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Re: Yiddish Theatre Question? #general

Ann Rabinowitz
 

It would be helpful if Scott Seligman provided the name of the play
he is referring to as in that way specific resources for it could be
posted. It is most likely that resources would be found in YIVO.

It may be of interest that the Windsor Theatre was originally the
Bowery Amphitheatre and had many permutations including as a German
theatre, the Stadt, which then became the Windsor Theatre in 1880
until March 27, 1893 when it was reopened as a "Hebrew Theatre run
by Yiddish Theatre greats: Sigmund Mogulesco, Isidore Lindeman, and
Joseph Levy". It then closed in December, 1897.

Information on the theater can be found by looking up the Bowery
Amphitheatre at: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bowery_Amphitheatre
and by going to the link to the book "A History of the New York
Stage >from the First Performance in 1732 to 1901 by T. Allston Brown,
published in 1903, page 376. Unfortunately, it does not provide a
chronology of performances.
https://archive.org/stream/ahistorynewyork04browgoog#page/n393/mode/1up

Ann Rabinowitz
arabinow@bellsouth.net


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen RE: Yiddish Theatre Question? #general

Ann Rabinowitz
 

It would be helpful if Scott Seligman provided the name of the play
he is referring to as in that way specific resources for it could be
posted. It is most likely that resources would be found in YIVO.

It may be of interest that the Windsor Theatre was originally the
Bowery Amphitheatre and had many permutations including as a German
theatre, the Stadt, which then became the Windsor Theatre in 1880
until March 27, 1893 when it was reopened as a "Hebrew Theatre run
by Yiddish Theatre greats: Sigmund Mogulesco, Isidore Lindeman, and
Joseph Levy". It then closed in December, 1897.

Information on the theater can be found by looking up the Bowery
Amphitheatre at: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bowery_Amphitheatre
and by going to the link to the book "A History of the New York
Stage >from the First Performance in 1732 to 1901 by T. Allston Brown,
published in 1903, page 376. Unfortunately, it does not provide a
chronology of performances.
https://archive.org/stream/ahistorynewyork04browgoog#page/n393/mode/1up

Ann Rabinowitz
arabinow@bellsouth.net


yiddish books #general

mark
 

Dear Genners.
My grandfather I.M.Wajsenberg (Weissenberg,Vaysenberg,)
was an yiddish writer ,died in 1939.
I am trying to buy,get his books. It is not an easy thing.
I wrote to Universities , libraries here, bookshops.
He was not (nearly not) printed after the war.
I leave in Israel, will pay shipping, etc
Please, any real help.

Wajsenberg Mark
mark306@bezeqint.net


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen yiddish books #general

mark
 

Dear Genners.
My grandfather I.M.Wajsenberg (Weissenberg,Vaysenberg,)
was an yiddish writer ,died in 1939.
I am trying to buy,get his books. It is not an easy thing.
I wrote to Universities , libraries here, bookshops.
He was not (nearly not) printed after the war.
I leave in Israel, will pay shipping, etc
Please, any real help.

Wajsenberg Mark
mark306@bezeqint.net


What to do with original documents when there are no direct descendants #general

Malka
 

My mother had an uncle who has no living descendants. He was one of
four siblings. As far as I know, his wife had one sibling, a brother,
who never married and I am not presently researching her family.

I have received some photographs and original documents such as
passports, visas, birth certificates and other official records and
personal memorabilia of this uncle, his wife and two sons.

I am willing to have the material made available to descendants of the
other three siblings but am wondering what to do with the actual
artifacts. For example, there are passports and visas which trace the
journey of this uncle, his wife and son between Zurich and the USA in
1940.

This uncle and his wife were very dear to me. Aside >from some articles
Aunty gave me as wedding gifts these photographs and documents which I
received >from someone who saved them after their son passed away is all
that remains of them.

Suggestions for proper disposition of these papers to any entity which
can preserve them and/or make them available for research would be
appreciated.

Thank you,
Malka Lew


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen What to do with original documents when there are no direct descendants #general

Malka
 

My mother had an uncle who has no living descendants. He was one of
four siblings. As far as I know, his wife had one sibling, a brother,
who never married and I am not presently researching her family.

I have received some photographs and original documents such as
passports, visas, birth certificates and other official records and
personal memorabilia of this uncle, his wife and two sons.

I am willing to have the material made available to descendants of the
other three siblings but am wondering what to do with the actual
artifacts. For example, there are passports and visas which trace the
journey of this uncle, his wife and son between Zurich and the USA in
1940.

This uncle and his wife were very dear to me. Aside >from some articles
Aunty gave me as wedding gifts these photographs and documents which I
received >from someone who saved them after their son passed away is all
that remains of them.

Suggestions for proper disposition of these papers to any entity which
can preserve them and/or make them available for research would be
appreciated.

Thank you,
Malka Lew


Devon research #general

Sue Levy
 

We would very much like to hear >from anyone who has access to the Jewish
community archives of Devon which are held in Exeter. Specifically we are
hoping to find records of Julian's ancestors surnamed LEVY, MORDECAI and
LEVI who were >from Plymouth. The era is late 1700s - early 1800s. We have
done well with descendants of those generations, who mostly emigrated to
Australia and New Zealand.

In May we will visit England and will spend a week in the south-west. We do
plan to visit the PWDRO in Plymouth, but unfortunately time does not permit
a visit to Exeter as well.

Sue & Julian Levy
Perth, Australia


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Devon research #general

Sue Levy
 

We would very much like to hear >from anyone who has access to the Jewish
community archives of Devon which are held in Exeter. Specifically we are
hoping to find records of Julian's ancestors surnamed LEVY, MORDECAI and
LEVI who were >from Plymouth. The era is late 1700s - early 1800s. We have
done well with descendants of those generations, who mostly emigrated to
Australia and New Zealand.

In May we will visit England and will spend a week in the south-west. We do
plan to visit the PWDRO in Plymouth, but unfortunately time does not permit
a visit to Exeter as well.

Sue & Julian Levy
Perth, Australia


Re: yiddish books #general

A. E. Jordan
 

-----Original Message-----
From: Joseph Hirschfield

The Yiddish Book Center in Amherst, Massachusetts, a non-profit
organization, has hundreds of thousands of Yiddish Books.
http://www.yiddishbookcenter.org/

---
That is an excellent suggestion ....

Another possibility (and a good source for a lot of searching) is the
web page called Worldcat.org which links to the catalogs of libraries
around the world. You can search for books, magazines, etc. and it
will even sort the results by libraries closest to you. I have had
luck finding obscure things here and then contacting the individual
library for assistance or sometimes via inter library loan using my
home library.

For the person who asked about I.M.Wajsenberg (Weissenberg,Vaysenberg,)
I did a quick search on the cite by author's name using just the family
name and I immediately found some -- including some listed to be in
libraries in Israel.

As an aside, if you have not read Aaron Lansky's book about how he got
started in his quest to save Yiddish books and publications which lead
to the formation of the Yiddish Book Center, you should read the book.
It is a good great and you will learn about Yiddish along the way. His
book is called Outwitting History and I am sure you can find a copy in
libraries, etc.

Allan Jordan


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: yiddish books #general

A. E. Jordan
 

-----Original Message-----
From: Joseph Hirschfield

The Yiddish Book Center in Amherst, Massachusetts, a non-profit
organization, has hundreds of thousands of Yiddish Books.
http://www.yiddishbookcenter.org/

---
That is an excellent suggestion ....

Another possibility (and a good source for a lot of searching) is the
web page called Worldcat.org which links to the catalogs of libraries
around the world. You can search for books, magazines, etc. and it
will even sort the results by libraries closest to you. I have had
luck finding obscure things here and then contacting the individual
library for assistance or sometimes via inter library loan using my
home library.

For the person who asked about I.M.Wajsenberg (Weissenberg,Vaysenberg,)
I did a quick search on the cite by author's name using just the family
name and I immediately found some -- including some listed to be in
libraries in Israel.

As an aside, if you have not read Aaron Lansky's book about how he got
started in his quest to save Yiddish books and publications which lead
to the formation of the Yiddish Book Center, you should read the book.
It is a good great and you will learn about Yiddish along the way. His
book is called Outwitting History and I am sure you can find a copy in
libraries, etc.

Allan Jordan


Janowo (near Chorzele) #general

Marty Meyers <martymeyers@...>
 

I've just noticed today, while updating my JGFF, that the town of
Janowo near Chorzele is now an accepted town in the JewishGen
Communities database (not sure when this happened, but previously I
had just enter "Janow" into JGFF, which was not officially in the list
of towns in Poland (at least not my Janow).

So, if you have family that came >from Janowo near Chorzele, please
consider updating your JGFF or create a new one. I now see that on
the Janowo community page, there are 3 entries for JGFF (ROZENSZTEJN,
TEJTELBAUM and NUTA).

On a related topic, I see that there is also an entry in the Slovnik
Geographiczny for the town that can be accessed at the new Janowo
community page. Do we have anyone fluent in the cryptic symbolism of
the Slovnik who could translate this?

Marty Meyers
Montclair, NJ


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Janowo (near Chorzele) #general

Marty Meyers <martymeyers@...>
 

I've just noticed today, while updating my JGFF, that the town of
Janowo near Chorzele is now an accepted town in the JewishGen
Communities database (not sure when this happened, but previously I
had just enter "Janow" into JGFF, which was not officially in the list
of towns in Poland (at least not my Janow).

So, if you have family that came >from Janowo near Chorzele, please
consider updating your JGFF or create a new one. I now see that on
the Janowo community page, there are 3 entries for JGFF (ROZENSZTEJN,
TEJTELBAUM and NUTA).

On a related topic, I see that there is also an entry in the Slovnik
Geographiczny for the town that can be accessed at the new Janowo
community page. Do we have anyone fluent in the cryptic symbolism of
the Slovnik who could translate this?

Marty Meyers
Montclair, NJ


Ukraine SIG Belaya Tserkov Records Indexing Project #general

Mark Jacobson
 

As town leader for Belaya Tserkov I am happy to announce that
JewishGen Ukraine SIG has a new exciting records indexing project
for Belaya Tserkov, including records >from nearby towns of Vasilkov,
Fastov, and Rokitna.

We will be translating and indexing 19th century records for Belaya
Tserkov acquired >from the Central Archives for the History of the
Jewish People (CAHJP). The focus of this project will be on Revision
lists for the years 1816, 1850 and 1852. These records were a type
of census and have never been indexed or placed online previously.

We are seeking contributions in order to cover the costs (about
$4,000) of translation. The contributions can be made on-line through
the Ukraine SIG web site, and are tax deductible to the extent
allowed by law. See a full description of the project 'Belaya Tserkov
Region: Jewish Records Project'
http://www.jewishgen.org/JewishGen-erosity/projectdesc/DB_Belaya%20Tserkov.htm
The link for contributions is on the JewishGen-erosity page at
http://www.jewishgen.org/JewishGen-erosity/v_projectslist.asp?project_cat=22
Please make sure when you contribute that you click on the box for the
Belaya Tserkov project so your donation will be properly assigned.

Donations of any amount are welcome, but the spreadsheets will be
available to contributors of $100 or more before the data becomes
available on the JewishGen Ukraine Database.

If you make a donation please forward me a copy of your receipt so I
can keep track of donations and make sure you receive updates as we
progress.

Mark Jacobson
Past President, JGSPBCI
Board Member, Gesher Galicia
JewishGen Ukraine SIG Town Leader Belaya Tserkov
JRI-Poland Town Leader Boryslaw and Drohobycz
Boca Raton, FL

DOGULOV/DOVGALEVSKY - Belaya Tserkov/Kiev Ukraine;
COHEN/KANA/KAHAN - Tripolye, Ukraine; KOPPEL - Stebnik/Drohobycz,
Galicia; JACOBSON - Polotsk/Lepel, Belarus; KOBLENTZ - Polotsk,
Belarus; KAMERMAN/KAMMERMANN, WEGNER - Drohobycz, Galicia;
JACOBI - Stratyn/Rohatyn, Galicia; ROTHLEIN - Stratyn/Rohatyn, Galicia;
TUCHFELD - Rzeszow/Stryj/Lvov, Galicia; GOLDSTEIN - Ranizow, Galicia


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Ukraine SIG Belaya Tserkov Records Indexing Project #general

Mark Jacobson
 

As town leader for Belaya Tserkov I am happy to announce that
JewishGen Ukraine SIG has a new exciting records indexing project
for Belaya Tserkov, including records >from nearby towns of Vasilkov,
Fastov, and Rokitna.

We will be translating and indexing 19th century records for Belaya
Tserkov acquired >from the Central Archives for the History of the
Jewish People (CAHJP). The focus of this project will be on Revision
lists for the years 1816, 1850 and 1852. These records were a type
of census and have never been indexed or placed online previously.

We are seeking contributions in order to cover the costs (about
$4,000) of translation. The contributions can be made on-line through
the Ukraine SIG web site, and are tax deductible to the extent
allowed by law. See a full description of the project 'Belaya Tserkov
Region: Jewish Records Project'
http://www.jewishgen.org/JewishGen-erosity/projectdesc/DB_Belaya%20Tserkov.htm
The link for contributions is on the JewishGen-erosity page at
http://www.jewishgen.org/JewishGen-erosity/v_projectslist.asp?project_cat=22
Please make sure when you contribute that you click on the box for the
Belaya Tserkov project so your donation will be properly assigned.

Donations of any amount are welcome, but the spreadsheets will be
available to contributors of $100 or more before the data becomes
available on the JewishGen Ukraine Database.

If you make a donation please forward me a copy of your receipt so I
can keep track of donations and make sure you receive updates as we
progress.

Mark Jacobson
Past President, JGSPBCI
Board Member, Gesher Galicia
JewishGen Ukraine SIG Town Leader Belaya Tserkov
JRI-Poland Town Leader Boryslaw and Drohobycz
Boca Raton, FL

DOGULOV/DOVGALEVSKY - Belaya Tserkov/Kiev Ukraine;
COHEN/KANA/KAHAN - Tripolye, Ukraine; KOPPEL - Stebnik/Drohobycz,
Galicia; JACOBSON - Polotsk/Lepel, Belarus; KOBLENTZ - Polotsk,
Belarus; KAMERMAN/KAMMERMANN, WEGNER - Drohobycz, Galicia;
JACOBI - Stratyn/Rohatyn, Galicia; ROTHLEIN - Stratyn/Rohatyn, Galicia;
TUCHFELD - Rzeszow/Stryj/Lvov, Galicia; GOLDSTEIN - Ranizow, Galicia


Re: What to do with original documents when there are no direct descendants #general

cecilia <myths@...>
 

On 24 Jan 2017 05:19:26 -0800, Marlene
G Pactor Lew lewmm@bellsouth.net wrote:
My mother had an uncle who has no living descendants. [...]
Aunty gave me as wedding gifts these photographs and documents which I
received >from someone who saved them after their son passed away is all
that remains of them.
Suggestions for proper disposition of these papers to any entity which
can preserve them and/or make them available for research would be
appreciated.
Are there any archives (State, County etc) where he settled that might
be approached?

When a gravestone for the widow of Heinrich Hertz (she died 1941; he,
after whom megahertz, kilohertz etc are named, in 1894) was put up in
2002 in an English village, ( see letter of left of page 6 of
http://www.ajr.org.uk/journalpdf/2000_january.pdf ), the local archives
had family photographs that had, it was said, been deposited by his
daughter(s) over 30 years earlier.

Cecilia Nyleve


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: What to do with original documents when there are no direct descendants #general

cecilia <myths@...>
 

On 24 Jan 2017 05:19:26 -0800, Marlene
G Pactor Lew lewmm@bellsouth.net wrote:
My mother had an uncle who has no living descendants. [...]
Aunty gave me as wedding gifts these photographs and documents which I
received >from someone who saved them after their son passed away is all
that remains of them.
Suggestions for proper disposition of these papers to any entity which
can preserve them and/or make them available for research would be
appreciated.
Are there any archives (State, County etc) where he settled that might
be approached?

When a gravestone for the widow of Heinrich Hertz (she died 1941; he,
after whom megahertz, kilohertz etc are named, in 1894) was put up in
2002 in an English village, ( see letter of left of page 6 of
http://www.ajr.org.uk/journalpdf/2000_january.pdf ), the local archives
had family photographs that had, it was said, been deposited by his
daughter(s) over 30 years earlier.

Cecilia Nyleve


Rabbi Yechiel HALPERIN (Seder Hadorot) #rabbinic

Gideon Intrater <gintrater@...>
 

I am looking for any information about the ancestors of my
great-grandfather Yitzhak Rivkind (Halperin), son of Meir HALPERIN.
Yitzhak was born in Koidanov around 1878 and according to multiple
sources was a descendent of Rabbi Yechiel Halperin (Seder Hadorot).

I am trying to find how Yitzhak was connected to Seder Hadorot. The
two sources I have for this connection are stories that my grandmother
told me and a handwritten memoir which Yitzhak wrote. In that memoir
Yitzhak wrote about his rabbinical studies under his teacher and
relative, Rabbi Chaim Segalovitz, son of Yechiel Moshe. Rabbi Chaim
was born in 1844.

In his book, "Makor Chaim", Rabbi Chaim Segalovitz mentions that he is
a descendent of Seder Hadorot, but he does not remember exactly what
the connection is ( see page 6 of the book at
http://www.hebrewbooks.org/pdfpager.aspx?req=279&pgnum=6 ).

The other rabbinical student studying with Yitzhak was Rabbi Chaim's
son Reb Yakov (Jacob) Meir who later became the chief Rabi of Brussels
and when WWII started went to New York.

This is in essence all I have to work with. I have some extra
information about the Segalovitz family below, but I am doubt that it
will help much:

The Segalovitz family originates >from the Minsk area. The father of
Rabbi Chaim was the chief Rabi of Rubezhevichi (see here and here)
which was 58 Km >from Minsk and 20 Km >from Koidanov.

In http://www.otzar.org/forums/viewtopic.php?f=19&t=12486 there is
some data about Rabbi Chaim.

The young son of Reb Chaim was Yakov Meir who wrote the book "Me'a'sef
Drushei". The first page of his book is at
http://www.hebrewbooks.org/33095 .

Reb Yakov (Jacob) Meir became the chief Rabi of Brussels and when WWII
started he went to New York. The picture in

https://www.flickr.com/photos/center_for_jewish_history/4813792158/in/set-72157616086316543
[or http://tinyurl.com/z9lolag --Mod.]

shows Rabbi Jacob Meir Sagalowitch, wife Bluma Borishansky
Sagalowitch, and grandson Joel Sagall in front of Kehillat Yaakov (The
Carlebach Shul) in New York City.

Gideon Intrater

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Rabbinic Genealogy SIG #Rabbinic Rabbi Yechiel HALPERIN (Seder Hadorot) #rabbinic

Gideon Intrater <gintrater@...>
 

I am looking for any information about the ancestors of my
great-grandfather Yitzhak Rivkind (Halperin), son of Meir HALPERIN.
Yitzhak was born in Koidanov around 1878 and according to multiple
sources was a descendent of Rabbi Yechiel Halperin (Seder Hadorot).

I am trying to find how Yitzhak was connected to Seder Hadorot. The
two sources I have for this connection are stories that my grandmother
told me and a handwritten memoir which Yitzhak wrote. In that memoir
Yitzhak wrote about his rabbinical studies under his teacher and
relative, Rabbi Chaim Segalovitz, son of Yechiel Moshe. Rabbi Chaim
was born in 1844.

In his book, "Makor Chaim", Rabbi Chaim Segalovitz mentions that he is
a descendent of Seder Hadorot, but he does not remember exactly what
the connection is ( see page 6 of the book at
http://www.hebrewbooks.org/pdfpager.aspx?req=279&pgnum=6 ).

The other rabbinical student studying with Yitzhak was Rabbi Chaim's
son Reb Yakov (Jacob) Meir who later became the chief Rabi of Brussels
and when WWII started went to New York.

This is in essence all I have to work with. I have some extra
information about the Segalovitz family below, but I am doubt that it
will help much:

The Segalovitz family originates >from the Minsk area. The father of
Rabbi Chaim was the chief Rabi of Rubezhevichi (see here and here)
which was 58 Km >from Minsk and 20 Km >from Koidanov.

In http://www.otzar.org/forums/viewtopic.php?f=19&t=12486 there is
some data about Rabbi Chaim.

The young son of Reb Chaim was Yakov Meir who wrote the book "Me'a'sef
Drushei". The first page of his book is at
http://www.hebrewbooks.org/33095 .

Reb Yakov (Jacob) Meir became the chief Rabi of Brussels and when WWII
started he went to New York. The picture in

https://www.flickr.com/photos/center_for_jewish_history/4813792158/in/set-72157616086316543
[or http://tinyurl.com/z9lolag --Mod.]

shows Rabbi Jacob Meir Sagalowitch, wife Bluma Borishansky
Sagalowitch, and grandson Joel Sagall in front of Kehillat Yaakov (The
Carlebach Shul) in New York City.

Gideon Intrater

MODERATOR NOTE: The moderator checks all posted URLs for accuracy. The
first URL above, for the page in "Makor Chaim", does not load fully in
all browsers. If it fails to load for you, try a different browser.


Re: yiddish books #general

Shelly Chandhok
 

The Yiddish Book Center in Amherst, MA (www.yiddishbookcenter.org)
has 19 items by I. M. Weissenberg, free to download.
Shelly Chandhok

On Jan 24, 2017, at 3:27 AM, Mark Leib Wajsenberg mark306@bezeqint.net
wrote:

Dear Genners.
My grandfather I.M.Wajsenberg (Weissenberg,Vaysenberg,)
was an yiddish writer ,died in 1939.
I am trying to buy,get his books. It is not an easy thing.
I wrote to Universities , libraries here, bookshops.
He was not (nearly not) printed after the war.
I leave in Israel, will pay shipping, etc
Please, any real help.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: yiddish books #general

Shelly Chandhok
 

The Yiddish Book Center in Amherst, MA (www.yiddishbookcenter.org)
has 19 items by I. M. Weissenberg, free to download.
Shelly Chandhok

On Jan 24, 2017, at 3:27 AM, Mark Leib Wajsenberg mark306@bezeqint.net
wrote:

Dear Genners.
My grandfather I.M.Wajsenberg (Weissenberg,Vaysenberg,)
was an yiddish writer ,died in 1939.
I am trying to buy,get his books. It is not an easy thing.
I wrote to Universities , libraries here, bookshops.
He was not (nearly not) printed after the war.
I leave in Israel, will pay shipping, etc
Please, any real help.

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