Date   
William (Willie) Siegel #yiddish

Harry D. Boonin <hdboonin@...>
 

I am doing historical research on the Yiddish stage in Philadelphia.
One of the most prominent actors and writers is William (Willie) Siegel,
who died on May 23, 1966, at Columbus Hospital in New York. Siegel
wrote over 150 plays, many of them performed in NYC.
As far as I know, he did not have any children, but he did have three
sisters. If descendants of the sisters are our members, would they
kindly contact me at: hdboonin@...
I would like to make contact with Siegel's family.
Harry D. Boonin
112 Pocasset Road
Philadelphia, PA 19115
hdboonin@...

[YT&V RG] Another WARNING FROM CAROL SKYDELL #yiddish

David W. Harris <dharris1@...>
 

To YT&V Members
In the event you have not seen this message through one of the other
groups, I am submitting in our collective best interests.
David Harris
Silver Spring, MD

A warning >from Carol Skydell

BE ON THE ALERT - COPYCATS!
---------------------------

Another warning - not virus warning this time - >from Carol Skydell
(permission have been given to send this to other mailing lists):

Date: Sun, 07 May 2000 14:49:48 -0700
From: Carol Skydell <skydell@...>
Subject: another HEADS UP >from CAROL

Not a virus this time.....but

There is a group that is sending messages out with the subject line
intending to convey information regarding "Restoration and Maintenance
of Jewish Historical Sites in the Ukraine"

Apparently this is an "unsavory group" using the e-mail address
(chabad@...) to throw you off the track. The contact person on
the most recent e-mail is Shlomo Wilhelm .

The uncanny and scarey part is that they are mimicing our projects!.
We have been alerted to this by friends of JewishGen. What I suggest
is, if you get anything seeking funding for or cooperation with any kind
of restoration project, or records retrieval project in the Ukraine you
put it on hold and check it out with Joyce Field at jfield@...
since I will be out of the country for two weeks, but unavailable for
closer to three.

Carol

Yiddish Theatre and Vadeville #YiddishTheatre William (Willie) Siegel #yiddish

Harry D. Boonin <hdboonin@...>
 

I am doing historical research on the Yiddish stage in Philadelphia.
One of the most prominent actors and writers is William (Willie) Siegel,
who died on May 23, 1966, at Columbus Hospital in New York. Siegel
wrote over 150 plays, many of them performed in NYC.
As far as I know, he did not have any children, but he did have three
sisters. If descendants of the sisters are our members, would they
kindly contact me at: hdboonin@...
I would like to make contact with Siegel's family.
Harry D. Boonin
112 Pocasset Road
Philadelphia, PA 19115
hdboonin@...

Yiddish Theatre and Vadeville #YiddishTheatre [YT&V RG] Another WARNING FROM CAROL SKYDELL #yiddish

David W. Harris <dharris1@...>
 

To YT&V Members
In the event you have not seen this message through one of the other
groups, I am submitting in our collective best interests.
David Harris
Silver Spring, MD

A warning >from Carol Skydell

BE ON THE ALERT - COPYCATS!
---------------------------

Another warning - not virus warning this time - >from Carol Skydell
(permission have been given to send this to other mailing lists):

Date: Sun, 07 May 2000 14:49:48 -0700
From: Carol Skydell <skydell@...>
Subject: another HEADS UP >from CAROL

Not a virus this time.....but

There is a group that is sending messages out with the subject line
intending to convey information regarding "Restoration and Maintenance
of Jewish Historical Sites in the Ukraine"

Apparently this is an "unsavory group" using the e-mail address
(chabad@...) to throw you off the track. The contact person on
the most recent e-mail is Shlomo Wilhelm .

The uncanny and scarey part is that they are mimicing our projects!.
We have been alerted to this by friends of JewishGen. What I suggest
is, if you get anything seeking funding for or cooperation with any kind
of restoration project, or records retrieval project in the Ukraine you
put it on hold and check it out with Joyce Field at jfield@...
since I will be out of the country for two weeks, but unavailable for
closer to three.

Carol

Re: Bielsko-Biala; "Unraveling the Bialas" #galicia

Rafi Guber
 

The question arose about towns named Biala.

There were a number of cities and towns in Poland which include the name
Biala. Likely the most famous of which is Biala Podlaska, in Congress Poland
not far >from Warsaw and Sedliece (Shedlitz in Yiddish.) When people speak of
Biala in general they are usually referring to this place.

Bielsko -Biala in Galicia is famous in its own right. The Lando Rabbinic
line as well as other descendants of the Ciechenowa Tzaddik are associated
with this place. As opposed to the lines of the Rabinowicz families
associated with Biala Podlask, Shedlitz, Opele, Josefow, and other well
known towns in Congress Poland. The Podlaska Rabbinic line has familial
association with the "Yid HaKodesh" as well.

If anyone disagrees with my comments I have no ego problems about standing
corrected.

My point here is to make sure you are going after the right Biala.


Rafi Guber
Talner@...

MODERATOR: Congress Poland was part of the Russian Empire, not in Galicia,
which was part of the Austrian Empire.

Gesher Galicia SIG #Galicia Re: Bielsko-Biala; "Unraveling the Bialas" #galicia

Rafi Guber
 

The question arose about towns named Biala.

There were a number of cities and towns in Poland which include the name
Biala. Likely the most famous of which is Biala Podlaska, in Congress Poland
not far >from Warsaw and Sedliece (Shedlitz in Yiddish.) When people speak of
Biala in general they are usually referring to this place.

Bielsko -Biala in Galicia is famous in its own right. The Lando Rabbinic
line as well as other descendants of the Ciechenowa Tzaddik are associated
with this place. As opposed to the lines of the Rabinowicz families
associated with Biala Podlask, Shedlitz, Opele, Josefow, and other well
known towns in Congress Poland. The Podlaska Rabbinic line has familial
association with the "Yid HaKodesh" as well.

If anyone disagrees with my comments I have no ego problems about standing
corrected.

My point here is to make sure you are going after the right Biala.


Rafi Guber
Talner@...

MODERATOR: Congress Poland was part of the Russian Empire, not in Galicia,
which was part of the Austrian Empire.

DYBNER #general

michael.dobner@...
 

My father was born in Wyszkow, Poland under the name Yakov
Dybner (letter he immigrated to Israel and his name changed
to Dobner).

His parents were Hersh and Sura (Sara). I get the impression
that there were quite a few Dybners in Wyszkow but as of today
was not able to locate any Dybners. I would be interested to
hear >from any body who has a connection to or
information about the Dybners.

Thank you,

Michael Dobner

JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen DYBNER #general

michael.dobner@...
 

My father was born in Wyszkow, Poland under the name Yakov
Dybner (letter he immigrated to Israel and his name changed
to Dobner).

His parents were Hersh and Sura (Sara). I get the impression
that there were quite a few Dybners in Wyszkow but as of today
was not able to locate any Dybners. I would be interested to
hear >from any body who has a connection to or
information about the Dybners.

Thank you,

Michael Dobner

Gesher Galicia Fundraising for your Research Projects #galicia

Shelley K. Pollero <rkpollero@...>
 

Gesher Galicia Fundraising Initiatives for your Research Projects

Inspired by the success of many of your Galicia research activities, and
the growing number of Galicia projects now in progress, we would like to
proclaim the “Year of Galicia Research” beginning June 1, 2000. If you
have thought about heading up a project for your Galicia town, or have
said at one time “What we need is . . .”, or “Why don’t they . . .?”,
why not take this opportunity to come forward and take a leadership
role?

Many of you have been hard at work gathering data, acquiring and
indexing records, and translating Yizkor books for your towns or
regions. Little by little, a picture is emerging of a dynamic force
within Gesher Galicia (and the Galicia SIG discussion group) whose
research has been shared with others, whether in The Galitzianer or
online on the various pages of JewishGen or personal web sites.

Many of your projects may require the raising of funds to pay for the
acquisition of paper records or films containing records and/or for
professional translation services, for example. To facilitate the
raising of funds for your Galicia research projects, the Gesher Galicia
Steering Committee (GGSC) has established the Gesher Galicia Projects
JewishGen-erosity Page on JewishGen online.

Thanks to our special relationship with JewishGen, we are able to use
their 501 (c)(3) federally tax deductible status for the fundraising of
your Galicia research projects, if they meet the mission and goals of
JewishGen. When you list your project on this page, 100% of all funds
contributed to your project will be directed to your project.
Contributions are tax deductible according to the laws of your country.

If you are a member in good standing of Gesher Galicia and you need to
raise a substantial amount of money for your Galicia research project,
we invite and encourage you to set up a fundraising project on the GG
Projects JewishGen-erosity Page. For details, please contact Melody
Katz, GG Research Chair.

If you would like to support or contribute financially to a specific
Galicia project, or to the Gesher Galicia General Fund, please visit:
<http://www.jewishgen.org/jewishgen-erosity/galicia.html>

In another initiative, Gesher Galicia plans to award some nominal
monetary grants to members in good standing to help them get started in
raising funds for your Galicia town-based research project. Listing
a project on the GG Projects JewishGen-erosity Page is not required
for consideration of a grant.

If your request is approved, the GGSC will determine the amount of the
grant to be awarded. For more information or to request a GG Research
Grant Request Form, contact Melody Katz, Research Chair.

You may contact Melody Katz by email <MelodyKatz@...> (Subject
line: GG Research) or by postal mail (See member #509 in the GG Family
Finder).

Shelley K. Pollero, Coordinator
Gesher Galicia
Severna Park, Maryland
<rkpollero@...>

Gesher Galicia SIG #Galicia Gesher Galicia Fundraising for your Research Projects #galicia

Shelley K. Pollero <rkpollero@...>
 

Gesher Galicia Fundraising Initiatives for your Research Projects

Inspired by the success of many of your Galicia research activities, and
the growing number of Galicia projects now in progress, we would like to
proclaim the “Year of Galicia Research” beginning June 1, 2000. If you
have thought about heading up a project for your Galicia town, or have
said at one time “What we need is . . .”, or “Why don’t they . . .?”,
why not take this opportunity to come forward and take a leadership
role?

Many of you have been hard at work gathering data, acquiring and
indexing records, and translating Yizkor books for your towns or
regions. Little by little, a picture is emerging of a dynamic force
within Gesher Galicia (and the Galicia SIG discussion group) whose
research has been shared with others, whether in The Galitzianer or
online on the various pages of JewishGen or personal web sites.

Many of your projects may require the raising of funds to pay for the
acquisition of paper records or films containing records and/or for
professional translation services, for example. To facilitate the
raising of funds for your Galicia research projects, the Gesher Galicia
Steering Committee (GGSC) has established the Gesher Galicia Projects
JewishGen-erosity Page on JewishGen online.

Thanks to our special relationship with JewishGen, we are able to use
their 501 (c)(3) federally tax deductible status for the fundraising of
your Galicia research projects, if they meet the mission and goals of
JewishGen. When you list your project on this page, 100% of all funds
contributed to your project will be directed to your project.
Contributions are tax deductible according to the laws of your country.

If you are a member in good standing of Gesher Galicia and you need to
raise a substantial amount of money for your Galicia research project,
we invite and encourage you to set up a fundraising project on the GG
Projects JewishGen-erosity Page. For details, please contact Melody
Katz, GG Research Chair.

If you would like to support or contribute financially to a specific
Galicia project, or to the Gesher Galicia General Fund, please visit:
<http://www.jewishgen.org/jewishgen-erosity/galicia.html>

In another initiative, Gesher Galicia plans to award some nominal
monetary grants to members in good standing to help them get started in
raising funds for your Galicia town-based research project. Listing
a project on the GG Projects JewishGen-erosity Page is not required
for consideration of a grant.

If your request is approved, the GGSC will determine the amount of the
grant to be awarded. For more information or to request a GG Research
Grant Request Form, contact Melody Katz, Research Chair.

You may contact Melody Katz by email <MelodyKatz@...> (Subject
line: GG Research) or by postal mail (See member #509 in the GG Family
Finder).

Shelley K. Pollero, Coordinator
Gesher Galicia
Severna Park, Maryland
<rkpollero@...>

New JG Director of Business/Corporate Development #galicia

Shelley K. Pollero <rkpollero@...>
 

For Immediate Release
Contact: Susan E. King (susan.king@...)
Glen Straus (gstrauss@...)

Due to the tremendous growth JewishGen is experiencing and recognizing the
need to focus on Business and Corporate Development, it is with great
pleasure that JewishGen can announce today the appointment of Mr. Glen
Strauss as our Director of Business and Corporate Development. This newly
formed position will report directly to the President of JewishGen with
input >from the Development Sub-Committee of JewishGen's Executive Committee.

Glen's role will be to strengthen and build JewishGen's business
relationships within the Jewish genealogical community and to develop
ongoing relationships within the world's corporate community.

Born in Illinois in 1954, Glen graduated >from the University of Illinois
with a B.S. degree in music education in 1976. He graduated with a J.D.
degree >from the University of Southern California Law Center, and has been
admitted to practice law in the State of California. He joined Smith Barney
as a financial consultant in 1983, and is now a Senior Vice President of
Investments/Financial Consultant and a Director of the Consulting Group
at Smith Barney. He has served on the Directors Council at Smith Barney for
nearly fifteen years, and has been a member of the Directors Advisory
Group.

As co-chairman of the Yitzhak Rabin Peace Memorial Fund, he recently
succeeded in having a large bronze bust of the late Prime Minister
installed at the entrance to the municipality building in Tel Aviv.

For the last two years, he has been very actively pursuing his genealogy
hobby and, through the help of JewishGen, located over 3000 descendants of
his maternal great-great grandfather. Glen has organized two family
reunions - one in July, 1998 in Chicago attended by over 260 relatives, and
one last October, in Tel Aviv, with over 225 attendees. His family website
at http://www.eisenstein.nu houses over 2000 family photos. Glen has also
successfully arranged for the translation of the Yizkor book >from Drogichin,
the shtetl in Belarus >from which both his maternal grandparents emigrated.

Over the next few months, Glen will be contacting the coordinators of all
those groups we currently serve either by email or telephone. He will be
building an overall plan of expanding awareness of JewishGen and our
partners within the corporate world.

We look forward to the opportunity to broaden the awareness of JewishGen in
the worldwide Jewish community and to strengthen the relationships with our
partners and hosted organizations as we strive towards our mission of
preserving our history for future generations.

Susan E. King
President
JewishGen, Inc.

Submitted by
Shelley Kellerman Pollero, Coordinator
Gesher Galicia
Severna Park, Maryland
rkpollero@...

Gesher Galicia SIG #Galicia New JG Director of Business/Corporate Development #galicia

Shelley K. Pollero <rkpollero@...>
 

For Immediate Release
Contact: Susan E. King (susan.king@...)
Glen Straus (gstrauss@...)

Due to the tremendous growth JewishGen is experiencing and recognizing the
need to focus on Business and Corporate Development, it is with great
pleasure that JewishGen can announce today the appointment of Mr. Glen
Strauss as our Director of Business and Corporate Development. This newly
formed position will report directly to the President of JewishGen with
input >from the Development Sub-Committee of JewishGen's Executive Committee.

Glen's role will be to strengthen and build JewishGen's business
relationships within the Jewish genealogical community and to develop
ongoing relationships within the world's corporate community.

Born in Illinois in 1954, Glen graduated >from the University of Illinois
with a B.S. degree in music education in 1976. He graduated with a J.D.
degree >from the University of Southern California Law Center, and has been
admitted to practice law in the State of California. He joined Smith Barney
as a financial consultant in 1983, and is now a Senior Vice President of
Investments/Financial Consultant and a Director of the Consulting Group
at Smith Barney. He has served on the Directors Council at Smith Barney for
nearly fifteen years, and has been a member of the Directors Advisory
Group.

As co-chairman of the Yitzhak Rabin Peace Memorial Fund, he recently
succeeded in having a large bronze bust of the late Prime Minister
installed at the entrance to the municipality building in Tel Aviv.

For the last two years, he has been very actively pursuing his genealogy
hobby and, through the help of JewishGen, located over 3000 descendants of
his maternal great-great grandfather. Glen has organized two family
reunions - one in July, 1998 in Chicago attended by over 260 relatives, and
one last October, in Tel Aviv, with over 225 attendees. His family website
at http://www.eisenstein.nu houses over 2000 family photos. Glen has also
successfully arranged for the translation of the Yizkor book >from Drogichin,
the shtetl in Belarus >from which both his maternal grandparents emigrated.

Over the next few months, Glen will be contacting the coordinators of all
those groups we currently serve either by email or telephone. He will be
building an overall plan of expanding awareness of JewishGen and our
partners within the corporate world.

We look forward to the opportunity to broaden the awareness of JewishGen in
the worldwide Jewish community and to strengthen the relationships with our
partners and hosted organizations as we strive towards our mission of
preserving our history for future generations.

Susan E. King
President
JewishGen, Inc.

Submitted by
Shelley Kellerman Pollero, Coordinator
Gesher Galicia
Severna Park, Maryland
rkpollero@...

Genealogy & Heredity #general

Stephen Mednick <smednick@...>
 

Much of our genealogical research also involves the issue of
heredity and I couldn't resist posting the following.

I just happened to turn over my desk calendar for the day and
the quote that appeared was:

"The law of heredity is that all undesirable traits come >from
the other parents"

Stephen Mednick
Sydney, Australia
smednick@...

Researching:
MEDNICK (Kalius,UKR & London,ENG)
SACHS/SACKS (Kalius,UKR & London,ENG)

JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Genealogy & Heredity #general

Stephen Mednick <smednick@...>
 

Much of our genealogical research also involves the issue of
heredity and I couldn't resist posting the following.

I just happened to turn over my desk calendar for the day and
the quote that appeared was:

"The law of heredity is that all undesirable traits come >from
the other parents"

Stephen Mednick
Sydney, Australia
smednick@...

Researching:
MEDNICK (Kalius,UKR & London,ENG)
SACHS/SACKS (Kalius,UKR & London,ENG)

Re: Another virus advice #latvia

Martha Lev-Zion <martha@...>
 

Hear, Hear!!! Martha

My humble advice if you want to avoid recurrence of such viruses in your
system in the future: next time when you think of upgrading your computer
system, consider replacing it with an Apple Macintosh computer.

David Shapiro,
Electronic Engineer


Latvia SIG #Latvia Re: Another virus advice #latvia

Martha Lev-Zion <martha@...>
 

Hear, Hear!!! Martha

My humble advice if you want to avoid recurrence of such viruses in your
system in the future: next time when you think of upgrading your computer
system, consider replacing it with an Apple Macintosh computer.

David Shapiro,
Electronic Engineer


Re: Another virus advice #latvia

farran <farran@...>
 

Thanks but you are one month too late. We just upgraded with another PC
Elaine Farran

David Shapiro wrote:

My humble advice if you want to avoid recurrence of such viruses in your
system in the future: next time when you think of upgrading your computer
system, consider replacing it with an Apple Macintosh computer.

David Shapiro,
Electronic Engineer

Latvia SIG #Latvia Re: Another virus advice #latvia

farran <farran@...>
 

Thanks but you are one month too late. We just upgraded with another PC
Elaine Farran

David Shapiro wrote:

My humble advice if you want to avoid recurrence of such viruses in your
system in the future: next time when you think of upgrading your computer
system, consider replacing it with an Apple Macintosh computer.

David Shapiro,
Electronic Engineer

Re: Another virus advice #latvia

Elsebeth Paikin
 

This is off topic, I know, but the below advice is unnecessary and actually
an ad for Macs.

So allow me to say:

You can easily live with PCs and still avoid disasters or problems! I have
for years - and had no problems.

Just be careful, .... and use your common sense!
There are plenty of really good advice out there on websites, so that you
can learn a bit about what to do and what not to do.
And discussion about the pros and cons for machines, programs etc. should
take place on the existing special mailing lists.

Best regards

Elsebeth Paikin, Copenhagen, Denmark
elsebeth@...
------------------------------------

At 08:43 10-05-00 -0500, David Shapiro wrote:
My humble advice if you want to avoid recurrence of such viruses in your
system in the future: next time when you think of upgrading your computer
system, consider replacing it with an Apple Macintosh computer.
...snip...
------------------
--
Elsebeth Paikin, Copenhagen, Denmark,
e-mail: elsebeth@...
--

Latvia SIG #Latvia Re: Another virus advice #latvia

Elsebeth Paikin
 

This is off topic, I know, but the below advice is unnecessary and actually
an ad for Macs.

So allow me to say:

You can easily live with PCs and still avoid disasters or problems! I have
for years - and had no problems.

Just be careful, .... and use your common sense!
There are plenty of really good advice out there on websites, so that you
can learn a bit about what to do and what not to do.
And discussion about the pros and cons for machines, programs etc. should
take place on the existing special mailing lists.

Best regards

Elsebeth Paikin, Copenhagen, Denmark
elsebeth@...
------------------------------------

At 08:43 10-05-00 -0500, David Shapiro wrote:
My humble advice if you want to avoid recurrence of such viruses in your
system in the future: next time when you think of upgrading your computer
system, consider replacing it with an Apple Macintosh computer.
...snip...
------------------
--
Elsebeth Paikin, Copenhagen, Denmark,
e-mail: elsebeth@...
--