Date   

Moishe JAFFE of Rokiskis #general

Rosalind
 

Dear Genners,
Moishe JAFFE of Rokiskis was the youngest son of Meir HaCohen Katz.
He was a big business man per the little we know about him.
Does anyone know of his descendants?
Thanks
Ros Romem


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Moishe JAFFE of Rokiskis #general

Rosalind
 

Dear Genners,
Moishe JAFFE of Rokiskis was the youngest son of Meir HaCohen Katz.
He was a big business man per the little we know about him.
Does anyone know of his descendants?
Thanks
Ros Romem


Zvi Hirsh RABINOWITZ #general

Rosalind
 

Dear Genners,
Does anyone know the descendants of Zvi Hirsh RABINOWITZ.
He was the son of Meir HaCohen KATZ , born about 1830 and died in early 1900s.
He edited a Jewish Russian journal in St Petersburg and wrote books of a
scientific nature.
His sibs were not Rabinowitz and are accounted for, Just descendants please.
Thanks
Ros Romem
Jerusalem


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Zvi Hirsh RABINOWITZ #general

Rosalind
 

Dear Genners,
Does anyone know the descendants of Zvi Hirsh RABINOWITZ.
He was the son of Meir HaCohen KATZ , born about 1830 and died in early 1900s.
He edited a Jewish Russian journal in St Petersburg and wrote books of a
scientific nature.
His sibs were not Rabinowitz and are accounted for, Just descendants please.
Thanks
Ros Romem
Jerusalem


JFRA Israel - Tel Aviv - Tues. March 9 #general

Schelly Dardashti <dardasht@...>
 

REMINDER: JFRA Tel Aviv Hebrew - Tuesday, March 9

JFRA Tel Aviv Hebrew invites all JFRA members and friends to its next
meeting (Hebrew program). Please make plans to attend this interesting
program, and welcome our expert speaker.

JFRA Tel Aviv Hebrew
7.30 pm,Tuesday, March 9

Daniel Wagner:
"The delights of Jewish genealogy: Family legends and long-forgotten
'tsuris.'"

Danny Wagner has researched his Polish roots since 1995, and has authored 10
genealogical papers. He is a co-chair of the 24th International Conference
of Jewish Genealogy to be held July 4-9 in Jerusalem, and is a member of the
Israel Genealogical Society.

Danny is a member of the JRI-Poland Board, the coordinator of the Grodzisk
Mazowiecki Archive Project, the Zdunska Wola JRI Shtetl co-op coordinator/
town leader, and chairman of the Organization of Former Residents of Zdunska
Wola in Israel.

He is Professor of Materials Science at the Weizmann Institute in Rehovot,
and has authored 145 scientific papers.

Downstairs library
Beit Shalom, Rehov Shir 2, Tel Aviv
Info/directions/reservations:
Chair Hinda Solomon, hinda@..., or 050-247432.
Admission:
JFRA members and Beit Shalom residents, no charge; others, NIS 15.

Schelly Talalay Dardashti
JFRA Israel, president
dardasht@...
schelly@...


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen JFRA Israel - Tel Aviv - Tues. March 9 #general

Schelly Dardashti <dardasht@...>
 

REMINDER: JFRA Tel Aviv Hebrew - Tuesday, March 9

JFRA Tel Aviv Hebrew invites all JFRA members and friends to its next
meeting (Hebrew program). Please make plans to attend this interesting
program, and welcome our expert speaker.

JFRA Tel Aviv Hebrew
7.30 pm,Tuesday, March 9

Daniel Wagner:
"The delights of Jewish genealogy: Family legends and long-forgotten
'tsuris.'"

Danny Wagner has researched his Polish roots since 1995, and has authored 10
genealogical papers. He is a co-chair of the 24th International Conference
of Jewish Genealogy to be held July 4-9 in Jerusalem, and is a member of the
Israel Genealogical Society.

Danny is a member of the JRI-Poland Board, the coordinator of the Grodzisk
Mazowiecki Archive Project, the Zdunska Wola JRI Shtetl co-op coordinator/
town leader, and chairman of the Organization of Former Residents of Zdunska
Wola in Israel.

He is Professor of Materials Science at the Weizmann Institute in Rehovot,
and has authored 145 scientific papers.

Downstairs library
Beit Shalom, Rehov Shir 2, Tel Aviv
Info/directions/reservations:
Chair Hinda Solomon, hinda@..., or 050-247432.
Admission:
JFRA members and Beit Shalom residents, no charge; others, NIS 15.

Schelly Talalay Dardashti
JFRA Israel, president
dardasht@...
schelly@...


Phila. Resources for Genealogy #general

JGLois@...
 

To Philadelphia area residents and visitors:

As part of a series of talks available to the public, on March 24, 2004, at
noon, Don Davis and Joan Rosen are offering a revised, amended update of the
presentation they gave in July 2003 at the IAJGS conference in Washington,
DC. Retitled < The Philadelphia Jewish Archives Center and Other Resources
for Jewish Genealogy in the Philadelphia Area >, the talks should run between
one and a half and two hours. The presentation will take place at
Mid-Atlantic Branch of the National Archives, 900 Market Street, Philadelphia.

Reservations are required, and there is a $5.00 fee. Call 215-601-0100.
For further information e-mail: archives@...

Don Davis is Head Archivist at PJAC; Joan Rosen is Program VP of the JGS of
Greater Philadelphia..

Lois Sernoff [JGSGP]


JFRA Israel - Ra'anana - Wed., March 10 #general

Schelly Dardashti <dardasht@...>
 

REMINDER: JFRA Ra'anana - Wednesday, March 10

JFRA Ra'anana invites all JFRA members and friends to its next meeting.

JFRA Ra'anana
7.30 pm, Wednesday, March 10

"Research and Roots" evening:
1. Work hands-on with some essential Jewish genealogy reference books
(remember to bring pencil and paper to take notes!)
2. Share research problems with JFRA members
3. Ask questions of JFRA experts.

Beit Fisher, 5 Klausner St., Ra'anana.

Info/directions:
Chair Ingrid Rockberger, ingrid@..., or 09-745-0456.
JFRA members, NIS 5; others NIS 15.

---
Schelly Talalay Dardashti
President, JFRA Israel
dardasht@...


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Phila. Resources for Genealogy #general

JGLois@...
 

To Philadelphia area residents and visitors:

As part of a series of talks available to the public, on March 24, 2004, at
noon, Don Davis and Joan Rosen are offering a revised, amended update of the
presentation they gave in July 2003 at the IAJGS conference in Washington,
DC. Retitled < The Philadelphia Jewish Archives Center and Other Resources
for Jewish Genealogy in the Philadelphia Area >, the talks should run between
one and a half and two hours. The presentation will take place at
Mid-Atlantic Branch of the National Archives, 900 Market Street, Philadelphia.

Reservations are required, and there is a $5.00 fee. Call 215-601-0100.
For further information e-mail: archives@...

Don Davis is Head Archivist at PJAC; Joan Rosen is Program VP of the JGS of
Greater Philadelphia..

Lois Sernoff [JGSGP]


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen JFRA Israel - Ra'anana - Wed., March 10 #general

Schelly Dardashti <dardasht@...>
 

REMINDER: JFRA Ra'anana - Wednesday, March 10

JFRA Ra'anana invites all JFRA members and friends to its next meeting.

JFRA Ra'anana
7.30 pm, Wednesday, March 10

"Research and Roots" evening:
1. Work hands-on with some essential Jewish genealogy reference books
(remember to bring pencil and paper to take notes!)
2. Share research problems with JFRA members
3. Ask questions of JFRA experts.

Beit Fisher, 5 Klausner St., Ra'anana.

Info/directions:
Chair Ingrid Rockberger, ingrid@..., or 09-745-0456.
JFRA members, NIS 5; others NIS 15.

---
Schelly Talalay Dardashti
President, JFRA Israel
dardasht@...


March meeting of the JGS of Bergen County, New Jersey #general

Edward Rosenbaum <erosenbaum@...>
 

Just a quick reminder... The Jewish Genealogical Society of Bergen
County will be having its next meeting on Sunday, March 14th. Estelle
Guzik will be speaking on Naturalization Records. The lecture will
include a discussion of HIAS (Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society) , and the
IRO (Industrial Removal Office). The main meeting starts at 2PM and is
held at the JCC on the Palisades in Tenafly. The JCC of the Palisades
is located at 401 East Clinton Avenue in Tenafly. Their phone number is
201-569-7900.

Meetings start with a schmooze session at 12:30 at the offices of
Avotaynu in Bergenfield. Avotaynu has a 400-book library about Jewish
genealogy and the Holocaust which you can browse. The purpose of the
schmooze session is to ask questions about that can advance your
personal research. Do you have any brick walls that are slowing your
research? Perhaps other members of JGSBCNJ can help you. If you are
interested in attending the schmooze session, please call the offices of
Avotaynu (201-387-7200) a few days before to insure that that there has
not been change in plans.

If you need directions, go to our homepage at
http://erosenbaum.netfirms.com/jgsbc/

* * * About Estelle Guzik * * *
Estelle M. Guzik, compiler and editor of the recently published
Genealogical Resources in New York, served as President of the Jewish
Genealogical Society, Inc., >from 1996 to 2001 and Vice-President >from
1985-1990.

Estelle has been a member of the JGS almost >from its inception in 1977.
She served as editor of the JGS' Resources for Jewish Genealogy in the
New York Area in 1985, Genealogical Resources in the New York
Metropolitan Area, published in 1989, and is a frequent contributor to
Dorot, the JGS newsletter and other genealogical publications. The 1989
edition of Genealogical Resources in the New York Metropolitan Area was
selected by the New York Public Library, Research Libraries, as the
best reference book of that year. During her term as president, the JGS
completed a project cataloging over 10,000 landsmanshaftn, synagogues,
family circles, labor unions and other Jewish organizations with
cemetery plots in New York-New Jersey cemeteries. She coordinated the
creation of an award-winning database - the work of over 100 volunteers
of the JGS, the German Genealogy Group and the Italian Genealogy Group -
that computerized the index to over 253,000 naturalization records filed
in the Kings County Clerk's Office, 1907-1924. The result of these
efforts can be found on the JGS' website (www.jgsny.org), created during
her tenure. Estelle has a B.A. in political science >from Brooklyn
College and a master's degree in urban planning >from Hunter College. She
served as director of compliance for the U.S. Department of Housing and
Urban Development, and was formerly staff director to the Federal
Regional Council in New York. Estelle began to research her own family
history in 1970 when she realized she did not know the names of aunts,
uncles and cousins killed in the Holocaust.

Signed copies of her book will be available for purchase at the meeting.

* * * Upcoming meetings * * *
April 18: Arnie Lang will talk about Searching Ellis Island Online
Records.

* * * Membership * * *
January marks the beginning of our new membership year. If you are not
already a member for 2003, please consider joining. If you have been a
member in the past, please renew your membership. Membership in the JGS
of Bergen County entitles you to submit questions to our 'ask the
experts' column of our newsletter, 'The Gatherers'. In addition,
members can borrow selected books and tapes >from our 400 book library.
Please start your membership by mailing a tax deductible check for $20
($25 for couples) to

JGS of Bergen County
c/o Edward Rosenbaum
135 Chestnut Ridge Road
Montvale, NJ 07645

Or if you wish to pay by credit card, please go to
http://erosenbaum.netfirms.com/jgsbc/, and click on 'Membership
information'.
* * *

Sincerely,
Edward L. Rosenbaum
JGS of Bergen County, NJ

About the JGS of Bergen county

We are an organization of Jewish genealogists who are enjoying the
growing pastime of tracing our families' roots back to the Old Country
and collecting records of our family, some of them hundreds of years
old. The Jewish Genealogical Society of Bergen County is one of over 70
member organizations of the International Association of Jewish
Genealogical Societies.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen March meeting of the JGS of Bergen County, New Jersey #general

Edward Rosenbaum <erosenbaum@...>
 

Just a quick reminder... The Jewish Genealogical Society of Bergen
County will be having its next meeting on Sunday, March 14th. Estelle
Guzik will be speaking on Naturalization Records. The lecture will
include a discussion of HIAS (Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society) , and the
IRO (Industrial Removal Office). The main meeting starts at 2PM and is
held at the JCC on the Palisades in Tenafly. The JCC of the Palisades
is located at 401 East Clinton Avenue in Tenafly. Their phone number is
201-569-7900.

Meetings start with a schmooze session at 12:30 at the offices of
Avotaynu in Bergenfield. Avotaynu has a 400-book library about Jewish
genealogy and the Holocaust which you can browse. The purpose of the
schmooze session is to ask questions about that can advance your
personal research. Do you have any brick walls that are slowing your
research? Perhaps other members of JGSBCNJ can help you. If you are
interested in attending the schmooze session, please call the offices of
Avotaynu (201-387-7200) a few days before to insure that that there has
not been change in plans.

If you need directions, go to our homepage at
http://erosenbaum.netfirms.com/jgsbc/

* * * About Estelle Guzik * * *
Estelle M. Guzik, compiler and editor of the recently published
Genealogical Resources in New York, served as President of the Jewish
Genealogical Society, Inc., >from 1996 to 2001 and Vice-President >from
1985-1990.

Estelle has been a member of the JGS almost >from its inception in 1977.
She served as editor of the JGS' Resources for Jewish Genealogy in the
New York Area in 1985, Genealogical Resources in the New York
Metropolitan Area, published in 1989, and is a frequent contributor to
Dorot, the JGS newsletter and other genealogical publications. The 1989
edition of Genealogical Resources in the New York Metropolitan Area was
selected by the New York Public Library, Research Libraries, as the
best reference book of that year. During her term as president, the JGS
completed a project cataloging over 10,000 landsmanshaftn, synagogues,
family circles, labor unions and other Jewish organizations with
cemetery plots in New York-New Jersey cemeteries. She coordinated the
creation of an award-winning database - the work of over 100 volunteers
of the JGS, the German Genealogy Group and the Italian Genealogy Group -
that computerized the index to over 253,000 naturalization records filed
in the Kings County Clerk's Office, 1907-1924. The result of these
efforts can be found on the JGS' website (www.jgsny.org), created during
her tenure. Estelle has a B.A. in political science >from Brooklyn
College and a master's degree in urban planning >from Hunter College. She
served as director of compliance for the U.S. Department of Housing and
Urban Development, and was formerly staff director to the Federal
Regional Council in New York. Estelle began to research her own family
history in 1970 when she realized she did not know the names of aunts,
uncles and cousins killed in the Holocaust.

Signed copies of her book will be available for purchase at the meeting.

* * * Upcoming meetings * * *
April 18: Arnie Lang will talk about Searching Ellis Island Online
Records.

* * * Membership * * *
January marks the beginning of our new membership year. If you are not
already a member for 2003, please consider joining. If you have been a
member in the past, please renew your membership. Membership in the JGS
of Bergen County entitles you to submit questions to our 'ask the
experts' column of our newsletter, 'The Gatherers'. In addition,
members can borrow selected books and tapes >from our 400 book library.
Please start your membership by mailing a tax deductible check for $20
($25 for couples) to

JGS of Bergen County
c/o Edward Rosenbaum
135 Chestnut Ridge Road
Montvale, NJ 07645

Or if you wish to pay by credit card, please go to
http://erosenbaum.netfirms.com/jgsbc/, and click on 'Membership
information'.
* * *

Sincerely,
Edward L. Rosenbaum
JGS of Bergen County, NJ

About the JGS of Bergen county

We are an organization of Jewish genealogists who are enjoying the
growing pastime of tracing our families' roots back to the Old Country
and collecting records of our family, some of them hundreds of years
old. The Jewish Genealogical Society of Bergen County is one of over 70
member organizations of the International Association of Jewish
Genealogical Societies.


J'lem Post genealogy article, Mar 7, 2004 - About Jewish gen. month & more #general

Bernard Kouchel <koosh@...>
 

It's All Relative: Springing ahead
by Schelly Talalay Dardashti
Mar. 7, 2004

In her newest column, Schelly talks about Jewish Genealogy Month, travelling
to ancestral shtetls with JewishGen and two very special events in Israel
during March.

http://www.jpost.com/servlet/Satellite?pagename=JPost/JPArticle/Printer&cid=
1078632828603
or
http://www.jpost.com/
Jewish World/It's All Relative
or
http://tinyurl.com/2aqgs
--
Bernard Kouchel
koosh@...


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen J'lem Post genealogy article, Mar 7, 2004 - About Jewish gen. month & more #general

Bernard Kouchel <koosh@...>
 

It's All Relative: Springing ahead
by Schelly Talalay Dardashti
Mar. 7, 2004

In her newest column, Schelly talks about Jewish Genealogy Month, travelling
to ancestral shtetls with JewishGen and two very special events in Israel
during March.

http://www.jpost.com/servlet/Satellite?pagename=JPost/JPArticle/Printer&cid=
1078632828603
or
http://www.jpost.com/
Jewish World/It's All Relative
or
http://tinyurl.com/2aqgs
--
Bernard Kouchel
koosh@...


Kremenets Yizkor Book Update on-line #general

Ronald D. Doctor <rondoctor@...>
 

I am pleased to report that another installment of the Kremenets
(Ukraine) Yizkor Book translation has been posted on the JewishGen
Yizkor Book Translation Project website
(http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/kremenets/kremenets.html). This
translation is for "Pinkas Kremenets", edited by A.S. Stein, published
in 1854 by the Organization of Kremenets Emigrants. The new translation
covers the following sections:

* Legends and place names on the contour and street maps of
Kremenets and surrounding area;
* Within the Book (Introduction), pp. 7 - 8;
* Translation of the document, ">from the Kremenets Castle books of
16 April 1753", pp. 42 -43;
* Addendum 3: The Magid >from Kremenets, R' Yakov Yisrael, son of
Tsvi ha'Levi, pp. 43 - 45;
* Addendum 4: The troubles of the unregistered in Kremenets, p. 45;
* Chapters in the History of Kremenets Jewry, pp. 46 - 65;
* Zionism, Pioneering & Emigration, pp. 112 - 126, 130.

We also have added scanned photographs appearing within these pages:

* "Zion Youth" group members 1912, p. 47
* The Youth Committee for Helping the Refugees, 1916, p. 54
* Zionist documents, p. 113
* Zionist Activists, 1929, p. 115
* Movie Day for Keren Kayemet l' Yisrael, 1929, p. 115
* Petition of the League for a Working Israel against closing
immigration, p. 116
* The Zionist Library, p. 116
* The "HaKhaluts" Hakhshara (training group) Branch, p. 119
* HaKhaluts HaTsair, Kremenets, 1925

In addition, we have updated the Table of Contents, Table of Figures,
Schedule of Additions, Translation Acknowledgements, Endnotes,
Bibliography, and Name Index. The Name Index now includes 951 names
extracted >from the Yizkor Book.

Our volunteers now have completed translation of 211 of 271 Hebrew pages
from this Yizkor Book. The other 60 Hebrew pages are in the translation
process. However, only 10 out of 179 Yiddish pages >from this book have
been translated. We desperately need volunteers who can translate
Yiddish. If you can help, please contact me at rondoctor@....

Your tax-deductible donations also would be much appreciated. Go to ...

http://www.jewishgen.org/JewishGen-erosity/YizkorTrans.html

and scroll down to the Kremenets donation listing.

And, for more information about activities of the Kremenets Yizkor Book
Translation Project and the Kremenets Shtetl CO-OP/Jewish Records
Indexing - Poland, go to the Kremenets ShtetLinks website
(http://www.shtetlinks.jewishgen.org/Kremenets/).

Ron Doctor
Co-Coordinator, Kremenets Yizkor Book Translation Project


1920s Bronx Business, Hecht & Pitofsky #general

Mara Fein <maraharv@...>
 

Apparently my great uncles owned a business that I believe manufactured
clothing at 914 Simpson Street in the Bronx and called Hecht & Pitofsky.

Does anyone know how I could locate the records for that business? I assume
the personal information on tax records would be informative.

Mara Fein
Los Angeles
maraharv@...

Searching surnames: HECHT(Galicia or Silesia), WEINSTEIN (Austria, Russia),
KNOBLER (Austria), GLASSBERG (Austria), LIEBLER, KATZ (Galicia or Silesia),
KLUBKNIK (Russia), GORDON (Kharkiv, Hartford & Holyoke), GOODER
(KIEV),FRIEDMAN/FREEDMAN (Hartford, Dayton & Russia), GOLDMAN (Hartford,
BRAUNHOLTZ, MCCULLOUGH (Hartford), SWEENEY (Hartford)


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Kremenets Yizkor Book Update on-line #general

Ronald D. Doctor <rondoctor@...>
 

I am pleased to report that another installment of the Kremenets
(Ukraine) Yizkor Book translation has been posted on the JewishGen
Yizkor Book Translation Project website
(http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/kremenets/kremenets.html). This
translation is for "Pinkas Kremenets", edited by A.S. Stein, published
in 1854 by the Organization of Kremenets Emigrants. The new translation
covers the following sections:

* Legends and place names on the contour and street maps of
Kremenets and surrounding area;
* Within the Book (Introduction), pp. 7 - 8;
* Translation of the document, ">from the Kremenets Castle books of
16 April 1753", pp. 42 -43;
* Addendum 3: The Magid >from Kremenets, R' Yakov Yisrael, son of
Tsvi ha'Levi, pp. 43 - 45;
* Addendum 4: The troubles of the unregistered in Kremenets, p. 45;
* Chapters in the History of Kremenets Jewry, pp. 46 - 65;
* Zionism, Pioneering & Emigration, pp. 112 - 126, 130.

We also have added scanned photographs appearing within these pages:

* "Zion Youth" group members 1912, p. 47
* The Youth Committee for Helping the Refugees, 1916, p. 54
* Zionist documents, p. 113
* Zionist Activists, 1929, p. 115
* Movie Day for Keren Kayemet l' Yisrael, 1929, p. 115
* Petition of the League for a Working Israel against closing
immigration, p. 116
* The Zionist Library, p. 116
* The "HaKhaluts" Hakhshara (training group) Branch, p. 119
* HaKhaluts HaTsair, Kremenets, 1925

In addition, we have updated the Table of Contents, Table of Figures,
Schedule of Additions, Translation Acknowledgements, Endnotes,
Bibliography, and Name Index. The Name Index now includes 951 names
extracted >from the Yizkor Book.

Our volunteers now have completed translation of 211 of 271 Hebrew pages
from this Yizkor Book. The other 60 Hebrew pages are in the translation
process. However, only 10 out of 179 Yiddish pages >from this book have
been translated. We desperately need volunteers who can translate
Yiddish. If you can help, please contact me at rondoctor@....

Your tax-deductible donations also would be much appreciated. Go to ...

http://www.jewishgen.org/JewishGen-erosity/YizkorTrans.html

and scroll down to the Kremenets donation listing.

And, for more information about activities of the Kremenets Yizkor Book
Translation Project and the Kremenets Shtetl CO-OP/Jewish Records
Indexing - Poland, go to the Kremenets ShtetLinks website
(http://www.shtetlinks.jewishgen.org/Kremenets/).

Ron Doctor
Co-Coordinator, Kremenets Yizkor Book Translation Project


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen 1920s Bronx Business, Hecht & Pitofsky #general

Mara Fein <maraharv@...>
 

Apparently my great uncles owned a business that I believe manufactured
clothing at 914 Simpson Street in the Bronx and called Hecht & Pitofsky.

Does anyone know how I could locate the records for that business? I assume
the personal information on tax records would be informative.

Mara Fein
Los Angeles
maraharv@...

Searching surnames: HECHT(Galicia or Silesia), WEINSTEIN (Austria, Russia),
KNOBLER (Austria), GLASSBERG (Austria), LIEBLER, KATZ (Galicia or Silesia),
KLUBKNIK (Russia), GORDON (Kharkiv, Hartford & Holyoke), GOODER
(KIEV),FRIEDMAN/FREEDMAN (Hartford, Dayton & Russia), GOLDMAN (Hartford,
BRAUNHOLTZ, MCCULLOUGH (Hartford), SWEENEY (Hartford)


Re: Russian "Gerim" #general

Thia Persoff
 

Shalom Michelle and John,

The Russians that converted to Judaism, and those that had joined the Jewish
people and adopted the nation, without being religious, came to Israel and
settled there. They were called "Sabotnikes", and today you can find their
descendents in many settlements, Kibutsim, moshavim, villages and towns.
(one of my friends is a descendent, as is the husband of my cousin's
daughter).
As for the word "Gerim", it is the plural of Ger, which mean stranger,
foreigner. >from this word came Giyur, meaning conversion, and a person that
have been converted (or proselyte) is a Giyor (M.) and Giyoret (F.)

About going to Perth I do not know.

We received a query >from a lady of 91 and was wondering whether you can
help.
She had been told that : In the late 1800s a large group of Russians
converted en-masse to Judaism and were known as 'Gerim'.
They went to Palestine and then in the early 1900s many of them migrated
to Perth, Western Australia.

Is this correct?
If so, does anyone have any information at all.

Thank you.

Michelle & John Urban
Perth, Western Australia
jhgs@...


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Russian "Gerim" #general

Thia Persoff
 

Shalom Michelle and John,

The Russians that converted to Judaism, and those that had joined the Jewish
people and adopted the nation, without being religious, came to Israel and
settled there. They were called "Sabotnikes", and today you can find their
descendents in many settlements, Kibutsim, moshavim, villages and towns.
(one of my friends is a descendent, as is the husband of my cousin's
daughter).
As for the word "Gerim", it is the plural of Ger, which mean stranger,
foreigner. >from this word came Giyur, meaning conversion, and a person that
have been converted (or proselyte) is a Giyor (M.) and Giyoret (F.)

About going to Perth I do not know.

We received a query >from a lady of 91 and was wondering whether you can
help.
She had been told that : In the late 1800s a large group of Russians
converted en-masse to Judaism and were known as 'Gerim'.
They went to Palestine and then in the early 1900s many of them migrated
to Perth, Western Australia.

Is this correct?
If so, does anyone have any information at all.

Thank you.

Michelle & John Urban
Perth, Western Australia
jhgs@...