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JGS Broward County, Florida Meeting, October 27th #general

kasakaplan@...
 

Wednesday, October 27 at 2:00 PM, a very special guest lecturer will address the
JGS Broward County, Florida.

The meeting will be held at the Soref Jewish Community Center, 6501 West Sunrise
Boulevard in Plantation. The community center is between Florida's Turnpike and
University Drive on the north side of Sunrise Boulevard

Genealogy is the key to the past. For some genealogists, it may lead to the
startling discovery of roots they never imagined-Jewish roots.

Gloria Mound, who was a presenter at the 24th annual International Genealogical
Society conference in Jerusalem, will discuss the connection at the society's
October meeting.

Founder and executive director of the Casa Shalom Institute for Marrano-Anusim
Studies in Gan Yavneh, Israel, Ms. Mound will talk about "The Importance of
Genealogy in Marrano-Converso Research" with an emphasis on how much South Florida
is an example.

An honorary research fellow of the Department of Hispanic Studies at the
University of Glasgow (Scotland) >from 1988 to 2003, Ms. Mound has published
widely, including the Encyclopedia Judaica. Included in the institute's work is
an on-going project with the University of Miami researching the Marrano aspects
of early immigration >from the Spanish Balearics to Florida and Cuba. Ms. Mound's
research has uncovered hitherto unknown Jewish communities around the world. The
Casa Shalom Institute maintains a library and data base tracing Marrano evolution
from the 16th Century to the present. The institute works are reconnecting these
"lost Marranos" with the Jewish community and individuals with their Jewish
genealogy.

Admission is free and open to all wishing to further their interest in genealogy.

For additional information check out the Jewish Genealogical Society of Broward
County website at www.JGSBroward.org .

Elaine L. Kaplan, Secretary
JGSBroward County


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen JGS Broward County, Florida Meeting, October 27th #general

kasakaplan@...
 

Wednesday, October 27 at 2:00 PM, a very special guest lecturer will address the
JGS Broward County, Florida.

The meeting will be held at the Soref Jewish Community Center, 6501 West Sunrise
Boulevard in Plantation. The community center is between Florida's Turnpike and
University Drive on the north side of Sunrise Boulevard

Genealogy is the key to the past. For some genealogists, it may lead to the
startling discovery of roots they never imagined-Jewish roots.

Gloria Mound, who was a presenter at the 24th annual International Genealogical
Society conference in Jerusalem, will discuss the connection at the society's
October meeting.

Founder and executive director of the Casa Shalom Institute for Marrano-Anusim
Studies in Gan Yavneh, Israel, Ms. Mound will talk about "The Importance of
Genealogy in Marrano-Converso Research" with an emphasis on how much South Florida
is an example.

An honorary research fellow of the Department of Hispanic Studies at the
University of Glasgow (Scotland) >from 1988 to 2003, Ms. Mound has published
widely, including the Encyclopedia Judaica. Included in the institute's work is
an on-going project with the University of Miami researching the Marrano aspects
of early immigration >from the Spanish Balearics to Florida and Cuba. Ms. Mound's
research has uncovered hitherto unknown Jewish communities around the world. The
Casa Shalom Institute maintains a library and data base tracing Marrano evolution
from the 16th Century to the present. The institute works are reconnecting these
"lost Marranos" with the Jewish community and individuals with their Jewish
genealogy.

Admission is free and open to all wishing to further their interest in genealogy.

For additional information check out the Jewish Genealogical Society of Broward
County website at www.JGSBroward.org .

Elaine L. Kaplan, Secretary
JGSBroward County


Spania" Metalwork embroidery in the Sasov area #galicia

LR <lreich@...>
 

Leiah Elbaum <elbaum@...>
asked

".............. the family involvement in "working shpania"
(I believe the word is Yiddish, I never saw the term written), a cottage
industry which was common in that area in late 19th and
early 20th centuries. It was a kind of metal thread embroidery technique,
used especially for the ornate collars (atarot, atoros) of tallitot
(talleisim), but also on yarmulkes and ornamental bibs worn by women for
special occasions. I was told that Jews came >from all around Europe and
even the US to purchase "spania" work for their communities.

.........................

I'm curious whether anyone else can tell me more about this tradition in
the region, any useful resources for researching it ...................."

The Hebrew memoirs of Rabbi Osher Miller (of Romania) were published by his
son Rabbi Pinchos Miller (then rabbi of Upper Nazareth) in Jerusalem 1984
entitled "Oilomoi shel Abba". The work, which includes many rabbinical
genealogical charts, describes life between the two World Wars in Romania
and Hungary in dozens of Orthodox Communities. It includes many piquant
tales and gives interesting vignettes of urban and rural life.

Unfortunately the work has no index. However, if my memory serves me
correctly there is a description of a certain townlet or village which
produced woven silver "atorot" for Talesim for most of Europe. A local
chassidic entrepeneur set up the business and supplied his many female
outworkers with the raw materials.

In his later years he delegated all the actual labour, but when the
Muncatcher Rebbe's (R' Chaim Elozor Shapiro) daughter was getting
married,he provided his own handiwork.

Leslie Reich, Manchester, UK


Gesher Galicia SIG #Galicia Spania" Metalwork embroidery in the Sasov area #galicia

LR <lreich@...>
 

Leiah Elbaum <elbaum@...>
asked

".............. the family involvement in "working shpania"
(I believe the word is Yiddish, I never saw the term written), a cottage
industry which was common in that area in late 19th and
early 20th centuries. It was a kind of metal thread embroidery technique,
used especially for the ornate collars (atarot, atoros) of tallitot
(talleisim), but also on yarmulkes and ornamental bibs worn by women for
special occasions. I was told that Jews came >from all around Europe and
even the US to purchase "spania" work for their communities.

.........................

I'm curious whether anyone else can tell me more about this tradition in
the region, any useful resources for researching it ...................."

The Hebrew memoirs of Rabbi Osher Miller (of Romania) were published by his
son Rabbi Pinchos Miller (then rabbi of Upper Nazareth) in Jerusalem 1984
entitled "Oilomoi shel Abba". The work, which includes many rabbinical
genealogical charts, describes life between the two World Wars in Romania
and Hungary in dozens of Orthodox Communities. It includes many piquant
tales and gives interesting vignettes of urban and rural life.

Unfortunately the work has no index. However, if my memory serves me
correctly there is a description of a certain townlet or village which
produced woven silver "atorot" for Talesim for most of Europe. A local
chassidic entrepeneur set up the business and supplied his many female
outworkers with the raw materials.

In his later years he delegated all the actual labour, but when the
Muncatcher Rebbe's (R' Chaim Elozor Shapiro) daughter was getting
married,he provided his own handiwork.

Leslie Reich, Manchester, UK


CUKIERMAN #galicia

Abuwasta Abuwasta
 

The President of C.R.I.F. the roof organization of
French Jewry is also CUKIERMAN.

Jacob Rosen
Jerusalem


Gesher Galicia SIG #Galicia CUKIERMAN #galicia

Abuwasta Abuwasta
 

The President of C.R.I.F. the roof organization of
French Jewry is also CUKIERMAN.

Jacob Rosen
Jerusalem


Gesher Galicia Meeting-New York City-Nov.14th #galicia

Pamela Weisberger <pweisberger@...>
 

Gesher Galicia would like to announce that its first
regional meeting will be held in New York City on:

Sunday, November 14th, 2004

10:30AM - 12:45PM at:

The Center for Jewish History
15 West 16th Street
New York, NY 10011

The meeting will take place in the Steinberg Great Hall on the main level.
We are currently planning an exciting and varied program, both for
experienced Galician researchers and those who are new to this field, and
will be announcing the details shortly.

After the meeting adjourns at 12:45PM we will break off into regional
research and town groups for lunch, either at the Center or at neighborhood
restaurants, which will provide additional opportunities for
birds-of-a-feather networking. Again...specifics will be forthcoming.

For more information on the Center for Jewish History's facilities,
directions and parking options, please go to their website:

http://www.cjh.org

Note that although their posted opening time on Sunday is 11AM, people
attending our meeting will be allowed in prior to 10:30AM.

All are welcome to attend. We look forward to seeing you there.

Pamela Weisberger
Research Coordinator, Gesher Galicia

Shelley K. Pollero
Coordinator, Gesher Galicia

pweisberger@...


Gesher Galicia SIG #Galicia Gesher Galicia Meeting-New York City-Nov.14th #galicia

Pamela Weisberger <pweisberger@...>
 

Gesher Galicia would like to announce that its first
regional meeting will be held in New York City on:

Sunday, November 14th, 2004

10:30AM - 12:45PM at:

The Center for Jewish History
15 West 16th Street
New York, NY 10011

The meeting will take place in the Steinberg Great Hall on the main level.
We are currently planning an exciting and varied program, both for
experienced Galician researchers and those who are new to this field, and
will be announcing the details shortly.

After the meeting adjourns at 12:45PM we will break off into regional
research and town groups for lunch, either at the Center or at neighborhood
restaurants, which will provide additional opportunities for
birds-of-a-feather networking. Again...specifics will be forthcoming.

For more information on the Center for Jewish History's facilities,
directions and parking options, please go to their website:

http://www.cjh.org

Note that although their posted opening time on Sunday is 11AM, people
attending our meeting will be allowed in prior to 10:30AM.

All are welcome to attend. We look forward to seeing you there.

Pamela Weisberger
Research Coordinator, Gesher Galicia

Shelley K. Pollero
Coordinator, Gesher Galicia

pweisberger@...


Re: CUKIERMAN #galicia

Israel P
 

No, you may not assume. Not all Zucker used to be Zuckerman.

Israel Pickholtz

Quoting Gesher Galicia SIG digest <galicia@...>:

There is a family in Dallas named Cukier. Should I assume this is a
shortened version?

Carol Cohen


Gesher Galicia SIG #Galicia Re: CUKIERMAN #galicia

Israel P
 

No, you may not assume. Not all Zucker used to be Zuckerman.

Israel Pickholtz

Quoting Gesher Galicia SIG digest <galicia@...>:

There is a family in Dallas named Cukier. Should I assume this is a
shortened version?

Carol Cohen


FEISBOH #romania

Bernard Faibeaux <bfaibeaux@...>
 

My grandfather, Bercu FEISBOH, was born in 1880 in Piatra and emigrated to
France in the early 1900s. I have been unable to trace either the family
name or any roots in Roumania. Any lead would be appreciated.

Bernard FAIBEAUX
Cologne, Germany


Romania SIG #Romania FEISBOH #romania

Bernard Faibeaux <bfaibeaux@...>
 

My grandfather, Bercu FEISBOH, was born in 1880 in Piatra and emigrated to
France in the early 1900s. I have been unable to trace either the family
name or any roots in Roumania. Any lead would be appreciated.

Bernard FAIBEAUX
Cologne, Germany


Re: Valentine as Jewish Given Name - a case history #germany

Marcus Poulin <photonicbandgap@...>
 

Could such French names such as Valyntin or Valentin be showing up stemming from
the time when France controlled Rheinland Pfalz (the Rhineland Palatinate region)
in the 17th century?

Certainly many other times in Franco-German history that French names and
cognates could have undergone intercultural transference / exchange. Sincerely,

Marcus Poulin Spokane, WA USA searching OBERT, OBERSTEIN Germany


German SIG #Germany Re:Valentine as Jewish Given Name - a case history #germany

Marcus Poulin <photonicbandgap@...>
 

Could such French names such as Valyntin or Valentin be showing up stemming from
the time when France controlled Rheinland Pfalz (the Rhineland Palatinate region)
in the 17th century?

Certainly many other times in Franco-German history that French names and
cognates could have undergone intercultural transference / exchange. Sincerely,

Marcus Poulin Spokane, WA USA searching OBERT, OBERSTEIN Germany


Israel Genealogical Society/Jerusalem/English Section #general

Barbara Siegel
 

Shalom Chaverim! Now, after the festivities and activities of the Chagim, the
Jerusalem English Section is resuming regular programming. We look forward to
seeing old friends and welcoming new members and guests.

Notice of Next Meeting

Date: Wednesday, October 20, 2004

Time: 6:00 P.M. Library open
7:30 " Announcements
7:45 " English Section Program

Place: Beit Frankfurter. 80 Derech Beit Lechem in the Baka'a neighborhood.
Buses: 7, 21(>from the Central Bus Station) 30, 48

Topic: A very special treat.
We will screen the video made of the celebration in the Valley of the
Communities at Yad Vashem on July 5, 2004. There were magical moments of music,
humor and atmosphere; and this was one of the highlights of the IAJGS 24th
International Jewish Genealogical Conference.

If you missed it, please come and enjoy.
If you were there, come and enjoy a second time.

For this special program there will be no charge for guests.

Although pre-registration is not required, a rough count of those interested in
attending would be helpful in knowing how many chairs to set up.

Any questions? Please call or E-mail Barbara at 02-561-8153
bsiegel@...


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Israel Genealogical Society/Jerusalem/English Section #general

Barbara Siegel
 

Shalom Chaverim! Now, after the festivities and activities of the Chagim, the
Jerusalem English Section is resuming regular programming. We look forward to
seeing old friends and welcoming new members and guests.

Notice of Next Meeting

Date: Wednesday, October 20, 2004

Time: 6:00 P.M. Library open
7:30 " Announcements
7:45 " English Section Program

Place: Beit Frankfurter. 80 Derech Beit Lechem in the Baka'a neighborhood.
Buses: 7, 21(>from the Central Bus Station) 30, 48

Topic: A very special treat.
We will screen the video made of the celebration in the Valley of the
Communities at Yad Vashem on July 5, 2004. There were magical moments of music,
humor and atmosphere; and this was one of the highlights of the IAJGS 24th
International Jewish Genealogical Conference.

If you missed it, please come and enjoy.
If you were there, come and enjoy a second time.

For this special program there will be no charge for guests.

Although pre-registration is not required, a rough count of those interested in
attending would be helpful in knowing how many chairs to set up.

Any questions? Please call or E-mail Barbara at 02-561-8153
bsiegel@...


Re: Records from Iasi/ ZUCKERMAN #romania

Rosanne Leeson <rdleeson@...>
 

Ann,

I am not sure what you are referring to when you speak of going through
microfilm. Is it that you are looking for Mormon films? If so, I can
tell you that the Romanians have never permitted them in to do any
filming , so such microfilms for Romania do not exist.

Have you checked the the All-Romanian database on JewishGen? Have you
checked the JGFF on JewishGen to see if there are others seeking the
same name/town as you? Have you entered your own names and town?

As has been posted on this list many times, the Romanian archives do not
respond to mail requests. Those who wish to actually make a visit to
Romania, and visit Archives, must request permission >from the National
Archives to even enter, several months in advance, and will need a
translator to assist them, if they do not speak Romanian. At present
the only viable method of retrieving family records is by means of a
certified professional researcher, for a fee. And, for about 6 months
they, too, were denied entrance. We understand that a couple have now
been allowed back in, but with strict limitations as to what they can
and cannot see and do. We are still trying by a number of different
routes to ameliorate the situation.

Rosanne Leeson
Co-Coordinator
ROM-SIG


Ann Lewin wrote:

I am also looking to find records >from Iasi. Specifically looking for
records of Israel Zuckerman and his family. I know that he had
several sons and daughters. One of them Daniel (born approx 1860)
came to the United States. I am sure that others came before and

after. Cannot find records of which ship he came in on.
Naturalization records name a ship and date that do not correspond.
If anyone can help and point me in the right direction for information
on Iasi I would appreciate it. Am going through lots of microfilm
but it is all on immigration . Have found nothing on Iasi. Any
information appreciated.

Thank you

Ann Zuckerman Lewin
Rancho Mirage, CA
annlewin@...



Romania SIG #Romania Re: Records from Iasi/ ZUCKERMAN #romania

Rosanne Leeson <rdleeson@...>
 

Ann,

I am not sure what you are referring to when you speak of going through
microfilm. Is it that you are looking for Mormon films? If so, I can
tell you that the Romanians have never permitted them in to do any
filming , so such microfilms for Romania do not exist.

Have you checked the the All-Romanian database on JewishGen? Have you
checked the JGFF on JewishGen to see if there are others seeking the
same name/town as you? Have you entered your own names and town?

As has been posted on this list many times, the Romanian archives do not
respond to mail requests. Those who wish to actually make a visit to
Romania, and visit Archives, must request permission >from the National
Archives to even enter, several months in advance, and will need a
translator to assist them, if they do not speak Romanian. At present
the only viable method of retrieving family records is by means of a
certified professional researcher, for a fee. And, for about 6 months
they, too, were denied entrance. We understand that a couple have now
been allowed back in, but with strict limitations as to what they can
and cannot see and do. We are still trying by a number of different
routes to ameliorate the situation.

Rosanne Leeson
Co-Coordinator
ROM-SIG


Ann Lewin wrote:

I am also looking to find records >from Iasi. Specifically looking for
records of Israel Zuckerman and his family. I know that he had
several sons and daughters. One of them Daniel (born approx 1860)
came to the United States. I am sure that others came before and

after. Cannot find records of which ship he came in on.
Naturalization records name a ship and date that do not correspond.
If anyone can help and point me in the right direction for information
on Iasi I would appreciate it. Am going through lots of microfilm
but it is all on immigration . Have found nothing on Iasi. Any
information appreciated.

Thank you

Ann Zuckerman Lewin
Rancho Mirage, CA
annlewin@...



GINZBURG of Rogachev #belarus

michael <ginm@...>
 

My name is Zeev Ginzburg.Iam looking for any information about Ginzburg
family >from Rogachev.We know that in the 19th century there was Rabbi Yoel
ben Shaul Ginzburg, known also by his stregth. One of his grandsons was my
great grandfather, called Moshe ben Nahum.His daughter, my grandfather's
sister once said that she heard >from her father that we are Levi, but we are
not sure of it. It is important for us now since we don't know whether we
should make "pidion ben".If there is anyone knowing anything about the
family I'll appreciate this greatly.

MODERATOR NOTE: Please sign all messages with your location as well as your
full name. Also please enter your names/towns in the JewishGen Family Finder.
You might also want to look at the Rabbinic SIG on JewishGen.


Belarus SIG #Belarus GINZBURG of Rogachev #belarus

michael <ginm@...>
 

My name is Zeev Ginzburg.Iam looking for any information about Ginzburg
family >from Rogachev.We know that in the 19th century there was Rabbi Yoel
ben Shaul Ginzburg, known also by his stregth. One of his grandsons was my
great grandfather, called Moshe ben Nahum.His daughter, my grandfather's
sister once said that she heard >from her father that we are Levi, but we are
not sure of it. It is important for us now since we don't know whether we
should make "pidion ben".If there is anyone knowing anything about the
family I'll appreciate this greatly.

MODERATOR NOTE: Please sign all messages with your location as well as your
full name. Also please enter your names/towns in the JewishGen Family Finder.
You might also want to look at the Rabbinic SIG on JewishGen.