Date   

Hannah LANDAU, daughter of the Rav of Tshermgoff #general

Nick <tulse04-news@...>
 

This announcement appeared in the London Jewish Chronicle of 5 May 1871.

"Hannah LANDAU

Death at 10 Bury Court, St Mary Axe, after an illness of 3 years, beloved
wife of Marcus LANDAU and eldest daughter of the Rav of Tshermgoff (Russia)
aged 35"

Marcus LANDAU was my greatgrandfather. Hannah LANDAU was his first wife.

Tshermgoff is probably Chernigov in present-day Ukraine.

Does anyone know who was the Rav of Tshermgoff?

Does anyone have any connections with either Marcus LANDAU (ne Fredkin, some
say) or Hannah LANDAU (nee ??).

Nick LANDAU
London, UK

COHNREICH (Anklam, Germany Krajenka, Poland) ATLAS (Wielkie Oczy (near
Lvov/Lemberg), Poland)
WECHSLER(Schwabach, Germany) KOHN (Wallerstein and Kleinerdlingen,Germany)
LANDAU/FREDKIN(Gomel, Mogilev, Belarus)


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Hannah LANDAU, daughter of the Rav of Tshermgoff #general

Nick <tulse04-news@...>
 

This announcement appeared in the London Jewish Chronicle of 5 May 1871.

"Hannah LANDAU

Death at 10 Bury Court, St Mary Axe, after an illness of 3 years, beloved
wife of Marcus LANDAU and eldest daughter of the Rav of Tshermgoff (Russia)
aged 35"

Marcus LANDAU was my greatgrandfather. Hannah LANDAU was his first wife.

Tshermgoff is probably Chernigov in present-day Ukraine.

Does anyone know who was the Rav of Tshermgoff?

Does anyone have any connections with either Marcus LANDAU (ne Fredkin, some
say) or Hannah LANDAU (nee ??).

Nick LANDAU
London, UK

COHNREICH (Anklam, Germany Krajenka, Poland) ATLAS (Wielkie Oczy (near
Lvov/Lemberg), Poland)
WECHSLER(Schwabach, Germany) KOHN (Wallerstein and Kleinerdlingen,Germany)
LANDAU/FREDKIN(Gomel, Mogilev, Belarus)


WEINER -- New Jersey #general

laguna@...
 

Dear Genners,

I'm seeking descendants of Harry J. WEINER -- the family lived and/or
worked in the Elizabeth/Linden/Roselle area of New Jersey >from
approximately 1930. Harry J. had offices in Elizabeth and lived in Linden.

Harry J. was a lawyer, married to Mildred. Their children were Lester ,
Edith (aka Elsie?) and Edward. Lester also became a lawyer. Edward
married Polly. Elsie/Edith married Sidney MARGOLIN and moved to Boston
about 1945.

If, as I suspect, we are related, then this family emigrated >from
Belarus (probably Bobruisk).

Please respond privately.

Stephanie Weiner
San Diego, CA


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen WEINER -- New Jersey #general

laguna@...
 

Dear Genners,

I'm seeking descendants of Harry J. WEINER -- the family lived and/or
worked in the Elizabeth/Linden/Roselle area of New Jersey >from
approximately 1930. Harry J. had offices in Elizabeth and lived in Linden.

Harry J. was a lawyer, married to Mildred. Their children were Lester ,
Edith (aka Elsie?) and Edward. Lester also became a lawyer. Edward
married Polly. Elsie/Edith married Sidney MARGOLIN and moved to Boston
about 1945.

If, as I suspect, we are related, then this family emigrated >from
Belarus (probably Bobruisk).

Please respond privately.

Stephanie Weiner
San Diego, CA


Re@ PHINEAS family/Bevis Marks #general

HPOLLINS@...
 

Saul Marks wrote:

Dear Anne (& Nick),

Nick writes that Bevis Marks is the oldest shul in the UK; I believe this
distinction is, in fact, held by Plymouth shul, though Bevis Marks is the
oldest sephardi shul in Britain.

---

Bevis Marks dates >from 1702. The Plymouth shul was opened in 1762 and its 225th
anniversary was held in 1987.

Harold Pollins


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re@ PHINEAS family/Bevis Marks #general

HPOLLINS@...
 

Saul Marks wrote:

Dear Anne (& Nick),

Nick writes that Bevis Marks is the oldest shul in the UK; I believe this
distinction is, in fact, held by Plymouth shul, though Bevis Marks is the
oldest sephardi shul in Britain.

---

Bevis Marks dates >from 1702. The Plymouth shul was opened in 1762 and its 225th
anniversary was held in 1987.

Harold Pollins


Additional Conference News #latinamerica

Carol W. Skydell <cwskydell@...>
 

Posted on behalf of the Conference Committee:

We have some wonderful news about additions to the Conference program:

Warren Blatt, JewishGen's Vice President and Editor-in-Chief will represent
Jewishgen at the Conference in Jerusalem. Warren's talk is entitled
"JewishGen -- Past, Present and Future" and will focus on all aspects of
Jewishgen databases. His sessions will take one step-by-step through the
process of using JewishGen's internet databases: including both how to
search the databases, and how to add one's own data. We feel his talk is so
important that we have scheduled it for a plenary session on Tuesday, after
the Break-the-Fast dinner at 2100, as well as on Friday morning, to ensure
that Israelis will be able to be present and to learn >from it.

Yad Vashem has done it again! Miriam Aviezer, an expert on Yugoslavian
Jewry, will be present at Yad Vashem, in the reading room of the library,
on Wednesday between 10:00 and 14:00 to help you with your research
questions. Those of you with Yugoslavian roots, take note!!

Rose Lerer Cohen, co-author of the multi-volume study on the fate of
Lithuanian Jewry, is also generously donating her time to help those of you
with Litvak roots.. You can consult with Rose in the reading room at Yad
Vashem on Tuesday, July 6, between 10:00 and noon.

Those with Hungarian roots will have the good fortune of being helped by
the expert on Hungarian Jewry, Dr. Gavriel Bar Shaked, who will be at Yad
Vashem >from Sunday through Thursday, between 10:00 and 14:00.

In addition to these and other experts and a crew of volunteers who will be
ready to help you at Yad Vashem, we will have representatives >from Yad
Vashem present at the Conference venue to point you in the right direction
before you ever leave the hotel! Be sure that you bring with you all known
details of family members that you believe were murdered in the Shoah. You
will be able to fill out pages of testimony in their memory, which Yad
Vashem representatives will have with them to give you at the conference.
Don't let your relatives remain among the nameless, a number among the
millions killed. Help rekindle their memory by filling out and handing in
the Pages of Testimony so that future generations can know and honour them
as well!

During the evening Event at Yad Vashem on Monday afternoon and evening, one
of the very poignant moments will be when each person goes to the beautiful
Valley of the Lost Communities to locate the stone bearing the mention of
the communities >from which his family came and whose Jewish population was
decimated in World War II. There too, you will have the opportunity to
honour your murdered family members and their community by remembering them
in your own special way in the Valley of the Lost Communities.

And then, as they would have wanted, we will celebrate life in the evening
program at Yad Vashem: Am Yisrael Chai! Make sure you bring a sweater and
warm clothing. Nights are cool in Jerusalem, even in summer.
Please be sure to see http://www.jewishgen.org/jerusalem2004, click on
"News" and read all about the detailed program at Yad Vashem.

Martha
--
Martha Levinson Lev-Zion, Ph.D.
The 24th IAJGS International Conference on Jewish Genealogy
Jerusalem, July 4-9, 2004
http://www.jewishgen.org/jerusalem2004


Latin America #LatinAmerica Additional Conference News #latinamerica

Carol W. Skydell <cwskydell@...>
 

Posted on behalf of the Conference Committee:

We have some wonderful news about additions to the Conference program:

Warren Blatt, JewishGen's Vice President and Editor-in-Chief will represent
Jewishgen at the Conference in Jerusalem. Warren's talk is entitled
"JewishGen -- Past, Present and Future" and will focus on all aspects of
Jewishgen databases. His sessions will take one step-by-step through the
process of using JewishGen's internet databases: including both how to
search the databases, and how to add one's own data. We feel his talk is so
important that we have scheduled it for a plenary session on Tuesday, after
the Break-the-Fast dinner at 2100, as well as on Friday morning, to ensure
that Israelis will be able to be present and to learn >from it.

Yad Vashem has done it again! Miriam Aviezer, an expert on Yugoslavian
Jewry, will be present at Yad Vashem, in the reading room of the library,
on Wednesday between 10:00 and 14:00 to help you with your research
questions. Those of you with Yugoslavian roots, take note!!

Rose Lerer Cohen, co-author of the multi-volume study on the fate of
Lithuanian Jewry, is also generously donating her time to help those of you
with Litvak roots.. You can consult with Rose in the reading room at Yad
Vashem on Tuesday, July 6, between 10:00 and noon.

Those with Hungarian roots will have the good fortune of being helped by
the expert on Hungarian Jewry, Dr. Gavriel Bar Shaked, who will be at Yad
Vashem >from Sunday through Thursday, between 10:00 and 14:00.

In addition to these and other experts and a crew of volunteers who will be
ready to help you at Yad Vashem, we will have representatives >from Yad
Vashem present at the Conference venue to point you in the right direction
before you ever leave the hotel! Be sure that you bring with you all known
details of family members that you believe were murdered in the Shoah. You
will be able to fill out pages of testimony in their memory, which Yad
Vashem representatives will have with them to give you at the conference.
Don't let your relatives remain among the nameless, a number among the
millions killed. Help rekindle their memory by filling out and handing in
the Pages of Testimony so that future generations can know and honour them
as well!

During the evening Event at Yad Vashem on Monday afternoon and evening, one
of the very poignant moments will be when each person goes to the beautiful
Valley of the Lost Communities to locate the stone bearing the mention of
the communities >from which his family came and whose Jewish population was
decimated in World War II. There too, you will have the opportunity to
honour your murdered family members and their community by remembering them
in your own special way in the Valley of the Lost Communities.

And then, as they would have wanted, we will celebrate life in the evening
program at Yad Vashem: Am Yisrael Chai! Make sure you bring a sweater and
warm clothing. Nights are cool in Jerusalem, even in summer.
Please be sure to see http://www.jewishgen.org/jerusalem2004, click on
"News" and read all about the detailed program at Yad Vashem.

Martha
--
Martha Levinson Lev-Zion, Ph.D.
The 24th IAJGS International Conference on Jewish Genealogy
Jerusalem, July 4-9, 2004
http://www.jewishgen.org/jerusalem2004


Re: Kollel Volin in Jerusalem #ukraine

ddshapiro@...
 

I have recently read about a Kollel Volin in Jerusalem.
Does anyone know if this kollel is still operational, and
if so who runs it (i.e. is it affiliated with any group)?
It is an active independent organization which
distributes charity as well as providing interest
free loans and cemetery plots to members. The members
are descended >from religious families who previously
lived in Volihn, and is run by officers who are
elected by the members.

Finally, if it is operational, would anyone have a mailing
address?
Rechov Ezer Yoldot 3
Jerusalem, Israel

David Shapiro
Jerusalem


Ukraine SIG #Ukraine re: Kollel Volin in Jerusalem #ukraine

ddshapiro@...
 

I have recently read about a Kollel Volin in Jerusalem.
Does anyone know if this kollel is still operational, and
if so who runs it (i.e. is it affiliated with any group)?
It is an active independent organization which
distributes charity as well as providing interest
free loans and cemetery plots to members. The members
are descended >from religious families who previously
lived in Volihn, and is run by officers who are
elected by the members.

Finally, if it is operational, would anyone have a mailing
address?
Rechov Ezer Yoldot 3
Jerusalem, Israel

David Shapiro
Jerusalem


Monastryka #romania

sue <sue@...>
 

To all of those who responded with this possible name for my gm's town in
Bukowina..

Thank you.

My mother passed away two weeks ago, but I was actually able to talk to her
before, and although she didn't remember that name, when I asked about
Czernowitz, she said, "sure, my mother always talked about Czernowitz". That
makes the town identification even more likely.

Now all I have to do is find out about getting records >from the Ukraine...:)


Sue Kahana - Israel
researching BURG-Bukovina, WINOGRAD-Wegrow,
SHAPIRO/ALPEROVICH-Kurnitz,KLATZKIN-Vilnius(?), KAHANA-Galicia,Tzfat,
LICHTER-Belzec,


Romania SIG #Romania Monastryka #romania

sue <sue@...>
 

To all of those who responded with this possible name for my gm's town in
Bukowina..

Thank you.

My mother passed away two weeks ago, but I was actually able to talk to her
before, and although she didn't remember that name, when I asked about
Czernowitz, she said, "sure, my mother always talked about Czernowitz". That
makes the town identification even more likely.

Now all I have to do is find out about getting records >from the Ukraine...:)


Sue Kahana - Israel
researching BURG-Bukovina, WINOGRAD-Wegrow,
SHAPIRO/ALPEROVICH-Kurnitz,KLATZKIN-Vilnius(?), KAHANA-Galicia,Tzfat,
LICHTER-Belzec,


Additions to the Conference program #courland #latvia

martha <martha@...>
 

We have some wonderful news about additions to the Conference program:

Warren Blatt, JewishGen's Vice President and Editor-in-Chief will
represent Jewishgen at the Conference in Jerusalem. Warren's talk is
entitled "JewishGen -- Past, Present and Future" and will focus on all
aspects of Jewishgen databases. His sessions will take one step-by-step
through the process of using JewishGen's internet databases: including
both how to search the databases, and how to add one's own data. We feel
his talk is so important that we have scheduled it for a plenary session
on Tuesday, after the Break-the-Fast dinner at 2100, as well as on Friday
morning, to ensure that Israelis will be able to be present and to learn
from it.
Yad Vashem has done it again! Miriam Aviezer, an expert on Yugoslavian
Jewry, will be present at Yad Vashem, in the reading room of the library,
on Wednesday between 10:00 and 14:00 to help you with your research
questions. Those of you with Yugoslavian roots, take note!!

Rose Lerer Cohen, co-author of the multi-volume study on the fate of
Lithuanian Jewry, is also generously donating her time to help those of
you with Litvak roots.. You can consult with Rose in the reading room at
Yad Vashem on Tuesday, July 6, between 10:00 and noon.

Those with Hungarian roots will have the good fortune of being helped by
the expert on Hungarian Jewry, Dr. Gavriel Bar Shaked, who will be at Yad
Vashem >from Sunday through Thursday, between 10:00 and 14:00.

In addition to these and other experts and a crew of volunteers who will
be ready to help you at Yad Vashem, we will have representatives >from Yad
Vashem present at the Conference venue to point you in the right direction
before you ever leave the hotel! Be sure that you bring with you all known
details of family members that you believe were murdered in the Shoah. You
will be able to fill out pages of testimony in their memory, which Yad
Vashem representatives will have with them to give you at the conference.
Don't let your relatives remain among the nameless, a number among the
millions killed. Help rekindle their memory by filling out and handing in
the Pages of Testimony so that future generations can know and honour them
as well!

During the evening Event at Yad Vashem on Monday afternoon and evening,
one of the very poignant moments will be when each person goes to the
beautiful Valley of the Lost Communities to locate the stone bearing the
mention of the communities >from which his family came and whose Jewish
population was decimated in World War II. There too, you will have the
opportunity to honour your murdered family members and their community by
remembering them in your own special way in the Valley of the Lost Communities.

And then, as they would have wanted, we will celebrate life in the evening
program at Yad Vashem: Am Yisrael Chai! Make sure you bring a sweater and
warm clothing. Nights are cool in Jerusalem, even in summer.

Please be sure to see http://www.jewishgen.org/jerusalem2004, click on
"News" and read all about the detailed program at Yad Vashem.

Martha

--
Martha Levinson Lev-Zion, Ph.D.
The 24th IAJGS International Conference on Jewish Genealogy
Jerusalem, July 4-9, 2004
http://www.jewishgen.org/jerusalem2004


Courland SIG #Courland #Latvia Additions to the Conference program #courland #latvia

martha <martha@...>
 

We have some wonderful news about additions to the Conference program:

Warren Blatt, JewishGen's Vice President and Editor-in-Chief will
represent Jewishgen at the Conference in Jerusalem. Warren's talk is
entitled "JewishGen -- Past, Present and Future" and will focus on all
aspects of Jewishgen databases. His sessions will take one step-by-step
through the process of using JewishGen's internet databases: including
both how to search the databases, and how to add one's own data. We feel
his talk is so important that we have scheduled it for a plenary session
on Tuesday, after the Break-the-Fast dinner at 2100, as well as on Friday
morning, to ensure that Israelis will be able to be present and to learn
from it.
Yad Vashem has done it again! Miriam Aviezer, an expert on Yugoslavian
Jewry, will be present at Yad Vashem, in the reading room of the library,
on Wednesday between 10:00 and 14:00 to help you with your research
questions. Those of you with Yugoslavian roots, take note!!

Rose Lerer Cohen, co-author of the multi-volume study on the fate of
Lithuanian Jewry, is also generously donating her time to help those of
you with Litvak roots.. You can consult with Rose in the reading room at
Yad Vashem on Tuesday, July 6, between 10:00 and noon.

Those with Hungarian roots will have the good fortune of being helped by
the expert on Hungarian Jewry, Dr. Gavriel Bar Shaked, who will be at Yad
Vashem >from Sunday through Thursday, between 10:00 and 14:00.

In addition to these and other experts and a crew of volunteers who will
be ready to help you at Yad Vashem, we will have representatives >from Yad
Vashem present at the Conference venue to point you in the right direction
before you ever leave the hotel! Be sure that you bring with you all known
details of family members that you believe were murdered in the Shoah. You
will be able to fill out pages of testimony in their memory, which Yad
Vashem representatives will have with them to give you at the conference.
Don't let your relatives remain among the nameless, a number among the
millions killed. Help rekindle their memory by filling out and handing in
the Pages of Testimony so that future generations can know and honour them
as well!

During the evening Event at Yad Vashem on Monday afternoon and evening,
one of the very poignant moments will be when each person goes to the
beautiful Valley of the Lost Communities to locate the stone bearing the
mention of the communities >from which his family came and whose Jewish
population was decimated in World War II. There too, you will have the
opportunity to honour your murdered family members and their community by
remembering them in your own special way in the Valley of the Lost Communities.

And then, as they would have wanted, we will celebrate life in the evening
program at Yad Vashem: Am Yisrael Chai! Make sure you bring a sweater and
warm clothing. Nights are cool in Jerusalem, even in summer.

Please be sure to see http://www.jewishgen.org/jerusalem2004, click on
"News" and read all about the detailed program at Yad Vashem.

Martha

--
Martha Levinson Lev-Zion, Ph.D.
The 24th IAJGS International Conference on Jewish Genealogy
Jerusalem, July 4-9, 2004
http://www.jewishgen.org/jerusalem2004


Additions to the Conference program #southafrica

martha <martha@...>
 

We have some wonderful news about additions to the Conference program:

Warren Blatt, JewishGen's Vice President and Editor-in-Chief will
represent Jewishgen at the Conference in Jerusalem. Warren's talk is
entitled "JewishGen -- Past, Present and Future" and will focus on all
aspects of Jewishgen databases. His sessions will take one step-by-step
through the process of using JewishGen's internet databases: including
both how to search the databases, and how to add one's own data. We feel
his talk is so important that we have scheduled it for a plenary session
on Tuesday, after the Break-the-Fast dinner at 2100, as well as on Friday
morning, to ensure that Israelis will be able to be present and to learn
from it.
Yad Vashem has done it again! Miriam Aviezer, an expert on Yugoslavian
Jewry, will be present at Yad Vashem, in the reading room of the library,
on Wednesday between 10:00 and 14:00 to help you with your research
questions. Those of you with Yugoslavian roots, take note!!

Rose Lerer Cohen, co-author of the multi-volume study on the fate of
Lithuanian Jewry, is also generously donating her time to help those of
you with Litvak roots.. You can consult with Rose in the reading room at
Yad Vashem on Tuesday, July 6, between 10:00 and noon.

Those with Hungarian roots will have the good fortune of being helped by
the expert on Hungarian Jewry, Dr. Gavriel Bar Shaked, who will be at Yad
Vashem >from Sunday through Thursday, between 10:00 and 14:00.

In addition to these and other experts and a crew of volunteers who will
be ready to help you at Yad Vashem, we will have representatives >from Yad
Vashem present at the Conference venue to point you in the right direction
before you ever leave the hotel! Be sure that you bring with you all known
details of family members that you believe were murdered in the Shoah. You
will be able to fill out pages of testimony in their memory, which Yad
Vashem representatives will have with them to give you at the conference.
Don't let your relatives remain among the nameless, a number among the
millions killed. Help rekindle their memory by filling out and handing in
the Pages of Testimony so that future generations can know and honour them
as well!

During the evening Event at Yad Vashem on Monday afternoon and evening,
one of the very poignant moments will be when each person goes to the
beautiful Valley of the Lost Communities to locate the stone bearing the
mention of the communities >from which his family came and whose Jewish
population was decimated in World War II. There too, you will have the
opportunity to honour your murdered family members and their community by
remembering them in your own special way in the Valley of the Lost Communities.

And then, as they would have wanted, we will celebrate life in the evening
program at Yad Vashem: Am Yisrael Chai! Make sure you bring a sweater and
warm clothing. Nights are cool in Jerusalem, even in summer.

Please be sure to see http://www.jewishgen.org/jerusalem2004, click on
"News" and read all about the detailed program at Yad Vashem.

Martha

--
Martha Levinson Lev-Zion, Ph.D.
The 24th IAJGS International Conference on Jewish Genealogy
Jerusalem, July 4-9, 2004
http://www.jewishgen.org/jerusalem2004


South Africa SIG #SouthAfrica Additions to the Conference program #southafrica

martha <martha@...>
 

We have some wonderful news about additions to the Conference program:

Warren Blatt, JewishGen's Vice President and Editor-in-Chief will
represent Jewishgen at the Conference in Jerusalem. Warren's talk is
entitled "JewishGen -- Past, Present and Future" and will focus on all
aspects of Jewishgen databases. His sessions will take one step-by-step
through the process of using JewishGen's internet databases: including
both how to search the databases, and how to add one's own data. We feel
his talk is so important that we have scheduled it for a plenary session
on Tuesday, after the Break-the-Fast dinner at 2100, as well as on Friday
morning, to ensure that Israelis will be able to be present and to learn
from it.
Yad Vashem has done it again! Miriam Aviezer, an expert on Yugoslavian
Jewry, will be present at Yad Vashem, in the reading room of the library,
on Wednesday between 10:00 and 14:00 to help you with your research
questions. Those of you with Yugoslavian roots, take note!!

Rose Lerer Cohen, co-author of the multi-volume study on the fate of
Lithuanian Jewry, is also generously donating her time to help those of
you with Litvak roots.. You can consult with Rose in the reading room at
Yad Vashem on Tuesday, July 6, between 10:00 and noon.

Those with Hungarian roots will have the good fortune of being helped by
the expert on Hungarian Jewry, Dr. Gavriel Bar Shaked, who will be at Yad
Vashem >from Sunday through Thursday, between 10:00 and 14:00.

In addition to these and other experts and a crew of volunteers who will
be ready to help you at Yad Vashem, we will have representatives >from Yad
Vashem present at the Conference venue to point you in the right direction
before you ever leave the hotel! Be sure that you bring with you all known
details of family members that you believe were murdered in the Shoah. You
will be able to fill out pages of testimony in their memory, which Yad
Vashem representatives will have with them to give you at the conference.
Don't let your relatives remain among the nameless, a number among the
millions killed. Help rekindle their memory by filling out and handing in
the Pages of Testimony so that future generations can know and honour them
as well!

During the evening Event at Yad Vashem on Monday afternoon and evening,
one of the very poignant moments will be when each person goes to the
beautiful Valley of the Lost Communities to locate the stone bearing the
mention of the communities >from which his family came and whose Jewish
population was decimated in World War II. There too, you will have the
opportunity to honour your murdered family members and their community by
remembering them in your own special way in the Valley of the Lost Communities.

And then, as they would have wanted, we will celebrate life in the evening
program at Yad Vashem: Am Yisrael Chai! Make sure you bring a sweater and
warm clothing. Nights are cool in Jerusalem, even in summer.

Please be sure to see http://www.jewishgen.org/jerusalem2004, click on
"News" and read all about the detailed program at Yad Vashem.

Martha

--
Martha Levinson Lev-Zion, Ph.D.
The 24th IAJGS International Conference on Jewish Genealogy
Jerusalem, July 4-9, 2004
http://www.jewishgen.org/jerusalem2004


Additions to the Conference program #general

martha <martha@...>
 

We have some wonderful news about additions to the Conference program:

Warren Blatt, JewishGen's Vice President and Editor-in-Chief will
represent Jewishgen at the Conference in Jerusalem. Warren's talk is
entitled "JewishGen -- Past, Present and Future" and will focus on
all aspects of Jewishgen databases. His sessions will take one
step-by-step through the process of using JewishGen's internet
databases: including both how to search the databases, and how to add
one's own data. We feel his talk is so important that we have
scheduled it for a plenary session on Tuesday, after the
Break-the-Fast dinner at 2100, as well as on Friday morning, to
ensure that Israelis will be able to be present and to learn >from it.

Yad Vashem has done it again! Miriam Aviezer, an expert on
Yugoslavian Jewry, will be present at Yad Vashem, in the reading room
of the library, on Wednesday between 10:00 and 14:00 to help you with
your research questions. Those of you with Yugoslavian roots, take
note!!

Rose Lerer Cohen, co-author of the multi-volume study on the fate of
Lithuanian Jewry, is also generously donating her time to help those
of you with Litvak roots.. You can consult with Rose in the reading
room at Yad Vashem on Tuesday, July 6, between 10:00 and noon.

Those with Hungarian roots will have the good fortune of being helped
by the expert on Hungarian Jewry, Dr. Gavriel Bar Shaked, who will be
at Yad Vashem >from Sunday through Thursday, between 10:00 and 14:00.

In addition to these and other experts and a crew of volunteers who
will be ready to help you at Yad Vashem, we will have representatives
from Yad Vashem present at the Conference venue to point you in the
right direction before you ever leave the hotel! Be sure that you
bring with you all known details of family members that you believe
were murdered in the Shoah. You will be able to fill out pages of
testimony in their memory, which Yad Vashem representatives will have
with them to give you at the conference. Don't let your relatives
remain among the nameless, a number among the millions killed. Help
rekindle their memory by filling out and handing in the Pages of
Testimony so that future generations can know and honour them as well!

During the evening Event at Yad Vashem on Monday afternoon and
evening, one of the very poignant moments will be when each person
goes to the beautiful Valley of the Lost Communities to locate the
stone bearing the mention of the communities >from which his family
came and whose Jewish population was decimated in World War II. There
too, you will have the opportunity to honour your murdered family
members and their community by remembering them in your own special
way in the Valley of the Lost Communities.

And then, as they would have wanted, we will celebrate life in the
evening program at Yad Vashem: Am Yisrael Chai! Make sure you bring a
sweater and warm clothing. Nights are cool in Jerusalem, even in
summer.

Please be sure to see http://www.jewishgen.org/jerusalem2004, click
on "News" and read all about the detailed program at Yad Vashem.

Martha

--
Martha Levinson Lev-Zion, Ph.D.
The 24th IAJGS International Conference on Jewish Genealogy
Jerusalem, July 4-9, 2004
http://www.jewishgen.org/jerusalem2004


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Additions to the Conference program #general

martha <martha@...>
 

We have some wonderful news about additions to the Conference program:

Warren Blatt, JewishGen's Vice President and Editor-in-Chief will
represent Jewishgen at the Conference in Jerusalem. Warren's talk is
entitled "JewishGen -- Past, Present and Future" and will focus on
all aspects of Jewishgen databases. His sessions will take one
step-by-step through the process of using JewishGen's internet
databases: including both how to search the databases, and how to add
one's own data. We feel his talk is so important that we have
scheduled it for a plenary session on Tuesday, after the
Break-the-Fast dinner at 2100, as well as on Friday morning, to
ensure that Israelis will be able to be present and to learn >from it.

Yad Vashem has done it again! Miriam Aviezer, an expert on
Yugoslavian Jewry, will be present at Yad Vashem, in the reading room
of the library, on Wednesday between 10:00 and 14:00 to help you with
your research questions. Those of you with Yugoslavian roots, take
note!!

Rose Lerer Cohen, co-author of the multi-volume study on the fate of
Lithuanian Jewry, is also generously donating her time to help those
of you with Litvak roots.. You can consult with Rose in the reading
room at Yad Vashem on Tuesday, July 6, between 10:00 and noon.

Those with Hungarian roots will have the good fortune of being helped
by the expert on Hungarian Jewry, Dr. Gavriel Bar Shaked, who will be
at Yad Vashem >from Sunday through Thursday, between 10:00 and 14:00.

In addition to these and other experts and a crew of volunteers who
will be ready to help you at Yad Vashem, we will have representatives
from Yad Vashem present at the Conference venue to point you in the
right direction before you ever leave the hotel! Be sure that you
bring with you all known details of family members that you believe
were murdered in the Shoah. You will be able to fill out pages of
testimony in their memory, which Yad Vashem representatives will have
with them to give you at the conference. Don't let your relatives
remain among the nameless, a number among the millions killed. Help
rekindle their memory by filling out and handing in the Pages of
Testimony so that future generations can know and honour them as well!

During the evening Event at Yad Vashem on Monday afternoon and
evening, one of the very poignant moments will be when each person
goes to the beautiful Valley of the Lost Communities to locate the
stone bearing the mention of the communities >from which his family
came and whose Jewish population was decimated in World War II. There
too, you will have the opportunity to honour your murdered family
members and their community by remembering them in your own special
way in the Valley of the Lost Communities.

And then, as they would have wanted, we will celebrate life in the
evening program at Yad Vashem: Am Yisrael Chai! Make sure you bring a
sweater and warm clothing. Nights are cool in Jerusalem, even in
summer.

Please be sure to see http://www.jewishgen.org/jerusalem2004, click
on "News" and read all about the detailed program at Yad Vashem.

Martha

--
Martha Levinson Lev-Zion, Ph.D.
The 24th IAJGS International Conference on Jewish Genealogy
Jerusalem, July 4-9, 2004
http://www.jewishgen.org/jerusalem2004


Genealogical Gold !! Part 2 of 3` #general

EBII@...
 

I then entered the sanctuary and walked towards the bimah. I took about 5
steps and stopped - in shock. I had found my family !! On one of the reading
tables on the bimah, was the name of Copil SCHEIN, my great great grandfather;
on the other, the name of Meier GHERSON, my great grandmother’s brother.
Incredulous, I looked around and saw the name of my great grandfather, Israel
BERMAN, on the second chair to the left of the bimah. There were other GHERSON
family members, including that of Burach GHERSON, another of my great great
grandfathers. Next to his seat was that of Pascu GRUNFELD, the brother in law of
my grandfather. I was stunned at the enormity of what I had discovered. Yes,
the tears came. My family had waited for me.

Continuing my discovery in the Sinagoga Mare, I went back out to the ante
room and looked through the cabinet with the prayer books. I was allowed to take
a couple of them. One was dated 1836 and it just had a couple of worm holes
in it. I paged through it, positive that members of my family had touched
that very book many years before. And I started to laugh because on one of the
blank pages of the book was the scribble of a young child - and I knew that
the kids of yesteryear were very much like us today.

We then drove to the “new” cemetery. At one time, it was on the outskirts
of the town but now it is next to a military base and some small manufacturing
warehouses. The access was between a couple of buildings and along a narrow
path.

The first thing that I saw when I entered the cemetery was the skull of a
cow and then some other large animal bones. Looking further into the cemetery, I
realized what happens over the years - no care, no maintenance. Trees coming
up through graves, long grass, brush, thorn bushes everywhere, gravestones fallen or pushed over. There had not been a burial in more than 40 years and
likely no care in many many years.

I knew that my family was in that cemetery. I mentally sectioned off the
cemetery and went >from grave to grave where I could, looking for my family.
Many of the graves were blocked by brush or thorn bushes. I was almost like a
madman, needing to complete my discovery. I had worked my way through a third of
the cemetery when my guide, who had been asking me what names I was seeking ,
called out that he had found one! Making my way over, I saw the grave of my
great-uncle, Pascu GRUNFELD.

After my grandparents left Ramnicu Sarat, they never again saw their parents
or the siblings that had remained in Romania (some siblings had also gone to
Winnipeg). I had wanted to complete the circle. Prior to going to Romania,
I arranged with my cousin to send me a bag of stones >from Winnipeg. And it was
one of those stones that I placed on the grave of my great-uncle. I
continued my search and found the grave of my grandfather’s sister,
Rosa - and I also placed a stone on her grave.

Those were the only graves that I could find. But how incredibly special was
this discovery for I was named after my great aunt Rosa!!!

That day there were to be no further discoveries.

But a day later, my daughter Amanda arrived in Bucharest and there was to be
another adventure. After visiting Dracula’s Castle in the town of Bran, we
were shopping in the tourist trap outside of the castle. My guide was looking
through a stack of old postcards and saw one of Ramnicu Sarat. He suggested
that I buy it. I looked at it and saw that it was postmarked in 1930. The
buildings looked interesting, and I thought they could be the same building
s that my family had seen. So I did buy it. And when I looked at it later that night
in the hotel, I was stunned. On the postcard was the name of the street - it
was one of the streets on which my family had lived !!!

We drove to Ramnicu Sarat with my daughter and went to the Sinagoga Mare. We
walked in and I introduced my daughter to her family. I went around and
placed stones >from Winnipeg on the chairs and tables of every family member.

I explained to my daughter that there were six generations of our family
between the man whose name was on the bimah, Copil SHEIN, and her; that this
is where she is from. And I know that when she has children, she will know that
her child is the seventh generation in a family that she has touched.

I gathered stones >from Sinagoga Mare and upon my return to Los Angeles, I
sent them to my cousin in Winnipeg. And he placed those stones on the graves
of my grandparents and their siblings who had gone to Winnipeg in 1904. The
circle has been completed!!

Part 3 to follow...


Les Berman
Los Angeles


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Genealogical Gold !! Part 2 of 3` #general

EBII@...
 

I then entered the sanctuary and walked towards the bimah. I took about 5
steps and stopped - in shock. I had found my family !! On one of the reading
tables on the bimah, was the name of Copil SCHEIN, my great great grandfather;
on the other, the name of Meier GHERSON, my great grandmother’s brother.
Incredulous, I looked around and saw the name of my great grandfather, Israel
BERMAN, on the second chair to the left of the bimah. There were other GHERSON
family members, including that of Burach GHERSON, another of my great great
grandfathers. Next to his seat was that of Pascu GRUNFELD, the brother in law of
my grandfather. I was stunned at the enormity of what I had discovered. Yes,
the tears came. My family had waited for me.

Continuing my discovery in the Sinagoga Mare, I went back out to the ante
room and looked through the cabinet with the prayer books. I was allowed to take
a couple of them. One was dated 1836 and it just had a couple of worm holes
in it. I paged through it, positive that members of my family had touched
that very book many years before. And I started to laugh because on one of the
blank pages of the book was the scribble of a young child - and I knew that
the kids of yesteryear were very much like us today.

We then drove to the “new” cemetery. At one time, it was on the outskirts
of the town but now it is next to a military base and some small manufacturing
warehouses. The access was between a couple of buildings and along a narrow
path.

The first thing that I saw when I entered the cemetery was the skull of a
cow and then some other large animal bones. Looking further into the cemetery, I
realized what happens over the years - no care, no maintenance. Trees coming
up through graves, long grass, brush, thorn bushes everywhere, gravestones fallen or pushed over. There had not been a burial in more than 40 years and
likely no care in many many years.

I knew that my family was in that cemetery. I mentally sectioned off the
cemetery and went >from grave to grave where I could, looking for my family.
Many of the graves were blocked by brush or thorn bushes. I was almost like a
madman, needing to complete my discovery. I had worked my way through a third of
the cemetery when my guide, who had been asking me what names I was seeking ,
called out that he had found one! Making my way over, I saw the grave of my
great-uncle, Pascu GRUNFELD.

After my grandparents left Ramnicu Sarat, they never again saw their parents
or the siblings that had remained in Romania (some siblings had also gone to
Winnipeg). I had wanted to complete the circle. Prior to going to Romania,
I arranged with my cousin to send me a bag of stones >from Winnipeg. And it was
one of those stones that I placed on the grave of my great-uncle. I
continued my search and found the grave of my grandfather’s sister,
Rosa - and I also placed a stone on her grave.

Those were the only graves that I could find. But how incredibly special was
this discovery for I was named after my great aunt Rosa!!!

That day there were to be no further discoveries.

But a day later, my daughter Amanda arrived in Bucharest and there was to be
another adventure. After visiting Dracula’s Castle in the town of Bran, we
were shopping in the tourist trap outside of the castle. My guide was looking
through a stack of old postcards and saw one of Ramnicu Sarat. He suggested
that I buy it. I looked at it and saw that it was postmarked in 1930. The
buildings looked interesting, and I thought they could be the same building
s that my family had seen. So I did buy it. And when I looked at it later that night
in the hotel, I was stunned. On the postcard was the name of the street - it
was one of the streets on which my family had lived !!!

We drove to Ramnicu Sarat with my daughter and went to the Sinagoga Mare. We
walked in and I introduced my daughter to her family. I went around and
placed stones >from Winnipeg on the chairs and tables of every family member.

I explained to my daughter that there were six generations of our family
between the man whose name was on the bimah, Copil SHEIN, and her; that this
is where she is from. And I know that when she has children, she will know that
her child is the seventh generation in a family that she has touched.

I gathered stones >from Sinagoga Mare and upon my return to Los Angeles, I
sent them to my cousin in Winnipeg. And he placed those stones on the graves
of my grandparents and their siblings who had gone to Winnipeg in 1904. The
circle has been completed!!

Part 3 to follow...


Les Berman
Los Angeles