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The Daas Sofer #rabbinic

Bernard Weill
 

I was learning in the Sefer Daas Sofer al HaTorah and was confused
when there appeared to be two different tombstone inscriptions for
his tombstone. Can someone share with me a picture of his matzeivah
(tombstone)? Thank you.

Bezalel Weill
Brooklyn


Yizkor Book Project, May 2013 #rabbinic

Lance Ackerfeld <lance.ackerfeld@...>
 

Shalom,

I'm quite sure that you won't be disappointed by the level of activity in
the Yizkor Book Project during May and the lists of new and updated projects
below bear witness to what has been accomplished over the month.

I would like to note a couple of particular additions amongst the many that
took place this month:

- the introductory section >from Pinkas Latvia which provides a very detailed
background regarding the history of Latvian Jews
- ">from the Inferno Back to Life" a memoir in Hebrew and English, relating
to Szczuczyn, Poland
- ">from Zero to Eighty Years Old" a memoir in Spanish, relating to Ratno,
Ukraine
- the completion of the lengthy memorial section >from the Bendery (Tighina,
Moldova) Yizkor book
- the Tarnow Translations Fund and we welcome any donation you can make to
this important enterprise at
http://www.jewishgen.org/JewishGen-erosity/v_projectslist.asp?project_cat=23

I'd also like to note the following Yizkor book projects that have been
published recently, and now join the ever growing list of books that have
been printed within our Yizkor Books in Print Project:

- The Maple Tree Behind The Barbed Wire (A Story of Survival >from the
Czestochowa Ghetto)
- Memorial (Yizkor) Book of the Jewish Community of Novogrudok, Poland
- Memorial (Yizkor) Book of the Jewish Community of Ostrow Mazowiecka,
Poland
- Memorial (Yizkor) Book of the destroyed Jewish Community of Podhajce,
Ukraine
- Yampol Memorial Book

Note that if you are interested in seeing what books have been printed
please go to our Yizkor Books in Print page
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/ybip.html and remember that we objectively
aren't able to print books that haven't been fully translated. By-the-way,
books have been fully translated are indicated with an asterisk on our
Translation Index page http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/translations.html If
the book you are interested has yet to be fully translated, I would suggest
that it might be a good idea to become involved in seeing that it does get
translated and I'm here, if you would like to know how.

Finally, on the 2nd of June, the JewishGen Board will be kindly awarding me
"Volunteer of the Year" at the JewishGen Spring Brunch in NY. Since I am
unable to attend, Gloria Berkenstat Freund has graciously agreed to accept
the award in my name. I'd like to thank all the people that have sent me
their good wishes and wanted to let you know that I am accepting the award
in the name of the many volunteers who I've worked with over the years
because I am far >from being alone in the endeavors that are carried out in
the Yizkor Book Project.

Now to facts and figures for May, during this last month we have added these
4 new projects:

- Glinyany, Ukraine (The community of Glina 1473-1943; its history and
destruction) http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/Glinyany4/Glinyany4.html

- Ratno, Ukraine (>from Zero to Eighty Years Old)
http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/ratno2/ratnos2.html [Spanish]

- Turets, Belarus (Book of Remembrance - Tooretz-Yeremitz)
http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/Turets/Turets.html

- Zamosc, Poland (The rise and fall of Zamosc)
http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/zamosc/zamosc.html

Added in 5 new entries:

- Kamyk, Poland (The Jews of Czestochowa)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Czestochowa1/Cze342.html

- Liptovsky Svaty Mikulas, Slovakia (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities in
Slovakia) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_slovakia/slo302.html

- Mosonmagyarovar, Hungary (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities in Hungary)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_hungary/hun358.html

- Rajka, Hungary (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities in Hungary)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_hungary/hun507.html

- Stremil'che, Ukraine (Memorial book of Radikhov)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Radekhov/Rad431.html

We have continued to update 24 of our existing projects:

- Berezhany, Ukraine (Brzezany Memorial Book)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Berezhany/Berezhany.html

- Bialystok, Poland (The chronicle of Bialystok)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Bialystok/Bialystok.html

- Bilhorod-Dnistrovs'kyy (Akkerman), Ukraine (Akkerman and the Towns of its
District; Memorial Book)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Akkerman/Akkerman.html

- Brzozow, Poland (A Memorial to the Brzozow Community)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/brzozow/brzozow.html

- Burshtyn, Ukraine (Book of Bursztyn)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Burshtyn/Burshtyn.html

- Chelm, Poland (Commemoration book Chelm)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/chelm/chelm.html

- Czestochowa, Poland (Czenstochova - new supplement to the book)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Czestochowa/Czestochowa.html

- Czestochowa, Poland (The Jews of Czestochowa)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Czestochowa1/Czestochowa1.html

- Dabrowa Gornicza, Poland (Book of the Jewish community of Dabrowa Gornicza
and its destruction) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/dabrowa/dabrowa.html

- Dobromil, Poland (Dobromil: life in a Galician Shtetl, 1890-1907)
http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/Dobromil1/Dobromil1.html

- Drogobych, Ukraine (Memorial to the Jews of Drohobycz, Boryslaw, and
surroundings) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Drohobycz/Drogobych.html

- Golub-Dobrzyn, Poland (In Memory of the Communities Dobrzyn-Gollob)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/golub_dobrzyn/golub_dobrzyn.html

- Karelichy, Belarus (Korelitz; the life and destruction of a Jewish
community) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/korelicze/korelicze.html

- Klobuck, Poland (The Book of Klobucko; in memory of a martyred community
which was destroyed) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/klobuck/klobuck.html

- Latvia (Country) (Encyclopaedia of Jewish Communities in Latvia & Estonia)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Pinkas_latvia/pinkas_latvia.html

- Lyubcha, Belarus (Lubtch and Delatich; in memory of the Jewish community)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/lyubcha/lyubcha.html

- Molchad, Belarus (Molchadz, In Memory of the Jewish Community)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Molchadz/Molchadz.html

- Radekhov, Ukraine (Memorial Book of Radikhov)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Radekhov/Radekhov.html

- Sierpc, Poland (The Community of Sierpc; Memorial Book)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Sierpc/Sierpc.html

- Staszow, Poland (The Staszow book)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/staszow/staszow.html

- Stowbtsy, Belarus (Memorial volume of Steibtz-Swerznie and the neighboring
villages Rubezhevitz, Derevna, Nalibok)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Stowbtsy/Stowbtsy.html

- Szczebrzeszyn, Poland (The Book of Memory to the Jewish Community of
Shebreshin) http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/Szczebrzeszyn/Szczebrzeszyn.html

- Szczuczyn, Poland (>from the Inferno Back to Life)
http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/Szczuczyn_pol1/Szczuczyn_polh1.html [Hebrew]

- Tighina, Moldova (Bendery Community Yizkor Book)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Bender/Bender.html

Some important links to note:

- This month's additions and updates are flagged at
http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/translations.html to make it easy to find
them.
- All you would like to know about the Yizkor Books in Print Project
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/ybip.html
- Yizkor Book Translation Funds
http://www.jewishgen.org/JewishGen-erosity/v_projectslist.asp?project_cat=23
where your financial support will assist in seeing more translations go
online.

All the best,
Lance Ackerfeld
Yizkor Book Project Manager
lance.ackerfeld@gmail.com


Sign Up Now for International Conference Activities #southafrica

Florence Schumacher, Boston 2013 Publicity Chair
 

You can now sign up for the special events at the 33rd IAJGS International
Conference on Jewish Genealogy to be held in Boston August 4-9th. These
are events that require additional fees, such as computer workshops,
Breakfasts with the Experts, Special Interest Group (SIG) Luncheons, the
Gala Banquet, and sightseeing tours. Look under the PROGRAM tab on the
conference website (www.iajgs2013.org) for detailed information about
these events.

If you have already registered for the conference, go to the conference
website and update your registration form (mouse over the REGISTRATION tab
and click on "Update Your Registration Info"). If you haven't registered
yet for the conference, you will need to do so to be eligible to sign-up
for these activities (follow the same procedure as above but click on
"Registration Form" instead). In both cases, you will be put into the
registration form, which now has a new sections covering the optional
fee-based items. The number of participants for these activities is
limited, so sign up as soon as possible to reserve your place.

Computer workshops are available for PCs and Macs. They include "Creating
One Step Search Tools" with its creator, Stephen Morse; "Getting Started
with Family Tree Maker" and "Beginners' Reunion" and "Getting the Most Out
of Reunion10" (Mac); workshops for Hungarian and Bessarabian (Moldova)
research, JewishGen, social media, and Jewish community history, to name a
few.

Breakfasts with the Experts include "Researching Your Roots" in Galicia,
Germany, Hungary, Israel, Lithuania, Poland, and Ukraine with the leading
experts in these fields. Another breakfast features "Understanding DNA
Testing and Results" with Bennett Greenspan. Genzyme will be offering a
special breakfast session on genetic diseases.

The Gala Banquet will feature entertainment by the internationally known
Zamir Chorale.

Throughout the week guided tours will be offered to local sites of Jewish
interest. On Sunday there will be a bus tour to the Touro Synagogue,
celebrating its 250th anniversary and a walking tour of old Jewish Newport
in Rhode Island. On Friday there will be a bus tour to the Yiddish Book
Center in Amherst where you'll find a million Yiddish books, permanent and
traveling exhibits, and art galleries.

On Monday there will be a walking tour of Boston's Old South End, home to
an early Jewish community between the 1840s and the 1920s. Also on Monday
will be a free tour for people who attend the showing of the film "Samuel
Bak: Painter of Questions" at the conference to the nearby Pucker Gallery
to see Bak's work. On Tuesday there will be a walking tour of Boston's
North End, where Boston's Eastern European Jewish immigrants lived over a
century ago. Here, too, are icons of American history, such as the Paul
Revere house. Wednesday will feature a walking tour of the West End, where
Jewish immigrants also lived. This also was the site of Boston's pre-Civil
War Underground Railroad and the free black community. The tour ends at
the Vilna Shul, one of the few surviving immigrant-era Jewish synagogues
in the country.

These optional activities complement the nearly 250 programs as well as
the outstanding evening entertainment included in the conference
registration fee.

For more details on the optional activities or to register, go to
www.iajgs2013.org.

Jay Sage
Florence Schumacher


Rabbinic Genealogy SIG #Rabbinic The Daas Sofer #rabbinic

Bernard Weill
 

I was learning in the Sefer Daas Sofer al HaTorah and was confused
when there appeared to be two different tombstone inscriptions for
his tombstone. Can someone share with me a picture of his matzeivah
(tombstone)? Thank you.

Bezalel Weill
Brooklyn


Rabbinic Genealogy SIG #Rabbinic Yizkor Book Project, May 2013 #rabbinic

Lance Ackerfeld <lance.ackerfeld@...>
 

Shalom,

I'm quite sure that you won't be disappointed by the level of activity in
the Yizkor Book Project during May and the lists of new and updated projects
below bear witness to what has been accomplished over the month.

I would like to note a couple of particular additions amongst the many that
took place this month:

- the introductory section >from Pinkas Latvia which provides a very detailed
background regarding the history of Latvian Jews
- ">from the Inferno Back to Life" a memoir in Hebrew and English, relating
to Szczuczyn, Poland
- ">from Zero to Eighty Years Old" a memoir in Spanish, relating to Ratno,
Ukraine
- the completion of the lengthy memorial section >from the Bendery (Tighina,
Moldova) Yizkor book
- the Tarnow Translations Fund and we welcome any donation you can make to
this important enterprise at
http://www.jewishgen.org/JewishGen-erosity/v_projectslist.asp?project_cat=23

I'd also like to note the following Yizkor book projects that have been
published recently, and now join the ever growing list of books that have
been printed within our Yizkor Books in Print Project:

- The Maple Tree Behind The Barbed Wire (A Story of Survival >from the
Czestochowa Ghetto)
- Memorial (Yizkor) Book of the Jewish Community of Novogrudok, Poland
- Memorial (Yizkor) Book of the Jewish Community of Ostrow Mazowiecka,
Poland
- Memorial (Yizkor) Book of the destroyed Jewish Community of Podhajce,
Ukraine
- Yampol Memorial Book

Note that if you are interested in seeing what books have been printed
please go to our Yizkor Books in Print page
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/ybip.html and remember that we objectively
aren't able to print books that haven't been fully translated. By-the-way,
books have been fully translated are indicated with an asterisk on our
Translation Index page http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/translations.html If
the book you are interested has yet to be fully translated, I would suggest
that it might be a good idea to become involved in seeing that it does get
translated and I'm here, if you would like to know how.

Finally, on the 2nd of June, the JewishGen Board will be kindly awarding me
"Volunteer of the Year" at the JewishGen Spring Brunch in NY. Since I am
unable to attend, Gloria Berkenstat Freund has graciously agreed to accept
the award in my name. I'd like to thank all the people that have sent me
their good wishes and wanted to let you know that I am accepting the award
in the name of the many volunteers who I've worked with over the years
because I am far >from being alone in the endeavors that are carried out in
the Yizkor Book Project.

Now to facts and figures for May, during this last month we have added these
4 new projects:

- Glinyany, Ukraine (The community of Glina 1473-1943; its history and
destruction) http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/Glinyany4/Glinyany4.html

- Ratno, Ukraine (>from Zero to Eighty Years Old)
http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/ratno2/ratnos2.html [Spanish]

- Turets, Belarus (Book of Remembrance - Tooretz-Yeremitz)
http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/Turets/Turets.html

- Zamosc, Poland (The rise and fall of Zamosc)
http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/zamosc/zamosc.html

Added in 5 new entries:

- Kamyk, Poland (The Jews of Czestochowa)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Czestochowa1/Cze342.html

- Liptovsky Svaty Mikulas, Slovakia (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities in
Slovakia) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_slovakia/slo302.html

- Mosonmagyarovar, Hungary (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities in Hungary)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_hungary/hun358.html

- Rajka, Hungary (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities in Hungary)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_hungary/hun507.html

- Stremil'che, Ukraine (Memorial book of Radikhov)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Radekhov/Rad431.html

We have continued to update 24 of our existing projects:

- Berezhany, Ukraine (Brzezany Memorial Book)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Berezhany/Berezhany.html

- Bialystok, Poland (The chronicle of Bialystok)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Bialystok/Bialystok.html

- Bilhorod-Dnistrovs'kyy (Akkerman), Ukraine (Akkerman and the Towns of its
District; Memorial Book)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Akkerman/Akkerman.html

- Brzozow, Poland (A Memorial to the Brzozow Community)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/brzozow/brzozow.html

- Burshtyn, Ukraine (Book of Bursztyn)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Burshtyn/Burshtyn.html

- Chelm, Poland (Commemoration book Chelm)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/chelm/chelm.html

- Czestochowa, Poland (Czenstochova - new supplement to the book)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Czestochowa/Czestochowa.html

- Czestochowa, Poland (The Jews of Czestochowa)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Czestochowa1/Czestochowa1.html

- Dabrowa Gornicza, Poland (Book of the Jewish community of Dabrowa Gornicza
and its destruction) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/dabrowa/dabrowa.html

- Dobromil, Poland (Dobromil: life in a Galician Shtetl, 1890-1907)
http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/Dobromil1/Dobromil1.html

- Drogobych, Ukraine (Memorial to the Jews of Drohobycz, Boryslaw, and
surroundings) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Drohobycz/Drogobych.html

- Golub-Dobrzyn, Poland (In Memory of the Communities Dobrzyn-Gollob)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/golub_dobrzyn/golub_dobrzyn.html

- Karelichy, Belarus (Korelitz; the life and destruction of a Jewish
community) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/korelicze/korelicze.html

- Klobuck, Poland (The Book of Klobucko; in memory of a martyred community
which was destroyed) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/klobuck/klobuck.html

- Latvia (Country) (Encyclopaedia of Jewish Communities in Latvia & Estonia)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Pinkas_latvia/pinkas_latvia.html

- Lyubcha, Belarus (Lubtch and Delatich; in memory of the Jewish community)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/lyubcha/lyubcha.html

- Molchad, Belarus (Molchadz, In Memory of the Jewish Community)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Molchadz/Molchadz.html

- Radekhov, Ukraine (Memorial Book of Radikhov)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Radekhov/Radekhov.html

- Sierpc, Poland (The Community of Sierpc; Memorial Book)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Sierpc/Sierpc.html

- Staszow, Poland (The Staszow book)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/staszow/staszow.html

- Stowbtsy, Belarus (Memorial volume of Steibtz-Swerznie and the neighboring
villages Rubezhevitz, Derevna, Nalibok)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Stowbtsy/Stowbtsy.html

- Szczebrzeszyn, Poland (The Book of Memory to the Jewish Community of
Shebreshin) http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/Szczebrzeszyn/Szczebrzeszyn.html

- Szczuczyn, Poland (>from the Inferno Back to Life)
http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/Szczuczyn_pol1/Szczuczyn_polh1.html [Hebrew]

- Tighina, Moldova (Bendery Community Yizkor Book)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Bender/Bender.html

Some important links to note:

- This month's additions and updates are flagged at
http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/translations.html to make it easy to find
them.
- All you would like to know about the Yizkor Books in Print Project
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/ybip.html
- Yizkor Book Translation Funds
http://www.jewishgen.org/JewishGen-erosity/v_projectslist.asp?project_cat=23
where your financial support will assist in seeing more translations go
online.

All the best,
Lance Ackerfeld
Yizkor Book Project Manager
lance.ackerfeld@gmail.com


South Africa SIG #SouthAfrica Sign Up Now for International Conference Activities #southafrica

Florence Schumacher, Boston 2013 Publicity Chair
 

You can now sign up for the special events at the 33rd IAJGS International
Conference on Jewish Genealogy to be held in Boston August 4-9th. These
are events that require additional fees, such as computer workshops,
Breakfasts with the Experts, Special Interest Group (SIG) Luncheons, the
Gala Banquet, and sightseeing tours. Look under the PROGRAM tab on the
conference website (www.iajgs2013.org) for detailed information about
these events.

If you have already registered for the conference, go to the conference
website and update your registration form (mouse over the REGISTRATION tab
and click on "Update Your Registration Info"). If you haven't registered
yet for the conference, you will need to do so to be eligible to sign-up
for these activities (follow the same procedure as above but click on
"Registration Form" instead). In both cases, you will be put into the
registration form, which now has a new sections covering the optional
fee-based items. The number of participants for these activities is
limited, so sign up as soon as possible to reserve your place.

Computer workshops are available for PCs and Macs. They include "Creating
One Step Search Tools" with its creator, Stephen Morse; "Getting Started
with Family Tree Maker" and "Beginners' Reunion" and "Getting the Most Out
of Reunion10" (Mac); workshops for Hungarian and Bessarabian (Moldova)
research, JewishGen, social media, and Jewish community history, to name a
few.

Breakfasts with the Experts include "Researching Your Roots" in Galicia,
Germany, Hungary, Israel, Lithuania, Poland, and Ukraine with the leading
experts in these fields. Another breakfast features "Understanding DNA
Testing and Results" with Bennett Greenspan. Genzyme will be offering a
special breakfast session on genetic diseases.

The Gala Banquet will feature entertainment by the internationally known
Zamir Chorale.

Throughout the week guided tours will be offered to local sites of Jewish
interest. On Sunday there will be a bus tour to the Touro Synagogue,
celebrating its 250th anniversary and a walking tour of old Jewish Newport
in Rhode Island. On Friday there will be a bus tour to the Yiddish Book
Center in Amherst where you'll find a million Yiddish books, permanent and
traveling exhibits, and art galleries.

On Monday there will be a walking tour of Boston's Old South End, home to
an early Jewish community between the 1840s and the 1920s. Also on Monday
will be a free tour for people who attend the showing of the film "Samuel
Bak: Painter of Questions" at the conference to the nearby Pucker Gallery
to see Bak's work. On Tuesday there will be a walking tour of Boston's
North End, where Boston's Eastern European Jewish immigrants lived over a
century ago. Here, too, are icons of American history, such as the Paul
Revere house. Wednesday will feature a walking tour of the West End, where
Jewish immigrants also lived. This also was the site of Boston's pre-Civil
War Underground Railroad and the free black community. The tour ends at
the Vilna Shul, one of the few surviving immigrant-era Jewish synagogues
in the country.

These optional activities complement the nearly 250 programs as well as
the outstanding evening entertainment included in the conference
registration fee.

For more details on the optional activities or to register, go to
www.iajgs2013.org.

Jay Sage
Florence Schumacher


Sign Up Now for International Conference Activities #courland #latvia

Florence Schumacher, Boston 2013 Publicity Chair
 

You can now sign up for the special events at the 33rd IAJGS International
Conference on Jewish Genealogy to be held in Boston August 4-9th. These
are events that require additional fees, such as computer workshops,
Breakfasts with the Experts, Special Interest Group (SIG) Luncheons, the
Gala Banquet, and sightseeing tours. Look under the PROGRAM tab on the
conference website (www.iajgs2013.org) for detailed information about
these events.

If you have already registered for the conference, go to the conference
website and update your registration form (mouse over the REGISTRATION tab
and click on "Update Your Registration Info"). If you haven't registered
yet for the conference, you will need to do so to be eligible to sign-up
for these activities (follow the same procedure as above but click on
"Registration Form" instead). In both cases, you will be put into the
registration form, which now has a new sections covering the optional
fee-based items. The number of participants for these activities is
limited, so sign up as soon as possible to reserve your place.

Computer workshops are available for PCs and Macs. They include "Creating
One Step Search Tools" with its creator, Stephen Morse; "Getting Started
with Family Tree Maker" and "Beginners' Reunion" and "Getting the Most Out
of Reunion10" (Mac); workshops for Hungarian and Bessarabian (Moldova)
research, JewishGen, social media, and Jewish community history, to name a
few.

Breakfasts with the Experts include "Researching Your Roots" in Galicia,
Germany, Hungary, Israel, Lithuania, Poland, and Ukraine with the leading
experts in these fields. Another breakfast features "Understanding DNA
Testing and Results" with Bennett Greenspan. Genzyme will be offering a
special breakfast session on genetic diseases.

The Gala Banquet will feature entertainment by the internationally known
Zamir Chorale.

Throughout the week guided tours will be offered to local sites of Jewish
interest. On Sunday there will be a bus tour to the Touro Synagogue,
celebrating its 250th anniversary and a walking tour of old Jewish Newport
in Rhode Island. On Friday there will be a bus tour to the Yiddish Book
Center in Amherst where you'll find a million Yiddish books, permanent and
traveling exhibits, and art galleries.

On Monday there will be a walking tour of Boston's Old South End, home to
an early Jewish community between the 1840s and the 1920s. Also on Monday
will be a free tour for people who attend the showing of the film "Samuel
Bak: Painter of Questions" at the conference to the nearby Pucker Gallery
to see Bak's work. On Tuesday there will be a walking tour of Boston's
North End, where Boston's Eastern European Jewish immigrants lived over a
century ago. Here, too, are icons of American history, such as the Paul
Revere house. Wednesday will feature a walking tour of the West End, where
Jewish immigrants also lived. This also was the site of Boston's pre-Civil
War Underground Railroad and the free black community. The tour ends at
the Vilna Shul, one of the few surviving immigrant-era Jewish synagogues
in the country.

These optional activities complement the nearly 250 programs as well as
the outstanding evening entertainment included in the conference
registration fee.

For more details on the optional activities or to register, go to
www.iajgs2013.org.

Jay Sage
Florence Schumacher


Re: Rabbi Menachem MONDERER #rabbinic

barmag <barmag@...>
 

Rav Menachem MONDERER, the Kossover Rebbe of Jerusalem passed away in May.
He left 7 sons and 6 daughters
Can any one help in finding out who they are?
Any help appreciated
He had 16 children.
-Daughter is wife of R' Yoel Kohn, son of previous Toldos Aron Rebbe zt"l.
-Daughter is wife of R' Shua Asher Kahana.
-Child of Toldos Avrohom Yitzchak Rebbe shlit"a married Monderer.
The rest I don't know.

Malkie Griffel
Yerushalayim


Courland SIG #Courland #Latvia Sign Up Now for International Conference Activities #courland #latvia

Florence Schumacher, Boston 2013 Publicity Chair
 

You can now sign up for the special events at the 33rd IAJGS International
Conference on Jewish Genealogy to be held in Boston August 4-9th. These
are events that require additional fees, such as computer workshops,
Breakfasts with the Experts, Special Interest Group (SIG) Luncheons, the
Gala Banquet, and sightseeing tours. Look under the PROGRAM tab on the
conference website (www.iajgs2013.org) for detailed information about
these events.

If you have already registered for the conference, go to the conference
website and update your registration form (mouse over the REGISTRATION tab
and click on "Update Your Registration Info"). If you haven't registered
yet for the conference, you will need to do so to be eligible to sign-up
for these activities (follow the same procedure as above but click on
"Registration Form" instead). In both cases, you will be put into the
registration form, which now has a new sections covering the optional
fee-based items. The number of participants for these activities is
limited, so sign up as soon as possible to reserve your place.

Computer workshops are available for PCs and Macs. They include "Creating
One Step Search Tools" with its creator, Stephen Morse; "Getting Started
with Family Tree Maker" and "Beginners' Reunion" and "Getting the Most Out
of Reunion10" (Mac); workshops for Hungarian and Bessarabian (Moldova)
research, JewishGen, social media, and Jewish community history, to name a
few.

Breakfasts with the Experts include "Researching Your Roots" in Galicia,
Germany, Hungary, Israel, Lithuania, Poland, and Ukraine with the leading
experts in these fields. Another breakfast features "Understanding DNA
Testing and Results" with Bennett Greenspan. Genzyme will be offering a
special breakfast session on genetic diseases.

The Gala Banquet will feature entertainment by the internationally known
Zamir Chorale.

Throughout the week guided tours will be offered to local sites of Jewish
interest. On Sunday there will be a bus tour to the Touro Synagogue,
celebrating its 250th anniversary and a walking tour of old Jewish Newport
in Rhode Island. On Friday there will be a bus tour to the Yiddish Book
Center in Amherst where you'll find a million Yiddish books, permanent and
traveling exhibits, and art galleries.

On Monday there will be a walking tour of Boston's Old South End, home to
an early Jewish community between the 1840s and the 1920s. Also on Monday
will be a free tour for people who attend the showing of the film "Samuel
Bak: Painter of Questions" at the conference to the nearby Pucker Gallery
to see Bak's work. On Tuesday there will be a walking tour of Boston's
North End, where Boston's Eastern European Jewish immigrants lived over a
century ago. Here, too, are icons of American history, such as the Paul
Revere house. Wednesday will feature a walking tour of the West End, where
Jewish immigrants also lived. This also was the site of Boston's pre-Civil
War Underground Railroad and the free black community. The tour ends at
the Vilna Shul, one of the few surviving immigrant-era Jewish synagogues
in the country.

These optional activities complement the nearly 250 programs as well as
the outstanding evening entertainment included in the conference
registration fee.

For more details on the optional activities or to register, go to
www.iajgs2013.org.

Jay Sage
Florence Schumacher


Rabbinic Genealogy SIG #Rabbinic Re: Rabbi Menachem MONDERER #rabbinic

barmag <barmag@...>
 

Rav Menachem MONDERER, the Kossover Rebbe of Jerusalem passed away in May.
He left 7 sons and 6 daughters
Can any one help in finding out who they are?
Any help appreciated
He had 16 children.
-Daughter is wife of R' Yoel Kohn, son of previous Toldos Aron Rebbe zt"l.
-Daughter is wife of R' Shua Asher Kahana.
-Child of Toldos Avrohom Yitzchak Rebbe shlit"a married Monderer.
The rest I don't know.

Malkie Griffel
Yerushalayim


Re: Hebrew Translation Question #general

Cyndi Norwitz
 

I asked for help in translating 2 bits of the Hebrew on the gravestone of my great
grandfather, Emanuel DEUTELBAUM, who died in Budapest, Hungary.

And wow what a response! Thank you!

My second question was about the date. With a degraded stone, it was hard to tell
letters apart. Everyone who wrote agreed that a gimmel got mistaken for a vav and
the correct date was 29 Kislev 5683 (Dec 19, 1922).

My first question was about the Hebrew name. I had Menahem ben Frader or Fradel
or ???

Most people thought it was Fradel (with variations of Fradl and Fridel). Some
people thought it was Frader. And we had one Freda.

2 people wondered if Jonas Deutelbaum (Emmanuel's dad) was not Jewish (he was!) or
estranged >from his son (no idea) or if his Hebrew name was forgotten (unlikely;
several of his children lived in Budapest) and that is why Emmanuel's survivors
(his wife Ida MILCH mostly) used Francza ZELINKA's Hebrew name instead.

I had also forgotten to mention that I had all the Hungarian on the stone
translated except for one word, Faradalmait, which I assumed was his profession
(he was a "forest appraiser" (my mom's words) or a "lumber merchant" (on a doc)).
But 2 people told me it is actually something else. That it means "after a busy
working life" or "Resting after an exhausting working life" or "the weariness of
his working life." One person said it may have been a play on words, that "Munkas
elete faradalmait" is similar to "Menachem ben fradl."

Some people thought that Fradel/Fradl/Fridel could indeed be a man's Hebrew name,
even if it is usually a woman's.

The person who took the photo for me sent me a higher resolution version of the
original picture. I was originally in the "it's a resh!" camp. But looking at the
new photo, you can see for certain that it is a lamed. So Fradel not Frader.
http://norwitz.net/downloads/Genealogy/ED.JPG

So now the question I'm left with is if Fradel (etc) is Jonas' or Francza's Hebrew
name. Hopefully I'll find the answer to that as I continue with the transcription
of the Kotesova, Slovakia records. One person noted that the same cemetery,
Kozma Street Jewish Cemetery, Budapest, had other gravestones giving the mother's
Hebrew name. He wondered if it was because this cemetery is not Orthodox.
Interesting. It is a Neolog synagogue that runs the cemetery.

So we're left with a mystery.

Many thanks for all the help. Genealogy can be so painstakingly slow, but it's
still loads of fun.

Cyndi
Cyndi Norwitz
Petaluma, California
cyndi@norwitz.net

DEUTELBAUM, ZELENKA (Kotesova, Slovakia); KRIEGER, GOLDBERGER (Kosice, Slovakia);
DEUTELBAUM, KARPATI, GROSZMANN (Budapest); DEUTELBAUM (Cleveland; Chicago;
Pittsburgh); KARPATI (Boston); DUBIN (Chudnov, Ukraine); FRIEDMAN, SHAPIRO
(Cherikov, Mogilev, Belarus; Mglin Russia/Ukraine; Newark, NJ) ; NAIMSKY
(Warsaw; Bronx, NY); NITOWITZ, NORWITZ (Lomza, Poland; Washington DC); GOLDSTEIN
(Lativa;Baltimore); SHAVEL, SHAVELLE, SHAVIL (Kanus, Lithuania)


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Hebrew Translation Question #general

Cyndi Norwitz
 

I asked for help in translating 2 bits of the Hebrew on the gravestone of my great
grandfather, Emanuel DEUTELBAUM, who died in Budapest, Hungary.

And wow what a response! Thank you!

My second question was about the date. With a degraded stone, it was hard to tell
letters apart. Everyone who wrote agreed that a gimmel got mistaken for a vav and
the correct date was 29 Kislev 5683 (Dec 19, 1922).

My first question was about the Hebrew name. I had Menahem ben Frader or Fradel
or ???

Most people thought it was Fradel (with variations of Fradl and Fridel). Some
people thought it was Frader. And we had one Freda.

2 people wondered if Jonas Deutelbaum (Emmanuel's dad) was not Jewish (he was!) or
estranged >from his son (no idea) or if his Hebrew name was forgotten (unlikely;
several of his children lived in Budapest) and that is why Emmanuel's survivors
(his wife Ida MILCH mostly) used Francza ZELINKA's Hebrew name instead.

I had also forgotten to mention that I had all the Hungarian on the stone
translated except for one word, Faradalmait, which I assumed was his profession
(he was a "forest appraiser" (my mom's words) or a "lumber merchant" (on a doc)).
But 2 people told me it is actually something else. That it means "after a busy
working life" or "Resting after an exhausting working life" or "the weariness of
his working life." One person said it may have been a play on words, that "Munkas
elete faradalmait" is similar to "Menachem ben fradl."

Some people thought that Fradel/Fradl/Fridel could indeed be a man's Hebrew name,
even if it is usually a woman's.

The person who took the photo for me sent me a higher resolution version of the
original picture. I was originally in the "it's a resh!" camp. But looking at the
new photo, you can see for certain that it is a lamed. So Fradel not Frader.
http://norwitz.net/downloads/Genealogy/ED.JPG

So now the question I'm left with is if Fradel (etc) is Jonas' or Francza's Hebrew
name. Hopefully I'll find the answer to that as I continue with the transcription
of the Kotesova, Slovakia records. One person noted that the same cemetery,
Kozma Street Jewish Cemetery, Budapest, had other gravestones giving the mother's
Hebrew name. He wondered if it was because this cemetery is not Orthodox.
Interesting. It is a Neolog synagogue that runs the cemetery.

So we're left with a mystery.

Many thanks for all the help. Genealogy can be so painstakingly slow, but it's
still loads of fun.

Cyndi
Cyndi Norwitz
Petaluma, California
cyndi@norwitz.net

DEUTELBAUM, ZELENKA (Kotesova, Slovakia); KRIEGER, GOLDBERGER (Kosice, Slovakia);
DEUTELBAUM, KARPATI, GROSZMANN (Budapest); DEUTELBAUM (Cleveland; Chicago;
Pittsburgh); KARPATI (Boston); DUBIN (Chudnov, Ukraine); FRIEDMAN, SHAPIRO
(Cherikov, Mogilev, Belarus; Mglin Russia/Ukraine; Newark, NJ) ; NAIMSKY
(Warsaw; Bronx, NY); NITOWITZ, NORWITZ (Lomza, Poland; Washington DC); GOLDSTEIN
(Lativa;Baltimore); SHAVEL, SHAVELLE, SHAVIL (Kanus, Lithuania)


sources of historic photos of shtetlach #general

David Laskin
 

I am looking for an historic photo of the Volozhin or Rakov marketplace or the
Volozhin yeshiva to use in a book I have written. I need a high resolution, good
quality scan. The images I have found in a quick web search do not have sufficiently
high resolution.
Thanks for any help.
David Laskin, Seattle, WA, USA


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen sources of historic photos of shtetlach #general

David Laskin
 

I am looking for an historic photo of the Volozhin or Rakov marketplace or the
Volozhin yeshiva to use in a book I have written. I need a high resolution, good
quality scan. The images I have found in a quick web search do not have sufficiently
high resolution.
Thanks for any help.
David Laskin, Seattle, WA, USA


Sign Up Now for International Conference Activities #yiddish

bounce-2618280-772983@...
 

You can now sign up for the special events at the 33rd IAJGS International
Conference on Jewish Genealogy to be held in Boston August 4-9th. These
are events that require additional fees, such as computer workshops,
Breakfasts with the Experts, Special Interest Group (SIG) Luncheons, the
Gala Banquet, and sightseeing tours. Look under the PROGRAM tab on the
conference website (www.iajgs2013.org) for detailed information about
these events.

If you have already registered for the conference, go to the conference
website and update your registration form (mouse over the REGISTRATION tab
and click on "Update Your Registration Info"). If you haven't registered
yet for the conference, you will need to do so to be eligible to sign-up
for these activities (follow the same procedure as above but click on
"Registration Form" instead). In both cases, you will be put into the
registration form, which now has a new sections covering the optional
fee-based items. The number of participants for these activities is
limited, so sign up as soon as possible to reserve your place.

Computer workshops are available for PCs and Macs. They include "Creating
One Step Search Tools" with its creator, Stephen Morse; "Getting Started
with Family Tree Maker" and "Beginners' Reunion" and "Getting the Most Out
of Reunion10" (Mac); workshops for Hungarian and Bessarabian (Moldova)
research, JewishGen, social media, and Jewish community history, to name a
few.

Breakfasts with the Experts include "Researching Your Roots" in Galicia,
Germany, Hungary, Israel, Lithuania, Poland, and Ukraine with the leading
experts in these fields. Another breakfast features "Understanding DNA
Testing and Results" with Bennett Greenspan. Genzyme will be offering a
special breakfast session on genetic diseases.

The Gala Banquet will feature entertainment by the internationally known
Zamir Chorale.

Throughout the week guided tours will be offered to local sites of Jewish
interest. On Sunday there will be a bus tour to the Touro Synagogue,
celebrating its 250th anniversary and a walking tour of old Jewish Newport
in Rhode Island. On Friday there will be a bus tour to the Yiddish Book
Center in Amherst where you'll find a million Yiddish books, permanent and
traveling exhibits, and art galleries.

On Monday there will be a walking tour of Boston's Old South End, home to
an early Jewish community between the 1840s and the 1920s. Also on Monday
will be a free tour for people who attend the showing of the film "Samuel
Bak: Painter of Questions" at the conference to the nearby Pucker Gallery
to see Bak's work. On Tuesday there will be a walking tour of Boston's
North End, where Boston's Eastern European Jewish immigrants lived over a
century ago. Here, too, are icons of American history, such as the Paul
Revere house. Wednesday will feature a walking tour of the West End, where
Jewish immigrants also lived. This also was the site of Boston's pre-Civil
War Underground Railroad and the free black community. The tour ends at
the Vilna Shul, one of the few surviving immigrant-era Jewish synagogues
in the country.

These optional activities complement the nearly 250 programs as well as
the outstanding evening entertainment included in the conference
registration fee.

For more details on the optional activities or to register, go to
www.iajgs2013.org.

Jay Sage
Florence Schumacher


Yiddish Theatre and Vadeville #YiddishTheatre Sign Up Now for International Conference Activities #yiddish

bounce-2618280-772983@...
 

You can now sign up for the special events at the 33rd IAJGS International
Conference on Jewish Genealogy to be held in Boston August 4-9th. These
are events that require additional fees, such as computer workshops,
Breakfasts with the Experts, Special Interest Group (SIG) Luncheons, the
Gala Banquet, and sightseeing tours. Look under the PROGRAM tab on the
conference website (www.iajgs2013.org) for detailed information about
these events.

If you have already registered for the conference, go to the conference
website and update your registration form (mouse over the REGISTRATION tab
and click on "Update Your Registration Info"). If you haven't registered
yet for the conference, you will need to do so to be eligible to sign-up
for these activities (follow the same procedure as above but click on
"Registration Form" instead). In both cases, you will be put into the
registration form, which now has a new sections covering the optional
fee-based items. The number of participants for these activities is
limited, so sign up as soon as possible to reserve your place.

Computer workshops are available for PCs and Macs. They include "Creating
One Step Search Tools" with its creator, Stephen Morse; "Getting Started
with Family Tree Maker" and "Beginners' Reunion" and "Getting the Most Out
of Reunion10" (Mac); workshops for Hungarian and Bessarabian (Moldova)
research, JewishGen, social media, and Jewish community history, to name a
few.

Breakfasts with the Experts include "Researching Your Roots" in Galicia,
Germany, Hungary, Israel, Lithuania, Poland, and Ukraine with the leading
experts in these fields. Another breakfast features "Understanding DNA
Testing and Results" with Bennett Greenspan. Genzyme will be offering a
special breakfast session on genetic diseases.

The Gala Banquet will feature entertainment by the internationally known
Zamir Chorale.

Throughout the week guided tours will be offered to local sites of Jewish
interest. On Sunday there will be a bus tour to the Touro Synagogue,
celebrating its 250th anniversary and a walking tour of old Jewish Newport
in Rhode Island. On Friday there will be a bus tour to the Yiddish Book
Center in Amherst where you'll find a million Yiddish books, permanent and
traveling exhibits, and art galleries.

On Monday there will be a walking tour of Boston's Old South End, home to
an early Jewish community between the 1840s and the 1920s. Also on Monday
will be a free tour for people who attend the showing of the film "Samuel
Bak: Painter of Questions" at the conference to the nearby Pucker Gallery
to see Bak's work. On Tuesday there will be a walking tour of Boston's
North End, where Boston's Eastern European Jewish immigrants lived over a
century ago. Here, too, are icons of American history, such as the Paul
Revere house. Wednesday will feature a walking tour of the West End, where
Jewish immigrants also lived. This also was the site of Boston's pre-Civil
War Underground Railroad and the free black community. The tour ends at
the Vilna Shul, one of the few surviving immigrant-era Jewish synagogues
in the country.

These optional activities complement the nearly 250 programs as well as
the outstanding evening entertainment included in the conference
registration fee.

For more details on the optional activities or to register, go to
www.iajgs2013.org.

Jay Sage
Florence Schumacher


sent from Warsaw to Finland in 1940 #general

Lea Haber Gedalia <leahgedalia53@...>
 

Dear Genners
Last week I got a disappointing answer >from ITS concerning Oleg Kagan born 1913 in
Warsaw - No record was found for him. Oleg who was an electrical engineer was sent
to Finland after March 1940 when A daughter was born to his wife Channa Klavir
{born Lodz}. The family had an address for him in Finland , which seems to me as a
train station address - Karlopinskaya z'eleznaya Droga , stanica Maximillian
Michalevich. At first I thought it was a camp's name. Would he be living in train
station? Why was he sent? maybe as a Jewish soldier to fight against the Russians?
I can't think of another reason. I would appreciate any suggestions as to the
reason for his deportation to Finland and possible fate for which I do not have a
clue.
Lea Haber Gedalia


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen sent from Warsaw to Finland in 1940 #general

Lea Haber Gedalia <leahgedalia53@...>
 

Dear Genners
Last week I got a disappointing answer >from ITS concerning Oleg Kagan born 1913 in
Warsaw - No record was found for him. Oleg who was an electrical engineer was sent
to Finland after March 1940 when A daughter was born to his wife Channa Klavir
{born Lodz}. The family had an address for him in Finland , which seems to me as a
train station address - Karlopinskaya z'eleznaya Droga , stanica Maximillian
Michalevich. At first I thought it was a camp's name. Would he be living in train
station? Why was he sent? maybe as a Jewish soldier to fight against the Russians?
I can't think of another reason. I would appreciate any suggestions as to the
reason for his deportation to Finland and possible fate for which I do not have a
clue.
Lea Haber Gedalia


Lance Ackerfeld #belarus

jferber1@...
 

Shalom,
Mazel Tov and Todah Rabah to Lance Ackerfeld, the Jewishgen volunteer
of the year. Being involve with the translation of the Koidanov Yizkor book
has been a tremendously rewarding experience. After exchanging emails with Lance
several years ago, I decided that I would commit to getting the Koidanov Yizkor
book translated. During this process, I have learned a valuable lesson. If you
are fortunate to find something that you feel called to do, you should do it. If
you do, you will gain a wonderful sense of fulfillment.
The many Yizkor book translations that Lance has nurtured and overseen have
created an incredible genealogical and historical resource that has deeply affected
the lives of the descendants of the Jewish shtetl. In many ways the Yizkor books
were an expression of love and caring >from a generation of survivors and their
families. The opportunity to translate these works is our opportunity to
continue that love and caring and to share it with present and especially future
generations. Thank you Lance for helping us all. I encourage all of us who have
found meaning and inspiration >from the Yizkor Book Project to honor Lance and all
the volunteers by sending a check to Jewishgen:

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

Regards,
Jeff Feber


Belarus SIG #Belarus Lance Ackerfeld #belarus

jferber1@...
 

Shalom,
Mazel Tov and Todah Rabah to Lance Ackerfeld, the Jewishgen volunteer
of the year. Being involve with the translation of the Koidanov Yizkor book
has been a tremendously rewarding experience. After exchanging emails with Lance
several years ago, I decided that I would commit to getting the Koidanov Yizkor
book translated. During this process, I have learned a valuable lesson. If you
are fortunate to find something that you feel called to do, you should do it. If
you do, you will gain a wonderful sense of fulfillment.
The many Yizkor book translations that Lance has nurtured and overseen have
created an incredible genealogical and historical resource that has deeply affected
the lives of the descendants of the Jewish shtetl. In many ways the Yizkor books
were an expression of love and caring >from a generation of survivors and their
families. The opportunity to translate these works is our opportunity to
continue that love and caring and to share it with present and especially future
generations. Thank you Lance for helping us all. I encourage all of us who have
found meaning and inspiration >from the Yizkor Book Project to honor Lance and all
the volunteers by sending a check to Jewishgen:

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

Regards,
Jeff Feber

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