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March Meeting of Jewish Genealogical Society of Greater Philadelphia #general

JGLois@...
 

March Meeting of Jewish Genealogical Society of Greater Philadelphia


Date: Monday, March 11, 2002
Time: 7:45 PM
Place: The Newman Building at Gratz College
Old York Road (Route 611) and Melrose Avenue
Melrose Park, PA
********
Speaker: Karen Franklin
Topic: What's New in German-Jewish Research
********

Karen Franklin will discuss new resources in German Jewish genealogical
research, such as the Leo Baeck Institute catalog now online, and how best
to utilize these resources. She will also give examples >from her own
research, which has united Holocaust-era looted art with Jewish families.
Her position at the Leo Baeck Institute in New York as well as her
experience as a world renowned lecturer make her eminently qualified to
discuss this subject.

She is past president of the International Association of Jewish
Genealogical Societies. Currently, she is the Director of the Family
Research Program at the Leo Baeck Institute in New York and a director of
the Judaica Museum of the Hebrew Home for the Aged in Riverdale, New York.
Formerly, she was chairperson of the Council of American Jewish Museums
and has served on the board of the JGS, Inc. (New York), where she was
also co-editor of their award-winning newsletter, Dorot.

******
Interested friends are always welcome!
Refreshments will be served following the meeting
******
For New Members
Come to the meeting 30 minutes early and hear more experienced member of
our group give advice and counsel on issues that perplex you.

******
Russian Special Interest Group

Place: Klein Branch JCC, Red Lion Rd. and Jamison Ave., Phila., PA
Time: Sunday, April 12, 2001 at 1:30 p.m.
******
For all who are researching Philadelphia roots and need information on
local resources; cemeteries, funeral directors, repositories (and much
more) please visit the JGSGP website: http://www.jewishgen.org/jgsp
******


Lois Sernoff [JGS GreaterPhiladelphia]
<JGLois@aol.com>


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen March Meeting of Jewish Genealogical Society of Greater Philadelphia #general

JGLois@...
 

March Meeting of Jewish Genealogical Society of Greater Philadelphia


Date: Monday, March 11, 2002
Time: 7:45 PM
Place: The Newman Building at Gratz College
Old York Road (Route 611) and Melrose Avenue
Melrose Park, PA
********
Speaker: Karen Franklin
Topic: What's New in German-Jewish Research
********

Karen Franklin will discuss new resources in German Jewish genealogical
research, such as the Leo Baeck Institute catalog now online, and how best
to utilize these resources. She will also give examples >from her own
research, which has united Holocaust-era looted art with Jewish families.
Her position at the Leo Baeck Institute in New York as well as her
experience as a world renowned lecturer make her eminently qualified to
discuss this subject.

She is past president of the International Association of Jewish
Genealogical Societies. Currently, she is the Director of the Family
Research Program at the Leo Baeck Institute in New York and a director of
the Judaica Museum of the Hebrew Home for the Aged in Riverdale, New York.
Formerly, she was chairperson of the Council of American Jewish Museums
and has served on the board of the JGS, Inc. (New York), where she was
also co-editor of their award-winning newsletter, Dorot.

******
Interested friends are always welcome!
Refreshments will be served following the meeting
******
For New Members
Come to the meeting 30 minutes early and hear more experienced member of
our group give advice and counsel on issues that perplex you.

******
Russian Special Interest Group

Place: Klein Branch JCC, Red Lion Rd. and Jamison Ave., Phila., PA
Time: Sunday, April 12, 2001 at 1:30 p.m.
******
For all who are researching Philadelphia roots and need information on
local resources; cemeteries, funeral directors, repositories (and much
more) please visit the JGSGP website: http://www.jewishgen.org/jgsp
******


Lois Sernoff [JGS GreaterPhiladelphia]
<JGLois@aol.com>


Re: Search for Fela and Frania Berliner #lodz #poland

John & Diana Terry <jterry@...>
 

Dear Group

I have recently found that two of my Cousins survived the Holocaust.

They were interned in the Lodz Ghetto, along with their Parents Jakub and
Brandla (FRYDMAN) BERLINER.

The Women were or maybe still are....Fela BERLINER BD 25.1.1925 and her
older Sister Frania BD 1921. The last know address for Fela was a
Sanatorium for Displaced Persons in Paris, France, in 1947.

Jakub was my Great Uncle and born in Warsaw, Poland. Brandla was, I believe
born in Lodz as were their Children, Fela, Frania, Renee and Szymon who died
in the Warsaw Ghetto >from pneumonia in 1941.

Jakub had many Siblings, one being my Grandfather Solomon Berliner, also,
Pinkus, Calel, a Sister Roza who married Schimon WECHLSER their Children
were Terryk, Pinkus and Ewa.


If anyone knows of any Descendants of Fela and her Sister Frania BERLINER
who might have married and therefore they would be know by another surname,
please could you contact me privately on jterry@picknowl.com.au

Thank you so much for reading this e-mail.

Good Luck to all of us in our search for our Families.

Kindest regards
Diana Terry - Adelaide - South Australia
jterry@picknowl.com.au

Researching: JEZIOROWSKI/JEZEROWSKI >from Czestochowa and
Szczechocziny/Shtzekotziny, Poland/Russia - name changed to ISAACS on arrival
into London in 1894.
JEZIOROWSKI/JEZEROWSKI >from Czestochowa to Chicago - name also changed to
ISAACS in 1900's..
BERLINER - FRYDMAN - WECHSLER - Warsaw, Poland/Russia Lodz, Poland/Russia
WECHSLER - Buenos Aires, Argentina
SUSSMAN - Bedzin, Poland/Russia


Lodz Area Research Group #Lodz #Poland Re: Search for Fela and Frania Berliner #lodz #poland

John & Diana Terry <jterry@...>
 

Dear Group

I have recently found that two of my Cousins survived the Holocaust.

They were interned in the Lodz Ghetto, along with their Parents Jakub and
Brandla (FRYDMAN) BERLINER.

The Women were or maybe still are....Fela BERLINER BD 25.1.1925 and her
older Sister Frania BD 1921. The last know address for Fela was a
Sanatorium for Displaced Persons in Paris, France, in 1947.

Jakub was my Great Uncle and born in Warsaw, Poland. Brandla was, I believe
born in Lodz as were their Children, Fela, Frania, Renee and Szymon who died
in the Warsaw Ghetto >from pneumonia in 1941.

Jakub had many Siblings, one being my Grandfather Solomon Berliner, also,
Pinkus, Calel, a Sister Roza who married Schimon WECHLSER their Children
were Terryk, Pinkus and Ewa.


If anyone knows of any Descendants of Fela and her Sister Frania BERLINER
who might have married and therefore they would be know by another surname,
please could you contact me privately on jterry@picknowl.com.au

Thank you so much for reading this e-mail.

Good Luck to all of us in our search for our Families.

Kindest regards
Diana Terry - Adelaide - South Australia
jterry@picknowl.com.au

Researching: JEZIOROWSKI/JEZEROWSKI >from Czestochowa and
Szczechocziny/Shtzekotziny, Poland/Russia - name changed to ISAACS on arrival
into London in 1894.
JEZIOROWSKI/JEZEROWSKI >from Czestochowa to Chicago - name also changed to
ISAACS in 1900's..
BERLINER - FRYDMAN - WECHSLER - Warsaw, Poland/Russia Lodz, Poland/Russia
WECHSLER - Buenos Aires, Argentina
SUSSMAN - Bedzin, Poland/Russia


Re: Learning to read Hebrew #general

Albert W. Gershman <gershie@...>
 

This is a wonderful thing to do. It was some 40+ years ago that I last
went to Hebrew School so I could have a Bar Mitzvah. I took the Outreach
reading program just to be able to read Hebrew names on headstones. Now
sometimes I can even follow the reading in shul on the Hebrew side of
the page instead of just reading the English.

Searching:
BEGUN, SINOWITZ, DAVICO/DEVITKA,(Pinsk)
DUFINE/DUFAIN, (Mezhirich, Israel)
GERSHMAN (Mezhirich, Antopol)
GOLUBCHICK, LIPOFSKY,(Antopol)
VAN DUNK descendants of Greenberg (Paterson, NJ)

MBernet@aol.com wrote:

The ability to read Hebrew--even just to decipher the letters--is a great
asset to anyone engaged in Jewish genealogy.

The National Jewish Outreach Program teaches Hebrew reading in four or
five session, I believe without charge. Lessons are usually schedule for
the period before Passover and the period before the Jewish New Year, and
take place at hundreds of locations simultaneously. They will probably
be starting a new series about now. You can find them at www.njop.org,
or call 1-800-44-HEBRE.


Home for the Aged address #general

RAROSE10@...
 

On my gfathers dc it states that he lived in the Home For the
Aged-Manhattan-for the last year and a half of his life.Which was at 136
2nd ave in 1943.Is it still there?If not is it still in business? If Not
where do I find his records? Would I be able to get any information on his
wife Fannie, who preceeded him in death?
How will I be able to trace down her name if I cannot get any information
from the Home for the Aged. I do not have any more information on her death.
Rose Hoffman


Re: family searches on digest #general

SJHogarth <sjhogarth@...>
 

Haviva Langenauer wrote....

"I am wondering about the lengthy posts that we see on the digest
regarding a hopeful search for a family. Names, places and dates are
listed, but this message lasts only one day. Have any genners been
successful in finding connections through this method? I don't remember
seeing any thank you's or success stories."

By listing names, etc., I have received several private letters from
members of the group...some hoping to make a connection (unfortunately
none so far); some advising of possible connections with people that
they know who are >from my search area; some who offered assistance as
they reside in my search area and, many who have provided valuable
information and encouragement which has furthered my research.

"The Jewish Gen Family Finder would seem to be a more efficient way of
accomplishing this search."

Only about 50% of the people listed on JGFF that I have written to have
responded. I have also been through the archives and several that I
wrote to either did not respond or their e-mail bounced.
On a more positive note, I must add that one who did respond turned out
to be a cousin and through him I was able to contact another cousin who
had much information on the family.

Sharen Hogarth
London, On.


Grandmother's Birth Data #general

Dr.Katalin Got
 

Looking for the birth:
Fani,Gescheit 1859 Hungary,Balassagyarmat (or Besztercebanya)
married Elias Kohn Hungary,Putnok between 1880-90

How should I try to get birthcertificate?
If anyone has experience >from that area I would be grateful for help,
Katalin Got
South Australia


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Learning to read Hebrew #general

Albert W. Gershman <gershie@...>
 

This is a wonderful thing to do. It was some 40+ years ago that I last
went to Hebrew School so I could have a Bar Mitzvah. I took the Outreach
reading program just to be able to read Hebrew names on headstones. Now
sometimes I can even follow the reading in shul on the Hebrew side of
the page instead of just reading the English.

Searching:
BEGUN, SINOWITZ, DAVICO/DEVITKA,(Pinsk)
DUFINE/DUFAIN, (Mezhirich, Israel)
GERSHMAN (Mezhirich, Antopol)
GOLUBCHICK, LIPOFSKY,(Antopol)
VAN DUNK descendants of Greenberg (Paterson, NJ)

MBernet@aol.com wrote:

The ability to read Hebrew--even just to decipher the letters--is a great
asset to anyone engaged in Jewish genealogy.

The National Jewish Outreach Program teaches Hebrew reading in four or
five session, I believe without charge. Lessons are usually schedule for
the period before Passover and the period before the Jewish New Year, and
take place at hundreds of locations simultaneously. They will probably
be starting a new series about now. You can find them at www.njop.org,
or call 1-800-44-HEBRE.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Home for the Aged address #general

RAROSE10@...
 

On my gfathers dc it states that he lived in the Home For the
Aged-Manhattan-for the last year and a half of his life.Which was at 136
2nd ave in 1943.Is it still there?If not is it still in business? If Not
where do I find his records? Would I be able to get any information on his
wife Fannie, who preceeded him in death?
How will I be able to trace down her name if I cannot get any information
from the Home for the Aged. I do not have any more information on her death.
Rose Hoffman


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen RE: family searches on digest #general

SJHogarth <sjhogarth@...>
 

Haviva Langenauer wrote....

"I am wondering about the lengthy posts that we see on the digest
regarding a hopeful search for a family. Names, places and dates are
listed, but this message lasts only one day. Have any genners been
successful in finding connections through this method? I don't remember
seeing any thank you's or success stories."

By listing names, etc., I have received several private letters from
members of the group...some hoping to make a connection (unfortunately
none so far); some advising of possible connections with people that
they know who are >from my search area; some who offered assistance as
they reside in my search area and, many who have provided valuable
information and encouragement which has furthered my research.

"The Jewish Gen Family Finder would seem to be a more efficient way of
accomplishing this search."

Only about 50% of the people listed on JGFF that I have written to have
responded. I have also been through the archives and several that I
wrote to either did not respond or their e-mail bounced.
On a more positive note, I must add that one who did respond turned out
to be a cousin and through him I was able to contact another cousin who
had much information on the family.

Sharen Hogarth
London, On.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Grandmother's Birth Data #general

Dr.Katalin Got
 

Looking for the birth:
Fani,Gescheit 1859 Hungary,Balassagyarmat (or Besztercebanya)
married Elias Kohn Hungary,Putnok between 1880-90

How should I try to get birthcertificate?
If anyone has experience >from that area I would be grateful for help,
Katalin Got
South Australia


R. Benjamin of Lida / Thanks B. Kouchel #rabbinic

Annette Young
 

Yesterday, Bernard Kouchel had an article >from Yad Vashem about the
Lost Jewish Worlds. In the history of Lida, there was a line about
Rabbi Binyamin >from Lida gaining a reputation as a Zaddik. I just
recently found out that was my gggrandfather. I only knew family
originally had come >from Belarus and now thanks to Bernard I know
it was Lida.

Does anyone know how I can obtain more information on this rabbi?
Family original name was ZEIDE. His wife was Mirka REINES. It was
from the REINES family in "The Unbroken Chain" that led me to read
the article as Rabbi Isaac Jacob REINES served as Rabbi in Lida.

Thank you Bernard Kouchel.

Annette Young
California, USA


Rabbinic Genealogy SIG #Rabbinic R. Benjamin of Lida / Thanks B. Kouchel #rabbinic

Annette Young
 

Yesterday, Bernard Kouchel had an article >from Yad Vashem about the
Lost Jewish Worlds. In the history of Lida, there was a line about
Rabbi Binyamin >from Lida gaining a reputation as a Zaddik. I just
recently found out that was my gggrandfather. I only knew family
originally had come >from Belarus and now thanks to Bernard I know
it was Lida.

Does anyone know how I can obtain more information on this rabbi?
Family original name was ZEIDE. His wife was Mirka REINES. It was
from the REINES family in "The Unbroken Chain" that led me to read
the article as Rabbi Isaac Jacob REINES served as Rabbi in Lida.

Thank you Bernard Kouchel.

Annette Young
California, USA


Book Search - Maqor Barukh #rabbinic

Harold Rhode <hrhode@...>
 

I am looking for this book which does not exist in the Library
of Congress. I think it was published in today Kovna or Vilna
Guberniia in 1986.

Does anyone know where to find a copy.

Thanks,

Harold Rhode


Rabbinic Genealogy SIG #Rabbinic Book Search - Maqor Barukh #rabbinic

Harold Rhode <hrhode@...>
 

I am looking for this book which does not exist in the Library
of Congress. I think it was published in today Kovna or Vilna
Guberniia in 1986.

Does anyone know where to find a copy.

Thanks,

Harold Rhode


BRAUDE of Kelme #rabbinic

ROBERT WEISS
 

In relation to my earlier communication concerning Braude
beginnings, I have not heard >from anyone but I have resolved the
matter of the descendancy tree >from R. Tzvi-Hirsh of Lazdiai to
my own satisfaction, and am now going on to the issue that is my
personal quest; i.e., Specifically, how am I related to the BRAUDE
family of Kelme?

I believe I have the relationship, but I would like to ask you
whether anyone can comment on my understanding of the descendants
of Rabbi Zvi-Hirsh son of Rabbi Joseph BRAUDE of Kelme.

..R. Jankel-Jona ben Zvi-Hirsh was born in 1782 in Kelme. His wife
was Roche, born in 1784. (>from 1816 Kelme Revizskaya Skaska).
....R. Boruch ben R. Jankel-Jona BRAUDE of Kelme. Rabbi in Rassein.
(estimated birthdate 1802)
......R. Aryeh-Leib ben R. Boruch. (estimated birthdate 1822)
........R. Meir or Meir-Leib ben R Aryeh Leib. (estimated birth-
date 1842)
..........R. Boruch LEIBOWITZ ben R. Meir
..........R. Yisroel ben R. Meir
..........R. Aharon ben R. Meir
............R. Aryeh Leib
..........Rachel ben R. Meir
..........R. Yakov ben R. Meir b. 1862
............R. Meir ben R. Yakov
............Dr. Boruch ben R. Yakov
........Moshe ben R Aryeh Leib BRAUDE (I am postulating that my
great grandfather Moshe ben Leib fits into this branch of
the BRAUDE tree at this point. My estimation of his birth-
date would be 1850 based on knowledge of my grandparents'
siblings' birthdates.)

I am asking you if you have any other more definitive information
on the persons and dates of the descendants of R. Zvi-Hirsh ben R.
Joseph of Kelme. Thank you for your time.

Bob Weiss in Northridge, CA
RWeissJGS@aol.com


Rabbinic Genealogy SIG #Rabbinic BRAUDE of Kelme #rabbinic

ROBERT WEISS
 

In relation to my earlier communication concerning Braude
beginnings, I have not heard >from anyone but I have resolved the
matter of the descendancy tree >from R. Tzvi-Hirsh of Lazdiai to
my own satisfaction, and am now going on to the issue that is my
personal quest; i.e., Specifically, how am I related to the BRAUDE
family of Kelme?

I believe I have the relationship, but I would like to ask you
whether anyone can comment on my understanding of the descendants
of Rabbi Zvi-Hirsh son of Rabbi Joseph BRAUDE of Kelme.

..R. Jankel-Jona ben Zvi-Hirsh was born in 1782 in Kelme. His wife
was Roche, born in 1784. (>from 1816 Kelme Revizskaya Skaska).
....R. Boruch ben R. Jankel-Jona BRAUDE of Kelme. Rabbi in Rassein.
(estimated birthdate 1802)
......R. Aryeh-Leib ben R. Boruch. (estimated birthdate 1822)
........R. Meir or Meir-Leib ben R Aryeh Leib. (estimated birth-
date 1842)
..........R. Boruch LEIBOWITZ ben R. Meir
..........R. Yisroel ben R. Meir
..........R. Aharon ben R. Meir
............R. Aryeh Leib
..........Rachel ben R. Meir
..........R. Yakov ben R. Meir b. 1862
............R. Meir ben R. Yakov
............Dr. Boruch ben R. Yakov
........Moshe ben R Aryeh Leib BRAUDE (I am postulating that my
great grandfather Moshe ben Leib fits into this branch of
the BRAUDE tree at this point. My estimation of his birth-
date would be 1850 based on knowledge of my grandparents'
siblings' birthdates.)

I am asking you if you have any other more definitive information
on the persons and dates of the descendants of R. Zvi-Hirsh ben R.
Joseph of Kelme. Thank you for your time.

Bob Weiss in Northridge, CA
RWeissJGS@aol.com


Re: EIDB question #galicia

Sherribob@...
 

goog morning Galicia,

I believe that if the name is crossed out on the manifest with no other
writing indicating why, than it means the person did not sail on that ship,
for one reason or another.

If the person was refused entry at an American port, it should be stamped
with a notation to that effect next to the person's name.

regards,

Sherri Bobish


Re: Am Kedoshim - NYC Society to aid Galicia emigration - Questions #galicia

NFatouros@...
 

In a message dated 2/21/02 7:38:20 PM, alanboy@starpower.net writes:

<< I am reading a book, "In The Beginning," by Chaim Potok. The story

tells about an Am Kedoshim Society in New York which functioned in the

1920s-30s to aid emigration >from Galicia to America, helping those

financially and morally to come and settle in America. My questions

are:

1. What is the translation for Am Kedoshim?

2. Was/is there such a society Am Kedoshim anywhere?>>


"Am Kedoshim" means "Holy People." I think Potok's name for a committe which
gave aid overseas during the 1930's was a fictional one for the real "HIAS"
(Hebrew Immigrant Aid Association) or for "HICEM."

HICEM was formed around 1929 when the Jewish Colonial Association and HIAS
united to avoid duplication of efforts and the complications which could
arise >from such duplication.


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