Date   

Rabbinic Genealogy SIG #Rabbinic Chasan Sofer #rabbinic

Bernard Weill
 

Dear colleagues

Was the chasan sofer related to the Chasam Sofer? Also, did the
cheshev sofer or daas sofer author seforim on the Chumash?

B Weill


Chasan Sofer #rabbinic

Bernard Weill
 

Dear colleagues

Was the chasan sofer related to the Chasam Sofer? Also, did the
cheshev sofer or daas sofer author seforim on the Chumash?

B Weill


Rabbinic Genealogy SIG #Rabbinic Details re: Crown rabbi PUMPIANSKI? #rabbinic

Richard Pompian <rpompian@...>
 

A brief article about Russian government rabbi and author Aaron Elijah ben
Aryeh Loeb PUMPIANSKI was included in the Jewish Encyclopedia of 1914. He
was born at Wilna in 1835 and died at Riga April 26, 1893. He graduated
from the rabbinical school in Wilna in 1859. He was government rabbi of
Ponevezh, government of Kovno, 1861-1873, and then of Riga >from 1873 till
his death. The JE article lists his publications and sources for the
article. Does anyone have any additional information about this person,
particularly data regarding parents, spouse and descendents (if any), other
names by which he might have been known, and where he was buried?
Alternately or in addition, is anyone aware of a listing (probably Imperial
Russian) of government rabbis in Lithuania and/or Latvia. Thank you.
Richard Pompian
rpompian@...


Details re: Crown rabbi PUMPIANSKI? #rabbinic

Richard Pompian <rpompian@...>
 

A brief article about Russian government rabbi and author Aaron Elijah ben
Aryeh Loeb PUMPIANSKI was included in the Jewish Encyclopedia of 1914. He
was born at Wilna in 1835 and died at Riga April 26, 1893. He graduated
from the rabbinical school in Wilna in 1859. He was government rabbi of
Ponevezh, government of Kovno, 1861-1873, and then of Riga >from 1873 till
his death. The JE article lists his publications and sources for the
article. Does anyone have any additional information about this person,
particularly data regarding parents, spouse and descendents (if any), other
names by which he might have been known, and where he was buried?
Alternately or in addition, is anyone aware of a listing (probably Imperial
Russian) of government rabbis in Lithuania and/or Latvia. Thank you.
Richard Pompian
rpompian@...


Rabbinic Genealogy SIG #Rabbinic RE: Kevarim of the Ta"Z and Be'er HaGolah #rabbinic

Mordechai Perlman
 

Benjamin Gabriel Gelman <benjamin.gelman@...> wrote:

I am trying to find out if the kevarim of the Ta"Z (R' David HaLevi) and the
Be'er HaGolah (R' Moshe Rivkes) are still intact, where they are buried, and
if there are any photographs of their kevarim.
The Taz was buried in Lvov (Lemberg), now in Ukraine. The cemetery
was destroyed in WWII. The Be'er HaGolah was buried in Vilna. At some time,
the Russians were planning to convert that cemetery into a park. Thereupon,
a number of Chabad Chassidim took upon themselves the task of transferring
as many graves as they could to a new location. A number of famous people
were moved, namely the Gra, his wife, daughter, the Chayyei Adam, the ashes
of the Vilna Ger Tzeddek, and Rav Chayim Ozer Grodzenski were moved. If any
other graves were moved, I don't know. If the Be'er HaGolah was not moved,
his grave is now unknown.

It is probable that Agudath Israel of America has information on
this and similar topics because Rabbi Chaskel Besser zt"l was the
Presidential advisor on Jewish graves in Europe. The phone number of Agudath
Israel in New York is (212) 797-9000.

Mordechai Perlman


Re: Kevarim of the Ta"Z and Be'er HaGolah #rabbinic

Mordechai Perlman
 

Benjamin Gabriel Gelman <benjamin.gelman@...> wrote:

I am trying to find out if the kevarim of the Ta"Z (R' David HaLevi) and the
Be'er HaGolah (R' Moshe Rivkes) are still intact, where they are buried, and
if there are any photographs of their kevarim.
The Taz was buried in Lvov (Lemberg), now in Ukraine. The cemetery
was destroyed in WWII. The Be'er HaGolah was buried in Vilna. At some time,
the Russians were planning to convert that cemetery into a park. Thereupon,
a number of Chabad Chassidim took upon themselves the task of transferring
as many graves as they could to a new location. A number of famous people
were moved, namely the Gra, his wife, daughter, the Chayyei Adam, the ashes
of the Vilna Ger Tzeddek, and Rav Chayim Ozer Grodzenski were moved. If any
other graves were moved, I don't know. If the Be'er HaGolah was not moved,
his grave is now unknown.

It is probable that Agudath Israel of America has information on
this and similar topics because Rabbi Chaskel Besser zt"l was the
Presidential advisor on Jewish graves in Europe. The phone number of Agudath
Israel in New York is (212) 797-9000.

Mordechai Perlman


Re: FamilyTreeDNA: All the results for Y-DNA, MTDNA and familyfinder #dna

Marsha Epstein <marsha.epstein@...>
 

Everyone who submits a sample to Family Tree DNA is supposed to have a
backup email address. If you email their names to
info@... , they may be able to forward your email to the
backup email address. If you are part of a DNA surname group, the
group administrator can do that also.
Marsha Epstein
Los Angeles
Co-Administrator of the Epstein Surname DNA Project at FTDNA
Researching EPSTEIN, RABKIN, BERESKIN, BRISKIN >from Babruysk, Belarus,
WALDMAN, STIRLISKA and SVERDLOV >from Kornin, Ukraine and SALITRANIK

from Izyaslav, Ukraine
I complained about the people to whom I have very close match, but who not
answer my mails.


DNA Research #DNA Re: FamilyTreeDNA: All the results for Y-DNA, MTDNA and familyfinder #dna

Marsha Epstein <marsha.epstein@...>
 

Everyone who submits a sample to Family Tree DNA is supposed to have a
backup email address. If you email their names to
info@... , they may be able to forward your email to the
backup email address. If you are part of a DNA surname group, the
group administrator can do that also.
Marsha Epstein
Los Angeles
Co-Administrator of the Epstein Surname DNA Project at FTDNA
Researching EPSTEIN, RABKIN, BERESKIN, BRISKIN >from Babruysk, Belarus,
WALDMAN, STIRLISKA and SVERDLOV >from Kornin, Ukraine and SALITRANIK

from Izyaslav, Ukraine
I complained about the people to whom I have very close match, but who not
answer my mails.


#Ciechanow #Poland Shtetlinks Course will begin Dec 1 #ciechanow #poland

Phyllis Kramer
 

Do you have a lot of genealogical material to share and want to put it
on the web, but don't know how? Have you waited for someone to create
a ShtetLinks site for your town, but no one has? Do it yourself!

If you have basic computer skills, that's all you need to start making
web pages. We will use a free, downloadable, simple-to-use web page
editor to create our pages so you don't have to buy expensive
software. This editor runs on both PCs (all versions of Windows) and
Macs (OS X 10.2 or later), so practically everyone will be able to use
it.

Requirements:

1) You must have basic computer skills such as knowing how to click on
hyperlinks and how to "copy and paste" text using a computer mouse,
etc.

2) You must be comfortable with using a web browser like Internet
Explorer or Safari, and with using a word processing program like
Microsoft Word or WordPerfect. You don't have to be an expert, just
someone who has used those programs or programs like them.

3) And you'll need about 4-5 hours each week to read the lessons and
practice making web pages

The tuition is $36 and you can pay online by clicking on the Enroll
Link on the education page at www.jewishgen.org/education. You can pay
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please email JewishGen-Education@...

Phyllis Kramer
V.P.Education, JewishGen Inc.
Education Website: http://www.jewishgen.org/education
phylliskramer1@...


Shtetlinks Course will begin Dec 1 #ciechanow #poland

Phyllis Kramer
 

Do you have a lot of genealogical material to share and want to put it
on the web, but don't know how? Have you waited for someone to create
a ShtetLinks site for your town, but no one has? Do it yourself!

If you have basic computer skills, that's all you need to start making
web pages. We will use a free, downloadable, simple-to-use web page
editor to create our pages so you don't have to buy expensive
software. This editor runs on both PCs (all versions of Windows) and
Macs (OS X 10.2 or later), so practically everyone will be able to use
it.

Requirements:

1) You must have basic computer skills such as knowing how to click on
hyperlinks and how to "copy and paste" text using a computer mouse,
etc.

2) You must be comfortable with using a web browser like Internet
Explorer or Safari, and with using a word processing program like
Microsoft Word or WordPerfect. You don't have to be an expert, just
someone who has used those programs or programs like them.

3) And you'll need about 4-5 hours each week to read the lessons and
practice making web pages

The tuition is $36 and you can pay online by clicking on the Enroll
Link on the education page at www.jewishgen.org/education. You can pay
online with our secure credit card system. If you have any questions,
please email JewishGen-Education@...

Phyllis Kramer
V.P.Education, JewishGen Inc.
Education Website: http://www.jewishgen.org/education
phylliskramer1@...


Ukraine SIG #Ukraine Shtetlinks Course will begin Dec 1 #ukraine

Phyllis Kramer
 

Do you have a lot of genealogical material to share and want to put it
on the web, but don't know how? Have you waited for someone to create
a ShtetLinks site for your town, but no one has? Do it yourself!

If you have basic computer skills, that's all you need to start making
web pages. We will use a free, downloadable, simple-to-use web page
editor to create our pages so you don't have to buy expensive
software. This editor runs on both PCs (all versions of Windows) and
Macs (OS X 10.2 or later), so practically everyone will be able to use
it.

Requirements:

1) You must have basic computer skills such as knowing how to click on
hyperlinks and how to "copy and paste" text using a computer mouse,
etc.

2) You must be comfortable with using a web browser like Internet
Explorer or Safari, and with using a word processing program like
Microsoft Word or WordPerfect. You don't have to be an expert, just
someone who has used those programs or programs like them.

3) And you'll need about 4-5 hours each week to read the lessons and
practice making web pages

The tuition is $36 and you can pay online by clicking on the Enroll
Link on the education page at www.jewishgen.org/education. You can pay
online with our secure credit card system. If you have any questions,
please email JewishGen-Education@...

Phyllis Kramer
V.P.Education, JewishGen Inc.
Education Website: http://www.jewishgen.org/education
phylliskramer1@...


Shtetlinks Course will begin Dec 1 #ukraine

Phyllis Kramer
 

Do you have a lot of genealogical material to share and want to put it
on the web, but don't know how? Have you waited for someone to create
a ShtetLinks site for your town, but no one has? Do it yourself!

If you have basic computer skills, that's all you need to start making
web pages. We will use a free, downloadable, simple-to-use web page
editor to create our pages so you don't have to buy expensive
software. This editor runs on both PCs (all versions of Windows) and
Macs (OS X 10.2 or later), so practically everyone will be able to use
it.

Requirements:

1) You must have basic computer skills such as knowing how to click on
hyperlinks and how to "copy and paste" text using a computer mouse,
etc.

2) You must be comfortable with using a web browser like Internet
Explorer or Safari, and with using a word processing program like
Microsoft Word or WordPerfect. You don't have to be an expert, just
someone who has used those programs or programs like them.

3) And you'll need about 4-5 hours each week to read the lessons and
practice making web pages

The tuition is $36 and you can pay online by clicking on the Enroll
Link on the education page at www.jewishgen.org/education. You can pay
online with our secure credit card system. If you have any questions,
please email JewishGen-Education@...

Phyllis Kramer
V.P.Education, JewishGen Inc.
Education Website: http://www.jewishgen.org/education
phylliskramer1@...


Warszawa Research Group #Warsaw #Poland Annual Horowitz Family Meeting Invitation #warsaw #poland

webmaster@...
 

(For Hebrew go to http://bit.ly/cMOvzh)

Hi all,

This year the Annual Hanukkah Meeting, Conference and Seminar will be
taking place on December 06, 2010 - 29 Kislev 5771, at our base in
The Bible Museum, 16 Rothschild Boulevard, Tel Aviv 66881, Israel.

At 5:00pm we will start by opening the Horowitz Library so visitors
can review all the books and written material stored about the Horowitz Family.
Everyone is encouraged to bring a copy of any written material or the
Shorashim work done by kids at school, to be donated to the library.

At 6:00pm we will start our annual board meeting

At 7:00pm we will lite the Hanukkah candle, sing some songs, and will
hear 2 lectures:
- The Hororwitz Family in the town of Chenstochova, by Gabriel Horowitz
- Jung's in Misketer Batia settlement by Itzhak Ish-Horowitz.

Afterward we will watch some movie clips >from the actress Winona
Rider (Horowitz).
All members and family are welcome to come and participate.
Please send this invitation to all Horowitzers you know !!!!!


Daniel Horowitz
Horowitz Families Association Webmaster
http://www.HorowitzAssociation.org
daniel@...


Annual Horowitz Family Meeting Invitation #warsaw #poland

webmaster@...
 

(For Hebrew go to http://bit.ly/cMOvzh)

Hi all,

This year the Annual Hanukkah Meeting, Conference and Seminar will be
taking place on December 06, 2010 - 29 Kislev 5771, at our base in
The Bible Museum, 16 Rothschild Boulevard, Tel Aviv 66881, Israel.

At 5:00pm we will start by opening the Horowitz Library so visitors
can review all the books and written material stored about the Horowitz Family.
Everyone is encouraged to bring a copy of any written material or the
Shorashim work done by kids at school, to be donated to the library.

At 6:00pm we will start our annual board meeting

At 7:00pm we will lite the Hanukkah candle, sing some songs, and will
hear 2 lectures:
- The Hororwitz Family in the town of Chenstochova, by Gabriel Horowitz
- Jung's in Misketer Batia settlement by Itzhak Ish-Horowitz.

Afterward we will watch some movie clips >from the actress Winona
Rider (Horowitz).
All members and family are welcome to come and participate.
Please send this invitation to all Horowitzers you know !!!!!


Daniel Horowitz
Horowitz Families Association Webmaster
http://www.HorowitzAssociation.org
daniel@...


Yiddish Theatre and Vadeville #YiddishTheatre Shtetlinks Course will begin Dec 1 #yiddish

bounce-2127993-772983@...
 

Do you have a lot of genealogical material to share and want to put it
on the web, but don't know how? Have you waited for someone to create
a ShtetLinks site for your town, but no one has? Do it yourself!

If you have basic computer skills, that's all you need to start making
web pages. We will use a free, downloadable, simple-to-use web page
editor to create our pages so you don't have to buy expensive
software. This editor runs on both PCs (all versions of Windows) and
Macs (OS X 10.2 or later), so practically everyone will be able to use
it.

Requirements:

1) You must have basic computer skills such as knowing how to click on
hyperlinks and how to "copy and paste" text using a computer mouse,
etc.

2) You must be comfortable with using a web browser like Internet
Explorer or Safari, and with using a word processing program like
Microsoft Word or WordPerfect. You don't have to be an expert, just
someone who has used those programs or programs like them.

3) And you'll need about 4-5 hours each week to read the lessons and
practice making web pages

The tuition is $36 and you can pay online by clicking on the Enroll
Link on the education page at www.jewishgen.org/education. You can pay
online with our secure credit card system. If you have any questions,
please email JewishGen-Education@...

Phyllis Kramer
V.P.Education, JewishGen Inc.
Education Website: http://www.jewishgen.org/education
phylliskramer1@...


Shtetlinks Course will begin Dec 1 #yiddish

bounce-2127993-772983@...
 

Do you have a lot of genealogical material to share and want to put it
on the web, but don't know how? Have you waited for someone to create
a ShtetLinks site for your town, but no one has? Do it yourself!

If you have basic computer skills, that's all you need to start making
web pages. We will use a free, downloadable, simple-to-use web page
editor to create our pages so you don't have to buy expensive
software. This editor runs on both PCs (all versions of Windows) and
Macs (OS X 10.2 or later), so practically everyone will be able to use
it.

Requirements:

1) You must have basic computer skills such as knowing how to click on
hyperlinks and how to "copy and paste" text using a computer mouse,
etc.

2) You must be comfortable with using a web browser like Internet
Explorer or Safari, and with using a word processing program like
Microsoft Word or WordPerfect. You don't have to be an expert, just
someone who has used those programs or programs like them.

3) And you'll need about 4-5 hours each week to read the lessons and
practice making web pages

The tuition is $36 and you can pay online by clicking on the Enroll
Link on the education page at www.jewishgen.org/education. You can pay
online with our secure credit card system. If you have any questions,
please email JewishGen-Education@...

Phyllis Kramer
V.P.Education, JewishGen Inc.
Education Website: http://www.jewishgen.org/education
phylliskramer1@...


Ukraine SIG #Ukraine Update to Kovel shtetlink site #ukraine

bruce.drake@...
 

I have made another update to the Kovel site with an additional page of
photos.

You can find it among the photo links under "album four." Here is the direct
link.

http://bit.ly/b2N4iW

A number of the photos have captions in either Hebrew or Yiddish which I am
in the process of trying to get translated. However, if any members want to
take a look and volunteer a translation, I'd be grateful. You can reply to
me privately on that.

Bruce Drake
Silver Spring, Md.


Update to Kovel shtetlink site #ukraine

bruce.drake@...
 

I have made another update to the Kovel site with an additional page of
photos.

You can find it among the photo links under "album four." Here is the direct
link.

http://bit.ly/b2N4iW

A number of the photos have captions in either Hebrew or Yiddish which I am
in the process of trying to get translated. However, if any members want to
take a look and volunteer a translation, I'd be grateful. You can reply to
me privately on that.

Bruce Drake
Silver Spring, Md.


An American Jewish - German Email Newsletter #germany

edubow@...
 

Dear GerSIG Members:

I have a free offer that you should take me up on.

I am sure that many of you while having an interest in German-Jewish
genealogy also wish there was an easy way to follow contemporary American
Jewish – German relations.

Germany has the fastest growing Jewish population in Europe and is of
critical importance to Jewish political interests.

In 2008, after serving as a staff member of AJC for many years (I’m still a
Senior Advisor) I had the honor of being the Founding Director of the AJC
Berlin Office. Realizing that there was a void, I decided to start putting
out an Internet newsletter on the subject of American Jewish – German
relations. It began as a small project and now has grown to a mailing list
of over 1400. I get a lot of positive feedback so occasionally I try to
expand the number of readers. It is for this purpose I’m writing to you.

Immodestly, I call my e-publication DuBow Digest (DD). I actually write and
pay for the e-mailing myself and have enough chutzpah to think people like
to read it. Knowing of your interest in the issues that interest GERSig
members, I thought you might like to receive it. Incidentally, I put it out
twice a month. It has no ads, no requests, no nothing! Just news and views!

Therefore, to receive it all you have to do is to e-mail me at
dubowdigest@... with your name and e-mail address

If you decide you want to be on my mailing list I hope you will read, enjoy
and learn >from DD. If you have any questions, please drop me a note.

My best regards, Eugene (Gene) DuBow, South Nyack, NY edubow@...


German SIG #Germany An American Jewish - German Email Newsletter #germany

edubow@...
 

Dear GerSIG Members:

I have a free offer that you should take me up on.

I am sure that many of you while having an interest in German-Jewish
genealogy also wish there was an easy way to follow contemporary American
Jewish – German relations.

Germany has the fastest growing Jewish population in Europe and is of
critical importance to Jewish political interests.

In 2008, after serving as a staff member of AJC for many years (I’m still a
Senior Advisor) I had the honor of being the Founding Director of the AJC
Berlin Office. Realizing that there was a void, I decided to start putting
out an Internet newsletter on the subject of American Jewish – German
relations. It began as a small project and now has grown to a mailing list
of over 1400. I get a lot of positive feedback so occasionally I try to
expand the number of readers. It is for this purpose I’m writing to you.

Immodestly, I call my e-publication DuBow Digest (DD). I actually write and
pay for the e-mailing myself and have enough chutzpah to think people like
to read it. Knowing of your interest in the issues that interest GERSig
members, I thought you might like to receive it. Incidentally, I put it out
twice a month. It has no ads, no requests, no nothing! Just news and views!

Therefore, to receive it all you have to do is to e-mail me at
dubowdigest@... with your name and e-mail address

If you decide you want to be on my mailing list I hope you will read, enjoy
and learn >from DD. If you have any questions, please drop me a note.

My best regards, Eugene (Gene) DuBow, South Nyack, NY edubow@...