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Seeking: Mirta SCHEFFER #general

Rosanne Leeson
 

I have been contacted by a person in France who is seeking to contact
Mirta SCHEFFER, of Elkins Park, PA , who posted a note several years ago
seeking information about her family in France . This person has
recently been in contact with one of her cousins, and wishes to give
her the information. He had found her message on JewishGen and
contacted us. However, she no longer seems to be registered with
JewishGen, and the usual online resources do not give her address, phone
number or email, to enable us to contact her.

If there is someone in Elkins Park who might have known Mirta, or who
knows how to contact her, I would be most grateful for any helpful
information, to enable us to pass on this good news to her.

Thank you,
Rosanne Leeson
Co-Coordinator FrenchSIG


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Seeking: Mirta SCHEFFER #general

Rosanne Leeson
 

I have been contacted by a person in France who is seeking to contact
Mirta SCHEFFER, of Elkins Park, PA , who posted a note several years ago
seeking information about her family in France . This person has
recently been in contact with one of her cousins, and wishes to give
her the information. He had found her message on JewishGen and
contacted us. However, she no longer seems to be registered with
JewishGen, and the usual online resources do not give her address, phone
number or email, to enable us to contact her.

If there is someone in Elkins Park who might have known Mirta, or who
knows how to contact her, I would be most grateful for any helpful
information, to enable us to pass on this good news to her.

Thank you,
Rosanne Leeson
Co-Coordinator FrenchSIG


Searching: ASHMAN in Ekaterinoslav or in Kamen (Vitebsk) #general

Amity Horowitz <amityhorowitz@...>
 

My great-uncle, Yakov Gedalia Ashman, was living in Ekaterinsoslav(now
Dnipropetrovsk, Ukraine) when his daughter Feiga immigrated to Boston in 1913.
According to an older relative, the story is that "Rabbi Gedalia"
was snatched by people >from a neighboring village who wanted a rabbi.

Has anyone heard of something like this happening to a rabbi? It
sounds fanciful ... but perhaps it helps explain how he came to live
so far >from Kamen, near Lepel in the Vitebsk gubernia, where I believe
he was born (probably around 1860) and where his relatives continued
to live, according to what I've been able to find out.

I'd love to learn of any insights, suggestions, or specific information.

Amity Horowitz / Arlington, Virginia
Researching:
RIGERMAN, LIFSON, LIFSHITZ, ASHMAN - Kamen and Ulla (near Lepel inVitebsk gubernia)
ASHMAN - Ekaterinoslav

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JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Searching: ASHMAN in Ekaterinoslav or in Kamen (Vitebsk) #general

Amity Horowitz <amityhorowitz@...>
 

My great-uncle, Yakov Gedalia Ashman, was living in Ekaterinsoslav(now
Dnipropetrovsk, Ukraine) when his daughter Feiga immigrated to Boston in 1913.
According to an older relative, the story is that "Rabbi Gedalia"
was snatched by people >from a neighboring village who wanted a rabbi.

Has anyone heard of something like this happening to a rabbi? It
sounds fanciful ... but perhaps it helps explain how he came to live
so far >from Kamen, near Lepel in the Vitebsk gubernia, where I believe
he was born (probably around 1860) and where his relatives continued
to live, according to what I've been able to find out.

I'd love to learn of any insights, suggestions, or specific information.

Amity Horowitz / Arlington, Virginia
Researching:
RIGERMAN, LIFSON, LIFSHITZ, ASHMAN - Kamen and Ulla (near Lepel inVitebsk gubernia)
ASHMAN - Ekaterinoslav

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Correction in information about The Dove Flyer #poland

Janette Silverman <cochairs@...>
 

In our previous message, we incorrectly identified Deputy Consul General
Ravit Baer as Consul General. As previously announced, Ms. Baer, a
career diplomat in the Israeli foreign service, served
in Europe and Africa before becoming Israel's Deputy Consul General to
the Pacific Northwest. We are honored to have her present the August 11
screening of the acclaimed Israeli movie "The Dove
Flyer," and apologize for incorrectly identifying her.

"The Dove Flyer" will be shown as part of a Jewish film festival that
has been curated for the conference by leading Jewish film scholar and
teacher of cinema Dr. Eric Goldman. The film is based on Eli Amir's
blockbuster novel of the same name, brings to life the fragile, doomed
world of the Baghdad Jewish community in 1950.

In addition, as at previous conferences, key lectures and presentations will
be made available through LIVE! a real-time video streaming service after up
to 90 days after the conference. It's not too late to register for the
conference or to purchase LIVE! Visit the conference website,
www.iajgs2016.org , for more information about all aspects of the
conference.

We're looking forward to seeing so many of you in Seattle August 7-12.

Janette Silverman, Chuck Weinstein, Phyllis Grossman Conference Co-Chairs


JewishGen's Success! Stories #poland

Phyllis Kramer
 

Old letters and photographs play an important role in the latest issue
of JewishGen's Success! Stories. These stories take us to Argentina,
Germany, Austria, Poland, and the Netherlands. You can access these
stories >from the "About Us" button on our website or by following this
link: http://www.jewishgen.org/JewishGen/Testimonials/

Suzanne Reisman finds two old photos of an unknown baby after her
grandmother passes away. Silvia Rodriguez translates letters >from the
late 1930s for her friend Leda Altura -- letters written in German,
containing desperate pleas for help in emigrating >from Vienna to
Argentina. Peter Vanlaw inherits old letters and photos >from his
mother, giving him the urge to find out more about his Rehfisch
family, and to identify all the nameless faces that appeared in those
photos.

This issue was prepared by JewishGen volunteers -- Nancy Siegel, Editor
and Anna Blanchard, Webmaster. Anna has volunteered her time and
talents as the Success! Stories Webmaster for the past four years. She
has created beautiful layouts of the inspiring stories you send us.
Anna is now stepping down to pursue other ventures. We will miss her
greatly, but we send her off with our gratitude and best wishes.

We hope that you, too, will have success in your research using the
abundant resources of JewishGen and we encourage you to submit your
own success stories to us at success@lyris.jewishgen.org.

Phyllis Kramer, NYC & PBG, Florida
VP, Education & Special Projects, JewishGen, Inc.


Weekly Yizkor book excerpt on JewishGen Facebook page #general

BDrake@...
 

This week's excerpt is >from the Yizkor book of Ostrow Mazowiecka a town in Poland,
53 miles northeast of Warsaw, that had about 6,000 Jews in 1897. The chapter is
titled "Nechemia Gravedigger" and it has a special kind of literary lyricism, which
is not surprising given that the author was Israel Emiot (http://bit.ly/29Q03gj), a
well-known poet. Emiot writes movingly of Nechemia's 30 years service as the town's
gravedigger, and the emotions and sorrows that came along with it.

Link: https://www.facebook.com/JewishGen.org/posts/1133716493317171:0
Short link: http://bit.ly/29DsDSp

Bruce Drake
Silver Spring, MD

Researching: DRACH, EBERT, KIMMEL, ZLOTNICK
Towns: Wojnilow, Kovel


BialyGen: Bialystok Region #Bialystok #Poland Correction in information about The Dove Flyer #poland

Janette Silverman <cochairs@...>
 

In our previous message, we incorrectly identified Deputy Consul General
Ravit Baer as Consul General. As previously announced, Ms. Baer, a
career diplomat in the Israeli foreign service, served
in Europe and Africa before becoming Israel's Deputy Consul General to
the Pacific Northwest. We are honored to have her present the August 11
screening of the acclaimed Israeli movie "The Dove
Flyer," and apologize for incorrectly identifying her.

"The Dove Flyer" will be shown as part of a Jewish film festival that
has been curated for the conference by leading Jewish film scholar and
teacher of cinema Dr. Eric Goldman. The film is based on Eli Amir's
blockbuster novel of the same name, brings to life the fragile, doomed
world of the Baghdad Jewish community in 1950.

In addition, as at previous conferences, key lectures and presentations will
be made available through LIVE! a real-time video streaming service after up
to 90 days after the conference. It's not too late to register for the
conference or to purchase LIVE! Visit the conference website,
www.iajgs2016.org , for more information about all aspects of the
conference.

We're looking forward to seeing so many of you in Seattle August 7-12.

Janette Silverman, Chuck Weinstein, Phyllis Grossman Conference Co-Chairs


BialyGen: Bialystok Region #Bialystok #Poland JewishGen's Success! Stories #poland

Phyllis Kramer
 

Old letters and photographs play an important role in the latest issue
of JewishGen's Success! Stories. These stories take us to Argentina,
Germany, Austria, Poland, and the Netherlands. You can access these
stories >from the "About Us" button on our website or by following this
link: http://www.jewishgen.org/JewishGen/Testimonials/

Suzanne Reisman finds two old photos of an unknown baby after her
grandmother passes away. Silvia Rodriguez translates letters >from the
late 1930s for her friend Leda Altura -- letters written in German,
containing desperate pleas for help in emigrating >from Vienna to
Argentina. Peter Vanlaw inherits old letters and photos >from his
mother, giving him the urge to find out more about his Rehfisch
family, and to identify all the nameless faces that appeared in those
photos.

This issue was prepared by JewishGen volunteers -- Nancy Siegel, Editor
and Anna Blanchard, Webmaster. Anna has volunteered her time and
talents as the Success! Stories Webmaster for the past four years. She
has created beautiful layouts of the inspiring stories you send us.
Anna is now stepping down to pursue other ventures. We will miss her
greatly, but we send her off with our gratitude and best wishes.

We hope that you, too, will have success in your research using the
abundant resources of JewishGen and we encourage you to submit your
own success stories to us at success@lyris.jewishgen.org.

Phyllis Kramer, NYC & PBG, Florida
VP, Education & Special Projects, JewishGen, Inc.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Weekly Yizkor book excerpt on JewishGen Facebook page #general

BDrake@...
 

This week's excerpt is >from the Yizkor book of Ostrow Mazowiecka a town in Poland,
53 miles northeast of Warsaw, that had about 6,000 Jews in 1897. The chapter is
titled "Nechemia Gravedigger" and it has a special kind of literary lyricism, which
is not surprising given that the author was Israel Emiot (http://bit.ly/29Q03gj), a
well-known poet. Emiot writes movingly of Nechemia's 30 years service as the town's
gravedigger, and the emotions and sorrows that came along with it.

Link: https://www.facebook.com/JewishGen.org/posts/1133716493317171:0
Short link: http://bit.ly/29DsDSp

Bruce Drake
Silver Spring, MD

Researching: DRACH, EBERT, KIMMEL, ZLOTNICK
Towns: Wojnilow, Kovel


JewishGen's Success! Stories #lodz #poland

Phyllis Kramer
 

Old letters and photographs play an important role in the latest issue
of JewishGen's Success! Stories. These stories take us to Argentina,
Germany, Austria, Poland, and the Netherlands. You can access these
stories >from the "About Us" button on our website or by following this
link: http://www.jewishgen.org/JewishGen/Testimonials/

Suzanne Reisman finds two old photos of an unknown baby after her
grandmother passes away. Silvia Rodriguez translates letters >from the
late 1930s for her friend Leda Altura -- letters written in German,
containing desperate pleas for help in emigrating >from Vienna to
Argentina. Peter Vanlaw inherits old letters and photos >from his
mother, giving him the urge to find out more about his Rehfisch
family, and to identify all the nameless faces that appeared in those
photos.

This issue was prepared by JewishGen volunteers -- Nancy Siegel, Editor
and Anna Blanchard, Webmaster. Anna has volunteered her time and
talents as the Success! Stories Webmaster for the past four years. She
has created beautiful layouts of the inspiring stories you send us.
Anna is now stepping down to pursue other ventures. We will miss her
greatly, but we send her off with our gratitude and best wishes.

We hope that you, too, will have success in your research using the
abundant resources of JewishGen and we encourage you to submit your
own success stories to us at success@lyris.jewishgen.org.

Phyllis Kramer, NYC & PBG, Florida
VP, Education & Special Projects, JewishGen, Inc.


Lodz Area Research Group #Lodz #Poland JewishGen's Success! Stories #lodz #poland

Phyllis Kramer
 

Old letters and photographs play an important role in the latest issue
of JewishGen's Success! Stories. These stories take us to Argentina,
Germany, Austria, Poland, and the Netherlands. You can access these
stories >from the "About Us" button on our website or by following this
link: http://www.jewishgen.org/JewishGen/Testimonials/

Suzanne Reisman finds two old photos of an unknown baby after her
grandmother passes away. Silvia Rodriguez translates letters >from the
late 1930s for her friend Leda Altura -- letters written in German,
containing desperate pleas for help in emigrating >from Vienna to
Argentina. Peter Vanlaw inherits old letters and photos >from his
mother, giving him the urge to find out more about his Rehfisch
family, and to identify all the nameless faces that appeared in those
photos.

This issue was prepared by JewishGen volunteers -- Nancy Siegel, Editor
and Anna Blanchard, Webmaster. Anna has volunteered her time and
talents as the Success! Stories Webmaster for the past four years. She
has created beautiful layouts of the inspiring stories you send us.
Anna is now stepping down to pursue other ventures. We will miss her
greatly, but we send her off with our gratitude and best wishes.

We hope that you, too, will have success in your research using the
abundant resources of JewishGen and we encourage you to submit your
own success stories to us at success@lyris.jewishgen.org.

Phyllis Kramer, NYC & PBG, Florida
VP, Education & Special Projects, JewishGen, Inc.


Correction in information about The Dove Flyer #lodz #poland

Janette Silverman <cochairs@...>
 

In our previous message, we incorrectly identified Deputy Consul General
Ravit Baer as Consul General. As previously announced, Ms. Baer, a
career diplomat in the Israeli foreign service, served
in Europe and Africa before becoming Israel's Deputy Consul General to
the Pacific Northwest. We are honored to have her present the August 11
screening of the acclaimed Israeli movie "The Dove
Flyer," and apologize for incorrectly identifying her.

"The Dove Flyer" will be shown as part of a Jewish film festival that
has been curated for the conference by leading Jewish film scholar and
teacher of cinema Dr. Eric Goldman. The film is based on Eli Amir's
blockbuster novel of the same name, brings to life the fragile, doomed
world of the Baghdad Jewish community in 1950.

In addition, as at previous conferences, key lectures and presentations will
be made available through LIVE! a real-time video streaming service after up
to 90 days after the conference. It's not too late to register for the
conference or to purchase LIVE! Visit the conference website,
www.iajgs2016.org , for more information about all aspects of the
conference.

We're looking forward to seeing so many of you in Seattle August 7-12.

Janette Silverman, Chuck Weinstein, Phyllis Grossman Conference Co-Chairs


JewishGen's Success! Stories #romania

Phyllis Kramer
 

Old letters and photographs play an important role in the latest issue
of JewishGen's Success! Stories. These stories take us to Argentina,
Germany, Austria, Poland, and the Netherlands. You can access these
stories >from the "About Us" button on our website or by following this
link: http://www.jewishgen.org/JewishGen/Testimonials/

Suzanne Reisman finds two old photos of an unknown baby after her
grandmother passes away. Silvia Rodriguez translates letters >from the
late 1930s for her friend Leda Altura -- letters written in German,
containing desperate pleas for help in emigrating >from Vienna to
Argentina. Peter Vanlaw inherits old letters and photos >from his
mother, giving him the urge to find out more about his Rehfisch
family, and to identify all the nameless faces that appeared in those
photos.

This issue was prepared by JewishGen volunteers -- Nancy Siegel, Editor
and Anna Blanchard, Webmaster. Anna has volunteered her time and
talents as the Success! Stories Webmaster for the past four years. She
has created beautiful layouts of the inspiring stories you send us.
Anna is now stepping down to pursue other ventures. We will miss her
greatly, but we send her off with our gratitude and best wishes.

We hope that you, too, will have success in your research using the
abundant resources of JewishGen and we encourage you to submit your
own success stories to us at success@lyris.jewishgen.org.

Phyllis Kramer, NYC & PBG, Florida
VP, Education & Special Projects, JewishGen, Inc.


Lodz Area Research Group #Lodz #Poland Correction in information about The Dove Flyer #lodz #poland

Janette Silverman <cochairs@...>
 

In our previous message, we incorrectly identified Deputy Consul General
Ravit Baer as Consul General. As previously announced, Ms. Baer, a
career diplomat in the Israeli foreign service, served
in Europe and Africa before becoming Israel's Deputy Consul General to
the Pacific Northwest. We are honored to have her present the August 11
screening of the acclaimed Israeli movie "The Dove
Flyer," and apologize for incorrectly identifying her.

"The Dove Flyer" will be shown as part of a Jewish film festival that
has been curated for the conference by leading Jewish film scholar and
teacher of cinema Dr. Eric Goldman. The film is based on Eli Amir's
blockbuster novel of the same name, brings to life the fragile, doomed
world of the Baghdad Jewish community in 1950.

In addition, as at previous conferences, key lectures and presentations will
be made available through LIVE! a real-time video streaming service after up
to 90 days after the conference. It's not too late to register for the
conference or to purchase LIVE! Visit the conference website,
www.iajgs2016.org , for more information about all aspects of the
conference.

We're looking forward to seeing so many of you in Seattle August 7-12.

Janette Silverman, Chuck Weinstein, Phyllis Grossman Conference Co-Chairs


Romania SIG #Romania JewishGen's Success! Stories #romania

Phyllis Kramer
 

Old letters and photographs play an important role in the latest issue
of JewishGen's Success! Stories. These stories take us to Argentina,
Germany, Austria, Poland, and the Netherlands. You can access these
stories >from the "About Us" button on our website or by following this
link: http://www.jewishgen.org/JewishGen/Testimonials/

Suzanne Reisman finds two old photos of an unknown baby after her
grandmother passes away. Silvia Rodriguez translates letters >from the
late 1930s for her friend Leda Altura -- letters written in German,
containing desperate pleas for help in emigrating >from Vienna to
Argentina. Peter Vanlaw inherits old letters and photos >from his
mother, giving him the urge to find out more about his Rehfisch
family, and to identify all the nameless faces that appeared in those
photos.

This issue was prepared by JewishGen volunteers -- Nancy Siegel, Editor
and Anna Blanchard, Webmaster. Anna has volunteered her time and
talents as the Success! Stories Webmaster for the past four years. She
has created beautiful layouts of the inspiring stories you send us.
Anna is now stepping down to pursue other ventures. We will miss her
greatly, but we send her off with our gratitude and best wishes.

We hope that you, too, will have success in your research using the
abundant resources of JewishGen and we encourage you to submit your
own success stories to us at success@lyris.jewishgen.org.

Phyllis Kramer, NYC & PBG, Florida
VP, Education & Special Projects, JewishGen, Inc.


JewishGen's Success! Stories #lithuania

Phyllis Kramer
 

Old letters and photographs play an important role in the latest issue
of JewishGen's Success! Stories. These stories take us to Argentina,
Germany, Austria, Poland, and the Netherlands. You can access these
stories >from the "About Us" button on our website or by following this
link: http://www.jewishgen.org/JewishGen/Testimonials/

Suzanne Reisman finds two old photos of an unknown baby after her
grandmother passes away. Silvia Rodriguez translates letters >from the
late 1930s for her friend Leda Altura -- letters written in German,
containing desperate pleas for help in emigrating >from Vienna to
Argentina. Peter Vanlaw inherits old letters and photos >from his
mother, giving him the urge to find out more about his Rehfisch
family, and to identify all the nameless faces that appeared in those
photos.

This issue was prepared by JewishGen volunteers -- Nancy Siegel, Editor
and Anna Blanchard, Webmaster. Anna has volunteered her time and
talents as the Success! Stories Webmaster for the past four years. She
has created beautiful layouts of the inspiring stories you send us.
Anna is now stepping down to pursue other ventures. We will miss her
greatly, but we send her off with our gratitude and best wishes.

We hope that you, too, will have success in your research using the
abundant resources of JewishGen and we encourage you to submit your
own success stories to us at success@lyris.jewishgen.org.

Phyllis Kramer, NYC & PBG, Florida
VP, Education & Special Projects, JewishGen, Inc.

MODERATOR'S NOTE: LitvakSIG is an independent organization whose
database and discussion group are hosted by JewishGen. Each group
has its own separate administrative and fundraising structure.


Correction in information about The Dove Flyer #romania

Janette Silverman <cochairs@...>
 

In our previous message, we incorrectly identified Deputy Consul General
Ravit Baer as Consul General. As previously announced, Ms. Baer, a
career diplomat in the Israeli foreign service, served
in Europe and Africa before becoming Israel's Deputy Consul General to
the Pacific Northwest. We are honored to have her present the August 11
screening of the acclaimed Israeli movie "The Dove
Flyer," and apologize for incorrectly identifying her.

"The Dove Flyer" will be shown as part of a Jewish film festival that
has been curated for the conference by leading Jewish film scholar and
teacher of cinema Dr. Eric Goldman. The film is based on Eli Amir's
blockbuster novel of the same name, brings to life the fragile, doomed
world of the Baghdad Jewish community in 1950.

In addition, as at previous conferences, key lectures and presentations will
be made available through LIVE! a real-time video streaming service after up
to 90 days after the conference. It's not too late to register for the
conference or to purchase LIVE! Visit the conference website,
www.iajgs2016.org , for more information about all aspects of the
conference.

We're looking forward to seeing so many of you in Seattle August 7-12.

Janette Silverman, Chuck Weinstein, Phyllis Grossman Conference Co-Chairs


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania JewishGen's Success! Stories #lithuania

Phyllis Kramer
 

Old letters and photographs play an important role in the latest issue
of JewishGen's Success! Stories. These stories take us to Argentina,
Germany, Austria, Poland, and the Netherlands. You can access these
stories >from the "About Us" button on our website or by following this
link: http://www.jewishgen.org/JewishGen/Testimonials/

Suzanne Reisman finds two old photos of an unknown baby after her
grandmother passes away. Silvia Rodriguez translates letters >from the
late 1930s for her friend Leda Altura -- letters written in German,
containing desperate pleas for help in emigrating >from Vienna to
Argentina. Peter Vanlaw inherits old letters and photos >from his
mother, giving him the urge to find out more about his Rehfisch
family, and to identify all the nameless faces that appeared in those
photos.

This issue was prepared by JewishGen volunteers -- Nancy Siegel, Editor
and Anna Blanchard, Webmaster. Anna has volunteered her time and
talents as the Success! Stories Webmaster for the past four years. She
has created beautiful layouts of the inspiring stories you send us.
Anna is now stepping down to pursue other ventures. We will miss her
greatly, but we send her off with our gratitude and best wishes.

We hope that you, too, will have success in your research using the
abundant resources of JewishGen and we encourage you to submit your
own success stories to us at success@lyris.jewishgen.org.

Phyllis Kramer, NYC & PBG, Florida
VP, Education & Special Projects, JewishGen, Inc.

MODERATOR'S NOTE: LitvakSIG is an independent organization whose
database and discussion group are hosted by JewishGen. Each group
has its own separate administrative and fundraising structure.


Romania SIG #Romania Correction in information about The Dove Flyer #romania

Janette Silverman <cochairs@...>
 

In our previous message, we incorrectly identified Deputy Consul General
Ravit Baer as Consul General. As previously announced, Ms. Baer, a
career diplomat in the Israeli foreign service, served
in Europe and Africa before becoming Israel's Deputy Consul General to
the Pacific Northwest. We are honored to have her present the August 11
screening of the acclaimed Israeli movie "The Dove
Flyer," and apologize for incorrectly identifying her.

"The Dove Flyer" will be shown as part of a Jewish film festival that
has been curated for the conference by leading Jewish film scholar and
teacher of cinema Dr. Eric Goldman. The film is based on Eli Amir's
blockbuster novel of the same name, brings to life the fragile, doomed
world of the Baghdad Jewish community in 1950.

In addition, as at previous conferences, key lectures and presentations will
be made available through LIVE! a real-time video streaming service after up
to 90 days after the conference. It's not too late to register for the
conference or to purchase LIVE! Visit the conference website,
www.iajgs2016.org , for more information about all aspects of the
conference.

We're looking forward to seeing so many of you in Seattle August 7-12.

Janette Silverman, Chuck Weinstein, Phyllis Grossman Conference Co-Chairs

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