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Israeli Death Certificate #general

Harold Greenberg <harold.greenberg@...>
 

I know something about this subject. In the past, I have had to get
Israeli death certificates >from the Ministry of the Interior in 4 cases -
2 for immediate family members and 2 for friends.
Even if you have the Israel ID number - teudat zehut - I cannot see the
Ministry of the Interior giving out a death certificate. Usually it is given to
immediate family members - 2 weeks following the death. Is there anyone on
this list who was able to obtain a death certificate months or years later?
Without knowing the ID - teudat zehut of the deceased? How did you proceed?
If I was living outside Israel, I would ask at the nearest Israeli Consulate
about what to do.
The death certificate is in Hebrew only.
This may help - if someone dies outside a hospital, a Police report is required
before burial. Also, permission for burial is required >from the Ministry of
Health. So all deaths should be recorded in hospitals, or with the Police and
with the Health Department.

Harold Hershel Zvi Greenberg
Eilat, Israel
harold.greenberg@utoronto.ca
==
researching - GREENBERG, SHAPIRO (kohanim), ROSENTHAL - Vaslui, Romania
WIDAWSKY, SZER - Klobuck and Praszka, Czestochowa, Kielce, Poland
HYMAN - Myegina, Piotrkow, Poland
ISRAELOWITZ - Piotrkow, Poland


Re: What is possible to research in Cape Town??? #southafrica

Saul Issroff <saul@...>
 

Dear Adam
The basics are online, either on
http://www.jewishgen.org/safrica or
http://chrysalis.its.uct.ac.za/CGI/CGI_ROOTWEB.EXE the SA Jewish Database.
Also see The sA National Archives history and heritage of the country.
www.national.archives.gov.za


You can on your visit go to the archives in Roeland street and access more
info. in particular naturalisation records.

There is very little available in the various Jewish communal archives that
is not now online. .
One problem you may face is that OFS records are not likely to be on hand in
Cape Town.

Saul Issroff

----- Original Message -----
Subject: What is possible to research in Cape Town???
From: "Adam Eisen" <aeisen@sprynet.com>
Date: Wed, 2 Nov 2005 21:21:37 +0100

Hi all,
I am planning a business trip to Cape Town and was considering taking a
day
there to do some research while. I was hoping some of you might be able
to
tell me where I might go and what might be possible to achieve.

My South Africa research is centered around my ggf, Harry Rubenstein, who
emigrated >from Courland (Latvia) with his wife to Philadelphia USA in
1888.
According to my family, Harry travelled several times >from Philadelphia to
South Africa, apparently to work in the Orange Free State. Many in the
family suspect he may have also had family there - which is not unlikely
given the large number of Courlanders that came to Safrica.

At any rate, will I be able to easily search arrival records for him and
if
so where and how would I approach this best? Are there any other records
that might be worth checking as well?

Regards,
Adam Eisen
Stockholm, Sweden


Holidays in Latvia #southafrica

Arlene Beare <arl@...>
 

Rabbi Glazman sent me this message. It is good to see that Jewish
life is alive and well in Latvia. I know that many of us are
unobservant and that the Chabad message is not to everyone's liking
but as I said they are doing a wonderful job in keeping Jewish
traditions alive.
Arlene Beare
UK

>from Rabbi Glazman-

The busy month of holidays is now over and it is time to make a reckoning of
all activities and accomplishments.

The attractive Jewish calendar that was published and distributed includes
information about holidays and other programs that will take place
throughout the year. A special pamphlet with all the dates and times of
prayers and celebrations in the Synagogue was sent mailed out and as a
result, there was a marked difference in the service attendance this
Tishrei. An informative booklet with detailed explanations and insights on
the holidays was given out, as was, of course, the yearly candle lighting
brochure.

The first night of Rosh Hashanah, the Synagogue was full to capacity. The
next day, many people came especially to hear Tkiat Shofar. Late afternoon,
special programs for kids and adults were made for those who could not make
it to the morning prayers. It ended with a spirited walk to the Daugava
river for the traditional Tashlich.

A beautiful holiday meal was arranged in Hotel Riga for the students and
parents of Ohel Menachem Kindergarten and school. A separate evening for
college students was also well attended.

On Yom Kippur, the Synagogue was crowded for the Tfillot for Kol Nidrei and
Neila. Machzorim were provided for all and the "Prayer Partner" system was a
big help for those unfamiliar with the services.

With the help of the JDC, Lulavim sets were made available for interested
individuals and Jewish institutions in Riga and other cities in Latvia.

The week of Succoth was a lively one here in Riga. Various parties and
concerts were organized for groups of all ages. The Riga Klezmer band had
people dancing to their lively music in the Synagogue on Sunday afternoon.
The children of the kindergarten and school were happy to perform for their
parents and the many guests who also visited the decorated Succah and
enjoyed refreshments there. The joy was brought as far as Daugavpils with a
portable Succah and an interesting program.

What would holidays be without good food? Thank G-d, there has been a steady
supply of kosher chickens in the Baltics, with the most recent Shchita of 5
ton of chicken before Rosh Hashanah. Two thousand liters of milk were
imported >from France for those in the interested in Kosher milk products.

The old-age Jewish tradition of "Upsherenish"(first haircutting at a boy's
third birthday) was brought to public eye, when a triple ceremony took place
last week. The three adorable boys with their long locks of hair impressed
the guests with their knowledge of the Jewish Aleph Bet, Brochot and words
of Torah. They licked honey off the holy letters and had candies thrown on
them by the "angels", who also rejoiced in the new scholars' achievements.
All the young guests joined in for a Torah dance while their parents looked
on with pleasure. The boys were so proud of their brand new Tzitzit that
they were finally able to don. The transformation was complete when each
participant was called up to snip a piece of hair, leaving the payot as
required by Jewish law.

Wishing you a good "Chodesh" and a happy and healthy winter.

Rabbi Mordechai Glazman


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Israeli Death Certificate #general

Harold Greenberg <harold.greenberg@...>
 

I know something about this subject. In the past, I have had to get
Israeli death certificates >from the Ministry of the Interior in 4 cases -
2 for immediate family members and 2 for friends.
Even if you have the Israel ID number - teudat zehut - I cannot see the
Ministry of the Interior giving out a death certificate. Usually it is given to
immediate family members - 2 weeks following the death. Is there anyone on
this list who was able to obtain a death certificate months or years later?
Without knowing the ID - teudat zehut of the deceased? How did you proceed?
If I was living outside Israel, I would ask at the nearest Israeli Consulate
about what to do.
The death certificate is in Hebrew only.
This may help - if someone dies outside a hospital, a Police report is required
before burial. Also, permission for burial is required >from the Ministry of
Health. So all deaths should be recorded in hospitals, or with the Police and
with the Health Department.

Harold Hershel Zvi Greenberg
Eilat, Israel
harold.greenberg@utoronto.ca
==
researching - GREENBERG, SHAPIRO (kohanim), ROSENTHAL - Vaslui, Romania
WIDAWSKY, SZER - Klobuck and Praszka, Czestochowa, Kielce, Poland
HYMAN - Myegina, Piotrkow, Poland
ISRAELOWITZ - Piotrkow, Poland


South Africa SIG #SouthAfrica Re: What is possible to research in Cape Town??? #southafrica

Saul Issroff <saul@...>
 

Dear Adam
The basics are online, either on
http://www.jewishgen.org/safrica or
http://chrysalis.its.uct.ac.za/CGI/CGI_ROOTWEB.EXE the SA Jewish Database.
Also see The sA National Archives history and heritage of the country.
www.national.archives.gov.za


You can on your visit go to the archives in Roeland street and access more
info. in particular naturalisation records.

There is very little available in the various Jewish communal archives that
is not now online. .
One problem you may face is that OFS records are not likely to be on hand in
Cape Town.

Saul Issroff

----- Original Message -----
Subject: What is possible to research in Cape Town???
From: "Adam Eisen" <aeisen@sprynet.com>
Date: Wed, 2 Nov 2005 21:21:37 +0100

Hi all,
I am planning a business trip to Cape Town and was considering taking a
day
there to do some research while. I was hoping some of you might be able
to
tell me where I might go and what might be possible to achieve.

My South Africa research is centered around my ggf, Harry Rubenstein, who
emigrated >from Courland (Latvia) with his wife to Philadelphia USA in
1888.
According to my family, Harry travelled several times >from Philadelphia to
South Africa, apparently to work in the Orange Free State. Many in the
family suspect he may have also had family there - which is not unlikely
given the large number of Courlanders that came to Safrica.

At any rate, will I be able to easily search arrival records for him and
if
so where and how would I approach this best? Are there any other records
that might be worth checking as well?

Regards,
Adam Eisen
Stockholm, Sweden


South Africa SIG #SouthAfrica Holidays in Latvia #southafrica

Arlene Beare <arl@...>
 

Rabbi Glazman sent me this message. It is good to see that Jewish
life is alive and well in Latvia. I know that many of us are
unobservant and that the Chabad message is not to everyone's liking
but as I said they are doing a wonderful job in keeping Jewish
traditions alive.
Arlene Beare
UK

>from Rabbi Glazman-

The busy month of holidays is now over and it is time to make a reckoning of
all activities and accomplishments.

The attractive Jewish calendar that was published and distributed includes
information about holidays and other programs that will take place
throughout the year. A special pamphlet with all the dates and times of
prayers and celebrations in the Synagogue was sent mailed out and as a
result, there was a marked difference in the service attendance this
Tishrei. An informative booklet with detailed explanations and insights on
the holidays was given out, as was, of course, the yearly candle lighting
brochure.

The first night of Rosh Hashanah, the Synagogue was full to capacity. The
next day, many people came especially to hear Tkiat Shofar. Late afternoon,
special programs for kids and adults were made for those who could not make
it to the morning prayers. It ended with a spirited walk to the Daugava
river for the traditional Tashlich.

A beautiful holiday meal was arranged in Hotel Riga for the students and
parents of Ohel Menachem Kindergarten and school. A separate evening for
college students was also well attended.

On Yom Kippur, the Synagogue was crowded for the Tfillot for Kol Nidrei and
Neila. Machzorim were provided for all and the "Prayer Partner" system was a
big help for those unfamiliar with the services.

With the help of the JDC, Lulavim sets were made available for interested
individuals and Jewish institutions in Riga and other cities in Latvia.

The week of Succoth was a lively one here in Riga. Various parties and
concerts were organized for groups of all ages. The Riga Klezmer band had
people dancing to their lively music in the Synagogue on Sunday afternoon.
The children of the kindergarten and school were happy to perform for their
parents and the many guests who also visited the decorated Succah and
enjoyed refreshments there. The joy was brought as far as Daugavpils with a
portable Succah and an interesting program.

What would holidays be without good food? Thank G-d, there has been a steady
supply of kosher chickens in the Baltics, with the most recent Shchita of 5
ton of chicken before Rosh Hashanah. Two thousand liters of milk were
imported >from France for those in the interested in Kosher milk products.

The old-age Jewish tradition of "Upsherenish"(first haircutting at a boy's
third birthday) was brought to public eye, when a triple ceremony took place
last week. The three adorable boys with their long locks of hair impressed
the guests with their knowledge of the Jewish Aleph Bet, Brochot and words
of Torah. They licked honey off the holy letters and had candies thrown on
them by the "angels", who also rejoiced in the new scholars' achievements.
All the young guests joined in for a Torah dance while their parents looked
on with pleasure. The boys were so proud of their brand new Tzitzit that
they were finally able to don. The transformation was complete when each
participant was called up to snip a piece of hair, leaving the payot as
required by Jewish law.

Wishing you a good "Chodesh" and a happy and healthy winter.

Rabbi Mordechai Glazman


Re: What is possible to research in Cape Town??? #southafrica

Martha LEV-ZION <martha@...>
 

Shalom, Adam! You might check online to find out what items might be
found about your family. Go to:

http://tinyurl.com/86k52

I have found a lot of interesting material there.

Good luck and have a safe journey!

Martha Lev-Zion
Israel Genealogical Society [IGS]


Subject: What is possible to research in Cape Town???
From: "Adam Eisen" <aeisen@sprynet.com>
Date: Wed, 2 Nov 2005 21:21:37 +0100

Hi all,
I am planning a business trip to Cape Town and was considering
taking a day
there to do some research while. I was hoping some of you might be
able to
tell me where I might go and what might be possible to achieve.

My South Africa research is centered around my ggf, Harry
Rubenstein, who
emigrated >from Courland (Latvia) with his wife to Philadelphia USA
in 1888.
According to my family, Harry travelled several times >from
Philadelphia to
South Africa, apparently to work in the Orange Free State. Many in
the
family suspect he may have also had family there - which is not
unlikely
given the large number of Courlanders that came to Safrica.

At any rate, will I be able to easily search arrival records for
him and if
so where and how would I approach this best? Are there any other
records
that might be worth checking as well?

Regards,
Adam Eisen
Stockholm, Sweden


South Africa SIG #SouthAfrica Re: What is possible to research in Cape Town??? #southafrica

Martha LEV-ZION <martha@...>
 

Shalom, Adam! You might check online to find out what items might be
found about your family. Go to:

http://tinyurl.com/86k52

I have found a lot of interesting material there.

Good luck and have a safe journey!

Martha Lev-Zion
Israel Genealogical Society [IGS]


Subject: What is possible to research in Cape Town???
From: "Adam Eisen" <aeisen@sprynet.com>
Date: Wed, 2 Nov 2005 21:21:37 +0100

Hi all,
I am planning a business trip to Cape Town and was considering
taking a day
there to do some research while. I was hoping some of you might be
able to
tell me where I might go and what might be possible to achieve.

My South Africa research is centered around my ggf, Harry
Rubenstein, who
emigrated >from Courland (Latvia) with his wife to Philadelphia USA
in 1888.
According to my family, Harry travelled several times >from
Philadelphia to
South Africa, apparently to work in the Orange Free State. Many in
the
family suspect he may have also had family there - which is not
unlikely
given the large number of Courlanders that came to Safrica.

At any rate, will I be able to easily search arrival records for
him and if
so where and how would I approach this best? Are there any other
records
that might be worth checking as well?

Regards,
Adam Eisen
Stockholm, Sweden


Salomon Manus BLOCH from Gailingen #germany

Ruth und Thomas Bloch <ruthomas.bloch@...>
 

In the list of names given to the Jews in Gailingen (Germany) in the
year 1809 is mentioned a Salomon Manus BLOCH, age 72 with his wife
Schaindel, age 60, together with children named Jakob (27), Borich (19),
Elk (20) and Mayer (17). - Does anybody claim to be a descendant of this
family? I will be very happy for any information which would help me to
verify and confirm the link to my family.

Thomas Bloch, Zurich, Switzerland ruthomas.bloch@bluewin.ch


Re: What is possible to research in Cape Town??? #southafrica

kelabraz@...
 

Go to the Roeland Street Archives and the Genealogy center at the
Gardens Schul.

-----Original Message-----
From: Adam Eisen <aeisen@sprynet.com>
To: South Africa SIG <safrica@lyris.jewishgen.org>
Sent: Wed, 2 Nov 2005 21:21:37 +0100
Subject: [safrica] What is possible to research in Cape Town???

Hi all,
I am planning a business trip to Cape Town and was considering taking a
day
there to do some research while. I was hoping some of you might be
able to
tell me where I might go and what might be possible to achieve.

My South Africa research is centered around my ggf, Harry Rubenstein,
who
emigrated >from Courland (Latvia) with his wife to Philadelphia USA in
1888.
According to my family, Harry travelled several times >from Philadelphia
to
South Africa, apparently to work in the Orange Free State. Many in the
family suspect he may have also had family there - which is not unlikely
given the large number of Courlanders that came to Safrica.

At any rate, will I be able to easily search arrival records for him
and if
so where and how would I approach this best? Are there any other
records
that might be worth checking as well?

Regards,
Adam Eisen
Stockholm, Sweden


German SIG #Germany Salomon Manus BLOCH from Gailingen #germany

Ruth und Thomas Bloch <ruthomas.bloch@...>
 

In the list of names given to the Jews in Gailingen (Germany) in the
year 1809 is mentioned a Salomon Manus BLOCH, age 72 with his wife
Schaindel, age 60, together with children named Jakob (27), Borich (19),
Elk (20) and Mayer (17). - Does anybody claim to be a descendant of this
family? I will be very happy for any information which would help me to
verify and confirm the link to my family.

Thomas Bloch, Zurich, Switzerland ruthomas.bloch@bluewin.ch


South Africa SIG #SouthAfrica Re: What is possible to research in Cape Town??? #southafrica

kelabraz@...
 

Go to the Roeland Street Archives and the Genealogy center at the
Gardens Schul.

-----Original Message-----
From: Adam Eisen <aeisen@sprynet.com>
To: South Africa SIG <safrica@lyris.jewishgen.org>
Sent: Wed, 2 Nov 2005 21:21:37 +0100
Subject: [safrica] What is possible to research in Cape Town???

Hi all,
I am planning a business trip to Cape Town and was considering taking a
day
there to do some research while. I was hoping some of you might be
able to
tell me where I might go and what might be possible to achieve.

My South Africa research is centered around my ggf, Harry Rubenstein,
who
emigrated >from Courland (Latvia) with his wife to Philadelphia USA in
1888.
According to my family, Harry travelled several times >from Philadelphia
to
South Africa, apparently to work in the Orange Free State. Many in the
family suspect he may have also had family there - which is not unlikely
given the large number of Courlanders that came to Safrica.

At any rate, will I be able to easily search arrival records for him
and if
so where and how would I approach this best? Are there any other
records
that might be worth checking as well?

Regards,
Adam Eisen
Stockholm, Sweden


Searching for SACHS and GRAETZ #germany

Naomi Sachs-Amrami <n.sachsamrami@...>
 

Dear cousins,
I'm hoping that someone out there will recognize the names of my G-GF's
brother, sister and nephew and perhaps what happened to them during / after
WWII.

My great-grandfather, Hans Gottschalk SACHS, born 1882 had a younger sister
Lotte (born July 1886) and a younger brother Friedrich (born January 1889).
All three were born in Berlin to Hermann and Bertha Emma (nee ZIRKER) SACHS.

Lotte married Hugo GRAETZ, probably around 1905. They had a son, Gerd GRAETZ
who would have been born sometime between 1906 - 1914 in Berlin. According
to the Berlin tax authority, Lotte and Hugo emigrated to Czechoslovakia in
1933, and Hugo died there sometime between April and September 1934.

According to cards on file at the ITS, Gerd emigrated to Cuba in 1933, and
Lotte emigrated in 1934, presumably after Hugo passed away. >from there I
have lost the trail. I have checked the Social Security Death Index,
thinking that they may have emigrated to the US, as did many Germans - but
so far to no avail. Gerd would be in his upper 90's if still alive today,
and I am trying trying trying to find him or his descendants (assuming that
he married and had children at some point) before the trail gets any colder
than it already is.

As for Friedrich SACHS, he is listed in the Berlin address book until 1938,
at which point he disappears. Yad Vashem researched their files for me, and
I have searched all the holocaust databases I can find, but without any luck.
I firmly believe that he survived - and emigrated - but to where??? He was a
licensed engineer, and ran a radio shop in Berlin at the end of the 30's.

Do any of these people ring any bells with anyone out there? If so, or even
if there is a remote possibility, please contact me directly. Thanks,

Naomi Sachs-Amrami Los Angeles, California

Researching: SACHS, GRAETZ, ZIRKER, SCHIMMELMANN (>from anywhere),
SOMMERFELD, LONDON (>from Liegnitz), BOENHEIM, FRANKENSTEIN >from Berlin,
Unruhstadt, Allenstein, and anywhere in Prussia, Posen or Silesia


German SIG #Germany Searching for SACHS and GRAETZ #germany

Naomi Sachs-Amrami <n.sachsamrami@...>
 

Dear cousins,
I'm hoping that someone out there will recognize the names of my G-GF's
brother, sister and nephew and perhaps what happened to them during / after
WWII.

My great-grandfather, Hans Gottschalk SACHS, born 1882 had a younger sister
Lotte (born July 1886) and a younger brother Friedrich (born January 1889).
All three were born in Berlin to Hermann and Bertha Emma (nee ZIRKER) SACHS.

Lotte married Hugo GRAETZ, probably around 1905. They had a son, Gerd GRAETZ
who would have been born sometime between 1906 - 1914 in Berlin. According
to the Berlin tax authority, Lotte and Hugo emigrated to Czechoslovakia in
1933, and Hugo died there sometime between April and September 1934.

According to cards on file at the ITS, Gerd emigrated to Cuba in 1933, and
Lotte emigrated in 1934, presumably after Hugo passed away. >from there I
have lost the trail. I have checked the Social Security Death Index,
thinking that they may have emigrated to the US, as did many Germans - but
so far to no avail. Gerd would be in his upper 90's if still alive today,
and I am trying trying trying to find him or his descendants (assuming that
he married and had children at some point) before the trail gets any colder
than it already is.

As for Friedrich SACHS, he is listed in the Berlin address book until 1938,
at which point he disappears. Yad Vashem researched their files for me, and
I have searched all the holocaust databases I can find, but without any luck.
I firmly believe that he survived - and emigrated - but to where??? He was a
licensed engineer, and ran a radio shop in Berlin at the end of the 30's.

Do any of these people ring any bells with anyone out there? If so, or even
if there is a remote possibility, please contact me directly. Thanks,

Naomi Sachs-Amrami Los Angeles, California

Researching: SACHS, GRAETZ, ZIRKER, SCHIMMELMANN (>from anywhere),
SOMMERFELD, LONDON (>from Liegnitz), BOENHEIM, FRANKENSTEIN >from Berlin,
Unruhstadt, Allenstein, and anywhere in Prussia, Posen or Silesia


Paying a Polish archive #general

Rose Feldman <rosef@...>
 

I don't know if we are talking about the same archive, but here in Israel I
"had" to go to the Polish Embassy and I paid in Israeli currency. What a
hassle, it is open twice a week for a few hours and you wait in line outside
no matter what the weather is. Thank heavens we have Stanley Diamond who
organized the ordering of the xerox copies through payment by credit card in
the US.
Rose Feldman
Israel Genealogical Society


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Paying a Polish archive #general

Rose Feldman <rosef@...>
 

I don't know if we are talking about the same archive, but here in Israel I
"had" to go to the Polish Embassy and I paid in Israeli currency. What a
hassle, it is open twice a week for a few hours and you wait in line outside
no matter what the weather is. Thank heavens we have Stanley Diamond who
organized the ordering of the xerox copies through payment by credit card in
the US.
Rose Feldman
Israel Genealogical Society


LEWKOWICZ and CYMBALISTA #germany

layla thomas <mikolayla_99@...>
 

Does anybody know of a family name David LEWKOWITZ
they lived in Booklyn NY, then moved to Florida. They
had two children left alive Harry and Gail, my
cousins. I had briefly email contact with Gail. Now
she does not answer emails anymore I even tried a
phone call. No answer. For any help thank .
I am also looking for my aunt Hanka CYMBALIST. She
remarried with last name Tennenbaum, then when widowed
she remarried and moved to Berlin, Ge. She must be in
her late 70 now. For aqny help, thank you very much.

L Thomas <mikolayla_99@yahoo.com>

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Re: Sofa, Palestine #general

Martha LEV-ZION <martha@...>
 

I obtained a New York naturalization for Eva Erdstein.
According to the document she was born in Sofa, Palestine in 1897
and married Rabbi Max ERDSTEIN in 1914 in Sofa. Where is Sofa, Palestine?

Albert Braunstein
Melbourne, Australia
Stan Goodman: it might also be Tsova, quite near
to Jerusalem.
The only problem with that assessment is that Tzova was founded in
1948 by the Palmach Harel group. Albert is referring to 1897 and 1914
dates. I cannot think of anything close to that orthography which is/
was also place where Jews lived.

Martha Lev-Zion
Israel


German SIG #Germany LEWKOWICZ and CYMBALISTA #germany

layla thomas <mikolayla_99@...>
 

Does anybody know of a family name David LEWKOWITZ
they lived in Booklyn NY, then moved to Florida. They
had two children left alive Harry and Gail, my
cousins. I had briefly email contact with Gail. Now
she does not answer emails anymore I even tried a
phone call. No answer. For any help thank .
I am also looking for my aunt Hanka CYMBALIST. She
remarried with last name Tennenbaum, then when widowed
she remarried and moved to Berlin, Ge. She must be in
her late 70 now. For aqny help, thank you very much.

L Thomas <mikolayla_99@yahoo.com>

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and also the city and state (or country) where you live. Emails not signed
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JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen re: Sofa, Palestine #general

Martha LEV-ZION <martha@...>
 

I obtained a New York naturalization for Eva Erdstein.
According to the document she was born in Sofa, Palestine in 1897
and married Rabbi Max ERDSTEIN in 1914 in Sofa. Where is Sofa, Palestine?

Albert Braunstein
Melbourne, Australia
Stan Goodman: it might also be Tsova, quite near
to Jerusalem.
The only problem with that assessment is that Tzova was founded in
1948 by the Palmach Harel group. Albert is referring to 1897 and 1914
dates. I cannot think of anything close to that orthography which is/
was also place where Jews lived.

Martha Lev-Zion
Israel