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Re: SA Jews and Music #southafrica

adamandlopa yamey <adamandlopa@...>
 

Dear Ann,
your project sounds very interesting.
I don't know whether you have already included Felix
de Cola,born Felix Ginsberg, who was Cape Town's "King
of Jazz" in the thirties. Or his mother Edith
Mendelssohn who according to one of her former
students was a pianist who was also one of the best
sight readers in SA, also pre-war. If you need more
details, I will try to help as these people were
related to my mother. My father has a cousin, now in
New York, Renee Raff, who if memory sertves me well
used to accompany, as pianist, people such as Frank
Sinatra.

Best wishes >from Adam Yamey


South Africa SIG #SouthAfrica Re: SA Jews and Music #southafrica

adamandlopa yamey <adamandlopa@...>
 

Dear Ann,
your project sounds very interesting.
I don't know whether you have already included Felix
de Cola,born Felix Ginsberg, who was Cape Town's "King
of Jazz" in the thirties. Or his mother Edith
Mendelssohn who according to one of her former
students was a pianist who was also one of the best
sight readers in SA, also pre-war. If you need more
details, I will try to help as these people were
related to my mother. My father has a cousin, now in
New York, Renee Raff, who if memory sertves me well
used to accompany, as pianist, people such as Frank
Sinatra.

Best wishes >from Adam Yamey


SA Jews and Musicians #southafrica

Eli Rabinowitz
 

I missed Ann Rabinowitz's original email about SA Jews and Musicians -
please fill me in on what you are looking for.

I returned >from Sth Africa 3 weeks ago - my dad, Harry Rabinowitz, had
passed away on 15th October, aged 88.

I have many articles and programs about him >from the 30s onwards.

Here are some notes on my dad:

Cantor Harry Rabinowitz - Zvi Hersh ben Nachum Mendel

Coming >from a long line of musicians and chazanim, Harry was born in
1914 in Volksrust, Transvaal.
Apart >from his fine barotone voice, Harry was an accomplished pianist
and musician.
Based in Cape Town, Harry took leading parts in opera, radio and stage
productions.
During the 2nd World War, he was in great demand for troop shows.
Moving to Johannesburg in 1957, Harry made his mark as a chazan first at
the Oxford and then the Waverley shuls.

Highlights included:
singing before 15000 at Wembley Stadium (Jo'burg) in 1957 to honour the
visit of Gen. Moshe Dayan to South Africa.
producing a LP of yiddish melodies with Solly Aronowsky in 1959 - the
only South African chazan to appear on His Masters Voice - Red Label.

My dad's sister, the late Rachel Rabinowitz, was also a well known
concert pianist.

There was another Harry Rabinowitz >from Sth Africa who moved to London
in the 40s and became a famous conductor with the BBC orchestra.

I also have a photocopy of an article - Music and Musicians of
Doornfontein by Essie Aremband - very informative

Cheers

Eli Rabinowitz

Perth, Australia


Jews and music #southafrica

Arlene Beare <arl@...>
 

Rose Alper(married name Magid) was a wonderful soprano. She lived in Durban
but prior to the outbreak of the 2nd World War was singing with the Carla
Rosa Opera Company in London. She returned to Durban at the outbreak of the
war and this ended her International career. She did sing in local productions.

Arlene Beare
UK


south african journeys #southafrica

EJW <jerbdac.mail@...>
 

NB: The Book "South African Journeys" is a work of fiction and has no
genealogical info in it!
Jill


South Africa SIG #SouthAfrica SA Jews and Musicians #southafrica

Eli Rabinowitz
 

I missed Ann Rabinowitz's original email about SA Jews and Musicians -
please fill me in on what you are looking for.

I returned >from Sth Africa 3 weeks ago - my dad, Harry Rabinowitz, had
passed away on 15th October, aged 88.

I have many articles and programs about him >from the 30s onwards.

Here are some notes on my dad:

Cantor Harry Rabinowitz - Zvi Hersh ben Nachum Mendel

Coming >from a long line of musicians and chazanim, Harry was born in
1914 in Volksrust, Transvaal.
Apart >from his fine barotone voice, Harry was an accomplished pianist
and musician.
Based in Cape Town, Harry took leading parts in opera, radio and stage
productions.
During the 2nd World War, he was in great demand for troop shows.
Moving to Johannesburg in 1957, Harry made his mark as a chazan first at
the Oxford and then the Waverley shuls.

Highlights included:
singing before 15000 at Wembley Stadium (Jo'burg) in 1957 to honour the
visit of Gen. Moshe Dayan to South Africa.
producing a LP of yiddish melodies with Solly Aronowsky in 1959 - the
only South African chazan to appear on His Masters Voice - Red Label.

My dad's sister, the late Rachel Rabinowitz, was also a well known
concert pianist.

There was another Harry Rabinowitz >from Sth Africa who moved to London
in the 40s and became a famous conductor with the BBC orchestra.

I also have a photocopy of an article - Music and Musicians of
Doornfontein by Essie Aremband - very informative

Cheers

Eli Rabinowitz

Perth, Australia


South Africa SIG #SouthAfrica Jews and music #southafrica

Arlene Beare <arl@...>
 

Rose Alper(married name Magid) was a wonderful soprano. She lived in Durban
but prior to the outbreak of the 2nd World War was singing with the Carla
Rosa Opera Company in London. She returned to Durban at the outbreak of the
war and this ended her International career. She did sing in local productions.

Arlene Beare
UK


South Africa SIG #SouthAfrica south african journeys #southafrica

EJW <jerbdac.mail@...>
 

NB: The Book "South African Journeys" is a work of fiction and has no
genealogical info in it!
Jill


Re: Musicicans, SA #southafrica

Anne Brest Photography - (LAPEDUS fam.) <angi@...>
 

Hallo Ann RABINOWITZ.

Leonard KAY (ex Dublin) has lived in South African for years, and he is very
involved in the music world. He is exceptionally well known, sings with the
JJMC (Johannesburg Jewish Male Choir) he makes CD's and he would be able to
give you any information you require on the South Africans who are involved
in the music world here in South Africa. There are many people, don't want
to mention any by name (that causes "farribles") but Leonard will give you
all the the information you require. I have sent you his e.mail address
privately.

Tot siens, almal!!

Anne Lapedus Brest (ex Dublin, Ireland, Sandton South Africa
researching LAPEDUS (Vieksniai, Lithuania), KAHN (Vieksniai, Lithuania)
KARLIN (Zagera, Lithuania) MARCUS (Ackmene, Lithuania) KLAPMAN (Ackmene,
Lithuania) , ORKIN (Zagera, Lithuania) ORKIN ( Yaneshik/Yoniskis)
Lithuania, MIRRELSON (Kourland, Latvia and Kurshan, Lithuania) S(C)HILLMAN
(Kreutzburg/Krustpils, Latvia) BREST (Bauska, Latvia) NOVGOROD
(Yaneshik/Joniskis , Alte Zagera, Lithuania) CHEIN (Unknown) CHAVKIN
(unknown), ROTH (Piatra Neamt, Romania) LUNGU (Radauti-Prut, Romania)
BUTNARU (Romania) Abel Luiz de FREITAS (Holland)


South Africa SIG #SouthAfrica Re: Musicicans, SA #southafrica

Anne Brest Photography - (LAPEDUS fam.) <angi@...>
 

Hallo Ann RABINOWITZ.

Leonard KAY (ex Dublin) has lived in South African for years, and he is very
involved in the music world. He is exceptionally well known, sings with the
JJMC (Johannesburg Jewish Male Choir) he makes CD's and he would be able to
give you any information you require on the South Africans who are involved
in the music world here in South Africa. There are many people, don't want
to mention any by name (that causes "farribles") but Leonard will give you
all the the information you require. I have sent you his e.mail address
privately.

Tot siens, almal!!

Anne Lapedus Brest (ex Dublin, Ireland, Sandton South Africa
researching LAPEDUS (Vieksniai, Lithuania), KAHN (Vieksniai, Lithuania)
KARLIN (Zagera, Lithuania) MARCUS (Ackmene, Lithuania) KLAPMAN (Ackmene,
Lithuania) , ORKIN (Zagera, Lithuania) ORKIN ( Yaneshik/Yoniskis)
Lithuania, MIRRELSON (Kourland, Latvia and Kurshan, Lithuania) S(C)HILLMAN
(Kreutzburg/Krustpils, Latvia) BREST (Bauska, Latvia) NOVGOROD
(Yaneshik/Joniskis , Alte Zagera, Lithuania) CHEIN (Unknown) CHAVKIN
(unknown), ROTH (Piatra Neamt, Romania) LUNGU (Radauti-Prut, Romania)
BUTNARU (Romania) Abel Luiz de FREITAS (Holland)


Re: SA Jews and Music #southafrica

Stan Hart <stanhart@...>
 

If you need any info on Dorothy Avrich, I will talk to her and her daughters
who are all residents of Durban.

Regards

Stan Hart

----- Original Message -----
From: Eitan Levy <moranl@netvision.net.il>
To: South Africa SIG <safrica@lyris.jewishgen.org>
Sent: Saturday, November 16, 2002 10:55 PM
Subject: [safrica] Re: SA Jews and Music

Dorothy Avrich was the leading soprano in Durban, and appeared regularly
in
operas staged in Durban.
That's about all thre info I have on this! Sorry.

Eitan Levy


South Africa SIG #SouthAfrica Re: SA Jews and Music #southafrica

Stan Hart <stanhart@...>
 

If you need any info on Dorothy Avrich, I will talk to her and her daughters
who are all residents of Durban.

Regards

Stan Hart

----- Original Message -----
From: Eitan Levy <moranl@netvision.net.il>
To: South Africa SIG <safrica@lyris.jewishgen.org>
Sent: Saturday, November 16, 2002 10:55 PM
Subject: [safrica] Re: SA Jews and Music

Dorothy Avrich was the leading soprano in Durban, and appeared regularly
in
operas staged in Durban.
That's about all thre info I have on this! Sorry.

Eitan Levy


Search the SSDI from Morse's One-Step Website #galicia

Diane Jacobs <kingart@...>
 

I just visited Steve Morse's homepage at

http://home.pacbell.net/spmorse

and see that he has added yet another genealogical tool to his one-step
toolbox for us to use. This one searches the social security death
index (SSDI) in one step. There are several other SSDI searches on the
Internet so I was curious to see whether Steve's was any different. It
turns out Steve's tool doesn't do the actual search but rather lets you
select >from a list of several search engines that are on the web.

According to Steve's faq page, he did this because no one search engine
supported all the search parameters. For example, some let you search
by soundex but not by partial first name, and others allow just the
opposite. With Steve's form you can use one search engine for the first
search and then easily switch to another search engine for the next.

Diane Jacobs
New York


Gesher Galicia SIG #Galicia Search the SSDI from Morse's One-Step Website #galicia

Diane Jacobs <kingart@...>
 

I just visited Steve Morse's homepage at

http://home.pacbell.net/spmorse

and see that he has added yet another genealogical tool to his one-step
toolbox for us to use. This one searches the social security death
index (SSDI) in one step. There are several other SSDI searches on the
Internet so I was curious to see whether Steve's was any different. It
turns out Steve's tool doesn't do the actual search but rather lets you
select >from a list of several search engines that are on the web.

According to Steve's faq page, he did this because no one search engine
supported all the search parameters. For example, some let you search
by soundex but not by partial first name, and others allow just the
opposite. With Steve's form you can use one search engine for the first
search and then easily switch to another search engine for the next.

Diane Jacobs
New York


INTRO--WERTHAN and GOTTHELF from Hessen Nassau #germany

Stepak
 

Dear GerSig,
As a former member of this forum, this will be a reintroduction. Although I
have been researching my families for 6 years, until very recently, I was
"stuck" with regard to my German families in their US period, not knowing
where they immigrated from.

Now I am able to state without a doubt the following:
GOTTHELF >from Hofgeismar in Hessen Nassau
GOTTHELF to Baltimore in the 1850s; to Nashville, TN in the 1860s; name
changed to GODHELP in the US
WERTHAN >from Rotenburg an der Fulda, also in Hessen Nassau
WERTHAN to Nashville, TN in the 1860s; to Chicago, IL in the 1870s

These two families probably married among each other in Germany, as well as
the US. My gggrandparents were Wolf WERTHAN, 1835-1901 and Henriette
GOTTHELF/GODHELP, 1841-1927. Both died in Chicago.

My new progress has come about because I have just returned >from Salt Lake
City, where I did research using German records for the first time. Time
constraints prevented my researching the WERTHAN family, but I was able to
research the GOTTHELF family back to about 1730. Families connected to my
family through marriage in Germany are the following:

MEIERSTEIN and GOLDSCHMIDT >from Gedensburg
HESKEL

However, I can only assume the connections, not prove them, as there were
no birth records >from Hofgeismar, only marriage and death records.
There was only one GOTTHELF family in the town, so I hope that I may be
right to assume that my ancestors (3 siblings) who immigrated unmarried to
the US were >from this family. One of them had the same given name as the
grandfather of the family, who died shortly before he was born. I would be
interested in hearing >from others, how they have dealt with this problem of
"knowing" something but not being able to prove it. It must be fairly
common.

Ellen Stepak estepak@zahav.net.il Ramat Gan, Israel


German SIG #Germany INTRO--WERTHAN and GOTTHELF from Hessen Nassau #germany

Stepak
 

Dear GerSig,
As a former member of this forum, this will be a reintroduction. Although I
have been researching my families for 6 years, until very recently, I was
"stuck" with regard to my German families in their US period, not knowing
where they immigrated from.

Now I am able to state without a doubt the following:
GOTTHELF >from Hofgeismar in Hessen Nassau
GOTTHELF to Baltimore in the 1850s; to Nashville, TN in the 1860s; name
changed to GODHELP in the US
WERTHAN >from Rotenburg an der Fulda, also in Hessen Nassau
WERTHAN to Nashville, TN in the 1860s; to Chicago, IL in the 1870s

These two families probably married among each other in Germany, as well as
the US. My gggrandparents were Wolf WERTHAN, 1835-1901 and Henriette
GOTTHELF/GODHELP, 1841-1927. Both died in Chicago.

My new progress has come about because I have just returned >from Salt Lake
City, where I did research using German records for the first time. Time
constraints prevented my researching the WERTHAN family, but I was able to
research the GOTTHELF family back to about 1730. Families connected to my
family through marriage in Germany are the following:

MEIERSTEIN and GOLDSCHMIDT >from Gedensburg
HESKEL

However, I can only assume the connections, not prove them, as there were
no birth records >from Hofgeismar, only marriage and death records.
There was only one GOTTHELF family in the town, so I hope that I may be
right to assume that my ancestors (3 siblings) who immigrated unmarried to
the US were >from this family. One of them had the same given name as the
grandfather of the family, who died shortly before he was born. I would be
interested in hearing >from others, how they have dealt with this problem of
"knowing" something but not being able to prove it. It must be fairly
common.

Ellen Stepak estepak@zahav.net.il Ramat Gan, Israel


Statut GDL #belarus

Dmitriy Levit <levitlit@...>
 

I tranlated one more very short, but interesting article >from the Statut of
The Great Ducdom of Lithuania.
Part 12
Article 8
Adornment of the Jewish people.
Jewish men are not allowed to wear the golden necklaces and the gems; also
Jewish men are not allowed to wear silver on their belts, swords, and
sabers. A Jewish man [allowed] wearing a golden ring and a ring with a gem,
and the Jewish women are free to wear any jewelry by their wealth.

Dmitriy (Chaim) Levit
http://litvaki.cjb.net


Belarus SIG #Belarus Statut GDL #belarus

Dmitriy Levit <levitlit@...>
 

I tranlated one more very short, but interesting article >from the Statut of
The Great Ducdom of Lithuania.
Part 12
Article 8
Adornment of the Jewish people.
Jewish men are not allowed to wear the golden necklaces and the gems; also
Jewish men are not allowed to wear silver on their belts, swords, and
sabers. A Jewish man [allowed] wearing a golden ring and a ring with a gem,
and the Jewish women are free to wear any jewelry by their wealth.

Dmitriy (Chaim) Levit
http://litvaki.cjb.net


Oshmyany #belarus

SelmaN@...
 

By now I am sure you know that this is now online. . .

<< New Book: -Oshmyany, Belarus >>

This is >from the YB Project update of October 2002. It is the English
portion of the Oshmana Memorial Book.

Selma Neubauer
Jenkintown, PA USA
SelmaN@aol.com


Belarus SIG #Belarus Oshmyany #belarus

SelmaN@...
 

By now I am sure you know that this is now online. . .

<< New Book: -Oshmyany, Belarus >>

This is >from the YB Project update of October 2002. It is the English
portion of the Oshmana Memorial Book.

Selma Neubauer
Jenkintown, PA USA
SelmaN@aol.com