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Landsmanschaften...since we're on the subject #general

Suzecrazy@...
 

Hello,

I thought I'd give it another try here. I've contacted YIVO and probably
every resource available to me. My Great grandparents were >from Scroda ,
born 1828. On my GG headstone, in Pa, It is carved in huge letters,
Maimonides Lodge No. 80FSI
It's probably hopeless, but does anyone know about this? Possibly
they never kept records of anythig besides the name?
Sincerely,
Susan Stock
Agoura Hills, Ca


Address and Phone Number In Jerusalem and Haifa #general

Glezmah@...
 

Dear Genners,

I am looking for the addresses of two cousins I just located.

1. Judith Kies, former Professor at the Haifa University

2. Yacov (Jacob) Amidi, former director of Hadassah University.

If anyone can help, I would gladly return the favor.

La Shana Tova.

Arlene B. Edwards
Glezmah@aol.com
Mission Viejo, CA

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John J. Pusinsky has a new email address #general

John Pusinsky <pusinsky@...>
 

Greetings:

I have not been able to post to this group for sometime. And I am
sure some of you have been trying to contact me.
Again,If you were not able to contact me, I am sorry.
My new email address is pusinsky@oraclewow.com
My name is John J. Pusinsky and my old contact information was:

pusinsky, john joseph (pusinsky @bellatlantic.com)

My new contact information is:

pusinsky, john j (pusinsky@oraclewow.com)


SHTURMAN: find out the origins #general

Natalya Ortiz <nortiz@...>
 

Hello,
I wonder how can I find out the origins of my mom's last name? It is
SHTURMAN.

thank you, Natalya Ortiz.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Landsmanschaften...since we're on the subject #general

Suzecrazy@...
 

Hello,

I thought I'd give it another try here. I've contacted YIVO and probably
every resource available to me. My Great grandparents were >from Scroda ,
born 1828. On my GG headstone, in Pa, It is carved in huge letters,
Maimonides Lodge No. 80FSI
It's probably hopeless, but does anyone know about this? Possibly
they never kept records of anythig besides the name?
Sincerely,
Susan Stock
Agoura Hills, Ca


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Address and Phone Number In Jerusalem and Haifa #general

Glezmah@...
 

Dear Genners,

I am looking for the addresses of two cousins I just located.

1. Judith Kies, former Professor at the Haifa University

2. Yacov (Jacob) Amidi, former director of Hadassah University.

If anyone can help, I would gladly return the favor.

La Shana Tova.

Arlene B. Edwards
Glezmah@aol.com
Mission Viejo, CA

MODERATOR NOTE: Please send contact information privately.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen John J. Pusinsky has a new email address #general

John Pusinsky <pusinsky@...>
 

Greetings:

I have not been able to post to this group for sometime. And I am
sure some of you have been trying to contact me.
Again,If you were not able to contact me, I am sorry.
My new email address is pusinsky@oraclewow.com
My name is John J. Pusinsky and my old contact information was:

pusinsky, john joseph (pusinsky @bellatlantic.com)

My new contact information is:

pusinsky, john j (pusinsky@oraclewow.com)


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen SHTURMAN: find out the origins #general

Natalya Ortiz <nortiz@...>
 

Hello,
I wonder how can I find out the origins of my mom's last name? It is
SHTURMAN.

thank you, Natalya Ortiz.


Ordering a Marriage Record in Montevideo #latinamerica

Bernie Hirsch <bernie06@...>
 

Hello,

I have the exact marriage date (8 Mar 1941) for my great-great-uncle
Teodoro SREBRNIK to his wife Dina KURIAN -- in Montevideo, Uruguay.
Does anyone know if there is a service like vitalrec or a government
office in Montevideo that I can write to to order a copy of this
marriage record?

Thanks and kind regards,
Bernie Hirshc


Latin America #LatinAmerica Ordering a Marriage Record in Montevideo #latinamerica

Bernie Hirsch <bernie06@...>
 

Hello,

I have the exact marriage date (8 Mar 1941) for my great-great-uncle
Teodoro SREBRNIK to his wife Dina KURIAN -- in Montevideo, Uruguay.
Does anyone know if there is a service like vitalrec or a government
office in Montevideo that I can write to to order a copy of this
marriage record?

Thanks and kind regards,
Bernie Hirshc


"Meorei Galicia: Encyclopedia Lekhakhmei Galicia" (Encyclopedia of Galician Sages) #galicia

Shelley K. Pollero
 

This book review is posted with permission >from Shirley Rotbein Flaum,
Coordinator of the Rabbinic Genealogy Special Interest Group (Rav-SIG):

Book Review in the Rav-SIG Online Journal...
"Meorei Galicia: Encyclopedia Lekhakhmei Galicia" (Encyclopedia of Galician
Sages), Jerusalem, Israel, 1978-1997
Author: Rabbi Meir Wunder
Reviewed by: Chaim Freedman

This five-volume work is one of the most extensive and reliable sources of
rabbinical genealogy written in the twentieth century. The geographic area
covered in "Meorei Galicia" is today divided between southern Poland and
western Ukraine.

As Freedman writes:

"The spiritual shepherds of Galicia were not systematically recorded in the
annals of Jewish history...Therefore there arose the need to fill the void
by creating a tool which would be a guide and point of reference for all
those who enquire about Galician rabbis and their familial relationships. It
was not with a light heart that Rabbi Wunder took upon himself the awesome
task of immortalizing Galician rabbinic scholarship."

The article provides a detailed description of the contents of this work and
contains a sample of the type of information that may found: a translation
of part of the AUERBACH family's entries. For those unfamiliar with the
terminology and abbreviations used in these translations, links to Rav-SIG's
Glossary and Famous Rabbis pages are provided at the end of the article.

Many thanks to Chaim Freedman, once again, for his valuable contributions to
Rav-SIG. The article may be accessed >from the "What's New" section of the
Rav-SIG home page, http://www.jewishgen.org/Rabbinic
or directly at
http://www.jewishgen.org/Rabbinic/journal/mgalicia.htm

This article also appears in the Summer 2002 issue of "The Galitzianer,"
journal of Gesher Galicia. For further information, see

http://www.jewishgen.org/Galicia

While you are visiting the Rav-SIG web site, feel free to browse the pages
and join our online discussion group. Newcomers are always welcome.

Regards,
Shirley Rotbein Flaum, Coordinator
Rabbinic Genealogy Special Interest Group (Rav-SIG)
http://www.jewishgen.org/Rabbinic
Houston, Texas

seflaum@aol.com

Submitted by:

Shelley K. Pollero, Coordinator
Gesher Galicia
Severna Park, Maryland
rkpollero@comcast.net


Gesher Galicia SIG #Galicia "Meorei Galicia: Encyclopedia Lekhakhmei Galicia" (Encyclopedia of Galician Sages) #galicia

Shelley K. Pollero
 

This book review is posted with permission >from Shirley Rotbein Flaum,
Coordinator of the Rabbinic Genealogy Special Interest Group (Rav-SIG):

Book Review in the Rav-SIG Online Journal...
"Meorei Galicia: Encyclopedia Lekhakhmei Galicia" (Encyclopedia of Galician
Sages), Jerusalem, Israel, 1978-1997
Author: Rabbi Meir Wunder
Reviewed by: Chaim Freedman

This five-volume work is one of the most extensive and reliable sources of
rabbinical genealogy written in the twentieth century. The geographic area
covered in "Meorei Galicia" is today divided between southern Poland and
western Ukraine.

As Freedman writes:

"The spiritual shepherds of Galicia were not systematically recorded in the
annals of Jewish history...Therefore there arose the need to fill the void
by creating a tool which would be a guide and point of reference for all
those who enquire about Galician rabbis and their familial relationships. It
was not with a light heart that Rabbi Wunder took upon himself the awesome
task of immortalizing Galician rabbinic scholarship."

The article provides a detailed description of the contents of this work and
contains a sample of the type of information that may found: a translation
of part of the AUERBACH family's entries. For those unfamiliar with the
terminology and abbreviations used in these translations, links to Rav-SIG's
Glossary and Famous Rabbis pages are provided at the end of the article.

Many thanks to Chaim Freedman, once again, for his valuable contributions to
Rav-SIG. The article may be accessed >from the "What's New" section of the
Rav-SIG home page, http://www.jewishgen.org/Rabbinic
or directly at
http://www.jewishgen.org/Rabbinic/journal/mgalicia.htm

This article also appears in the Summer 2002 issue of "The Galitzianer,"
journal of Gesher Galicia. For further information, see

http://www.jewishgen.org/Galicia

While you are visiting the Rav-SIG web site, feel free to browse the pages
and join our online discussion group. Newcomers are always welcome.

Regards,
Shirley Rotbein Flaum, Coordinator
Rabbinic Genealogy Special Interest Group (Rav-SIG)
http://www.jewishgen.org/Rabbinic
Houston, Texas

seflaum@aol.com

Submitted by:

Shelley K. Pollero, Coordinator
Gesher Galicia
Severna Park, Maryland
rkpollero@comcast.net


Re: Judaica Foundation etc. #galicia

Peter Jassem <pjassem@...>
 

I received an interesting inquiry and I think my
response may be of interest to others.

Kitty Sauber wrote:
Dear Peter,
I read your Posting with interest, I did not realize
that there exists a Judaica Foundation IN KraKow ,
today. ( I was under the impression that Poland,
Ukraine, etc discouraged any Jewish Community
activities). Would you have the address and name of
person one may write to at the Judaica Foundation in
Krakow? Is there an archive or University where one
may look for a greatgrandfather who lived there and
graduated >from the University in Krakow in the 19th
century?
With much appreciation,
Kitty Sauber <brucekitty@aol.com >

Dear Kitty,

Jewish activities are not discouraged in Poland. In
contrary, there is a fertile ground for such
activities
now. Members of non-Jewish population often join the
very small Jewish comunity in celebration of Jewish
culture and heritage. The last festival of Jewish
culture in Krakow which ended with an open-air 7-hour
long concert attracted 10 thousand mostly young Polish
spectators. A museum of the history of Polish Jews
will be built in Warsaw. Faculties of Jewish Studies
in Warsaw and Krakow are increasingly popular. There
have been even individual cases of Jewish immigrants
to Poland recently. The number of communities,
cultural, religious, educational and research
facilities, publications and other initiatives is too
large to encapsulate them all in this message.

Of course, anti-Semitism still finds its followers in
certain sections of Polish society as anywhere else
in Europe and the world, but I would rather suggest to
direct your attention to these positive trends as they
are to the great benefit of Jewish genealogists.

Website of The Jewish Community of Poland
http://www.jewish.org.pl/ will help you to locate some
of Jewish organizations in Poland.

Judaica Foundation can be found at
http://www.judaica.pl/

And archives of Jagiellonian University do keep
student files, so there is a chance you'll find
information about your ancestor. For contact see:
http://www.uj.edu.pl/uj-guide/archives.en.html

from your posting I sense that you have not been to
Poland for long. I'd like to encourage you (and
others who read this message)to visit this country, go
to the Jewish facilities, meet local Poles interested
in Jewish heritage, make friends, benefit >from the new
situation.

Peter Jassem


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Gesher Galicia SIG #Galicia Re: Judaica Foundation etc. #galicia

Peter Jassem <pjassem@...>
 

I received an interesting inquiry and I think my
response may be of interest to others.

Kitty Sauber wrote:
Dear Peter,
I read your Posting with interest, I did not realize
that there exists a Judaica Foundation IN KraKow ,
today. ( I was under the impression that Poland,
Ukraine, etc discouraged any Jewish Community
activities). Would you have the address and name of
person one may write to at the Judaica Foundation in
Krakow? Is there an archive or University where one
may look for a greatgrandfather who lived there and
graduated >from the University in Krakow in the 19th
century?
With much appreciation,
Kitty Sauber <brucekitty@aol.com >

Dear Kitty,

Jewish activities are not discouraged in Poland. In
contrary, there is a fertile ground for such
activities
now. Members of non-Jewish population often join the
very small Jewish comunity in celebration of Jewish
culture and heritage. The last festival of Jewish
culture in Krakow which ended with an open-air 7-hour
long concert attracted 10 thousand mostly young Polish
spectators. A museum of the history of Polish Jews
will be built in Warsaw. Faculties of Jewish Studies
in Warsaw and Krakow are increasingly popular. There
have been even individual cases of Jewish immigrants
to Poland recently. The number of communities,
cultural, religious, educational and research
facilities, publications and other initiatives is too
large to encapsulate them all in this message.

Of course, anti-Semitism still finds its followers in
certain sections of Polish society as anywhere else
in Europe and the world, but I would rather suggest to
direct your attention to these positive trends as they
are to the great benefit of Jewish genealogists.

Website of The Jewish Community of Poland
http://www.jewish.org.pl/ will help you to locate some
of Jewish organizations in Poland.

Judaica Foundation can be found at
http://www.judaica.pl/

And archives of Jagiellonian University do keep
student files, so there is a chance you'll find
information about your ancestor. For contact see:
http://www.uj.edu.pl/uj-guide/archives.en.html

from your posting I sense that you have not been to
Poland for long. I'd like to encourage you (and
others who read this message)to visit this country, go
to the Jewish facilities, meet local Poles interested
in Jewish heritage, make friends, benefit >from the new
situation.

Peter Jassem


______________________________________________________________________
Post your free ad now! http://personals.yahoo.ca


Re: Jewish Encyclopedia and Brody ShtetLinks Site #galicia

Marjorie Rosenfeld <marjorierosenfeld@...>
 

Shelley Pollero wrote that the Web site
http://www.jewishencyclopedia.com/index.jsp "contains the
complete contents of the 12-volume Jewish Encyclopedia . . . originally
published between 1901-1906" and asked that anyone finding an article about
a shtetl there send her the URL. Though I didn't find an article
specifically about Brody, Ukraine (then Brody, Galicia), just plugging
"Brody" into the search window produced 50 entries about distinguished Jews
who were born, lived, or died in Brody! I have therefore put a link to this
encyclopedia at the Brody ShtetLinks site.

This seems a good time to announce also that I've recently added some new
material to the Brody site
(http://www.shtetlinks.jewishgen.org/Brody/brody.htm). There are four new
pages:

Three new documents (an interesting history and two documents compiled from
various Brody records in L'viv) >from Dr. Robert Sherins:

http://www.shtetlinks.jewishgen.org/Brody/sherins_brodyhistory.html
http://www.shtetlinks.jewishgen.org/Brody/sherins_brody_occupations.htm
http://www.shtetlinks.jewishgen.org/Brody/sherins_brody_landrecord_columns.h
tm

A new Holocaust account >from Boleslaw Kulczycki, whose parents were
recognized as Righteous among the Nations by Yad Vashem for the large part
they played in saving 14 Brody Jews:

http://www.shtetlinks.jewishgen.org/Brody/son_righteousgentiles.html

Wishing everyone a sweet and happy New Year (5763--How time flies!),
Marjorie Stamm Rosenfeld
Carlsbad, California
USA
Researching: STAMM, Brody, Ukaine; WEISSER, Vishnevets, Ukraine;
BOKSERMAN/BOXERMAN, Teofipol, Ukraine; UDELSON, "Naishtat," Lithuania;
GITTLESON, Lithuania; KOVARSKY, Vilnius, Lithuania; SHESKIN, Vilnius,
Lithuania.


Gesher Galicia SIG #Galicia RE: Jewish Encyclopedia and Brody ShtetLinks Site #galicia

Marjorie Rosenfeld <marjorierosenfeld@...>
 

Shelley Pollero wrote that the Web site
http://www.jewishencyclopedia.com/index.jsp "contains the
complete contents of the 12-volume Jewish Encyclopedia . . . originally
published between 1901-1906" and asked that anyone finding an article about
a shtetl there send her the URL. Though I didn't find an article
specifically about Brody, Ukraine (then Brody, Galicia), just plugging
"Brody" into the search window produced 50 entries about distinguished Jews
who were born, lived, or died in Brody! I have therefore put a link to this
encyclopedia at the Brody ShtetLinks site.

This seems a good time to announce also that I've recently added some new
material to the Brody site
(http://www.shtetlinks.jewishgen.org/Brody/brody.htm). There are four new
pages:

Three new documents (an interesting history and two documents compiled from
various Brody records in L'viv) >from Dr. Robert Sherins:

http://www.shtetlinks.jewishgen.org/Brody/sherins_brodyhistory.html
http://www.shtetlinks.jewishgen.org/Brody/sherins_brody_occupations.htm
http://www.shtetlinks.jewishgen.org/Brody/sherins_brody_landrecord_columns.h
tm

A new Holocaust account >from Boleslaw Kulczycki, whose parents were
recognized as Righteous among the Nations by Yad Vashem for the large part
they played in saving 14 Brody Jews:

http://www.shtetlinks.jewishgen.org/Brody/son_righteousgentiles.html

Wishing everyone a sweet and happy New Year (5763--How time flies!),
Marjorie Stamm Rosenfeld
Carlsbad, California
USA
Researching: STAMM, Brody, Ukaine; WEISSER, Vishnevets, Ukraine;
BOKSERMAN/BOXERMAN, Teofipol, Ukraine; UDELSON, "Naishtat," Lithuania;
GITTLESON, Lithuania; KOVARSKY, Vilnius, Lithuania; SHESKIN, Vilnius,
Lithuania.


Name adoption ca. 1808 #germany

Esther Ramon
 

For those who rely to much on family relations through family names:
Hirsch Oppenheim born 1805 in Gronau Hannover) writes in his memories
about his father - When all the Jews had to choose family names in 1813
"So our grandfather called himself Oppenheimer and his brothers call
themselves Rothschild and Steinberg" >from Juedisches Leben in
Deutschland Selbszeugnisse zur Sozialgeschichte 1780-1871 herausgegeben
von Monika Richarz. Leo Baeck Institut p. 145. In the Hebrew edition
p.87. I have not the English edition.

Esther Ramon Jerusalem

Researching HOMBURGER Karlsruhe,WEIL Westhoffen,Merzig,Kippenheim
OPPENHEIM Hanau Witzenhausen BUCHSTEIN Kunreuth

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German SIG #Germany Name adoption ca. 1808 #germany

Esther Ramon
 

For those who rely to much on family relations through family names:
Hirsch Oppenheim born 1805 in Gronau Hannover) writes in his memories
about his father - When all the Jews had to choose family names in 1813
"So our grandfather called himself Oppenheimer and his brothers call
themselves Rothschild and Steinberg" >from Juedisches Leben in
Deutschland Selbszeugnisse zur Sozialgeschichte 1780-1871 herausgegeben
von Monika Richarz. Leo Baeck Institut p. 145. In the Hebrew edition
p.87. I have not the English edition.

Esther Ramon Jerusalem

Researching HOMBURGER Karlsruhe,WEIL Westhoffen,Merzig,Kippenheim
OPPENHEIM Hanau Witzenhausen BUCHSTEIN Kunreuth

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ICHENHAUSER from Ichenhausen (adopting town names as family names) #germany

Ernest Kallmann <ernest.kallmann@...>
 

Following my posting on Gersig July 22 :

"While transcribing the 1813 Judenmatrikel for Ichenhausen, Bavaria (in
fact the list of family heads with their former names and with their
newly adopted given names and permanent family names) we stumbled over #
174 Joseph b. Simon adopting the name of Joseph ICHENHAUSER. For both of
us it is the first occurrence of a Jew adopting as his family name one
deriving directly >from the place where he lives",

Charles HEXTER and I received many responses, for which we wish to thank
all correspondents. >from them it appears that :

- the practice of adopting the name of the place of residence when
required to take permanent family names is quite current in Eastern
Europe,
- before this obligation (which came in force usually after 1800), the
surnames built >from town names (e.g. WORMSER, WURMSER) generally were
used to distinguish namesakes by adding the town of origin of the first
ancestor having settled in a place. This suggests that "there are no
OPPENHEIMER living in Oppenheim".
- nevertheless, in some cases, during the name adoption process some
Jews took the name of their place of residence. This shows that there
nevertheless "may be some OPPENHEIMER living in Oppenheim". What may be
the reason for such a choice ? One correspondent suggests lack of
imagination.

In short : I raised a false problem. Thanks again. I assume the
Moderator will now cut the thread.

[MOD NOTE: If there are important followup messages regarding this
important message >from our distinguished member M. Kallmann they will
be posted. The Moderators will decide what is important.]

Ernest Kallmann Suburban Paris, France


German SIG #Germany ICHENHAUSER from Ichenhausen (adopting town names as family names) #germany

Ernest Kallmann <ernest.kallmann@...>
 

Following my posting on Gersig July 22 :

"While transcribing the 1813 Judenmatrikel for Ichenhausen, Bavaria (in
fact the list of family heads with their former names and with their
newly adopted given names and permanent family names) we stumbled over #
174 Joseph b. Simon adopting the name of Joseph ICHENHAUSER. For both of
us it is the first occurrence of a Jew adopting as his family name one
deriving directly >from the place where he lives",

Charles HEXTER and I received many responses, for which we wish to thank
all correspondents. >from them it appears that :

- the practice of adopting the name of the place of residence when
required to take permanent family names is quite current in Eastern
Europe,
- before this obligation (which came in force usually after 1800), the
surnames built >from town names (e.g. WORMSER, WURMSER) generally were
used to distinguish namesakes by adding the town of origin of the first
ancestor having settled in a place. This suggests that "there are no
OPPENHEIMER living in Oppenheim".
- nevertheless, in some cases, during the name adoption process some
Jews took the name of their place of residence. This shows that there
nevertheless "may be some OPPENHEIMER living in Oppenheim". What may be
the reason for such a choice ? One correspondent suggests lack of
imagination.

In short : I raised a false problem. Thanks again. I assume the
Moderator will now cut the thread.

[MOD NOTE: If there are important followup messages regarding this
important message >from our distinguished member M. Kallmann they will
be posted. The Moderators will decide what is important.]

Ernest Kallmann Suburban Paris, France