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Re: Jewish Orphanage in Buffalo, NY #general

HNOHalumni@...
 

In the past couple of days there have been postings about the Jewish
Orphanage in Buffalo, NY. I answered the first by saying <<Organized in
1879, the Jewish Orphans Asylum Society was located on Ellicott Square and
was affiliated with the Jewish Orphans Asylum of Western New York at
Rochester. >>

I stand corrected by Cynthia Van Ness who stated:
<<Hmmmm. There's just one problem: the Ellicott Square building was not
built until 1896. Prior to the erection of this building, which occupies
a full city block, there were many little commercial buildings on the
site, none of which had the name Ellicott Square. >>
The Ellicott Square address for this orphanage's society was not until
1919. She also states that there wasn't any Jewish Orphanages in Buffalo
in the 1890's. However, there was A Buffalo Orphan Asylum, established in
1836, under private auspices that was also Non-Sectarian and possibly
Jewish children were placed there at this particular time period until
being moved to the Jewish Orphan Asylum of Western New York in Rochester.
In Reg Niles, directory, "Adoption Agencies, Orphanages, and Maternity
Homes", (Phileas Deigh Corp., c1981) he does list a Jewish Orphan Asylum
Society in Buffalo, NY organized in 1879 and affiliated with the Jewish
Orphan Asylum of Western New York.

The following information was sent to me by Karl Kubelac (Rush Rhees
Library, University of Rochester):
As early as 1877, the Jewish Orphan Asylum of Western New York, located
in Rochester on North St. Paul Street, provided shelter and upbringing
for the orphans of Jewish parents. But the growing numbers of the
Orthodox community in the city and their increasing independence >from
the German-Jewish Reform community made it desirable to provide an
Orthodox setting for the raising of orphans. It was first organized and
represented the concerns of German-Jewish residents of Syracuse, Buffalo
and Rochester. Because of the insufficient number of dependent children
in these towns, it did not justify to have local orphanages, and in the
fall of 1879, six children were accepted for care and boarded in a
private home in Rochester.

In 1882, The Jewish Orphan Asylum Association decided to establish an
orphanage in Rochester, at midpoint between Buffalo and Syracuse. A
large house was purchased 2 years later with ample grounds along the
Genesee River Gorge, just a mile or so north of where the future Jewish
Children's Home would be built 30 years later. The Jewish Orphan Asylum
of Western New York, closed in 1928 due to decrease in population and
because of the absorption of the many of the children into the Jewish
Children's Home.

The Jewish Children's Bureau is an out growth of the Jewish Orphan
Asylum Association of Western New York.

For additional information on about the Jewish Children's Bureau and the
Jewish Children's Home, see the following report:

"Handbook of Social Agencies", 1936 Edition, Rochester, Monroe County, New
York, >from the Department of Sociology, University of Rochester,
Rochester, NY....Ref # 342473

More information on these orphanages in these cities plus other Jewish
orphanages may be found on my website
<A HREF="http://www.scruz.net/~elias/hnoh/">HNOH Welcome-Jewish Orphanages in the US</A> or http://www.scruz.net/~elias/hnoh

Marge Spears-Soloff
HNOHalumni@aol.com
http://www.scruz.net/~elias/hnoh


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re:Jewish Orphanage in Buffalo, NY #general

HNOHalumni@...
 

In the past couple of days there have been postings about the Jewish
Orphanage in Buffalo, NY. I answered the first by saying <<Organized in
1879, the Jewish Orphans Asylum Society was located on Ellicott Square and
was affiliated with the Jewish Orphans Asylum of Western New York at
Rochester. >>

I stand corrected by Cynthia Van Ness who stated:
<<Hmmmm. There's just one problem: the Ellicott Square building was not
built until 1896. Prior to the erection of this building, which occupies
a full city block, there were many little commercial buildings on the
site, none of which had the name Ellicott Square. >>
The Ellicott Square address for this orphanage's society was not until
1919. She also states that there wasn't any Jewish Orphanages in Buffalo
in the 1890's. However, there was A Buffalo Orphan Asylum, established in
1836, under private auspices that was also Non-Sectarian and possibly
Jewish children were placed there at this particular time period until
being moved to the Jewish Orphan Asylum of Western New York in Rochester.
In Reg Niles, directory, "Adoption Agencies, Orphanages, and Maternity
Homes", (Phileas Deigh Corp., c1981) he does list a Jewish Orphan Asylum
Society in Buffalo, NY organized in 1879 and affiliated with the Jewish
Orphan Asylum of Western New York.

The following information was sent to me by Karl Kubelac (Rush Rhees
Library, University of Rochester):
As early as 1877, the Jewish Orphan Asylum of Western New York, located
in Rochester on North St. Paul Street, provided shelter and upbringing
for the orphans of Jewish parents. But the growing numbers of the
Orthodox community in the city and their increasing independence >from
the German-Jewish Reform community made it desirable to provide an
Orthodox setting for the raising of orphans. It was first organized and
represented the concerns of German-Jewish residents of Syracuse, Buffalo
and Rochester. Because of the insufficient number of dependent children
in these towns, it did not justify to have local orphanages, and in the
fall of 1879, six children were accepted for care and boarded in a
private home in Rochester.

In 1882, The Jewish Orphan Asylum Association decided to establish an
orphanage in Rochester, at midpoint between Buffalo and Syracuse. A
large house was purchased 2 years later with ample grounds along the
Genesee River Gorge, just a mile or so north of where the future Jewish
Children's Home would be built 30 years later. The Jewish Orphan Asylum
of Western New York, closed in 1928 due to decrease in population and
because of the absorption of the many of the children into the Jewish
Children's Home.

The Jewish Children's Bureau is an out growth of the Jewish Orphan
Asylum Association of Western New York.

For additional information on about the Jewish Children's Bureau and the
Jewish Children's Home, see the following report:

"Handbook of Social Agencies", 1936 Edition, Rochester, Monroe County, New
York, >from the Department of Sociology, University of Rochester,
Rochester, NY....Ref # 342473

More information on these orphanages in these cities plus other Jewish
orphanages may be found on my website
<A HREF="http://www.scruz.net/~elias/hnoh/">HNOH Welcome-Jewish Orphanages in the US</A> or http://www.scruz.net/~elias/hnoh

Marge Spears-Soloff
HNOHalumni@aol.com
http://www.scruz.net/~elias/hnoh


Hayes Industrial School for Boys, Archives #general

Harold Pollins <pollins@...>
 

The Hayes Industrial School for (Jewish) Boys, at Hayes, Middlesex, was
established in 1898 for boys who had problems of one sort or another, eg
from broken homes. On reaching leaving age the boys were encouraged to
emigrate or to join the armed forces. It is not surprising to find in the
newspaper The Jewish World in November 1914 a list of former Hayes boys
serving with the Canadian army. As many as 140 served with the British Army
in the First World War, which must have been a very high proportion of
those who passed through the School.

Has anyone any knowledge of the records of the School?

Harold Pollins

Oxford

pollins@globalnet.co.uk


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Hayes Industrial School for Boys, Archives #general

Harold Pollins <pollins@...>
 

The Hayes Industrial School for (Jewish) Boys, at Hayes, Middlesex, was
established in 1898 for boys who had problems of one sort or another, eg
from broken homes. On reaching leaving age the boys were encouraged to
emigrate or to join the armed forces. It is not surprising to find in the
newspaper The Jewish World in November 1914 a list of former Hayes boys
serving with the Canadian army. As many as 140 served with the British Army
in the First World War, which must have been a very high proportion of
those who passed through the School.

Has anyone any knowledge of the records of the School?

Harold Pollins

Oxford

pollins@globalnet.co.uk


Re: ALD Volunteering #lithuania

Deena Yoffa Gordon <dygordon@...>
 

Ira GOLDSTEIN wrote:

Subject: ALD volunteering
From: Ira GOLDSTEIN <ira.goldstein@juno.com>
Date: Sat, 30 Jan 1999 14:45:37 EST
X-Message-Number: 13

There is a continuing need for additional volunteer "inputters" for the
All-Lithuania Database.
OK. Who do I write to in order to volunteer? I believe I sent such a message once and
received no reply.

I have several towns of interest near Ponevezh and Ukmerge/Vilkomer, but I am willing to be
flexible and work in whatever area is needed.

Deena Yoffa Gordon

Searching YOFFA/YOFFE/JAFEE & ALPHOVITZ/ALFOWICH
- Kupiskis/Vabalninkas/Panevezys > Boston, MA, USA
COPPLEMAN/KOPPELMAN -EISISKIS > Boston, MA,USA
MANCOVITZ/MANKOWICH -?LITHUANIA > Boston, MA,USA
Emmigration to USA of all - 1884-1892:Boston & New
York arrivals

Also: MARSZELMAN/MARSHALMAN & VERONA/VORONA
>from SHEPETOVKA in Ukraine
and GORDON [previously something else?] and WOLF >from ?Russia


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania Re: ALD Volunteering #lithuania

Deena Yoffa Gordon <dygordon@...>
 

Ira GOLDSTEIN wrote:

Subject: ALD volunteering
From: Ira GOLDSTEIN <ira.goldstein@juno.com>
Date: Sat, 30 Jan 1999 14:45:37 EST
X-Message-Number: 13

There is a continuing need for additional volunteer "inputters" for the
All-Lithuania Database.
OK. Who do I write to in order to volunteer? I believe I sent such a message once and
received no reply.

I have several towns of interest near Ponevezh and Ukmerge/Vilkomer, but I am willing to be
flexible and work in whatever area is needed.

Deena Yoffa Gordon

Searching YOFFA/YOFFE/JAFEE & ALPHOVITZ/ALFOWICH
- Kupiskis/Vabalninkas/Panevezys > Boston, MA, USA
COPPLEMAN/KOPPELMAN -EISISKIS > Boston, MA,USA
MANCOVITZ/MANKOWICH -?LITHUANIA > Boston, MA,USA
Emmigration to USA of all - 1884-1892:Boston & New
York arrivals

Also: MARSZELMAN/MARSHALMAN & VERONA/VORONA
>from SHEPETOVKA in Ukraine
and GORDON [previously something else?] and WOLF >from ?Russia


Forwarded from: German-Jewish Suvivors Dialogue Meeting #lithuania

DBH12345@...
 

Subj: Dialogue
Date: 1/30/99 11:34:03 PM Pacific Standard Time
From: mpkphoto@usa.net (Morris P. Kagan)
To: DBH12345@aol.com (David Hoffman)

David,

The Second Generation German-Jewish Dialogue began its 13th year last
Thursday evening. As the Jewish chair, I delivered an opening address.
Within that address, I read a letter my late father wrote; It was a
letter to his mother who was killed in the war. Now that the Germans
(Consul General included) have heard it, I thought you might like to
read it, and if you wish, feel free to share it with the group.

This is of course, a Lithuanian tragedy, but very much reflects the
thoughts of many survivors.

***

A Silent Conversation
by Harry Kagan

It so happened that fifty years ago this week, according to the
historical chronology written by my friend, Dr. Mark Dvorzetsky, my
mother perished. Perished defiantly before my eyes. It is fifty years
today.

The more that time removes them >from us, the closer they enter our
consciousness; we see them face to face.

While searching through the pages of my private archives, I came upon a
short conversation I had with my mother. It was a conversation without
words, in her language; the language of our mothers. If it does not
reach her ears than let it reach the ears and minds of future
generations.
***
Mother, I traveled three thousand miles to a place where freedom, for
the first time in history, spread the world over. Freedom you never
knew about, only dreamed. A freedom that you and the others never had
the opportunity to rejoice in. A freedom that arrived too late for so
many. It is a freedom that prepared the site for the kaddish bearer.
For the mourner, for those the world-over, with the question in their
eyes, in their minds and in their hearts; why? Where was the world?

And why mother do so many ask; Where is your G_d? And G_d also arrived
late.

I lower my eyes feeling ashamed and deceived by the divine and the human
utopias.

Mother! The earth that covers you is closer to me than to the heavens
above. For the earth is filled with human pain, while the heavens
remain empty.

So I have come here to tell the world how you perished, and so many with
you. I have come to remind and demand an answer >from humanity: Where
were you and what happened to your Christian love, while people drowned
in their own blood?

And so mother, let your grandchildren bear witness, that we and the
others will never forget. For when the time arrives and we are no
longer here, you and I will find a place in their hearts and minds.

One more thing. Those who remain indifferent to the pain and suffering,
shall deliver a sentence upon themselves.

Mama; We will continue our conversation later. I have to go. My three
sons and my grandchildren are waiting. We have much to do.
***
copyright 1993


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania Forwarded from: German-Jewish Suvivors Dialogue Meeting #lithuania

DBH12345@...
 

Subj: Dialogue
Date: 1/30/99 11:34:03 PM Pacific Standard Time
From: mpkphoto@usa.net (Morris P. Kagan)
To: DBH12345@aol.com (David Hoffman)

David,

The Second Generation German-Jewish Dialogue began its 13th year last
Thursday evening. As the Jewish chair, I delivered an opening address.
Within that address, I read a letter my late father wrote; It was a
letter to his mother who was killed in the war. Now that the Germans
(Consul General included) have heard it, I thought you might like to
read it, and if you wish, feel free to share it with the group.

This is of course, a Lithuanian tragedy, but very much reflects the
thoughts of many survivors.

***

A Silent Conversation
by Harry Kagan

It so happened that fifty years ago this week, according to the
historical chronology written by my friend, Dr. Mark Dvorzetsky, my
mother perished. Perished defiantly before my eyes. It is fifty years
today.

The more that time removes them >from us, the closer they enter our
consciousness; we see them face to face.

While searching through the pages of my private archives, I came upon a
short conversation I had with my mother. It was a conversation without
words, in her language; the language of our mothers. If it does not
reach her ears than let it reach the ears and minds of future
generations.
***
Mother, I traveled three thousand miles to a place where freedom, for
the first time in history, spread the world over. Freedom you never
knew about, only dreamed. A freedom that you and the others never had
the opportunity to rejoice in. A freedom that arrived too late for so
many. It is a freedom that prepared the site for the kaddish bearer.
For the mourner, for those the world-over, with the question in their
eyes, in their minds and in their hearts; why? Where was the world?

And why mother do so many ask; Where is your G_d? And G_d also arrived
late.

I lower my eyes feeling ashamed and deceived by the divine and the human
utopias.

Mother! The earth that covers you is closer to me than to the heavens
above. For the earth is filled with human pain, while the heavens
remain empty.

So I have come here to tell the world how you perished, and so many with
you. I have come to remind and demand an answer >from humanity: Where
were you and what happened to your Christian love, while people drowned
in their own blood?

And so mother, let your grandchildren bear witness, that we and the
others will never forget. For when the time arrives and we are no
longer here, you and I will find a place in their hearts and minds.

One more thing. Those who remain indifferent to the pain and suffering,
shall deliver a sentence upon themselves.

Mama; We will continue our conversation later. I have to go. My three
sons and my grandchildren are waiting. We have much to do.
***
copyright 1993


Re: Revision Lists and the development of surnames #lithuania

Stan Baron <sbaron1@...>
 

My understanding is that the combined surname never appeared in any official
records, it was "maintained" only within the family.


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania Re: Revision Lists and the development of surnames #lithuania

Stan Baron <sbaron1@...>
 

My understanding is that the combined surname never appeared in any official
records, it was "maintained" only within the family.


Naming traditions #lithuania

ELGOLD1@...
 

To Steve Witkin, who asked about naming patterns and traditions as a
genealogical tool, I would recommend Harold Rhode's article on the subject:
"Using Litvak Naming Patterns to Derive Names of Unknow Ancestors," in the
Fall 1995 issue of Avotaynu: The Inernational Review of Jewish Genealogy.
The article is very helpful and describes some general naming rules that can
help you figure out who people might have been named for. I've found that one
of Harold's rules--that a child would never ne given the same name as one of
the parent's siblings--was not true in all cases. I have found children with
the same names as their uncles or aunts, especially when the uncle or aunt was
the product of a second marriage, or born long after the child's parent. But
Harold's article is an excellent guide and should definately be consulted.

Eric Goldstein
Research Group Coordinator
LitvakSIG


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania Naming traditions #lithuania

ELGOLD1@...
 

To Steve Witkin, who asked about naming patterns and traditions as a
genealogical tool, I would recommend Harold Rhode's article on the subject:
"Using Litvak Naming Patterns to Derive Names of Unknow Ancestors," in the
Fall 1995 issue of Avotaynu: The Inernational Review of Jewish Genealogy.
The article is very helpful and describes some general naming rules that can
help you figure out who people might have been named for. I've found that one
of Harold's rules--that a child would never ne given the same name as one of
the parent's siblings--was not true in all cases. I have found children with
the same names as their uncles or aunts, especially when the uncle or aunt was
the product of a second marriage, or born long after the child's parent. But
Harold's article is an excellent guide and should definately be consulted.

Eric Goldstein
Research Group Coordinator
LitvakSIG


RATNICZA #lithuania

ELGOLD1@...
 

In response to Pamela Polan who asked for information on RATNICZA (spelled
variously)...

Pamela, the Litvak SIG has recently acquired the 1858 Revision list for
Ratnicza as well as the other towns of the Trakai District, including
Butrimonys/Butrimants, Darsuniskis/Darshunishok, Daugai/Doig, Jieznas/Ezhno,
Ziezmeriai/Ziezhmir, Merkine/Meretz, Nemunaitz, Orany, Olkenik, Alytus/Olita,
Punia/Pun, Stakliskes/Shtoklishok, Trakai, Vysoki Dvor, Yevye, and
Zasliai.The problem is that we are way behind in our fund raising effort, and
the SIG does not yet have the money to finish paying for the records or to
translate them. As you may know, such lists are a genealogical treasure when
they exist, and you are lucky to find such records for your town. I would
encourage you and other researchers >from Trakai district towns to contribute
to the effort to translate them. Send checks (made payable to Litvak SIG) to:
Peggy M. Freedman, Litvak SIG Treasurer, 245 Dalrymple Road, Atlanta, GA
30328. Put "Trakai Group" in the memo field so Peggy knows where to credit the
money. All donations to LitvaklSIG are tax deductible. Lets get those Trakai
district records translated!

Eric Goldstein
Research Group Coordinator


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania RATNICZA #lithuania

ELGOLD1@...
 

In response to Pamela Polan who asked for information on RATNICZA (spelled
variously)...

Pamela, the Litvak SIG has recently acquired the 1858 Revision list for
Ratnicza as well as the other towns of the Trakai District, including
Butrimonys/Butrimants, Darsuniskis/Darshunishok, Daugai/Doig, Jieznas/Ezhno,
Ziezmeriai/Ziezhmir, Merkine/Meretz, Nemunaitz, Orany, Olkenik, Alytus/Olita,
Punia/Pun, Stakliskes/Shtoklishok, Trakai, Vysoki Dvor, Yevye, and
Zasliai.The problem is that we are way behind in our fund raising effort, and
the SIG does not yet have the money to finish paying for the records or to
translate them. As you may know, such lists are a genealogical treasure when
they exist, and you are lucky to find such records for your town. I would
encourage you and other researchers >from Trakai district towns to contribute
to the effort to translate them. Send checks (made payable to Litvak SIG) to:
Peggy M. Freedman, Litvak SIG Treasurer, 245 Dalrymple Road, Atlanta, GA
30328. Put "Trakai Group" in the memo field so Peggy knows where to credit the
money. All donations to LitvaklSIG are tax deductible. Lets get those Trakai
district records translated!

Eric Goldstein
Research Group Coordinator


Re: jewish name correlations #lithuania

Curiousyl@...
 

I agree with Pam - it could have been a Bar Mitzvah date.

I, personally, needlepointed and presented my 4 grandsons Tallit Bags on the
occasion of each one's Bar Mitzvah. I included my initials and date of the
Bar Mitzvah within each individual design.

Sylvia Nusinov
Florida


Re: Butrimonys, Lithuania #lithuania

TheEntins@...
 

In response to the postings of Saul Issroff and Jerry Hepperle, Riva
Lozansky's book "If I Forget Thee-The Destruction of the Shtetl Butrimantz"
has been several years in the making. Instrumental in it's publication by Riva
were Olga Zabludoff and Stephen Graffman both >from the Washington, DC area and
Carl Horvitz of Palo Alto, CA who lent their support to the book and it's
translation. It contains history, pictures and family namesand dates.

Jeffrey S. Entin
Fall River, MA
TheEntins@aol.com

Researching: ENTIN, Minsk, Belarus, HORVITZ, (PERCHEKORVITZ)Butrimonys,
Lithuania, LIPSCHITZ, Vilnius, BUBELSKI, Prienai, Lithuania, SCHILANSKY,
Mariampole, LEVIN, Vilnius and Stakliskes, Lithuania and BERLIAWSKY,
Pereyaslav and Dnepropetrovsk, Ukraine


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania Re: jewish name correlations #lithuania

Curiousyl@...
 

I agree with Pam - it could have been a Bar Mitzvah date.

I, personally, needlepointed and presented my 4 grandsons Tallit Bags on the
occasion of each one's Bar Mitzvah. I included my initials and date of the
Bar Mitzvah within each individual design.

Sylvia Nusinov
Florida


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania Re:Butrimonys, Lithuania #lithuania

TheEntins@...
 

In response to the postings of Saul Issroff and Jerry Hepperle, Riva
Lozansky's book "If I Forget Thee-The Destruction of the Shtetl Butrimantz"
has been several years in the making. Instrumental in it's publication by Riva
were Olga Zabludoff and Stephen Graffman both >from the Washington, DC area and
Carl Horvitz of Palo Alto, CA who lent their support to the book and it's
translation. It contains history, pictures and family namesand dates.

Jeffrey S. Entin
Fall River, MA
TheEntins@aol.com

Researching: ENTIN, Minsk, Belarus, HORVITZ, (PERCHEKORVITZ)Butrimonys,
Lithuania, LIPSCHITZ, Vilnius, BUBELSKI, Prienai, Lithuania, SCHILANSKY,
Mariampole, LEVIN, Vilnius and Stakliskes, Lithuania and BERLIAWSKY,
Pereyaslav and Dnepropetrovsk, Ukraine


Re: BARABETCHIK family RUTNITZA? #lithuania

Bronstein Family <sygaa@...>
 

Sunday, January 31, 1999
To Kenneth Pollan:
Subject: RATNITCIA, Lithuania
I checked Dov Levine's Pinkas Hakehillot on Lithuania & did not see an
entry for Ratnitcia. There is an entry for a Ratnycia, pop. 24, 107 km
S of Kovno in Where Once We Walked
(pg. 282). Hope this is of some help.
Shalom Bronstein, Jerusalem
Researching - SHULMAN/SHILLMAN - PANEVEZYS; BLOCH - KREKANAVA


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania RE: BARABETCHIK family RUTNITZA? #lithuania

Bronstein Family <sygaa@...>
 

Sunday, January 31, 1999
To Kenneth Pollan:
Subject: RATNITCIA, Lithuania
I checked Dov Levine's Pinkas Hakehillot on Lithuania & did not see an
entry for Ratnitcia. There is an entry for a Ratnycia, pop. 24, 107 km
S of Kovno in Where Once We Walked
(pg. 282). Hope this is of some help.
Shalom Bronstein, Jerusalem
Researching - SHULMAN/SHILLMAN - PANEVEZYS; BLOCH - KREKANAVA