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JGSLA September 20 meeting to feature Arthur Benveniste and Sephardic Jews #general

jan meisels allen <janmallen@...>
 

The Jewish Genealogical Society of Los Angeles (JGSLA) will meet on Monday
September 20, 2004 at 7:30 p.m at the Skirball Cultural Center. The program
speaker is Arthur Benveniste talking on: Secret Jews: History and Culture of
Crypto-Jews and Their Search for Jewish Roots and Identity.

Arthur Benveniste is the past president, the Society for Crypto Judaic
Studies and co-editor, HaLapid, the Society's journal. In 1992, he was
invited by King Juan Carlos of Spain to attend the quincentennial
commemoration of the expulsion of the Jews. During this time, the edict of
expulsion was finally repealed. During that year on Tisha B'av he
participated in the first Jewish religious service in La Blanca Synagogue in
Toledo since 1391 . He has visited Jewish sites in: Spain, Portugal,
Italy, Morocco, Turkey and Greece.

In the 14th and 15th centuries, Jews of Spain and Portugal were forced to
convert to Catholicism or leave. Many families kept the knowledge of their
Jewish past for 500 years, transmitting it in secret to their children and
often continuing to practice Jewish rites covertly. Now, descendents of
these Crypto-Jews ( also known as Conversos, Marranos and Anuism) are
reconnecting with their Jewish heritage. This presentation will follow the
history of the forced conversions of Spanish and Portuguese Jews, the
emergence of Crypto-Judaism, how these communities came to the Americas, and
the discovery of their Jewish background by many Hispanics today.

This meeting is co-sponsored with the Skirball Cultural Center.

Non-members are welcome and there is no charge for attending.

Location: Skirball Cultural Center- Magnin Auditorium 2701 N. Sepulveda
Blvd.

Directions: Exit the San Diego Fwy at Skirball Center Drive. Right onto
Sepulveda Blvd. and right again into Skirball parking, opposite Center
entrance, or turn left on Herscher Drive, north of the Center, to the
underground parking lot.

For more information on the JGSLA please visit our website:
http://JGSLA.org

Jan Meisels Allen
vice president-programs, JGSLA


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen JGSLA September 20 meeting to feature Arthur Benveniste and Sephardic Jews #general

jan meisels allen <janmallen@...>
 

The Jewish Genealogical Society of Los Angeles (JGSLA) will meet on Monday
September 20, 2004 at 7:30 p.m at the Skirball Cultural Center. The program
speaker is Arthur Benveniste talking on: Secret Jews: History and Culture of
Crypto-Jews and Their Search for Jewish Roots and Identity.

Arthur Benveniste is the past president, the Society for Crypto Judaic
Studies and co-editor, HaLapid, the Society's journal. In 1992, he was
invited by King Juan Carlos of Spain to attend the quincentennial
commemoration of the expulsion of the Jews. During this time, the edict of
expulsion was finally repealed. During that year on Tisha B'av he
participated in the first Jewish religious service in La Blanca Synagogue in
Toledo since 1391 . He has visited Jewish sites in: Spain, Portugal,
Italy, Morocco, Turkey and Greece.

In the 14th and 15th centuries, Jews of Spain and Portugal were forced to
convert to Catholicism or leave. Many families kept the knowledge of their
Jewish past for 500 years, transmitting it in secret to their children and
often continuing to practice Jewish rites covertly. Now, descendents of
these Crypto-Jews ( also known as Conversos, Marranos and Anuism) are
reconnecting with their Jewish heritage. This presentation will follow the
history of the forced conversions of Spanish and Portuguese Jews, the
emergence of Crypto-Judaism, how these communities came to the Americas, and
the discovery of their Jewish background by many Hispanics today.

This meeting is co-sponsored with the Skirball Cultural Center.

Non-members are welcome and there is no charge for attending.

Location: Skirball Cultural Center- Magnin Auditorium 2701 N. Sepulveda
Blvd.

Directions: Exit the San Diego Fwy at Skirball Center Drive. Right onto
Sepulveda Blvd. and right again into Skirball parking, opposite Center
entrance, or turn left on Herscher Drive, north of the Center, to the
underground parking lot.

For more information on the JGSLA please visit our website:
http://JGSLA.org

Jan Meisels Allen
vice president-programs, JGSLA


need help with information from Tablada and Berazategui cemeteries in Buenos Aires #latinamerica

Elizabeth Jackson
 

Dear members,

I wonder if anyone living locally in Buenos Aires will
be visiting the local Jewish Cememteries any time
soon. I would like to get information >from a few
tombstones located in the following cemeteries:

Tablada
Berazategui

I can provide the exact cemetery location and name on
the stone, but would like to know what other
information is listed on the stone. If anyone will be
visiting these cememteries and could copy down
information for me, I would greatly appreciate it.

Please contact me privately.

Sincerely,
Elizabeth Jackson
Tennessee, USA


Latin America #LatinAmerica need help with information from Tablada and Berazategui cemeteries in Buenos Aires #latinamerica

Elizabeth Jackson
 

Dear members,

I wonder if anyone living locally in Buenos Aires will
be visiting the local Jewish Cememteries any time
soon. I would like to get information >from a few
tombstones located in the following cemeteries:

Tablada
Berazategui

I can provide the exact cemetery location and name on
the stone, but would like to know what other
information is listed on the stone. If anyone will be
visiting these cememteries and could copy down
information for me, I would greatly appreciate it.

Please contact me privately.

Sincerely,
Elizabeth Jackson
Tennessee, USA


Vileika Uyezd (District) Revision List Project Update #belarus

David M. Fox <davefox73@...>
 

The SIG has received another file with more records >from the 1850 Revision
List for shtetls within Vileika uyezd, which was formerly part of Minsk
gubernia and later part of Vilna gubernia.

Here is the status for each shtetl:

COMPLETED AND AVAILABLE FOR VIEWING:
Miadel <http://www2.jewishgen.org/Belarus/1850_miadel_revision_list.htm>

Kurenets <http://www2.jewishgen.org/Belarus/1850_kurenets_revision_list.htm>

Krasnoie (Krasnoselie)
<http://www2.jewishgen.org/Belarus/1850_krasnoselje_revision_list.htm>

Radoshkovichi
<http://www2.jewishgen.org/belarus/1850_radoshkovich_revision_list.htm>

Vileika <http://www2.jewishgen.org/belarus/1850_vileika_revision_list.htm>
-
Dolginovo
<http://www2.jewishgen.org/belarus/dolginovo_1850_revision_list.htm>

COMPLETED - AWAITING FOR STATIC PAGE TO BE ADDED TO SIG WEBSITE:
Krzhivichi (Krivichi) - * need url
Gorodok - * need url
Butslav (Budslav) - * need url
Lebedzev (Lebedevo) -* need url
Rzhechki (Rechki) - * need url
Kraisk - 150 lines * need url

BEING WORKED ON BY TRANSLATOR NOW:
Dunilovichi
Molodechno
Ilia
Jews-farmers

Once the final four shtetls are completed, work will begin on the 1834
Vileika uyezd Revision Lists. However, we will need additional donations to
the Vileika Revision List Project to complete the 1834 lists. Please
continue to make generous donations for the project at
JewishGenerosity/Belarus
<http://www2.jewishgen.org/JewishGen-erosity/belarus.html>

Hope many of you find your families in these records.

Dave
--
David Fox
Mail to: davefox73@earthlink.net
Belarus SIG Coordinator
Arnold, MD USA
http://www.jewishgen.org/belarus


Belarus SIG #Belarus Vileika Uyezd (District) Revision List Project Update #belarus

David M. Fox <davefox73@...>
 

The SIG has received another file with more records >from the 1850 Revision
List for shtetls within Vileika uyezd, which was formerly part of Minsk
gubernia and later part of Vilna gubernia.

Here is the status for each shtetl:

COMPLETED AND AVAILABLE FOR VIEWING:
Miadel <http://www2.jewishgen.org/Belarus/1850_miadel_revision_list.htm>

Kurenets <http://www2.jewishgen.org/Belarus/1850_kurenets_revision_list.htm>

Krasnoie (Krasnoselie)
<http://www2.jewishgen.org/Belarus/1850_krasnoselje_revision_list.htm>

Radoshkovichi
<http://www2.jewishgen.org/belarus/1850_radoshkovich_revision_list.htm>

Vileika <http://www2.jewishgen.org/belarus/1850_vileika_revision_list.htm>
-
Dolginovo
<http://www2.jewishgen.org/belarus/dolginovo_1850_revision_list.htm>

COMPLETED - AWAITING FOR STATIC PAGE TO BE ADDED TO SIG WEBSITE:
Krzhivichi (Krivichi) - * need url
Gorodok - * need url
Butslav (Budslav) - * need url
Lebedzev (Lebedevo) -* need url
Rzhechki (Rechki) - * need url
Kraisk - 150 lines * need url

BEING WORKED ON BY TRANSLATOR NOW:
Dunilovichi
Molodechno
Ilia
Jews-farmers

Once the final four shtetls are completed, work will begin on the 1834
Vileika uyezd Revision Lists. However, we will need additional donations to
the Vileika Revision List Project to complete the 1834 lists. Please
continue to make generous donations for the project at
JewishGenerosity/Belarus
<http://www2.jewishgen.org/JewishGen-erosity/belarus.html>

Hope many of you find your families in these records.

Dave
--
David Fox
Mail to: davefox73@earthlink.net
Belarus SIG Coordinator
Arnold, MD USA
http://www.jewishgen.org/belarus


ABARBANEL, Rabbinate at Lissa, Prussia #rabbinic

Jeff Miller
 

According to "A History of the Jews," by Abram Leon Sachar, "With
Samuel ended the outstanding members of the ABARBANEL house. But the
descendants continued a tradition of scholarship and public service
until the last of the family in the male line, the head of the
rabbinate at Lissa, Prussia, passed away in 1863."

Does anyone know anything about this rabbinate >from Lissa, Prussia?
I am also interested in learning more about the female line of the
ABARBANEL family, and about descendants >from this family.

Jeff Miller
near Washington, DC
mailto:singingTM@comcast.net


Rabbinic Genealogy SIG #Rabbinic ABARBANEL, Rabbinate at Lissa, Prussia #rabbinic

Jeff Miller
 

According to "A History of the Jews," by Abram Leon Sachar, "With
Samuel ended the outstanding members of the ABARBANEL house. But the
descendants continued a tradition of scholarship and public service
until the last of the family in the male line, the head of the
rabbinate at Lissa, Prussia, passed away in 1863."

Does anyone know anything about this rabbinate >from Lissa, Prussia?
I am also interested in learning more about the female line of the
ABARBANEL family, and about descendants >from this family.

Jeff Miller
near Washington, DC
mailto:singingTM@comcast.net


Records for Zbaraz held in Lviv and Ternopil #galicia

Tony Kahane <kahane@...>
 

I am relatively new to the Galicia SIG discussion group, and I apologize if
this matter has been discussed before. I did see Mark Halpern's comments in
his posting to the SIG of 29 July 2004, on "Records >from the State Archive
of Ternopol Oblast", which is relevant to the second part of this question.

I would be grateful to hear of anyone's experiences and possible success in
obtaining access to records for Zbaraz >from the Central State Archive of the
Ukraine in Lviv. There are apparently birth records kept there for
1816-1876, death records for various periods between 1805 and 1942, and
other material such as school records. My question is specifically on
Zbaraz, though of course experiences in gaining access to records >from other
towns of former eastern Galicia may also be very relevant.

There are also records for Zbaraz held in Ternopil (Tarnopol) -- the ZAGS
archives, covering mainly the 1920s and 1930s. I have heard these are not
easy to get into. If anyone has had any positive experiences with the
Ternopil archives, for records >from Zbaraz or other towns in the area, it
would be interesting to hear of them.



Tony Kahane
London, UK
Reply to: <kahane@poptel.org>

Interested in: KAHANE, BALIN/BALLIN, SCHAPU/SZAPU, ZELAZNIK, ENGEL,
ZARKOWER (all Zbaraz)


Gesher Galicia SIG #Galicia Records for Zbaraz held in Lviv and Ternopil #galicia

Tony Kahane <kahane@...>
 

I am relatively new to the Galicia SIG discussion group, and I apologize if
this matter has been discussed before. I did see Mark Halpern's comments in
his posting to the SIG of 29 July 2004, on "Records >from the State Archive
of Ternopol Oblast", which is relevant to the second part of this question.

I would be grateful to hear of anyone's experiences and possible success in
obtaining access to records for Zbaraz >from the Central State Archive of the
Ukraine in Lviv. There are apparently birth records kept there for
1816-1876, death records for various periods between 1805 and 1942, and
other material such as school records. My question is specifically on
Zbaraz, though of course experiences in gaining access to records >from other
towns of former eastern Galicia may also be very relevant.

There are also records for Zbaraz held in Ternopil (Tarnopol) -- the ZAGS
archives, covering mainly the 1920s and 1930s. I have heard these are not
easy to get into. If anyone has had any positive experiences with the
Ternopil archives, for records >from Zbaraz or other towns in the area, it
would be interesting to hear of them.



Tony Kahane
London, UK
Reply to: <kahane@poptel.org>

Interested in: KAHANE, BALIN/BALLIN, SCHAPU/SZAPU, ZELAZNIK, ENGEL,
ZARKOWER (all Zbaraz)


Sweden #poland

Daniel Kazez <dkazez@...>
 

What we have typed is a collection of over 300 loose pages of typed
material, >from the collection of the American Jewish Archives in Cincinnati,
Ohio. The archives does not allow public posting of the actual graphic
images, so I cannot share a copy. If anyone would like to see what a sample
page looks like, let me know and I can send out a jpg directly (but I cannot
put it on the web for public viewing).

I have seen a book of Holocaust survivors in Sweden, at Yad VaShem. It may be
the same as what you have.

Israel Pickholtz

Quoting JRI-Poland digest <jri-pl@lyris.jewishgen.org>:

I offer below an update on a project to type a huge list of Holocaust
survivors >from Poland--persons who were in Sweden after the War
........................................................
Daniel Kazez <dkazez@wittenberg.edu>
Professor of Music / Wittenberg University / Springfield, Ohio USA
Poland: TALMAN, ENGLANDER, JURKIEWICZ, STRAUSBERG, KIFER, BRODA, SZEWCZYK,
LEWKOWICZ, SZPALTYN, OFMAN, ZYLBERBERG, KRZEPICKI, LUKS, MOSZKOWICZ, STROZ,
SZWIMER, GUTMAN, PESACH, FEYNER/FEINER/FAYNER, BORZYKOWSKI, SZEWCZYK,
SZWARCBERG, HILLER, FEDERMAN, WAJSHAUS, WAJSBERG, GELBART, FINGERHUT,
PLOTEK, FAJWLEWICZ, SZKLARCZYK, WAJCENBLUT, KRZESOWICZ/KRESOWICZ
http://userpages.wittenberg.edu/dkazez/fam/ent/


JRI Poland #Poland Sweden #poland

Daniel Kazez <dkazez@...>
 

What we have typed is a collection of over 300 loose pages of typed
material, >from the collection of the American Jewish Archives in Cincinnati,
Ohio. The archives does not allow public posting of the actual graphic
images, so I cannot share a copy. If anyone would like to see what a sample
page looks like, let me know and I can send out a jpg directly (but I cannot
put it on the web for public viewing).

I have seen a book of Holocaust survivors in Sweden, at Yad VaShem. It may be
the same as what you have.

Israel Pickholtz

Quoting JRI-Poland digest <jri-pl@lyris.jewishgen.org>:

I offer below an update on a project to type a huge list of Holocaust
survivors >from Poland--persons who were in Sweden after the War
........................................................
Daniel Kazez <dkazez@wittenberg.edu>
Professor of Music / Wittenberg University / Springfield, Ohio USA
Poland: TALMAN, ENGLANDER, JURKIEWICZ, STRAUSBERG, KIFER, BRODA, SZEWCZYK,
LEWKOWICZ, SZPALTYN, OFMAN, ZYLBERBERG, KRZEPICKI, LUKS, MOSZKOWICZ, STROZ,
SZWIMER, GUTMAN, PESACH, FEYNER/FEINER/FAYNER, BORZYKOWSKI, SZEWCZYK,
SZWARCBERG, HILLER, FEDERMAN, WAJSHAUS, WAJSBERG, GELBART, FINGERHUT,
PLOTEK, FAJWLEWICZ, SZKLARCZYK, WAJCENBLUT, KRZESOWICZ/KRESOWICZ
http://userpages.wittenberg.edu/dkazez/fam/ent/


Translation needed #poland

Annette Young
 

I hope someone will be able to translate 2 documents
VM4672 & VM4673 which are a 2 page marriage document of 1813 for
Abraham Meyer Kohen of Plock
written in Polish.
Am able to decipher some of the first page but the second page has me
baffled
Please respond directly to me.
Thanks,
Annette Young
granynet@earthlink.net
http//www.data.jewishgen.org.viewmate/all/index.htp


JRI Poland #Poland Translation needed #poland

Annette Young
 

I hope someone will be able to translate 2 documents
VM4672 & VM4673 which are a 2 page marriage document of 1813 for
Abraham Meyer Kohen of Plock
written in Polish.
Am able to decipher some of the first page but the second page has me
baffled
Please respond directly to me.
Thanks,
Annette Young
granynet@earthlink.net
http//www.data.jewishgen.org.viewmate/all/index.htp


JRI-PL's Stanley Diamond to speak at JGSNY September 12 meeting #poland

Gloria Berkenstat <gitl_leah@...>
 

On Sunday, September 12th at 2 pm, the Jewish
Genealogical Society of New York will present Stanley
M. Diamond, founder of Jewish Records Indexing-Poland
(JRI-Poland), a project to index the Jewish records
in Poland.

He will discuss how he has combined genetic, medical and
genealogical research in documenting the
Beta-Thalassemia trait in his extended family and the
different methods and special responsibilities
involved in this research.

Stanley Diamond began his genealogical research to
document the incidence of the Beta-Thalassemia trait
that causes an inherited blood disorder that can cause
anemia. His interest in genealogical research related
genetics was instrumental in the creation of
JRI-Poland.

The meetings of the Jewish Genealogical Society of New
York take place at the Center for Jewish History
located at 15 West 16th Street between 5th and 6th
Avenues. The Center's Genealogy Institute will be
open >from 12:30 to 2:00 on September 12th for
networking with other researchers and access to
resource materials and computers.

There is no entry fee for JGSNY members; the fee for
non-members is $3.

For more information contact the Jewish Genealogical
Society at info@jgsny.org or call 212-294-8326.

Gloria Berkenstat Freund
New York, NY
Program VP JGSNY


JRI Poland #Poland JRI-PL's Stanley Diamond to speak at JGSNY September 12 meeting #poland

Gloria Berkenstat <gitl_leah@...>
 

On Sunday, September 12th at 2 pm, the Jewish
Genealogical Society of New York will present Stanley
M. Diamond, founder of Jewish Records Indexing-Poland
(JRI-Poland), a project to index the Jewish records
in Poland.

He will discuss how he has combined genetic, medical and
genealogical research in documenting the
Beta-Thalassemia trait in his extended family and the
different methods and special responsibilities
involved in this research.

Stanley Diamond began his genealogical research to
document the incidence of the Beta-Thalassemia trait
that causes an inherited blood disorder that can cause
anemia. His interest in genealogical research related
genetics was instrumental in the creation of
JRI-Poland.

The meetings of the Jewish Genealogical Society of New
York take place at the Center for Jewish History
located at 15 West 16th Street between 5th and 6th
Avenues. The Center's Genealogy Institute will be
open >from 12:30 to 2:00 on September 12th for
networking with other researchers and access to
resource materials and computers.

There is no entry fee for JGSNY members; the fee for
non-members is $3.

For more information contact the Jewish Genealogical
Society at info@jgsny.org or call 212-294-8326.

Gloria Berkenstat Freund
New York, NY
Program VP JGSNY


Thank you for Zetler info #belarus

Susan Goldsmith
 

I appreciate the immediate response to my Zetler Benevolent question.
Thank you!
Best,
Susan Goldsmith
Piedmont CA


Belarus SIG #Belarus Thank you for Zetler info #belarus

Susan Goldsmith
 

I appreciate the immediate response to my Zetler Benevolent question.
Thank you!
Best,
Susan Goldsmith
Piedmont CA


John Sebastian HECHT #unitedkingdom

Pierre Hahn <pierre28@...>
 

I am looking for information on John Sebastian HECHT born 30 March 1871
(Father Edward HECHT, Mother Rebeca MERTON). Did he marry, where and when
did he die ?

He had two sisters Adelaide (b abt 1870) and Dora Emily (b 13 Jul 1872) - I
also have no further information on them.

Any help will be appreciated

Pierre M. Hahn, San Francisco


JCR-UK SIG #UnitedKingdom John Sebastian HECHT #unitedkingdom

Pierre Hahn <pierre28@...>
 

I am looking for information on John Sebastian HECHT born 30 March 1871
(Father Edward HECHT, Mother Rebeca MERTON). Did he marry, where and when
did he die ?

He had two sisters Adelaide (b abt 1870) and Dora Emily (b 13 Jul 1872) - I
also have no further information on them.

Any help will be appreciated

Pierre M. Hahn, San Francisco