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Paying a Polish archive #general

Rose Feldman <rosef@...>
 

I don't know if we are talking about the same archive, but here in Israel I
"had" to go to the Polish Embassy and I paid in Israeli currency. What a
hassle, it is open twice a week for a few hours and you wait in line outside
no matter what the weather is. Thank heavens we have Stanley Diamond who
organized the ordering of the xerox copies through payment by credit card in
the US.
Rose Feldman
Israel Genealogical Society


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Paying a Polish archive #general

Rose Feldman <rosef@...>
 

I don't know if we are talking about the same archive, but here in Israel I
"had" to go to the Polish Embassy and I paid in Israeli currency. What a
hassle, it is open twice a week for a few hours and you wait in line outside
no matter what the weather is. Thank heavens we have Stanley Diamond who
organized the ordering of the xerox copies through payment by credit card in
the US.
Rose Feldman
Israel Genealogical Society


LEWKOWICZ and CYMBALISTA #germany

layla thomas <mikolayla_99@...>
 

Does anybody know of a family name David LEWKOWITZ
they lived in Booklyn NY, then moved to Florida. They
had two children left alive Harry and Gail, my
cousins. I had briefly email contact with Gail. Now
she does not answer emails anymore I even tried a
phone call. No answer. For any help thank .
I am also looking for my aunt Hanka CYMBALIST. She
remarried with last name Tennenbaum, then when widowed
she remarried and moved to Berlin, Ge. She must be in
her late 70 now. For aqny help, thank you very much.

L Thomas <mikolayla_99@yahoo.com>

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Re: Sofa, Palestine #general

Martha LEV-ZION <martha@...>
 

I obtained a New York naturalization for Eva Erdstein.
According to the document she was born in Sofa, Palestine in 1897
and married Rabbi Max ERDSTEIN in 1914 in Sofa. Where is Sofa, Palestine?

Albert Braunstein
Melbourne, Australia
Stan Goodman: it might also be Tsova, quite near
to Jerusalem.
The only problem with that assessment is that Tzova was founded in
1948 by the Palmach Harel group. Albert is referring to 1897 and 1914
dates. I cannot think of anything close to that orthography which is/
was also place where Jews lived.

Martha Lev-Zion
Israel


German SIG #Germany LEWKOWICZ and CYMBALISTA #germany

layla thomas <mikolayla_99@...>
 

Does anybody know of a family name David LEWKOWITZ
they lived in Booklyn NY, then moved to Florida. They
had two children left alive Harry and Gail, my
cousins. I had briefly email contact with Gail. Now
she does not answer emails anymore I even tried a
phone call. No answer. For any help thank .
I am also looking for my aunt Hanka CYMBALIST. She
remarried with last name Tennenbaum, then when widowed
she remarried and moved to Berlin, Ge. She must be in
her late 70 now. For aqny help, thank you very much.

L Thomas <mikolayla_99@yahoo.com>

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JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen re: Sofa, Palestine #general

Martha LEV-ZION <martha@...>
 

I obtained a New York naturalization for Eva Erdstein.
According to the document she was born in Sofa, Palestine in 1897
and married Rabbi Max ERDSTEIN in 1914 in Sofa. Where is Sofa, Palestine?

Albert Braunstein
Melbourne, Australia
Stan Goodman: it might also be Tsova, quite near
to Jerusalem.
The only problem with that assessment is that Tzova was founded in
1948 by the Palmach Harel group. Albert is referring to 1897 and 1914
dates. I cannot think of anything close to that orthography which is/
was also place where Jews lived.

Martha Lev-Zion
Israel


Re: Records of deportations from Holland #germany

Pete Vanlaw <pvan@...>
 

RE: Jewish deportations >from Netherlands
Dear Deanna, I suggest you go to this link:
http://www.joodsmonument.nl
<http://www.joodsmonument.nl>
I was able to locate my Uncle Paul REHFISCH, and his family on this site.
The site is extremely searchable, providing me not only with names, but addresses
as well. Paul was >from Hannover, but also thought he could escape by fleeing to
Amsterdam. When picked up by the Nazis, he, his wife and her parents were sent to
Westerbork, then onto Bergen Belsen. Paul and his wife Kaethe REHFISCH ne
FRANKEN/WOLFFE perished, not in Bergen Belsen, but in the town of Trobitz, as part
of the ill fated train that was headed for Theresienstadt, and the gas chambers
that were never completed there. Regards,

Pete Vanlaw Studio City, CA USA <pvan@western-branch.com>

"The German Jews that I am interested in thought they had escaped by going to
Holland (Amsterdam).Is there any site that would give me details for Jews
deported >from Holland? Deanna Johnson, UK"


Sofa, Palestine #general

Mathilde Tagger <tagger@...>
 

Hi,

You wrote:
I believe that would be Suba, and I doubt any Jews lived there before 1948.
Sender: "John Smith" <someone@microsoft.com>
------->
You are right. The kibbutz of Tzuba was created close to the foundation of
Israel.

My guess is that it can be Jaffa called Yafa in Arabic, the langue mainly
spoken in Jaffa in the 19th century till the foundation of Israel.
.
I can explain:
1. the handwritten S in "Sofa" is very close to "J" that, in many European
languages like German and Polish (and others) is pronounced Y.

2. The O of Sofa or Jofa can be based on the Yiddish pronunciation of the
Hebrew kamatz for A.

Shalom,
Mathilde Tagger
Jerusalem


German SIG #Germany Re: Records of deportations from Holland #germany

Pete Vanlaw <pvan@...>
 

RE: Jewish deportations >from Netherlands
Dear Deanna, I suggest you go to this link:
http://www.joodsmonument.nl
<http://www.joodsmonument.nl>
I was able to locate my Uncle Paul REHFISCH, and his family on this site.
The site is extremely searchable, providing me not only with names, but addresses
as well. Paul was >from Hannover, but also thought he could escape by fleeing to
Amsterdam. When picked up by the Nazis, he, his wife and her parents were sent to
Westerbork, then onto Bergen Belsen. Paul and his wife Kaethe REHFISCH ne
FRANKEN/WOLFFE perished, not in Bergen Belsen, but in the town of Trobitz, as part
of the ill fated train that was headed for Theresienstadt, and the gas chambers
that were never completed there. Regards,

Pete Vanlaw Studio City, CA USA <pvan@western-branch.com>

"The German Jews that I am interested in thought they had escaped by going to
Holland (Amsterdam).Is there any site that would give me details for Jews
deported >from Holland? Deanna Johnson, UK"


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Sofa, Palestine #general

Mathilde Tagger <tagger@...>
 

Hi,

You wrote:
I believe that would be Suba, and I doubt any Jews lived there before 1948.
Sender: "John Smith" <someone@microsoft.com>
------->
You are right. The kibbutz of Tzuba was created close to the foundation of
Israel.

My guess is that it can be Jaffa called Yafa in Arabic, the langue mainly
spoken in Jaffa in the 19th century till the foundation of Israel.
.
I can explain:
1. the handwritten S in "Sofa" is very close to "J" that, in many European
languages like German and Polish (and others) is pronounced Y.

2. The O of Sofa or Jofa can be based on the Yiddish pronunciation of the
Hebrew kamatz for A.

Shalom,
Mathilde Tagger
Jerusalem


JGS of Georgia November Meeting #general

Sandi Goldsmith
 

Movie: Echos that Remain
When: Sunday, November 13, 2005
Time: 1:30 PM

Where: Cuba Genealogy Center
(at the William Bremen Jewish Heritage Museum)
1440 Spring St. NW, Atlanta, GA

A poignant, nostalgic study of the Jewish shtetl life before the Holocaust.
Combines hundreds of rare archival photos and previously unseen film footage
with live action sequences shot on location at the sites of former Jewish
communities in Czechoslovakia , Hungary, Poland and Romania. Dramatizes the
folk stories, parables and anecdotes, and brings tears and laughter to the
viewer. Covers the traditions: bar mitzvahs, weddings, etc., and the poverty
and hardships and pogroms, the humor, laughter, and traditional family life
that prevailed in the shtetl in the "Jewish Old World. "

The film's production team spent over a year of research in archives around
the world collecting film footage and photographs to help dramatize the folk
stories, parables, and anecdotes.

Playing an important role in the film are a series of evocative images >from
the famed photo biographer of Eastern European shtetl life, the late Roman
Vishniac. Narrated by Martin Landau and Miriam Margolyes, it has been
screened in theaters and film festivals in North and South America, Europe,
and Asia and has been the recipient of numerous awards.

60 min., Simon Wiesenthal Center , 1991

The meeting is free for Museum members and $5 for non-members.
Pre-registration is optional.

Please check our web site for directions and additional information
http://www.jewishgen.org/jgsg/

Sandi Goldsmith
Alpharetta, GA


CZ survivor honored Nov 12 #general

susiestree@...
 

On November 12, 2005, Congregation BCC in Los Angeles along with the Czech
Torah Network and HBO will present the movie The Power of Good. The evening
will bring together survivor Olga Grilli and the Torah Scroll >from her town
of birth -Chotebor in Bohemia. Olga was rescued by the Kindertransports and
the documentary will detail the story of the rescue of 669 children >from
Nazi occupied Czechoslovakia. The evening will begin with a procession of
many of the rescued torah scrolls on permanent loan to congregations all
over the world. There are more than 50 in Los Angeles. An RSVP is needed so
let me know privately if you can join us. There is no charge. It will take
place across >from the Getty Museum at 1300 N. Sepulveda, Leo Baeck Temple,
in West Los Angeles at 7:30 PM.
Susan Boyer
Sherman Oaks , CA


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen JGS of Georgia November Meeting #general

Sandi Goldsmith
 

Movie: Echos that Remain
When: Sunday, November 13, 2005
Time: 1:30 PM

Where: Cuba Genealogy Center
(at the William Bremen Jewish Heritage Museum)
1440 Spring St. NW, Atlanta, GA

A poignant, nostalgic study of the Jewish shtetl life before the Holocaust.
Combines hundreds of rare archival photos and previously unseen film footage
with live action sequences shot on location at the sites of former Jewish
communities in Czechoslovakia , Hungary, Poland and Romania. Dramatizes the
folk stories, parables and anecdotes, and brings tears and laughter to the
viewer. Covers the traditions: bar mitzvahs, weddings, etc., and the poverty
and hardships and pogroms, the humor, laughter, and traditional family life
that prevailed in the shtetl in the "Jewish Old World. "

The film's production team spent over a year of research in archives around
the world collecting film footage and photographs to help dramatize the folk
stories, parables, and anecdotes.

Playing an important role in the film are a series of evocative images >from
the famed photo biographer of Eastern European shtetl life, the late Roman
Vishniac. Narrated by Martin Landau and Miriam Margolyes, it has been
screened in theaters and film festivals in North and South America, Europe,
and Asia and has been the recipient of numerous awards.

60 min., Simon Wiesenthal Center , 1991

The meeting is free for Museum members and $5 for non-members.
Pre-registration is optional.

Please check our web site for directions and additional information
http://www.jewishgen.org/jgsg/

Sandi Goldsmith
Alpharetta, GA


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen CZ survivor honored Nov 12 #general

susiestree@...
 

On November 12, 2005, Congregation BCC in Los Angeles along with the Czech
Torah Network and HBO will present the movie The Power of Good. The evening
will bring together survivor Olga Grilli and the Torah Scroll >from her town
of birth -Chotebor in Bohemia. Olga was rescued by the Kindertransports and
the documentary will detail the story of the rescue of 669 children >from
Nazi occupied Czechoslovakia. The evening will begin with a procession of
many of the rescued torah scrolls on permanent loan to congregations all
over the world. There are more than 50 in Los Angeles. An RSVP is needed so
let me know privately if you can join us. There is no charge. It will take
place across >from the Getty Museum at 1300 N. Sepulveda, Leo Baeck Temple,
in West Los Angeles at 7:30 PM.
Susan Boyer
Sherman Oaks , CA


JFRA Israel - Ra'anana - Wed., Nov. 9 - Leslie Oberman #general

Schelly Talalay Dardashti
 

JFRA Israel is delighted to welcome visiting speaker
Leslie Oberman of Australia to the JFRA Ra'anana
branch's next meeting.

Wednesday, 9 November
Doors open 7 pm, program begins 7.30 pm
JFRA Israel – Ra'anana (English)

Leslie Oberman, Melbourne, Australia
President, Australian Jewish Genealogical Society
(Victoria) Inc.

Topic:“Finding family in Australia.”

His presentation will describe how to locate family
downunder.
Since 1974, he has been researching his family, among
the founders of Rosh Pina. Results of his research may
be seen at www.oberman.org and www.bucshester.org .
He is president of the AJGS (Vic) Inc, with some 160
members.

Location: Beit Fischer, 5 Klausner St., Ra'anana
JFRA members, NIS 5; others, NIS 15
Membership checks (payable to JFRA) for 2006 will be
accepted: NIS 100, individual; NIS 160, couple.

Info: Ingrid Rockberger, ingrid@genealogy.org.il

Best wishes,
Schelly Talalay Dardashti
Tel Aviv
schelly@allrelative.net
schelly@genealogy.org.il


JGS Pittsburgh November Meeting #general

Rae Barent <RaeBarent@...>
 

JGS Pittsburgh November Meeting
Date: Monday, November 21, 2005
Time: 7:30 P.M.
Place: Rudolph Family Holocaust Ctr.of United Jewish Federation
JCC Robinson Bldg.
5738 Darlington Rd.
Pittsburgh, PA 15217

Most of us are familiar with the major divisions of Jewry in America...
Orthodox, Conservative and Reform and the variations of these. Not as
many of us think about another division of Jewry.. that between the
Sephardim and the Ashkenazim. Sefarad is a Hebrew word meaning Spain.
So, in the strictest sense of the word the Sephardim (plural of Sephardi)
are the Jews who came >from the Iberian peninsula. Today however the word
Sephardim has taken a much wider meaning and includes Jewish
Communities in North Africa, Iraq (Babylon), Syria, Greece, Turkey and
most Jews who are not Ashkenazim. The word Ashkenazi has had a similar
broadening of its definition. Arising >from a Hebrew word meaning "German"
it has taken on a broader definition that includes not only German Jews
but those of Eastern Europe and Russia as well. Today the distinction
between Sephardim and Ashkenazim is primarily one of differing traditions
due to their backgrounds. Differing languages (Ladino and Arabic vs Yiddish
and Polish), religious melodies during the services, festival traditions,
Hebrew pronunciation are among the things that differ between Sephardim
and Ashkenazim although most Conservative synagogues now use the Sephardic
pronunciation... Bat Mitzvah and not Bas Mitzvah. While Ashkenazim can be
religiously subdivided into Orthodox, Conservative, Reform, Reconstructionist,
etc, the Sephardim have remained largely homogeneous and more traditionally
religious in what, for lack of a better term, is called Orthodox. However it
is an Orthodoxy that encompasses the entire spectrum of Sephardim, with
obviously some Sephardim more religious than others. As genealogists and as
Jews it is important to explore all facets of Judaism. To that end, I urge
you to attend the November meeting at which Abe Anouchi will provide us with
an excellent program on Sephardism.

The meeting will begin promptly at 7:30 but refreshments and conversation
will begin at 7:00.

Rae M. Barent
Programming


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen JFRA Israel - Ra'anana - Wed., Nov. 9 - Leslie Oberman #general

Schelly Talalay Dardashti
 

JFRA Israel is delighted to welcome visiting speaker
Leslie Oberman of Australia to the JFRA Ra'anana
branch's next meeting.

Wednesday, 9 November
Doors open 7 pm, program begins 7.30 pm
JFRA Israel – Ra'anana (English)

Leslie Oberman, Melbourne, Australia
President, Australian Jewish Genealogical Society
(Victoria) Inc.

Topic:“Finding family in Australia.”

His presentation will describe how to locate family
downunder.
Since 1974, he has been researching his family, among
the founders of Rosh Pina. Results of his research may
be seen at www.oberman.org and www.bucshester.org .
He is president of the AJGS (Vic) Inc, with some 160
members.

Location: Beit Fischer, 5 Klausner St., Ra'anana
JFRA members, NIS 5; others, NIS 15
Membership checks (payable to JFRA) for 2006 will be
accepted: NIS 100, individual; NIS 160, couple.

Info: Ingrid Rockberger, ingrid@genealogy.org.il

Best wishes,
Schelly Talalay Dardashti
Tel Aviv
schelly@allrelative.net
schelly@genealogy.org.il


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen JGS Pittsburgh November Meeting #general

Rae Barent <RaeBarent@...>
 

JGS Pittsburgh November Meeting
Date: Monday, November 21, 2005
Time: 7:30 P.M.
Place: Rudolph Family Holocaust Ctr.of United Jewish Federation
JCC Robinson Bldg.
5738 Darlington Rd.
Pittsburgh, PA 15217

Most of us are familiar with the major divisions of Jewry in America...
Orthodox, Conservative and Reform and the variations of these. Not as
many of us think about another division of Jewry.. that between the
Sephardim and the Ashkenazim. Sefarad is a Hebrew word meaning Spain.
So, in the strictest sense of the word the Sephardim (plural of Sephardi)
are the Jews who came >from the Iberian peninsula. Today however the word
Sephardim has taken a much wider meaning and includes Jewish
Communities in North Africa, Iraq (Babylon), Syria, Greece, Turkey and
most Jews who are not Ashkenazim. The word Ashkenazi has had a similar
broadening of its definition. Arising >from a Hebrew word meaning "German"
it has taken on a broader definition that includes not only German Jews
but those of Eastern Europe and Russia as well. Today the distinction
between Sephardim and Ashkenazim is primarily one of differing traditions
due to their backgrounds. Differing languages (Ladino and Arabic vs Yiddish
and Polish), religious melodies during the services, festival traditions,
Hebrew pronunciation are among the things that differ between Sephardim
and Ashkenazim although most Conservative synagogues now use the Sephardic
pronunciation... Bat Mitzvah and not Bas Mitzvah. While Ashkenazim can be
religiously subdivided into Orthodox, Conservative, Reform, Reconstructionist,
etc, the Sephardim have remained largely homogeneous and more traditionally
religious in what, for lack of a better term, is called Orthodox. However it
is an Orthodoxy that encompasses the entire spectrum of Sephardim, with
obviously some Sephardim more religious than others. As genealogists and as
Jews it is important to explore all facets of Judaism. To that end, I urge
you to attend the November meeting at which Abe Anouchi will provide us with
an excellent program on Sephardism.

The meeting will begin promptly at 7:30 but refreshments and conversation
will begin at 7:00.

Rae M. Barent
Programming


Lodz Cemetery Photo #poland #lodz

Nicki Chodnoff - On The Go Publishing <nicki@...>
 

Hi All

If you are traveling to Lodz in the near future, please contact us. We need
an *immense* favor; we need someone to photograph a few (3 or 4) headstones or
markers of our immediate relatives at the new Lodz cemetery. Digital photos
are ideal. You will need to get the grave site location >from the
administrator upon arrival at the cemetery. Please note: the administration
office is closed on Sunday (and maybe Saturday). Please contact us
privately at: rshaw@cheltenham-township.org or nicki@onthegopublishing.com
. Thank you in advance."


Nicki Chodnoff nicki@onthegopublishing.com
Columbus, Ohio
researching ROZENTAL >from Lodz and Dabie; ORCHAN >from Lodz, Dabie, and
Poddebiece; and PARZENCZEWSKA(SKI) >from Lodz and Ozorkow

and

Cheltenham Township Main Street
Ruth Littner Shaw
rshaw@cheltenham-township.org


Lodz Area Research Group #Lodz #Poland Lodz Cemetery Photo #lodz #poland

Nicki Chodnoff - On The Go Publishing <nicki@...>
 

Hi All

If you are traveling to Lodz in the near future, please contact us. We need
an *immense* favor; we need someone to photograph a few (3 or 4) headstones or
markers of our immediate relatives at the new Lodz cemetery. Digital photos
are ideal. You will need to get the grave site location >from the
administrator upon arrival at the cemetery. Please note: the administration
office is closed on Sunday (and maybe Saturday). Please contact us
privately at: rshaw@cheltenham-township.org or nicki@onthegopublishing.com
. Thank you in advance."


Nicki Chodnoff nicki@onthegopublishing.com
Columbus, Ohio
researching ROZENTAL >from Lodz and Dabie; ORCHAN >from Lodz, Dabie, and
Poddebiece; and PARZENCZEWSKA(SKI) >from Lodz and Ozorkow

and

Cheltenham Township Main Street
Ruth Littner Shaw
rshaw@cheltenham-township.org