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You can still register for this week's free JewishGen Webinar: The Czech Scroll Story: from WWII to the Diaspora #JewishGenUpdates

Avraham Groll
 

The entire community is invited to join us for our next free JewishGen Talks webinar:

Topic: The Czech Scroll Story: from WWII to the Diaspora 
Date: This Wednesday - Tomorrow - March 2, 2022
Time: 2:00 PM Eastern Standard Time
Registration: Free with a suggested donation. Please click here to register now

A series of miracles allowed a huge hoard of Czech Torah scrolls to survive the devastation of the Shoah and stand as a testament to the communities that perished. The Memorial Scrolls Trust is committed to maintaining the legacy of these scrolls by dispersing 1400 of them around the world on permanent loan from our collection. To those who were entrusted with the scrolls, they are a symbol of hope as well as sorrow. In this presentation, Lois Roman will describe the history of the scrolls, how they were rescued, and how they serve as memorial to the vanished communities which once treasured them. 

About the speaker:
Lois Roman is a Trustee of the Memorial Scrolls Trust (MST), and serves as the US Representative based on the East Coast. The Memorial Scrolls Trust is a London based non-profit which oversees the legacy of 1,564 Czech Torah scrolls that survived the Shoah. After a miraculous story of survival, these scrolls arrived in London and were dispersed on permanent loan to caring communities around the world. Lois began her involvement with MST several years ago following a long career on Wall Street as a money manager. She is a master’s candidate in the Fish Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies at Yeshiva University, has an undergraduate degree from Brandeis University and an MBA from Columbia Business School.



Re: Hebrew Translations #translation

kassells@...
 

Hi Sandra, 

I have a few remarks. 

Those Kaplans are priestly Cohen. This is very frequent for this name Kaplan. 

Max is also a common English name for the Hebrew name Mordechai.

The Hebrew name of Max' father is Yakov Mikhel. Mikhel is neither Michal (a women's name) nor Michel. In classical Yiddish Mikhel goes with the Hebrew name Yechiel.

Jack's Hebrew name comes from his grandfather, but it reads Yakov Michael. Either he received an easier, more modern Michael rather than Mikhel, or after his death the stone graver did not know Mikhel and engraved a name he knew. 
Best regards, 

Laurent Kassel 
Moreshet, Israel 


Rabbi David of Novarodok 19th century #rabbinic

Yonatan Ben-Ari
 

While researching my connection to Rabbi David (ben Moshe of Kletzk) , Rabbi of Novarodok and author of "Galya Masechta", i came across (many years ago) a certain Carol (family name i don't remember) who lived (lives?) In Neve Monsohn, Israel (near B.G. airport) who told me that she was a desendant of Rabbi David.

When i had contact with her i also was in touch with the late Arthur Agolnick who was coordinating the family tree of the Rabbi.  I have tried to contact Arthur's son, in Stonybrook, N.Y. to find out who took over Arthur's project, (if anyone)  without success.

If anyone knows  the above Carol (from Neve Monoson) or someone else who is dealing with Rabbi David's tree i would be very happy to hear from you.

Tia.

Yoni Ben-Ari, Jerusalem


JGS Great Britain - German SIG – Mar 6th 2022 2pm – “New developments and recent discoveries in German-Jewish Genealogy” by Jeanette Rosenberg OBE #events #germany #unitedkingdom

Peter Heilbrunn
 

JGSGB German SIG – Mar 6th 2022 2pm – “New developments and recent discoveries in German-Jewish Genealogy” by Jeanette Rosenberg OBE

Our next meeting in the JGSGB Virtual Meeting Programme is a German Special Interest Group Meeting by Zoom.

Date Mar 6th 2022

Time 14:00 London

Title: “New developments and recent discoveries in German-Jewish Genealogy”

Speaker: Jeanette Rosenberg OBE

Description: We will discuss new developments and recent discoveries in German-Jewish genealogy.  As ever, the presentation from the meeting will be made available after the meeting. Attendees are welcome to ask questions at the Q&A session which follows the talk.

If you are not a member of the Jewish Genealogical Society of GB, there is a charge of £5. You can register for the meeting by using this link https://tixoom.app/leighdworkin/b3qkmgof

--
Peter Heilbrunn
Amersham, England


Re: Seeking Out going emigration records from the US between 1904-1908 #usa #general

Jill Whitehead
 

Findmypast has outgoing passenger records from UK ports to US/Canada and elsewhere between 1890 and 1960. 

I have a distant ancestor who regularly travelled between Manchester and New York from the early 20th century to the late 1920's. I have managed to track him using a combination of Findmypast (for UK records) and Ancestry for USA records. 

I am also interested in your family links for Marks/Manchester/Suwalki, if you would like to contact me privately.

Jill Whitehead, Surrey, UK


Re: Contacting Wiener Stadttempel #austria-czech

Johann Hammer
 

Hi Robert,
 
I know that the IKG in Vienna has limited resources e.g. due to corona-related restrictions.
Depending on your request, you can contact the Jewish Records Office (matriken@...) or the Archive (archiv@...) directly.

Kind regards,
Johann Hammer
genealogyaustria.com


SLOVAKIA, TRYING TO GET HEBREW NAME OF DECEASED SURVIVOR #slovakia

tzipporah batami
 

CAPS AND FONT ARE ACCOMODATIONS. IS ANYONE FAMILIAR WITH TRVDOSIN TOWN IN NORTHERN SLOVAKIA? I DONT KNOW WHERE TO FIND ARCHIVES OF JEWISH BIRTH AND NAMING AND MARRIAGE RECORDS SO I CAN FIND HEBREW NAME OF A DECEASED SURVIVOR IN TRVDOSIN WHO MY MOM WANTS TO ARANGE KADDISH FOR? THANK YOU SO MUCH. FEIGIE TEICHMAN

MODERATOR NOTE: Please reply privately


Contacting Wiener Stadttempel #austria-czech

Robert Fraser
 

Hi Friends - several times in the past weeks, I've attempted to email the IKG in Vienna at the email address listed on their website: office@...

All attempts are fruitless as the emails are returned/bounced. The alternate addresses also don't work anymore.

Any suggestions please?

Robert W Fraser, Perth, Western Australia
Researcher 6342
girof@...


Re: List of Rebbes prewar Warsaw #warsaw #rabbinic

Sherri Bobish
 

Saul,

One way to find at least some names of the rabbis is to use:
https://genealogyindexer.org/directories

In the search field put the word rabin (which is Polish for rabbi.)

From the drop down box labelled "any place" choose Warsaw (listed under Poland.) 

There are many names of rabbis listed in this directory:

1939/1940 Warsaw (City + Suburbs) Telephone Directory + (Small) Trade Directory


Good luck in your search,

Sherri Bobish
 
Searching:
RATOWSKY / CHAIMSON (Ariogala / Rogala, Lith.)
WALTZMAN / WALZMAN (Ustrzyki Dolne / Istryker, Pol.)
LEVY / BRANDT (Tyrawa Woloska, Pol.)
BOJDA / BLEIWEISS (Tarnow & Tarnobrzeg, Pol.)
LEFFENFELD / ROSENWASSER / KALTER (Daliowa & Jasliska, Pol.)
SOLON / SOLAN / SOKOLSKY (Grodek, Bialystok, Pol.)
BOBISH / APPEL (Odessa ?)


Re: Family moved from Ekaterinoslav (now Dnipro) to Feodosia (Crimea) #ukraine #russia

Sherri Bobish
 

Hi Lowell,

I'm going to make a guess here.  Ekaterinoslav is about 500 KM north of Feodosia, and Feodosia is a port town.  Perhaps the family was hoping to board a ship in Feodosia, and ended up remaining there for awhile, hence a child being born there.

As far as I can tell the long haul vessels (to The U.S., for example) did not make port at Feodosia, but perhaps there were ships from there to one of the ports that handled the trans-Atlantic passenger ships where they could have transferred to a ship to The U.S.

Just a thought,

Sherri Bobish

Searching:
RATOWSKY / CHAIMSON (Ariogala / Rogala, Lith.)
WALTZMAN / WALZMAN (Ustrzyki Dolne / Istryker, Pol.)
LEVY / BRANDT (Tyrawa Woloska, Pol.)
BOJDA / BLEIWEISS (Tarnow & Tarnobrzeg, Pol.)
LEFFENFELD / ROSENWASSER / KALTER (Daliowa & Jasliska, Pol.)
SOLON / SOLAN / SOKOLSKY (Grodek, Bialystok, Pol.)
BOBISH / APPEL (Odessa ?)





Re: Yiddish Ditties #yiddish

Sherri Bobish
 

Isaac,

This upcoming free online talk and film screening from Fordham University's Center for Jewish Studies may interest you, although it is in regards to traditional music of the Jews of Ukraine, not Lithuania.

I have no further information than what is in the following link.

Link to register:
https://securelb.imodules.com/s/1362/18/interior.aspx?sid=1362&gid=1&pgid=10227&cid=18732&bledit=1&dids=312

Tuesday, April 26, 2022

4 p.m. EST

 

A Virtual Film Screening and Panel Discussion

A panel discussion of a documentary “Song Searcher,” a documentary about Moyshe Beregovsky, a musician and scholar, who traveled across Ukraine  during the most dramatic years of Soviet history with a phonograph to record and study the traditional music of Ukrainian Jews. His work began in the 1920’s and ended with his arrest and imprisonment in a Stalinist labor camp in 1950. Most of the songs he recorded on hundreds of fragile wax cylinders were deemed destroyed. But Beregovsky succeeded in saving the musical heritage of the centuries-old Yiddish civilization. He rescued the Living Voice of Ukrainian Jews from the flames of the Holocaust but paid for it with his life.

A password protected link to a virtual screening of the film and a zoom link to the panel discussion will be provided upon registration.

Panelists: 

Anna Shternishis, University of Toronto  

Lyudmila Sholokhova, NYPL-Dorot Jewish Division

Mark Slobin, Wesleyan University

Gennady Estraikh, NYU


Best regards,

Sherri Bobish
 
Searching:
RATOWSKY / CHAIMSON (Ariogala / Rogala, Lith.)
WALTZMAN / WALZMAN (Ustrzyki Dolne / Istryker, Pol.)
LEVY / BRANDT (Tyrawa Woloska, Pol.)
BOJDA / BLEIWEISS (Tarnow & Tarnobrzeg, Pol.)
LEFFENFELD / ROSENWASSER / KALTER (Daliowa & Jasliska, Pol.)
SOLON / SOLAN / SOKOLSKY (Grodek, Bialystok, Pol.)
BOBISH / APPEL (Odessa ?)


Re: Help Reading 1903 Ship Manifest #records #translation

Diane Jacobs
 

I thought the name was Hochberg.

Diane Jacobs


On Feb 28, 2022, at 5:28 PM, Susan&David <rosens@...> wrote:

 Ancestry.com has the name indexed as Michael Kaminger. The boy is a grand nephew, David. destined for his grandfather.  Debra's destination is her brother, and Michael's destination is his b.i.l, (Brother-in-law). all going to the same person and same place,  Bradford Ave. Brooklyn. The three are held for the Board of Special Inquiry, (See image 56 on Ancestry)
Held for Dr. Certificate for something- maybe for man.  No other details on this.
David's surname on Ancestry is indexed as Huhbberg.  Quite difficult to make out.

David Rosen
Boston, MA




On 2/27/2022 11:08 PM, slublin@... wrote:

I am hoping someone can help me read lines 14, 15, and 16 of this 1903 ship manifest arriving in New York (parts are blurred) of my great grandfather Michael Kaniger, wife Debora from Galatz Romania, and looks like a 9 year old nephew. I can't make out the nephew's full name or the name of the person and address they are going to. I have been searching for this manifest for over 2 years and any assistance/suggestions reading it would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.

Stan Lublin



--
Diane Jacobs, Somerset, New Jersey


Re: Cause of death on this NYC death certificate? (Viewmate) #usa

irene bookbinder bookbinder
 

Does anyone know how I can get a NYC death certificate for my grandmother that lists the cause of death. My father's death certificate doesn't list cause of death

--
Irene Bookbinder


LitvakSIG Public BOF Zoom meeting for Passports and Vilnius Household Registers #announcements #lithuania #events

Russ Maurer
 

If your relatives were anywhere in Lithuania during the interwar years, you won't want to miss the upcoming LitvakSIG Birds-of-a-Feather session focusing on passport applications and Vilnius household registers.

The BOF session will be held over Zoom on Sunday, March 13, 2022 at 12:00 noon EST. A recording of the session will be available publicly for 30 days on the LitvakSIG website.

The Passports/Household Registers BOF session is free and open to all, but registration is required. To register, please click on the following link or copy and paste it into your browser (if the URL is interrupted by a line break, be sure to copy both lines):


Alternatively,you may use this short URL instead: https://tinyurl.com/Passports-BOF

I hope to see you there!

Russ Maurer

Vilnius Household Registers project coordinator
Records Acquisition & Translation coordinator
LitvakSIG


Re: Help Reading 1903 Ship Manifest #records #translation

Susan&David
 

Ancestry.com has the name indexed as Michael Kaminger. The boy is a grand nephew, David. destined for his grandfather.  Debra's destination is her brother, and Michael's destination is his b.i.l, (Brother-in-law). all going to the same person and same place,  Bradford Ave. Brooklyn. The three are held for the Board of Special Inquiry, (See image 56 on Ancestry)
Held for Dr. Certificate for something- maybe for man.  No other details on this.
David's surname on Ancestry is indexed as Huhbberg.  Quite difficult to make out.

David Rosen
Boston, MA




On 2/27/2022 11:08 PM, slublin@... wrote:

I am hoping someone can help me read lines 14, 15, and 16 of this 1903 ship manifest arriving in New York (parts are blurred) of my great grandfather Michael Kaniger, wife Debora from Galatz Romania, and looks like a 9 year old nephew. I can't make out the nephew's full name or the name of the person and address they are going to. I have been searching for this manifest for over 2 years and any assistance/suggestions reading it would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.

Stan Lublin



Re: Seeking Out going emigration records from the US between 1904-1908 #usa #general

David Oseas
 

There is very little in the way of records available on immigrants who returned to Europe.  The only collections that I'm aware of are located at NARA in Philadelphia, and both are, as you mentioned, around WWI -- see the article  "NARA Coast to Coast: Emigration Records at the National Archives at Philadelphia, Part 1" (I don't think they ever got around to publishing Part 2):  https://narations.blogs.archives.gov/2010/10/25/nara-coast-to-coast-emigration-records-at-the-national-archives-at-philadelphia-part-1/

You may get lucky and find their outbound journey at a connecting port, such as Liverpool -- try searching for them on a site that specializes in European records, such as FindMyPast.

Regards,
David Oseas


News Update from Ukraine Monday February 28th by Gesher Galicia #ukraine #poland #general #events #galicia

Steven Turner
 

Email Received from a friend of Gesher Galicia in Italy

 

Hi all, 

I just spoke with Rav Kolesnik from Ivano Frankivsk.

I know him because some years ago I went in Ivano Frankivsk to make a

research on my family LUFT from that town.

 

I called it him because I had the program to go there with a van to bring

what they need and eventually take some people out of Ukraine.

Ivano Frankivsk is just 1600 km from my home.

 

They heard some explosions in town but the situation in the Jewish community

is calm for the moment.

We want to help these people, as we want to help other Jews in need in

Jewish Galicia in Ukraine.

 

Apparently the only way to help them is to send money to buy what they need.

I gave to Rav Kolesnik  my availability to make a shipment if they need

something.

And I renewal my availability  to Gesher Galicia.



From Mykhailo Zubar, Gesher Galicia's representative in Ukraine

Kyiv, 12:45 Kyiv time, [10:45 GMT, February 28]

 

Our pessimistic forecasts did not come true and the night passed relatively calmly. There were several air raid alerts, but no gunfire was heard. It was quiet in our area of the city, so I slept the best that I have since the start of the war. We are still sleeping in our clothes, though. I think that this pause may be connected with the start of negotiations, but we are afraid that if they do not produce a result, everything will begin again.

 

Today my wife and I left our building for the first time since Friday. We have a small market near us, and we were able to buy vegetables, meat and some cereals. As a result, we now even have a small stock of food. There are huge queues of people everywhere, because they are still selling old goods, though the authorities have promised that when they run out, the delivery of essential products will be arranged.

 

While we were standing in the market, a Russian missile was shot down above us.


The book ספר הלכות גדולות and Rabbi Dov Ber of Plunge's father, Rabbi Sheftel #rabbinic #lithuania

aaran1286@...
 

Shalom, 

The book "ספר הלכות גדולות : על פי מהדורת ויניציה ש״ח ושאר דפוסים וכתבי־יד" mentions that Rav Dov Ber of Plunge's (ancestor of Israel Salanter) father was called Sheftel. I have attached the excerpt from google books which says this. 

However, in Rabbi Yehezkel Katzenellenbogen's book "Kneset Yehezkel", a primary source where Dov Ber is mentioned, it does not mention his father. 

I would be very grateful if someone could suggest a source that corroborates what is said in the book attached. If someone happens to have the book, then the citation for this information would be greatly appreciated. 

Kol tuv, 

Yoav Aran 
London


Help Gold and Blumenthal #poland

David Buford
 

Does anyone know how the Golds and Blumenthal's of Bialystok are related?
--
Linda Gold Buford
davidlinda@...

Researching: Poland or other GOLD, BREWDA - BREVDA - BRAUDA , BLUMENTHAL, PALTER - SPITZ, GILCHENSKI
                      Kobryn, Belarus Belarus - KAMENETZKI - KAMIENKA
                      Russia - SALIMAN, SCHREIBER, SEGAL, WALDMANN
                      Israel - PALTER


Looking for Selma Reichman from Vienna - Kindertransport refugee #holocaust

Harvey Kaplan
 

Looking to find what became of Selma Reichman, born early 1930s (?) in
Vienna. Came on Kindertransport to London and
was looked after for a time by Josephine and Samuel Cohen.

thanks

Harvey Kaplan
Glasgow

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