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HALPERN of Berdichev #ukraine

sbloom@...
 

I am looking for information on the Rabbi Jacob Joseph Halpern of Berdichev.
His descendants became the rabbis of Vaslui, Rumania. He claimed descent
from Jehiel Heilpern (1660-1746), the author of Sder Hadorot. However,
there would have had to have been at least several, and probably more
like 5 generations between the two men.

I'd appreciate hearing privately about R. Jacob Joseph, or
from any other HALPERN of Berdichev.
Thank you,

Steve Bloom
Central Virginia


Ukraine SIG #Ukraine HALPERN of Berdichev #ukraine

sbloom@...
 

I am looking for information on the Rabbi Jacob Joseph Halpern of Berdichev.
His descendants became the rabbis of Vaslui, Rumania. He claimed descent
from Jehiel Heilpern (1660-1746), the author of Sder Hadorot. However,
there would have had to have been at least several, and probably more
like 5 generations between the two men.

I'd appreciate hearing privately about R. Jacob Joseph, or
from any other HALPERN of Berdichev.
Thank you,

Steve Bloom
Central Virginia


Re: Meaning of Chaya #ukraine

Dov & Varda Epstein <yknow@...>
 

R. Kim Bleiweiss wrote: <Can anyone tell me what the English equivalent of
'Chaya' would be?>

In general, serious researchers shy >from positing English equivalents for
Hebrew names. In this case, if one is going according to translation, the
common equivalent used for this name is Vivian. Chaya means 'life', so does
Vivian.

That said, I have at least two friends named Chaya who are Helene in
English. Another is named Helen. There is no connection between these names.
Someone must have thought that the sound of 'H' is similar to 'CH'.

The name Chaya is often tacked on to a name as a talisman for improved
health. Therefore, the second name, if it exists, might be the name given to
honor a deceased family member.

Varda Epstein
Efrat, Israel


Ukraine SIG #Ukraine Re: Meaning of Chaya #ukraine

Dov & Varda Epstein <yknow@...>
 

R. Kim Bleiweiss wrote: <Can anyone tell me what the English equivalent of
'Chaya' would be?>

In general, serious researchers shy >from positing English equivalents for
Hebrew names. In this case, if one is going according to translation, the
common equivalent used for this name is Vivian. Chaya means 'life', so does
Vivian.

That said, I have at least two friends named Chaya who are Helene in
English. Another is named Helen. There is no connection between these names.
Someone must have thought that the sound of 'H' is similar to 'CH'.

The name Chaya is often tacked on to a name as a talisman for improved
health. Therefore, the second name, if it exists, might be the name given to
honor a deceased family member.

Varda Epstein
Efrat, Israel


ORT to Germany - [Very last words] #germany

hlobbenberg <hlobbenberg@...>
 

Janet Kirchheimer wanted to know how ORT arrived in Germany.
Yes, it started in Russia in the late 18th century but went global after WW
I. The headquarters was moved first to Berlin, then France and then to
Geneva, Switzerland.
During the Shoah, it operated in the Warsaw Ghetto.
Just as a matter of interest, my father-in-law (William TANNENZAPF, formerly
from Stanislavov, Poland) was the principal in an ORT school at a DP camp in
Eggenfelden, Germany near Munich.
Janet you can get more information on ORT at http://Wikipedia.org Sincerely,

Henry Lobbenberg Toronto, ON Canada


German SIG #Germany ORT to Germany - [Very last words] #germany

hlobbenberg <hlobbenberg@...>
 

Janet Kirchheimer wanted to know how ORT arrived in Germany.
Yes, it started in Russia in the late 18th century but went global after WW
I. The headquarters was moved first to Berlin, then France and then to
Geneva, Switzerland.
During the Shoah, it operated in the Warsaw Ghetto.
Just as a matter of interest, my father-in-law (William TANNENZAPF, formerly
from Stanislavov, Poland) was the principal in an ORT school at a DP camp in
Eggenfelden, Germany near Munich.
Janet you can get more information on ORT at http://Wikipedia.org Sincerely,

Henry Lobbenberg Toronto, ON Canada


Re: ORT - Thank you! #germany

Janet Kirchheimer <janetk521@...>
 

Thank you to everyone who responded so quickly to my query about ORT.
I learned a lot about it!

Thank you again. Regards,

Janet R. Kirchheimer New York, NY


German SIG #Germany RE: ORT - Thank you! #germany

Janet Kirchheimer <janetk521@...>
 

Thank you to everyone who responded so quickly to my query about ORT.
I learned a lot about it!

Thank you again. Regards,

Janet R. Kirchheimer New York, NY


Descendants of R' Naftali Katz, the Smichat Chachamim #rabbinic

mel@...
 

According to Rabbi Yosef Lieberman in &#147;Shalshelet HaYuchasin&#148;
(Jerusalem, 5738 [1977/8]):

&#147;[Naftali HaKohen Horenstein was] son of the brilliant Rabbi Gur
Arieh HaKohen; [who was]. . . son of the brilliant Rabbi Shmuel
HaKohen; [who was] . . . a descendant of our master, Naftali Ka&#148;tz,
author of Smichat Chachamim.&#148;

Despite considerable research, I have been unable to discover the
line of descent >from the Smichat Chachmim (1649-1719) to Shmuel
HaKohen (1778-1840) who appears to have lived in Berestechko,
Volhynia gubernia in what is now Ukraine. (He is listed in the 1850
census as "Shmuel Leibovich HORENSTEIN.")

One clue I have is that, as descendants of the MaHaRal of Prague,
male family members were sometimes named Gur Arieh - although I have
not been able to find anyone with the given name of Gur Arieh prior
to Gur Arieh HaKohen [HORENSTEIN] who was born about 1800. The
other clue is that family members - which later became wealthy
Boyaner Chassidim - appear to have been connected with several
prominent 2nd and 3rd generation disciples of the Baal Shem Tov in
the late 18th century.

I would most appreciate any help in filling in the missing
generations. Even just sending me lines of descendancy >from the
Smichat Chachamim may give me new clues to tracing this lineage.

Mel Werbach
Los Angeles

Researching:
HORENSTEIN, KOMISAR, KANFER, KORENBLIT, VERBUKH/AVERBUKH >from Volhynia,
Podolia and Kiev guberniyas, Ukraine; ABRAMSKI, AUZENBERG, BRODOWICZ,
LEWINOWSKI, RUBINSKI, SEJNENSKI >from Suwalki guberniya, Poland;
GOLDBERG, MENDELSON, MISHURSKY >from Kovne guberniya, Lithuania


Rabbinic Genealogy SIG #Rabbinic Descendants of R' Naftali Katz, the Smichat Chachamim #rabbinic

mel@...
 

According to Rabbi Yosef Lieberman in &#147;Shalshelet HaYuchasin&#148;
(Jerusalem, 5738 [1977/8]):

&#147;[Naftali HaKohen Horenstein was] son of the brilliant Rabbi Gur
Arieh HaKohen; [who was]. . . son of the brilliant Rabbi Shmuel
HaKohen; [who was] . . . a descendant of our master, Naftali Ka&#148;tz,
author of Smichat Chachamim.&#148;

Despite considerable research, I have been unable to discover the
line of descent >from the Smichat Chachmim (1649-1719) to Shmuel
HaKohen (1778-1840) who appears to have lived in Berestechko,
Volhynia gubernia in what is now Ukraine. (He is listed in the 1850
census as "Shmuel Leibovich HORENSTEIN.")

One clue I have is that, as descendants of the MaHaRal of Prague,
male family members were sometimes named Gur Arieh - although I have
not been able to find anyone with the given name of Gur Arieh prior
to Gur Arieh HaKohen [HORENSTEIN] who was born about 1800. The
other clue is that family members - which later became wealthy
Boyaner Chassidim - appear to have been connected with several
prominent 2nd and 3rd generation disciples of the Baal Shem Tov in
the late 18th century.

I would most appreciate any help in filling in the missing
generations. Even just sending me lines of descendancy >from the
Smichat Chachamim may give me new clues to tracing this lineage.

Mel Werbach
Los Angeles

Researching:
HORENSTEIN, KOMISAR, KANFER, KORENBLIT, VERBUKH/AVERBUKH >from Volhynia,
Podolia and Kiev guberniyas, Ukraine; ABRAMSKI, AUZENBERG, BRODOWICZ,
LEWINOWSKI, RUBINSKI, SEJNENSKI >from Suwalki guberniya, Poland;
GOLDBERG, MENDELSON, MISHURSKY >from Kovne guberniya, Lithuania


Re: Visit to Romania, from Bruno Segal #romania

Marilyn Feingold <mrl516@...>
 

Although I am not researching the areas described by Bruno Segal, it
occurred to me that it would be very helpful if Jewish Gen offered a link
(or blog) written exclusively by those who have visited the towns they are
researching. When you are considering such a trip, specific information >from
someone who has "been there, done that" is very helpful.
Marilyn Feingold,
USA


Romania SIG #Romania Re: Visit to Romania, from Bruno Segal #romania

Marilyn Feingold <mrl516@...>
 

Although I am not researching the areas described by Bruno Segal, it
occurred to me that it would be very helpful if Jewish Gen offered a link
(or blog) written exclusively by those who have visited the towns they are
researching. When you are considering such a trip, specific information >from
someone who has "been there, done that" is very helpful.
Marilyn Feingold,
USA


Re: Visit to Romania, from Bruno Segal #romania

Merle Kastner <merlek@...>
 

Many thanks to Bruno Segal, for his account and comments on
his trip to Romania. These will be very helpful to all of us who are
planning to eventually visit there.

My own plans include a visit to Bukovina and the regions of
Piatra Neamt, Negulesti, Falticeni, as well as the Kishinev
and Bendery (Tighina) area in Moldova, hopefully in about
3 to 4 years.

Merle Kastner, Montreal, Canada
merlek@videotron.ca
KASTNER & OSTFELD, Radauti, Bukovina;
NATHANSON & MENDELSSOHN, Piatra Neamt,
Negulesti, Falticeni, Romania;
DENENBERG/DYNABURSKI & GARBARSKI/GOLDBERG,
Sejny, Suwalki gubernia, Poland, New York, NY;
KUSSNER, Bendery, Bessarabia/Moldova, Philadelphia, PA;
MILLER/SZCZUCZYNSKI, Lida, Vilnius, Lithuania/Belarus,
Philadelphia, PA
ALTMAN, Belchatow, Lodz
LEVITT/KISZELEWICZ, Mszczonów, Poland
SINGER, Starry Chartoriysk, Ukraine
FOX/FUCHS, Dubno, Poland
-------------------------------


Romania SIG #Romania Re: Visit to Romania, from Bruno Segal #romania

Merle Kastner <merlek@...>
 

Many thanks to Bruno Segal, for his account and comments on
his trip to Romania. These will be very helpful to all of us who are
planning to eventually visit there.

My own plans include a visit to Bukovina and the regions of
Piatra Neamt, Negulesti, Falticeni, as well as the Kishinev
and Bendery (Tighina) area in Moldova, hopefully in about
3 to 4 years.

Merle Kastner, Montreal, Canada
merlek@videotron.ca
KASTNER & OSTFELD, Radauti, Bukovina;
NATHANSON & MENDELSSOHN, Piatra Neamt,
Negulesti, Falticeni, Romania;
DENENBERG/DYNABURSKI & GARBARSKI/GOLDBERG,
Sejny, Suwalki gubernia, Poland, New York, NY;
KUSSNER, Bendery, Bessarabia/Moldova, Philadelphia, PA;
MILLER/SZCZUCZYNSKI, Lida, Vilnius, Lithuania/Belarus,
Philadelphia, PA
ALTMAN, Belchatow, Lodz
LEVITT/KISZELEWICZ, Mszczonów, Poland
SINGER, Starry Chartoriysk, Ukraine
FOX/FUCHS, Dubno, Poland
-------------------------------


Re: Visit to Romania, from Bruno Segal #romania

Diane De Milt
 

That was very interesting about Romania. I cannot go but am wondering if the
name Mialin ever presented itself? This is where my grandfathers people came
form and I can not find it anywhere,
Thank you
Diane De Milt

Moderator's note: Please include your city/country of residence in all posts.


Romania SIG #Romania Re: Visit to Romania, from Bruno Segal #romania

Diane De Milt
 

That was very interesting about Romania. I cannot go but am wondering if the
name Mialin ever presented itself? This is where my grandfathers people came
form and I can not find it anywhere,
Thank you
Diane De Milt

Moderator's note: Please include your city/country of residence in all posts.


HALPERN of Vaslui, Romania #rabbinic

sbloom@...
 

I am looking for some more detailed information on the ancestry
of Jacob Joseph HALPERN (also HEILPERN) of Berdichev, and his
descendants who became the Rabbis of Vaslui, Romania. He probably
lived >from the late 18th century to mid 19th in Ukraine.

Though the middle generations are clearly laid out in Rosenstein's
Unbroken Chain, I'd like to know more about their claim of descent
from Jehiel Heilperin ("Seder Hadorot") and more about the most
recent "Vasloier" Rebbe (and his wife and children) who are living
in Israel.

Please contact me privately unless you have general information that
may be of wider interest.

Steve Bloom
Central Virginia


Rabbinic Genealogy SIG #Rabbinic HALPERN of Vaslui, Romania #rabbinic

sbloom@...
 

I am looking for some more detailed information on the ancestry
of Jacob Joseph HALPERN (also HEILPERN) of Berdichev, and his
descendants who became the Rabbis of Vaslui, Romania. He probably
lived >from the late 18th century to mid 19th in Ukraine.

Though the middle generations are clearly laid out in Rosenstein's
Unbroken Chain, I'd like to know more about their claim of descent
from Jehiel Heilperin ("Seder Hadorot") and more about the most
recent "Vasloier" Rebbe (and his wife and children) who are living
in Israel.

Please contact me privately unless you have general information that
may be of wider interest.

Steve Bloom
Central Virginia


Re: Terschellinger Jews #general

Evertjan. <exjxw.hannivoort@...>
 

Michael and Julie Weigel wrote on 29 aug 2007 in soc.genealogy.jewish:

I while ago I found this short reference regarding Jews on the Dutch
Friesian Island of Terschelling. You will find it near the bottom of
the web page about Jews in Harlingen.

Terschelling

During the nineteenth century, a number of Jews lived on the North Sea
island of Terschelling; they left the island at the end of the
century. http://www.jhm.nl/netherlands.aspx?ID=78
Perhaps not the whole story, as five Terschelling [born] Jews were murdered
in concentration camps.

http://www.rug.nl/let/nieuws/archief/archief2007/persberichten/017_07
or
<http://www.rosenberg-terschelling.nl/popup_boeken.php?boek_id=236>

<http://tinyurl.com/2kqu9n> shows their names:

Sara Johanna Cohen-Pais
Terschelling, 2 June 1896, Sobibor, 20 March 1943
Clara van der Klei-Pais
Terschelling, 3 September 1892, Sobibor, 20 March 1943
Racheltje Pais
Terschelling, 4 August 1891, Auschwitz, 23 November 1942
Raphael Pais
Terschelling, 29 September 1893, Auschwitz, 28 February 1943,
Benjamin Jacob Kronstein
Terschelling, 16 April 1922, Auschwitz, 31 March 1944

You can read more about these "Joodse Terschellingers" and see a picture
here on page 203 and 204:
<http://dissertations.ub.rug.nl/FILES/faculties/arts/2007/j.van.de.wal/04_dl2.pdf>

My questions concerning this reference are:
1) When did Jews come to Terschelling?
2) How many Jews were on the Island?
3) Did any assimilate into the local population?
4) Who were these Jewish families?
5) Why did they leave the Island?
6) Does anybody out there in cyber-land now anything about this?
<http://dissertations.ub.rug.nl/FILES/faculties/arts/2007/j.van.de.wal/04_dl2.pdf>
reads further [pages 205-207], my paraphrazing:

The first Pais family lived on the island >from 2 Feb 1889 till 7 May 1906.

Later another [a nephew or cousin] Pais family came to live on the island.
One of them married the Russian Abraham Kronstein. Later, 1921, the Garf
family came to live there.

The 5 jewish people ever(?) born on the island all were first deported to
tha Amsterdam "Ghetto" in 1942 and later died see ablove.

As there where many Germans on the island there seems to have been no
possibility of hiding locally.

--
Evertjan Hannivoort.
The Netherlands.
(Please change the x'es to dots in my emailaddress)

MODERATOR NOTE: The sourced cited by Evertjan are all in Dutch. The PDF is large
and may take some time to download. The citation of the van de Wal book is the
one-time permitted sales mention.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Terschellinger Jews #general

Evertjan. <exjxw.hannivoort@...>
 

Michael and Julie Weigel wrote on 29 aug 2007 in soc.genealogy.jewish:

I while ago I found this short reference regarding Jews on the Dutch
Friesian Island of Terschelling. You will find it near the bottom of
the web page about Jews in Harlingen.

Terschelling

During the nineteenth century, a number of Jews lived on the North Sea
island of Terschelling; they left the island at the end of the
century. http://www.jhm.nl/netherlands.aspx?ID=78
Perhaps not the whole story, as five Terschelling [born] Jews were murdered
in concentration camps.

http://www.rug.nl/let/nieuws/archief/archief2007/persberichten/017_07
or
<http://www.rosenberg-terschelling.nl/popup_boeken.php?boek_id=236>

<http://tinyurl.com/2kqu9n> shows their names:

Sara Johanna Cohen-Pais
Terschelling, 2 June 1896, Sobibor, 20 March 1943
Clara van der Klei-Pais
Terschelling, 3 September 1892, Sobibor, 20 March 1943
Racheltje Pais
Terschelling, 4 August 1891, Auschwitz, 23 November 1942
Raphael Pais
Terschelling, 29 September 1893, Auschwitz, 28 February 1943,
Benjamin Jacob Kronstein
Terschelling, 16 April 1922, Auschwitz, 31 March 1944

You can read more about these "Joodse Terschellingers" and see a picture
here on page 203 and 204:
<http://dissertations.ub.rug.nl/FILES/faculties/arts/2007/j.van.de.wal/04_dl2.pdf>

My questions concerning this reference are:
1) When did Jews come to Terschelling?
2) How many Jews were on the Island?
3) Did any assimilate into the local population?
4) Who were these Jewish families?
5) Why did they leave the Island?
6) Does anybody out there in cyber-land now anything about this?
<http://dissertations.ub.rug.nl/FILES/faculties/arts/2007/j.van.de.wal/04_dl2.pdf>
reads further [pages 205-207], my paraphrazing:

The first Pais family lived on the island >from 2 Feb 1889 till 7 May 1906.

Later another [a nephew or cousin] Pais family came to live on the island.
One of them married the Russian Abraham Kronstein. Later, 1921, the Garf
family came to live there.

The 5 jewish people ever(?) born on the island all were first deported to
tha Amsterdam "Ghetto" in 1942 and later died see ablove.

As there where many Germans on the island there seems to have been no
possibility of hiding locally.

--
Evertjan Hannivoort.
The Netherlands.
(Please change the x'es to dots in my emailaddress)

MODERATOR NOTE: The sourced cited by Evertjan are all in Dutch. The PDF is large
and may take some time to download. The citation of the van de Wal book is the
one-time permitted sales mention.