Date   

Bernard name #general

Peter B McCue <peter19252000@...>
 

My thanks to all the kind folks who suggested Jewish equivalent names
for Bernard.
peter19252000@juno.com


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Bernard name #general

Peter B McCue <peter19252000@...>
 

My thanks to all the kind folks who suggested Jewish equivalent names
for Bernard.
peter19252000@juno.com


Seeking Current E-mail address for Batya Unterschatz #general

SingingTM@...
 

I am seeking a current E-mail address for Batya Unterschatz.
I have tried an address last known to have worked about six months ago at
batyal@netvision.net.il
and messages are not being accepted at that address.

If anyone is familiar with Batya's current E-mail address, please contact me
privately.

Jeff Miller
Brookeville, MD, US
SingingTM@aol.com

Researching:
LAN, YUDELOWITZ, FINKELSTEIN, BLANKFORT, BITNUN/WHITEMAN >from Panevezys,
Pumpenai, Vilijampole, and other locations in Lithuania
MLYNARZ, BORSUK, SPIVAK, BRZEZINSKI >from Ostroleka and other locations in
Poland FRAIDER, BRASLOWSKI >from Kamenets-Podolskiy and Kuzmin (near
StaroKonstantinov) Ukraine


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Seeking Current E-mail address for Batya Unterschatz #general

SingingTM@...
 

I am seeking a current E-mail address for Batya Unterschatz.
I have tried an address last known to have worked about six months ago at
batyal@netvision.net.il
and messages are not being accepted at that address.

If anyone is familiar with Batya's current E-mail address, please contact me
privately.

Jeff Miller
Brookeville, MD, US
SingingTM@aol.com

Researching:
LAN, YUDELOWITZ, FINKELSTEIN, BLANKFORT, BITNUN/WHITEMAN >from Panevezys,
Pumpenai, Vilijampole, and other locations in Lithuania
MLYNARZ, BORSUK, SPIVAK, BRZEZINSKI >from Ostroleka and other locations in
Poland FRAIDER, BRASLOWSKI >from Kamenets-Podolskiy and Kuzmin (near
StaroKonstantinov) Ukraine


Re: (Ansche Chesed) "Seeking infor; Schmuel Fern Book donation" #general

NFatouros@...
 

On Jan 15,04 Barbara Meyers (babycat3@aol.com) asked about Ansche Chesed
at W. 100 Street in New York. I am re-posting, with some alterations, the
2002 message I sent about this Temple to Jewishgen which I saved in one of my
desktop files. It is also is archived online with some earlier messages I
wrote about the Temple, among Jewishgen's Discussion Group Messages:

<<On Nov.10/99 and June 14/99 I sent discouraging messages regarding the
records of Temple Ansche Chesed (251 West 100th Street (Corner of
West End Avenue), New York NY 10025). In them I said I had had trouble
accessing them where they were stored at the Jewish Theological Seminary,
and that when I was finally able to view them, they were in unassorted
envelopes and bundles. Moreover, >from those I examined at random, I was
led to conclude that the records had been haphazardly kept by the Temple's
personnel. This may have been one reason why the Temple fell upon hard times.
(Other reasons for the Temple's downfall may have been the aging of its regular
attendants, or the moving away >from West End Avenue by their families and
descendents.)

While I was searching online for information about my father "H.I.
FELDMAN" I discovered to my surprise that Ansche Chesed's records have been
organized since my last visit to the Seminary.

When I clicked on that Ansche Chesed records site the "google" search
engine found, the inventory began to display itself as having been neatly
organized, year by year. "Google" said that my father's name would be
highlighted, but after a little while, the page stopped unfolding, and my
browser "hung" so that I could not scroll down the entire page at least to
see my father's name much less to the page's end. Twice more I unsuccessfully
tried to see the full page. But then I figured out how to download the
inventory to view with my "Acrobat Reader" gadget. If you have Acrobat Reader,
you can get the inventory by going to:

http://www.jtsa.edu/research/ratner/conrec/inst_anschechesedny.shtml

and clicking on the word "now" which will download the Box list of items
generally described at the above website.


Now that I have the inventory, my father's name appears along with a
J.Ballinger and a J.Goldberg after a 1963 entry for the American Irving
Savings Bank. A few other names appear throughout the inventory, but no
membership list. Don't expect to find too many membership lists if you
do go to the Seminary, and those you find will probably be incomplete
for any particular year.


Maybe other Jewishgenners will also be able to view the inventory and then
be encouraged to visit the Seminary to rummage through the records for
information about those of their family members who attended Ansche Chesed.
However, I still think that even though some of the records have been
organized by year and subject matter, the records themselves were not
maintained well during the many years my father and some of his friends
worshiped and socialized there.


Also, a few months ago, I read Paul Cowan's "An Orphan in History:
Retrieving a Jewish Legacy," William Morrow,1996,ISBN 0-688-14604-X. Toward
the end of his autobiography, he talks about his and his wife's role in
reviving the then nearly moribund Temple Ansche Chesed. >from what the late
Cowan wrote and >from some remarks another Jewishgenner made to me privately
a few months ago, I daresay it is now a different sort of Temple than the
one I attended with my father when I was still a very small girl. >>


Naomi Fatouros (nee FELDMAN)
Bloomington, Indiana
NFatouros@aol.com
Researching: BELKOWSKY and BIELKOWSKY, Odessa,St. Petersburg and
Berdichev;ROTHSTEIN, Kremenchug; FELDMAN, Pinsk; SCHUTZ, RETTIG, WAHL,
Shcherets; LEVY, WEIL, Mulhouse; SAS or SASS,Podwolochisk; RAPOPORT, Tarnopol,
Podwolochisk, Berdichev; BEHAM, Salok and Kharkov; WOLPIANSKY, Ostryna.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen RE: Re: (Ansche Chesed) "Seeking infor; Schmuel Fern Book donation" #general

NFatouros@...
 

On Jan 15,04 Barbara Meyers (babycat3@aol.com) asked about Ansche Chesed
at W. 100 Street in New York. I am re-posting, with some alterations, the
2002 message I sent about this Temple to Jewishgen which I saved in one of my
desktop files. It is also is archived online with some earlier messages I
wrote about the Temple, among Jewishgen's Discussion Group Messages:

<<On Nov.10/99 and June 14/99 I sent discouraging messages regarding the
records of Temple Ansche Chesed (251 West 100th Street (Corner of
West End Avenue), New York NY 10025). In them I said I had had trouble
accessing them where they were stored at the Jewish Theological Seminary,
and that when I was finally able to view them, they were in unassorted
envelopes and bundles. Moreover, >from those I examined at random, I was
led to conclude that the records had been haphazardly kept by the Temple's
personnel. This may have been one reason why the Temple fell upon hard times.
(Other reasons for the Temple's downfall may have been the aging of its regular
attendants, or the moving away >from West End Avenue by their families and
descendents.)

While I was searching online for information about my father "H.I.
FELDMAN" I discovered to my surprise that Ansche Chesed's records have been
organized since my last visit to the Seminary.

When I clicked on that Ansche Chesed records site the "google" search
engine found, the inventory began to display itself as having been neatly
organized, year by year. "Google" said that my father's name would be
highlighted, but after a little while, the page stopped unfolding, and my
browser "hung" so that I could not scroll down the entire page at least to
see my father's name much less to the page's end. Twice more I unsuccessfully
tried to see the full page. But then I figured out how to download the
inventory to view with my "Acrobat Reader" gadget. If you have Acrobat Reader,
you can get the inventory by going to:

http://www.jtsa.edu/research/ratner/conrec/inst_anschechesedny.shtml

and clicking on the word "now" which will download the Box list of items
generally described at the above website.


Now that I have the inventory, my father's name appears along with a
J.Ballinger and a J.Goldberg after a 1963 entry for the American Irving
Savings Bank. A few other names appear throughout the inventory, but no
membership list. Don't expect to find too many membership lists if you
do go to the Seminary, and those you find will probably be incomplete
for any particular year.


Maybe other Jewishgenners will also be able to view the inventory and then
be encouraged to visit the Seminary to rummage through the records for
information about those of their family members who attended Ansche Chesed.
However, I still think that even though some of the records have been
organized by year and subject matter, the records themselves were not
maintained well during the many years my father and some of his friends
worshiped and socialized there.


Also, a few months ago, I read Paul Cowan's "An Orphan in History:
Retrieving a Jewish Legacy," William Morrow,1996,ISBN 0-688-14604-X. Toward
the end of his autobiography, he talks about his and his wife's role in
reviving the then nearly moribund Temple Ansche Chesed. >from what the late
Cowan wrote and >from some remarks another Jewishgenner made to me privately
a few months ago, I daresay it is now a different sort of Temple than the
one I attended with my father when I was still a very small girl. >>


Naomi Fatouros (nee FELDMAN)
Bloomington, Indiana
NFatouros@aol.com
Researching: BELKOWSKY and BIELKOWSKY, Odessa,St. Petersburg and
Berdichev;ROTHSTEIN, Kremenchug; FELDMAN, Pinsk; SCHUTZ, RETTIG, WAHL,
Shcherets; LEVY, WEIL, Mulhouse; SAS or SASS,Podwolochisk; RAPOPORT, Tarnopol,
Podwolochisk, Berdichev; BEHAM, Salok and Kharkov; WOLPIANSKY, Ostryna.


More Information #general

ellip@...
 

I received an e-mail address of the museum of hungarian speaking Jews
where I maybe can find information concerning my grandfather's family
named Ignac POLLAK borned in Kormenda Hungary in 1861 The e-mail was
regected Could somebody help me with the correct address?

Elli Pallos (Pollak)


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen More Information #general

ellip@...
 

I received an e-mail address of the museum of hungarian speaking Jews
where I maybe can find information concerning my grandfather's family
named Ignac POLLAK borned in Kormenda Hungary in 1861 The e-mail was
regected Could somebody help me with the correct address?

Elli Pallos (Pollak)


Pritzker-Ehrlich: Juedisches Emigrantenlos 1938/39 #germany

Irene Newhouse <einew@...>
 

I have a copy of M. Pritzker-Ehrlich's book, "Juedisches Emigrantenlos
1938/39 und die Schweiz". This is a book derived >from Ms.
Pritzker-Ehrlich's family papers, correspondence between family members
during the Nazi era. The families involved are: SCHIDORSKY, East Prussia &
Berlin, MITTLER, Vienna, HOEVEL, >from the Rhineland & EHRLICH of Prague.
They resettled in Zurich. I don't need the book in my collection & I'm
trying to make some space, which is at a premium. I'll be happy to send
this book to anyone who can provide a good home for it. The Leo Baeck
Institute already has a copy.

Irene Newhouse Kihei HI


German SIG #Germany Pritzker-Ehrlich: Juedisches Emigrantenlos 1938/39 #germany

Irene Newhouse <einew@...>
 

I have a copy of M. Pritzker-Ehrlich's book, "Juedisches Emigrantenlos
1938/39 und die Schweiz". This is a book derived >from Ms.
Pritzker-Ehrlich's family papers, correspondence between family members
during the Nazi era. The families involved are: SCHIDORSKY, East Prussia &
Berlin, MITTLER, Vienna, HOEVEL, >from the Rhineland & EHRLICH of Prague.
They resettled in Zurich. I don't need the book in my collection & I'm
trying to make some space, which is at a premium. I'll be happy to send
this book to anyone who can provide a good home for it. The Leo Baeck
Institute already has a copy.

Irene Newhouse Kihei HI


descendants of Rashi, family tree #rabbinic

Anita Springer <aspringer@...>
 

I have been given a copy of an old family tree that purportedly
delineates our LERNER family's descent >from Rashi. I understand
that such documents and family lore may not be terribly reliable.
Nevertheless, there may be some truth to such a family tradition.
We know that our family came >from a long line of Rabbis. We believe
that this copy of the tree was made around 1858 near Kamenets-
Podolsk in the Ukraine. It is written in what seems to be a
middle-age form of Hebrew.

My question is whether this document would be of interest to anyone
else or in a Rashi descendants archive? I would gladly contribute
it if it would be of help to anyone.

Anita Springer, Boston


Rabbinic Genealogy SIG #Rabbinic descendants of Rashi, family tree #rabbinic

Anita Springer <aspringer@...>
 

I have been given a copy of an old family tree that purportedly
delineates our LERNER family's descent >from Rashi. I understand
that such documents and family lore may not be terribly reliable.
Nevertheless, there may be some truth to such a family tradition.
We know that our family came >from a long line of Rabbis. We believe
that this copy of the tree was made around 1858 near Kamenets-
Podolsk in the Ukraine. It is written in what seems to be a
middle-age form of Hebrew.

My question is whether this document would be of interest to anyone
else or in a Rashi descendants archive? I would gladly contribute
it if it would be of help to anyone.

Anita Springer, Boston


Death of Stanley Mayersohn #lithuania

Ann Rabinowitz <annrab@...>
 

It is with great sadness that I advise you of the passing today, Friday,
February 16, 2004, of Stanley Mayersohn, one of the founding members of the
Kupishok SIG. His death is a great loss to all of us and certainly the
death of one of the great descendants of our modest ancestral shtetl.

I had known and respected him for many years, he inspired me in my work with
Kupishok >from the very beginning, and I will miss him greatly. He was
always available to new members who often contacted him and asked questions
about their families. Even during his later years, he was of great help to
those who were investigating the perpetrators of the events of 1941 in
Kupishok. Towards the end of his life, when he was so ill, he retained his
interest in the shtetl and new events that were taking place in regard to
it.

According to his son, Rabbi Michael Mayersohn, his father's life story is
one that he wanted to share with us as follows:

Stan Mayersohn was born on March 23, 1921, in Covington, Kentucky. His
parents, David Mayersohn and Bella Shavell, were both born in and grew up in
Kupishok, Lithuania. He was always proud of that legacy and devoted great
energy to determining the fate of the Jews of Kupishok during the Holocaust.
It is >from that research that we know him best in the form of his monograph
"Kupishok: The Memory Stronger", which details the final solution during
the Holocaust of his own family and that of many of our own. The research
led him to Israel and the Kupishokers who were there and other Holocaust
survivors elsewhere and eventually inspired his son Michael to delve into
the records of the town and visit Lithuania on his own.

Apart >from his attachment to Kupishok, Stan's life revolved around his
commitment to family and community. He served in the military during WWII
and he married Betty Einhorn thereafter in 1946. They had two sons, Harley
and Michael, and after several years in Cincinnati, Ohio, they moved to
Miami, Florida, Los Angeles, California, and finally, Scottsdale, Arizona.

Stan devoted himself to the Jewish people and became a self-taught Jewish
scholar. His greatest achievement was creation of the Tzedakah Fund, a
tzedakah collective that helped poor Jews in Israel. He raised tens of
thousands of dollars which was then sent to small, underfunded organizations
in Israel that aided poor Jews.

He believed fervently in the value of "Ahavat Yisrael", love of the Jewish
people, and lived that value thoroughly. He researched and wrote
monographs, including his last, "The Divinity of Hope," that helped to raise
funds for the Tzedakah Fund.

He served as the President of Temple Solel in Scottsdale, Arizona, as the
treasurer of the Phoenix Jewish Federation and of Hillel, the Foundation for
Jewish Campus Life, serving Jewish students at Arizona State University.

He is survived by his two sons, grandchildren as well as numerous nieces and
nephews.

Our heartfelt condolences go out to his grieving family. We shall miss him.
Let his memory be a blessing to all who knew and loved him.

Ann Rabinowitz
annrab@bellsouth.net


Rabbi SPEKTOR Kovno; Rabbi LIPKIN Salant 1881 book available #lithuania

Susan Goldsmith
 

Dear Litvak SIG members,

I saw this book listed on a well-known auction site under Judaica.
Thought someone might be interested. I have no connection to the site or
to the seller.
Best Regards,
Susan Goldsmith
Piedmont CA

"Eitz Pri"
"Interesting book about the importance of supporting Talmidei Yeshivot
(Torah learners)
Written by two foremost Torah leaders:
Rabbi Israel Lipkin >from Salant, the head of the Mussar movement
and Rabbi Isaac Elhanan Spektor, Rabbi of Kovno".

"This edition was only printed once in Vilna in 1881.
This is a rare and beautiful whole book".


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania Death of Stanley Mayersohn #lithuania

Ann Rabinowitz <annrab@...>
 

It is with great sadness that I advise you of the passing today, Friday,
February 16, 2004, of Stanley Mayersohn, one of the founding members of the
Kupishok SIG. His death is a great loss to all of us and certainly the
death of one of the great descendants of our modest ancestral shtetl.

I had known and respected him for many years, he inspired me in my work with
Kupishok >from the very beginning, and I will miss him greatly. He was
always available to new members who often contacted him and asked questions
about their families. Even during his later years, he was of great help to
those who were investigating the perpetrators of the events of 1941 in
Kupishok. Towards the end of his life, when he was so ill, he retained his
interest in the shtetl and new events that were taking place in regard to
it.

According to his son, Rabbi Michael Mayersohn, his father's life story is
one that he wanted to share with us as follows:

Stan Mayersohn was born on March 23, 1921, in Covington, Kentucky. His
parents, David Mayersohn and Bella Shavell, were both born in and grew up in
Kupishok, Lithuania. He was always proud of that legacy and devoted great
energy to determining the fate of the Jews of Kupishok during the Holocaust.
It is >from that research that we know him best in the form of his monograph
"Kupishok: The Memory Stronger", which details the final solution during
the Holocaust of his own family and that of many of our own. The research
led him to Israel and the Kupishokers who were there and other Holocaust
survivors elsewhere and eventually inspired his son Michael to delve into
the records of the town and visit Lithuania on his own.

Apart >from his attachment to Kupishok, Stan's life revolved around his
commitment to family and community. He served in the military during WWII
and he married Betty Einhorn thereafter in 1946. They had two sons, Harley
and Michael, and after several years in Cincinnati, Ohio, they moved to
Miami, Florida, Los Angeles, California, and finally, Scottsdale, Arizona.

Stan devoted himself to the Jewish people and became a self-taught Jewish
scholar. His greatest achievement was creation of the Tzedakah Fund, a
tzedakah collective that helped poor Jews in Israel. He raised tens of
thousands of dollars which was then sent to small, underfunded organizations
in Israel that aided poor Jews.

He believed fervently in the value of "Ahavat Yisrael", love of the Jewish
people, and lived that value thoroughly. He researched and wrote
monographs, including his last, "The Divinity of Hope," that helped to raise
funds for the Tzedakah Fund.

He served as the President of Temple Solel in Scottsdale, Arizona, as the
treasurer of the Phoenix Jewish Federation and of Hillel, the Foundation for
Jewish Campus Life, serving Jewish students at Arizona State University.

He is survived by his two sons, grandchildren as well as numerous nieces and
nephews.

Our heartfelt condolences go out to his grieving family. We shall miss him.
Let his memory be a blessing to all who knew and loved him.

Ann Rabinowitz
annrab@bellsouth.net


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania Rabbi SPEKTOR Kovno; Rabbi LIPKIN Salant 1881 book available #lithuania

Susan Goldsmith
 

Dear Litvak SIG members,

I saw this book listed on a well-known auction site under Judaica.
Thought someone might be interested. I have no connection to the site or
to the seller.
Best Regards,
Susan Goldsmith
Piedmont CA

"Eitz Pri"
"Interesting book about the importance of supporting Talmidei Yeshivot
(Torah learners)
Written by two foremost Torah leaders:
Rabbi Israel Lipkin >from Salant, the head of the Mussar movement
and Rabbi Isaac Elhanan Spektor, Rabbi of Kovno".

"This edition was only printed once in Vilna in 1881.
This is a rare and beautiful whole book".


Film Festival #poland

Mel Sofian <melsofian@...>
 

A four-day "Jewish-themed" film festival was recently held in Warsaw, to
reacquaint Poles with the nation's millennium-long Jewish heritage. The
52 documentaries made since 1997 in countries including Poland, Israel,
U.S., Russia, Germany and France.

Does anyone know details of the festival, and whether any of the films
contained significant genealogical content?

Mel Sofian
Tarzana, CA

MODERATOR'S NOTE: Please respond privately.


JRI Poland #Poland Film Festival #poland

Mel Sofian <melsofian@...>
 

A four-day "Jewish-themed" film festival was recently held in Warsaw, to
reacquaint Poles with the nation's millennium-long Jewish heritage. The
52 documentaries made since 1997 in countries including Poland, Israel,
U.S., Russia, Germany and France.

Does anyone know details of the festival, and whether any of the films
contained significant genealogical content?

Mel Sofian
Tarzana, CA

MODERATOR'S NOTE: Please respond privately.


World Record Response #poland

BOBBY FURST <bobby1st@...>
 

I mailed my check for 5 records >from the Bialystok PSA using the new
"shopping basket system" on 12/26/03 and received a copy of all the
records on 1/14/04.

This must be a world record. I didn't know mail >from Poland could get
to me that fast, and this included time for the order to get to the
Archives and the records to be found and copied.

Congratulations JRI-Poland.

Bobby Furst
Redondo Beach, CA


JRI Poland #Poland World Record Response #poland

BOBBY FURST <bobby1st@...>
 

I mailed my check for 5 records >from the Bialystok PSA using the new
"shopping basket system" on 12/26/03 and received a copy of all the
records on 1/14/04.

This must be a world record. I didn't know mail >from Poland could get
to me that fast, and this included time for the order to get to the
Archives and the records to be found and copied.

Congratulations JRI-Poland.

Bobby Furst
Redondo Beach, CA