Date   

Cape Town Jewish graves vandalised #southafrica

Lehmkuhl <rsa2can@...>
 

01 January 2003

Cape Town - Twenty-eight graves in Pinelands' Jewish Cemetery and another
10 graves at the Jewish Cemetery in the Strand were desecrated by vandals
on Monday night, the South African Jewish Board of Deputies (SAJBD) said on
Tuesday.

Philip Krawitz, chairperson of the Board's Cape Council condemned the
incidents "in the strongest possible terms". He said the headstones of the
graves were toppled and many were shattered as a result.

A spokesperson for the West Metropole policing area in Cape Town, Captain
Billy Jones, said police were aware of the vandalism in the Pinelands
cemetery but said no criminal case had been opened as no one had laid
charges yet.

Captain Eugune Sitzer, a spokesperson for the police's East Metropole area,
said the police had received no reports of damage to graves in the Strand
cemetery.

__________/\/*******\/\______
Anne Lehmkuhl http://www.rupert.net/~lkool/


South Africa SIG #SouthAfrica Cape Town Jewish graves vandalised #southafrica

Lehmkuhl <rsa2can@...>
 

01 January 2003

Cape Town - Twenty-eight graves in Pinelands' Jewish Cemetery and another
10 graves at the Jewish Cemetery in the Strand were desecrated by vandals
on Monday night, the South African Jewish Board of Deputies (SAJBD) said on
Tuesday.

Philip Krawitz, chairperson of the Board's Cape Council condemned the
incidents "in the strongest possible terms". He said the headstones of the
graves were toppled and many were shattered as a result.

A spokesperson for the West Metropole policing area in Cape Town, Captain
Billy Jones, said police were aware of the vandalism in the Pinelands
cemetery but said no criminal case had been opened as no one had laid
charges yet.

Captain Eugune Sitzer, a spokesperson for the police's East Metropole area,
said the police had received no reports of damage to graves in the Strand
cemetery.

__________/\/*******\/\______
Anne Lehmkuhl http://www.rupert.net/~lkool/


OCHINSKY BEER #galicia

DFreed1014@...
 

I am trying to find a lost Aunt and Uncle
from Tarnopal. There last name was Russ or Ross.
I believe they owned a seltzer factory and
one of their products was Ochinsky Beer. I
am using the English spelling and pronunciation
of "Ochinsky." This beer was supposed to be
widely known.
Thank you

DAVID FRIEDMAN


Gesher Galicia SIG #Galicia OCHINSKY BEER #galicia

DFreed1014@...
 

I am trying to find a lost Aunt and Uncle
from Tarnopal. There last name was Russ or Ross.
I believe they owned a seltzer factory and
one of their products was Ochinsky Beer. I
am using the English spelling and pronunciation
of "Ochinsky." This beer was supposed to be
widely known.
Thank you

DAVID FRIEDMAN


Re: Any Tarnogrod films on loan in your FHC? #poland

Kirsten Gradel <kmgradel@...>
 

A few days ago I posted the following, asking for help if any among you
had those films on loan at your FHC.

We just received indexes of the only two Tarnogrod films, 1874421 and
1874422, covering years 1877-90. Tarnogrod is one of the towns in the
Zamosc State Archives project. The indexes are done >from Toronto copies
and unfortunately numbers in the ledgers are cut off on D 1880(62 entries)
and on B 1882(54 entries) and B 1885(55 entries). There are also a few
number mix-ups which need checking.
Because I did not want to imply that there was anything amiss with the
copies I specifically mentioned that the cut-off was in the ledgers - and
consequently on the film. Nevertheless my posting could be misinterpreted
and therefore this clarification.

Some of these old ledgers are bound and rebound several times and each
time they are cut at the edges and in some cases the numbers disappear in
that process.

If someone can help they need to be able to extract the names >from the
Cyrillic records in order to apply the proper numbers to the names in the
indexes.

I have by now done quite a lot of work >from Toronto copies and when I
later see the films I often wonder how the Toronto volunteers manage to
get anything readable >from the poor quality of many films. They work
miracles with the material they have and if a cut-off happens in the
copying process the volunteer always adds the numbers by hand, but I don't
think their miracles extend to making disappeared numbers reappear out of
thin air.


Kirsten Gradel
Nyborg, Denmark
Coordinator Zamosc PSA Archives project.
CO-OP Zolkiewka
Town-leader Zolkiewka, Wysokie, Gorzkow.

e-mail: kmgradel@dadlnet.dk


JRI Poland #Poland Re: Any Tarnogrod films on loan in your FHC? #poland

Kirsten Gradel <kmgradel@...>
 

A few days ago I posted the following, asking for help if any among you
had those films on loan at your FHC.

We just received indexes of the only two Tarnogrod films, 1874421 and
1874422, covering years 1877-90. Tarnogrod is one of the towns in the
Zamosc State Archives project. The indexes are done >from Toronto copies
and unfortunately numbers in the ledgers are cut off on D 1880(62 entries)
and on B 1882(54 entries) and B 1885(55 entries). There are also a few
number mix-ups which need checking.
Because I did not want to imply that there was anything amiss with the
copies I specifically mentioned that the cut-off was in the ledgers - and
consequently on the film. Nevertheless my posting could be misinterpreted
and therefore this clarification.

Some of these old ledgers are bound and rebound several times and each
time they are cut at the edges and in some cases the numbers disappear in
that process.

If someone can help they need to be able to extract the names >from the
Cyrillic records in order to apply the proper numbers to the names in the
indexes.

I have by now done quite a lot of work >from Toronto copies and when I
later see the films I often wonder how the Toronto volunteers manage to
get anything readable >from the poor quality of many films. They work
miracles with the material they have and if a cut-off happens in the
copying process the volunteer always adds the numbers by hand, but I don't
think their miracles extend to making disappeared numbers reappear out of
thin air.


Kirsten Gradel
Nyborg, Denmark
Coordinator Zamosc PSA Archives project.
CO-OP Zolkiewka
Town-leader Zolkiewka, Wysokie, Gorzkow.

e-mail: kmgradel@dadlnet.dk


Re: PayPal #general

Shelley K. Pollero
 

Over 60 Gesher Galicia members >from the United Kingdom (England
and Scotland), Switzerland, Israel, Canada, and the USA have been
paying dues via PayPal since Dec 2001 (27 since Oct 1, 2002).

Occasionally some have had problems traversing the system,
especially if they do not use the Gesher Galicia web page access
set up. If I can't figure out the problem (and I'm no tekkie), I
contact the Help Desk via email or telephone.

The Help Desk has been very supportive. I have written to them
via email, too, but I find that I get a more helpful response to
my particular questions when I call them. >from the US, I use an
888 toll-free number. I imagine they would have an international
toll-free number as well.

If you call them, they will walk you through your problem and/or
help you quit their system.

Good luck.

Shelley K. Pollero, Coordinator
Gesher Galicia
Severna Park, Maryland
rkpollero@comcast.net
http://www.jewishgen.org/galicia

Elsebeth Paikin wrote:

A word of caution: I have once two years ago tried to pay on-line
through PAYPAL, but it didn't work in Denmark (except that they
got 1 USD out of me!).

After many futile attempts to get them either to help me or to pay
back the 1 USD, I have given up. But they keep sending me newsletters
and "great offers" etc -- in spite of that I have written to them
time and time again asking to be taken off their mailing list. ...
MODERATOR NOTE: It is JewishGen's policy not to post messages either
praising or criticizing commercial services used by genealogists.
Since a recent message >from one of the SIGs stated that payments
could be made using the PayPal service, we have allowed a few posts
about individuals' experiences with this service. This thread is
now ended and any further discussion of this or similar services
should be continued privately.


Rabbi Meir KATZ Rokiskis Lithuania #general

rromem <meirromem@...>
 

Dear Genners,

Rabbi Meir Katz was a rabbi of Rokiskis/Linkuva Lithuania. His
son Joseph was also a rabbi in Rokiskis/Linkuva or both. (He lived
circa 1810 to 1889). Meir's grandson was Rabbi Bezalel Katz was
the Lubavitche Rabbi of Rokiskis, (born in 1843 and died in 1939).

Can anyone recommend literature or other material/sources to
attempt to find Meir KATZ's ancestors?. I am aware of his
descendants, with a few gaps.

I have *not* found Meir or Joseph in the Otzar Harabbanim. Nor
are they mentioned within the generations of Rabbi Shneeurson.
(They are obviously not members of that family). Nor have I found
them in the Unbroken Chain.

If you can guide me to more books or sources for Lubavitch
research I would be grateful.

Thank you,

Ros Romem
Toronto.

MODERATOR NOTE: The Rabbinic Special Interest Group (Rav-SIG) site
lists rabbinic genealogy resources, and you may also want to post
your question to the Rav-SIG discussion group. For information
about Rav-SIG, see http://www.jewishgen.org/Rabbinic/


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: PayPal #general

Shelley K. Pollero
 

Over 60 Gesher Galicia members >from the United Kingdom (England
and Scotland), Switzerland, Israel, Canada, and the USA have been
paying dues via PayPal since Dec 2001 (27 since Oct 1, 2002).

Occasionally some have had problems traversing the system,
especially if they do not use the Gesher Galicia web page access
set up. If I can't figure out the problem (and I'm no tekkie), I
contact the Help Desk via email or telephone.

The Help Desk has been very supportive. I have written to them
via email, too, but I find that I get a more helpful response to
my particular questions when I call them. >from the US, I use an
888 toll-free number. I imagine they would have an international
toll-free number as well.

If you call them, they will walk you through your problem and/or
help you quit their system.

Good luck.

Shelley K. Pollero, Coordinator
Gesher Galicia
Severna Park, Maryland
rkpollero@comcast.net
http://www.jewishgen.org/galicia

Elsebeth Paikin wrote:

A word of caution: I have once two years ago tried to pay on-line
through PAYPAL, but it didn't work in Denmark (except that they
got 1 USD out of me!).

After many futile attempts to get them either to help me or to pay
back the 1 USD, I have given up. But they keep sending me newsletters
and "great offers" etc -- in spite of that I have written to them
time and time again asking to be taken off their mailing list. ...
MODERATOR NOTE: It is JewishGen's policy not to post messages either
praising or criticizing commercial services used by genealogists.
Since a recent message >from one of the SIGs stated that payments
could be made using the PayPal service, we have allowed a few posts
about individuals' experiences with this service. This thread is
now ended and any further discussion of this or similar services
should be continued privately.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Rabbi Meir KATZ Rokiskis Lithuania #general

rromem <meirromem@...>
 

Dear Genners,

Rabbi Meir Katz was a rabbi of Rokiskis/Linkuva Lithuania. His
son Joseph was also a rabbi in Rokiskis/Linkuva or both. (He lived
circa 1810 to 1889). Meir's grandson was Rabbi Bezalel Katz was
the Lubavitche Rabbi of Rokiskis, (born in 1843 and died in 1939).

Can anyone recommend literature or other material/sources to
attempt to find Meir KATZ's ancestors?. I am aware of his
descendants, with a few gaps.

I have *not* found Meir or Joseph in the Otzar Harabbanim. Nor
are they mentioned within the generations of Rabbi Shneeurson.
(They are obviously not members of that family). Nor have I found
them in the Unbroken Chain.

If you can guide me to more books or sources for Lubavitch
research I would be grateful.

Thank you,

Ros Romem
Toronto.

MODERATOR NOTE: The Rabbinic Special Interest Group (Rav-SIG) site
lists rabbinic genealogy resources, and you may also want to post
your question to the Rav-SIG discussion group. For information
about Rav-SIG, see http://www.jewishgen.org/Rabbinic/


Re: Translation Help Please. Yiddish or Hebrew? #poland

Connie Fisher Newhan
 

Just wanted to let you know that I have been set straight and I now know the
Katubot on VM2038 is written in Aramaic, not Yiddish or Hebrew. Of course,
it goes without saying, I can't read Aramaic either!

Best regards,
Connie Fisher Newhan
Yorba Linda, CA
Searching FISHER/FISCHER/FISZER (Warszawa & Bedzin, Poland), BARSKA/BARSKY
(Odessa), GOLDBERG (Russia?), FELDMAN (Kovno), SPRINGER, HAMBURGER (Poland),
ABRAMS, RABINOWITZ, LEVINE, LUPOLOR, FRIEDSAM, COHN/COHEN/KOHN/KOHEN/KAHN.
NEWHAN/NEUHAN (Hesse Cassel, Baltimore), GERSTEN (Obertyn, Galacia),
BOHORODCZANER (Potok Zloty, Ukraine), ANTZEL (Poland), BLUM, ROTH, ROCKOVITZ


Ukraine SIG #Ukraine Re: Translation Help Please. Yiddish or Hebrew? #ukraine

Connie Fisher Newhan
 

Just wanted to let you know that I have been set straight and I now know the
Katubot on VM2038 is written in Aramaic, not Yiddish or Hebrew. Of course,
it goes without saying, I can't read Aramaic either!

Best regards,
Connie Fisher Newhan
Yorba Linda, CA
Searching FISHER/FISCHER/FISZER (Warszawa & Bedzin, Poland), BARSKA/BARSKY
(Odessa), GOLDBERG (Russia?), FELDMAN (Kovno), SPRINGER, HAMBURGER (Poland),
ABRAMS, RABINOWITZ, LEVINE, LUPOLOR, FRIEDSAM, COHN/COHEN/KOHN/KOHEN/KAHN.
NEWHAN/NEUHAN (Hesse Cassel, Baltimore), GERSTEN (Obertyn, Galacia),
BOHORODCZANER (Potok Zloty, Ukraine), ANTZEL (Poland), BLUM, ROTH, ROCKOVITZ


Yiddish Theatrical Alliance Cemetery #general

Haviva Langenauer <havival@...>
 

Hi Genners,
I have just spent an enjoyable few hours seeing the film, The
Komediant, a story of the Burstyn family in Yiddish theater. It
is a touching chronicle of one family's life in the Yiddish
theater that I would recommend to lovers of Yiddish, Hebrew and
the Yiddish theater that once was. A cemetery is mentioned in
the film, with a section for the Yiddish Theatrical Alliance,
containing graves of many of the famous names in Yiddish theater.
Can anyone tell me the name and location of the cemetery that
contains this section?

Haviva Dolgin Langenauer
Palm Beach, Florida


LEVY SEGAL thank you #general

rromem <meirromem@...>
 

Dear Genners,

Thanks to everyone who attempted to help me with my LEVY SEGAL
dilemna. Special thanks to Ira Leviton and Michael Bernet.

Ros Romem


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Yiddish Theatrical Alliance Cemetery #general

Haviva Langenauer <havival@...>
 

Hi Genners,
I have just spent an enjoyable few hours seeing the film, The
Komediant, a story of the Burstyn family in Yiddish theater. It
is a touching chronicle of one family's life in the Yiddish
theater that I would recommend to lovers of Yiddish, Hebrew and
the Yiddish theater that once was. A cemetery is mentioned in
the film, with a section for the Yiddish Theatrical Alliance,
containing graves of many of the famous names in Yiddish theater.
Can anyone tell me the name and location of the cemetery that
contains this section?

Haviva Dolgin Langenauer
Palm Beach, Florida


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen LEVY SEGAL thank you #general

rromem <meirromem@...>
 

Dear Genners,

Thanks to everyone who attempted to help me with my LEVY SEGAL
dilemna. Special thanks to Ira Leviton and Michael Bernet.

Ros Romem


Chatham Synagogue #unitedkingdom

Paul Goodman <P.Goodman@...>
 

I have reason to believe that my 3x great grandfather Moses Goodman was a
member of the Chatham, Kent Synagogue. Does anyone know where I can find
membership lists etc about this synagogue?

Paul Goodman
Folkestone Kent

Researching: GOODMAN (London, Liverpool) ZEFFERT (Kutno/Kolo Poland, London,
Liverpool) DRIELSMA (Holland, Liverpool) JOSEPH ( London) HARINGMAN
London) COHEN (Liverpool) SIMONS ( London)


JCR-UK SIG #UnitedKingdom Chatham Synagogue #unitedkingdom

Paul Goodman <P.Goodman@...>
 

I have reason to believe that my 3x great grandfather Moses Goodman was a
member of the Chatham, Kent Synagogue. Does anyone know where I can find
membership lists etc about this synagogue?

Paul Goodman
Folkestone Kent

Researching: GOODMAN (London, Liverpool) ZEFFERT (Kutno/Kolo Poland, London,
Liverpool) DRIELSMA (Holland, Liverpool) JOSEPH ( London) HARINGMAN
London) COHEN (Liverpool) SIMONS ( London)


Re: An Exciting New Years Message from JewishGen #hungary

Marc D. Manson <mdmcousa@...>
 

Mazel Tov to Susan King for her vision, committment and many
years of hard work to make JewishGen what it is today.

Thanks also to the many individuals who served on the Board of
JewishGen throughout the years, who helped Susan make her dreams
a reality.

And a special thank you to all of the volunteers and contributors
to JewishGen. While the association with The Museum of Jewish
Heritage - A living Memorial to the Holocaust will make JewishGen
stronger, we all will still need to continue the grass-roots
support that has contributed to the success of JewishGen.

Susan, you are a very special person, and may you continue to
nurture Jewish genealogy for many years to come.

Marc D. Manson
Farmington Hills, MI
MAN'SKIJ>MANSKY>MANSON (Volkovysk; Slonim, Belarus) WAGNER
(Austria; Ft. Wayne, IN; Toledo, OH) MAC>MATZ (Skaryszew;Radom;
Poland) POMERANTZ (Brest-Litovsk - Belarus) TURUFF--TUREFF
(Russia; New York) BROCK (New York)


Segal #general

Mark Budman <budman@...>
 

I have been reading the posts concerning SEGAL. My Segal had
to be a COHEN because my SOLOMIN heritage is COHANIM and the
name was changed >from SOLOMIN to SEGAL for some strange reason.

I am searching for any reference to a Shaya, Solomin or Zalman
Segal (All the same person). I have been searching for this branch
of the family for years. Here is what I have (Information might
not be 100% accurate):

Born Shaya Solomin in Kovno, (Kaunus) Lithuania, around 1895
(although might be as early as 1880)
Parents names were Sander and Chaya Solomin
Married in London
Changed his name to "Solomon Segal" after the "war" (appears that
name change took place prior to WWI)
Lived in Toronto, Ontario, Canada >from 1910-1921 (approximate
dates) as name appears in Toronto City directory during this
period
It seems he was a jeweler.
Was never heard of again after 1921 and disappeared without a trace.

I also have a picture of him that was taken here in Canada.

Anyone have any possible connection?

Regards,

Mark J. Budman
Researching SOLOMIN / SEGAL
from Lithuania
budman@generation.net

MODERATOR NOTE: Please reply privately