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SA SIG Lunch 26 IAJGS Conference 13-18 Aug.2006 #southafrica

Saul Issroff <saul@...>
 

The South Africa SIG luncheon at the 26th IAJGS Conference at the Marriott
Hotel, Times Square, New York has been scheduled for Wednesday, August 16th.

The guest speaker is Ann Rabinowitz of Miami Beach, probably one of the
most knowledgeable and dedicated contributors to the SA SIG.

The topic is "Kuposhikers in Africa ". Her story entitled "A Journey to
Africa and Beyond - A Few Vignettes" is appropriate as it encapsulates what
happened to many families who came to SA. Her SA connection is the Choritz
family of Bot Rivier.

Those who want to attend MUST register on the Conference Web site. Paying
at the door will NOT be an option.

Please go to http://www.jgsny2006.org/ for further information about the
conference and registering.

There will also be several SA related lectures, a computer workshop and a
general SA SIG meeting at the conference

Saul Issroff


South Africa SIG #SouthAfrica SA SIG Lunch 26 IAJGS Conference 13-18 Aug.2006 #southafrica

Saul Issroff <saul@...>
 

The South Africa SIG luncheon at the 26th IAJGS Conference at the Marriott
Hotel, Times Square, New York has been scheduled for Wednesday, August 16th.

The guest speaker is Ann Rabinowitz of Miami Beach, probably one of the
most knowledgeable and dedicated contributors to the SA SIG.

The topic is "Kuposhikers in Africa ". Her story entitled "A Journey to
Africa and Beyond - A Few Vignettes" is appropriate as it encapsulates what
happened to many families who came to SA. Her SA connection is the Choritz
family of Bot Rivier.

Those who want to attend MUST register on the Conference Web site. Paying
at the door will NOT be an option.

Please go to http://www.jgsny2006.org/ for further information about the
conference and registering.

There will also be several SA related lectures, a computer workshop and a
general SA SIG meeting at the conference

Saul Issroff


GLOCER family from Warszawa #general

Marius Loeffler <varicoseveins@...>
 

I am looking for any news about family GLOCER >from Warszawa. There was a
Jewish firm located at Napoleon square Nr 2 (Plac Napoleona Nr 2). The name
of the firm was Glocer and Son and was trading with bussiness machines. I
was told that Glocer managed to escape before German invasion but he died in
Sweden in 1947. Some descendant are apparently living in USA. My adoptive
Father Ian Loeffler was working for Glocer. He installed on belhaf of Glocer
first audio recordfing system in Polish Parlament probably in 1938. I would
like to find out amongs others, how my adoptive Father, an invalid
pensioner, managed to get job at Glocers. Was there nay connection between
Glocers and my biological family of the unknown to me name. Maybe my
natural grand parents found my adoptive Father this job as the reward for
looking after me?

Dr Marius Loeffler /Australia/


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen GLOCER family from Warszawa #general

Marius Loeffler <varicoseveins@...>
 

I am looking for any news about family GLOCER >from Warszawa. There was a
Jewish firm located at Napoleon square Nr 2 (Plac Napoleona Nr 2). The name
of the firm was Glocer and Son and was trading with bussiness machines. I
was told that Glocer managed to escape before German invasion but he died in
Sweden in 1947. Some descendant are apparently living in USA. My adoptive
Father Ian Loeffler was working for Glocer. He installed on belhaf of Glocer
first audio recordfing system in Polish Parlament probably in 1938. I would
like to find out amongs others, how my adoptive Father, an invalid
pensioner, managed to get job at Glocers. Was there nay connection between
Glocers and my biological family of the unknown to me name. Maybe my
natural grand parents found my adoptive Father this job as the reward for
looking after me?

Dr Marius Loeffler /Australia/


Family History Centers in Israel #general

Rose Feldman <rosef@...>
 

Just a bit of clarification, there are some microfilms at the Diaspora
Museum (Beth Hatefusoth) but they were a donation >from Prof. Yitzhak
Halbrecht who had them as a private collection. The microfilms they have can
be seen at this website
http://www.bh.org.il/Genealogy/ldsbyname.aspx
They cover just a specific area of interest of their previous owner.
but if you find they match what you found on a JRI-Poland index, you can
order a copy by mail.
Rose Feldman
Secretary, Tel-Aviv Branch of the Israel Genealogical Society & webmaster
http://www.isragen.org.il


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Family History Centers in Israel #general

Rose Feldman <rosef@...>
 

Just a bit of clarification, there are some microfilms at the Diaspora
Museum (Beth Hatefusoth) but they were a donation >from Prof. Yitzhak
Halbrecht who had them as a private collection. The microfilms they have can
be seen at this website
http://www.bh.org.il/Genealogy/ldsbyname.aspx
They cover just a specific area of interest of their previous owner.
but if you find they match what you found on a JRI-Poland index, you can
order a copy by mail.
Rose Feldman
Secretary, Tel-Aviv Branch of the Israel Genealogical Society & webmaster
http://www.isragen.org.il


Glocer family from Warszawa #warsaw #poland

Marius Loeffler <varicoseveins@...>
 

I am looking for any news about family Glocer >from Warszawa. There was a
Jewish firm located at Napoleon square Nr 2 (Plac Napoleona Nr 2). The name
of the firm was Glocer and Son and was trading with bussiness machines. I
was told that Glocer managed to escape before German invasion but he died in
Sweden in 1947. Some descendant are apparently living in USA. My adoptive
Father Ian Loeffler was working for Glocer. He installed on belhaf of Glocer
first audio recordfing system in Polish Parlament probably in 1938. I would
like to find out amongs others, how my adoptive Father, an invalid
pensioner, managed to get job at Glocers. Was there nay connection between
Glocers and my biological family of the unknown to me name. Maybe my
natural grand parents found my adoptive Father this job as the reward for
looking after me?

Dr Marius Loeffler /Australia/


Warszawa Research Group #Warsaw #Poland Glocer family from Warszawa #poland #warsaw

Marius Loeffler <varicoseveins@...>
 

I am looking for any news about family Glocer >from Warszawa. There was a
Jewish firm located at Napoleon square Nr 2 (Plac Napoleona Nr 2). The name
of the firm was Glocer and Son and was trading with bussiness machines. I
was told that Glocer managed to escape before German invasion but he died in
Sweden in 1947. Some descendant are apparently living in USA. My adoptive
Father Ian Loeffler was working for Glocer. He installed on belhaf of Glocer
first audio recordfing system in Polish Parlament probably in 1938. I would
like to find out amongs others, how my adoptive Father, an invalid
pensioner, managed to get job at Glocers. Was there nay connection between
Glocers and my biological family of the unknown to me name. Maybe my
natural grand parents found my adoptive Father this job as the reward for
looking after me?

Dr Marius Loeffler /Australia/


Kagan - Berdichev #ukraine

Anita Hasson <hassony@...>
 

Dear Genners !

Does anyone has in his family-tree :
Yankel (Jakub) Benjamin Kagan - born 1874 in Berdichev.

His Father:
Yehoshua (Gshaya) Kagan (born 1845-1850)- son of Leib
His mother : Czarna

Yankel-Benjamin Kagan (1874) was married twice.

Name of first wife: ?????
Son >from first wife :
Avrum (Avraham)Kagan, a Yidish-Russian writer.

Name of Second wife : Chana Taler (Taller, Teler, Teller)
Children >from Second wife :
Mosze (1905)
Yehoshua (Shyika, Shaike)(1907)
Czarna-Miryam (1909-1910)

They lived in Berdichev till around 1917-1920 -
and then escaped >from the Communist Revolution - to Kovel.

If anyone has any of them in their Family-Tree -
or has Kagan Family of Berdichev in parallel Periods -
I shall be glad to communicate.

Ana, Israel.


Ukraine SIG #Ukraine Kagan - Berdichev #ukraine

Anita Hasson <hassony@...>
 

Dear Genners !

Does anyone has in his family-tree :
Yankel (Jakub) Benjamin Kagan - born 1874 in Berdichev.

His Father:
Yehoshua (Gshaya) Kagan (born 1845-1850)- son of Leib
His mother : Czarna

Yankel-Benjamin Kagan (1874) was married twice.

Name of first wife: ?????
Son >from first wife :
Avrum (Avraham)Kagan, a Yidish-Russian writer.

Name of Second wife : Chana Taler (Taller, Teler, Teller)
Children >from Second wife :
Mosze (1905)
Yehoshua (Shyika, Shaike)(1907)
Czarna-Miryam (1909-1910)

They lived in Berdichev till around 1917-1920 -
and then escaped >from the Communist Revolution - to Kovel.

If anyone has any of them in their Family-Tree -
or has Kagan Family of Berdichev in parallel Periods -
I shall be glad to communicate.

Ana, Israel.


Cluj, Romania chapter in Pinkas HaKehillot #romania

Joyce Field
 

We are interested in having the chapter in the Pinkas HaKehillot,
Romania, volume 2 on Cluj translated. The chapter starts on page 243
of volume 2. You would have to have access to the volume. If you
can translate this chapter >from Hebrew to English, please contact me
privately.

The translation would be added to the Yizkor Book translations >from
Pinkas HaKehillot Romania. The index page for all translations is at
http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/translations.html. The tables of
contents for the Romania volumes can be found at
http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/pinkas_romania/pinkas_romania1.html
and
http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/pinkas_romania/pinkas_romania2.html.

Cluj is known in Hungarian as Kolozsvar and in German as Klausenburg.

Joyce Field
JewishGen VP, Data Acquisition
jfield@jewishgen.org


Cluj, Romania chapter in Pinkas HaKehillot #yizkorbooks

Joyce Field
 

We are interested in having the chapter in the Pinkas HaKehillot,
Romania, volume 2 on Cluj translated. The chapter starts on page 243
of volume 2. You would have to have access to the volume. If you
can translate this chapter >from Hebrew to English, please contact me
privately.

The translation would be added to the Yizkor Book translations >from
Pinkas HaKehillot Romania. The index page for all translations is at
http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/translations.html. The tables of
contents for the Romania volumes can be found at
http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/pinkas_romania/pinkas_romania1.html
and
http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/pinkas_romania/pinkas_romania2.html.

Cluj is known in Hungarian as Kolozsvar and in German as Klausenburg.

Joyce Field
JewishGen VP, Data Acquisition
jfield@jewishgen.org


Romania SIG #Romania Cluj, Romania chapter in Pinkas HaKehillot #romania

Joyce Field
 

We are interested in having the chapter in the Pinkas HaKehillot,
Romania, volume 2 on Cluj translated. The chapter starts on page 243
of volume 2. You would have to have access to the volume. If you
can translate this chapter >from Hebrew to English, please contact me
privately.

The translation would be added to the Yizkor Book translations >from
Pinkas HaKehillot Romania. The index page for all translations is at
http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/translations.html. The tables of
contents for the Romania volumes can be found at
http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/pinkas_romania/pinkas_romania1.html
and
http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/pinkas_romania/pinkas_romania2.html.

Cluj is known in Hungarian as Kolozsvar and in German as Klausenburg.

Joyce Field
JewishGen VP, Data Acquisition
jfield@jewishgen.org


Yizkor Books #YizkorBooks Cluj, Romania chapter in Pinkas HaKehillot #yizkorbooks

Joyce Field
 

We are interested in having the chapter in the Pinkas HaKehillot,
Romania, volume 2 on Cluj translated. The chapter starts on page 243
of volume 2. You would have to have access to the volume. If you
can translate this chapter >from Hebrew to English, please contact me
privately.

The translation would be added to the Yizkor Book translations >from
Pinkas HaKehillot Romania. The index page for all translations is at
http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/translations.html. The tables of
contents for the Romania volumes can be found at
http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/pinkas_romania/pinkas_romania1.html
and
http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/pinkas_romania/pinkas_romania2.html.

Cluj is known in Hungarian as Kolozsvar and in German as Klausenburg.

Joyce Field
JewishGen VP, Data Acquisition
jfield@jewishgen.org


ABRAMOWICZ -> RUBINOWICZ [was: RUBINOWICZ, Piotrkow Trybunalski] #rabbinic

ben-ari <yrcdi@...>
 

On 2006.01.27, "Stephen Rabinowitz" <srabinow@ix.netcom.com> wrote:

Shaya signed himself as "Shaya ben kavod haRav Rabbi Avraham
Abba." Shaya was in his 20s at the time. [...] Shaya was
the first in our family to use the surname RUBINOWICZ, having
earlier used the patronymic ABRAMOWICZ.
There are a lot of RABINOWITZs out there - in fact, if I'm not
mistaken almost every rabbi got the name when they gave out (or
took) family names. What interests me is the fact the the name
ABRAMOWITZ is also mentioned.

My family tree presumes that my maternal grandfather Chaim Yitzchak
ABRAMOWITZ was a descendant of Moshe of Kletzk who was also the
father of Reb Dovid of Novarodok whose son-in-law carried the family
name of RABINOWITZ.

I know that ABRAMOWITZ was probably just as common a Jewish name as
RABINOWITZ but the fact that the two names appear together seemed
interesting .

Can anyone shed any light on the above and/or connections to my
ABRAMOWITZ?

Shavua tov/a gutte voch

Yoni Ben-Ari, Efrat, Israel


Rabbinic Genealogy SIG #Rabbinic ABRAMOWICZ -> RUBINOWICZ [was: RUBINOWICZ, Piotrkow Trybunalski] #rabbinic

ben-ari <yrcdi@...>
 

On 2006.01.27, "Stephen Rabinowitz" <srabinow@ix.netcom.com> wrote:

Shaya signed himself as "Shaya ben kavod haRav Rabbi Avraham
Abba." Shaya was in his 20s at the time. [...] Shaya was
the first in our family to use the surname RUBINOWICZ, having
earlier used the patronymic ABRAMOWICZ.
There are a lot of RABINOWITZs out there - in fact, if I'm not
mistaken almost every rabbi got the name when they gave out (or
took) family names. What interests me is the fact the the name
ABRAMOWITZ is also mentioned.

My family tree presumes that my maternal grandfather Chaim Yitzchak
ABRAMOWITZ was a descendant of Moshe of Kletzk who was also the
father of Reb Dovid of Novarodok whose son-in-law carried the family
name of RABINOWITZ.

I know that ABRAMOWITZ was probably just as common a Jewish name as
RABINOWITZ but the fact that the two names appear together seemed
interesting .

Can anyone shed any light on the above and/or connections to my
ABRAMOWITZ?

Shavua tov/a gutte voch

Yoni Ben-Ari, Efrat, Israel


Hechaver #lithuania

Chaim freedman
 

Although Hechaver means "the friend" in modern Hebrew usage, it can also
mean "member" of a society or party ("comrage". But none of this is relevant
to the use as a title on a tombstone.

It was used for persons considered to be particularly pious or worthy of
honour. It may have been used informally or in some communities conferred
ceremoniously. The later was the case recently in our synagogue in Petah
Tikvah where two long time members who had served the community were
ceremoniously conferred with the tile and presented with a certificate.

Although the title carries not Halachic significance, it is customary to
call such a person to the Torah as such and to enscribe it on his tombstone.

In some communities it is/was often used for a Chazan or lay official who
did not hold a rabbinical Semichah. I have seen cases of people who were
regarded and called orally "Rabbi" yet their tombstones bore the term
"Hechaver" indicating that they never received official ordination
(Semichah).

Much of the usage is very unofficial and firm conclusions should not be
drawn.

Chaim Freedman
Petah Tikvah, Israel
chaimjan@zahav.net.il


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania Hechaver #lithuania

Chaim freedman
 

Although Hechaver means "the friend" in modern Hebrew usage, it can also
mean "member" of a society or party ("comrage". But none of this is relevant
to the use as a title on a tombstone.

It was used for persons considered to be particularly pious or worthy of
honour. It may have been used informally or in some communities conferred
ceremoniously. The later was the case recently in our synagogue in Petah
Tikvah where two long time members who had served the community were
ceremoniously conferred with the tile and presented with a certificate.

Although the title carries not Halachic significance, it is customary to
call such a person to the Torah as such and to enscribe it on his tombstone.

In some communities it is/was often used for a Chazan or lay official who
did not hold a rabbinical Semichah. I have seen cases of people who were
regarded and called orally "Rabbi" yet their tombstones bore the term
"Hechaver" indicating that they never received official ordination
(Semichah).

Much of the usage is very unofficial and firm conclusions should not be
drawn.

Chaim Freedman
Petah Tikvah, Israel
chaimjan@zahav.net.il


Hechaver. #lithuania

pocahontas <chayakat@...>
 

dear litvaksig members,

the title "hechaver" was -and is used not only on tombstones but also in
calling people up to the Torah.It is a title of respect to leaders or
respected elders---but especially used for scholars,learned members of
the community-TALMIDEY CHACHOMIM.It is more common in congregations
whose origin was in Germany-and in Anglo-Saxon congregations folowing
their custom-minhag.Among our Litvak and Russian and Poylisher ancestors
the term REB(i stress-not rav or rov or rabbi which refer to musmochim -
people with semicha-rabbinical ordination)was used.

In the Gemorreh-talmud and Mishne the term is mentioned dozens of times-
and thousands of years ago already signified a scholar or associate of
scholars.In Jastrows Talmudic Dictionary there are a number of such
references-in addition to our common modern meaning of "friend"or member
of a kibbutz or club or party or organisation (Unless stated as being a
chaver os unlikely to appear on a grave with such a meaning.)

To back up all i have written ,i refer anyone to the very large entry
in the Jewish Encyclopaedia under the entry""HAVER".

sincerely,Rabbi Menachem Mendal Katz.Israel.


Rabbi Pinhas from Korets #rabbinic

alex ki
 

Dear colleagues,

I am looking for the genealogical tree of Rabbi Pinkhas >from Korets.
Can anybody help me to find any sources for this searching? Please
respond to me private e-mail - alex.ks.ki@gmail.com

Thanks
Alex Kopelberg