Date   

Paris 2012 newsletter special "trips" #bessarabia

Congrès Paris 2012 Généaloj
 

JULY 15-18 2012
32nd IAJGS INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE on JEWISH GENEALOGY hosted by The
French Cercle de Genealogie Juive (www.genealoj.org)
(www.paris2012.eu – contact@... )

Newsletter N°8 – April 5, 2012
STILL SOME DAYS LEFT FOR EARLYBIRD REGISTRATION!
http://www.paris2012.eu/products

***SPECIAL "TRIPS" EDITION****

You can find all the descriptions of these trips on the Websitesite of
Joubert-Voyages
(http://www.joubert-voyages.com/cercle-genealogie-juive.php):

SIGN UP ASAP, THEIR SUCCESS DEPENDS ON YOU!

from July 5 to 12
- BELARUS: Minsk, Grodno, Mogilev ...
- POLAND: Warsaw, Krakow, Lodz, Lublin ...

from July 19 to 26
- HUNGARY: Buda and Pest, Debrecen ...
- The BALTIC STATES: Vilnius, Kaunas, Riga ...
- UKRAINE: Kiev, Lvov, Tarnopol ... with an extension to Odessa.

With free time to customize your trip

And also
- PORTUGAL (July 19 to 26): Lisbon, Guarda, Belmonte, Evora ...
Two days tours (19 and 20 July)
- BELGIUM: Brussels and Antwerp with, as guides, our colleagues Curators
of Jewish Museums
- NORMANDY: Elbeuf, Rouen and its Sublime House, Caen and the Landing
Beaches.

***IMPORTANT UPDATE****

NO! THE STOCK OF ROOMS AT THE SPECIAL CONFERENCE RATE at the Marriott Hotel
IS NOT EXHAUSTED. Some difficulties for reservation were occasionally
encountered only due to the great success of the Conference, that forced the
hotel to renew more frequently than they had planned the stock of rooms
available for us.

The SECURITY of the conference will be provided in compliance with the
standards of the police headquarters by both entry control on the site and a
guard 24 hours.

*****And do not forget to sign up for the GALA evening, LUNCHES and
BREAKFASTS, TOURS... Feel free to DONATE: http://www.paris2012.eu/products


Bessarabia SIG #Bessarabia Paris 2012 newsletter special "trips" #bessarabia

Congrès Paris 2012 Généaloj
 

JULY 15-18 2012
32nd IAJGS INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE on JEWISH GENEALOGY hosted by The
French Cercle de Genealogie Juive (www.genealoj.org)
(www.paris2012.eu – contact@... )

Newsletter N°8 – April 5, 2012
STILL SOME DAYS LEFT FOR EARLYBIRD REGISTRATION!
http://www.paris2012.eu/products

***SPECIAL "TRIPS" EDITION****

You can find all the descriptions of these trips on the Websitesite of
Joubert-Voyages
(http://www.joubert-voyages.com/cercle-genealogie-juive.php):

SIGN UP ASAP, THEIR SUCCESS DEPENDS ON YOU!

from July 5 to 12
- BELARUS: Minsk, Grodno, Mogilev ...
- POLAND: Warsaw, Krakow, Lodz, Lublin ...

from July 19 to 26
- HUNGARY: Buda and Pest, Debrecen ...
- The BALTIC STATES: Vilnius, Kaunas, Riga ...
- UKRAINE: Kiev, Lvov, Tarnopol ... with an extension to Odessa.

With free time to customize your trip

And also
- PORTUGAL (July 19 to 26): Lisbon, Guarda, Belmonte, Evora ...
Two days tours (19 and 20 July)
- BELGIUM: Brussels and Antwerp with, as guides, our colleagues Curators
of Jewish Museums
- NORMANDY: Elbeuf, Rouen and its Sublime House, Caen and the Landing
Beaches.

***IMPORTANT UPDATE****

NO! THE STOCK OF ROOMS AT THE SPECIAL CONFERENCE RATE at the Marriott Hotel
IS NOT EXHAUSTED. Some difficulties for reservation were occasionally
encountered only due to the great success of the Conference, that forced the
hotel to renew more frequently than they had planned the stock of rooms
available for us.

The SECURITY of the conference will be provided in compliance with the
standards of the police headquarters by both entry control on the site and a
guard 24 hours.

*****And do not forget to sign up for the GALA evening, LUNCHES and
BREAKFASTS, TOURS... Feel free to DONATE: http://www.paris2012.eu/products


The use of "uncle" and some other words #germany

Herb Kaufmann <kauf33@...>
 

Hello colleagues,

I am interested to know whether the term Uncle was used more loosely in the
18th and 19th centuries than the way we use it, i.e. to designate a brother
or brother-in-law of one's parent.

My GrX3GF, Rabbi Joseph Abraham FRIEDLAENDER (interchangeably spelled A
umlaut) (1753-1852) is said to be a nephew of David FRIEDLAENDER
(1750-1834). In Das Handlungshaus Joachim Moses Friedlaender et Soehne, zu
Koenigsberg i. Pr; pub. Hamburg 1913, there is a detailed Stammbaum. It
shows that David did indeed have two nephews named Joseph but they were born
in 1774 and 1780 and besides, their marriages were to women who were not
Joseph Abraham FRIEDLAENDER's recorded wife. It is possible that David and
Joseph were related; Joseph is said to have studied with David in Berlin,
but I don't think they were uncle and nephew. Any thoughts?

Also, in an article about J. A. FRIEDLAENDER, who was an early Reform rabbi,
I have encountered two words that I don't know. They are Haskala and
Maskilim. I suspect >from the context that they have something to do with
religious belief. Can someone help me? Thanks in advance.

Herbert Kaufmann, Bedford, NY kauf33@...


German SIG #Germany The use of "uncle" and some other words #germany

Herb Kaufmann <kauf33@...>
 

Hello colleagues,

I am interested to know whether the term Uncle was used more loosely in the
18th and 19th centuries than the way we use it, i.e. to designate a brother
or brother-in-law of one's parent.

My GrX3GF, Rabbi Joseph Abraham FRIEDLAENDER (interchangeably spelled A
umlaut) (1753-1852) is said to be a nephew of David FRIEDLAENDER
(1750-1834). In Das Handlungshaus Joachim Moses Friedlaender et Soehne, zu
Koenigsberg i. Pr; pub. Hamburg 1913, there is a detailed Stammbaum. It
shows that David did indeed have two nephews named Joseph but they were born
in 1774 and 1780 and besides, their marriages were to women who were not
Joseph Abraham FRIEDLAENDER's recorded wife. It is possible that David and
Joseph were related; Joseph is said to have studied with David in Berlin,
but I don't think they were uncle and nephew. Any thoughts?

Also, in an article about J. A. FRIEDLAENDER, who was an early Reform rabbi,
I have encountered two words that I don't know. They are Haskala and
Maskilim. I suspect >from the context that they have something to do with
religious belief. Can someone help me? Thanks in advance.

Herbert Kaufmann, Bedford, NY kauf33@...


Matzo in Coffee the final word ... [Absolutely final #germany

Ben Forman
 

Hi Genners (and dad bcc'd)

When I sent the email below on Thursday evening, I wanted to find out
if other people shared this tradition, I'm not sure exactly what
response I expected but I have been totally taken aback by the breadth
and warmth of the 35 responses I have had back >from Genners with
ancestry across Central and Eastern Europe who share this tradition in
one way of another.

For interest, and for the archives, this tradition is shared by Jewish
communities >from Germany, Hungary, Romania, Ukraine and Switzerland;
it goes by the name Matza Coffee, Matza Kaffee, Matza Pudding,
Eingbrockte Matze, Brocken and Matza Brocken.

Several Genners thanked me for bringing back happy memories of parents
and grandparents - thank you all also for sharing those memories with me.

I am now ending this thread in the only way possible - with a cup of
coffee, poured over a bowl of broken matza, liberally sprinkled with sugar.

Chag Sameach - Ben Forman Manchester UK ben.r.forman@...


German SIG #Germany Matzo in Coffee the final word ... [Absolutely final #germany

Ben Forman
 

Hi Genners (and dad bcc'd)

When I sent the email below on Thursday evening, I wanted to find out
if other people shared this tradition, I'm not sure exactly what
response I expected but I have been totally taken aback by the breadth
and warmth of the 35 responses I have had back >from Genners with
ancestry across Central and Eastern Europe who share this tradition in
one way of another.

For interest, and for the archives, this tradition is shared by Jewish
communities >from Germany, Hungary, Romania, Ukraine and Switzerland;
it goes by the name Matza Coffee, Matza Kaffee, Matza Pudding,
Eingbrockte Matze, Brocken and Matza Brocken.

Several Genners thanked me for bringing back happy memories of parents
and grandparents - thank you all also for sharing those memories with me.

I am now ending this thread in the only way possible - with a cup of
coffee, poured over a bowl of broken matza, liberally sprinkled with sugar.

Chag Sameach - Ben Forman Manchester UK ben.r.forman@...


Matzo in coffee anyone? #germany

Ruth u.Thomas Bloch <ruthomas.bloch@...>
 

I was amused by Ben Forman's mail. We still have this tradition in our
families. My ancestors, five generations back to 2nd half 16 th century,
originate >from Southern Germany and I strongly suppose the "Mazzo Coffee"
having the same origin.

Thomas Bloch, Zurich, Switzerland ruthomas.bloch@...


German SIG #Germany Matzo in coffee anyone? #germany

Ruth u.Thomas Bloch <ruthomas.bloch@...>
 

I was amused by Ben Forman's mail. We still have this tradition in our
families. My ancestors, five generations back to 2nd half 16 th century,
originate >from Southern Germany and I strongly suppose the "Mazzo Coffee"
having the same origin.

Thomas Bloch, Zurich, Switzerland ruthomas.bloch@...


Paris 2012 newsletter special "trips" #usa

Congrès Paris 2012 Généaloj
 

JULY 15-18 2012
32nd IAJGS INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE on JEWISH GENEALOGY hosted by The
French Cercle de Genealogie Juive (www.genealoj.org)
(www.paris2012.eu – contact@... )

Newsletter N°8 – April 5, 2012
STILL SOME DAYS LEFT FOR EARLYBIRD REGISTRATION!
http://www.paris2012.eu/products

***SPECIAL "TRIPS" EDITION****

You can find all the descriptions of these trips on the Websitesite of
Joubert-Voyages
(http://www.joubert-voyages.com/cercle-genealogie-juive.php):

SIGN UP ASAP, THEIR SUCCESS DEPENDS ON YOU!

from July 5 to 12
- BELARUS: Minsk, Grodno, Mogilev ...
- POLAND: Warsaw, Krakow, Lodz, Lublin ...

from July 19 to 26
- HUNGARY: Buda and Pest, Debrecen ...
- The BALTIC STATES: Vilnius, Kaunas, Riga ...
- UKRAINE: Kiev, Lvov, Tarnopol ... with an extension to Odessa.

With free time to customize your trip

And also
- PORTUGAL (July 19 to 26): Lisbon, Guarda, Belmonte, Evora ...
Two days tours (19 and 20 July)
- BELGIUM: Brussels and Antwerp with, as guides, our colleagues Curators
of Jewish Museums
- NORMANDY: Elbeuf, Rouen and its Sublime House, Caen and the Landing
Beaches.

***IMPORTANT UPDATE****

NO! THE STOCK OF ROOMS AT THE SPECIAL CONFERENCE RATE at the Marriott Hotel
IS NOT EXHAUSTED. Some difficulties for reservation were occasionally
encountered only due to the great success of the Conference, that forced the
hotel to renew more frequently than they had planned the stock of rooms
available for us.
The SECURITY of the conference will be provided in compliance with the
standards of the police headquarters by both entry control on the site and a
guard 24 hours.

*****And do not forget to sign up for the GALA evening, LUNCHES and
BREAKFASTS, TOURS... Feel free to DONATE: http://www.paris2012.eu/products


Early American SIG #USA Paris 2012 newsletter special "trips" #usa

Congrès Paris 2012 Généaloj
 

JULY 15-18 2012
32nd IAJGS INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE on JEWISH GENEALOGY hosted by The
French Cercle de Genealogie Juive (www.genealoj.org)
(www.paris2012.eu – contact@... )

Newsletter N°8 – April 5, 2012
STILL SOME DAYS LEFT FOR EARLYBIRD REGISTRATION!
http://www.paris2012.eu/products

***SPECIAL "TRIPS" EDITION****

You can find all the descriptions of these trips on the Websitesite of
Joubert-Voyages
(http://www.joubert-voyages.com/cercle-genealogie-juive.php):

SIGN UP ASAP, THEIR SUCCESS DEPENDS ON YOU!

from July 5 to 12
- BELARUS: Minsk, Grodno, Mogilev ...
- POLAND: Warsaw, Krakow, Lodz, Lublin ...

from July 19 to 26
- HUNGARY: Buda and Pest, Debrecen ...
- The BALTIC STATES: Vilnius, Kaunas, Riga ...
- UKRAINE: Kiev, Lvov, Tarnopol ... with an extension to Odessa.

With free time to customize your trip

And also
- PORTUGAL (July 19 to 26): Lisbon, Guarda, Belmonte, Evora ...
Two days tours (19 and 20 July)
- BELGIUM: Brussels and Antwerp with, as guides, our colleagues Curators
of Jewish Museums
- NORMANDY: Elbeuf, Rouen and its Sublime House, Caen and the Landing
Beaches.

***IMPORTANT UPDATE****

NO! THE STOCK OF ROOMS AT THE SPECIAL CONFERENCE RATE at the Marriott Hotel
IS NOT EXHAUSTED. Some difficulties for reservation were occasionally
encountered only due to the great success of the Conference, that forced the
hotel to renew more frequently than they had planned the stock of rooms
available for us.
The SECURITY of the conference will be provided in compliance with the
standards of the police headquarters by both entry control on the site and a
guard 24 hours.

*****And do not forget to sign up for the GALA evening, LUNCHES and
BREAKFASTS, TOURS... Feel free to DONATE: http://www.paris2012.eu/products


Happy pesach #usa

RecordsAccess@...
 

To all you Yankee Doodle Genners,

A happy Pesach to all.

May your databases be as full as you are when you leave the seder table.



Marvin Weinberg Coordinator, Early American Sig RecordsAccess@...


KehilaLinks Project Report for March 2012 #usa

Susana Leistner Bloch
 

We are pleased to welcome the following webpages to JewishGen KehilaLinks
We thank the owners and webmasters of these webpages for creating fitting
memorials to these Kehilot (Jewish Communities) and for providing a valuable
resource for future generations of their descendants.

Casta (Cseszte, Schattmansdorf)
Created by Jack Jellins
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/casta/index.html
~~~~~
Chechelnik (Chitchilnik), Ukraine
Creted by Ariel Parkansky
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/chechelnik/
~~~~~
Golynka (Holinka), Belarus
Created by Ralph Remick
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/golynka/index.htm
~~~~~
Minkovtsy (Minkovitz), Ukraine
Created by Barbara Ellman
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/minkovtsy/
~~~~~
Ostroh (Ostrog), Ukraine
Created by Ukraine SIG / Ariel Parkansky
Webmaster: Richard Baum
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/Ostroh/
~~~~~
Schmieheim, Germany
Created by Peter A. Dreifuss
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/Schmieheim/
~~~~~
Stolin, Belarus
Created by Joshua S. Perlman and Adina Lipsitz
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/Stolin/
~~~~~
Syracuse, NY, USA
Created by Linda Epstein
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/syracuse/
~~~~~
Uman, UKraine
Created by Ukraine SIG / Ariel Parkansky
Webmaster: Richard Baum
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/uman/
~~~~~
Zelva, Belarus
Created by Joseph Bekinschtein
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/zelva_belarus/
~~~~~
Zhytomyr (Zitomir)
Created by Ukraine SIG / Ariel Parkansky
Webmaster: Richard Baum
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~~~~~

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~~~~~
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http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/odessa/index.asp
~~~~~
Ruzhany (Rozihnoy), Belarus
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/Ruzhany/

~~~~~

Some of our Kehila webpages were created by people who are no longer able to
maintain them.
We thank them for their past efforts and wish them luck on their
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The following webpages are "orphaned" and are available for adoption.

Borisov, Belarus
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~~~~~
Borzna, Ukraine
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/borzna/borzna.htm
~~~~~
Rozdol, Ukraine (G)
http://www.shtetlinks.jewishgen.org/rozdol/rozdol.htm

~~~~~

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Rivne (Rovne,(Rowno), Ukraine
Created by Ted Kramer z"l was adopted by Dr. Leah Teicher
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Barbara Ellman, KehilaLinks Technical Coordinator
bloch@...


Early American SIG #USA Happy pesach #usa

RecordsAccess@...
 

To all you Yankee Doodle Genners,

A happy Pesach to all.

May your databases be as full as you are when you leave the seder table.



Marvin Weinberg Coordinator, Early American Sig RecordsAccess@...


Early American SIG #USA KehilaLinks Project Report for March 2012 #usa

Susana Leistner Bloch
 

We are pleased to welcome the following webpages to JewishGen KehilaLinks
We thank the owners and webmasters of these webpages for creating fitting
memorials to these Kehilot (Jewish Communities) and for providing a valuable
resource for future generations of their descendants.

Casta (Cseszte, Schattmansdorf)
Created by Jack Jellins
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/casta/index.html
~~~~~
Chechelnik (Chitchilnik), Ukraine
Creted by Ariel Parkansky
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/chechelnik/
~~~~~
Golynka (Holinka), Belarus
Created by Ralph Remick
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/golynka/index.htm
~~~~~
Minkovtsy (Minkovitz), Ukraine
Created by Barbara Ellman
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/minkovtsy/
~~~~~
Ostroh (Ostrog), Ukraine
Created by Ukraine SIG / Ariel Parkansky
Webmaster: Richard Baum
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/Ostroh/
~~~~~
Schmieheim, Germany
Created by Peter A. Dreifuss
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/Schmieheim/
~~~~~
Stolin, Belarus
Created by Joshua S. Perlman and Adina Lipsitz
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/Stolin/
~~~~~
Syracuse, NY, USA
Created by Linda Epstein
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/syracuse/
~~~~~
Uman, UKraine
Created by Ukraine SIG / Ariel Parkansky
Webmaster: Richard Baum
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/uman/
~~~~~
Zelva, Belarus
Created by Joseph Bekinschtein
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/zelva_belarus/
~~~~~
Zhytomyr (Zitomir)
Created by Ukraine SIG / Ariel Parkansky
Webmaster: Richard Baum
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/Zhytomyr/default.asp

~~~~~

KehilaLinks webpages recently updated:

Causeni (Kaushany) (B), Moldova
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/Causeni/Kaushany.htm
~~~~~
Odessa, UKraine
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/odessa/index.asp
~~~~~
Ruzhany (Rozihnoy), Belarus
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/Ruzhany/

~~~~~

Some of our Kehila webpages were created by people who are no longer able to
maintain them.
We thank them for their past efforts and wish them luck on their
future endeavors.
The following webpages are "orphaned" and are available for adoption.

Borisov, Belarus
http://www.shtetlinks.jewishgen.org/borisov/borisov.html
~~~~~
Borzna, Ukraine
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/borzna/borzna.htm
~~~~~
Rozdol, Ukraine (G)
http://www.shtetlinks.jewishgen.org/rozdol/rozdol.htm

~~~~~

GOOD NEWS!
Rivne (Rovne,(Rowno), Ukraine
Created by Ted Kramer z"l was adopted by Dr. Leah Teicher
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/rovno/rovno_homepage.htm

If you wish to create a KehilaLinks webpage or adopt an exiting "orphaned"
webpage please contact us at: < bloch@...>.

NEED TECHNICAL HELP CREATING A WEBPAGE?: We have a team of dedicated
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~~~~~

Wishing you a Sweet and Joyous Pessach,

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Barbara Ellman, KehilaLinks Technical Coordinator
bloch@...


Matzah Kaffee / Matzo in coffee - 9 replies - Topic closed #germany

JewishGen German Research Division Coordinator
 

Ben Forman asked "does anyone else share this tradition or know where it
comes from?"

I grew up with the Passover tradition of "Matzo coffee" where for
breakfast one breaks up a piece of matzo in a large coffee cup,
pours hot coffee into the cup, and then eats the softened matzo.
Sounds strange but it was something I looked forward to doing each
year. My parents were both German; my father >from Mannheim and
my mother >from Berlin. I never asked where this ritual came
from but I suspect it was more likely >from my father's
background. I simply never gave it much thought; it was just
part of Passover!

Michael Marx Lexington, MA, USA MHMarx@...

Researching: BACHMAN(Mannheim); COHN(Berlin,Hamburg,
Rogasen,Schwerin Warthe); FALK(Malsch); GOLDSTEIN
(Labischin); HESS(Malsch); MARX(Shriesheim,Mannheim);
MAYER(Dreisen); OPPENHEIMER (Schriesheim)VANDSBURGER
(Prust,Berlin); WEIL(Schmieheim); ZIMMERN(Michelfeld)
====

Yes, indeed. I remember my parents having matzo in coffee for
breakfast. My father was >from Meerholz -- a small town, now part of
Gelnhausen, about 25 miles east of Frankfurt am Main. My mother, born
in southeastern Poland (then western Galicia), lived in Cernauti,
Romania (once Czernowitz, part of the Austrian crown land of Bukowina;
now Chernivtsi, Ukraine) as a teenager and young adult.
Thanks for the memories!

Renee Stern Steinig Dix Hills, New York, USA genmaven@...
====

Dear Mr. Forman,
Our family came >from Germany and also has this tradition which
was called "Eingbrockte Matze" (Dipped Crumbled Matzo).
Chag Sameach

Uri kellerman ID154542 Nof Ayalon, Israel. Uri_ke@...
====

Matzo in coffee with plenty of sugar was the standard breakfast of the
adults in my family during Passover. Since they normally had cereal I
always assumed this was their way of compensating.
They came >from Germany in 1938.

Arline Sachs sachs@...
====

We had a rich tradition of Matzah Kaffee in our hamlet in Baden where I grew
up. You simply crumbled some matzah into a hot cup of coffee, adding a
little mllk and sugar. Even us little ones partook of this brew.
Later in life, I continued the practice but eliminated the milk and sugar.
So, come on over and enjoy a Matzah Kaffee with me.

Werner Frank, Calabasas CA USA wlfrank82@...
====

Hi All,
Regarding Ben's report on Matzo in coffee - we also have that tradition
in the family - coming >from my father who also was a kindertransport
refugee >from Germany. He, however, was first generation German
(born in Frankfurt) - his parents both came originally >from Galicia
(with no Hungarian connection anywhere).

Wherever the tradition comes >from - it's something to look forward to
every Pesach for those of us brought up on it [and for those of us, like
my wife, who wasn't (notwithstanding her Hungarian genes...) - to fail
to understand why anyone would go near the stuff! :)]

Chag Sameach- David Birnbaum, Rehovot, Israel

Researching: BIRNBAUM (Husiatyn), RAWER (Dobrotwor), DRESNER (Ivanovka),
SCHARFSPITZ (Husiatyn), FEUST (Munich), MAINZ (Frankfurt a/m),
SULZBACHER (Mergentheim), NECKARSULMER Fuerth, MERZBACHER (Baiersdorf)
====

My father used to soak his matzo in coffee, too. He had a very large cup
especially kept for Pesach breakfasts. He came >from Stuttgart, the family
originated in the Palatinate, and had no connection with Hungary that I
know of. I should think Google has got this wrong. It seems to be a
German, rather than a Hungarian habit (though of course it may be done in
Hungary as well)

Eva Lawrence, St Albans UK eva.lawrence@...
====

Hi Ben,
I grew up in Germany (1927 to 1939).
In my home, too, it was customary to have "matzo in coffee at Pesach".
"Die Mazze in den Kaffee einbrocken",- it was called...

Incidentally, the matsa in those days was round, and not square!

And, oddly enough, my father too, was born in Posen.
And educated in Koeln,- at the Juedisches Lehrerseminar, under a Doktor
Carlebach...

With Chag Same'ach greetings,

Zeev Raphael, Haifa zeevr@...
====

Hi Ben.
My German grandfather broke matzo into small pieces and put it in a
bowl of hot black coffee. As he took each spoonful he would
sprinkle sugar on it before he ate it. He called it "brach ein"
and ate it as dessert on Passover. I'm not sure what it means,
but I guess "broken" or "break in".

As a child, my mother wouldn't let me eat it because of the
caffeine (whatever, it was the fifties), but I eat it all the
time today.

I don't know where my grandfather's tradition started but I guess
it was Leipzig where he was born in the 1880's. Hope this helps.

Diane Perry--Manhattan dcperry28@...
=======

THE QUESTION >from <ben.r.forman@...>:

As a kid my dad used to make me matzo in coffee at Pesach as his
mum had done for him, does anyone else share this tradition or
know where it comes from, my grandmother was a kindertransport
refugee >from Germany born in Berlin, her parents were >from Koeln
and Posen respectively; I did look on Google and it says it was a
tradition of Jews in Hungary, so I wonder if it was a tradition which
came to her >from the family who took her in in England (I do
not know of they came >from Hungary originally). Chag Sameach

Ben Forman Manchester UK,(currently exiled in London)


German SIG #Germany Matzah Kaffee / Matzo in coffee - 9 replies - Topic closed #germany

JewishGen German Research Division Coordinator
 

Ben Forman asked "does anyone else share this tradition or know where it
comes from?"

I grew up with the Passover tradition of "Matzo coffee" where for
breakfast one breaks up a piece of matzo in a large coffee cup,
pours hot coffee into the cup, and then eats the softened matzo.
Sounds strange but it was something I looked forward to doing each
year. My parents were both German; my father >from Mannheim and
my mother >from Berlin. I never asked where this ritual came
from but I suspect it was more likely >from my father's
background. I simply never gave it much thought; it was just
part of Passover!

Michael Marx Lexington, MA, USA MHMarx@...

Researching: BACHMAN(Mannheim); COHN(Berlin,Hamburg,
Rogasen,Schwerin Warthe); FALK(Malsch); GOLDSTEIN
(Labischin); HESS(Malsch); MARX(Shriesheim,Mannheim);
MAYER(Dreisen); OPPENHEIMER (Schriesheim)VANDSBURGER
(Prust,Berlin); WEIL(Schmieheim); ZIMMERN(Michelfeld)
====

Yes, indeed. I remember my parents having matzo in coffee for
breakfast. My father was >from Meerholz -- a small town, now part of
Gelnhausen, about 25 miles east of Frankfurt am Main. My mother, born
in southeastern Poland (then western Galicia), lived in Cernauti,
Romania (once Czernowitz, part of the Austrian crown land of Bukowina;
now Chernivtsi, Ukraine) as a teenager and young adult.
Thanks for the memories!

Renee Stern Steinig Dix Hills, New York, USA genmaven@...
====

Dear Mr. Forman,
Our family came >from Germany and also has this tradition which
was called "Eingbrockte Matze" (Dipped Crumbled Matzo).
Chag Sameach

Uri kellerman ID154542 Nof Ayalon, Israel. Uri_ke@...
====

Matzo in coffee with plenty of sugar was the standard breakfast of the
adults in my family during Passover. Since they normally had cereal I
always assumed this was their way of compensating.
They came >from Germany in 1938.

Arline Sachs sachs@...
====

We had a rich tradition of Matzah Kaffee in our hamlet in Baden where I grew
up. You simply crumbled some matzah into a hot cup of coffee, adding a
little mllk and sugar. Even us little ones partook of this brew.
Later in life, I continued the practice but eliminated the milk and sugar.
So, come on over and enjoy a Matzah Kaffee with me.

Werner Frank, Calabasas CA USA wlfrank82@...
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Hi All,
Regarding Ben's report on Matzo in coffee - we also have that tradition
in the family - coming >from my father who also was a kindertransport
refugee >from Germany. He, however, was first generation German
(born in Frankfurt) - his parents both came originally >from Galicia
(with no Hungarian connection anywhere).

Wherever the tradition comes >from - it's something to look forward to
every Pesach for those of us brought up on it [and for those of us, like
my wife, who wasn't (notwithstanding her Hungarian genes...) - to fail
to understand why anyone would go near the stuff! :)]

Chag Sameach- David Birnbaum, Rehovot, Israel

Researching: BIRNBAUM (Husiatyn), RAWER (Dobrotwor), DRESNER (Ivanovka),
SCHARFSPITZ (Husiatyn), FEUST (Munich), MAINZ (Frankfurt a/m),
SULZBACHER (Mergentheim), NECKARSULMER Fuerth, MERZBACHER (Baiersdorf)
====

My father used to soak his matzo in coffee, too. He had a very large cup
especially kept for Pesach breakfasts. He came >from Stuttgart, the family
originated in the Palatinate, and had no connection with Hungary that I
know of. I should think Google has got this wrong. It seems to be a
German, rather than a Hungarian habit (though of course it may be done in
Hungary as well)

Eva Lawrence, St Albans UK eva.lawrence@...
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Hi Ben,
I grew up in Germany (1927 to 1939).
In my home, too, it was customary to have "matzo in coffee at Pesach".
"Die Mazze in den Kaffee einbrocken",- it was called...

Incidentally, the matsa in those days was round, and not square!

And, oddly enough, my father too, was born in Posen.
And educated in Koeln,- at the Juedisches Lehrerseminar, under a Doktor
Carlebach...

With Chag Same'ach greetings,

Zeev Raphael, Haifa zeevr@...
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Hi Ben.
My German grandfather broke matzo into small pieces and put it in a
bowl of hot black coffee. As he took each spoonful he would
sprinkle sugar on it before he ate it. He called it "brach ein"
and ate it as dessert on Passover. I'm not sure what it means,
but I guess "broken" or "break in".

As a child, my mother wouldn't let me eat it because of the
caffeine (whatever, it was the fifties), but I eat it all the
time today.

I don't know where my grandfather's tradition started but I guess
it was Leipzig where he was born in the 1880's. Hope this helps.

Diane Perry--Manhattan dcperry28@...
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THE QUESTION >from <ben.r.forman@...>:

As a kid my dad used to make me matzo in coffee at Pesach as his
mum had done for him, does anyone else share this tradition or
know where it comes from, my grandmother was a kindertransport
refugee >from Germany born in Berlin, her parents were >from Koeln
and Posen respectively; I did look on Google and it says it was a
tradition of Jews in Hungary, so I wonder if it was a tradition which
came to her >from the family who took her in in England (I do
not know of they came >from Hungary originally). Chag Sameach

Ben Forman Manchester UK,(currently exiled in London)


Mike Getz #latvia

Marion Werle <werle@...>
 

I wanted to echo Arlene Beare's sentiments in her praise of Mike Getz and
his role in the founding and ongoing support of the Latvia SIG. I first met
Mike at the 1995 Washington genealogy conference. We both attended the
Latvia BOF (birds-of-a-feather) session that resulted in the founding of the
Latvia SIG. Mike and I are distantly related through marriage, although the
connection was never entirely clear to either of us (a cousin of mine
married a distant cousin of his), and we collaborated on many endeavors
during the early years of the SIG. His insight and constant encouragement
were personally very helpful to me, and his efforts were tireless, as
President, treasurer, and the many other hats he wore as an active member of
the SIG for so many years.

He is a genuinely nice person and it has been a pleasure working with him.
We all owe him a debt of gratitude for being a steadfast supporter of the
SIG for so many years, and we wish him the best.

Marion Werle
(Another past President of the Latvia SIG)
<werle@...>


Latvia SIG #Latvia Mike Getz #latvia

Marion Werle <werle@...>
 

I wanted to echo Arlene Beare's sentiments in her praise of Mike Getz and
his role in the founding and ongoing support of the Latvia SIG. I first met
Mike at the 1995 Washington genealogy conference. We both attended the
Latvia BOF (birds-of-a-feather) session that resulted in the founding of the
Latvia SIG. Mike and I are distantly related through marriage, although the
connection was never entirely clear to either of us (a cousin of mine
married a distant cousin of his), and we collaborated on many endeavors
during the early years of the SIG. His insight and constant encouragement
were personally very helpful to me, and his efforts were tireless, as
President, treasurer, and the many other hats he wore as an active member of
the SIG for so many years.

He is a genuinely nice person and it has been a pleasure working with him.
We all owe him a debt of gratitude for being a steadfast supporter of the
SIG for so many years, and we wish him the best.

Marion Werle
(Another past President of the Latvia SIG)
<werle@...>


New KehilaLinks Site for Schmieheim, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany #germany

Peter Dreifuss
 

Dear Fellow Gersigers,

Many of you may know that the Kehilalinks site for Schmieheim went
live on JewishGen recently. I hope this is only the beginning of
the Schmieheim site for those with interests and ancestors in the
former Province of Baden, and that we can build upon it to create
a fitting memorial to the lives and the lost Jewish community there.

Schmieheim is located at 48°17 N, 07°52' E, in the Ortenaukreis (district)
of Western Baden-Wuerttemberg located near the Rhine River. Close to
Schmieheim is the well-known Jewish Cemetery that served many Jewish
communities in the historical Baden region of Germany. Records on
obtaining information on the Jewish communities are discussed in the
site (>from books on the well preserved cemetery and >from the Ortsippenbucher).

I hope you can help by contributing family stories, family pictures,
suggestions, or anything at all that will enrich the value of the site.
I very much welcome your comments, help, suggestions and/or encouragement.

You can find the new site at http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/Schmieheim/

Yours Sincerely, Peter Dreifuss, padreifuss@... Burtonsville, MD

German Research Interests:
DREIFUSS and WEIL (Altdorf), BERNHEIM(ER) and SCHNURMANN (Schmieheim),
BLOCH (Emmendingen, Berne Switzerland), SOMMER (Sierentz, Alsace)
HESS, NEUMARK, SALOMON, OTTENSOSSER, MENKE, STERN and LAMM (Fulda,
Vollmerz, Schluchtern, Flieden)


German SIG #Germany New KehilaLinks Site for Schmieheim, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany #germany

Peter Dreifuss
 

Dear Fellow Gersigers,

Many of you may know that the Kehilalinks site for Schmieheim went
live on JewishGen recently. I hope this is only the beginning of
the Schmieheim site for those with interests and ancestors in the
former Province of Baden, and that we can build upon it to create
a fitting memorial to the lives and the lost Jewish community there.

Schmieheim is located at 48°17 N, 07°52' E, in the Ortenaukreis (district)
of Western Baden-Wuerttemberg located near the Rhine River. Close to
Schmieheim is the well-known Jewish Cemetery that served many Jewish
communities in the historical Baden region of Germany. Records on
obtaining information on the Jewish communities are discussed in the
site (>from books on the well preserved cemetery and >from the Ortsippenbucher).

I hope you can help by contributing family stories, family pictures,
suggestions, or anything at all that will enrich the value of the site.
I very much welcome your comments, help, suggestions and/or encouragement.

You can find the new site at http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/Schmieheim/

Yours Sincerely, Peter Dreifuss, padreifuss@... Burtonsville, MD

German Research Interests:
DREIFUSS and WEIL (Altdorf), BERNHEIM(ER) and SCHNURMANN (Schmieheim),
BLOCH (Emmendingen, Berne Switzerland), SOMMER (Sierentz, Alsace)
HESS, NEUMARK, SALOMON, OTTENSOSSER, MENKE, STERN and LAMM (Fulda,
Vollmerz, Schluchtern, Flieden)

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