be the confirmed
case in their family research? >>

Not in my family. However, in reviewing and databasing Archival records
from Herder Institute microfilms that the Courland Research Group
purchased, I have come across an enormous number of 15 year old fathers
and 12 - 15 year old mothers. The material dates >from 1798 to 1804 from
what is now present day Latvia.
There is a legend in my family, and I do believe it to be true, that the
earliest ancestors (who we can trace) married at the age of 17 (male) and
13 (female) in around 1830.

Al Yellon


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Very Young Marriages #general

Al Yellon <tvdirector@...>
 

Martha Lev-Zion wrote in message <39B759C0.36A3E6E2@...>...
Randi Jaspan wrote:
We have come across in our family tree what seems to be incredibly
young ages of marriage in the 1800's. It seems inconsistant with
the "norm" at the time. The ages would have been about 12-14 for females,
and around 15 for males. Has anyone else found this to be the confirmed
case in their family research? >>

Not in my family. However, in reviewing and databasing Archival records
from Herder Institute microfilms that the Courland Research Group
purchased, I have come across an enormous number of 15 year old fathers
and 12 - 15 year old mothers. The material dates >from 1798 to 1804 from
what is now present day Latvia.
There is a legend in my family, and I do believe it to be true, that the
earliest ancestors (who we can trace) married at the age of 17 (male) and
13 (female) in around 1830.

Al Yellon


Re: Age at Marriage #general

Judith Romney Wegner
 

I read a comment in the Amsterdam Notary that Jewish marriages were
allowed but could not be consumated until the bride reached the age
of consent- which was then 12 years.

Sally Bruckheimer
Yes, as we have discussed many times before on this list, between twelve
and twelve and a half was the age prescribed in the Mishnah for handing the
betrothed girl over to the husband for consummation -- and that is still
technically the rule of Jewish law -- though it is not usually followed
nowadays because most Jews today live in countries that have enacted
minimum age for a girl's marriage as not less than 16 years.

Judith Romney Wegner
jrw@...


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Age at Marriage #general

Judith Romney Wegner
 

I read a comment in the Amsterdam Notary that Jewish marriages were
allowed but could not be consumated until the bride reached the age
of consent- which was then 12 years.

Sally Bruckheimer
Yes, as we have discussed many times before on this list, between twelve
and twelve and a half was the age prescribed in the Mishnah for handing the
betrothed girl over to the husband for consummation -- and that is still
technically the rule of Jewish law -- though it is not usually followed
nowadays because most Jews today live in countries that have enacted
minimum age for a girl's marriage as not less than 16 years.

Judith Romney Wegner
jrw@...


Re: First Name "Yehafet" #general

Judith Romney Wegner
 

Len asked:
Just wonder about a man's name - Yaphet - is there a precedent for that?
I'm not sure what you mean by a precedent, but Yaphet is the original
Hebrew name rendered as "Japhet" in transliteration. He was one of the
sons of Noah in the "myth of origins" (I use the term technically) found
in Genesis. The Biblical "anthropology" presents Shem as the ancestor of
the Semites (Israelites, Arabs, etc.) Ham of the Hamites (black Africans),
and Japhet of the Caucasian race.

Judith Romney Wegner
Providence, RI


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: First Name "Yehafet" #general

Judith Romney Wegner
 

Len asked:
Just wonder about a man's name - Yaphet - is there a precedent for that?
I'm not sure what you mean by a precedent, but Yaphet is the original
Hebrew name rendered as "Japhet" in transliteration. He was one of the
sons of Noah in the "myth of origins" (I use the term technically) found
in Genesis. The Biblical "anthropology" presents Shem as the ancestor of
the Semites (Israelites, Arabs, etc.) Ham of the Hamites (black Africans),
and Japhet of the Caucasian race.

Judith Romney Wegner
Providence, RI


Genealogical Society of Tampa Bay, Meeting, Sunday, September 10 #general

Baron, Mark A (FL51) <mark.a.baron@...>
 

Jewish Genealogical Society of Tampa Bay
Meeting Sunday, September 10

The Jewish Genealogical Society of Tampa Bay will meet at Gulf Coast
Jewish Family Services, 14041 Icot Blvd., Clearwater, Florida on Sunday,
September 10, 2000 at 2:00 P.M. The speaker will be Joy Katzen-Guthrie,
lecturer and Cantorial Soloist of Temple B'Nai Israel, Clearwater. Her
topic will be "The Jews of China: Silk Road to Present." Joy is an expert
on the rich and moving history of Jews in China, and she leads historical
tours to China exploring Jewish history.

She will discuss the connection and commonalities between two ancient
cultures with a discussion of the Jews of China >from the Lost Tribes to
the modern era. There will be a discussion of the Lost Tribes in China
and the tangible evidence of their once-thriving presence in this ancient
land.

We are pleased to announce that Cantor William Hauben will be available at
this meeting to provide free translation services to members. Cantor
Hauben is able to translate Polish, Yiddish, Hebrew, German and Italian.
Bring any documents and letters with which you need help.

We will also have our regular beginners' workshop at this meeting.

Translation service and the beginners' workshop are scheduled for 1:30
P.M. The main program will begin at 2:00 P.M.

There is NO CHARGE for attending the meeting!

We will also be collecting voluntary donations of canned and
non-perishable food to give to the Gulf Coast Jewish Family Services
Center "Food Pantry", (which provides food to needy families) as a token
of our appreciation for the use of their facility.

For further information or detailed directions to our meeting, feel free
to contact me.

Mark Baron
President
mark_baron@...
(727) 842-5789 (home)
(727) 539-4521 (office)

P.S. Because of the Holidays, there will be no meeting in October.

The Jewish Genealogical Society of Tampa Bay is proud to be one of the 70+
member organizations of the International Association of Jewish
Genealogical Societies.


Yizkor book project #general

Joyce Field <jfield@...>
 

Dear JewishGenners,

August report for the Yizkor Book Project.

Despite vacations, hot weather, family responsibilities, etc. our
donors and our volunteer staff have come through again for a
spectacular month of achievements. Please check out our web site at
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/translations.html

New books online: 7, for a total of 236
Updated books: 15

New Books

Drogobych,Ukr
Drohiczhn, Belarus
Glinyany, Ukr: Megiles Gline
Oswiecim, Poland
Plotz, Poland
Rozniatow, Ukraine
Stropkov, Slovakia: unpublished manuscript

Updated Books


Belchatow, Poland
Buchach, Ukr
Bukowina
Chortkov, Ukr
Dokshitzy, Belarus
Dunapentele,Hungary
Dzialoszyce, Poland
Goniadz, Poland
Gorodets, Belarus
Marghita, Romania
Molchadz, Belarus
Piaski, Belarus
Przemsyl, Poland
Rokiskis, Lith
Staszow, Poland

Yizkor Book Fundraising Projects that need your financial support
are at http://www.JewishGen.org/JewishGen-erosity/YizkorTrans.html.
Please remember to include a donation to JewishGen for operational
expenses. At no cost to the project, JewishGen provides
infrastructure and administrative support that makes the Yizkor Book
Project possible. There are costs to an Internet presence!!!

Bolekhov, Ukraine
Buchach, Ukraine
Chelm, Poland
Czyzew, Poland
Dokshitsy, Belarus
Drogichin, Belarus
Gargzdai, Lithuania
Goniadz, Poland
Gorodenka, Ukraine
Gorodok, Ukraine
Grodno, Belarus
Krynki, Poland
Lancut, Poland
Moravia
Przemysl, Poland
Pulawy, Poland
Rozhnyatov, Ukraine
Rzeszow, Poland
Slutsk, Belarus
Sochaczew, Poland
Stawiski, Poland
Telekhany, Belarus
Wolbrom, Poland
Yedintsy, Moldova

If you haven't seen the Drohiczhn, Belarus yizkor book presentation
at http://www.JewishGen.org/yizkor/Drohichyn/Drogichin.html, please
see it now. This is our first side by side English/Yiddish
presentation. As I mentioned a few weeks ago, I doubt that we can
replicate this effort soon again; however, we are justly proud of
this site, as you must realize.

Joyce Field
Yizkor Book Project Manager
jfield@...