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Lithuania SIG #Lithuania Re: schwabe gymnasium query #lithuania

tessa.rajak@...
 

Schwabe's, as it was known, got to be thus named after its first
headmaster. This was Moshe Schwabe, a Classical scholar, Hebraist and
Zionist >from Germany, who was brought as a young man to Kovno to run the
school - I'm not sure whether he actually established it. After a few
successful years (the dates need checking) he headed off to Palestine,
where he became in due course Professor of Classics in the Hebrew
University and a distinguished epigrapher, who published, among other
things, the inscriptions of the Beth She'arim tombs. The school gained,
in the two decades of its existence (how poignantly short) a reputation
as the star in the firmament of the Hebrew medium gymnasia of Lithuania
(and of course such schools grew up, to a lesser extent, elsewhere
too), with a remarkably high standard of education across the board. I
once heard it called 'the Eton of Lithuania'! (so you should be very
proud!). the combination of expertise, dedication and passion
involved is extraordinary, when you the think that textbooks and
syllabuses had to be created in modern Hebrew >from scratch, and that
parents as well as pupils needed - and got - basic education in the
language. A famous alumna was the Israeli poetess Leah Goldberg.

One can visit the school's last building in Kovno. It has been a
Lithuanian nursery school in recent times and it now has a plaque on it.
There were several alumni reunions in Israel during the eighties and
nineties. But apologies if all this is familiar territory.

The story of the school is told, in a series of essays, in a Hebrew
volume called Heikhal She-shakah (A Shrine That Has Sunk - or better,
perhaps, The Lost Shrine), ed. J. Jablokovski, Tel Aviv, 1962. This has
photographs, testimonies etc. I am contemplating re-telling it, in the
first instance for the Litvak SIG website. I'd welcome views as to
whether this would be of interest. A translation of the book is also
something to consider.

Prof Tessa Rajak
London and Oxford, UK



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Subject: Schwabe School
From: "Ted Ashkenazy" <tia@...>
Date: Sun, 14 Nov 2010 11:45:42 -0500
X-Message-Number: 1
I attended Schwabe gymnasium in Kovno (Kaunas), as did many other. I
never
knew what that name "Schwabe" meant. Obviously it was named after
somebody.
Who was that person?


Re: schwabe gymnasium query #lithuania

tessa.rajak@...
 

Schwabe's, as it was known, got to be thus named after its first
headmaster. This was Moshe Schwabe, a Classical scholar, Hebraist and
Zionist >from Germany, who was brought as a young man to Kovno to run the
school - I'm not sure whether he actually established it. After a few
successful years (the dates need checking) he headed off to Palestine,
where he became in due course Professor of Classics in the Hebrew
University and a distinguished epigrapher, who published, among other
things, the inscriptions of the Beth She'arim tombs. The school gained,
in the two decades of its existence (how poignantly short) a reputation
as the star in the firmament of the Hebrew medium gymnasia of Lithuania
(and of course such schools grew up, to a lesser extent, elsewhere
too), with a remarkably high standard of education across the board. I
once heard it called 'the Eton of Lithuania'! (so you should be very
proud!). the combination of expertise, dedication and passion
involved is extraordinary, when you the think that textbooks and
syllabuses had to be created in modern Hebrew >from scratch, and that
parents as well as pupils needed - and got - basic education in the
language. A famous alumna was the Israeli poetess Leah Goldberg.

One can visit the school's last building in Kovno. It has been a
Lithuanian nursery school in recent times and it now has a plaque on it.
There were several alumni reunions in Israel during the eighties and
nineties. But apologies if all this is familiar territory.

The story of the school is told, in a series of essays, in a Hebrew
volume called Heikhal She-shakah (A Shrine That Has Sunk - or better,
perhaps, The Lost Shrine), ed. J. Jablokovski, Tel Aviv, 1962. This has
photographs, testimonies etc. I am contemplating re-telling it, in the
first instance for the Litvak SIG website. I'd welcome views as to
whether this would be of interest. A translation of the book is also
something to consider.

Prof Tessa Rajak
London and Oxford, UK



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Subject: Schwabe School
From: "Ted Ashkenazy" <tia@...>
Date: Sun, 14 Nov 2010 11:45:42 -0500
X-Message-Number: 1
I attended Schwabe gymnasium in Kovno (Kaunas), as did many other. I
never
knew what that name "Schwabe" meant. Obviously it was named after
somebody.
Who was that person?


Holocaust Program in Northern New Jersey - of Special Interest to Bialystokers #poland

Bialystoker
 

Dr. Harry Lew, an Ophthalmologist >from Australia, is the author of "The
Stories Our Parents Found too Painful to Tell," a translation of the
Yiddish-language Yizkor Book "The Annihilation of Bialystok Jewry" written
by Bialystok survivor Rafael Rajzner. For more information on the book,
please see http://www.shtetlinks.jewishgen.org/BialyGen/LewBook.htm.

Dr. Lew will be in Northern New Jersey on Tuesday, November 23 at 7 pm
to discuss his book and how he brought the book to life. The talk will be
at the Alex Aidekman Family Jewish Community Campus, 901 Route 10, Whippany,
NJ and is sponsored by the Holocaust Council of MetroWest. See
http://www.ujcnj.org/page.aspx?ID=28335 for directions to this facility.

Dr. Lew will be introduced by Professor Rebecca Kobrin, author of the
recently published book, "Jewish Bialystok and its Diaspora." Rebecca
Kobrin is the Russell and Bettina Knapp Assistant Professor of American
Jewish History at Columbia University. She was a speaker at the 2009 IAJGS
Conference on Jewish Genealogy in Philadelphia and has spoken at a number
of Jewish Genealogical Societies about Landsmanschaften and their
connections to the old country. Her new book is about Bialystok and its
migrant communities in the US, Canada, Israel, Australia, South America,
and throughout Europe.

Mark Halpern
BIALYGen Coordinator


BialyGen: Bialystok Region #Bialystok #Poland Holocaust Program in Northern New Jersey - of Special Interest to Bialystokers #poland

Bialystoker
 

Dr. Harry Lew, an Ophthalmologist >from Australia, is the author of "The
Stories Our Parents Found too Painful to Tell," a translation of the
Yiddish-language Yizkor Book "The Annihilation of Bialystok Jewry" written
by Bialystok survivor Rafael Rajzner. For more information on the book,
please see http://www.shtetlinks.jewishgen.org/BialyGen/LewBook.htm.

Dr. Lew will be in Northern New Jersey on Tuesday, November 23 at 7 pm
to discuss his book and how he brought the book to life. The talk will be
at the Alex Aidekman Family Jewish Community Campus, 901 Route 10, Whippany,
NJ and is sponsored by the Holocaust Council of MetroWest. See
http://www.ujcnj.org/page.aspx?ID=28335 for directions to this facility.

Dr. Lew will be introduced by Professor Rebecca Kobrin, author of the
recently published book, "Jewish Bialystok and its Diaspora." Rebecca
Kobrin is the Russell and Bettina Knapp Assistant Professor of American
Jewish History at Columbia University. She was a speaker at the 2009 IAJGS
Conference on Jewish Genealogy in Philadelphia and has spoken at a number
of Jewish Genealogical Societies about Landsmanschaften and their
connections to the old country. Her new book is about Bialystok and its
migrant communities in the US, Canada, Israel, Australia, South America,
and throughout Europe.

Mark Halpern
BIALYGen Coordinator


Ukraine SIG #Ukraine Moldova National Archive lists of Bessarabian Jews at USHMM #ukraine

epk13@...
 

Hello,

Has anyone had success locating or using the original Romanian documents >from the Moldova National Archives described in the US Holocaust Memorial Museum's Name Lists Catalog?

http://resources.ushmm.org/Holocaust-Names/List-Catalog/

At this site, I clicked on "Simple Search" at the top of the page, then typed in "Orhei" and checked the box for the variant name search. An impressive list of official documents holding information about the fate of Bessarabian Jews during the war appeared, most >from RG-54.001M, National Archives of Moldova.

Among several lists of Bessarabian Jews in camps, ghettos, or deported to Transnistria, I find this one for Orhei, for example: "List of Jewish residents >from Orhei city between the age of 1-15 years old" created by the Orhei Police Department, 2 pages of "moderately legible text" in Romanian.

Details of this record includes these notes:

"List indicates gender and age. Although the word ghetto is not mention all the Jews >from orhei were in the ghetto and later most of them deported to Transnistria."

There is also a list of those between 16 and 60, which "indicates gender, profession, age, if valid for work or not, and street name. Although the list does not indicates that they are in the ghetto, the previous page indicates the number of those valid to work >from the Orhei ghetto. (An easily legible text of 7 pages)."

And this one: "Lists of Jews in various Bessarabian towns and camps: Tighina camp [present-day Bendery] (65 names + 88 names 72 names + 76 names), Bolgrad (5 names) and Orhei (5 names + 131 names + 120 names + 310 names + 58 names + 99 names + 15 names + 19 names + 3 names + 78 names + 95 names + 117 names + 6 names)."

(I would include the link to these items here, but when I copy and paste them to test them, they take me nowhere. I am not sure why this should be. Perhaps I simply do not know how to use the USHMM archives?)

The Museum offers this note about the Moldova National Archives, Chisinau (Kishinev) records:

"USHMM Archives assigns the title to this collection: 'Moldova National Archives, Chisinau, records, [microform]' (24 microfilm reels ; 35 mm.), and a finding aid to the whole collection is located at the U. S. Holocaust Memorial Museum Archives reference desk."

While the lists look as if they hold crucial information, I wonder if anyone has actually been able to use them? If so, has anyone out there translated any of these lists? Does anyone know if these materials are being translated into English?

I would be glad if anyone would share their experience or specifics of any lists they have used and translated.

Thank you,

Patricia Klindienst

Guilford, CT

Searching: SPIWAK of Orhei, Bessarabia and Mendoza, Argentina; SCHAPOSCHNIK / ZAPOSNEK of Orhei, Kishinev, Elisavetgrad, or Mendoza, and their related names, SHAPIN, SHAPIRO of Mendoza, Argentina, Chile, Canada, and the US. SCHOCHETMAN of Odessa (who became SCHACHT in the US); MILSTEIN of Orhei & Kishinev. WOLLMAN of Orhei and Kishinev; TSAREVKAN/CIRIFCAN/SARAFCONN of Orhei, Teleneshti, Uruguay, becoming COHEN in the US. KALIK of Orhei. BELINSKY of Odessa and Philadelphia.


Moldova National Archive lists of Bessarabian Jews at USHMM #ukraine

epk13@...
 

Hello,

Has anyone had success locating or using the original Romanian documents >from the Moldova National Archives described in the US Holocaust Memorial Museum's Name Lists Catalog?

http://resources.ushmm.org/Holocaust-Names/List-Catalog/

At this site, I clicked on "Simple Search" at the top of the page, then typed in "Orhei" and checked the box for the variant name search. An impressive list of official documents holding information about the fate of Bessarabian Jews during the war appeared, most >from RG-54.001M, National Archives of Moldova.

Among several lists of Bessarabian Jews in camps, ghettos, or deported to Transnistria, I find this one for Orhei, for example: "List of Jewish residents >from Orhei city between the age of 1-15 years old" created by the Orhei Police Department, 2 pages of "moderately legible text" in Romanian.

Details of this record includes these notes:

"List indicates gender and age. Although the word ghetto is not mention all the Jews >from orhei were in the ghetto and later most of them deported to Transnistria."

There is also a list of those between 16 and 60, which "indicates gender, profession, age, if valid for work or not, and street name. Although the list does not indicates that they are in the ghetto, the previous page indicates the number of those valid to work >from the Orhei ghetto. (An easily legible text of 7 pages)."

And this one: "Lists of Jews in various Bessarabian towns and camps: Tighina camp [present-day Bendery] (65 names + 88 names 72 names + 76 names), Bolgrad (5 names) and Orhei (5 names + 131 names + 120 names + 310 names + 58 names + 99 names + 15 names + 19 names + 3 names + 78 names + 95 names + 117 names + 6 names)."

(I would include the link to these items here, but when I copy and paste them to test them, they take me nowhere. I am not sure why this should be. Perhaps I simply do not know how to use the USHMM archives?)

The Museum offers this note about the Moldova National Archives, Chisinau (Kishinev) records:

"USHMM Archives assigns the title to this collection: 'Moldova National Archives, Chisinau, records, [microform]' (24 microfilm reels ; 35 mm.), and a finding aid to the whole collection is located at the U. S. Holocaust Memorial Museum Archives reference desk."

While the lists look as if they hold crucial information, I wonder if anyone has actually been able to use them? If so, has anyone out there translated any of these lists? Does anyone know if these materials are being translated into English?

I would be glad if anyone would share their experience or specifics of any lists they have used and translated.

Thank you,

Patricia Klindienst

Guilford, CT

Searching: SPIWAK of Orhei, Bessarabia and Mendoza, Argentina; SCHAPOSCHNIK / ZAPOSNEK of Orhei, Kishinev, Elisavetgrad, or Mendoza, and their related names, SHAPIN, SHAPIRO of Mendoza, Argentina, Chile, Canada, and the US. SCHOCHETMAN of Odessa (who became SCHACHT in the US); MILSTEIN of Orhei & Kishinev. WOLLMAN of Orhei and Kishinev; TSAREVKAN/CIRIFCAN/SARAFCONN of Orhei, Teleneshti, Uruguay, becoming COHEN in the US. KALIK of Orhei. BELINSKY of Odessa and Philadelphia.


FW: frenchsig digest: November 14, 2010 #france

walschuler@...
 

From: walschuler@...
To: frenchsig@...
Subject: RE: frenchsig digest: November 14=2C 2010
Date: Mon=2C 15 Nov 2010 08:08:18 -0800

Subject: Re: Greatuncle in Paris - CRYSTAL/KRISTAL/KRYSTAL
From: William Alschuler (walschuler@...)=2C USA=2C San Francisco

You all may laugh at this, but when I was searching for lost relatives
of a French physicist of the Belle Epoque, I found the French phone
directory on line and copied the coordinates of the two surnames I
was searching >from all over France. I then wrote a form letter of
inquiry (in French) and snail-mailed it to all the names. I included
a question about specific earlier ancestors to weed out any false
positives. I sent about 120 out and got about 40 back a really high
rate of replies. All were courteous some quite interesting,
but none turned out to be relevant.


Good luck!
William Alschuler
walschuler@...

P.S. I am still looking for descendants of Lucien LIPPMANN
and Mathilde LIPPMANN HAMMES (married Jacques HAMMES) both born
in the 1820s in Luxembourg then resident in Paris at least to 1857.

MODERATOR NOTE: When responding to a message in the DIGEST
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name and place of residence.


French SIG #France FW: frenchsig digest: November 14, 2010 #france

walschuler@...
 

From: walschuler@...
To: frenchsig@...
Subject: RE: frenchsig digest: November 14=2C 2010
Date: Mon=2C 15 Nov 2010 08:08:18 -0800

Subject: Re: Greatuncle in Paris - CRYSTAL/KRISTAL/KRYSTAL
From: William Alschuler (walschuler@...)=2C USA=2C San Francisco

You all may laugh at this, but when I was searching for lost relatives
of a French physicist of the Belle Epoque, I found the French phone
directory on line and copied the coordinates of the two surnames I
was searching >from all over France. I then wrote a form letter of
inquiry (in French) and snail-mailed it to all the names. I included
a question about specific earlier ancestors to weed out any false
positives. I sent about 120 out and got about 40 back a really high
rate of replies. All were courteous some quite interesting,
but none turned out to be relevant.


Good luck!
William Alschuler
walschuler@...

P.S. I am still looking for descendants of Lucien LIPPMANN
and Mathilde LIPPMANN HAMMES (married Jacques HAMMES) both born
in the 1820s in Luxembourg then resident in Paris at least to 1857.

MODERATOR NOTE: When responding to a message in the DIGEST
please do not use your reply key! This drags the entire DIGEST
along with it! Start a new message, giving as much of the one
to which you are replying as needed to identify it. Then give
your note a meaningful Subject Line, and sign it with your
name and place of residence.


Frieda EISEN #france

lbw50@...
 

My grandfather's sister, Frieda EISEN, appears on a transport list,
from Paris, in 1944. I believe she was born in the late 1800s,
in Tyczyn, Poland, and apparently never married. Rumor has it
that she operated a "pension" in Paris, and my grandfather visited her,
before coming to the U.S. in 1913. Does anyone have any knowledge of
Frieda, or the pension she might have owned?

Thanks, Leslie

Leslie Weinberg
lbw50@...


French SIG #France Frieda EISEN #france

lbw50@...
 

My grandfather's sister, Frieda EISEN, appears on a transport list,
from Paris, in 1944. I believe she was born in the late 1800s,
in Tyczyn, Poland, and apparently never married. Rumor has it
that she operated a "pension" in Paris, and my grandfather visited her,
before coming to the U.S. in 1913. Does anyone have any knowledge of
Frieda, or the pension she might have owned?

Thanks, Leslie

Leslie Weinberg
lbw50@...


French Documentary Film about Visits to Galicia #galicia

janicemsj@...
 

A French journalist with Agence France-Presse
(http://www.afp.com/) is working on articles and a documentary
film about people who make ancestral visits to Galicia. He would
like to communicate with people who have been to Galicia and also
with people who are planning to go, to discuss their stories and
reasons for traveling. Anyone who is interested can e-mail me and
I will forward your message.

Janice M. Sellers, Managing Editor
The Galitzianer
http://www.jewishgen.org/galicia/newsletter.html


Gesher Galicia SIG #Galicia French Documentary Film about Visits to Galicia #galicia

janicemsj@...
 

A French journalist with Agence France-Presse
(http://www.afp.com/) is working on articles and a documentary
film about people who make ancestral visits to Galicia. He would
like to communicate with people who have been to Galicia and also
with people who are planning to go, to discuss their stories and
reasons for traveling. Anyone who is interested can e-mail me and
I will forward your message.

Janice M. Sellers, Managing Editor
The Galitzianer
http://www.jewishgen.org/galicia/newsletter.html


Holocaust Program in Northern New Jersey - of Special Interest to Bialystokers #general

Mark Halpern <willie46@...>
 

Dr. Harry Lew, an Ophthalmologist >from Australia, is the author of "The
Stories Our Parents Found too Painful to Tell," a translation of the
Yiddish-language Yizkor Book "The Annihilation of Bialystok Jewry" written
by Bialystok survivor Rafael Rajzner.

For more information on the book,
please see http://www.shtetlinks.jewishgen.org/BialyGen/LewBook.htm.

Dr. Lew will be in Northern New Jersey on Tuesday, November 23 at 7 pm to
discuss his book and how he brought the book to life. The talk will be at
the Alex Aidekman Family Jewish Community Campus, 901 Route 10, Whippany, NJ
and is sponsored by the Holocaust Council of MetroWest.

See
http://www.ujcnj.org/page.aspx?ID=28335 for directions to this facility.

Dr. Lew will be introduced by Professor Rebecca Kobrin, author of the
recently published book, "Jewish Bialystok and its Diaspora." Rebecca
Kobrin is the Russell and Bettina Knapp Assistant Professor of American
Jewish History at Columbia University. She was a speaker at the 2009 IAJGS
Conference on Jewish Genealogy in Philadelphia and has spoken at a number of
Jewish Genealogical Societies about Landsmanschaften and their connections
to the old country. Her new book is about Bialystok and its migrant
communities in the US, Canada, Israel, Australia, South America, and
throughout Europe.

Mark Halpern
BIALYGen Coordinator


Annual Horowitz Family Meeting Invitation #general

Daniel Horowitz <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@...


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Holocaust Program in Northern New Jersey - of Special Interest to Bialystokers #general

Mark Halpern <willie46@...>
 

Dr. Harry Lew, an Ophthalmologist >from Australia, is the author of "The
Stories Our Parents Found too Painful to Tell," a translation of the
Yiddish-language Yizkor Book "The Annihilation of Bialystok Jewry" written
by Bialystok survivor Rafael Rajzner.

For more information on the book,
please see http://www.shtetlinks.jewishgen.org/BialyGen/LewBook.htm.

Dr. Lew will be in Northern New Jersey on Tuesday, November 23 at 7 pm to
discuss his book and how he brought the book to life. The talk will be at
the Alex Aidekman Family Jewish Community Campus, 901 Route 10, Whippany, NJ
and is sponsored by the Holocaust Council of MetroWest.

See
http://www.ujcnj.org/page.aspx?ID=28335 for directions to this facility.

Dr. Lew will be introduced by Professor Rebecca Kobrin, author of the
recently published book, "Jewish Bialystok and its Diaspora." Rebecca
Kobrin is the Russell and Bettina Knapp Assistant Professor of American
Jewish History at Columbia University. She was a speaker at the 2009 IAJGS
Conference on Jewish Genealogy in Philadelphia and has spoken at a number of
Jewish Genealogical Societies about Landsmanschaften and their connections
to the old country. Her new book is about Bialystok and its migrant
communities in the US, Canada, Israel, Australia, South America, and
throughout Europe.

Mark Halpern
BIALYGen Coordinator


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Annual Horowitz Family Meeting Invitation #general

Daniel Horowitz <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@...


JGSSN - Nov 21 20101 #general

Ella Perla <eperla@...>
 

Ella Perla, eperla@...
Publicity Chairman, Jewish Genealogy Society of Subject:
Jewish Genealogy Society of Southern Nevada

Subject:
Part 1 Using the Internet to Find People.
Part 2 Why Did our Ancestors Leave A Nice Place Like
the Pale?

When: Sunday, November 21, 2010 1:00 p.m.
Where: Sahara West Library, 9600 W. Sahara Avenue
Las Vegas, Nevada

Speaker: Hal Bookbinder
Part 1 will be Using the Internet to Find People. In preparation for
his high school reunion, Hal used the techniques honed in finding
missing relatives to find high school classmates who had gone
missing over the years. This talk will describe the techniques used
to successfully find these 'lost' classmates who had scattered
across the country, changed names and had no contact with other
classmates for years, or even decades.

Part 2 will be 'Why Did our Ancestors Leave A Nice Place Like the Pale?'
In 1880, 80 percent of our ancestors lived in Poland and Pale of Jewish
Settlement in western Russia. This talk will provide background on the
120 years of the Pale >from its formation to its dissolution during the
First World War. It will provide insight into our ancestors lives in
the Pale and their decision to leave everything they had to make new
lives in the United States.

Mr. Bookbinder has been researching his family for over 27 years,
identifying over 4,000 relatives and tracing them as far back as the mid 1700s.
He is a former president of the Jewish Genealogy Society of Los Angeles
and the International Association of Jewish Genealogy Societies. He continues
to edit the Annual Jewish Genealogy Yearbook. He has spoken at numerous
conferences, Synagogues and society meetings on numerous aspects of
genealogical research. He is Director of IT Finance Administration and
Mainframe Computing for the UCLA Heath System. He received the
IAJGS Lifetime Achievement Award at its annual conference in Los Angeles
in July.

There is no charge for the meeting and it is open to members and non members.
For further information please call Michael Brenner, President at 243-2858.

Ella Perla


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen JGSSN - Nov 21 20101 #general

Ella Perla <eperla@...>
 

Ella Perla, eperla@...
Publicity Chairman, Jewish Genealogy Society of Subject:
Jewish Genealogy Society of Southern Nevada

Subject:
Part 1 Using the Internet to Find People.
Part 2 Why Did our Ancestors Leave A Nice Place Like
the Pale?

When: Sunday, November 21, 2010 1:00 p.m.
Where: Sahara West Library, 9600 W. Sahara Avenue
Las Vegas, Nevada

Speaker: Hal Bookbinder
Part 1 will be Using the Internet to Find People. In preparation for
his high school reunion, Hal used the techniques honed in finding
missing relatives to find high school classmates who had gone
missing over the years. This talk will describe the techniques used
to successfully find these 'lost' classmates who had scattered
across the country, changed names and had no contact with other
classmates for years, or even decades.

Part 2 will be 'Why Did our Ancestors Leave A Nice Place Like the Pale?'
In 1880, 80 percent of our ancestors lived in Poland and Pale of Jewish
Settlement in western Russia. This talk will provide background on the
120 years of the Pale >from its formation to its dissolution during the
First World War. It will provide insight into our ancestors lives in
the Pale and their decision to leave everything they had to make new
lives in the United States.

Mr. Bookbinder has been researching his family for over 27 years,
identifying over 4,000 relatives and tracing them as far back as the mid 1700s.
He is a former president of the Jewish Genealogy Society of Los Angeles
and the International Association of Jewish Genealogy Societies. He continues
to edit the Annual Jewish Genealogy Yearbook. He has spoken at numerous
conferences, Synagogues and society meetings on numerous aspects of
genealogical research. He is Director of IT Finance Administration and
Mainframe Computing for the UCLA Heath System. He received the
IAJGS Lifetime Achievement Award at its annual conference in Los Angeles
in July.

There is no charge for the meeting and it is open to members and non members.
For further information please call Michael Brenner, President at 243-2858.

Ella Perla


JGSGW - November 21 Meeting #general

Marlene Bishow <mlbishow@...>
 

The Jewish Genealogy Society of Greater Washington (DC) will host its
monthly meeting:

Date: Sunday, November 21, 2010
Time: 1:00 PM Schmooze, 1:30 Business Meeting and Program
Location: B'nai Israel Congregation & Talmud Torah
6301 Montrose Road
Rockville, Maryland
Topic: How to Read A Jewish Tombstone
Instructor: Steve Venick, Fram Monument Company

Steven Venick is the president of Fram Monument Company, the largest
monument company in Maryland with a location in Baltimore and a new location
in Rockville. Steve is very knowledgeable about the rules and regulations of
all cemeteries regarding the most fitting and acceptable memorials. He is
the President of the Jewish Cemetery Association of Greater Baltimore, a
supported non-profit program of The Associated-Jewish Community Federation
of Baltimore which currently owns and operates 10 cemeteries. Additionally,
Steve is president of The United Hebrew Cemetery Corporation of Rosedale, a
non-profit organization which currently owns and operates 23 cemeteries.

Jewish tombstones are an excellent source of information for
genealogists. This is especially true if you are familiar with Hebrew and
the rules, customs and symbols. Steve Venick will provide some historical
background and demystify the reading and interpretation. Attendees are
encouraged to bring photos of family tombstones for him to translate.

For more information about JGSGW and directions to the meeting, see:
www.jewishgen.org/jgsgw

Alan Levitt,
Publicist


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen JGSGW - November 21 Meeting #general

Marlene Bishow <mlbishow@...>
 

The Jewish Genealogy Society of Greater Washington (DC) will host its
monthly meeting:

Date: Sunday, November 21, 2010
Time: 1:00 PM Schmooze, 1:30 Business Meeting and Program
Location: B'nai Israel Congregation & Talmud Torah
6301 Montrose Road
Rockville, Maryland
Topic: How to Read A Jewish Tombstone
Instructor: Steve Venick, Fram Monument Company

Steven Venick is the president of Fram Monument Company, the largest
monument company in Maryland with a location in Baltimore and a new location
in Rockville. Steve is very knowledgeable about the rules and regulations of
all cemeteries regarding the most fitting and acceptable memorials. He is
the President of the Jewish Cemetery Association of Greater Baltimore, a
supported non-profit program of The Associated-Jewish Community Federation
of Baltimore which currently owns and operates 10 cemeteries. Additionally,
Steve is president of The United Hebrew Cemetery Corporation of Rosedale, a
non-profit organization which currently owns and operates 23 cemeteries.

Jewish tombstones are an excellent source of information for
genealogists. This is especially true if you are familiar with Hebrew and
the rules, customs and symbols. Steve Venick will provide some historical
background and demystify the reading and interpretation. Attendees are
encouraged to bring photos of family tombstones for him to translate.

For more information about JGSGW and directions to the meeting, see:
www.jewishgen.org/jgsgw

Alan Levitt,
Publicist