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REINITZ Family or families of Nagykanizsa #general

Omri Arnon <omri@...>
 

Dear Group,

I hope I can get your opinions as to how strong is the connection between
information I got >from an obituary found in the Familysearch obituary pilot
to other bits of information I found. This could solve many questions I have
about seemingly unrelated people named REINITZ >from Nagykanizsa (NK) to my
REINITZ family. To make this email readable, I will present below only the
details relevant to my questions.

Prior to fining the obituary I had the following unrelated bits of
information about people the REINITZ family/families:

1. Peter REINITZ (My GGGGF) born in 1780/2 died probably around 1819/20. The
first document I have about his living in NK is >from 1811. His son Dr.
Ignacz REINITZ, born in NK in 1807 and died in Budapest in 1900, and was
married to Hermina and later to Kunigunda. Peter and his wife Regina had at
least 2 children (in the tax registers they mention only a son and
adaughter).
2. Sigmund REINITZ arrived to Pest in 1828 >from NK, was employed in a
textile factory in Budapest and registered himself there in 1837, 1845.
Assuming Sigmund was at least 18 to 20 when moving to Budapest he was born
in 1808-1810.
3. Albert REINITZ born in NK in 1803/4 and died in 1882. In the 1848 census
he is registered as 44 years old, married to Cecilia and has 5 children
among them Paulina.
4. Paulina REINITZ, daughter of Albert and Cecilia, born in NK in 1835 (was
13 in 1848).
5. Lovi REINITZ, born in NK in 1820, registered independently in the 1848
census as 28 years old. As far as I found in sources, Lovi is a male.

While all the above bits of information were unrelated, I found in the
obituary with the help of Celia Male, the following relevant bits of
information:

"Caroline nee MAY... hereby announces...the death of her dearly-beloved
husband Sigmund REINITZ... who died...on 29th September 1872 (i.e. was born
in 1808) in Pest in his 64th year..." Among the mourning people mentioned in
the Obit are:
Sigmund's siblings: Rosa {married name EISLER}, Albert, Ignatz, Lovy.
Sigmund's sister-in-law: Pauline REINITZ nee REINITZ (she must be married to
one of the brothers, Albert, Ignaz or Lovy and must be a cousin too)

My question is: considering there is no documented connection between the
people in obituary and the people mentioned above, is it possible to
ascertain that these are the same people? would it be safe to assume that
Albert's daughter Paulina married her uncle Lovy REINITZ? It seems a pretty
certain guess that they are all connected (even though the 1818 tax
registers contradict that) but I would appreciate your opinion before I
"carve in stone" (my computerized family tree) that Rosa, Albert and Lovi
are Peter's children and my GGGF Ignacz's sister and brothers.

Thank you,

Omri Arnon
Israel


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen REINITZ Family or families of Nagykanizsa #general

Omri Arnon <omri@...>
 

Dear Group,

I hope I can get your opinions as to how strong is the connection between
information I got >from an obituary found in the Familysearch obituary pilot
to other bits of information I found. This could solve many questions I have
about seemingly unrelated people named REINITZ >from Nagykanizsa (NK) to my
REINITZ family. To make this email readable, I will present below only the
details relevant to my questions.

Prior to fining the obituary I had the following unrelated bits of
information about people the REINITZ family/families:

1. Peter REINITZ (My GGGGF) born in 1780/2 died probably around 1819/20. The
first document I have about his living in NK is >from 1811. His son Dr.
Ignacz REINITZ, born in NK in 1807 and died in Budapest in 1900, and was
married to Hermina and later to Kunigunda. Peter and his wife Regina had at
least 2 children (in the tax registers they mention only a son and
adaughter).
2. Sigmund REINITZ arrived to Pest in 1828 >from NK, was employed in a
textile factory in Budapest and registered himself there in 1837, 1845.
Assuming Sigmund was at least 18 to 20 when moving to Budapest he was born
in 1808-1810.
3. Albert REINITZ born in NK in 1803/4 and died in 1882. In the 1848 census
he is registered as 44 years old, married to Cecilia and has 5 children
among them Paulina.
4. Paulina REINITZ, daughter of Albert and Cecilia, born in NK in 1835 (was
13 in 1848).
5. Lovi REINITZ, born in NK in 1820, registered independently in the 1848
census as 28 years old. As far as I found in sources, Lovi is a male.

While all the above bits of information were unrelated, I found in the
obituary with the help of Celia Male, the following relevant bits of
information:

"Caroline nee MAY... hereby announces...the death of her dearly-beloved
husband Sigmund REINITZ... who died...on 29th September 1872 (i.e. was born
in 1808) in Pest in his 64th year..." Among the mourning people mentioned in
the Obit are:
Sigmund's siblings: Rosa {married name EISLER}, Albert, Ignatz, Lovy.
Sigmund's sister-in-law: Pauline REINITZ nee REINITZ (she must be married to
one of the brothers, Albert, Ignaz or Lovy and must be a cousin too)

My question is: considering there is no documented connection between the
people in obituary and the people mentioned above, is it possible to
ascertain that these are the same people? would it be safe to assume that
Albert's daughter Paulina married her uncle Lovy REINITZ? It seems a pretty
certain guess that they are all connected (even though the 1818 tax
registers contradict that) but I would appreciate your opinion before I
"carve in stone" (my computerized family tree) that Rosa, Albert and Lovi
are Peter's children and my GGGF Ignacz's sister and brothers.

Thank you,

Omri Arnon
Israel


Re: Iasi Jews #romania

Rony Shaham
 

Hi all,

A few (belated due to Passover Holiday) remarks to the last week exchange on
the subject:

1. An historical correction to Judy: Iasi was never under Prussian rule. Nor
was any part of Romania. Iasi was always part of Moldavia (for the most
part its capital), which for about 500 years was under various forms of
Turkish rule, mostly as a subdued autonomous principality, with brief
periods of Russian influence during the various wars this border region
between the two powers witnessed. Moldavia's borders varied including or not
what is now the Moldavia region of Romania and the modern Republic of
Moldova (often referred to as Bessarabia), with various minor changes on its
northern border. The principalities of Moldavia and Muntenia (or Valachia)
declared their Independence and Unification as Romania in 1859. The official
recognition by Turkey of that Independence came after the conclusion of yet
another war between the Russia and Turkey in 1877.

2. The numbers of victims of the Iasi June 29-July 3 1941 Pogrom, including
those murdered on the streets, gunned down in the Police Headquarters courtyard
(where they were summoned and gathered on June 29th) and on the two death
trains, one to Podul Iloaiei and the other to Calarasi, is a serious,
continued matter of dispute between Romanian (some of them denying that
there was a Romanian Holocaust) and Jewish (mostly Israeli) historians.
Minimal denialist figures are as low as 3000-4000, while the maximal are as
high as 30,000.
Most historians agree to the estimates mentioned by Sorin.

3. The Death train victims, mostly unidentified at the time of their
discovery, were buried (with few exceptions) in mass graves in the Iasi and
Podul Iloaiei cemeteries. The very few which were identified were buried in
individual graves and some were buried in the fields, next to the stopped
trains by the local peasants who found them (some of these bodies where
later exhumed and buried in the mass graves at the cemeteries). So it is
reasonable to assume that the vast majority of the victims are buried in the
mass graves.

4. The survivors who made Alliyah to Israel in the late 1940's and early
1950's published in 1954 a memorial booklet (in Romanian) which included a
very incomplete list of victims, based on the reminiscences of the
contributors. I remember seeing this booklet, borrowed and then returned by
my late father-in-law >from someone, but unfortunately I can't remember who
it was. If someone reading this can shed light on that booklet specifying
where it can be found or at least its name, maybe that list can be still
be reached.

Rony Shaham,
Israel


Romania SIG #Romania Re: Iasi Jews #romania

Rony Shaham
 

Hi all,

A few (belated due to Passover Holiday) remarks to the last week exchange on
the subject:

1. An historical correction to Judy: Iasi was never under Prussian rule. Nor
was any part of Romania. Iasi was always part of Moldavia (for the most
part its capital), which for about 500 years was under various forms of
Turkish rule, mostly as a subdued autonomous principality, with brief
periods of Russian influence during the various wars this border region
between the two powers witnessed. Moldavia's borders varied including or not
what is now the Moldavia region of Romania and the modern Republic of
Moldova (often referred to as Bessarabia), with various minor changes on its
northern border. The principalities of Moldavia and Muntenia (or Valachia)
declared their Independence and Unification as Romania in 1859. The official
recognition by Turkey of that Independence came after the conclusion of yet
another war between the Russia and Turkey in 1877.

2. The numbers of victims of the Iasi June 29-July 3 1941 Pogrom, including
those murdered on the streets, gunned down in the Police Headquarters courtyard
(where they were summoned and gathered on June 29th) and on the two death
trains, one to Podul Iloaiei and the other to Calarasi, is a serious,
continued matter of dispute between Romanian (some of them denying that
there was a Romanian Holocaust) and Jewish (mostly Israeli) historians.
Minimal denialist figures are as low as 3000-4000, while the maximal are as
high as 30,000.
Most historians agree to the estimates mentioned by Sorin.

3. The Death train victims, mostly unidentified at the time of their
discovery, were buried (with few exceptions) in mass graves in the Iasi and
Podul Iloaiei cemeteries. The very few which were identified were buried in
individual graves and some were buried in the fields, next to the stopped
trains by the local peasants who found them (some of these bodies where
later exhumed and buried in the mass graves at the cemeteries). So it is
reasonable to assume that the vast majority of the victims are buried in the
mass graves.

4. The survivors who made Alliyah to Israel in the late 1940's and early
1950's published in 1954 a memorial booklet (in Romanian) which included a
very incomplete list of victims, based on the reminiscences of the
contributors. I remember seeing this booklet, borrowed and then returned by
my late father-in-law >from someone, but unfortunately I can't remember who
it was. If someone reading this can shed light on that booklet specifying
where it can be found or at least its name, maybe that list can be still
be reached.

Rony Shaham,
Israel


looking for Franz or Rachella MENZEL or their children, probably in Australia #austria-czech

Tom Heinersdorff <tom.heinersdorff@...>
 

Thanks to Celia Male's news to JewishGenners that the National Archives of
Australia has announced 200,000 new arrivals to the index of passenger
arrivals, which now covers >from 1921 to January 1950 at
http://www.naa.gov.au/ , I was able to find out what happened to my mother's
cousin Franz MENZEL, but I would like to contact him or his children if he
is still alive.

I knew that Franz had left Vienna and found work in the UK before the war as
a draughtsman, living in Slough, and that his parents, having visited Franz
in the UK in the summer of 1938, returned to their supposed refuge in
Luxembourg at the end of August 1938. As late as April 1940, my mother and
Franz had been in correspondence and my mother remembers that Franz had gone
to Australia with his newly-wed wife.

But the documentation at the NAA revealed that, having achieved promotion to
"Product Engineer" Franz was interned in June 1940 and sent to Australia via
the infamous SS Dunera in July-September 1940. After a year being marched
and trained around internment camps (Tatura, Hay, Loveday, Liverpool) in 3
states of Australia he was released and returned to the UK in
October-November 1941. He might have learned on his return that his parents,
Theodor MENZEL and Irma MENZEL nee RECHNITZER had been deported from
Luxembourg 1 week after he began his return voyage. Theo and Irma's fate was
wrongly recorded, and so the Holocaust databases have them as Theodor and
Irma Menzei, based on a Deportation list, found in the L'Etoile juive au
Luxembourg, Paul Cerf, RTL-Edition 1986. While his parents were to die in
Lodz ghetto, Franz married Rachella HOFFMANN and together they went back to
live in Australia in 1947. Rachella's application for registration proudly
announces that on this occasion they travelled by Pan American Airways
"Clipper Oriental" arriving on 27 August 1947.

My 94-year-old mother would love to be able to contact Franz or Rachella or
their children, but I have found 218 Menzels in the Australian telephone
directory and the single F. Menzel whom I telephoned turned out not to be
Franz or his son.

Data protection measures appear to block access to recent
births/deaths/marriages, so unless a reader of this posting contacts me to
tell me where I might find Franz or Rachella MENZEL or their children, this
may be the end of my research for a few years yet, possibly too long for my
mother.

Tom
Tom Heinersdorff
London, UK
tom.heinersdorff@...
researching
CHAT Neu Rausnitz/Rousinov & Budapest (Czech Republic & Hungary)
RECHNITZER K=F6rmend & Graz (Hungary & Austria)
STRASSMANN Graz (Austria)
NEUMANN Graz & Vienna (Austria)
COHNER Graz & Vienna (Austria)
HEINERSDORFF Breslau/Wroclaw (Poland)
FRIEDLAENDER Berlin (Germany)
SCHULSKE Potsdam (Germany)
FRANZ Berlin (Germany)
BOLTE Laufendreen & Dortmund (Westfalen, Germany)
EPSELO(H) Rahe (Westfalen, Germany)
GOEHRING Calbe (Sachsen Anhalt, Germany)
JUNNEROTH Calbe (Sachsen Anhalt, Germany)


Austria-Czech SIG #Austria-Czech looking for Franz or Rachella MENZEL or their children, probably in Australia #austria-czech

Tom Heinersdorff <tom.heinersdorff@...>
 

Thanks to Celia Male's news to JewishGenners that the National Archives of
Australia has announced 200,000 new arrivals to the index of passenger
arrivals, which now covers >from 1921 to January 1950 at
http://www.naa.gov.au/ , I was able to find out what happened to my mother's
cousin Franz MENZEL, but I would like to contact him or his children if he
is still alive.

I knew that Franz had left Vienna and found work in the UK before the war as
a draughtsman, living in Slough, and that his parents, having visited Franz
in the UK in the summer of 1938, returned to their supposed refuge in
Luxembourg at the end of August 1938. As late as April 1940, my mother and
Franz had been in correspondence and my mother remembers that Franz had gone
to Australia with his newly-wed wife.

But the documentation at the NAA revealed that, having achieved promotion to
"Product Engineer" Franz was interned in June 1940 and sent to Australia via
the infamous SS Dunera in July-September 1940. After a year being marched
and trained around internment camps (Tatura, Hay, Loveday, Liverpool) in 3
states of Australia he was released and returned to the UK in
October-November 1941. He might have learned on his return that his parents,
Theodor MENZEL and Irma MENZEL nee RECHNITZER had been deported from
Luxembourg 1 week after he began his return voyage. Theo and Irma's fate was
wrongly recorded, and so the Holocaust databases have them as Theodor and
Irma Menzei, based on a Deportation list, found in the L'Etoile juive au
Luxembourg, Paul Cerf, RTL-Edition 1986. While his parents were to die in
Lodz ghetto, Franz married Rachella HOFFMANN and together they went back to
live in Australia in 1947. Rachella's application for registration proudly
announces that on this occasion they travelled by Pan American Airways
"Clipper Oriental" arriving on 27 August 1947.

My 94-year-old mother would love to be able to contact Franz or Rachella or
their children, but I have found 218 Menzels in the Australian telephone
directory and the single F. Menzel whom I telephoned turned out not to be
Franz or his son.

Data protection measures appear to block access to recent
births/deaths/marriages, so unless a reader of this posting contacts me to
tell me where I might find Franz or Rachella MENZEL or their children, this
may be the end of my research for a few years yet, possibly too long for my
mother.

Tom
Tom Heinersdorff
London, UK
tom.heinersdorff@...
researching
CHAT Neu Rausnitz/Rousinov & Budapest (Czech Republic & Hungary)
RECHNITZER K=F6rmend & Graz (Hungary & Austria)
STRASSMANN Graz (Austria)
NEUMANN Graz & Vienna (Austria)
COHNER Graz & Vienna (Austria)
HEINERSDORFF Breslau/Wroclaw (Poland)
FRIEDLAENDER Berlin (Germany)
SCHULSKE Potsdam (Germany)
FRANZ Berlin (Germany)
BOLTE Laufendreen & Dortmund (Westfalen, Germany)
EPSELO(H) Rahe (Westfalen, Germany)
GOEHRING Calbe (Sachsen Anhalt, Germany)
JUNNEROTH Calbe (Sachsen Anhalt, Germany)


Miami look-up assistance #general

Cindy POTTER Taylor <knife-princess@...>
 

Genners down I-95 a tad...would anyone of you have a Miami telephone
book and be able to do a current look-up for me? Please respond privately
if you can help out.

Cindy POTTER Taylor
Boynton Beach, FL


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Miami look-up assistance #general

Cindy POTTER Taylor <knife-princess@...>
 

Genners down I-95 a tad...would anyone of you have a Miami telephone
book and be able to do a current look-up for me? Please respond privately
if you can help out.

Cindy POTTER Taylor
Boynton Beach, FL


Re: New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene Restricts Access to Indices #general

Diane Jacobs
 

Dear Paul,

I have used the microfilms for NYC marriages at the NYPL for both brides
And grooms to about 1953 is memory serves me and they are also available
At the Municipal where you can only check the indexes. Certificates are
as you know only public record up to 1937.

Diane Jacobs
Somerset, NJ

Paul Silverstone [mailto:paulh@...] wrote
It is true that the NY Public Library has indexes of vital records,
births to 1982
deaths to 1982 (1968 missing)
marriages to 1937
these give name, date, and record number.
See "Genealogical Resources in New York" page 151.


ROSENBAUM/SCHECHTER Ancestors #general

Yonatan Ben-Ari
 

I would like to make contact with descendants of my gggreatgrandfather,
R' Yisrael of Ostrov. The information I have is as follows:

His wife was KATZ (Probably a descendant of R'Naftali KATZ as he was himself)
His children: R' David SCHECHTER, a shochet in Skalat (my ancestor)
Children: Yacov Gedalia, Yosef (lived in Vienna), Chaya Gita HORWITZ (OF Buczcaz),
Raisel, Shmuel SCHECHTER(Schochet in Skalat)
Devorah
R' Yosef Chaim, lived in Lechevitch, married into the family of the Admo"r of
Lechevitch.

Thank you and shabbat shalom

Yoni Ben-Ari
Efrat, Israel


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen RE: New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene Restricts Access to Indices #general

Diane Jacobs
 

Dear Paul,

I have used the microfilms for NYC marriages at the NYPL for both brides
And grooms to about 1953 is memory serves me and they are also available
At the Municipal where you can only check the indexes. Certificates are
as you know only public record up to 1937.

Diane Jacobs
Somerset, NJ

Paul Silverstone [mailto:paulh@...] wrote
It is true that the NY Public Library has indexes of vital records,
births to 1982
deaths to 1982 (1968 missing)
marriages to 1937
these give name, date, and record number.
See "Genealogical Resources in New York" page 151.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen ROSENBAUM/SCHECHTER Ancestors #general

Yonatan Ben-Ari
 

I would like to make contact with descendants of my gggreatgrandfather,
R' Yisrael of Ostrov. The information I have is as follows:

His wife was KATZ (Probably a descendant of R'Naftali KATZ as he was himself)
His children: R' David SCHECHTER, a shochet in Skalat (my ancestor)
Children: Yacov Gedalia, Yosef (lived in Vienna), Chaya Gita HORWITZ (OF Buczcaz),
Raisel, Shmuel SCHECHTER(Schochet in Skalat)
Devorah
R' Yosef Chaim, lived in Lechevitch, married into the family of the Admo"r of
Lechevitch.

Thank you and shabbat shalom

Yoni Ben-Ari
Efrat, Israel


Picture of tombstone-Chaya Gittel bas R' Dovid of Skalat #general

Yonatan Ben-Ari
 

I found a picture of my greatgrandfather's sister's tombstone in Jerusalem.

Her name was Chaya Gittel bas (daughter of) R' David, Shu"b (ScHochet
U'Bodek)of Skalat, 'wife of R' Alter , SHu"B,of Buczcacz , sister of
the Mekubal R' Yacov Gedalia (Schechter, myggrandfather).

If anyone is interested in this photo and /or interested in making
contact with our branch of the family, please reply directly.

Shabbat shalom,

Yoni Ben-Ari
Efrat, Israel


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Picture of tombstone-Chaya Gittel bas R' Dovid of Skalat #general

Yonatan Ben-Ari
 

I found a picture of my greatgrandfather's sister's tombstone in Jerusalem.

Her name was Chaya Gittel bas (daughter of) R' David, Shu"b (ScHochet
U'Bodek)of Skalat, 'wife of R' Alter , SHu"B,of Buczcacz , sister of
the Mekubal R' Yacov Gedalia (Schechter, myggrandfather).

If anyone is interested in this photo and /or interested in making
contact with our branch of the family, please reply directly.

Shabbat shalom,

Yoni Ben-Ari
Efrat, Israel


New online European records #general

Ben Forman <ben.forman@...>
 

Hi Genners

I was shown an exciting new project yesterday during a visit to my
local family history centre yesterday, which involves actual records
being digitised and made available online through the family search
website. It is currently a pilot project, but if the mods will allow
me to post the link you will see that there a number of records
already online that may be useful to our community

http://pilot.familysearch.org/recordsearch/start.html#r=1;p=allCollections

My own interest was in the Posen records and clicking on that link
which says "church book duplicates" took me to a page that included
one set of labelled Jewish records "Schwerin Warthe (Judische Gemeinde)
(Kr.Schwerin Warthe) 1861-1866".

I'm sure for those who have the time there are other relevent records
to find. In the pilot project, the European countries listed with some
archival material available are: England, Norway, Germany, Czech
Republic, Spain, France, Ireland, and Netherlands.

The site is flash based so runs a little slowly.

Hope this is of use

Ben
Ben Forman
Manchester UK

searching: BERNSTEIN/WEINER: Ylakai, CAHN/WOLF: Koeln; FURMAN: Kaluszyn;
GEVER: Daugavpils/Dvinsk, Latvia; SAWADY: Zavadi,Posen;
STILLMAN: Pilica/Czestechowa; ZEYDER/ZEIDLER: Kursan, Lithuania

MODERATOR NOTE: Some computers may not be able to load this site.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen New online European records #general

Ben Forman <ben.forman@...>
 

Hi Genners

I was shown an exciting new project yesterday during a visit to my
local family history centre yesterday, which involves actual records
being digitised and made available online through the family search
website. It is currently a pilot project, but if the mods will allow
me to post the link you will see that there a number of records
already online that may be useful to our community

http://pilot.familysearch.org/recordsearch/start.html#r=1;p=allCollections

My own interest was in the Posen records and clicking on that link
which says "church book duplicates" took me to a page that included
one set of labelled Jewish records "Schwerin Warthe (Judische Gemeinde)
(Kr.Schwerin Warthe) 1861-1866".

I'm sure for those who have the time there are other relevent records
to find. In the pilot project, the European countries listed with some
archival material available are: England, Norway, Germany, Czech
Republic, Spain, France, Ireland, and Netherlands.

The site is flash based so runs a little slowly.

Hope this is of use

Ben
Ben Forman
Manchester UK

searching: BERNSTEIN/WEINER: Ylakai, CAHN/WOLF: Koeln; FURMAN: Kaluszyn;
GEVER: Daugavpils/Dvinsk, Latvia; SAWADY: Zavadi,Posen;
STILLMAN: Pilica/Czestechowa; ZEYDER/ZEIDLER: Kursan, Lithuania

MODERATOR NOTE: Some computers may not be able to load this site.


JGSMI presents "The Tree of Life" #belarus

Juditomfox1@...
 

The Jewish Genealogical Society of Michigan (JGSMI) will be having a
special Fund Raising Event on Sunday, April 26, 2009 Bagels, Coffee,
and a movie. Bagels and Coffee at 11:45 a.m.; the film at 12:30 p.m.

The event will take place at the Commerce Theater, 14 Mile and Haggerty
Roads in Walled Lake Michigan on the Opening Day of the Lenore Marwil Jewish
Film Festival.

The Opening Day Movie is the "Tree of Life".

There is a charge of $18.00 for the Bagel and Coffee Session, which
includes a ticket to the movie, and a deductible donation to the Jewish
Genealogical Society of Michigan. For further information about this event
go to www.jgsmi.org, email programs@..., or call 1-248-496-1324.

The Tree of Life, a remarkable film of great beauty and substance, begins
with Hava Volterra recalling how one day, speaking with her father she
thought that he sounded old. She wanted him to go and visit, Italy, the
land of his birth. Unfortunately her father died before the trip could be made.

Hava takes the trip her father could not make.
Volterra shows us a life lived by a man who thought himself a failure.

But she discovers surprises as she shakes the family tree; bankers, a
prime minister, a famous American politician,etc.

Hava Volterra's trip to the ancestral land teaches us how to see what has
been in front of us all the time.

This is a remarkable Opening Day Movie


Judith Koenig Fox
West Bloomfield, Michigan
Vice-President, Publicity JGSMI
publicity@...
juditomfox1@...


Belarus SIG #Belarus JGSMI presents "The Tree of Life" #belarus

Juditomfox1@...
 

The Jewish Genealogical Society of Michigan (JGSMI) will be having a
special Fund Raising Event on Sunday, April 26, 2009 Bagels, Coffee,
and a movie. Bagels and Coffee at 11:45 a.m.; the film at 12:30 p.m.

The event will take place at the Commerce Theater, 14 Mile and Haggerty
Roads in Walled Lake Michigan on the Opening Day of the Lenore Marwil Jewish
Film Festival.

The Opening Day Movie is the "Tree of Life".

There is a charge of $18.00 for the Bagel and Coffee Session, which
includes a ticket to the movie, and a deductible donation to the Jewish
Genealogical Society of Michigan. For further information about this event
go to www.jgsmi.org, email programs@..., or call 1-248-496-1324.

The Tree of Life, a remarkable film of great beauty and substance, begins
with Hava Volterra recalling how one day, speaking with her father she
thought that he sounded old. She wanted him to go and visit, Italy, the
land of his birth. Unfortunately her father died before the trip could be made.

Hava takes the trip her father could not make.
Volterra shows us a life lived by a man who thought himself a failure.

But she discovers surprises as she shakes the family tree; bankers, a
prime minister, a famous American politician,etc.

Hava Volterra's trip to the ancestral land teaches us how to see what has
been in front of us all the time.

This is a remarkable Opening Day Movie


Judith Koenig Fox
West Bloomfield, Michigan
Vice-President, Publicity JGSMI
publicity@...
juditomfox1@...


April 27: Jewish Outposts: Jews in Alaska and Adventures You Might Enjoy #general

janicemsj@...
 

San Francisco Bay Area JGS Meeting

Monday, April 27, 2009
Congregation Beth Am Room 5/6
26790 Arastradero Road
Los Altos Hills, CA 94022
Doors open 7:00 p.m., program begins 7:30 p.m.

Topic: Jewish Outposts: Jews in Alaska and Adventures You Might Enjoy*
Speakers: Jerry Delson and Janet Mohr

Starting in 1995, Jerry took advantage of regular business trips to
Alaska to pursue his interest in genealogy wherever he might be. In
Anchorage, he attended conferences of the Anchorage Genealogical
Society and presented genealogy workshops for Congregation Beth
Sholom. He has enjoyed contacts with Jews in Sitka and in Fairbanks
and will describe Fairbanks=92 star attraction, the Summer Arts
Festival. For the first time, this summer the festival will offer a
course in Jewish choral music.

In 1952, Janet Mohr was starting high school when her family moved to
Anchorage. She learned about growing up Jewish in Alaska, and her
parents, originally >from Vienna, took an active role in Anchorage=92s
cultural life. Graduate studies at Stanford brought Janet to the Bay
Area, but she continues to have close ties with her friends in
Anchorage.

Attendance is free. All are welcome to attend.

*Note: Previously scheduled program has been changed.

Janice Sellers, Publicity Director
San Francisco Bay Area JGS
http://www.sfbajgs.org/


Family History Show in London UK on Sunday 3 May 2009 #general

Jeanette R Rosenberg OBE
 

The Jewish Genealogical Society of Great Britain (JGSGB) will have a
stand at the Family History Show taking place at The Barbican in
London UK on Sunday 3 May 2009 where we will be selling our own
publications and will be providing members of the public with on the
spot advice and information about Jewish genealogy.

Over 80 genealogical organisations will be present and The Family
History Event offers an ideal opportunity to explore and ask
questions, as well as to see what is on offer for your own research!

Tickets can be purchased on-line at http://www.thefhevent.com/ they
are £8 in advance or £10 each at the door. The show is organised on a
not for profit basis.

Jeanette Rosenberg - JGSGB Stand Manager
London UK
email: jeanette.r.rosenberg@...