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

Susan J. Gordon
 

For some of us (including me) in the late '40's and 1950's, camp was the only place I was exposed to Judaism. Sure, I knew I was Jewish, and my grandmother cooked Jewish dishes, but our home was not kosher, and my brother and I did not attend Sunday school or ever go to a synagogue except for 3 cousins' Bar Mitzvahs. 

At Camp Rhoda in West Copake NY I learned and sang Hebrew songs such as "Ain't Kelo-Hay-nu" (my pronunciation :-), "Adon Alom," and others that I can't recall right now. My brother went to Camp Barrington, the boys' camp. The camp owners - Abe "Porky" & Ella Porchenik, and Gus & Ruth de Lemos - were from Mount Vernon NY; the men were law partners most of the year, but took time off  to run the camps in the summers. On Saturday mornings, there was a brief service outdoors, and "Aunt" Ruth told Bible stories. Every winter, the owners would host a reunion for all campers in the ballroom of a midtown hotel. Many (many) years later, I still have my best friend whom I met at camp, when we were 7 years old.

Susan J Gordon
New York
BIALAZURKER - Zbaraz
LEMPERT - Skalat, Lvov, Czernowitz/Chernivitsi

PS: Myra F's comments about "no milk" explains why we drank sugary Kool-aid-kind of drinks at many meals.


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

Myra Fournier
 

I've been SO enjoying reading all these stories.
Thanks to those CYJ (Amherst, NH) folks who contacted me. Would love to hear from others.
Apropos of the topic, just saw this article in JewishBoston.
https://www.jewishboston.com/read/a-kids-guide-to-overnight-camps/#utm_source=Plus+Kids+This+Week&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=2022-05-18
Some of us could have used this advice more than half a century ago (YIKES!)

Myra Fournier
Bedford, MA
mjfourn@...


Re: JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen U.S. embassy registration lists, Moscow/Warsaw, 1930s #general

Kate
 

Hello,

I am also interested in seeing this list if possible.
I am searching for family members who moved to the US, New York City. I am not sure when they did it. But they tried contacting family back in Moscow via Moscow Embassy sometime before 1970.
 I would appreciate any ideas how to find them. I only know names they contacted in Moscow.
Thanks very much for your help,
 Kate Verner
katya.verner@...


 


Surname-Evolution Might be of interest! #names

ilanjl764@...
 

https://discover.hubpages.com/politics/Surname-Evolution     

More research into how we got our Surnames!

Good Luck to all

Ilan Leibowitz
Kibbutz Afikim
Israel


Jewish Summer Camps #usa

Susan Sorkenn
 

Although it wasn’t billed as a Jewish camp, I was a CIT and counselor at Crane Lake Camp in West Stockbridge, MA., owned and run by the Ulanoff family. We had Friday night services. Ironically, the Reform movement purchased the camp, and it’s still thriving. I discovered that the chairman of my high school English department had worked there, as well, so it has a long history. Wonderful few years, enjoying the cultural opportunities of Tanglewood and Jacob’s Pillow and making great friends. My sister was a camper there.

Susan Kurtin Sorkenn


Re: Genealogy software? #general

tony allan
 

Hi  I have used Legacy for the past 8/10 years and found it holds everything you need. The version I have is the free software but you can add additional data at a small charge. I uploaded my Gedcom file and have used My Heritage and Ancestry to upload on to their website plus you don't have to worry about other people changing your tree information as my Legacy programme cannot be altered by anybody else as it's on your computer/laptop and is therefore a master copy.
Tony Allan


Re: Anglicising Czechoslovak forenames #names #austria-czech

Andreas Schwab
 

Thomas and Robert are common German names. William would be Wilhelm.
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Andreas Schwab, Montreal, Canada


Re: Genealogy software? #general

Theo Rafael
 

I'm using RootsMagic for these purposes. In addition to syncing with Ancestry (both ways), it also compares profiles with MyHeritage and Familysearch and alerts you to possible matches. There's a free version which is not bad and a paid version ($40 IIRC) which has some additional features. Check out the differences on their site.

Theo Rafael


Anglicising Czechoslovak forenames #names #austria-czech

Michael Sharp
 

Has anyone come across forenames being anglicised before departure from Czechoslovakia in 1939?

I am looking at a mother's passport issued by the Nazis and the children's names are listed as Thomas, Robert, William  The German or Czech equivalents are not used by the Nazis. The children were all born in Czechoslovakia before the Nazi occupation 

At some time the children were also given very unusual English middle names.

Any thoughts?
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Michael Sharp
Manchester UK
michael.sharp@...


Re: Inhabitants Alt Schotland around 1891 #poland

r.peeters
 

To answerd the question raised about the file name 'Alt Schotland names 1891': I added it as an abbreviated reference for myself since it is refers to correspondence between 1886 and 1891 in relation to the move of the Perlstein Amber business from Danzig to Königsberg.
Ron Peeters(NL)


The Buenos Aires Cemeteries Website #general

Abuwasta Abuwasta
 

Following my last query about the updated working searchable website of the Buenos Aires cemeteries I got privately 2 answers from fellow Genners.

The website covers only the  Ashkenazi cemeteries in the city.

Here are the links:

https://amia.org.ar/sepelioscomunitarios/busqueda-de-sepulturas/

https://amia.org.ar/Amia/index.php/services/default/sepelios

Hope it will help others

Jacob Rosen

Jerusalem


Re: Buenos Aires Cemeteries #general

E Feinstein
 

All the Buenos Aires cemeteries are online with the JOWBR of JewishGen
Eric Feinstein
Clifton New Jersey


Santa Cruz Jewish Genealogy Society invites you to #education #jgs-iajgs #announcements

beth lozano
 

Santa Cruz Jewish Genealogy Society  invites you to  

 Speaker: Guest Speaker: Serafima Velkovich

The Central Database of Shoah  Victimsʼ Names and

               Other Sources at Yad Vashem   


Sunday June 12, 11am Pacific Time/ 4pm Eastern

PLEASE NOTE the earlier start time.


Guest RSVP: 

Free to Members, $5.00 to Guests 

Description:    Yad Vashem, a living memorial to the Holocaust, houses a huge collection of materials. This lecture highlights new features and materials of the Database, as well as offer “tips” on utilizing it to the fullest. Serafima will also guide us to other Yad Vashem online sources that are relevant for genealogists. 

Bio: Serafima Velkovich is the Head of the Family Roots Research Section in the Reference and Information Department of the Yad Vashem Archives division. She has been working at Yad Vashem for 16 years. She is also a PhD Candidate at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.  Serafima was closely involved in the work on names material in Yad Vashem`s databases. At the same time, the main research field is family roots. She lectures on the use of Yad Vashem resources for genealogical and other research to various groups, as well as to visiting genealogists and organizations who make use of genealogical tools for their research.  She participates in international conferences and films on Holocaust topics.

Zoom link will be sent to your email the week of the event, please check your Spam folder.

For more information or membership information membership@...

co-sponsor- Chadeish Yameinu

Beth Lozano, Publicity SCJGS

publicity@...

Visit our website: https://scjgs.org

Subscribers:  If you already registered for this event via PayPal, you are on our  RSVP list and will receive the Zoom link the week of the event.  

 


SCJGS Invites you to: #announcements #events #jgs-iajgs

beth lozano
 

Santa Cruz Jewish Genealogy Society  invites you to  

 Speaker: Guest Speaker: Gil Bardige

 Part 1: Updated: Help! I Just Got My DNA Results and I’m Confused

Prioritize your match list, get organized and reduce stress and confusion


Sunday May 22, 1pm Pacific Time/ 4pm Eastern


Guest RSVP: 

Free to Members, $5.00 to Guests 

Description:  This first presentation in a two-part series is A MUST for the serious ancestral researcher.  This presentation, geared for the beginner through intermediate researcher, will provide specific guidance on how to use DNA/Genetic Genealogy as an effective tool in your genealogy tool belt.  Gil will review examples from the four major DNA testing companies to clarify ethnicity estimates and give a detailed review of the specific tools available with each testing company.  With these recommended formulas, data , you will learn to prioritize matches, despite endogamy with the end goal viewed in your family tree as you learn to connect with your matches. 

Watch for Gil’s second part of this series which teaches techniques to analyze your matches as you advance your genetic genealogy skills.





Bio: Gil Bardige, recently retired, has been a genealogist for over 40 years, with over 10 years of experience in DNA/Genetic Genealogy.  He has been recognized as someone who can clarify ethnicity estimates and help you understand what matches mean and how to know which ones to respond to and what to expect. He has tested at all 4 major companies and is a Project Manager at FTDNA on 3 projects including Jewish R1b. Gil was Business Development Executive for Trane, traveling nationally for nearly 11 years making presentations to Fortune 250 corporations.  He understands the need for clear concise slides that build on the screens so as not to overwhelm the audience.  Gil is high energy, humorous, speaks clearly, and makes sure that the audience is engaged and participates.  

Gil has utilized DNA to confirm a family relationship on his family tree and even utilized it to prove no relations despite the same surname.



Zoom link will be sent to your email the week of the event, please check your Spam folder.

For more information or membership information membership@...

co-sponsor- Chadeish Yameinu

Beth Lozano, Publicity SCJGS

publicity@...

Visit our website: https://scjgs.org

Subscribers:  If you already registered for this event via PayPal, you are on our  RSVP list and will receive the Zoom link the week of the event.  

 


Deportation from Kishinev to Transnistria #hungary

Marilyn Levinson
 

Dear researchers
Many of my relatives perished during the Holocaust in Transnistria.  They lived and worked in Kishinev but then were forced to travel by the most primitive means to Transnistria.  Because there was so much annihilation of Jews in Kishinev what was the point of making them move to Transnistria.  Perhaps like all questions about the Shoah there is no logical answer.  I would appreciate your thoughts.  Thank you.

Marilyn Levinson
Spring Lake NC


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

Stuart Wayne
 

Two weeks at Camp Wise on Lake Erie was pretty common if you grew up Jewish in Cleveland, Ohio in the forties.  My camping memories from my one stretch there are pretty blurry.  Sure, there were all kinds of camping activities and Jewish cultural activities, but I only recall two things clearly.  The first was getting my Shark Badge for swimming a quarter-mile in filthy Lake Erie's choppy water in the rain.  ("Stay underwater and you won't get wet!"  the counselors yelled)  The second was the stink from the adjacent chemical plant when the wind blew the wrong way.

Not the pristine outdoors environment one thinks of but we did with what we had. 🙄

Stuart Wayne
Las Vegas, NV


On Tue, May 17, 2022 at 3:27 PM Sam Eneman <sje.genealogy@...> wrote:

I attended Camp Young Judaea in Texas in the 60s and worked as a madrich there 1967-70. I also worked at Camp Tel Yehudah (Young Judaea’s National camp) in Barryville NY in 1971. 

Those experiences were so important in my life.

Sam Eneman
Charlotte NC


Re: Genealogy software? #general

Michael Herzlich
 

Family Tree Maker (2019 latest version) will allow you to sync your tree on Ancestry down to your computer, then you can make updates either on your computer and/or online and keep them in sync.  It will also allow you to load in a gedcom with a different tree name and if you wish sync it on line up to Ancestry.
--
Michael Herzlich
Delray Beach, Florida USA

Belarus - EPSTEIN, HELFAND, POLLACK
Galicia (Poland, Ukraine) - HERZLICH, TREIBER


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

Sam Eneman
 

I attended Camp Young Judaea in Texas in the 60s and worked as a madrich there 1967-70. I also worked at Camp Tel Yehudah (Young Judaea’s National camp) in Barryville NY in 1971. 

Those experiences were so important in my life.

Sam Eneman
Charlotte NC


Genealogy software? #general

Diane Katz. SURNAMES/TOWNS: Laske/Ladyzhin;,Steinberg Kiev; Grunberg Rheinhorn/Iasi; Milston/Slutzk; Bicz/Mogilev; Glas/Varniai; Moskowitz/Nagy-Saros Klein/Eperjes; Hefliech/Hungary; Marks/Machester/Suwalki; Shedrofski/Suwalki
 

I currently keep my updated tree and most of my records on Ancentry.  What are recommended ways of keeping this information on my computer?  Looking for software that would allow me to upload a gedcom file.
--
Diane Katz
gdbkatz@...


Re: deciphering a German ship manifest #records #translation

Susan&David
 

The twelfth passenger on the page is  Cohn, Baruch.    Are you trying to confirm the name as indexed by Ancestry.com on the Hamburg Departure lists?

David Rosen
Boston, MA

On 5/17/2022 3:01 PM, Lynndumenil wrote:
Hello.  I am hoping someone can read a portion of the attached ship manifest.  The person I am interested in is Cohn Baruck, who is line 12.  I can't make out the handwriting for the names under Surname and Vername.  Anyone? Thanks.
Lynn Dumenil

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