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JGS of Montreal's next program: November 06, 2017, 7:30pm #general

Merle Kastner <mbkgrand18@...>
 

The Jewish Genealogical Society of Montreal, in association with the Jewish Public
Library presents Harry Bolner, who will speak to us on: roots trip to Northern
Romania and Moldova

Born in Romania, he emigrated to Israel with his parents in 1951 after the
war. Ever mindful of the history of the Jewish people and especially of his own
family, he embarked, in February 2017 on a trip to discover more of his roots and
his father's experience during the Holocaust (Romania). This trip took him to
Israel and >from there to Odessa (Ukraine), Transnistria and Chisinau (Kishinev)
Republic of Moldova and Romanian Moldova. This presentation will present his
surprising findings.

The meeting will be held on Monday, November 06, 2017, at 7:30 pm
Gelber Conference Centre 5151 Cote Ste-Catherine/1 Carr Cummings

Merle Kastner, Programming

For all information on our upcoming meetings & Sunday Morning Family Tree
Workshops: JGS of Montreal Hotline - 24 hours a day:
484-0969 and friend us in Facebook


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen JGS of Montreal's next program: November 06, 2017, 7:30pm #general

Merle Kastner <mbkgrand18@...>
 

The Jewish Genealogical Society of Montreal, in association with the Jewish Public
Library presents Harry Bolner, who will speak to us on: roots trip to Northern
Romania and Moldova

Born in Romania, he emigrated to Israel with his parents in 1951 after the
war. Ever mindful of the history of the Jewish people and especially of his own
family, he embarked, in February 2017 on a trip to discover more of his roots and
his father's experience during the Holocaust (Romania). This trip took him to
Israel and >from there to Odessa (Ukraine), Transnistria and Chisinau (Kishinev)
Republic of Moldova and Romanian Moldova. This presentation will present his
surprising findings.

The meeting will be held on Monday, November 06, 2017, at 7:30 pm
Gelber Conference Centre 5151 Cote Ste-Catherine/1 Carr Cummings

Merle Kastner, Programming

For all information on our upcoming meetings & Sunday Morning Family Tree
Workshops: JGS of Montreal Hotline - 24 hours a day:
484-0969 and friend us in Facebook


JGSGW November 5, 2017 Meeting Announcement - Tante Freida was Almost Deported by the Feds! #general

N. Kotz
 

The Jewish Genealogy Society of Greater Washington will host the following events
on Sunday, November 5, 2017 at Beth El Hebrew Congregation, 3830 Seminary Rd,
Alexandria, VA 22304

Event: Tante Freida was Almost Deported by the Feds!
Speaker: Rabbi Gary Gans
Date: November 5, 2017
Time: 1:30 PM

Rabbi Gary Gans' immigrant relative decided it was better in 1921, to claim to be
unwed and pregnant then admit the truth that she married an alien while visiting
Palestine. She should have been automatically denaturalized according to the U.S.
law then extant! She committed one of the few confirmed cases of voter fraud as an
undocumented resident living in the U.S.

This methodological approach will show the step-by-step approach that revealed
documents that the family was convinced were long buried. Over 30 years later, the
Feds caught her lie. Through disciplined research and good luck, he uncovered the
court records >from the 1950's, showing this 4 foot tall Yiddish speaking, old woman
in a housecoat, almost brought down the US government! This Cold War tale
involved governments behind the Iron Curtain, Israel, and the U.S.

He will also address the ethics of family secrets and confidentiality.
Is it ever OK to reveal what was previously hidden knowledge? Did he
violate his own family promises and privacy by going public?

Rabbi Gary Gans was ordained by the Reconstructionist Rabbinical
College and served as the Rabbi of Congregation Beth Tikvah, Marlton,
NJ for 35 years. In 2016 he was elevated to Rabbi Emeritus. He earned
his Doctorate >from Eastern Baptist Theological Seminary in Family
Counseling. Gans is a licensed therapist in NJ, specializing in family
relationships, grief, and the impact of life-cycle events. He is an
officer of the Crescent Memorial Cemetery, Pennsauken, NJ and
past-president of the South Jersey Board of Rabbis. In his free time,
Gary is a sworn chaplain with his local police department.

JGSGW Guest Attendance Policy
A non-member may attend the monthly JGSGW meeting as a Guest for a
$5.00 fee payable at the sign-in table. The $5.00 Guest fee may be
applied toward payment of annual JGSGW membership dues if dues are
paid at the same meeting at which the guest fee was paid. JGSGW
members requiring personal assistance at a meeting due to a health
condition or disability may bring someone to assist them free of charge.

Nancy C. Kotz
VP Communications, JGSGW
http://www.jgsgw.org


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen JGSGW November 5, 2017 Meeting Announcement - Tante Freida was Almost Deported by the Feds! #general

N. Kotz
 

The Jewish Genealogy Society of Greater Washington will host the following events
on Sunday, November 5, 2017 at Beth El Hebrew Congregation, 3830 Seminary Rd,
Alexandria, VA 22304

Event: Tante Freida was Almost Deported by the Feds!
Speaker: Rabbi Gary Gans
Date: November 5, 2017
Time: 1:30 PM

Rabbi Gary Gans' immigrant relative decided it was better in 1921, to claim to be
unwed and pregnant then admit the truth that she married an alien while visiting
Palestine. She should have been automatically denaturalized according to the U.S.
law then extant! She committed one of the few confirmed cases of voter fraud as an
undocumented resident living in the U.S.

This methodological approach will show the step-by-step approach that revealed
documents that the family was convinced were long buried. Over 30 years later, the
Feds caught her lie. Through disciplined research and good luck, he uncovered the
court records >from the 1950's, showing this 4 foot tall Yiddish speaking, old woman
in a housecoat, almost brought down the US government! This Cold War tale
involved governments behind the Iron Curtain, Israel, and the U.S.

He will also address the ethics of family secrets and confidentiality.
Is it ever OK to reveal what was previously hidden knowledge? Did he
violate his own family promises and privacy by going public?

Rabbi Gary Gans was ordained by the Reconstructionist Rabbinical
College and served as the Rabbi of Congregation Beth Tikvah, Marlton,
NJ for 35 years. In 2016 he was elevated to Rabbi Emeritus. He earned
his Doctorate >from Eastern Baptist Theological Seminary in Family
Counseling. Gans is a licensed therapist in NJ, specializing in family
relationships, grief, and the impact of life-cycle events. He is an
officer of the Crescent Memorial Cemetery, Pennsauken, NJ and
past-president of the South Jersey Board of Rabbis. In his free time,
Gary is a sworn chaplain with his local police department.

JGSGW Guest Attendance Policy
A non-member may attend the monthly JGSGW meeting as a Guest for a
$5.00 fee payable at the sign-in table. The $5.00 Guest fee may be
applied toward payment of annual JGSGW membership dues if dues are
paid at the same meeting at which the guest fee was paid. JGSGW
members requiring personal assistance at a meeting due to a health
condition or disability may bring someone to assist them free of charge.

Nancy C. Kotz
VP Communications, JGSGW
http://www.jgsgw.org


The Rawa Ruska Yizkor (Memorial) Book has been translated #galicia

roe kard
 

Jack BERGER has now completed the translation of the Rawa Ruska Yizkor
Book (Memorial Book); it is his fifteenth Yizkor Book translation.

Yizkor books are the books that Survivors and Emigres >from a town
compiled to memorialize their town. The Rawa book is 700+ pages long
and includes the history of the town, stories about the town and the
relations between the Hasidim and those who broke away, stories about
people >from the town, a lot about the 1930s, the time before the Holocaust,
the Holocaust and post Holocaust. It also has a section on Magierow. It is
profound and includes citations of many, many Rawa Ruska families.

For personal reasons, Jack chooses to do his translations on a voluntary
basis and outside of the aegis of JewishGen. Hence, the book will not be
available online at JewishGen's website or any other website and only a
few will be available to the general public in the libraries to which people
donate copies.

He expects to be going to print on November 7th, 2017. It will then take
about 8 weeks for the books to be printed and shipped to him and then
about 2 weeks for him to mail them all out. He will be printing only as many
copies as have been ordered.

If you are interested in purchasing copies please send me a note and I will
forward it to Jack. JewishGen rules preclude me >from including his contact
information in this message. And, I am always happy to answer any
questions I can: roekard@lmi.net

Best regards,

Karen G. Rosenfeld Roekard
of the Rawa Ruska ROSENFELDs and the Belz ROKARTs


Gesher Galicia SIG #Galicia The Rawa Ruska Yizkor (Memorial) Book has been translated #galicia

roe kard
 

Jack BERGER has now completed the translation of the Rawa Ruska Yizkor
Book (Memorial Book); it is his fifteenth Yizkor Book translation.

Yizkor books are the books that Survivors and Emigres >from a town
compiled to memorialize their town. The Rawa book is 700+ pages long
and includes the history of the town, stories about the town and the
relations between the Hasidim and those who broke away, stories about
people >from the town, a lot about the 1930s, the time before the Holocaust,
the Holocaust and post Holocaust. It also has a section on Magierow. It is
profound and includes citations of many, many Rawa Ruska families.

For personal reasons, Jack chooses to do his translations on a voluntary
basis and outside of the aegis of JewishGen. Hence, the book will not be
available online at JewishGen's website or any other website and only a
few will be available to the general public in the libraries to which people
donate copies.

He expects to be going to print on November 7th, 2017. It will then take
about 8 weeks for the books to be printed and shipped to him and then
about 2 weeks for him to mail them all out. He will be printing only as many
copies as have been ordered.

If you are interested in purchasing copies please send me a note and I will
forward it to Jack. JewishGen rules preclude me >from including his contact
information in this message. And, I am always happy to answer any
questions I can: roekard@lmi.net

Best regards,

Karen G. Rosenfeld Roekard
of the Rawa Ruska ROSENFELDs and the Belz ROKARTs


KLAUSNER and GUMPERT HOLZ?? #germany

Dan Oren <doren@...>
 

I am trying to find any data or genealogical records (birth, marriage, de=
ath) for Heinrich KLAUSNER or Kate (Kathe, Kaethe) GUMPERT or HOLZ, living
in Berlin before WWII. I have seen the Yad Vashem Gedenkbuch records noting
Kate's birth and murder.

Thank you, Dan Oren Woodbridge, Connecticut doren@aya.yale.edu


German SIG #Germany KLAUSNER and GUMPERT HOLZ?? #germany

Dan Oren <doren@...>
 

I am trying to find any data or genealogical records (birth, marriage, de=
ath) for Heinrich KLAUSNER or Kate (Kathe, Kaethe) GUMPERT or HOLZ, living
in Berlin before WWII. I have seen the Yad Vashem Gedenkbuch records noting
Kate's birth and murder.

Thank you, Dan Oren Woodbridge, Connecticut doren@aya.yale.edu


Re: Names in London(?) synagogue ledger #unitedkingdom

David
 

From: "Yissochor Marmorstein"<ymarmorstein@talktalk.net> :

The following names appear in an old ledger recording names (English
and Hebrew) of synagogue members. It is probably >from a 19th-20th
century synagogue in the East End (or West End) of London. I wondered
if any readers ... snipped ...
Try searching some of the less usual names in the London burial society
lists. Start with the Federation (Rainham and Edmonton) and then the
Adath Israel Burial Society (Enfield and Chesunt) as these are the
easiest. Then do a search for each of the United Synagogue burial ground
choices on their site. If many of names appear >from one source and not
the others, then you know at least >from which synagogue organization the
ledger is likely from.

Of the more common names on your ledger, can you please look up the
family name DAVIDSON who are >from the East End of London. ISMACH was the
original family name and convoluted by family in England to ISHMA when
they were asked about the family history. I am particularly interested
in finding out about my great-great-grandfather Isaac DAVIDSON (a
widower >from Lomza, Poland). The last that was heard of him is when his
son Alter passed away in December 1938 (>from Davidson Bakery, Cable
Street), the family put an announcement in the Jewish Chronicle and
mentions "father". I do not know whether he is the "closed" record on
the 1939 registry. Cannot find a civil death registration in the UK nor
his grave. Closest match with regard to age etc is a church minister in
a London inner-city neighborhood - obviously not a Yiddish speaker.

David Ziants
dziants@gmail.com
Ma'aleh Adumim, Israel

Researching on paternal ancestry: ZIANTS, ZENETSKI (became SCHLOSSBERG),
FRIEDMAN, ISMACH (became DAVIDSON and OSMAN), ALPERT all >from possibly:
Narewka, Lomza, Lodz, Bielsk, Warsaw (Poland).


JCR-UK SIG #UnitedKingdom Re: Names in London(?) synagogue ledger #unitedkingdom

David
 

From: "Yissochor Marmorstein"<ymarmorstein@talktalk.net> :

The following names appear in an old ledger recording names (English
and Hebrew) of synagogue members. It is probably >from a 19th-20th
century synagogue in the East End (or West End) of London. I wondered
if any readers ... snipped ...
Try searching some of the less usual names in the London burial society
lists. Start with the Federation (Rainham and Edmonton) and then the
Adath Israel Burial Society (Enfield and Chesunt) as these are the
easiest. Then do a search for each of the United Synagogue burial ground
choices on their site. If many of names appear >from one source and not
the others, then you know at least >from which synagogue organization the
ledger is likely from.

Of the more common names on your ledger, can you please look up the
family name DAVIDSON who are >from the East End of London. ISMACH was the
original family name and convoluted by family in England to ISHMA when
they were asked about the family history. I am particularly interested
in finding out about my great-great-grandfather Isaac DAVIDSON (a
widower >from Lomza, Poland). The last that was heard of him is when his
son Alter passed away in December 1938 (>from Davidson Bakery, Cable
Street), the family put an announcement in the Jewish Chronicle and
mentions "father". I do not know whether he is the "closed" record on
the 1939 registry. Cannot find a civil death registration in the UK nor
his grave. Closest match with regard to age etc is a church minister in
a London inner-city neighborhood - obviously not a Yiddish speaker.

David Ziants
dziants@gmail.com
Ma'aleh Adumim, Israel

Researching on paternal ancestry: ZIANTS, ZENETSKI (became SCHLOSSBERG),
FRIEDMAN, ISMACH (became DAVIDSON and OSMAN), ALPERT all >from possibly:
Narewka, Lomza, Lodz, Bielsk, Warsaw (Poland).


Searching for Joseph ALEXANDER from Danzig #gdansk #germany #poland #danzig

Jeffrey Alexander
 

I am searching for my great grandfather Joseph ALEXANDER.
I believe he was born in 1840 in Danzig. Possibly the 22nd of May, 1840.

He left for the United States in 1866.
While in New York he married Dora Blumenthal in 1868

Jeff Alexander
Mount Pleasant, SC

Please reply to:
jalexan142@gmail.com


Danzig/Gedansk SIG #Danzig #Gdansk #Germany #Poland Searching for Joseph ALEXANDER from Danzig #gdansk #germany #poland #danzig

Jeffrey Alexander
 

I am searching for my great grandfather Joseph ALEXANDER.
I believe he was born in 1840 in Danzig. Possibly the 22nd of May, 1840.

He left for the United States in 1866.
While in New York he married Dora Blumenthal in 1868

Jeff Alexander
Mount Pleasant, SC

Please reply to:
jalexan142@gmail.com


Searching: family tree of Rabbi Hayyim VITAL (1534, Safed - 1620, Damascus) #rabbinic

Nathaniel Seelen <nathaniel.seelen@...>
 

We have a family story that an ancestor, Rabbi Yitzhak SHIRVINTER
(1801, Padzelova - 1856, Vilna) had a family tree written on a scroll
that traced the roots of the family to Rabbi Chayyim VITAL, also known
as Rabbi Chayyim ben Joseph VITAL CALABRESE (1534, Safed - 1620,
Damascus). We've been able to trace our family back to the late
1600s/early 1700s in Grodno, and are trying to see if there's any way
to definitively link to VITAL himself.

I'm looking for any information on members of VITAL's family or his
descendants, or advice about where else to search. Thank you!

Nat Seelen
Cambridge, MA


Rabbinic Genealogy SIG #Rabbinic Searching: family tree of Rabbi Hayyim VITAL (1534, Safed - 1620, Damascus) #rabbinic

Nathaniel Seelen <nathaniel.seelen@...>
 

We have a family story that an ancestor, Rabbi Yitzhak SHIRVINTER
(1801, Padzelova - 1856, Vilna) had a family tree written on a scroll
that traced the roots of the family to Rabbi Chayyim VITAL, also known
as Rabbi Chayyim ben Joseph VITAL CALABRESE (1534, Safed - 1620,
Damascus). We've been able to trace our family back to the late
1600s/early 1700s in Grodno, and are trying to see if there's any way
to definitively link to VITAL himself.

I'm looking for any information on members of VITAL's family or his
descendants, or advice about where else to search. Thank you!

Nat Seelen
Cambridge, MA


Kerner in Paris #rabbinic

Neil@...
 

Trying to make contact with the family of Rose (Rougia) who married
her first cousin, Aaron Kerner, lived in Paris and had two physician
sons, Dr. Rolande Kerner and Dr. Silvan Kerner.
Rose's mother was Victoria who married Ch. H. (names unknown) Kerner
of Cracow, later divorced. She died at about 93 and he came to the
USA.

--
Neil Rosenstein

MODERATOR NOTE: Please reply privately.


Rabbinic Genealogy SIG #Rabbinic Kerner in Paris #rabbinic

Neil@...
 

Trying to make contact with the family of Rose (Rougia) who married
her first cousin, Aaron Kerner, lived in Paris and had two physician
sons, Dr. Rolande Kerner and Dr. Silvan Kerner.
Rose's mother was Victoria who married Ch. H. (names unknown) Kerner
of Cracow, later divorced. She died at about 93 and he came to the
USA.

--
Neil Rosenstein

MODERATOR NOTE: Please reply privately.


Re: ARONOVICI family from Bucharest previously from Dorohoi. #romania

marcel glaskie <marcelg@...>
 

ARONOVICI family >from Bucharest previously >from Dorohoi.
Looking for the family, descendants or cousins, of Adolf ARONOVICI son
of David ARONOVICI. Adolf died 1967 in Bucharest.
and Clara ARONOVICI nee MARCUS daughter of Moshe MARCUS,
Clara died 1950 in Bucharest.

The daughters of Adolf and Clara were Margot and Fany ARONOVICI.

Contact: Marcel Glaskie, Ra'anana Israel.
marcelg@netvision.net.il


Romania SIG #Romania RE: ARONOVICI family from Bucharest previously from Dorohoi. #romania

marcel glaskie <marcelg@...>
 

ARONOVICI family >from Bucharest previously >from Dorohoi.
Looking for the family, descendants or cousins, of Adolf ARONOVICI son
of David ARONOVICI. Adolf died 1967 in Bucharest.
and Clara ARONOVICI nee MARCUS daughter of Moshe MARCUS,
Clara died 1950 in Bucharest.

The daughters of Adolf and Clara were Margot and Fany ARONOVICI.

Contact: Marcel Glaskie, Ra'anana Israel.
marcelg@netvision.net.il


Re: indexed gravestones in Jewish cemetery of Chernivtsi-now Ukraine? #general

Nolan Altman
 

Hi Milton,

JOWBR has more than 30,000 records >from the cemetery in Chernivtsi. You can
do a search by name or by town >from the JOWBR home page at
https://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Cemetery/ You can also see a full
listing of the cemeteries/cemetery sections in JOWBR at
https://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Cemetery/tree/CemList.htm

I saw 3 BARBASCH listings; Moses (dies 1919), Moses (died 1939), and Lev
Efimovich (died 1952). All have headstone photos. And I don't know if this
helps, but there are also 26 records spelled BARASCH in JOWBR at the same cemetery.

Nolan Altman
JOWBR Coordinator


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: indexed gravestones in Jewish cemetery of Chernivtsi-now Ukraine? #general

Nolan Altman
 

Hi Milton,

JOWBR has more than 30,000 records >from the cemetery in Chernivtsi. You can
do a search by name or by town >from the JOWBR home page at
https://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Cemetery/ You can also see a full
listing of the cemeteries/cemetery sections in JOWBR at
https://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Cemetery/tree/CemList.htm

I saw 3 BARBASCH listings; Moses (dies 1919), Moses (died 1939), and Lev
Efimovich (died 1952). All have headstone photos. And I don't know if this
helps, but there are also 26 records spelled BARASCH in JOWBR at the same cemetery.

Nolan Altman
JOWBR Coordinator

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