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KALLACH, MEDALION from Tzfat #general

Shaul Ceder
 

Seeking info about the KALLACH (KALICH) and MEDALION families, long established in
Tzfat (Safed), Israel.

Shaul Ceder


Rywka Gitla born SILBERSTEIN wife LERNER and her husband #general

Lemberski Evelyne
 

Rywka Gitla born SILBERSTEIN wife LERNER and her husband Ladies and gentlemen,

I am looking for information about the butcher shops that belonged to David Gdal
LERNER and his wife Rywka Gitla born SILBERSTEIN at the following addresses?
24 rue des ecouffes in Paris
27 rue des rosiers in Paris
5 impasse guepine in Paris
68 rue Marcadet in Paris

Do you know the dates and places of birth please of this couple born in Poland?

Thanking you for your help,
Evelyne LEMBERSKI
evelynelemberski@...
Saint Maurice, France


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen KALLACH, MEDALION from Tzfat #general

Shaul Ceder
 

Seeking info about the KALLACH (KALICH) and MEDALION families, long established in
Tzfat (Safed), Israel.

Shaul Ceder


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Rywka Gitla born SILBERSTEIN wife LERNER and her husband #general

Lemberski Evelyne
 

Rywka Gitla born SILBERSTEIN wife LERNER and her husband Ladies and gentlemen,

I am looking for information about the butcher shops that belonged to David Gdal
LERNER and his wife Rywka Gitla born SILBERSTEIN at the following addresses?
24 rue des ecouffes in Paris
27 rue des rosiers in Paris
5 impasse guepine in Paris
68 rue Marcadet in Paris

Do you know the dates and places of birth please of this couple born in Poland?

Thanking you for your help,
Evelyne LEMBERSKI
evelynelemberski@...
Saint Maurice, France


Jews in Mogilev Gubernia #general

Shlomo Gurevich
 

Lists of Jews mentioned in various publications in 1907' and 1912' Mogilevskie
Gubernskie Vedomosti were added to Jewish Mogilev Gubernia page at my website at
http://shl2gur.tripod.com/Mogilevgubernia/Mogilevgub.htm

Shlomo Gurevich,
Hoshaya, Israel
shl2gur@...


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Jews in Mogilev Gubernia #general

Shlomo Gurevich
 

Lists of Jews mentioned in various publications in 1907' and 1912' Mogilevskie
Gubernskie Vedomosti were added to Jewish Mogilev Gubernia page at my website at
http://shl2gur.tripod.com/Mogilevgubernia/Mogilevgub.htm

Shlomo Gurevich,
Hoshaya, Israel
shl2gur@...


JGS NY Meeting December 16 #general

Harriet Mayer
 

Jewish Genealogical Society NY Meeting
Sunday, December 16 at 2 PM
at the Center for Jewish History, 15 West 16th St., New York

The JGS Annual Meeting at which the membership will elect officers and members of
the Executive Council for 2019 will start off our afternoon.

Our program will follow:
"The Edward Blank YIVO Vilna Collections Project"
Our speaker is Jonathan Brent, Executive Director and CEO of YIVO Institute for
Jewish Research.

Jonathan Brent will speak about this project, an international initiative begun in
2015, to conserve and digitize YIVO's entire prewar library and archival
collections in New York City and Vilnius, Lithuania, and reunite them through a
dedicated web portal.

The YIVO Institute for Jewish Research was founded in Vilnius, Poland (now
Lithuania), in 1925. During World War II, its extensive archives and library were
looted by the Nazis. Soon after the war some of the materials were recovered by the
U.S.Army in Germany and sent to YIVO in New York, where it had relocated in 1940.
In 2017, another 170,000 documents were discovered, hidden away in Vilnius, and
rescued.

Jonathan Brent is a historian, publisher, translator, writer and teacher. He
lectures and publishes widely on Jewish, Soviet and East European history. He has
made three documentaries about his work on Stalin.

Free for members of JGS and YIVO; guests welcome, $5 at the door.

The Ackman & Ziff Family Genealogical Institute at CJH will not be open on December
16.

More information at our website: www.jgsny.org or on our Facebook page.

Submitted by
Harriet Glickman Mayer
JGSNY VP Communications,
New York NY


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen JGS NY Meeting December 16 #general

Harriet Mayer
 

Jewish Genealogical Society NY Meeting
Sunday, December 16 at 2 PM
at the Center for Jewish History, 15 West 16th St., New York

The JGS Annual Meeting at which the membership will elect officers and members of
the Executive Council for 2019 will start off our afternoon.

Our program will follow:
"The Edward Blank YIVO Vilna Collections Project"
Our speaker is Jonathan Brent, Executive Director and CEO of YIVO Institute for
Jewish Research.

Jonathan Brent will speak about this project, an international initiative begun in
2015, to conserve and digitize YIVO's entire prewar library and archival
collections in New York City and Vilnius, Lithuania, and reunite them through a
dedicated web portal.

The YIVO Institute for Jewish Research was founded in Vilnius, Poland (now
Lithuania), in 1925. During World War II, its extensive archives and library were
looted by the Nazis. Soon after the war some of the materials were recovered by the
U.S.Army in Germany and sent to YIVO in New York, where it had relocated in 1940.
In 2017, another 170,000 documents were discovered, hidden away in Vilnius, and
rescued.

Jonathan Brent is a historian, publisher, translator, writer and teacher. He
lectures and publishes widely on Jewish, Soviet and East European history. He has
made three documentaries about his work on Stalin.

Free for members of JGS and YIVO; guests welcome, $5 at the door.

The Ackman & Ziff Family Genealogical Institute at CJH will not be open on December
16.

More information at our website: www.jgsny.org or on our Facebook page.

Submitted by
Harriet Glickman Mayer
JGSNY VP Communications,
New York NY


IGRA Meeting December 12th Givatayim, Israel- Discover Your Roots at the Click of a Mouse #general

Elena Bazes
 

Join us for the next meeting of the Israel Genealogy Research Association (IGRA),
"Discover Your Roots at the Click of a Mouse", on December 12th in Givatayim. This
lecture is in Hebrew.

After years of wandering among the archives of Lodz in Poland and repeated visits
to Yad Vashem's Pages of Testimony project, Rachel Vered had almost given up on
finding her mother's family history in Poland. A random encounter with the
journalist, Tzach Oryan, led to a surprising ending, achieved by using his home
computer.

Through the story of this unique case, Oryan presents various aspects of the study
of family roots and reveals the genealogical treasures hidden in cyberspace,
especially with regard to the genealogy of the Jews of Poland and Eastern Europe.
This introductory presentation reveals the first steps for genealogy enthusiasts,
including its main components and sources of information. It offers a glimpse into
the search world of lost relatives, the construction of family trees, the
naming process among Jews, and more.

Tzach Oryan-Oracz, a journalist and content consultant >from Tel Aviv, has been
active in the genealogical scene in Israel for several years. He headed the branch
of the Association for the Study of Family Roots in Tel Aviv and initiated the
genealogical consulting service. He has worked in the Information departments of
the Jewish Agency and the World Zionist Organization and has been a correspondent
and editor for various media outlets in Israel.

Location: Shazar Community Center, 30 Yavne=E2=80=99eli Street, Givatayim
Time: Gathering and light refreshments at 7:30 PM. Lecture begins at 8:00 PM.
Entrance fee: NIS 20. IGRA members free.
To join IGRA, go to http://genealogy.org.il/membership/

Elena Bazes
IGRA Publicity Chairperson


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen IGRA Meeting December 12th Givatayim, Israel- Discover Your Roots at the Click of a Mouse #general

Elena Bazes
 

Join us for the next meeting of the Israel Genealogy Research Association (IGRA),
"Discover Your Roots at the Click of a Mouse", on December 12th in Givatayim. This
lecture is in Hebrew.

After years of wandering among the archives of Lodz in Poland and repeated visits
to Yad Vashem's Pages of Testimony project, Rachel Vered had almost given up on
finding her mother's family history in Poland. A random encounter with the
journalist, Tzach Oryan, led to a surprising ending, achieved by using his home
computer.

Through the story of this unique case, Oryan presents various aspects of the study
of family roots and reveals the genealogical treasures hidden in cyberspace,
especially with regard to the genealogy of the Jews of Poland and Eastern Europe.
This introductory presentation reveals the first steps for genealogy enthusiasts,
including its main components and sources of information. It offers a glimpse into
the search world of lost relatives, the construction of family trees, the
naming process among Jews, and more.

Tzach Oryan-Oracz, a journalist and content consultant >from Tel Aviv, has been
active in the genealogical scene in Israel for several years. He headed the branch
of the Association for the Study of Family Roots in Tel Aviv and initiated the
genealogical consulting service. He has worked in the Information departments of
the Jewish Agency and the World Zionist Organization and has been a correspondent
and editor for various media outlets in Israel.

Location: Shazar Community Center, 30 Yavne=E2=80=99eli Street, Givatayim
Time: Gathering and light refreshments at 7:30 PM. Lecture begins at 8:00 PM.
Entrance fee: NIS 20. IGRA members free.
To join IGRA, go to http://genealogy.org.il/membership/

Elena Bazes
IGRA Publicity Chairperson


(US-Michigan) U of Michigan New Home of Digitized Detroit Jewish News Digital Archive #general

Jan Meisels Allen
 

The new home for the Detroit Jewish News Digital Archive is the University
of Michigan Bentley Historical Library. This is a free searchable database
containing over 100 years of digital copies of the Detroit Jewish Chronicle
and the Detroit Jewish News. The Detroit Jewish News covers 1942 to the
present and the Detroit Jewish Chronicle 1916-1951. Researchers will be able
to browse by date or use a full-text search. It can be access through the
University of Michigan online database ad through the Detroit Jewish News
website (https://thejewishnews.com)

To search the Historical Library database for both the Detroit Jewish
Chronicle and the Detroit Jewish News go to:
https://digital.bentley.umich.edu/djnews

Thank you to Reeva Kimble, JGS Willamette Valley for sharing this information.

Jan Meisels Allen
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen (US-Michigan) U of Michigan New Home of Digitized Detroit Jewish News Digital Archive #general

Jan Meisels Allen
 

The new home for the Detroit Jewish News Digital Archive is the University
of Michigan Bentley Historical Library. This is a free searchable database
containing over 100 years of digital copies of the Detroit Jewish Chronicle
and the Detroit Jewish News. The Detroit Jewish News covers 1942 to the
present and the Detroit Jewish Chronicle 1916-1951. Researchers will be able
to browse by date or use a full-text search. It can be access through the
University of Michigan online database ad through the Detroit Jewish News
website (https://thejewishnews.com)

To search the Historical Library database for both the Detroit Jewish
Chronicle and the Detroit Jewish News go to:
https://digital.bentley.umich.edu/djnews

Thank you to Reeva Kimble, JGS Willamette Valley for sharing this information.

Jan Meisels Allen
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee


Seeking help in locating someone in Nice, France #general

Rose
 

Dear Genners

I'm currently helping a friend to find a relative living in Nice, France. I
have all the individual's details if someone is able to assist with the search.

Please contact me directly at roseraymen@...

Best Wishes

Rose Raymen
Perth, Western Australia


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Seeking help in locating someone in Nice, France #general

Rose
 

Dear Genners

I'm currently helping a friend to find a relative living in Nice, France. I
have all the individual's details if someone is able to assist with the search.

Please contact me directly at roseraymen@...

Best Wishes

Rose Raymen
Perth, Western Australia


Romania SIG #Romania Fwd: Happy Chanukah! #romania

Diane Bark
 

Greetings, ROM-SIG members, and Chag Sameach!

There is a lot of good news >from Romania that we want to share.

First, in Oradea, a new Jewish museum opened in the restored Teleki
synagogue: http://jewish-heritage-europe.eu/2018/12/06/more-hanukkah-cheer-in-romania/

Second, the Great Synagogue of Iasi was re-opened after a lengthy
reconstruction:
http://jewish-heritage-europe.eu/2018/12/06/romania-the-great-synagogue-of-iasi-is-rededicated/

Thanks to Jewish Heritage Europe for keeping us posted on these exciting events.

Have a safe New Year!


Diane


Happy Chanukah! #romania

Diane Bark
 

Greetings, ROM-SIG members, and Chag Sameach!

There is a lot of good news >from Romania that we want to share.

First, in Oradea, a new Jewish museum opened in the restored Teleki
synagogue: http://jewish-heritage-europe.eu/2018/12/06/more-hanukkah-cheer-in-romania/

Second, the Great Synagogue of Iasi was re-opened after a lengthy
reconstruction:
http://jewish-heritage-europe.eu/2018/12/06/romania-the-great-synagogue-of-iasi-is-rededicated/

Thanks to Jewish Heritage Europe for keeping us posted on these exciting events.

Have a safe New Year!


Diane


Dorna Vatra #romania

Paul Guth <pdguth@...>
 

I am looking for a book containing essays by people born in Dorna. It
appears to be written in Hebrew. Marcel Biener who lived in New Jersey
was trying to have it published in English but passed away before
getting it done I am also interested in helping to correct
what I believe are errors in the translation of certain records of
births in Bukovina

Paul D Guth (Goth)


Romania SIG #Romania Dorna Vatra #romania

Paul Guth <pdguth@...>
 

I am looking for a book containing essays by people born in Dorna. It
appears to be written in Hebrew. Marcel Biener who lived in New Jersey
was trying to have it published in English but passed away before
getting it done I am also interested in helping to correct
what I believe are errors in the translation of certain records of
births in Bukovina

Paul D Guth (Goth)


Call for Papers Is Now Open for IAJGS 2019 Cleveland Conference #usa

IAJGS Conference Chairs
 

We are very pleased to invite prospective speakers to submit proposals for
presentation at the 39th Annual IAJGS International Conference on Jewish
Genealogy to be held >from Sunday, July 28, through Friday, August 2, 2019,
in Cleveland, Ohio. The Call for Papers is now open (see the instructions
below).

This annual worldwide gathering brings together family researchers,
academics, professional genealogists, historians, and a wide variety of
individuals >from around the world who cherish the heritage and the future
of the Jewish people. Submissions will be accepted for panel discussions,
one-hour lectures, and shorter 30-minute presentations on all relevant
topics. There will also be a number of computer workshops -- if proposals
for them are received. We hope to have the Computer Lab active most of
each day.

The Theme of this year's Conference will be "Jews in America's Heartland."
The following tracks will get preference for presentations:

* Westward Ho! - Jewish settlement between the Alleghenies
and the Rockies.
* Cleveland Rocks! - Cleveland Resources for Family Research
* DNA: What is it, and how can it help you?
* The Shoah: resources for Finding Your Family
* Discovering Your Family History - Where do I begin?
- A track for beginners.

The submissions deadline is Sunday, January 20, 2019, at 11:59 PM EST. The
committee set this deadline to allow enough time to evaluate many worthy
proposals, to choose the best, and to notify speakers of their acceptance
during the early registration period that ends on Sunday, April 21, 2019.

All the information you need to get started is under the SPEAKERS tab on
the Conference website at www.iajgs2019.org .

We hope many of you will feel inspired to attend, present, and participate
with us.

If you know of others who might like to present at the upcoming
conference, please feel free to share this email. After reading the
relevant pages on our website, you may request further information via
email sent to program@... .

Many thanks, and we look forward to seeing all of you at a great
conference next summer.

Very truly yours,

Ken Bravo and Jay Sage
Conference Co-Chairs (chairs@...)
Chuck Weinstein
Program Chair (program@...)

39th IAJGS International Conference on Jewish Genealogy
Cleveland, Ohio
July 28 - August 2, 2019


Yizkor Book Project, November 2018 #usa

Lance Ackerfeld <lance.ackerfeld@...>
 

Shalom,

This time our Yizkor Book monthly report coincides with the beginning
of Channuka and I would like to take this opportunity to wish you dear
readers and your families, a bright, enjoyable and enlightening
holiday.

As it happens, many of the Yizkor books have vivid descriptions of how
Channuka and the other Jewish festivals were celebrated in the
communities that these books cover, bringing us an insight of the life
we know precious little about. We are fortunate that, at least, these
descriptions of the period before the Holocaust do exist in these
books and our aim is to make the stories and information they contain
as widely accessible as possible. As most of the books were written in
Yiddish and Hebrew, for the many unable to read these languages, the
challenge of our project is to provide the books in English and other
languages to allow the information they contain to be read freely and
globally over the Internet.

A classic example of the colorful descriptions about the Jewish
festivals is something that is included in the Meichow, Poland Yizkor
book which I am happy to say, the translation of which, was completed
during November. We are greatly indebted to Bill Cherny who diligently
coordinated and generously financially supported its translation,
making it available to all of you with roots in Miechow and nearby
communities. We are now able to read about the life style, the people
and yes, the festivals, of this Jewish community that is no more.

It is clear that to carry out the complete translation of the books,
which are many hundreds of pages in length, does require considerable
funds to undertake. This does mean that a joint effort is called for
in order to achieve the goal of completely translating a Yizkor book.
So, as always, if you are able to make a donation of any size to one
of the many Translation Funds we have running, you will be doing your
part to make this happen. Details of all the these books may be found
in the JewishGen-erosity link at the end of this report.

In many cases, our projects don’t end with the completion of the book
and the translations go on to our Yizkor Books in Print Project where
that dedicated team deftly converts them into something substantial -
a hard-covered book. As such, I am pleased to let you know that yet
another project has gone on to this second stage and this time it is
the book on the community of Roman, Romania. Details of this and the
over 70 other books may be found through the link at the end of this
report.

And now for the additions and updates are what we've carried out
during November:

We have added in one new book:

- Kaunas, Lithuania (The Extermination of the Jews of Kovno)
www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/kaunas2/Kaunas2.html

We have added in 6 new entries:

- Jurbarkas, Lithuania (Preserving Our Litvak Heritage - Volume I)
www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/lithuania4/lit4_052.html

- Kapciamiestis, Lithuania (Preserving Our Litvak Heritage - Volume I)
www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/lithuania4/lit4_079.html

- Panevezys, Lithuania (Preserving Our Litvak Heritage - Volume I)
www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/lithuania4/lit4_310.html

- Sakiai, Lithuania (Preserving Our Litvak Heritage - Volume I)
www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/lithuania4/lit4_386.html

- Salantai, Lithuania (Preserving Our Litvak Heritage - Volume I)
www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/lithuania4/lit4_406.html

- Seta, Lithuania (Preserving Our Litvak Heritage - Volume I)
www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/lithuania4/lit4_455.html

And we have continued to update 21 of our existing projects:

- Biala Podlaska, Poland (Book of Biala Podlaska)
www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Biala_Podlaska/Biala_Podlaska.html

- Bilhorod-Dnistrovs'kyy (Akkerman), Ukraine (Akkerman and the Towns
of its District; Memorial Book)
www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Akkerman/Akkerman.html

- Czyzew-Osada, Poland (Czyzewo Memorial Book)
www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Czyzew/Czyzew.html

- Dubiecko, Poland (Dubiecko)
www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Dubiecko/Dubiecko.html

- Dubno, Ukraine (Dubno; a Memorial to the Jewish community of Dubno,
Wolyn) www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/dubno/dubno.html

- Jonava, Lithuania (Jonava On the Banks of the Vylia; In memory of
the destroyed Jewish community of Jonava)
www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Jonava/Jonava.html

- Kamyanyets, Belarus (Memorial Book of Kamenets Litovsk, Zastavye,
and Colonies) www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Kamenets/Kamenets.html

- Kherson, Ukraine (Jewish Farmers in Russian Fields)
www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/JewishFarmers/JewishFarmers.html

- Kolki, Ukraine (Summoned >from the Ashes)
https://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/kolki/kolki.html

- Lviv, Ukraine (Lwow Volume: Part I)
www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/lviv/lviv.html

- Miechow, Charsznica & Ksiaz, Poland (Miechov Memorial Book,
Charsznica and Ksiaz) www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Miechow/Miechow.html

- Monor, Hungary (Bound by Fate: In Memory of the Jewish Community of
Monor) www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Monor/Monor.html

- Przemysl, Poland (Przemysl memorial book)
www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/przemysl/przemysl.html

- Rafalovka, Ukraine (Memorial book for the towns of Old Rafalowka,
New Rafalowka, Olizarka, Zoludzk and vicinity)
www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/rafalovka/rafalovka.html

- Smarhon, Belarus (Smorgonie, District Vilna; memorial book and
testimony) www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/smorgon/smorgon.html

- Stowbtsy, Belarus (Memorial volume of Steibtz-Swerznie and the
neighboring villages Rubezhevitz, Derevna, Nalibok)
www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Stowbtsy/Stowbtsy.html

- Svencionys, Lithuania (Svintzian region: memorial book of 23
communities) www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/svencionys/svencionys.html

- Tarnow, Poland (The life and decline of a Jewish city)
www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/tarnow/tarnow.html

- Turobin, Poland (The Turobin book; in memory of the Jewish
community) www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Turobin/Turobin.html

- Valkininkai, Lithuania (Olkeniki in flames; a memorial book to the
community of Olkenik in the Vilna district)
www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Valkininkai/Valkininkai.html

- Wolomin, Poland (Volomin; a memorial to the Jewish community of
Volomin) www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/wolomin/wolomin.html

Some important links to note:

- This month's additions and updates are flagged at
www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/translations.html to make it easy to find
them.
- All you would like to know about the Yizkor Books in Print Project
www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/ybip.html
- Yizkor Book Translation Funds
www.jewishgen.org/JewishGen-erosity/v_projectslist.asp?project_cat=23
where your financial support will assist in seeing more translations
go online.

Channuka Sameach/Happy Channuka,
Lance Ackerfeld
Yizkor Book Project Manager