Date   

Berniker family in New York #rabbinic

Neil@...
 

Trying to make contact with the children of Bernard Berniker, graphic
and art consultant and author and artist of Feldheim's "Great Rabbis -
46 portraits" (1978).
Hewas born in 1934 and died young. His wife was Sheila, daughter of
Mordecai Zeev Rokeach of the Belz Dynasty and she remarried (unknown).
Sheila's mother Elka was a daughter of Avraham David Rosenblatt of
Rosenblatt Kosher Meats.

Neil Rosenstein

MODERATOR NOTE: Please reply privately.


Rabbinic Genealogy SIG #Rabbinic Berniker family in New York #rabbinic

Neil@...
 

Trying to make contact with the children of Bernard Berniker, graphic
and art consultant and author and artist of Feldheim's "Great Rabbis -
46 portraits" (1978).
Hewas born in 1934 and died young. His wife was Sheila, daughter of
Mordecai Zeev Rokeach of the Belz Dynasty and she remarried (unknown).
Sheila's mother Elka was a daughter of Avraham David Rosenblatt of
Rosenblatt Kosher Meats.

Neil Rosenstein

MODERATOR NOTE: Please reply privately.


JewishGen Future Scholar Fellows - Day 6 Recap #general

Nancy Siegel
 

Report >from Poland:

This morning, the JewishGen Future Scholar Fellows began the portion
of their program whereby they can physically take part in preserving
our Jewish history and heritage.

By 9:00 AM, the JewishGen Fellows were at the Krzepice, Poland Jewish
Cemetery. They were met at the cemetery by 9th graders (along with
their teacher and principal) >from the local non-Jewish high school,
who came to help with the clean-up.

After getting to know each other, Steven D. Reece and Przemek Panasiuk
gave a general orientation which described the nature of our work,
some differences between Jewish and Christian burial practices, and
some of the Halachik guidelines which pertain to visiting and working
in a Jewish cemetery.

Before officially getting started with the task at hand, JewishGen
Fellow Sophia Stepansky recited the traditional Jewish blessing
recited upon visiting a cemetery for the first time in thirty days,
and which describes our collective belief in the eventual revival of
the dead.

After that, the JewishGen Fellows went to work, often in partnership
with the students. The Fellows used a variety of tools, including
power tools, to clean the cemetery, and throughout the course of the
day, a number of Matzevot (tombstones) were discovered after cleaning
away brush.

During lunch, the Fellows discussed why this type of work was
meaningful, and also explored some of the history behind Jewish burial
practices.

In the evening, after a reflection exercise with Steven Reece, Dr. Dan
Oren led a fascinating session about how to decipher Matzevot. He gave
an overview of some common acronyms, abbreviations, phrases, and
images, which are generally found on a tombstone, along with some
specific examples of complicated epitaphs >from which much can be
learned about a person's life.

Tomorrow, the JewishGen Fellows will be back at the cemetery, again
with students >from the local non-Jewish high school. In addition, at
3PM (GMT+2), Dr. Dan Oren will be on Facebook Live (>from the Krzepice,
Poland Jewish Cemetery) with Avraham Groll to discuss the importance
of the JewishGen Fellowship Program, the history of the Jewish
cemetery here, and why there are so many cast-iron Matzevot in this
particular cemetery. In addition, there will be additional
opportunities to hear >from the JewishGen Fellows throughout the day.

To see the photos associated with this post, and other updates and
live videos, go to and "Like" the JewishGen Facebook posts:
https://www.facebook.com/JewishGen.org/

Nancy Siegel
Communications Coordinator
JewishGen.org


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen JewishGen Future Scholar Fellows - Day 6 Recap #general

Nancy Siegel
 

Report >from Poland:

This morning, the JewishGen Future Scholar Fellows began the portion
of their program whereby they can physically take part in preserving
our Jewish history and heritage.

By 9:00 AM, the JewishGen Fellows were at the Krzepice, Poland Jewish
Cemetery. They were met at the cemetery by 9th graders (along with
their teacher and principal) >from the local non-Jewish high school,
who came to help with the clean-up.

After getting to know each other, Steven D. Reece and Przemek Panasiuk
gave a general orientation which described the nature of our work,
some differences between Jewish and Christian burial practices, and
some of the Halachik guidelines which pertain to visiting and working
in a Jewish cemetery.

Before officially getting started with the task at hand, JewishGen
Fellow Sophia Stepansky recited the traditional Jewish blessing
recited upon visiting a cemetery for the first time in thirty days,
and which describes our collective belief in the eventual revival of
the dead.

After that, the JewishGen Fellows went to work, often in partnership
with the students. The Fellows used a variety of tools, including
power tools, to clean the cemetery, and throughout the course of the
day, a number of Matzevot (tombstones) were discovered after cleaning
away brush.

During lunch, the Fellows discussed why this type of work was
meaningful, and also explored some of the history behind Jewish burial
practices.

In the evening, after a reflection exercise with Steven Reece, Dr. Dan
Oren led a fascinating session about how to decipher Matzevot. He gave
an overview of some common acronyms, abbreviations, phrases, and
images, which are generally found on a tombstone, along with some
specific examples of complicated epitaphs >from which much can be
learned about a person's life.

Tomorrow, the JewishGen Fellows will be back at the cemetery, again
with students >from the local non-Jewish high school. In addition, at
3PM (GMT+2), Dr. Dan Oren will be on Facebook Live (>from the Krzepice,
Poland Jewish Cemetery) with Avraham Groll to discuss the importance
of the JewishGen Fellowship Program, the history of the Jewish
cemetery here, and why there are so many cast-iron Matzevot in this
particular cemetery. In addition, there will be additional
opportunities to hear >from the JewishGen Fellows throughout the day.

To see the photos associated with this post, and other updates and
live videos, go to and "Like" the JewishGen Facebook posts:
https://www.facebook.com/JewishGen.org/

Nancy Siegel
Communications Coordinator
JewishGen.org


JewishGen Future Scholars Fellows - Day 5 Recap #general

Nancy Siegel
 

Report >from Poland:

Day five was a challenging yet meaningful day.

The JewishGen Fellows left Krakow early in the morning, to visit the
the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp. Pawel Sawicki led an
extremely emotional and informative tour, emphasizing the "psychology
of hope" employed by the Nazis, along with the dehumanization of the
inmates in the camps.

We then visited the Auschwitz Jewish Center, where the Fellows ate
lunch (thank you Tomek Kuncewicz for letting us utilize space in the
cafe), and toured the Oswiecim Synagogue and AJC Museum. >from there,
the Fellows took a two-hour bus ride to Krzepice.

After checking in to their hotel, a delicious dinner was served, and
Steven Reece led a reflection exercise about our collective experience
visiting Auschwitz, before giving an orientation about the importance
of the cemetery work the Fellows are about to engage in.

Beginning today, the JewishGen Fellows will spend each day through
Wednesday evening cleaning up the Krzeipce cemetery, which dates back
to 1749. The last known burial took place in 1946. There are believed
to be 650 Matzevot (tombstones), some of which are made out of
cast-iron.

On Monday and Tuesday, the JewishGen Fellows and The Matzevah
Foundation, Inc. will be joined by students >from the local non-Jewish
high school, who will come to help with the clean-up process.

Later this afternoon/evening, the JewishGen Fellows will also hear
from a representative of the Chief Rabbi of Poland with specific
regard to Halachik considerations and perspectives on maintaining
Jewish cemeteries, followed by a reflection exercise, and a session
from Dr. Dan Oren, who will discuss how to decipher Matzevot
(tombstones).

To see the photos associated with this post, and other updates and
live videos, go to and "Like" the JewishGen Facebook posts:
https://www.facebook.com/JewishGen.org/

Nancy Siegel
Communications Coordinator
JewishGen.org


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen JewishGen Future Scholars Fellows - Day 5 Recap #general

Nancy Siegel
 

Report >from Poland:

Day five was a challenging yet meaningful day.

The JewishGen Fellows left Krakow early in the morning, to visit the
the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp. Pawel Sawicki led an
extremely emotional and informative tour, emphasizing the "psychology
of hope" employed by the Nazis, along with the dehumanization of the
inmates in the camps.

We then visited the Auschwitz Jewish Center, where the Fellows ate
lunch (thank you Tomek Kuncewicz for letting us utilize space in the
cafe), and toured the Oswiecim Synagogue and AJC Museum. >from there,
the Fellows took a two-hour bus ride to Krzepice.

After checking in to their hotel, a delicious dinner was served, and
Steven Reece led a reflection exercise about our collective experience
visiting Auschwitz, before giving an orientation about the importance
of the cemetery work the Fellows are about to engage in.

Beginning today, the JewishGen Fellows will spend each day through
Wednesday evening cleaning up the Krzeipce cemetery, which dates back
to 1749. The last known burial took place in 1946. There are believed
to be 650 Matzevot (tombstones), some of which are made out of
cast-iron.

On Monday and Tuesday, the JewishGen Fellows and The Matzevah
Foundation, Inc. will be joined by students >from the local non-Jewish
high school, who will come to help with the clean-up process.

Later this afternoon/evening, the JewishGen Fellows will also hear
from a representative of the Chief Rabbi of Poland with specific
regard to Halachik considerations and perspectives on maintaining
Jewish cemeteries, followed by a reflection exercise, and a session
from Dr. Dan Oren, who will discuss how to decipher Matzevot
(tombstones).

To see the photos associated with this post, and other updates and
live videos, go to and "Like" the JewishGen Facebook posts:
https://www.facebook.com/JewishGen.org/

Nancy Siegel
Communications Coordinator
JewishGen.org


Luger from Craciunesti or Kretchnif #romania

jacob fogel <jyfogel@...>
 

Hi i'm doing research in my gggrandfather/mother Jacob Hers Luger &
Rivka Kacz >from Craciunesti and later moved to Teresif as a shochet.
My ggrandfather Chaim Stark(1870-1944) married their daughter
Dina(1877-1944) and since he was not legally allowed to live in
Hungary he adapted a new identity of Bentzi Fogel born to Moishe Fogel
& basi Kacz also of Craciunesti which I believe was family of his
wife. If anyone has more details I would appreciate it.
Thanks
Jacob Fogel
Montreal


Romania SIG #Romania Luger from Craciunesti or Kretchnif #romania

jacob fogel <jyfogel@...>
 

Hi i'm doing research in my gggrandfather/mother Jacob Hers Luger &
Rivka Kacz >from Craciunesti and later moved to Teresif as a shochet.
My ggrandfather Chaim Stark(1870-1944) married their daughter
Dina(1877-1944) and since he was not legally allowed to live in
Hungary he adapted a new identity of Bentzi Fogel born to Moishe Fogel
& basi Kacz also of Craciunesti which I believe was family of his
wife. If anyone has more details I would appreciate it.
Thanks
Jacob Fogel
Montreal


Seeking SCHIRATZKI, AUERBACH #germany

fredelfruhman
 

Hello,
I am trying to find descendants of Lehrer Jakob/Jacob SCHIRATZKI,
born in 1885. [Moderator reminder: Location, Location, Location]

He may have moved to Palestine/Israel.

In the year 2002, his daughter Miriam AUERBACH was apparently
living in Kfar Saba, Israel.

Any leads would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.

Fredel Fruhman, fredelfruhman@hotmail.com


German SIG #Germany Seeking SCHIRATZKI, AUERBACH #germany

fredelfruhman
 

Hello,
I am trying to find descendants of Lehrer Jakob/Jacob SCHIRATZKI,
born in 1885. [Moderator reminder: Location, Location, Location]

He may have moved to Palestine/Israel.

In the year 2002, his daughter Miriam AUERBACH was apparently
living in Kfar Saba, Israel.

Any leads would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.

Fredel Fruhman, fredelfruhman@hotmail.com


Re: Naming conventions #germany

Eva Lawrence
 

I was able to sort out the relationship between two Josephe Neys in my
family by looking at the Jewish names they had previously used. In my
case it turned out that Josephe 1 was known as Kive Mendel, while
Josephe 2 was Josephe Kive, obviously the son of Josephe 1.

It was a French convention that eldest sons took their father's
forename, and Jews too had to accept this formality when taking a
surname as the price of citizenship..

As for all the men concerned having children, it was the wives, don't
forget, who had to be of child-bearing age. At a time where women
often died in childbirth, there was often a second wife who might be
much younger than her husband.

It's likely that Raphaels 1,2 and 3 are related, and their Jewish names
should tell you how.

Eva Lawrence, St Albans, UK eva.lawrence@idnet.com


German SIG #Germany Re: Naming conventions #germany

Eva Lawrence
 

I was able to sort out the relationship between two Josephe Neys in my
family by looking at the Jewish names they had previously used. In my
case it turned out that Josephe 1 was known as Kive Mendel, while
Josephe 2 was Josephe Kive, obviously the son of Josephe 1.

It was a French convention that eldest sons took their father's
forename, and Jews too had to accept this formality when taking a
surname as the price of citizenship..

As for all the men concerned having children, it was the wives, don't
forget, who had to be of child-bearing age. At a time where women
often died in childbirth, there was often a second wife who might be
much younger than her husband.

It's likely that Raphaels 1,2 and 3 are related, and their Jewish names
should tell you how.

Eva Lawrence, St Albans, UK eva.lawrence@idnet.com


Yizkor Book Project, May 2019 #poland #ciechanow

Lance Ackerfeld <lance.ackerfeld@...>
 

Shalom,

I will start off by noting that this will probably be my last Yizkor
Book monthly report. I will be shortly stepping down as Yizkor Book
Project Manager and my place will be taken over by Binny Lewis. Having
being involved in this project >from around 1999 and leading it >from
2009, it would seem the time is ripe for me to allow someone with new
ideas and energy to take on the project. In the meantime, I will still
be around to help Binny acclimatize to the tasks involved.

I would sincerely like to thank each and every person who has
contributed in some way to the continued success of the Yizkor Book
Project. I am perpetually in awe of the willingness of people to devote
their time and energy to help out in some way to move the various
projects along. I am quite sure that Binny will continue to receive
the same level of support and dedication which will enable the project
to further grow and develop.

As a parting "gift", I am pleased to let you know that the complete
translation of the Wyzkow, Poland Yizkor book is now online. Our
grateful thanks go out to Howard Orenstein who has led this project
from its outset and has untiringly followed through with this project
to its ultimate goal.

Other than that, I would like to note that a number of new Translation
Projects have recently been setup for the books of the following
communities:

- Augustow, Poland
- Skalat, Ukaine
- Zinkiv, Ukraine

The support we need to see these books translated is, naturally,
financial and if you are able to assist in that direction with any
amount, please make your donation on our JewishGen-erosity page (link
below) to the project you wish to support.

Now, before letting you know about the updates and additions, I do wish
you and your families a Shavuot Sameach or a Happy Shavuot.

Last month we added in 3 new entries:

- Baranivka, Ukraine (Zvhil Novograd-Volynskiy)
www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/zvhil/zvhy066.html

- Bakalarzewo, Poland (Jewish community book Suwalk and vicinity)
www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/suwalki/suw157.html

- Rohachiv, Ukraine (Zvhil Novograd-Volynskiy)
www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/zvhil/zvhy053.html

And 2 new books:

- Czestochowa, Poland
https://www.czestochowajews.org/history/yizkor-books/book-of-czestochowa/

- Zinkiv, Ukraine www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/zinkov/zinkov.html

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

- Balti, Moldova (Balti Bessarabia: a memorial of the Jewish community)
http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/Balti/Balti.html

- Bukovina (Region), Romania/Ukraine (History of the Jews in the Bukovina
www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Bukowinabook/bukowina.html

- Chelm, Poland (Commemoration book Chelm)
www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/chelm/chelm.html

- Dabrowa Gornicza, Poland (Book of the Jewish Community of Dabrowa
Gornicza and its Destruction)
www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/dabrowa/dabrowa.html

- Dieveniskis, Lithuania (Devenishki book; memorial book)
www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/dieveniskes/dieveniskes.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

- Khotyn, Ukraine (The book of the community of Khotin (Bessarabia))
www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Khotyn/Khotyn.html

- Miskolc, Hungary (The martyrs of Miskolc and vicinity)
www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Miskolc/Miskolc.html

- Novohrad-Volyns'kyy, Ukraine (Zvhil Novograd-Volynskiy)
www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/zvhil/zvhil.html

- Ostrowiec Swietokrzyski, Poland (Ostrowiec; a monument on the ruins
of an annihilated Jewish community)
www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/ostrowiec/ostrowiec.html

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

- Siedlce, Poland (Memorial book of the community of Siedlce)
www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Siedlce1/Siedlce1.html

- Slutsk, Belarus (Slutsk and vicinity memorial book)
www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Slutsk/Slutsk.html

- Sosnove (Ludvipol), Ukraine (Ludvipol (Wolyn); in memory of the
Jewish community) www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Ludvipol/Ludvipol.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

- The Jacob Rassen Story
www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/JacobRassen/JacobRassen.html

- The Mass Migration
www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/MassMigration/MassMigration.html

- Wierzbnik, Poland (Wierzbnik-Starachowitz; a memorial book)
www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Wierzbnik/Wierzbnik.html

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

- Zawiercie, Poland (Yizkor Book of the Holy Community of Zawiercie
and Environs) www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/zawiercie/zawiercie.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.

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


Be inspired by three new Success! Stories #ciechanow #poland

Nancy Siegel
 

Be inspired by three new Success! Stories recently published to the
JewishGen website. You can access these accounts >from the "About Us"
button on the website or by following this link:
http://www.jewishgen.org/jewishgen/testimonials/

A Book of Names
By Colin Mathias Justin

"On June 28, 1808, my great-great-great-great-grandfather, Moshe Hanne
Katz, went to the courthouse in the city of Istha, Westphalia, to
change his family's surname forever."

A Wedding List
Discovering A Family Branch
by Richard L. Baum

"To my surprise, a considerable list of vital records associated with
the Maultasch surname materialized on my computer screen. All of the
entries were >from the Polish town of Rzeszow..."

The Genealogical Detective:
Separating Fact >from Fiction
By Helene Schwartz Kenvin

"Amidst a sea of Cohens in the indices to U.S. naturalizations that
took place in mid-19th-century New York courts, I am certain that I
have found the documents relating to my ancestor Abraham, his sons
Alexander and Harris, and his son-in-law Jacob..."

While you're on the Success! Stories webpage, you might also read some
of the moving stories in our Archives. We encourage you to submit your
own success stories to us at: success@lyris.jewishgen.org .

Nancy Siegel, Editor
JewishGen's Success! Stories
San Francisco, CA


JewishGen Future Scholars Fellowship Heritage Tour #ciechanow #poland

Nancy Siegel
 

JewishGen.org is proud to announce its JewishGen Future Scholars Fellowship.

This immersive program, created in partnership with The Matzevah
Foundation, Inc., will provide an experiential opportunity for younger
audiences to appreciate the application and impact JewishGen, and
Jewish genealogy can have in everyday life.

Specifically, it will focus on the role of Jewish cemeteries today in
preserving the memory and legacy of former Jewish communities. Our six
highly qualified Fellows will learn about symbols on tombstones, the
state of Jewish cemeteries in Poland after Holocaust, efforts to
preserve them, and what lessons can be gleaned to inform our own life
choices today.

Throughout the 10-day experience, >from June 12-June 20, Fellows will
have an opportunity to visit many Jewish heritage sites including
Warsaw and Lublin, spend an inspirational Shabbat in Krakow, and visit
Auschwitz/Birkenau. The group will then spend time in Krzepice,
Poland, where they will participate in the clean-up and preservation
of the Jewish cemetery in partnership with the local high school.
(Krzepice is about 25 kilometers west of Czestochowa.)

The trip will be led by highly experienced staff (including Avraham
Groll, Dan Oren, and Steven D. Reece), and participants will have an
opportunity to learn >from rabbis, scholars, dignitaries, and community
leaders, who will offer first-hand insights regarding the imperative
(and challenges) of cleaning-up cemeteries in accordance with Jewish
law. They will address how local Polish communities view Jewish
cemeteries in their towns, the need to preserve Jewish memory, and
more.

Upon returning home, each Fellow will write an essay reflecting on his
or her experience. These essays will be made available on the
JewishGen website.

Please be sure to follow our JewishGen Fellows, and check our Facebook
page often for profiles of the Fellows, ongoing updates, photos,
live-streams, and more!

Nancy Siegel
Communications Coordinator
JewishGen.org


#Ciechanow #Poland Yizkor Book Project, May 2019 #ciechanow #poland

Lance Ackerfeld <lance.ackerfeld@...>
 

Shalom,

I will start off by noting that this will probably be my last Yizkor
Book monthly report. I will be shortly stepping down as Yizkor Book
Project Manager and my place will be taken over by Binny Lewis. Having
being involved in this project >from around 1999 and leading it >from
2009, it would seem the time is ripe for me to allow someone with new
ideas and energy to take on the project. In the meantime, I will still
be around to help Binny acclimatize to the tasks involved.

I would sincerely like to thank each and every person who has
contributed in some way to the continued success of the Yizkor Book
Project. I am perpetually in awe of the willingness of people to devote
their time and energy to help out in some way to move the various
projects along. I am quite sure that Binny will continue to receive
the same level of support and dedication which will enable the project
to further grow and develop.

As a parting "gift", I am pleased to let you know that the complete
translation of the Wyzkow, Poland Yizkor book is now online. Our
grateful thanks go out to Howard Orenstein who has led this project
from its outset and has untiringly followed through with this project
to its ultimate goal.

Other than that, I would like to note that a number of new Translation
Projects have recently been setup for the books of the following
communities:

- Augustow, Poland
- Skalat, Ukaine
- Zinkiv, Ukraine

The support we need to see these books translated is, naturally,
financial and if you are able to assist in that direction with any
amount, please make your donation on our JewishGen-erosity page (link
below) to the project you wish to support.

Now, before letting you know about the updates and additions, I do wish
you and your families a Shavuot Sameach or a Happy Shavuot.

Last month we added in 3 new entries:

- Baranivka, Ukraine (Zvhil Novograd-Volynskiy)
www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/zvhil/zvhy066.html

- Bakalarzewo, Poland (Jewish community book Suwalk and vicinity)
www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/suwalki/suw157.html

- Rohachiv, Ukraine (Zvhil Novograd-Volynskiy)
www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/zvhil/zvhy053.html

And 2 new books:

- Czestochowa, Poland
https://www.czestochowajews.org/history/yizkor-books/book-of-czestochowa/

- Zinkiv, Ukraine www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/zinkov/zinkov.html

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

- Balti, Moldova (Balti Bessarabia: a memorial of the Jewish community)
http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/Balti/Balti.html

- Bukovina (Region), Romania/Ukraine (History of the Jews in the Bukovina
www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Bukowinabook/bukowina.html

- Chelm, Poland (Commemoration book Chelm)
www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/chelm/chelm.html

- Dabrowa Gornicza, Poland (Book of the Jewish Community of Dabrowa
Gornicza and its Destruction)
www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/dabrowa/dabrowa.html

- Dieveniskis, Lithuania (Devenishki book; memorial book)
www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/dieveniskes/dieveniskes.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

- Khotyn, Ukraine (The book of the community of Khotin (Bessarabia))
www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Khotyn/Khotyn.html

- Miskolc, Hungary (The martyrs of Miskolc and vicinity)
www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Miskolc/Miskolc.html

- Novohrad-Volyns'kyy, Ukraine (Zvhil Novograd-Volynskiy)
www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/zvhil/zvhil.html

- Ostrowiec Swietokrzyski, Poland (Ostrowiec; a monument on the ruins
of an annihilated Jewish community)
www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/ostrowiec/ostrowiec.html

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

- Siedlce, Poland (Memorial book of the community of Siedlce)
www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Siedlce1/Siedlce1.html

- Slutsk, Belarus (Slutsk and vicinity memorial book)
www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Slutsk/Slutsk.html

- Sosnove (Ludvipol), Ukraine (Ludvipol (Wolyn); in memory of the
Jewish community) www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Ludvipol/Ludvipol.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

- The Jacob Rassen Story
www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/JacobRassen/JacobRassen.html

- The Mass Migration
www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/MassMigration/MassMigration.html

- Wierzbnik, Poland (Wierzbnik-Starachowitz; a memorial book)
www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Wierzbnik/Wierzbnik.html

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

- Zawiercie, Poland (Yizkor Book of the Holy Community of Zawiercie
and Environs) www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/zawiercie/zawiercie.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.

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


#Ciechanow #Poland Be inspired by three new Success! Stories #ciechanow #poland

Nancy Siegel
 

Be inspired by three new Success! Stories recently published to the
JewishGen website. You can access these accounts >from the "About Us"
button on the website or by following this link:
http://www.jewishgen.org/jewishgen/testimonials/

A Book of Names
By Colin Mathias Justin

"On June 28, 1808, my great-great-great-great-grandfather, Moshe Hanne
Katz, went to the courthouse in the city of Istha, Westphalia, to
change his family's surname forever."

A Wedding List
Discovering A Family Branch
by Richard L. Baum

"To my surprise, a considerable list of vital records associated with
the Maultasch surname materialized on my computer screen. All of the
entries were >from the Polish town of Rzeszow..."

The Genealogical Detective:
Separating Fact >from Fiction
By Helene Schwartz Kenvin

"Amidst a sea of Cohens in the indices to U.S. naturalizations that
took place in mid-19th-century New York courts, I am certain that I
have found the documents relating to my ancestor Abraham, his sons
Alexander and Harris, and his son-in-law Jacob..."

While you're on the Success! Stories webpage, you might also read some
of the moving stories in our Archives. We encourage you to submit your
own success stories to us at: success@lyris.jewishgen.org .

Nancy Siegel, Editor
JewishGen's Success! Stories
San Francisco, CA


#Ciechanow #Poland JewishGen Future Scholars Fellowship Heritage Tour #ciechanow #poland

Nancy Siegel
 

JewishGen.org is proud to announce its JewishGen Future Scholars Fellowship.

This immersive program, created in partnership with The Matzevah
Foundation, Inc., will provide an experiential opportunity for younger
audiences to appreciate the application and impact JewishGen, and
Jewish genealogy can have in everyday life.

Specifically, it will focus on the role of Jewish cemeteries today in
preserving the memory and legacy of former Jewish communities. Our six
highly qualified Fellows will learn about symbols on tombstones, the
state of Jewish cemeteries in Poland after Holocaust, efforts to
preserve them, and what lessons can be gleaned to inform our own life
choices today.

Throughout the 10-day experience, >from June 12-June 20, Fellows will
have an opportunity to visit many Jewish heritage sites including
Warsaw and Lublin, spend an inspirational Shabbat in Krakow, and visit
Auschwitz/Birkenau. The group will then spend time in Krzepice,
Poland, where they will participate in the clean-up and preservation
of the Jewish cemetery in partnership with the local high school.
(Krzepice is about 25 kilometers west of Czestochowa.)

The trip will be led by highly experienced staff (including Avraham
Groll, Dan Oren, and Steven D. Reece), and participants will have an
opportunity to learn >from rabbis, scholars, dignitaries, and community
leaders, who will offer first-hand insights regarding the imperative
(and challenges) of cleaning-up cemeteries in accordance with Jewish
law. They will address how local Polish communities view Jewish
cemeteries in their towns, the need to preserve Jewish memory, and
more.

Upon returning home, each Fellow will write an essay reflecting on his
or her experience. These essays will be made available on the
JewishGen website.

Please be sure to follow our JewishGen Fellows, and check our Facebook
page often for profiles of the Fellows, ongoing updates, photos,
live-streams, and more!

Nancy Siegel
Communications Coordinator
JewishGen.org


Seeking SCHIRATZKI, AUERBACH #general

fredelfruhman
 

Hello,

I am trying to find descendants of Lehrer Jakob/Jacob SCHIRATZKI,
born in 1885. He may have moved to Palestine/Israel.

In the year 2002, his daughter Miriam AUERBACH was apparently
living in Kfar Saba, Israel.

Any leads would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you.

Fredel Fruhman

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JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Seeking SCHIRATZKI, AUERBACH #general

fredelfruhman
 

Hello,

I am trying to find descendants of Lehrer Jakob/Jacob SCHIRATZKI,
born in 1885. He may have moved to Palestine/Israel.

In the year 2002, his daughter Miriam AUERBACH was apparently
living in Kfar Saba, Israel.

Any leads would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you.

Fredel Fruhman

MODERATOR NOTE: Please reply privately.

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