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Jewish Genealogical Society (NY) Meeting February 18 #general

Harriet Mayer
 

Jewish Genealogical Society Meeting
Sunday, February 18 at 2 PM
at the Center for Jewish History, 15 West 16th St. New York NY

Program: "What You Can Learn >from Bubbe's Photos: Or, Jewish Clothing as
Cultural History"
Speaker: Professor Eric Silverman

What could be more mundane than clothing? Yet Old Jewish garments can
illustrate the complex social worlds in which Jews have always lived. For most
of Jewish history, clothing represented a tension between dressing Jewish and
dressing like everybody else. Clothing communicated messages about different
ways one could be Jewish in particular eras. This was especially true in the
late 19th and early 20th centuries, precisely when the ancestors of most
American Jews migrated to the United States. This talk, lavishly illustrated
with images, shows how we can read the clothing in old Jewish photos for clues
about the wider historical processes that shaped Jewish lives, aspirations, and
struggles.

Eric Silverman is Research Professor of Anthropology at Wheelock College,
Boston, and a Scholar at the Women's Studies Research Center at Brandeis
University. He studies the American Jewish experience, and also other cultures
worldwide, especially in Papua New Guinea. He has published widely and written
four books, including two connected to Jewish History: ">from Abraham to America:
A History of Jewish Circumcision" and "A Cultural History of Jewish Dress."

Free for members of JGS; guests welcome, $5 at the door.

More information available at our website: www.jgsny.org and on our Facebook page.

Submitted by
Harriet Mayer
JGS NY VP Communications
New York NY


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Jewish Genealogical Society (NY) Meeting February 18 #general

Harriet Mayer
 

Jewish Genealogical Society Meeting
Sunday, February 18 at 2 PM
at the Center for Jewish History, 15 West 16th St. New York NY

Program: "What You Can Learn >from Bubbe's Photos: Or, Jewish Clothing as
Cultural History"
Speaker: Professor Eric Silverman

What could be more mundane than clothing? Yet Old Jewish garments can
illustrate the complex social worlds in which Jews have always lived. For most
of Jewish history, clothing represented a tension between dressing Jewish and
dressing like everybody else. Clothing communicated messages about different
ways one could be Jewish in particular eras. This was especially true in the
late 19th and early 20th centuries, precisely when the ancestors of most
American Jews migrated to the United States. This talk, lavishly illustrated
with images, shows how we can read the clothing in old Jewish photos for clues
about the wider historical processes that shaped Jewish lives, aspirations, and
struggles.

Eric Silverman is Research Professor of Anthropology at Wheelock College,
Boston, and a Scholar at the Women's Studies Research Center at Brandeis
University. He studies the American Jewish experience, and also other cultures
worldwide, especially in Papua New Guinea. He has published widely and written
four books, including two connected to Jewish History: ">from Abraham to America:
A History of Jewish Circumcision" and "A Cultural History of Jewish Dress."

Free for members of JGS; guests welcome, $5 at the door.

More information available at our website: www.jgsny.org and on our Facebook page.

Submitted by
Harriet Mayer
JGS NY VP Communications
New York NY


Viewmate translation request #ukraine

Marilyn Levinson
 

I have posted a few words found on the back of a photograph of a family member I am trying to identify.
Could you please translate these words. It is on ViewMate at the following address

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmateview.asp?key=VM64120.

Please respond via the form provided in the
View mate application.
Thank you very much.
Marilyn Levinson


Revotsk and Kovorsk, Ukraine #ukraine

Perry Garsombke <garfather99@...>
 

I have seen 'Revotsk' and 'Kovorsk' as "last residence" on several
Petitions for Naturalization, but can not find either on any maps or
lists of towns on Jewishgen or elsewhere. I think they may be in the
Ukraine. Does anyone know where they are or were??
Thank you!!


--
Perry Garsombke


Ukraine SIG #Ukraine Viewmate translation request #ukraine

Marilyn Levinson
 

I have posted a few words found on the back of a photograph of a family member I am trying to identify.
Could you please translate these words. It is on ViewMate at the following address

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmateview.asp?key=VM64120.

Please respond via the form provided in the
View mate application.
Thank you very much.
Marilyn Levinson


Ukraine SIG #Ukraine Revotsk and Kovorsk, Ukraine #ukraine

Perry Garsombke <garfather99@...>
 

I have seen 'Revotsk' and 'Kovorsk' as "last residence" on several
Petitions for Naturalization, but can not find either on any maps or
lists of towns on Jewishgen or elsewhere. I think they may be in the
Ukraine. Does anyone know where they are or were??
Thank you!!


--
Perry Garsombke


Re: Weissensee cemetery [FILM CITE] #germany

Heinz Radde <radde@...>
 

For those who are interested:
There is a beautiful film about the cemetery Weissensee (88 minutes,
in German) "Unter der Erde, im Himmel - Juedischer Friedhof
Weissensee", first broadcasted by the German-French TV station arte
in 2012.
I have a copy for private use.

Regards, Heinz Radde in Zurich, radde@...

" Vivian Salama writes that 'The Weissensee Cemetery has all the documents
of people buried there. One can contact them for information.'"

" Actually this is no longer the case. They are no longer researching email
enquiries. They will tell you to contact the Centrum Judaicum.
info@... " Judith Elam <elamj@...>

Moderator note: (again):
This page gives a summary including a link to the cemetery map:
https://www.jewishgen.org/databases/cemetery/jowbrshow.php?ID=GERM-04140

Log in to JewishGen with your user ID and password then
Search JOWBR's Weissensee database at:
https://www.jewishgen.org/databases/cemetery/


German SIG #Germany Re: Weissensee cemetery [FILM CITE] #germany

Heinz Radde <radde@...>
 

For those who are interested:
There is a beautiful film about the cemetery Weissensee (88 minutes,
in German) "Unter der Erde, im Himmel - Juedischer Friedhof
Weissensee", first broadcasted by the German-French TV station arte
in 2012.
I have a copy for private use.

Regards, Heinz Radde in Zurich, radde@...

" Vivian Salama writes that 'The Weissensee Cemetery has all the documents
of people buried there. One can contact them for information.'"

" Actually this is no longer the case. They are no longer researching email
enquiries. They will tell you to contact the Centrum Judaicum.
info@... " Judith Elam <elamj@...>

Moderator note: (again):
This page gives a summary including a link to the cemetery map:
https://www.jewishgen.org/databases/cemetery/jowbrshow.php?ID=GERM-04140

Log in to JewishGen with your user ID and password then
Search JOWBR's Weissensee database at:
https://www.jewishgen.org/databases/cemetery/


ViewMate translation request - Polish #general

Jugend Gilberto
 

I've posted a vital record in Polish for which I need a translation.
It is on ViewMate at the following address ...
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM64267

Please respond via the form provided in the ViewMate application.

Thank you very much.

Gilberto Jugend


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen ViewMate translation request - Polish #general

Jugend Gilberto
 

I've posted a vital record in Polish for which I need a translation.
It is on ViewMate at the following address ...
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM64267

Please respond via the form provided in the ViewMate application.

Thank you very much.

Gilberto Jugend


MILLERs of Billerica #general

robgoudey@...
 

Hello everyone.
Is anyone on this list related to Sam MILLER and Sarah NEWMARK of Billerica?
They migrated >from the Baltic regions, now Latvia and Lithuania), arriving
in New York in the early 1880s. According to census records it appears that
they spoke both German and Hebrew in their homeland. They were farmers in
Billerica MA between about 1900 and the late 1930s.

Here is a list of their offspring with dates and places of birth:
Charles Jacob, Oct 1884, New York
Mary, March 1887, New York
Benjamin, Jan 1890, New York
Louis, July 1892, Vermont
David, May 1894, Massachusetts
Dorothy, Jan 1897, Massachusetts
Henry, Dec 1898, Missouri
Helena, 1901 or 1903, Massachusetts
Julius S, May 1909, Massachusetts

I found the marriage record for Charles Jacob Miller, who was a Boston
lawyer. He was married to Ida E Mazur by Rabbi Phineas Israeli in Boston in
Nov 1910.

Julius was married to Alice Brown in Brookline in April 1934.

Any information about members of this family would be very much welcomed.

Thank you.
Rob Goudey.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen MILLERs of Billerica #general

robgoudey@...
 

Hello everyone.
Is anyone on this list related to Sam MILLER and Sarah NEWMARK of Billerica?
They migrated >from the Baltic regions, now Latvia and Lithuania), arriving
in New York in the early 1880s. According to census records it appears that
they spoke both German and Hebrew in their homeland. They were farmers in
Billerica MA between about 1900 and the late 1930s.

Here is a list of their offspring with dates and places of birth:
Charles Jacob, Oct 1884, New York
Mary, March 1887, New York
Benjamin, Jan 1890, New York
Louis, July 1892, Vermont
David, May 1894, Massachusetts
Dorothy, Jan 1897, Massachusetts
Henry, Dec 1898, Missouri
Helena, 1901 or 1903, Massachusetts
Julius S, May 1909, Massachusetts

I found the marriage record for Charles Jacob Miller, who was a Boston
lawyer. He was married to Ida E Mazur by Rabbi Phineas Israeli in Boston in
Nov 1910.

Julius was married to Alice Brown in Brookline in April 1934.

Any information about members of this family would be very much welcomed.

Thank you.
Rob Goudey.


Decipher / translate from Arabic / Hebrew #general

Yohanan
 

Help needed to decipher / translate an unusual paragraph found in a prayer
book sent >from Bagdad, Iraq to London in 1934.
It was sent to a friend's father, Yekhezkel,("Yehezkil") >from his mother.
The language seems to be Arabic, written in Hebrew / Rashi letters with
possible Hebrew / Aramaic words included.

The link to the paragraph in ViewMate is:

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM64271

Please respond via the form provided in the ViewMate application.

Thank you!

Yohanan Loeffler
Melbourne Australia


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Decipher / translate from Arabic / Hebrew #general

Yohanan
 

Help needed to decipher / translate an unusual paragraph found in a prayer
book sent >from Bagdad, Iraq to London in 1934.
It was sent to a friend's father, Yekhezkel,("Yehezkil") >from his mother.
The language seems to be Arabic, written in Hebrew / Rashi letters with
possible Hebrew / Aramaic words included.

The link to the paragraph in ViewMate is:

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM64271

Please respond via the form provided in the ViewMate application.

Thank you!

Yohanan Loeffler
Melbourne Australia


ViewMate Translation - Russian; JOSKOWICZ, Lodz #general

Anne Budlender
 

I've posted a vital record in Russian for which I need a translation.
It is on ViewMate at the following address ...
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM64260

Please respond via the form provided in the ViewMate application.

Thank you very much.

Anne Budlender
Melbourne
Australia


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen ViewMate Translation - Russian; JOSKOWICZ, Lodz #general

Anne Budlender
 

I've posted a vital record in Russian for which I need a translation.
It is on ViewMate at the following address ...
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM64260

Please respond via the form provided in the ViewMate application.

Thank you very much.

Anne Budlender
Melbourne
Australia


Re: My Great-Great-Grandfather's first wife #general

Jenny Schwartzberg
 

Dear all,

I add a story to this thread.

One of the main reasons for divorce among Jews of that time was if the wife
was considered to be barren.
My great-great-aunt Broche Telechansky was happily married to a young Jewish
man but they had no children, so they were forced to divorce. My ggaunt was
married off to Joseph Farber, an older widower with young children, and to
her surprise, she had a girl and a boy as well after her marriage. After
Joseph died, she remarried a 3rd time, no children. I finally figured out her
3rd married name since she used it on her US passenger manifest. In the US
she used the Farber name. I've never managed to discover the name of her
first husband. I doubt his 2nd marriage resulted in children!

Yours,
Jenny Schwartzberg


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: My Great-Great-Grandfather's first wife #general

Jenny Schwartzberg
 

Dear all,

I add a story to this thread.

One of the main reasons for divorce among Jews of that time was if the wife
was considered to be barren.
My great-great-aunt Broche Telechansky was happily married to a young Jewish
man but they had no children, so they were forced to divorce. My ggaunt was
married off to Joseph Farber, an older widower with young children, and to
her surprise, she had a girl and a boy as well after her marriage. After
Joseph died, she remarried a 3rd time, no children. I finally figured out her
3rd married name since she used it on her US passenger manifest. In the US
she used the Farber name. I've never managed to discover the name of her
first husband. I doubt his 2nd marriage resulted in children!

Yours,
Jenny Schwartzberg


MARKOVITCH family from London (Anglicised to Marcus / Marco / Martin / Marks?) #general

Daniel Gleek
 

I am seeking information about the descendants of Mary MARKOVITCH (1859-1919)
nee MARCUS and her husband Solly.

Their children included sons..
Ruben/Ruby (b 1881) - Kids included Sid, Louis, Sadie and Eve
Morry/Maurice (b1885) - Kids included Marilyn and Howard
Sam/Samuel (b 1893) - Kids included Pauline and Marie

NB There was also David/Davis MARKOVITCH (b1884) and Annie nee GUTNIK/GOODMAN
(b1893), but I have no family details.

Please reply only if these people appear on your tree!

Thank you,
Daniel Gleek in London
@DanielGleek


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen MARKOVITCH family from London (Anglicised to Marcus / Marco / Martin / Marks?) #general

Daniel Gleek
 

I am seeking information about the descendants of Mary MARKOVITCH (1859-1919)
nee MARCUS and her husband Solly.

Their children included sons..
Ruben/Ruby (b 1881) - Kids included Sid, Louis, Sadie and Eve
Morry/Maurice (b1885) - Kids included Marilyn and Howard
Sam/Samuel (b 1893) - Kids included Pauline and Marie

NB There was also David/Davis MARKOVITCH (b1884) and Annie nee GUTNIK/GOODMAN
(b1893), but I have no family details.

Please reply only if these people appear on your tree!

Thank you,
Daniel Gleek in London
@DanielGleek