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Rabbis of Chaslavitz #rabbinic

Lainey Melnick <lmelnick@...>
 

Does anyone know anything about the rabbis of Chaslavitz >from the
1800s? I am looking for anything on Rabbi Meir MAIZELS/MEISELS who
died around 1904 in Jerusalem. He had been a rabbi in Chaslavitz
when he arrived in Jerusalem and was known there as the Chaslavitzer
Rov. His father was Rabbi Yaakov MAIZELS/MEISELS assumed also from
Chaslavitz. One of them was born around 1819. Meir had married
Fegeh Esther in Belarus, and she and her family died there.

Thanks in advance for any info!

http://worldconnect.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?db=laineym

--Lainey

Lainey Melnic
Austin, Texas


Rabbinic Genealogy SIG #Rabbinic Rabbis of Chaslavitz #rabbinic

Lainey Melnick <lmelnick@...>
 

Does anyone know anything about the rabbis of Chaslavitz >from the
1800s? I am looking for anything on Rabbi Meir MAIZELS/MEISELS who
died around 1904 in Jerusalem. He had been a rabbi in Chaslavitz
when he arrived in Jerusalem and was known there as the Chaslavitzer
Rov. His father was Rabbi Yaakov MAIZELS/MEISELS assumed also from
Chaslavitz. One of them was born around 1819. Meir had married
Fegeh Esther in Belarus, and she and her family died there.

Thanks in advance for any info!

http://worldconnect.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?db=laineym

--Lainey

Lainey Melnic
Austin, Texas


January 2005 Yizkor Book Report #galicia

Joyce Field
 

To begin the year of 2005, the Yizkor Book Project put online two new
books, three new entries ,and 16 updates during January. All are
available at the Index page,
http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/translations.html. Included is a
Russian translation of a book that has been online for some time, To
Survive and Tell. The Russian version can be accessed at
http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/lipkany/lipr001.html.

New Books:

-Brest, Belarus : volume 2
-Ryki, Poland

New Entries:

-Bukowina: Tragedy of the Bukowina Jews (volume 2), History of
Massada (volume 1) , and The Massada in Israel (volume 1)
-Frumisca, Romania: Pinkas Hakehillot Romania, volume 1
-Radzyn Podlaski, Kehila List

Updates:

-Bedzin, Poland
-Belzec: Prototype of the Final Solution, Chapters 7-9
-Belchatow, Poland
-Chelm, Poland
-Czestochowa, Poland: The Jews of Czestochowa
-Czestochowa, Poland: supplement
-Dabrowa Gornicza, Poland
-Druzhkopol, Ukraine
-Gorodets, Belarus
-Holocaust in Belarus
-Lipkany, Moldova: translation into Russian of Survive and Tell.
-Lita, volume 1
-Rejowiec, Poland
-Shumskoye, Ukraine
-Svisloch, Belarus
-Zloczew, Poland


Gesher Galicia SIG #Galicia January 2005 Yizkor Book Report #galicia

Joyce Field
 

To begin the year of 2005, the Yizkor Book Project put online two new
books, three new entries ,and 16 updates during January. All are
available at the Index page,
http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/translations.html. Included is a
Russian translation of a book that has been online for some time, To
Survive and Tell. The Russian version can be accessed at
http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/lipkany/lipr001.html.

New Books:

-Brest, Belarus : volume 2
-Ryki, Poland

New Entries:

-Bukowina: Tragedy of the Bukowina Jews (volume 2), History of
Massada (volume 1) , and The Massada in Israel (volume 1)
-Frumisca, Romania: Pinkas Hakehillot Romania, volume 1
-Radzyn Podlaski, Kehila List

Updates:

-Bedzin, Poland
-Belzec: Prototype of the Final Solution, Chapters 7-9
-Belchatow, Poland
-Chelm, Poland
-Czestochowa, Poland: The Jews of Czestochowa
-Czestochowa, Poland: supplement
-Dabrowa Gornicza, Poland
-Druzhkopol, Ukraine
-Gorodets, Belarus
-Holocaust in Belarus
-Lipkany, Moldova: translation into Russian of Survive and Tell.
-Lita, volume 1
-Rejowiec, Poland
-Shumskoye, Ukraine
-Svisloch, Belarus
-Zloczew, Poland


Polisuik from Tarnopol Gubernia #galicia

Billie Stein <billie@...>
 

I am trying to track the genealogy of my uncle-by-marriage, Meir
Zeev (Wolf) SELZER born in 1907 in Trembowla in the Tarnopol
Guberina, then Poland, now Ukraine. I've done fairly well with
the SELZER side of the family, and am now working on his mother's
side. She was Jette Perl POLISIUK, and she had 3 sisters and 1
brother: Jochewed, married to Hersh HAMMER (I found records of
the births of 4 of their children in the Kozlow PSA AGAD births
on JRI-Poland database); Yehudit, married to Yitzchok Zvi
ZLOCHOWER, and a third sister who's name I don't know, but who
married a POSTMAN (first name also unknown). The families of the
sisters (HAMMER, ZLOCHOWER & POSTMAN) moved to America at some
time before World War 2, and as far as I know, all survived the
holocaust. The brother was Pinchus POLISIUK, and he emigrated to
Palestine in the 1930's. The SELZERs remained in Trembowla and
unfortunately, my uncle Meir was his family's sole survivor. He
emigrated to Palestine in 1943 and died in Bnai Brak in 1985.

The 5 siblings were the children of Meir Wolf POLISIUK, who,
according to undocumented family tradition was a descendent of
the MaHarSha (Harav Shlomo Eliezer Halevi), and each of the
children in turn had a son named Meir Wolf (Max in English).

I am in touch with the ZLOWCHOWER and POLISIUK families, but
they don't know much about the past. I am trying to track down
the HAMMERs and the POSTMANs, as well as any information that can
connect them to the MaHarSha.

Please reply privately unless your answer is of interest to the
entire list.

Many thanks,

Billie Stein
President, IGS-Tel Aviv

Researching >from Belarus: DINNIN (Mogilev), PLOTKIN
(Bobruisk/Mogilev), RUBENSTEIN (Bobruisk)
from Galicia : LAMM, GLANTZ (Sieniawa) STEIN, JAKOB (Tarnow/Nowe
Zukowice) SELZER (Trembowla, Tarnopol), POLISIUK (Tarnopol
Gubernia)
from Ukraine: HOFFMAN (Yashin)


Gesher Galicia SIG #Galicia Polisuik from Tarnopol Gubernia #galicia

Billie Stein <billie@...>
 

I am trying to track the genealogy of my uncle-by-marriage, Meir
Zeev (Wolf) SELZER born in 1907 in Trembowla in the Tarnopol
Guberina, then Poland, now Ukraine. I've done fairly well with
the SELZER side of the family, and am now working on his mother's
side. She was Jette Perl POLISIUK, and she had 3 sisters and 1
brother: Jochewed, married to Hersh HAMMER (I found records of
the births of 4 of their children in the Kozlow PSA AGAD births
on JRI-Poland database); Yehudit, married to Yitzchok Zvi
ZLOCHOWER, and a third sister who's name I don't know, but who
married a POSTMAN (first name also unknown). The families of the
sisters (HAMMER, ZLOCHOWER & POSTMAN) moved to America at some
time before World War 2, and as far as I know, all survived the
holocaust. The brother was Pinchus POLISIUK, and he emigrated to
Palestine in the 1930's. The SELZERs remained in Trembowla and
unfortunately, my uncle Meir was his family's sole survivor. He
emigrated to Palestine in 1943 and died in Bnai Brak in 1985.

The 5 siblings were the children of Meir Wolf POLISIUK, who,
according to undocumented family tradition was a descendent of
the MaHarSha (Harav Shlomo Eliezer Halevi), and each of the
children in turn had a son named Meir Wolf (Max in English).

I am in touch with the ZLOWCHOWER and POLISIUK families, but
they don't know much about the past. I am trying to track down
the HAMMERs and the POSTMANs, as well as any information that can
connect them to the MaHarSha.

Please reply privately unless your answer is of interest to the
entire list.

Many thanks,

Billie Stein
President, IGS-Tel Aviv

Researching >from Belarus: DINNIN (Mogilev), PLOTKIN
(Bobruisk/Mogilev), RUBENSTEIN (Bobruisk)
from Galicia : LAMM, GLANTZ (Sieniawa) STEIN, JAKOB (Tarnow/Nowe
Zukowice) SELZER (Trembowla, Tarnopol), POLISIUK (Tarnopol
Gubernia)
from Ukraine: HOFFMAN (Yashin)


Re: Ekaterinoslav Yiskor Book #ukraine

Hilary Henkin <hilary@...>
 

Dear group,
A couple of years ago, I was able to obtain a copy of the book, and was
told to wait on beginning a translation project for a while. While I
"waited", Ivan and Pearl Krupit volunteered to translate the index of
names, which I am sending to Flo. So we've got one part done already!

I've also already scanned all the photos in the book, and would be glad to
send those to Flo or whoever as well.

The book isn't very big - about 158 pages. If I knew Hebrew, I'd have
tgranslated it by now --.

Volunteers??

Hilary Henkin
Atlanta, Georgia USA

Researching:
Mogilev - BERLIN; BELIISKI; HENKIN - GENKIN; MESCENOKOV; POZ - POZE
Ekaterinoslav - KATZ; LAPIDUS; LAVROTIN - LAVRUTIN; PESACHINSKY;
SHIMERNITSKY; STEINHART
Roumania: DONNENFIELD; RINCOVER - HARINCOVER; DOLLINGER
Harbin, China: SREBERK - SCHRIEBER; LITEBSK; SCHON --


Ukraine SIG #Ukraine Re: Ekaterinoslav Yiskor Book #ukraine

Hilary Henkin <hilary@...>
 

Dear group,
A couple of years ago, I was able to obtain a copy of the book, and was
told to wait on beginning a translation project for a while. While I
"waited", Ivan and Pearl Krupit volunteered to translate the index of
names, which I am sending to Flo. So we've got one part done already!

I've also already scanned all the photos in the book, and would be glad to
send those to Flo or whoever as well.

The book isn't very big - about 158 pages. If I knew Hebrew, I'd have
tgranslated it by now --.

Volunteers??

Hilary Henkin
Atlanta, Georgia USA

Researching:
Mogilev - BERLIN; BELIISKI; HENKIN - GENKIN; MESCENOKOV; POZ - POZE
Ekaterinoslav - KATZ; LAPIDUS; LAVROTIN - LAVRUTIN; PESACHINSKY;
SHIMERNITSKY; STEINHART
Roumania: DONNENFIELD; RINCOVER - HARINCOVER; DOLLINGER
Harbin, China: SREBERK - SCHRIEBER; LITEBSK; SCHON --


Understanding Arranged Marriages in Galicia #galicia

Terri <terrib@...>
 

My great grandparents met on the day of their wedding engagement party,
sometime in the 1870s, in Poland. Does anyone know if this practice was
common in Galicia, during the 19th century? Or in the 19th century did most
Galician couples get to choose their future mates?

Were there Jewish dowries'?

Were Jewish spouses usually distant cousins? Or were they selected for
financial reason?

Were most Jewish marriages, arranged marriages, in Galicia?

Understanding the process, might help all of us with our research.

Thanks,
Tom Erribe
CA, USA


Gesher Galicia SIG #Galicia Understanding Arranged Marriages in Galicia #galicia

Terri <terrib@...>
 

My great grandparents met on the day of their wedding engagement party,
sometime in the 1870s, in Poland. Does anyone know if this practice was
common in Galicia, during the 19th century? Or in the 19th century did most
Galician couples get to choose their future mates?

Were there Jewish dowries'?

Were Jewish spouses usually distant cousins? Or were they selected for
financial reason?

Were most Jewish marriages, arranged marriages, in Galicia?

Understanding the process, might help all of us with our research.

Thanks,
Tom Erribe
CA, USA


Searching for descendants of two sisters, Viewmate 5417 & 5418 #belarus

Rachelle <rlberliner@...>
 

I'm still trying to find my aunts.
Surnames before marriage - LIEBERMAN/LIFSCHITZ/LEV/LOEW/LEAF/AIN
To my knowledge, our family was >from Swislowitz, Russia - now Swisloch,
Belarus, Volkyvysk, Grodno Gubernia and possibly Odessa, Ukraine.

My dad, Samuel Isaiah LEAF, came to the U.S. in 1906. The passenger list
showed his name to be Schaie LIEBERMAN. I was able to find him on the EIDB
as I had acquired his Declaration of Intention and that gave me the name of
the ship and the date of arrival. Searching for passengers >from Swislowitz
and knowing his Hebrew name to be Shmuel Yishaiah, I was able to find him.
One brother, Max, came in as Mendel LOEW with an umlat over the "o". The 3d
brother, whose arrival I've not yet found on EIDB or anywhere, was Morris
LIEBERMAN and known as Moshe. Uncle Morris never changed his name to LEAF. A
cousin who was originally a LIFSCHITZ or LEV >from Odessa, we believe, was
the sponsor of my dad and Uncle Max. She had adopted the surname LEAF.
(Finding original surnames is yet another project for my mom's JACOBS
family.)
Nevertheless, my reason for writing is that my dad had 2 sisters who refused
to leave Russia. They were in the medical profession and chose to stay with
my grandparents, Alter Neome AIN and Shimshon LIEBERMAN. (Since my dad used
this surname, I will stick with it for our LEAF family.) I am aware of the
murder of Jewish physicians by Stalin and am researching that, looking for
names of female doctors.
As was the case during the 30s, 40s, and 50s, Jews fled to areas where they
felt they could be safe and that is why I'm searching everywhere. This
includes shtetls and gubernias that are posted on Litvak Digest.

Sadly, I do not know the given names of either aunt. Also unknown is if they
married and their descendants are alive - somewhere. I am posting
photographs to Viewmate. One is a picture of my grandparents and one
daughter. The other is the other daughter.

Perhaps someone knows of a family who carries either or both of these
photos.

Please contact me privately.

Thank you in advance for any and all assistance and/or suggestions.

To view the pictures, http://data.jewishgen.org/viewmate/toview.html

They are numbers 5417 and 5418.

Sincerely,

Rachelle Leaf Berliner
Savannah, GA
rlberliner@...



Searching:

LIEBERMAN/LEOW(Shimshon,)patronymic-LEAF and AIN(Alter Neome/Nechamah)/ >from
Szvistrich/Swislowitz/Swisloch, Bialystok, Russia to NY to Savannah),

Joseph Osher LEV/LEAF/LIFSCHITZ/LOEW(V) or LIEBERMAN (Odessa Region)


Belarus SIG #Belarus Searching for descendants of two sisters, Viewmate 5417 & 5418 #belarus

Rachelle <rlberliner@...>
 

I'm still trying to find my aunts.
Surnames before marriage - LIEBERMAN/LIFSCHITZ/LEV/LOEW/LEAF/AIN
To my knowledge, our family was >from Swislowitz, Russia - now Swisloch,
Belarus, Volkyvysk, Grodno Gubernia and possibly Odessa, Ukraine.

My dad, Samuel Isaiah LEAF, came to the U.S. in 1906. The passenger list
showed his name to be Schaie LIEBERMAN. I was able to find him on the EIDB
as I had acquired his Declaration of Intention and that gave me the name of
the ship and the date of arrival. Searching for passengers >from Swislowitz
and knowing his Hebrew name to be Shmuel Yishaiah, I was able to find him.
One brother, Max, came in as Mendel LOEW with an umlat over the "o". The 3d
brother, whose arrival I've not yet found on EIDB or anywhere, was Morris
LIEBERMAN and known as Moshe. Uncle Morris never changed his name to LEAF. A
cousin who was originally a LIFSCHITZ or LEV >from Odessa, we believe, was
the sponsor of my dad and Uncle Max. She had adopted the surname LEAF.
(Finding original surnames is yet another project for my mom's JACOBS
family.)
Nevertheless, my reason for writing is that my dad had 2 sisters who refused
to leave Russia. They were in the medical profession and chose to stay with
my grandparents, Alter Neome AIN and Shimshon LIEBERMAN. (Since my dad used
this surname, I will stick with it for our LEAF family.) I am aware of the
murder of Jewish physicians by Stalin and am researching that, looking for
names of female doctors.
As was the case during the 30s, 40s, and 50s, Jews fled to areas where they
felt they could be safe and that is why I'm searching everywhere. This
includes shtetls and gubernias that are posted on Litvak Digest.

Sadly, I do not know the given names of either aunt. Also unknown is if they
married and their descendants are alive - somewhere. I am posting
photographs to Viewmate. One is a picture of my grandparents and one
daughter. The other is the other daughter.

Perhaps someone knows of a family who carries either or both of these
photos.

Please contact me privately.

Thank you in advance for any and all assistance and/or suggestions.

To view the pictures, http://data.jewishgen.org/viewmate/toview.html

They are numbers 5417 and 5418.

Sincerely,

Rachelle Leaf Berliner
Savannah, GA
rlberliner@...



Searching:

LIEBERMAN/LEOW(Shimshon,)patronymic-LEAF and AIN(Alter Neome/Nechamah)/ >from
Szvistrich/Swislowitz/Swisloch, Bialystok, Russia to NY to Savannah),

Joseph Osher LEV/LEAF/LIFSCHITZ/LOEW(V) or LIEBERMAN (Odessa Region)


NYC Archives #belarus

Paul & Irene Berman <ikpjb@...>
 

If anyone out there has used the New York City archives, do the archivists
answer questions about persons who lived and died in the city during the
last century, such as queries regarding places of residence, profession and
employment, cause and year of death?

Procedurally speaking, whom does one approach for information and where are
these sources located?

Sincerely,
Irene Berman
Shoham, Israel
Researching: HA LEVY EPSTEIN, STOLLER, FINKEL of Kossovo/Slonim;
GINSBERG of Moghilev, ASBELL possibly of Gomel Province
MODERATOR NOTE: If you read the JewishGen Infofile on New York Vital Records, most
of your questions will be answered.


Belarus SIG #Belarus NYC Archives #belarus

Paul & Irene Berman <ikpjb@...>
 

If anyone out there has used the New York City archives, do the archivists
answer questions about persons who lived and died in the city during the
last century, such as queries regarding places of residence, profession and
employment, cause and year of death?

Procedurally speaking, whom does one approach for information and where are
these sources located?

Sincerely,
Irene Berman
Shoham, Israel
Researching: HA LEVY EPSTEIN, STOLLER, FINKEL of Kossovo/Slonim;
GINSBERG of Moghilev, ASBELL possibly of Gomel Province
MODERATOR NOTE: If you read the JewishGen Infofile on New York Vital Records, most
of your questions will be answered.


Re: COP(P)ENHAGEN/KOP(P)ENHAGEN #scandinavia

martha <martha@...>
 

Cheryl, have you checked out the KOPENHAGENs in Courland? There was a
large KOPENHAGEN family in Goldingen [Kuldiga] dating at least >from
the late 1700's. I also found the family of Schneur KOPPENHAGEN b. ca
1884, who had a son named Levi [Leo], in Sassmacken, Courland,
Latvia. This branch of the family was murdered in the Shoah, shot in
the forest outside Sassmacken.

Martha Lev-Zion
Israel


Scandinavia SIG #Scandinavia Re: COP(P)ENHAGEN/KOP(P)ENHAGEN #scandinavia

martha <martha@...>
 

Cheryl, have you checked out the KOPENHAGENs in Courland? There was a
large KOPENHAGEN family in Goldingen [Kuldiga] dating at least >from
the late 1700's. I also found the family of Schneur KOPPENHAGEN b. ca
1884, who had a son named Levi [Leo], in Sassmacken, Courland,
Latvia. This branch of the family was murdered in the Shoah, shot in
the forest outside Sassmacken.

Martha Lev-Zion
Israel


January 2005 Yizkor Book Report #courland #latvia

Joyce Field
 

To begin the year of 2005, the Yizkor Book Project put online two new
books, three new entries, and 16 updates during January. All are
available at the Index page,
http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/translations.html . Included is a
Russian translation of a book that has been online for some time, To
Survive and Tell. The Russian version can be accessed at
http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/lipkany/lipr001.html .

New Books:

-Brest, Belarus : volume 2
-Ryki, Poland

New Entries:

-Bukowina: Tragedy of the Bukowina Jews (volume 2), History of
Massada (volume 1) , and The Massada in Israel (volume 1)
-Frumisca, Romania: Pinkas Hakehillot Romania, volume 1
-Radzyn Podlaski, Kehila List

Updates:

-Bedzin, Poland
-Belzec: Prototype of the Final Solution, Chapters 7-9
-Belchatow, Poland
-Chelm, Poland
-Czestochowa, Poland: The Jews of Czestochowa
-Czestochowa, Poland: supplement
-Dabrowa Gornicza, Poland
-Druzhkopol, Ukraine
-Gorodets, Belarus
-Holocaust in Belarus
-Lipkany, Moldova: translation into Russian of Survive and Tell.
-Lita, volume 1
-Rejowiec, Poland
-Shumskoye, Ukraine
-Svisloch, Belarus
-Zloczew, Poland


Courland SIG #Courland #Latvia January 2005 Yizkor Book Report #courland #latvia

Joyce Field
 

To begin the year of 2005, the Yizkor Book Project put online two new
books, three new entries, and 16 updates during January. All are
available at the Index page,
http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/translations.html . Included is a
Russian translation of a book that has been online for some time, To
Survive and Tell. The Russian version can be accessed at
http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/lipkany/lipr001.html .

New Books:

-Brest, Belarus : volume 2
-Ryki, Poland

New Entries:

-Bukowina: Tragedy of the Bukowina Jews (volume 2), History of
Massada (volume 1) , and The Massada in Israel (volume 1)
-Frumisca, Romania: Pinkas Hakehillot Romania, volume 1
-Radzyn Podlaski, Kehila List

Updates:

-Bedzin, Poland
-Belzec: Prototype of the Final Solution, Chapters 7-9
-Belchatow, Poland
-Chelm, Poland
-Czestochowa, Poland: The Jews of Czestochowa
-Czestochowa, Poland: supplement
-Dabrowa Gornicza, Poland
-Druzhkopol, Ukraine
-Gorodets, Belarus
-Holocaust in Belarus
-Lipkany, Moldova: translation into Russian of Survive and Tell.
-Lita, volume 1
-Rejowiec, Poland
-Shumskoye, Ukraine
-Svisloch, Belarus
-Zloczew, Poland


Re: YANKELOVITCH / YOSELOWITZ #southafrica

Allen & Dinah Katz <aldikat@...>
 

Dear David

Hi! Are you referring to Lubtch which was in Belarusia (White Russia-
Poland) on the Neiman River near Novogrudak? My maternal family, Jankelowitz
comes >from there and they came to S Africa in the late 1920's and early
1930's. Some of the family did not survive the Shoah.

My grandfather's name was Gershon Jankelowitz. He was born in Zaloska and
came to SA in 1930 ; His family went back to Lubtch after it had been burnt
down. His father was Hirsh (Hirshel-Zvi) JANKELOWITZ(YANKELEVITCH) and
mother , Chaya Sara LEVIN, had about 13 children ( Rubin, Gershon, Moshe, ?
, Isroel , Yuadah , Baruch, Greta , Hodas , Hinda, Leaks, Chasia, Lazar).
Hirshel-Tzvi was married to Chaya Sara LEVIN. Two of the siblings went to
the USA:

Rubin (Reuven) Ruvka "Yossel" LEVIN (JANKELOWITZ), mother's maiden name to
avoid being conscripted to the army) who was based in Miami, Florida
and

Yudel JANKELOWITZ (his family changed their name to LEAVITT (short for
Yankelevitz) and were based in Chicago.

Chasia JANKELOWITZ married David JANSON (YANSON); their son, Welfka (William)
JOHNSON/JANSON survived the Shoah and went to settle in Canada.

Baruch Mordechai JANKELOWITZ's son, Yisrol-Gershon (Shrol) JANKELOWITZ
survived the Shoah and went with his family to Israel. Another son Beryl
JANKELOWITZ went to the USA; has two daughters, one living near Seattle.

Hirshel-Tvi's father was Yoska Yisrael-Issiks JANKELOWITZ (YANKELEVITCH), a
wealthy merchant, who had three children, also >from Lubtch.

I have not heard of your grandfather, the Grand Rabbi of Suwalki, Joseph
Yankelovitch; there were Josselsons in SA. There were other Jankelowitz
families in SA.

Hope this may help? Best Regards

Allen Katz
Ra'anana, Israel

----- Original Message -----
From: <Fbm286@...>
To: "South Africa SIG" <safrica@...>
Sent: Tuesday, January 25, 2005 10:40 PM
Subject: [safrica] YANKELOVITCH / YOSELOWITZ


I am looking for family. Part of my family left Lubcza, Lomza and
Suwalki.
They emigrated to South Africa. I believe they went to Johannesburg in the
early 1900's. The family name was Yankelovitch (Yoselowitz - the American
version). The Grand Rabbi of Suwalki was Joseph Yankelovitch, a relative
of mine.
If anyone knows how I may be able to find them please let me know.
David Zeidberg
New York


South Africa SIG #SouthAfrica Re: YANKELOVITCH / YOSELOWITZ #southafrica

Allen & Dinah Katz <aldikat@...>
 

Dear David

Hi! Are you referring to Lubtch which was in Belarusia (White Russia-
Poland) on the Neiman River near Novogrudak? My maternal family, Jankelowitz
comes >from there and they came to S Africa in the late 1920's and early
1930's. Some of the family did not survive the Shoah.

My grandfather's name was Gershon Jankelowitz. He was born in Zaloska and
came to SA in 1930 ; His family went back to Lubtch after it had been burnt
down. His father was Hirsh (Hirshel-Zvi) JANKELOWITZ(YANKELEVITCH) and
mother , Chaya Sara LEVIN, had about 13 children ( Rubin, Gershon, Moshe, ?
, Isroel , Yuadah , Baruch, Greta , Hodas , Hinda, Leaks, Chasia, Lazar).
Hirshel-Tzvi was married to Chaya Sara LEVIN. Two of the siblings went to
the USA:

Rubin (Reuven) Ruvka "Yossel" LEVIN (JANKELOWITZ), mother's maiden name to
avoid being conscripted to the army) who was based in Miami, Florida
and

Yudel JANKELOWITZ (his family changed their name to LEAVITT (short for
Yankelevitz) and were based in Chicago.

Chasia JANKELOWITZ married David JANSON (YANSON); their son, Welfka (William)
JOHNSON/JANSON survived the Shoah and went to settle in Canada.

Baruch Mordechai JANKELOWITZ's son, Yisrol-Gershon (Shrol) JANKELOWITZ
survived the Shoah and went with his family to Israel. Another son Beryl
JANKELOWITZ went to the USA; has two daughters, one living near Seattle.

Hirshel-Tvi's father was Yoska Yisrael-Issiks JANKELOWITZ (YANKELEVITCH), a
wealthy merchant, who had three children, also >from Lubtch.

I have not heard of your grandfather, the Grand Rabbi of Suwalki, Joseph
Yankelovitch; there were Josselsons in SA. There were other Jankelowitz
families in SA.

Hope this may help? Best Regards

Allen Katz
Ra'anana, Israel

----- Original Message -----
From: <Fbm286@...>
To: "South Africa SIG" <safrica@...>
Sent: Tuesday, January 25, 2005 10:40 PM
Subject: [safrica] YANKELOVITCH / YOSELOWITZ


I am looking for family. Part of my family left Lubcza, Lomza and
Suwalki.
They emigrated to South Africa. I believe they went to Johannesburg in the
early 1900's. The family name was Yankelovitch (Yoselowitz - the American
version). The Grand Rabbi of Suwalki was Joseph Yankelovitch, a relative
of mine.
If anyone knows how I may be able to find them please let me know.
David Zeidberg
New York