Re: Hebrew Cemetery, Asbury Park NJ #usa

Laurie Sosna

The odd thing is, I can't find a legit death record for him, only the newspaper notice.
I've searched all the usual indexes, he's not there.
I got his naturalization papers from the Monmouth County Archive, they don't have death records.

FamilySearch has some steps to take, but he's not there.
The NJ State Archives is missing the index for 1930-1948
The NJ State Archives is my next step, but the website doesn't seem to have clear instructions how to request a search.
Anyone have tips for how to get a search request?

Laurie Sosna
San Francisco, CA

Transport VI on 29.8.1942 from Antwerp to Auschwitz #holocaust #poland


From research, I have now discovered the fate of one branch of my family.

The family were Icek Josek Berenholc, his wife Hena (nee Epsztejn) and their daughter Gela Rajzla.  They were all born in Warka, Poland.

I am related to this branch via my grandmother Malka (nee Berenholc).  

In or around 1922, the family left Warka, Poland and settled in Antwerp, Belgium.

Icek Josek Berenholc, Hena and Gela Rajzla were all deported from Antwerp on Transport VI on 29.8.1942.

It appears from records they were murdered almost immediately on arrival at Auschwitz.

Kazerne Dossin informed me there were some survivors of Transport VI, all men.

I would like to make contact with descendants of the:
(1)  survivors of this Transport; and

(2)  Berenholc and Epsztejn families of Warka.    

Please contact me privately.

Malka Flekier
London, England

(Searching: Flekier, Berenholc and Epsztejn of Warka, Poland)

Re: Hebrew Cemetery, Asbury Park NJ #usa


Laurie -

I forgot to add to my earlier reply that you might want to contact the Ely Funeral Home in Neptune, NJ.  Harry Bodine had a funeral home in Asbury Park.  I believe that the Bodine Funeral Home was bought by the founder of the Ely Funeral Home.  Perhaps they have records going back to the Bodine Funeral Home era. Phone: 732-918-6650. 

Len Oppenheim
Dummerston, VT

Searching Werner ZACHARIAS Berlin- Bolivia and Helmut ZACAHRIAS Berlin - Argentina #germany

George Fogelson

Searching Werner ZACHARIAS Berlin- Bolivia and Helmut ZACHARIAS Berlin
- Argentina

Searching for information about Werner ZACHARIAS born 1909 fled from
Berlin to Bolivia and his brother Helmut born 1914 from Berlin to

Redondo Beach, CA

Re: Hebrew Cemetery, Asbury Park NJ #usa

Phil Goldfarb

You might also try the Congregation Sons of Israel cemetery in Lakewood, NJ on 7th street. The congregation has been around since 1904. If anyone had relatives from Lakewood, I have the 90 year History of the Congregation that was published in 1994 and written by Dorothy Zagorin (a relative). If you would like a copy, please e-mail me and I would be happy to send it to you.

Phil Goldfarb
President, JGS of Tulsa

Searching for descendants of Martha and Georg ZACHARIAS and Lena and Moritz ZACHARIAS #israel

George Fogelson

Searching for the descendants of Martha and Georg ZACHARIAS whose
children are Erwin and Gitta. Erwin married Erika Druck and immigrated
to Palestine. Their son Elon was born 13.12.1939.

Martha's sister Lena married Moritz ZACHARIAS: children Friedel,
Werner and Helmut. Werner ZACHARIAS born 1909 fled from Berlin to
Bolivia and Helmut, born 1914 from Berlin to Argentina.


Redondo Beach, CA

Re: Jewish ‘home’ or orphanage in 1940s England #unitedkingdom

JoAnne Goldberg

I don't think anyone has mentioned World Jewish Relief --
-- they have volunteers who research English records from that era.

Because they are volunteers, turnaround time is not fast, but they sent
me information on my mother that she didn't know existed, including the
headmistress's very unsympathetic reports. Way more than I expected. As
I recall, the only information I had to give them was her name and

JoAnne Goldberg - Menlo Park, California; GEDmatch M131535


Re: Hebrew Cemetery, Asbury Park NJ #usa


Laurie -

You ought to try contacting Congregation Torat El in Ocean, NJ.  It is the successor to 3 congregations including Temple Beth El, a conservative congregation which originally was located in Asbury Park.  Beth El, including its cemetery, was organized in the 1920’s and the cemetery still exists.  The synagogue’s phone no.:  732-531-4410.
There was also was/is an orthodox synagogue in Belmar, NJ, close to Bradley Beach, known as Congregation Sons of Israel.  It was organized even earlier than Beth El.  I don’t know whether they had/have their own cemetery.  Phone no. 732-681-3200.
Good luck.

Len Oppenheim
Dummerston, VT 

Re: does anyone know this Yiddish expression? #yiddish

Neil Kominsky

I recall this expression in common usage in English in my grandparents' (b. 1895-1899) generation.

Neil Kominsky
Brookline, MA

Re: Jewish ‘home’ or orphanage in 1940s England #unitedkingdom


Thank you so much Susan, Naomi, Sherri, and others who wrote privately,

Sherri's kind advice suggests another idea. You mention schools. I think education became compulsory in 1918. So, is there a way to search school records?

I assume schooling was done outside an orphanage. Or, am I wrong?

Thanks again.


Paul St George (London)

Looking for Kaufmann, Schimmelpfennig, Jewish families from Marburg

Re: does anyone know this Yiddish expression? #yiddish

Yitschok Margareten

This phrase expresses the mercy and love of parents towards their children vs. the mercy and love of children towards their parents. 

This expression is from the work of Rabbi Yeshayahu [Isaiah] Horowitz (c. 1500 - 1630) known as the Shelah Hakaddosh, in his book Shenei Luchos Habris (Shaar HaOsiyos, Derech Eretz)
He writes there about parents supporting their children and giving them large amounts of money. He then mentiones this expression as a folks parable, "אמרו במשל הדיוט, אב אחד מפרנס עשרה בניו באהבה וברצון, ועשרה בנים לא מפרנסים באהבה וברצון אב אחד שלהם" [one father provides for his ten sons with love and will, and ten sons do not support with love and will for their one father]. 

This expression is apparently based on the words of the Talmud (tractate Sotah page 49A) "היינו דאמרי אינשי רחמי דאבא אבני, רחמי דבני אבני דהוי ליה" [the mercy of a father is for his sons, the mercy of the son is for the sons he will have]. 

This idea is also mentioned another place in Talmud (tractate Sanhedrin page 72A-B) in the discussion of home invasion in the Jewish law, that when a father invades his son's home, it's obvious that the father will not kill his son, but in the opposite case this is not certain. 

Yitschok Margareten

Re: Pew Research Center New Study on American Jews #announcements #general #usa

Bruce Drake

There will be several more posts in the next few weeks based on this survey, the next one scheduled for tomorrow comparing the religiosity of Jewish-Americans compared to Americans of other faiths. It should appear on the Center's Fact Tank blog:

One other feature of this survey is something members might want to check out: Interactive: How do you compare with Jewish Americans in 2020?

Bruce Drake
Silver Spring, MD

Re: Jewish ‘home’ or orphanage in 1940s England #unitedkingdom


The history page for Norwood Orphanage is here  There is mention of archives including orphanage records and the suggestion "to find out more about Norwood’s archives,  call Norwood on 020 8809 8809"

It might also be worth checking with World Jewish Relief as they hold some refugee records 
Best wishes
Marsha Rosenberg

Re: does anyone know this Yiddish expression? #yiddish

Aline Petzold

Hello all:
 Thanks to everyone who took the time to reply to my question.  You are a great group!
Aline Petzold
St. Paul MN

Re: Hebrew Cemetery, Asbury Park NJ #usa

Steve Stein

Chesed Shel Emes apparently belonged to a synagogue in Bradley Beach, so a good bet. It appears that both those cemeteries (adjacent, apparently) may have been taken over by Congregation Brothers of Israel in Long Branch, NJ. You might try contacting the office there to see if they have a record of burials. Don't assume that Find-A-Grave is complete, the volunteers often document only a section they are personally interested in.

Steve Stein
Highland Park, NJ

Re: Hebrew Cemetery, Asbury Park NJ #usa



Meyer Levitz' death certificate would probably indicate the cemetery in which he is buried.

Kind regards,
David Passman
Dallas, Texas

Cemeteries near Asbury Park,NJ #usa

S Pasquariella

There is also the Monmouth Fields Jewish Cemetery in Long Branch, NJ (not far from Asbury Park).  Phone number is (732) 449-5454 and Congregation Brothers of Israel (3 locations) phones (732) 822-0101.  I believe there are more small cemeteries in the area.  The ones I’ve listed may have more suggestions.  

Hope this helps,
Susan Pasquariella

Re: Copies of Briceni (Bessarabia) Birth, Marriage or death Certificates for... #records #bessarabia

Yefim Kogan

Hello Alberto.  it is good that you posted message at our Discussion group.
But, it seems that you did not do a search in our Database, and that is important to do first.

here is a simple search with 155 results!!

OAnother point want to make:

name Moricis is not the name in Bessarabia!  Probably it was Moyshe.

Finally, all Birth, death, marriage records inventory you can find in Bessarabia Vital Records Introductory pages, direct link is this:

All the best,
Yefim Kogan\
JewishGen Bessarabia Group Leader and Coordinator

Re: requests for translations #translation

Janet Furba

No, unless you find a volunteer.
Janet Furba,

Re: Perkels in Belarus #belarus

Gerald and Margaret

I  suggest you contact a charity called The Together Plan. Based in London and Minsk, the aim  to help the remaining Jewer communiy become more self-sufficient.  One of their projects is doing family search.
They have the huge advantage of knowing the language and the cumberson Bureaucrasies

Good hunting,

Margaret Levin
London N3

3881 - 3900 of 662580