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Re: Did you go to a Jewish summer camp? #usa

Abe
 

I went to Camp Machanayim for the whole summer of 1940. I have no idea of where it was. What I do remember is that I didn't like (understatement) the food and that I, who liked to read, couldn't find books to enjoy. I refused to go to camp again.

Seek the peace of Jerusalem
Abe Lebowitz


Re: Gravestone translation for Chaia Sarah Jablow #translation

ramot418@...
 

"Here lies our dear mother Chaya Sarah, daughter of Rabbi Moshe, died 15th of Elul 5620" (August 29, 1920)
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Steve Goldberg
Jerusalem, Israel
Researching:
Sagan/Shagan family from Veliuona (Velon), Lithuania
Goldberg family from Vidukle, Lithuania
Susselovitch/Zuselovitch family from Raseiniai (Rassein), Lithuania


Re: Did you go to a Jewish summer camp? #usa

Shimona Kushner
 

I went to Habonim Camp Kvutza in California in the 50's and 60's, was also a madricha (counsellor),so if you are interested I would be happy to participate.

Shimona Yaroslavsky Kushner
Haifa, Israel (formerly from Los Angeles)
shimona@g.technion.ac.il


Re: Looking for possible Jewish Ancestry name Koch in Germany #germany

binyaminkerman@...
 

I am much less knowledgeable about DNA tests than many of the other people on this group but I think less than 1% could likely just be a statistical artifact and might not be real. I assume the record that you found for Hans Koch was in a Jewish database or you have some other reason to think he was Jewish, in general the Ashkenazi custom is not to name a child after a living person so for the father and son to both be named Hans (if they also shared whatever Hebrew/Yiddish name it corresponded to) would be unusual but not impossible. Without seeing the record it would be pretty hard to figure out what exactly it meant. Also as a side note if the marriage was in 1674 it's unlikely that he was born around 1600 because he would be quite old especially given the life expectancy of the time, but anything is possible. Being able to see any of the records would help to try to clarify more.
It's really amazing that you have family trees going back that far, I wish my family had such an extensive tree
--
Binyamin Kerman
Baltimore MD

Researching:
KERMAN Pinsk 
SPIELER Lodz, Zloczew, Belchatow
SEGALL, SCHWARTZ Piatra Neamt


Two Jewish Communities in Bessaabia /Romania/ (today Moldova): Rezina, Bălți (3,471 km), by Edgar Hauster #bessarabia

Yefim Kogan
 

Bessaraber,

You might be interested to read and see photos from Edgar Hauster trip in Republic of Moldova.
Here is a link to his blog:  http://hauster.blogspot.com/

Be aware that there are a number of very interesting links in that article:
Vanished World: 
Jewish Heritage: 
Rezina during the Holocaust: 
The Story of Bălți: 

Edgar Hauster usually writes about Bukovina, and sometime Moldova.  I suggest to read these great stories, travel diaries, etc.

All the best, 
Yefim Kogan
Bessarabia SIG Leader and Coordinator


JGS Toronto. Free Virtual Meeting. Comparing the Genealogy Giants Sunny Morton. Wednesday, 1 June 2022, 7:00 PM ET. #announcements #jgs-iajgs

Jerry Scherer
 

JEWISH GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY OF TORONTO

 

 

Comparing the Genealogy Giants

 

Ancestry.com, FamilySearch.org,

Findmypast.com, and MyHeritage.com


Speaker: Sunny Morton

Wednesday, 1 June 2022, 7:00 PM. ET.

(please note an earlier start)


Virtual meeting:  Join from home

 

Virtual doors open at 6:50 PM ET.

 

 

The “genealogy giants”, all provide tools and records for researching family trees online. But which should you use? Learn why you should be familiar with all four sites; subscription and free access options; and how they compare for historical record content, family trees, and DNA tools. Get insider tips on each site's best features, and cautions or challenges while working with each. This has been an extremely popular lecture with audiences at RootsTech, RootsTech London, Legacy Tree Genealogists, and elsewhere.

 

Sunny Morton is an award-winning writer and a globally popular lecturer. She is a long-time Contributing Editor at Family Tree Magazine, Contributing Editor and Content Manager for Your DNA Guide, frequent contributor to the blog at FamilySearch (the world's biggest free genealogy website), and past Editor of Ohio Genealogy News. Known internationally for her astute comparisons of the giant genealogy websites, she is author of How to Find Your Family History in U.S. Church Records, with Harold Henderson, CG, and Story of My Life: A Workbook for Preserving Your Legacynow in its 2nd edition.

 

To register for the 1 June event , please go jgstoronto.ca/register.

You will then receive an immediate acknowledgement plus the link to access the event on 1 June.

 

The presentation will be recorded. It will be available to JGS Toronto members in the “Members Only” section of the Society website a few days after the event. It will also be available to non-member registrants for one week after the event in the “Registration” location.

 

The presentation will be recorded. It will be available to JGS Toronto members in the “Members Only” section of the Society website a few days after the event. It will also be available to non-member registrants for one week after the event in the “Registration” location.

 

To our guests, consider joining our membership for only $40.00 per year by Clicking Here or consider a donation by Clicking Here to assist us in continuing our mission providing a forum for the exchange of genealogical knowledge and information. (Canadians receive a CRA tax receipt.)

 

 

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Tel 647-247-6414         twitter: jgsoftoronto

facebook: Jewish Genealogical Society of Toronto

 

 

Jerry Scherer

Vice President, Communications

jscherer@...

 


Re: Name Piroska and hebrew name- is it Penina or Pesl? #hungary #names

LisaB
 

My great aunt from (Beregszasz or Demecser) Hungary was Piroska, nickname Piri. She immigrated to Israel after the war. I’m still on the hunt to find records of her arriving in Israel (Haifa) and of her death record. She came to visit us in Cleveland in the 1960’s. She was my father’s ‘modern’ aunt. As far as I know, she never married. 

Piroska (Piri) BERNATH

Lisa Bernath
n2dzine2@...
searching: Bernath, Grosz, Weiner, Tabak, Kornstein


Re: Gravestone translation for Chaia Sarah Jablow #translation

Diane Jacobs
 

Haya Sarah daughter of Rabbi Mr. Moshe

Diane Jacobs 


On May 14, 2022, at 4:27 PM, DALE ZEIDMAN via groups.jewishgen.org <dszeidman=verizon.net@...> wrote:



Hi all,

 

Please translate the gravestone of my great-great grandmother, Chaia Sarah Jablow.

 

Many thanks,

Dale Zeidman,

Researching BUKANTS/BUKANTZ (Ukmerge, Lithuania); JABLOW (Minsk, Belarus); MAGADENKO/MAGEN (Kyiv, Ukraine); ZAITCHEK/ZEIDMAN (Evanka/Vynohrad/Uman, Ukraine)

 

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Dale ZEIDMAN
New York

--
Diane Jacobs, Somerset, New Jersey


Re: Did you go to a Jewish summer camp? #usa

Yale Reisner
 

ב״ה

Best of luck with the Conference!

My parents met at the Boston Hebrew (Teachers) College camp, Camp Yavneh, in the late 1940s. 

I spent many summers during the ‘60s and ‘70s at Camp Ramah in the Poconos in Lake Como, PA. 

Best wishes,

Yale J. Reisner
Warsaw, Poland
JGFF #913980
<yalereisner@...>


Gravestone translation for Chaia Sarah Jablow #translation

DALE ZEIDMAN
 

Hi all,

 

Please translate the gravestone of my great-great grandmother, Chaia Sarah Jablow.

 

Many thanks,

Dale Zeidman,

Researching BUKANTS/BUKANTZ (Ukmerge, Lithuania); JABLOW (Minsk, Belarus); MAGADENKO/MAGEN (Kyiv, Ukraine); ZAITCHEK/ZEIDMAN (Evanka/Vynohrad/Uman, Ukraine)

 

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Description automatically generated with low confidence


--
Dale ZEIDMAN
New York


Seeking correct name and location of "Rosopovitch", Belarus #belarus

Ronald Killian
 

Subject: Seeking correct name and location of “Rosopovitch” in Belarus 

 

My wife’s grandfather Morris (Moshe Mordechai) GARELICK was born in Parichi, Belarus in 1888. I have confirmed that the family moved to Bobruisk, about 1895-1897 based on my research (including the recorded birth of a brother in Bobruisk in 1897). Morris immigrated from Bobruisk to Rochester, New York in 1907. A grandniece of Morris recently gave me some notes from her conversation with Morris, in which he said that the family also had resided, when he was a young boy, in Sislovitch (which I believe is Svisloch near Bobruisk) and “Rosopovitch”. This surprised me, because he did not mention these two communities in two oral histories from the 1970s. The family thus would have moved twice between Parichi (residing there as late as 1888) and Bobruisk (1895-97). I have tried locating Rosopovitch or similar-named community but have not found it in Where Once We Walked, other books, and online sources. I expect the village or town would be in the same area as Parichi, Svisloch, or Bobruisk. I appreciate any help in identifying this community and its location.

 

Ronald Killian

Newton Centre, MA

ronskillian@...


The Jewish Genealogical Society of Greater Miami The Clandestine Jewish Immigrants to Palestine from Muslim States prior to Israel's independence #announcements #jgs-iajgs

Yoram Millman
 

Dear Fellow Researchers,
Please join us for a Zoom meeting initiated by the Jewish Genealogical Society of Greater Miami and Temple Beth Am's Sunday Salon. We will be discussing The Second Exodus: The Clandestine Jewish Immigrants to Palestine from Muslim States Prior to Israel's Independence.  The featured speakers are Lyn Julius, Founder of Harif, UK Association of Jews from the Middle East and North Africa, Dr. Haim Saadon, Ben-Zvi Institute (Jerusalem), and Dr. Henry A. Green, Founder of Sephardi Voices (Moderator).
Please register to get a link:-Yoram Millman JGSGM VP Programming at
jgsgm.vpprogramming@...
With warm regards,
Paulette Bronstein
President
JGSGM


Re: Seeking Set of Mannemer Newsletters - update #germany

Ronald Killian
 

I would like to submit the following message for publication in the Discussion Group, as an update to my 23 March inquiry (copy below).

Thank you for the wonderful service that you provide us every day.

Ron Killian

 

Subject: Seeking Set of Mannemer (Mannheim) Newsletters #Germany

On 23 March I posted a request seeking the location of a complete set of “Mannemer Newsletter”, published by Bianca Zwang HIRSCH. The 42 Mannheim, Germany-oriented newsletters were published from January 1991 through December 2014. I want to acknowledge and offer my thanks and appreciation to the replies from Werner FRANK and Reuven MOHR, and especially from Edward David LUFT, who led me to the complete set in the Leo Baeck Institute (LBI) library in New York City. My discussions with Tracey FELDER at LBI and Bianca’s son Clifford HIRSCH have resulted in an agreement between LBI and Mr. Hirsch that grants LBI permission to digitize its set of newsletters and to post them on its website. This process may take a number of months to complete, as the project had to be included in the LBI queue of documents to be digitized, but I am most grateful to both parties for this arrangement.

 

One more request: Ms. Felder told me that one newsletter, #41 from 2014, is missing from its collection. While I am checking possible sources for Issue #41, if anyone knows where to find that one particular issue, please contact me privately. Thank you again for the Discussion Group’s invaluable assistance and support.

Ronald Killian

Newton Centre, MA

ronskillian@...

 

 

From: Ronald Killian <ronskillian@...>
Date: Wednesday, March 23, 2022 at 1:26 PM
To: <main@...>
Cc: Ronald Killian <ronskillian@...>
Subject: Seeking Set of Mannemer Newsletter

 

Subject: Seeking Set of Mannemer (Mannheim) Newsletters #Germany

 

I am seeking a complete set of the “Mannemer Newsletter”, a periodic, stapled newsletter by and for Mannheim, Germany survivors and their descendants. My mother Renate/Renee ENGEL and her parents escaped from Mannheim in June 1939, made it to England two days before Hitler invaded Poland, and arrived in the US in September 1940. The newsletter was published by Bianca Zwang HIRSCH of San Francisco, CA. There were at least 40 issues dating from 1990 to at least 2012. I have most of the newsletters from Fall 1999 (#18) to Fall/Winter 2012 (#40) but would like to obtain a complete set to digitize and make available online, possibly on JewishGen to accompany the “Reflections By Jewish Survivors From Mannheim”, published in 1990 by Robert KAHN, who allowed me to provide an electronic copy that has been included on the JewishGen Yizkor Book site. Last year I tried to contact Bianca, offering to scan the complete set, but sadly she and her husband had died in 2020 and 2019 respectively, and their children do not have a set of the newsletters. I do not need the paper set, if a subscriber does not want to send it to me. I will cover the cost of the subscriber’s scanning the set. Please reply to me privately at ronskillian@... . Thank you for helping me preserve and make available these memories.

Ronald Killian, Newton Centre, MA


Re: Burial in Jaffa 1860s-1890s #israel

shamue@...
 

Yes. You can check it with the Tel Aviv-Yafo Hevra Kadisha .
--
Tzvika SHACHAM


Re: Did you go to a Jewish summer camp? #usa

Bob Smiley
 

I went to Camp Merrimac in Contoocook, NH for five years. The last year I was a Councilor in Training.
--
Bob Smiley
Kirkland, Washington USA


Re: Did you go to a Jewish summer camp? #usa

Barbara Zimmer
 

I worked at Cejwin Camps (Port Jervis NY )  for one summer as a waitress.   I remember that there were two separate kitchens, two separate sets of dishes, etc. 

Barbara Zimmer

 


Re: Did you go to a Jewish summer camp? #usa

sharon yampell
 

I went to long lake—nj y camp half of the summer of 1975

Ramah in the Berkshires – July 1976

Cejwin half of summer of 1979 and 1980

 

 

Sharon F. Yampell

Marlton, New Jersey

 


From: main@... <main@...> on behalf of elissa7@... <elissa7@...>
Sent: Friday, May 13, 2022 2:30:47 PM
To: main@... <main@...>
Subject: Re: [JewishGen.org] Did you go to a Jewish summer camp? #usa
 
Yes, New Jersey Y Camps located in Milford, Pennsylvania.
Elissa Haden
Cathedral City, C.A.


Looking for possible Jewish Ancestry name Koch in Germany #germany

TommyN
 

Looking for any possible Jewish ancestors from Germany, a small amount of Jewish European DNA originally showed up in my Father's test, 1% or less, my dad is 94.  This would go back many generations and I did find the following in one of my searches: Hanß David Koch was born about 1600, in Zweibrücken, Palatinate, Bavaria, Germany as the son of Hanß Koch. He married Margaretha Sebaldt on 28 May 1674, in Happurg, Nürnberger Land, Bavaria, Germany.   If this is accurate, and I am still trying to confirm that he is in my family tree, (it does show up in one family tree) this would be about 13 generations back from me on my grandmother's side of the family. I am wondering about the way it is written and if it is an indicator of Han son of Koch or Han son of David Koch?  
Thank you,

Tom Neyhart
Indiana, USA


New Vital Record Registers at the AGAD Archive #galicia

Mark Halpern
 

Dear Galitzianers:

It is impossible for me to write about Galician records without feeling the pain of the citizens of Ukraine, some of whom are our relatives. I know that in one way or another we are all deeply troubled by what we see and hear each day and as individuals we are doing what we can to support the humanitarian efforts to help the Ukrainian people. While the horrible situation is never far from our minds, we continue our efforts to learn about our families who lived in many of the same cities under attack at this very moment.  That's what makes this announcement seem so trivial in some ways.  Nonetheless, I would be remiss in not sharing today's news of importance to those researching your family histories in eastern Galicia, the part of Galicia now in Ukraine.

For the first time in far too long, there have been transfers of Jewish vital record registers from the Warsaw Civil Records Office (USC) to the AGAD Archives in Warsaw. The volumes that are now available to JRI-Poland for indexing are noted below. B=birth, M=marriage, D=death.

As most researchers are aware, JRI-Poland is only able to upload indices of town records to our online database after the data entry has been funded through the generosity of researchers for that town.  In the list below, the town names with an asterisk need your generosity before some already existing indices can be added to the database and before these new volumes can be indexed.

Borszczow: 1930-1937 M
* Boryslaw: 1938 M
* Drohobycz: 1918 B
* Kolomyja: 1938 M
Kozowa: 1934-1938 M
* Lwow: 1937 D
* Pomorzany: 1919-1939 D
Rozdol: 1916-1938 M
Sądowa Wisznia: 1919-1941 D
Sokal: 1938 M
* Stryj: 1936-1938 M
Tarnopol: 1938 M
Żółkiew: 1938 M
Zloczow: 1923-1938 M

These newly transferred volumes will not be available to users at the AGAD Reading Room until after they have been processed, entered into the Polish State Archive database and digitized. The volumes will be available to users only in the form of scans on the agad.gov.pl website after processing.

As always, I urge all Galician researchers to search both the JRI-Poland database https://legacy.jri-poland.org/jriplweb-legacy.htm and the Gesher Galicia database https://search.geshergalicia.org/ and use all the other information at both websites.

If you have any questions about these volumes or the town indexing projects, please write to me privately.

Mark Halpern
JRI-Poland Research Area Coordinator for Lwow, Stanislawow, and Tarnopol Areas


Re: Did you go to a Jewish summer camp? #usa

elissa7@...
 

Yes, New Jersey Y Camps located in Milford, Pennsylvania.
Elissa Haden
Cathedral City, C.A.

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