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NYC Synagogue Database circa 1939 with some Lithuanian references #lithuania

Judith27
 

Dear LitvakSIGdom,

For all of you who would like to be able to have a database of New
York City synagogues to search, you may be interested in knowing about a NYC
Synagogue Database based upon the 1939 WPA Project's cataloguing of NYC
Synagogues.
In 1939 the Federal Writers' Project of the Works Progress
Administration conducted a survey of all known houses of worship in the
United States, both Jewish and non-Jewish. The over 2000 synagogue listings
for New York City reside on five rolls of microfilm at the New York City
Municipal Archives as Microfilm #'s (M.N.) 21318-21322, Roll #'s 319-323.

Ada Green and Judi Langer-Surnamer Caplan have completed extracting a
great deal of the data available about all the synagogues in all five NYC
boroughs catalogued in this circa 1939 survey.

The resulting Excel Spreadsheet is now available as a finding aid on
the two public computers at the NYC Municipal Archives.

In addition, this shul database will also be available for searching
on the computers in the Resource Room at the 26th IAJGS Conference.

The database field headings include: Form #, Card #, Roll #, Year
Organized, Name of Organization, Alternate Names and English Translation,
Street Number and Street, Location in Borough, Borough, and Comments.

As each then existing NYC synagogue was given a Synagogue Records Form
containing 14 questions, under "comments" there are various details that
might show up such as the names of the rabbis, the consolidation and/or
dissolution of synagogues and minyanim, the physical appearance of buildings,
the cemeteries where synagogues had burial plots, and histories of the
synagogues, including former addresses.

There are also some hints about people >from Lithuania in this
database as Congregation Beth Jacob B'arav Abraham and Talmud Torah of
East Bronx had a Rabbi, A. H. Gris, >from Lithuania, and the Principal
of Congregation Hoan Hamoan's Talmud Torah was Simon Lichterman >from the
Yeshiva of Illia, Lithuania, now Poland. And, of course, several synagogues
such as Beth Haknesseth Anshe Alshan V'Anshe Iwie were founded by "groups
of men >from Alshan and Iwie, two towns in Lithuania."

For more a detailed overview of the database with examples please
visit the Online Introduction to this NYC Shul database at
http://home.att.net/%7Elandsmanshaft/wpaform.htm
We all owe a great debt to the hard-working, dedicated people who
were the field researchers back in the late 1930s and early 1940s who were
involved in this WPA project surveying New York City synagogues including:
Harold Albaum, Joe Eisinger, Samuel Gerson, William Gubin, Milton Hirsch,
Bernard Kasper, Elsie Katz, Ellis Kramer, Morris Levine, M. Portner, Doris
Radzyner, William Rubin, Celia Rogow, Beatrice Schwartz, Max Simon, Harry
Sohn, Yakov Tarle, and Helen Zuckerman. Without their valiant efforts we
would not have the wealth of material we now have today to draw upon in
this database.

Shalom,
Judi Langer-Surnamer Caplan and Ada Green


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania NYC Synagogue Database circa 1939 with some Lithuanian references #lithuania

Judith27
 

Dear LitvakSIGdom,

For all of you who would like to be able to have a database of New
York City synagogues to search, you may be interested in knowing about a NYC
Synagogue Database based upon the 1939 WPA Project's cataloguing of NYC
Synagogues.
In 1939 the Federal Writers' Project of the Works Progress
Administration conducted a survey of all known houses of worship in the
United States, both Jewish and non-Jewish. The over 2000 synagogue listings
for New York City reside on five rolls of microfilm at the New York City
Municipal Archives as Microfilm #'s (M.N.) 21318-21322, Roll #'s 319-323.

Ada Green and Judi Langer-Surnamer Caplan have completed extracting a
great deal of the data available about all the synagogues in all five NYC
boroughs catalogued in this circa 1939 survey.

The resulting Excel Spreadsheet is now available as a finding aid on
the two public computers at the NYC Municipal Archives.

In addition, this shul database will also be available for searching
on the computers in the Resource Room at the 26th IAJGS Conference.

The database field headings include: Form #, Card #, Roll #, Year
Organized, Name of Organization, Alternate Names and English Translation,
Street Number and Street, Location in Borough, Borough, and Comments.

As each then existing NYC synagogue was given a Synagogue Records Form
containing 14 questions, under "comments" there are various details that
might show up such as the names of the rabbis, the consolidation and/or
dissolution of synagogues and minyanim, the physical appearance of buildings,
the cemeteries where synagogues had burial plots, and histories of the
synagogues, including former addresses.

There are also some hints about people >from Lithuania in this
database as Congregation Beth Jacob B'arav Abraham and Talmud Torah of
East Bronx had a Rabbi, A. H. Gris, >from Lithuania, and the Principal
of Congregation Hoan Hamoan's Talmud Torah was Simon Lichterman >from the
Yeshiva of Illia, Lithuania, now Poland. And, of course, several synagogues
such as Beth Haknesseth Anshe Alshan V'Anshe Iwie were founded by "groups
of men >from Alshan and Iwie, two towns in Lithuania."

For more a detailed overview of the database with examples please
visit the Online Introduction to this NYC Shul database at
http://home.att.net/%7Elandsmanshaft/wpaform.htm
We all owe a great debt to the hard-working, dedicated people who
were the field researchers back in the late 1930s and early 1940s who were
involved in this WPA project surveying New York City synagogues including:
Harold Albaum, Joe Eisinger, Samuel Gerson, William Gubin, Milton Hirsch,
Bernard Kasper, Elsie Katz, Ellis Kramer, Morris Levine, M. Portner, Doris
Radzyner, William Rubin, Celia Rogow, Beatrice Schwartz, Max Simon, Harry
Sohn, Yakov Tarle, and Helen Zuckerman. Without their valiant efforts we
would not have the wealth of material we now have today to draw upon in
this database.

Shalom,
Judi Langer-Surnamer Caplan and Ada Green


Re: IAJGS NY Conference Attendees 2006 - Final developments #austria-czech

Celia Male <celiamale@...>
 

A few days ago I sent you the final list of participants to the NY
conference - here are a few last-minute comments and developments:

My sincere apologies to Georgia Haken who morphed to Gloria!
11. Georgia Haken - researching PROPPER - 1840?-1880's in Laun, Saaz,
Teplice,Krusovice & Prague and later <1920> in Bubentsch. Also
PROBER-GOLD & ZINGER >from Tarnopol & Vienna.

15. Jeffrey Levin, Scarsdale, NY Researching LOWIN/LEVIN, Vienna
attending Sun and Mon only because he will be visiting Prague and
Budapest for the ***first time***. Bon Voyage!

17. Rabbi Avrohom Marmorstein - we are delighted that he will be
introducing Alec Woodle's talk - so he is a quasi-speaker!

19. Gertrude Singer Ogushwitz - researching FISCHL, Arad, Hungary
(now Romania); KONIGSBAUM: Vienna & Hungary; SINGER >from Moravia to
Arad, Hungary, 1730; SPILLER: Hungary; England; Galati, Romania

Ray Minkus [Chicago] hopes he has a spotted SPILLER link here. We all
hope so too! Intriguingly there is a widow Ellen SPILLER [50] born in
Poland who is the synagogue-keeper in the Great Synagogue, Cheetham
Manchester in 1881. She actually lived in the synagogue.

22. Linda Rakoff of Newton Mass. - researching ASCHNER, Vienna
has added a whole new list of names, many outside our area, but links
are very likely - see the story beneath this:

ASCHNER, Assakurte, Berko, Bratislava, Budapest, Hradiste, Katlo,
Kosice, Malacky, Nyitra, Spisska Nova Ves, Wien, Berlin,
Beuthen/Bytom, Breslau/Wroclaw,Brunovce, Danzig, Chorzow
[Konigshutte], Kattowitz; LIFSITZ-Galati; GELLMAN, POLASCEK- Kosice,
GOLDMAN(N), LANGER - Kosice, Bolyar; Miskolc, Presov; LOW'Y -
Brezova, Hradiste, Spisska Nova; Ves MELTZER, PERLBINDER, LADENHEIM,
RIESENBERG - Horodenka, Kasperowicz, Zaleschicki; GORDON-Moletai,
WATMAN, MILLER-Lithuania, Ponemunka

Linda very recently spotted a posting of mine [General Discussion
Group] on intestacy researchers working in the archives in Vienna. In
this I mentioned both my gtgt and my gtgrandfather Leopold and Gustav
WOTTITZ {Pressburg and Vienna]. Linda realised she had the name
WOTTIEZ on her tree. As a result, I was reconnected to Gustav's
sister Amalia {nee WOTTITZ] married to Jonas FELSNER whom I last
heard of in 1906 on the Partezettel [death announcement] of my
gtgrandmother Betti WOTTITZ nee Tedesko!

So I am now "sort of" related to Linda via an ASCHNER FELSNER link
and I have found many of Amalia's descendants, who are my third
cousins. Most never came to Vienna but ended up in Transylvania
[Romania] and Budapest. I now notice quite a few WOTTIEZ on Google in
the Netherlands and environs. They need further research to see if
they are of Bohemian origin.

Thanks a million, Linda

28. Robert Stein - researching HIRSCH/STEIN/LEDERER
Bohemia>USA>Chicago

Fred Posamentir >from Vienna has spotted potential links. Good luck
Fred and Robert.

The trouble for Austria-Czech Siggers is that our links spread well
outside ou SIG boundaries! This, once again, is clearly shown above
and we have to be extra vigilant.

Celia Male [U.K.]


Austria-Czech SIG #Austria-Czech Re: IAJGS NY Conference Attendees 2006 - Final developments #austria-czech

Celia Male <celiamale@...>
 

A few days ago I sent you the final list of participants to the NY
conference - here are a few last-minute comments and developments:

My sincere apologies to Georgia Haken who morphed to Gloria!
11. Georgia Haken - researching PROPPER - 1840?-1880's in Laun, Saaz,
Teplice,Krusovice & Prague and later <1920> in Bubentsch. Also
PROBER-GOLD & ZINGER >from Tarnopol & Vienna.

15. Jeffrey Levin, Scarsdale, NY Researching LOWIN/LEVIN, Vienna
attending Sun and Mon only because he will be visiting Prague and
Budapest for the ***first time***. Bon Voyage!

17. Rabbi Avrohom Marmorstein - we are delighted that he will be
introducing Alec Woodle's talk - so he is a quasi-speaker!

19. Gertrude Singer Ogushwitz - researching FISCHL, Arad, Hungary
(now Romania); KONIGSBAUM: Vienna & Hungary; SINGER >from Moravia to
Arad, Hungary, 1730; SPILLER: Hungary; England; Galati, Romania

Ray Minkus [Chicago] hopes he has a spotted SPILLER link here. We all
hope so too! Intriguingly there is a widow Ellen SPILLER [50] born in
Poland who is the synagogue-keeper in the Great Synagogue, Cheetham
Manchester in 1881. She actually lived in the synagogue.

22. Linda Rakoff of Newton Mass. - researching ASCHNER, Vienna
has added a whole new list of names, many outside our area, but links
are very likely - see the story beneath this:

ASCHNER, Assakurte, Berko, Bratislava, Budapest, Hradiste, Katlo,
Kosice, Malacky, Nyitra, Spisska Nova Ves, Wien, Berlin,
Beuthen/Bytom, Breslau/Wroclaw,Brunovce, Danzig, Chorzow
[Konigshutte], Kattowitz; LIFSITZ-Galati; GELLMAN, POLASCEK- Kosice,
GOLDMAN(N), LANGER - Kosice, Bolyar; Miskolc, Presov; LOW'Y -
Brezova, Hradiste, Spisska Nova; Ves MELTZER, PERLBINDER, LADENHEIM,
RIESENBERG - Horodenka, Kasperowicz, Zaleschicki; GORDON-Moletai,
WATMAN, MILLER-Lithuania, Ponemunka

Linda very recently spotted a posting of mine [General Discussion
Group] on intestacy researchers working in the archives in Vienna. In
this I mentioned both my gtgt and my gtgrandfather Leopold and Gustav
WOTTITZ {Pressburg and Vienna]. Linda realised she had the name
WOTTIEZ on her tree. As a result, I was reconnected to Gustav's
sister Amalia {nee WOTTITZ] married to Jonas FELSNER whom I last
heard of in 1906 on the Partezettel [death announcement] of my
gtgrandmother Betti WOTTITZ nee Tedesko!

So I am now "sort of" related to Linda via an ASCHNER FELSNER link
and I have found many of Amalia's descendants, who are my third
cousins. Most never came to Vienna but ended up in Transylvania
[Romania] and Budapest. I now notice quite a few WOTTIEZ on Google in
the Netherlands and environs. They need further research to see if
they are of Bohemian origin.

Thanks a million, Linda

28. Robert Stein - researching HIRSCH/STEIN/LEDERER
Bohemia>USA>Chicago

Fred Posamentir >from Vienna has spotted potential links. Good luck
Fred and Robert.

The trouble for Austria-Czech Siggers is that our links spread well
outside ou SIG boundaries! This, once again, is clearly shown above
and we have to be extra vigilant.

Celia Male [U.K.]


Ballot for LitvakSIG Election and Proposed Amendment to the Bylaws #lithuania

Eden Joachim <esjoachim@...>
 

As promised, this message is being sent to inform you of the nominees for
the
upcoming LitvakSIG election on Monday, August 14 and the proposed amendments
to the current Bylaws.

The proposed amendment, submitted by Mike Posnick is:

That the Litvak SIG By-Laws be amended to provide for a board of directors
with a fixed membership of nine (9) directors, all of whom shall be elected
by
the members of the SIG.

This proposal will be voted on prior to voting for the nominees to the board
since its adoption will alter the size of the LitvakSIG Board of Directors
and
determine how many of the nominees are considered to have been elected.

The list of nominees for the Board of Directors is, in alphabetical order by
surname:

Carol Coplin Baker __________

Judy Baston __________

Deena Berton __________

Judith Langer-Surnamer Caplan __________

Ada Green __________

Jose Gutstein __________

David B. Hoffman __________

Richard H. Hoffman __________

Merle Kastner __________

Howard Margol __________

Scott Noar __________

Mike Posnick __________

Aaron Roetenberg __________

Olga Zabludoff __________

You may vote for as few or as many nominees as you choose. If you will not
be attending the meeting, and are a member in good standing, your email
votes
should be sent to me at esjoachim@optonline.net Email votes must be
submitted
to me no later than midnight, Eastern Time, Sunday August 13.

If you will be attending the meeting, please do not submit an email vote.
Ballots will be provided at the meeting.

Thank you,
Eden Joachim
Election Chair


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania Ballot for LitvakSIG Election and Proposed Amendment to the Bylaws #lithuania

Eden Joachim <esjoachim@...>
 

As promised, this message is being sent to inform you of the nominees for
the
upcoming LitvakSIG election on Monday, August 14 and the proposed amendments
to the current Bylaws.

The proposed amendment, submitted by Mike Posnick is:

That the Litvak SIG By-Laws be amended to provide for a board of directors
with a fixed membership of nine (9) directors, all of whom shall be elected
by
the members of the SIG.

This proposal will be voted on prior to voting for the nominees to the board
since its adoption will alter the size of the LitvakSIG Board of Directors
and
determine how many of the nominees are considered to have been elected.

The list of nominees for the Board of Directors is, in alphabetical order by
surname:

Carol Coplin Baker __________

Judy Baston __________

Deena Berton __________

Judith Langer-Surnamer Caplan __________

Ada Green __________

Jose Gutstein __________

David B. Hoffman __________

Richard H. Hoffman __________

Merle Kastner __________

Howard Margol __________

Scott Noar __________

Mike Posnick __________

Aaron Roetenberg __________

Olga Zabludoff __________

You may vote for as few or as many nominees as you choose. If you will not
be attending the meeting, and are a member in good standing, your email
votes
should be sent to me at esjoachim@optonline.net Email votes must be
submitted
to me no later than midnight, Eastern Time, Sunday August 13.

If you will be attending the meeting, please do not submit an email vote.
Ballots will be provided at the meeting.

Thank you,
Eden Joachim
Election Chair


Book on Kenyan Jews #southafrica

Bubbles Segall <Bubbles.Segall@...>
 

The Nairobi Hebrew Community commissioned Cynthia Salvadori to write a
history for their Centenary - GLIMPSES OF THE JEWS OF KENYA: THE CENTENNIAL
STORY OF THE NAIROBI HEBREW CONGREGATION 1904 – 2004. The cost of the book
is US$50.00 plus postage and anyone wishing to obtain a copy should contact
Bunnie Gordon, the treasurer of the American Friends of Judaism in Kenya
(AFJIK) who lives in Rockville, Maryland, USA. His e-mail address is
ndovu93@aol.com This book provides a well researched history of Kenyan
Jewry including numerous photographs.

I have no connection to either the author or the publishers


Bubbles Segall


South Africa SIG #SouthAfrica Book on Kenyan Jews #southafrica

Bubbles Segall <Bubbles.Segall@...>
 

The Nairobi Hebrew Community commissioned Cynthia Salvadori to write a
history for their Centenary - GLIMPSES OF THE JEWS OF KENYA: THE CENTENNIAL
STORY OF THE NAIROBI HEBREW CONGREGATION 1904 – 2004. The cost of the book
is US$50.00 plus postage and anyone wishing to obtain a copy should contact
Bunnie Gordon, the treasurer of the American Friends of Judaism in Kenya
(AFJIK) who lives in Rockville, Maryland, USA. His e-mail address is
ndovu93@aol.com This book provides a well researched history of Kenyan
Jewry including numerous photographs.

I have no connection to either the author or the publishers


Bubbles Segall


Re: origin of family name AMSTERDAM #general

MBernet@...
 

In a message dated 8/10/2006 5:50:43 P.M. Eastern Standard Time,
Hank@WebFeats.com writes:

< . . . . More than one relative has told me that the consonants in
Amsterdam(ski) form a Hebrew (or perhaps Yiddish) acronym that has
some kind of mystical Jewish significance, the implication being that
someone may have adopted the name Amsterdam(ski) for that reason
(rather than for the reason of having some connection to the city of
Amsterdam). If nobody here can expand on that sketchy explanation
(and if anyone would like to know more about it), let
me know, I'll contact some of my relatives for more details.

==Lars Menk lists only the city of Amsterdam as the source for the Amsterdam
name in his dictionary of German Jewish surnames. He lists a nunmber of
differeent families in Frankfurt/Mainin 1679, 1686, and 1710, also in Friedberg
which is near Frankfurt, and in Glogau which, I think, is in Posen

==BenZion Kaganoff does not list Amsterdam but lists Amster, which he says
is derived >from the German for hamster and may be a name for "a diligent,
industrious individual."

==I speculate the name may also be an "elaboration" of the German-Jewish
first name Anselm/Amsel/Anschel which is a kinnuy for Ascher (one of the 12
tribes). This would be similar to the origin of Berlin/er in many cases, >from
Issachar (a tribe) to Beer (kinnuy) to Berlin, an important city.

Michael Bernet, New York


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: origin of family name AMSTERDAM #general

MBernet@...
 

In a message dated 8/10/2006 5:50:43 P.M. Eastern Standard Time,
Hank@WebFeats.com writes:

< . . . . More than one relative has told me that the consonants in
Amsterdam(ski) form a Hebrew (or perhaps Yiddish) acronym that has
some kind of mystical Jewish significance, the implication being that
someone may have adopted the name Amsterdam(ski) for that reason
(rather than for the reason of having some connection to the city of
Amsterdam). If nobody here can expand on that sketchy explanation
(and if anyone would like to know more about it), let
me know, I'll contact some of my relatives for more details.

==Lars Menk lists only the city of Amsterdam as the source for the Amsterdam
name in his dictionary of German Jewish surnames. He lists a nunmber of
differeent families in Frankfurt/Mainin 1679, 1686, and 1710, also in Friedberg
which is near Frankfurt, and in Glogau which, I think, is in Posen

==BenZion Kaganoff does not list Amsterdam but lists Amster, which he says
is derived >from the German for hamster and may be a name for "a diligent,
industrious individual."

==I speculate the name may also be an "elaboration" of the German-Jewish
first name Anselm/Amsel/Anschel which is a kinnuy for Ascher (one of the 12
tribes). This would be similar to the origin of Berlin/er in many cases, >from
Issachar (a tribe) to Beer (kinnuy) to Berlin, an important city.

Michael Bernet, New York


Sally COHEN and his wife Malwine #germany

Dan S. Frank <andsfg@...>
 

Dear fellow GerSIGers,

I am looking for more information about Sally, also Salli or Sali,
COHEN and his wife Malwine, (her maiden name was HORN) and their
children. The couple had two or three boys, and one daughter: Selma.

Sally was A son of Levi COHEN, Sally COHEN was born in Borken, Westphalia,
Dec. 1, 1868. His job was announced as Kultusbeamter.
Selma, their daughter was born in Cologne, Halderstrasse, Sept.
3,1903. She grew up in Augsburg. [Source of this data?]

Selma was deported >from Borken, where she moved to in 1939. She survived the
Riga-KZ. I suppose that Sally worked in a Synagogue in Cologne or nearby.

Does anybody know this family?

I would be happy if some one can help me to gather more information about them.

Will be glad to have your answers to my E-Mail address. Thanks in advance.

Dan Frank Afula Israel E-Mail: andsfg@gmail.com

Searching: KOENIGSTHAL, Bad-Carlshafen. Hessen;
FRANK, Velen; Borken-Weseke=85 and surroundings, North Rhine-Westphalia
Herne-Zodingen; North Rhine-Westphalia; Merzbach (Bayren);
COHEN, Coesfeld; Olfen. NR-Westphalia;
STERN, Sudheim; Lower-Saxony;
WERTHEIM, Bad-Carlshafen. Hessen;
KESSLER, Gissen. Hessen. Hagen/Iserlohn, North-Rhine Westphalia;
RHOTSCHILD, Sudheim; Lower-Saxony;
SUSSKIND, Luedenschid, North Rhine-Westphalia, Gissen, Hessen
Bergen op Zoom/Amsterdam Holland;
OPPENHEIMER, Uslar Lower Saxony, Witzenhusen & Frankfurt a/m Hessen, Berlin.


Yiddish translation request - ViewMate VM8307 - VM8309 #general

Rose and Robert Raymen <rr.raymen@...>
 

Dear Genners

I require assistance in the translation of several photo inscriptions
written in Yiddish. The photographs were taken in Danzig (Poland) and were
sent by my father to his family in Kalisz (Poland). These can be viewed at:

http://data.jewishgen.org/ViewMate/ALL/viewmateview.asp?key=8307
http://data.jewishgen.org/ViewMate/ALL/viewmateview.asp?key=8308
http://data.jewishgen.org/ViewMate/ALL/viewmateview.asp?key=8309

Please respond privately.

Best Wishes
Rose Raymen
rr.raymen@optusnet.com.au


German SIG #Germany Sally COHEN and his wife Malwine #germany

Dan S. Frank <andsfg@...>
 

Dear fellow GerSIGers,

I am looking for more information about Sally, also Salli or Sali,
COHEN and his wife Malwine, (her maiden name was HORN) and their
children. The couple had two or three boys, and one daughter: Selma.

Sally was A son of Levi COHEN, Sally COHEN was born in Borken, Westphalia,
Dec. 1, 1868. His job was announced as Kultusbeamter.
Selma, their daughter was born in Cologne, Halderstrasse, Sept.
3,1903. She grew up in Augsburg. [Source of this data?]

Selma was deported >from Borken, where she moved to in 1939. She survived the
Riga-KZ. I suppose that Sally worked in a Synagogue in Cologne or nearby.

Does anybody know this family?

I would be happy if some one can help me to gather more information about them.

Will be glad to have your answers to my E-Mail address. Thanks in advance.

Dan Frank Afula Israel E-Mail: andsfg@gmail.com

Searching: KOENIGSTHAL, Bad-Carlshafen. Hessen;
FRANK, Velen; Borken-Weseke=85 and surroundings, North Rhine-Westphalia
Herne-Zodingen; North Rhine-Westphalia; Merzbach (Bayren);
COHEN, Coesfeld; Olfen. NR-Westphalia;
STERN, Sudheim; Lower-Saxony;
WERTHEIM, Bad-Carlshafen. Hessen;
KESSLER, Gissen. Hessen. Hagen/Iserlohn, North-Rhine Westphalia;
RHOTSCHILD, Sudheim; Lower-Saxony;
SUSSKIND, Luedenschid, North Rhine-Westphalia, Gissen, Hessen
Bergen op Zoom/Amsterdam Holland;
OPPENHEIMER, Uslar Lower Saxony, Witzenhusen & Frankfurt a/m Hessen, Berlin.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Yiddish translation request - ViewMate VM8307 - VM8309 #general

Rose and Robert Raymen <rr.raymen@...>
 

Dear Genners

I require assistance in the translation of several photo inscriptions
written in Yiddish. The photographs were taken in Danzig (Poland) and were
sent by my father to his family in Kalisz (Poland). These can be viewed at:

http://data.jewishgen.org/ViewMate/ALL/viewmateview.asp?key=8307
http://data.jewishgen.org/ViewMate/ALL/viewmateview.asp?key=8308
http://data.jewishgen.org/ViewMate/ALL/viewmateview.asp?key=8309

Please respond privately.

Best Wishes
Rose Raymen
rr.raymen@optusnet.com.au


1930's Polish army photo #general

Rose and Robert Raymen <rr.raymen@...>
 

Dear Genners

Could anyone assist me with a 1930's photo taken of my father and a friend
in the Polish army? I would be interested to know if he was conscripted and
where his regiment was based? He was born in Kalisz but lived in Danzig for
several years. Also, what is the food item depicted in the photo and was it
part of the Polish army diet? The photograph can be viewed at:

http://data.jewishgen.org/viewmate/ALL/viewmateview.asp?key=8304

Thanks in advance.

Best Wishes
Rose Raymen
rr.raymen@optusnet.com.au


German translation request - ViewMate VM8306 #general

Rose and Robert Raymen <rr.raymen@...>
 

Dear Genners

I require assistance in the translation of a photo inscription written in
German. The photograph is of my grandmother and her family taken in
Kalisz (Poland) and sent to my father. This can be viewed at:

http://data.jewishgen.org/ViewMate/ALL/viewmateview.asp?key=8306

Please respond privately.

Best Wishes
Rose Raymen
rr.raymen@optusnet.com.au


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen 1930's Polish army photo #general

Rose and Robert Raymen <rr.raymen@...>
 

Dear Genners

Could anyone assist me with a 1930's photo taken of my father and a friend
in the Polish army? I would be interested to know if he was conscripted and
where his regiment was based? He was born in Kalisz but lived in Danzig for
several years. Also, what is the food item depicted in the photo and was it
part of the Polish army diet? The photograph can be viewed at:

http://data.jewishgen.org/viewmate/ALL/viewmateview.asp?key=8304

Thanks in advance.

Best Wishes
Rose Raymen
rr.raymen@optusnet.com.au


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen German translation request - ViewMate VM8306 #general

Rose and Robert Raymen <rr.raymen@...>
 

Dear Genners

I require assistance in the translation of a photo inscription written in
German. The photograph is of my grandmother and her family taken in
Kalisz (Poland) and sent to my father. This can be viewed at:

http://data.jewishgen.org/ViewMate/ALL/viewmateview.asp?key=8306

Please respond privately.

Best Wishes
Rose Raymen
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Re: What does Rav mean? #general

Benzy Shani <bzs@...>
 

Walter Spector wrote:
I had a great uncle's tombstone translated. His father's name(my ggfather)
was translated as Rav Yosef. On the nine other tombstones for his children
is just Yosef. Does Rav have a special significance?
___

What it really says is "Reb Yosef".
"Reb" is a way of respecting someone who is not actually a Rabbi. It is
tantamount to inscribing "the honorable", or "Mr.".
On the tombstone of an "ordained" Rabbi it would have said "Harav".
Usually "Reb" is not spelled out, and instead it will say Resh-apostrophe.
The absence of "Reb" on any other tombstone is insignificant as the title is
not an official one and is not mandatory.

To make a short story long, the title "Rav", in the rabbinical sense,
followed by the first name (Rav Yosef) or full patronymic (Rav Shmuel bar
Nachman), is reserved for the Babylonian Amoraim, the Sevoraim, and the
Gaonim - the scholars of the Babylonian Talmud and post-Talmudic era.
(The Gaonim had the title Gaon following their name, e. g., Rav Saadiah
Gaon).
This was probably designed to demonstrate the defference of these scholars
to the Tannaim - the Mishnaic scholars - who were referred to as "Rabbi"
(pronounced with a long "e" sound at the end), followed by either their
first name alone (Rabbi Akiva) , their full patronymic (Rabbi Elazar ben
Azaria), or their first name followed by their location (Rabbi Yehuda ish
Kefar Ichos) or profession (Rabbi Yochanan Hasandlar).
Mishnaic scholars who were not "ordained" as Rabbis, did not carry the title
"Rabbi" (ben Zoma, ben Bagbag).

The title "Rabban" was only used in reference to Presidents of the
Sanhedrin, but this title only came into use after the destruction of the
Temple. (The Talmud teaches that "greater than Rabban is his own name", i.e.
the greatest greats need no title before their names (Hillel, Shamai, etc.).

The Palestinian Amoraim - the scholars of the Jerusalem Talmud - retained
the title "Rabbi", but this isn't to say that they deferred to the Tannaim
to any lesser extent than their Babylonian conterparts.

In the middle-ages, Rabbis were addressed as "Rabbeinu" (our Rabbi), or as
"Rabbi". The reason this latter was less common is that the

The form Harav-First Name- Surname, is the modern usage.

All the Best,
Benzy Shani

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JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: What does Rav mean? #general

Benzy Shani <bzs@...>
 

Walter Spector wrote:
I had a great uncle's tombstone translated. His father's name(my ggfather)
was translated as Rav Yosef. On the nine other tombstones for his children
is just Yosef. Does Rav have a special significance?
___

What it really says is "Reb Yosef".
"Reb" is a way of respecting someone who is not actually a Rabbi. It is
tantamount to inscribing "the honorable", or "Mr.".
On the tombstone of an "ordained" Rabbi it would have said "Harav".
Usually "Reb" is not spelled out, and instead it will say Resh-apostrophe.
The absence of "Reb" on any other tombstone is insignificant as the title is
not an official one and is not mandatory.

To make a short story long, the title "Rav", in the rabbinical sense,
followed by the first name (Rav Yosef) or full patronymic (Rav Shmuel bar
Nachman), is reserved for the Babylonian Amoraim, the Sevoraim, and the
Gaonim - the scholars of the Babylonian Talmud and post-Talmudic era.
(The Gaonim had the title Gaon following their name, e. g., Rav Saadiah
Gaon).
This was probably designed to demonstrate the defference of these scholars
to the Tannaim - the Mishnaic scholars - who were referred to as "Rabbi"
(pronounced with a long "e" sound at the end), followed by either their
first name alone (Rabbi Akiva) , their full patronymic (Rabbi Elazar ben
Azaria), or their first name followed by their location (Rabbi Yehuda ish
Kefar Ichos) or profession (Rabbi Yochanan Hasandlar).
Mishnaic scholars who were not "ordained" as Rabbis, did not carry the title
"Rabbi" (ben Zoma, ben Bagbag).

The title "Rabban" was only used in reference to Presidents of the
Sanhedrin, but this title only came into use after the destruction of the
Temple. (The Talmud teaches that "greater than Rabban is his own name", i.e.
the greatest greats need no title before their names (Hillel, Shamai, etc.).

The Palestinian Amoraim - the scholars of the Jerusalem Talmud - retained
the title "Rabbi", but this isn't to say that they deferred to the Tannaim
to any lesser extent than their Babylonian conterparts.

In the middle-ages, Rabbis were addressed as "Rabbeinu" (our Rabbi), or as
"Rabbi". The reason this latter was less common is that the

The form Harav-First Name- Surname, is the modern usage.

All the Best,
Benzy Shani

MODERATOR NOTE: Responses related to genealogy will be considered
for posting. Others should be sent privately.