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FRIEDMAN, HALPERIN, HALBERSTAM, MOSKOWITZ #rabbinic

briena klang <bribrukla@...>
 

To whom it may concern,

I am researchin;g my family history and am looking for information
about my ancestors and to contact any living relatives.

I am looking for

FRIEDMAN - Rabbi Zusha FRIEDMAN of Odessa, who was related to the
famous FRIEDMAN Rabbis of Ruzin.

HALPERIN - Rabbi Abraham Leib (Full name- Abraham Zarach Aryeh
Yehudah Leibish) and Rabbi Joel HALPERIN, of Brzezany, formely known
as Brezahn.

MOSKOWITZ - Rabbi Yoel MOSKOWITZ, who was a rabbi in the town of
Shatz.

I am also looking for information about Rabbi Chaim HALBERSTAM -
particularly his descendants.

Thank you for your time.

B. Klang


Rabbinic Genealogy SIG #Rabbinic FRIEDMAN, HALPERIN, HALBERSTAM, MOSKOWITZ #rabbinic

briena klang <bribrukla@...>
 

To whom it may concern,

I am researchin;g my family history and am looking for information
about my ancestors and to contact any living relatives.

I am looking for

FRIEDMAN - Rabbi Zusha FRIEDMAN of Odessa, who was related to the
famous FRIEDMAN Rabbis of Ruzin.

HALPERIN - Rabbi Abraham Leib (Full name- Abraham Zarach Aryeh
Yehudah Leibish) and Rabbi Joel HALPERIN, of Brzezany, formely known
as Brezahn.

MOSKOWITZ - Rabbi Yoel MOSKOWITZ, who was a rabbi in the town of
Shatz.

I am also looking for information about Rabbi Chaim HALBERSTAM -
particularly his descendants.

Thank you for your time.

B. Klang


New address for PURS web site #belarus

Karen Zale
 

Dear Fellow Researchers,
Back in July, I was looking for the PURS (Pruzhany
Uyezd Research Organization) web site. I want to
thank everyone that answered me. Jose Serlin took
over the site [Please contact Karen for his email] if you are interested in becoming
a member. This is the new address of the web site.
http://www.pruzhanydistrict.com.ar/
Regards,
Karen Zale kbzpzq@yahoo.com
Plano, TX
GREENBERG - Pultusk, Wyszkow
KAPLAN - Chernigov
EHRENFREUND, KELLERMAN - Tarnow
REITMAN, ZALEFSKY - Shereshevo
FINKELSTEIN - Shchedrin
SORKIN - Kapustino, Rogachev


Belarus SIG #Belarus New address for PURS web site #belarus

Karen Zale
 

Dear Fellow Researchers,
Back in July, I was looking for the PURS (Pruzhany
Uyezd Research Organization) web site. I want to
thank everyone that answered me. Jose Serlin took
over the site [Please contact Karen for his email] if you are interested in becoming
a member. This is the new address of the web site.
http://www.pruzhanydistrict.com.ar/
Regards,
Karen Zale kbzpzq@yahoo.com
Plano, TX
GREENBERG - Pultusk, Wyszkow
KAPLAN - Chernigov
EHRENFREUND, KELLERMAN - Tarnow
REITMAN, ZALEFSKY - Shereshevo
FINKELSTEIN - Shchedrin
SORKIN - Kapustino, Rogachev


National Archives Naturalization Petitions #general

Steven Lasky <steve725@...>
 

Greetings All,

I was at the National Archives-Northeast Division (NYC) today and discovered
that all the Southern District of New York naturalization petitions filed
between the years 1897 and 1944 are now on microfilm (M1972). These
incorporate Volume No. 64, Page 1 to Petition No. 436400. They are currently
microfilming all the records for the Eastern District of New York. This
means that they will no longer be retrieving those big books stored in the
back room with the original naturalization records, at least for the ones I
just mentioned that have already been microfilmed. One can now locate, e.g.
a person's Petition for Naturalization number on www.italiangen.org, , go to
NARA (perhaps at conference time), and make your own copies (thirty cents
per page, avg. three pages per person) and obtain, when available, the
applicant's Declaration of Intention, Certificate of Approval, and Petition
for Naturalization in one fell swoop. Alternatively, one can send the
document number(s) to NARA, and they will photocopy the documents for you at
ten dollars per record and send it your way. The microfilm rolls mentioned
are all the way in the back row of cabinets, on top against the wall, with
the green labels. There is a looseleaf binder in the bookcase at the back of
the microfilm reading room that tells you the microfilm reel number that
corresponds to the document number, as well as computers hooked up to the
Internet or other databases where you can look up the petition document
number if you haven't previously done so.

See you at the conference,
Steve Lasky
New York


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen National Archives Naturalization Petitions #general

Steven Lasky <steve725@...>
 

Greetings All,

I was at the National Archives-Northeast Division (NYC) today and discovered
that all the Southern District of New York naturalization petitions filed
between the years 1897 and 1944 are now on microfilm (M1972). These
incorporate Volume No. 64, Page 1 to Petition No. 436400. They are currently
microfilming all the records for the Eastern District of New York. This
means that they will no longer be retrieving those big books stored in the
back room with the original naturalization records, at least for the ones I
just mentioned that have already been microfilmed. One can now locate, e.g.
a person's Petition for Naturalization number on www.italiangen.org, , go to
NARA (perhaps at conference time), and make your own copies (thirty cents
per page, avg. three pages per person) and obtain, when available, the
applicant's Declaration of Intention, Certificate of Approval, and Petition
for Naturalization in one fell swoop. Alternatively, one can send the
document number(s) to NARA, and they will photocopy the documents for you at
ten dollars per record and send it your way. The microfilm rolls mentioned
are all the way in the back row of cabinets, on top against the wall, with
the green labels. There is a looseleaf binder in the bookcase at the back of
the microfilm reading room that tells you the microfilm reel number that
corresponds to the document number, as well as computers hooked up to the
Internet or other databases where you can look up the petition document
number if you haven't previously done so.

See you at the conference,
Steve Lasky
New York


Machpelah Cemetery, Glendale, Queens- help needed #general

Edward M Lewison <neddana@...>
 

The Machpelah Cemetery's Manhattan office (718-366-5959) tells me that 2
of my CAHN/KAHN relatives are buried in Gate 23- Bnai Jischri Lef. But
because I cannot provide dates of death, the office is not able to give
me names/dates of any other relatives there.

So I need someone who is going to Machpelah anyway to check the burials
next to these 2 graves. If anyone is willing to help, please contact me
privately -- I can provide a few details, and I don't want to send more
than one volunteer on this mission of mercy.

Thank you,

Ned Lewison
Baltimore, MD
neddana@juno.com

DINKELSPIEL (Gemmingen, Baden>Louisville, KY), ULMAN (Gemmingen), SAMSTAG
(Eubigheim, Baden), STRAUS STROUSE (Grombach, Baden>Baltimore, MD),
STRAUSS (Altenhasslau or Gelnhausen, Hesse), OSTWALD (Herford,
Westphalia), FLEISCHMANN (Olomouc, Krnov, Pnovice, Zabreh- all Moravia)


KERNER in NYC, 1919 #general

Mel Comisarow <melcom@...>
 

Looking for descendants of a KERNER/KOERNER family, who in 1919 lived in
NYC (or the NYC area?) and who were related to the ROKHOVICH/ROCK family
of Rochester NY. The matriarch of this KERNER family could be Haya Elka
ROKHOVICH KERNER, born in Grafskoy, Ekaterinoslav Gubernia,
Russia/Ukraine in 1855, and who had a son named George, presumabley born
in say, 1880.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Machpelah Cemetery, Glendale, Queens- help needed #general

Edward M Lewison <neddana@...>
 

The Machpelah Cemetery's Manhattan office (718-366-5959) tells me that 2
of my CAHN/KAHN relatives are buried in Gate 23- Bnai Jischri Lef. But
because I cannot provide dates of death, the office is not able to give
me names/dates of any other relatives there.

So I need someone who is going to Machpelah anyway to check the burials
next to these 2 graves. If anyone is willing to help, please contact me
privately -- I can provide a few details, and I don't want to send more
than one volunteer on this mission of mercy.

Thank you,

Ned Lewison
Baltimore, MD
neddana@juno.com

DINKELSPIEL (Gemmingen, Baden>Louisville, KY), ULMAN (Gemmingen), SAMSTAG
(Eubigheim, Baden), STRAUS STROUSE (Grombach, Baden>Baltimore, MD),
STRAUSS (Altenhasslau or Gelnhausen, Hesse), OSTWALD (Herford,
Westphalia), FLEISCHMANN (Olomouc, Krnov, Pnovice, Zabreh- all Moravia)


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen KERNER in NYC, 1919 #general

Mel Comisarow <melcom@...>
 

Looking for descendants of a KERNER/KOERNER family, who in 1919 lived in
NYC (or the NYC area?) and who were related to the ROKHOVICH/ROCK family
of Rochester NY. The matriarch of this KERNER family could be Haya Elka
ROKHOVICH KERNER, born in Grafskoy, Ekaterinoslav Gubernia,
Russia/Ukraine in 1855, and who had a son named George, presumabley born
in say, 1880.


Re: London names HOLRIE, ABRAHAM, BRAHAM #unitedkingdom

Bubby <yeruchem18@...>
 

Can't answer re Poultow or Poulton. Many immigrant Jews changed their names
or adopted new ones when they came here to London, England, as they did on
arrival or soon after in the US.
Thanks for the reply.

I wonder if the fact that they apparently lived near the docks would explain
why the Poultow/Poulton father was a shipwright and son was a marine
engineer.

Fraida Cohen
New York

"david nathan" <d.nathan1@ntlworld.com> wrote:

That part of London's East End, not far >from the docks (now no longer poor
dock areas but now very upmarket apartments and financial offices) was a
very popular settling place for immigrants, first the Huguenots, then the
Jews and now Asians, mostly >from Bangladesh.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Re:London names HOLRIE, ABRAHAM, BRAHAM #general

Bubby <yeruchem18@...>
 

Can't answer re Poultow or Poulton. Many immigrant Jews changed their names
or adopted new ones when they came here to London, England, as they did on
arrival or soon after in the US.
Thanks for the reply.

I wonder if the fact that they apparently lived near the docks would explain
why the Poultow/Poulton father was a shipwright and son was a marine
engineer.

Fraida Cohen
New York

"david nathan" <d.nathan1@ntlworld.com> wrote:

That part of London's East End, not far >from the docks (now no longer poor
dock areas but now very upmarket apartments and financial offices) was a
very popular settling place for immigrants, first the Huguenots, then the
Jews and now Asians, mostly >from Bangladesh.


Re: London names: HOLRIE, ABRAHAM, BRAHAM, POULTON/POULTOW, POMERANTZ, BROOKS, STERN #general

Bubby <yeruchem18@...>
 

Thank you for your reply.
You said: "Please tell us how you found that out -- it is news to me! "

I went onto JewishGen' website, to Infofiles, to Names, to the Jewish Given
Names Database and did a European (Poland) to foreign (United Kingdom)
search for Harris there. I invite you to do the same. The name that popped
up was Harris.

I'm open to any further suggestions.

Fraida Cohen
New York

"Judith Romney Wegner" <jrw@brown.edu> wrote:

I recently found out that Harris is the common name given
to many people who carried the Hebrew name Mordechai.
Please tell us how you found that out -- it is news to me! I have
zillions of Mordechais in my family, including one of my sons, but none of
them is a "Harris." They are all Marks -- except for a cousin named
Martin. (Mark is in fact a standard English soundalike for Mordechai) .


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: London names: HOLRIE, ABRAHAM, BRAHAM, POULTON/POULTOW, POMERANTZ, BROOKS, STERN #general

Bubby <yeruchem18@...>
 

Thank you for your reply.
You said: "Please tell us how you found that out -- it is news to me! "

I went onto JewishGen' website, to Infofiles, to Names, to the Jewish Given
Names Database and did a European (Poland) to foreign (United Kingdom)
search for Harris there. I invite you to do the same. The name that popped
up was Harris.

I'm open to any further suggestions.

Fraida Cohen
New York

"Judith Romney Wegner" <jrw@brown.edu> wrote:

I recently found out that Harris is the common name given
to many people who carried the Hebrew name Mordechai.
Please tell us how you found that out -- it is news to me! I have
zillions of Mordechais in my family, including one of my sons, but none of
them is a "Harris." They are all Marks -- except for a cousin named
Martin. (Mark is in fact a standard English soundalike for Mordechai) .


Re: London names: HOLRIE, ABRAHAM, BRAHAM, POULTON/POULTOW, POMERANTZ, BROOKS, STERN #general

Nick <tulse04-news@...>
 

"Nick" <tulse04-news@yahoo.co.uk> wrote:

Sandys Row Synagogue still exists in Sandys Row, London E1 just off
Petticoat Lane (Middlesex Street).
http://www.olamgadol.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk/Jewishthumbnails.html contains a
couple of pictures of Sandys Row Synagogue - along with some other old East
London synagogues.

--
Nick Landau
London, UK

COHNREICH (Anklam, Germany Krajenka, Poland) ATLAS (Wielkie Oczy (near
Lvov/Lemberg), Poland) WEITZMAN (Cracow), WECHSLER(Schwabach, Germany),
THALHEIMER (Mainbernheim, Germany), KOHN/WEISSKOPF (Wallerstein and
Kleinerdlingen,Germany), LANDAU (only adopted
on leaving Russia/Belarus or later)/FREDKIN (?)
(Gomel, Mogilev, Chernigov, Russia/Belarus)


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: London names: HOLRIE, ABRAHAM, BRAHAM, POULTON/POULTOW, POMERANTZ, BROOKS, STERN #general

Nick <tulse04-news@...>
 

"Nick" <tulse04-news@yahoo.co.uk> wrote:

Sandys Row Synagogue still exists in Sandys Row, London E1 just off
Petticoat Lane (Middlesex Street).
http://www.olamgadol.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk/Jewishthumbnails.html contains a
couple of pictures of Sandys Row Synagogue - along with some other old East
London synagogues.

--
Nick Landau
London, UK

COHNREICH (Anklam, Germany Krajenka, Poland) ATLAS (Wielkie Oczy (near
Lvov/Lemberg), Poland) WEITZMAN (Cracow), WECHSLER(Schwabach, Germany),
THALHEIMER (Mainbernheim, Germany), KOHN/WEISSKOPF (Wallerstein and
Kleinerdlingen,Germany), LANDAU (only adopted
on leaving Russia/Belarus or later)/FREDKIN (?)
(Gomel, Mogilev, Chernigov, Russia/Belarus)


MY JEWISH GRANDFATHER #latvia

Barry Shay
 

The following was received on the IAJGS Conference listserve and it adds
detail to a note I sent out about the film some time ago. Please note that
the film will be shown just after the Latvia SIG annual meeting so that we
can all proceed directly >from the meeting to the screening of the film.

The conference will be screening an excellent Latvian-themed film
on Tuesday, Aug. 15, 5:15 to 6:30 p.m. in the Ziegfield Room on the
fourth floor:

MY JEWISH GRANDFATHER

Casper Hoyberg, a young Danish filmmaker, travels to Latvia and
Israel, the place he was born, where he delicately unlocks the
secrets of a once-silent history and in the process, forges deeper
relationships with his grandmother and father. In interviews with
at-first reluctant relatives, he gently coaxes out the story of his
grandfather's fate in the Russian army and learns a bit more about
his own identity. This film includes historic footage of Riga in the
years prior to, and during, WWII. Directed by Casper Hoyberg.

If you think that genealogy is primarily a hobby that one takes up
in mid-life...think again! As a 22-year-old film student, Casper
Hoyberg felt compelled to learn the true story behind the life of
the grandfather he never knew.

Most interesting to watch in this film -- and a lesson for all of us
trying to get relatives to talk about the past -- are his gentle
techniques of bringing people around. He quite cleverly offers to
show his grandmother footage of the trip he had recently taken back
to Riga -- to the apartment she had once lived in -- and as she
watches, wide-eyed, the memories return and the words flow. Although
she had vowed to never speak of that time or that city again, she
suddenly finds herself softening her resolve -- and surprisingly
eager to discuss the past.

Even if your research does not involve Latvia, you'll learn
something about approaches that work with people who swear they
remember nothing -- or never wish to talk about what happened in
their lives so long ago. Painful memories give way to poignant ones,
and no one appears to regret breaking the silence afterwards.

This screening had been scheduled to begin immediately following the
Latvian SIG meeting.

The filmmaker has provided DVDs of this film, which will be on sale
at the conference.

Pamela Weisberger
IAJGS Conference Film Co-Coordinator
pweisberger@hotmail.com


Barry Shay
President, Latvia SIG


Latvia SIG #Latvia MY JEWISH GRANDFATHER #latvia

Barry Shay
 

The following was received on the IAJGS Conference listserve and it adds
detail to a note I sent out about the film some time ago. Please note that
the film will be shown just after the Latvia SIG annual meeting so that we
can all proceed directly >from the meeting to the screening of the film.

The conference will be screening an excellent Latvian-themed film
on Tuesday, Aug. 15, 5:15 to 6:30 p.m. in the Ziegfield Room on the
fourth floor:

MY JEWISH GRANDFATHER

Casper Hoyberg, a young Danish filmmaker, travels to Latvia and
Israel, the place he was born, where he delicately unlocks the
secrets of a once-silent history and in the process, forges deeper
relationships with his grandmother and father. In interviews with
at-first reluctant relatives, he gently coaxes out the story of his
grandfather's fate in the Russian army and learns a bit more about
his own identity. This film includes historic footage of Riga in the
years prior to, and during, WWII. Directed by Casper Hoyberg.

If you think that genealogy is primarily a hobby that one takes up
in mid-life...think again! As a 22-year-old film student, Casper
Hoyberg felt compelled to learn the true story behind the life of
the grandfather he never knew.

Most interesting to watch in this film -- and a lesson for all of us
trying to get relatives to talk about the past -- are his gentle
techniques of bringing people around. He quite cleverly offers to
show his grandmother footage of the trip he had recently taken back
to Riga -- to the apartment she had once lived in -- and as she
watches, wide-eyed, the memories return and the words flow. Although
she had vowed to never speak of that time or that city again, she
suddenly finds herself softening her resolve -- and surprisingly
eager to discuss the past.

Even if your research does not involve Latvia, you'll learn
something about approaches that work with people who swear they
remember nothing -- or never wish to talk about what happened in
their lives so long ago. Painful memories give way to poignant ones,
and no one appears to regret breaking the silence afterwards.

This screening had been scheduled to begin immediately following the
Latvian SIG meeting.

The filmmaker has provided DVDs of this film, which will be on sale
at the conference.

Pamela Weisberger
IAJGS Conference Film Co-Coordinator
pweisberger@hotmail.com


Barry Shay
President, Latvia SIG


Play about life in Terezin in NYC next week #austria-czech

Sharla Levine <austriaczech@...>
 

I received the following information >from Fay Bussgang, who gave her
permission to post it to our SIG list. It's especially targeted to New
Yorkers or those attending the IAJGS conference:

<You may be interested in a play being performed during
conference time that was written by J.R. Pick, a Terezin survivor,
now deceased. His sister, Zuzana Justman, a friend of mine (who
produced the films "Terezin Diary," "Voices of the Children" [to be
shown at the conference], and "Trial in Prague"), translated the
play, and it is being produced as part of the Annual New York
International Fringe Festival.

THE UNLUCKY MAN IN THE YELLOW CAP is a play with music about a group
of young people who stage a cabaret in Terezin, Hitler's "model"
ghetto in Czechoslovakia. It takes place in 1944 and centers around
two lovers, beautiful Lucy, a 19-yr-old singer, and a bookish ghetto
policeman, Norbert. "This tale of love and resistance dares to treat
tragic material with irony and humor."

The American premiere of THE UNLUCKY MAN IN THE YELLOW CAP will be
presented at

The Henry Street Harry De Jur Playhouse
466 Grand Street (at Pitt Street)
Friday, Aug. 11, at 5:00 p.m.; Saturday, Aug. 12, at 12 noon;
Sunday, Aug. 13, at 6:15 p.m.; Saturday, Aug. 19, at 7:45 p.m.;
Wednesday, Aug. 23, at 2:00 p.m.

All tickets: $15. For tickets visit www.FringeNYC.org or call
(212) 279-4488 (in New York) or (888) FringeNYC (outside NYC).
Visit www.unluckyman.com for more information.>

Sharla Levine


Austria-Czech SIG #Austria-Czech Play about life in Terezin in NYC next week #austria-czech

Sharla Levine <austriaczech@...>
 

I received the following information >from Fay Bussgang, who gave her
permission to post it to our SIG list. It's especially targeted to New
Yorkers or those attending the IAJGS conference:

<You may be interested in a play being performed during
conference time that was written by J.R. Pick, a Terezin survivor,
now deceased. His sister, Zuzana Justman, a friend of mine (who
produced the films "Terezin Diary," "Voices of the Children" [to be
shown at the conference], and "Trial in Prague"), translated the
play, and it is being produced as part of the Annual New York
International Fringe Festival.

THE UNLUCKY MAN IN THE YELLOW CAP is a play with music about a group
of young people who stage a cabaret in Terezin, Hitler's "model"
ghetto in Czechoslovakia. It takes place in 1944 and centers around
two lovers, beautiful Lucy, a 19-yr-old singer, and a bookish ghetto
policeman, Norbert. "This tale of love and resistance dares to treat
tragic material with irony and humor."

The American premiere of THE UNLUCKY MAN IN THE YELLOW CAP will be
presented at

The Henry Street Harry De Jur Playhouse
466 Grand Street (at Pitt Street)
Friday, Aug. 11, at 5:00 p.m.; Saturday, Aug. 12, at 12 noon;
Sunday, Aug. 13, at 6:15 p.m.; Saturday, Aug. 19, at 7:45 p.m.;
Wednesday, Aug. 23, at 2:00 p.m.

All tickets: $15. For tickets visit www.FringeNYC.org or call
(212) 279-4488 (in New York) or (888) FringeNYC (outside NYC).
Visit www.unluckyman.com for more information.>

Sharla Levine