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SOUTH AFRICA JEWRY #lithuania

Heastern <heastern@...>
 

Received the following earlier today, on my email.

I'm not sure who the originator is, but it might be of interest to fellow
LITVAKSIGers, doing Litvak genealogy research with South African connections.

Regards,
Herb EPSTEIN
(Melbourne, AUSTRALIA)
Researching SMIEDT, FINFELSTEIN and EPSTEIN of Lithuania, and LEVY of
England, Romania and South Africa


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South Africa

GP 42,393,000 ~ JP 92,000

Demography
The great majority of South African Jews trace their origins back to
Lithuanian immigrants who arrived between the end of the 19th century and
1930. The two largest centers are Johannesburg (55,000) and Cape Town
(15,000). There are many smaller communities, including Durban (5,000),
Pretoria (3,000), and Port Elizabeth (1,200). Since 1970 some 50,000 Jews
have left the country, but approximately 10,000 Israelis have moved to South
Africa.

History
Only at the beginning of the 19th century, when freedom of religion was
introduced, were Jews able to come to South Africa legally. At that time,
small numbers of Jews arrived >from Britain and Germany, and the first
Hebrew congregation was established in Cape Town in 1841. In the 1880s, large
numbers of Jews began to arrive >from Lithuania, and their contributions changed
the character of the community.

Community
The community is overwhelmingly Ashkenazi, with a small Sephardi
population in Cape Town. It is affluent, well-educated, and has a strong
traditional
and Zionist bent. The central body of the Jewish community is the South
African Jewish Board of Deputies. South African Jewry has a long record of
Zionist activity, and the movement remains strong. There are local chapters of
most of the major international Jewish and Zionist organizations. The four main
youth movements are Habonim, Betar, B'nai Akiva, and Maginim (Progressive).

Culture and Education
There are Jewish museums in Johannesburg and Cape Town (the latter housed
in the beautiful Gardens Synagogue, built in 1849) and several Jewish
libraries. A number of weekly, monthly, and quarterly publications appear,
notably
the quarterly Jewish Affairs published by the Board of Deputies.

The Jewish day school system is comprehensive, embracing about 60% of all
Jewish youngsters.

Among old timers, the town of Oudtshoorn in the semi-arid Little Karoo is
known as the "Jerusalem of Africa". Lithuanian Jews were pioneers in the
ostrich feather trade and developed it into an important export business.
Jews >from Chelm were among the most active in the trade and they strove
valiantly to re-create the atmosphere of their beloved home town synagogue and
graft it on to the veldt. Many years later, when the synagogue fell into
disuse,
the magnificent onion-domed ark was preserved in Outdtshoorn's C.P. Nei
Museum, which has a special Jewish section.

Religious Life
Most of the community is religiously traditional, and some 80% are
affiliated with Orthodox synagogues, of which there are 65 in the country.
About 10%
are affiliated with the Progressive movement and a smaller number with the
Masorati (Conservative) movement. Kosher food is widely available, and
there are several kosher restaurants and hotels.

Israel
In the United Nations and in other forums Israel was often signaled out
for special condemnation on account of Jerusalem's commercial and military
ties with Pretoria, despite the fact that compared to the level of trade with
other states, the scale of Israel's ties was negligible. Relations with the new
majority government are good. Aliya: Since 1948, 16,300 South African Jews
have emigrated to Israel.

Sites
The Mooi Street Synagogue in Johannesburg, founded by Lithuanian
iimmigrants >from the shtetl of Poswohl, has been declared a national
landmark. In
Johannesburg there is an impressive Holocaust memorial at the West Park
Cemetery. South Africa's wine country outside Cape Town is also home to
the Zaandwijk Winery, the country's only kosher vintner.


Tree planting at the Herzlia Jewish day School, Cape Town, 1981
South African Jewish Board of Deputies
PO Box 87557
Houghton, Johannesburg 2041
Tel. 27 11 486 1434, Fax. 27 11 646 4940

Embassy
Dashing Center, 339 Hilda Street, Hatfield
PO Box 3726, Pretoria
Tel. 27 12 34 22 693, Fax. 27 12 34 21 442

from January to June the embassy is in Cape Town:
Church Square, P.O. Box 180, Cape Town 800
Tel. 27 21 34 22 698, Fax. 27 21 32 41 442


Herb Epstein
Heastern Industries Pty Ltd
Melbourne, AUSTRALIA
Fax: +61-3-9894 1216 Phone: +61-3-9894 1228


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania SOUTH AFRICA JEWRY #lithuania

Heastern <heastern@...>
 

Received the following earlier today, on my email.

I'm not sure who the originator is, but it might be of interest to fellow
LITVAKSIGers, doing Litvak genealogy research with South African connections.

Regards,
Herb EPSTEIN
(Melbourne, AUSTRALIA)
Researching SMIEDT, FINFELSTEIN and EPSTEIN of Lithuania, and LEVY of
England, Romania and South Africa


)))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))((((((((((((((((((


South Africa

GP 42,393,000 ~ JP 92,000

Demography
The great majority of South African Jews trace their origins back to
Lithuanian immigrants who arrived between the end of the 19th century and
1930. The two largest centers are Johannesburg (55,000) and Cape Town
(15,000). There are many smaller communities, including Durban (5,000),
Pretoria (3,000), and Port Elizabeth (1,200). Since 1970 some 50,000 Jews
have left the country, but approximately 10,000 Israelis have moved to South
Africa.

History
Only at the beginning of the 19th century, when freedom of religion was
introduced, were Jews able to come to South Africa legally. At that time,
small numbers of Jews arrived >from Britain and Germany, and the first
Hebrew congregation was established in Cape Town in 1841. In the 1880s, large
numbers of Jews began to arrive >from Lithuania, and their contributions changed
the character of the community.

Community
The community is overwhelmingly Ashkenazi, with a small Sephardi
population in Cape Town. It is affluent, well-educated, and has a strong
traditional
and Zionist bent. The central body of the Jewish community is the South
African Jewish Board of Deputies. South African Jewry has a long record of
Zionist activity, and the movement remains strong. There are local chapters of
most of the major international Jewish and Zionist organizations. The four main
youth movements are Habonim, Betar, B'nai Akiva, and Maginim (Progressive).

Culture and Education
There are Jewish museums in Johannesburg and Cape Town (the latter housed
in the beautiful Gardens Synagogue, built in 1849) and several Jewish
libraries. A number of weekly, monthly, and quarterly publications appear,
notably
the quarterly Jewish Affairs published by the Board of Deputies.

The Jewish day school system is comprehensive, embracing about 60% of all
Jewish youngsters.

Among old timers, the town of Oudtshoorn in the semi-arid Little Karoo is
known as the "Jerusalem of Africa". Lithuanian Jews were pioneers in the
ostrich feather trade and developed it into an important export business.
Jews >from Chelm were among the most active in the trade and they strove
valiantly to re-create the atmosphere of their beloved home town synagogue and
graft it on to the veldt. Many years later, when the synagogue fell into
disuse,
the magnificent onion-domed ark was preserved in Outdtshoorn's C.P. Nei
Museum, which has a special Jewish section.

Religious Life
Most of the community is religiously traditional, and some 80% are
affiliated with Orthodox synagogues, of which there are 65 in the country.
About 10%
are affiliated with the Progressive movement and a smaller number with the
Masorati (Conservative) movement. Kosher food is widely available, and
there are several kosher restaurants and hotels.

Israel
In the United Nations and in other forums Israel was often signaled out
for special condemnation on account of Jerusalem's commercial and military
ties with Pretoria, despite the fact that compared to the level of trade with
other states, the scale of Israel's ties was negligible. Relations with the new
majority government are good. Aliya: Since 1948, 16,300 South African Jews
have emigrated to Israel.

Sites
The Mooi Street Synagogue in Johannesburg, founded by Lithuanian
iimmigrants >from the shtetl of Poswohl, has been declared a national
landmark. In
Johannesburg there is an impressive Holocaust memorial at the West Park
Cemetery. South Africa's wine country outside Cape Town is also home to
the Zaandwijk Winery, the country's only kosher vintner.


Tree planting at the Herzlia Jewish day School, Cape Town, 1981
South African Jewish Board of Deputies
PO Box 87557
Houghton, Johannesburg 2041
Tel. 27 11 486 1434, Fax. 27 11 646 4940

Embassy
Dashing Center, 339 Hilda Street, Hatfield
PO Box 3726, Pretoria
Tel. 27 12 34 22 693, Fax. 27 12 34 21 442

from January to June the embassy is in Cape Town:
Church Square, P.O. Box 180, Cape Town 800
Tel. 27 21 34 22 698, Fax. 27 21 32 41 442


Herb Epstein
Heastern Industries Pty Ltd
Melbourne, AUSTRALIA
Fax: +61-3-9894 1216 Phone: +61-3-9894 1228


New book on Holocaust in Lithuania #lithuania

steven weiss <szome@...>
 

Has anyone seen a copy of >from THE WINGS by Joseph Harmatz? It was
published in England (Book Guild UK, 1998) but apparently is not being
distributed in the US. Mr. Harmatz, a native of Rokiskis, attained the
position of director general of the world ORT based in London.
According to 'Worldcat' there is a copy in the U. of Toronto Library and
in the Holocaust Museum in DC.

If someone could give a report to the group on this book this would be
appreciated, as I may not be able to get a hold of a copy.

I am thankful to the Litvak Digest for educating me on my Litvak
heritage. Happy Thanksgiving

Steven Weiss
Chicago

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Lithuania SIG #Lithuania New book on Holocaust in Lithuania #lithuania

steven weiss <szome@...>
 

Has anyone seen a copy of >from THE WINGS by Joseph Harmatz? It was
published in England (Book Guild UK, 1998) but apparently is not being
distributed in the US. Mr. Harmatz, a native of Rokiskis, attained the
position of director general of the world ORT based in London.
According to 'Worldcat' there is a copy in the U. of Toronto Library and
in the Holocaust Museum in DC.

If someone could give a report to the group on this book this would be
appreciated, as I may not be able to get a hold of a copy.

I am thankful to the Litvak Digest for educating me on my Litvak
heritage. Happy Thanksgiving

Steven Weiss
Chicago

______________________________________________________


Re: Orphans and Foundlings Burials Update #general

Plutsk <plutsk@...>
 

Your site is a valuable asset, Ms. Spears-Soloff, and one which increases in
value steadily. Not the least of its charms is the appropriate musical
accompaniment to each page. It's the little things that make life sweet!
Thanks very much.

Steve Gold
Detroit area


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Orphans and Foundlings Burials Update #general

Plutsk <plutsk@...>
 

Your site is a valuable asset, Ms. Spears-Soloff, and one which increases in
value steadily. Not the least of its charms is the appropriate musical
accompaniment to each page. It's the little things that make life sweet!
Thanks very much.

Steve Gold
Detroit area


Bronx telephone Books #general

Miguel Liepman <semak5@...>
 

I am searching a relative , Lothar SALOMON , who lived in the Bronx
until 1962/3 As I live abroad the States I need help to know where I
could ask for the Bronx telephone Books >from 1962 up to 1980.

Please reply to my e-mail.
Miguel Liepman
semak5@adinet.com.uy


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Bronx telephone Books #general

Miguel Liepman <semak5@...>
 

I am searching a relative , Lothar SALOMON , who lived in the Bronx
until 1962/3 As I live abroad the States I need help to know where I
could ask for the Bronx telephone Books >from 1962 up to 1980.

Please reply to my e-mail.
Miguel Liepman
semak5@adinet.com.uy


Salomon Levy LEYDESDORF #general

Evert van engelenhoven <evert@...>
 

Sorry for cross-posting this message, Im new in this field...
A friend of mine submits the following question:

Being a descendant of Salomon Levy LEYDESDORF, born in Presburg
(Bratislava) in approx. 1750, he became a citizen of Sneek in The
Netherlands in 1796. At the same time, a Salomon Levy Leydesdorf -
also born in Presburg - lived in Groningen, which is also located
in the northern regions of The Netherlands. One of the two must
have been a impostor, maybe even both.

How did people prove their identity in the 18th century when they
moved to other countries...?

Thank you beforehand for your reactions.

Evert van Engelenhoven


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Salomon Levy LEYDESDORF #general

Evert van engelenhoven <evert@...>
 

Sorry for cross-posting this message, Im new in this field...
A friend of mine submits the following question:

Being a descendant of Salomon Levy LEYDESDORF, born in Presburg
(Bratislava) in approx. 1750, he became a citizen of Sneek in The
Netherlands in 1796. At the same time, a Salomon Levy Leydesdorf -
also born in Presburg - lived in Groningen, which is also located
in the northern regions of The Netherlands. One of the two must
have been a impostor, maybe even both.

How did people prove their identity in the 18th century when they
moved to other countries...?

Thank you beforehand for your reactions.

Evert van Engelenhoven


Tree widths - the final answer #general

David Kravitz <dkravitz@...>
 

First let me thank, once again, all those who wrote to me personally with
their suggestions regarding width limitations on my genealogy tree maker. I
write this final note on the subject as several correspondents wrote to me
expressing the same problems and asking to share any suggestions for a
solution.

First a (red-faced) confession. On checking the software as given to me by
a friend who made no progress at all on his family tree, I find that the
version I have is not version 4 of FamilyTreeMaker but an earlier one.
Version 4.4 upwards has no limitations on width for all practical purposes
and updating to a later version is relatively cheap, under 30 dollars.

The limitation on size, 110in x 110in appears as a message in center
screen. By setting text size to six point and box maximum to 0.80, I
achieved all the names, although some longer ones are abbreviated to
initial and surname. In distributing this to members of the family, I
include an Outline version as well. Continuous stationery in landscape mode
was another useful idea.

Several respondants suggested freeware and alternative software available
thru Shareware including Brother's Keeper, a mac-only product via
www.LeisterPro.com and a windows version via
www.sierra.com/sierrahome/familytree.

Whilst I appreciate that this forum should not discuss commercial products,
this note should, hopefully, satisfy everyone.


David Kravitz
Bournemouth, England


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Tree widths - the final answer #general

David Kravitz <dkravitz@...>
 

First let me thank, once again, all those who wrote to me personally with
their suggestions regarding width limitations on my genealogy tree maker. I
write this final note on the subject as several correspondents wrote to me
expressing the same problems and asking to share any suggestions for a
solution.

First a (red-faced) confession. On checking the software as given to me by
a friend who made no progress at all on his family tree, I find that the
version I have is not version 4 of FamilyTreeMaker but an earlier one.
Version 4.4 upwards has no limitations on width for all practical purposes
and updating to a later version is relatively cheap, under 30 dollars.

The limitation on size, 110in x 110in appears as a message in center
screen. By setting text size to six point and box maximum to 0.80, I
achieved all the names, although some longer ones are abbreviated to
initial and surname. In distributing this to members of the family, I
include an Outline version as well. Continuous stationery in landscape mode
was another useful idea.

Several respondants suggested freeware and alternative software available
thru Shareware including Brother's Keeper, a mac-only product via
www.LeisterPro.com and a windows version via
www.sierra.com/sierrahome/familytree.

Whilst I appreciate that this forum should not discuss commercial products,
this note should, hopefully, satisfy everyone.


David Kravitz
Bournemouth, England


Searching family in Lithaunia BRESLER / GRUCKI / GRUDSKE / DAWIDOF #general

RFH <rfhol@...>
 

Looking for some informations about my family who lived in Lithuania
My Gran Gran mothers and father names were :
Gran Gran father Szlomo BRESLER who changed his name to GURWICZ
married with Chana DAWIDOF
Gran Gran father Haim Yankel GRUCKI married with Chaya GRUDSKE
Towns were they lived and had there children (Gran Father and Gran Mother
born in 1892 and 1893) : Vilna, Ditztrakai, Zismarai
Thanks if any body has information

Franklin Hollander
rfhol@easynet.fr


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Searching family in Lithaunia BRESLER / GRUCKI / GRUDSKE / DAWIDOF #general

RFH <rfhol@...>
 

Looking for some informations about my family who lived in Lithuania
My Gran Gran mothers and father names were :
Gran Gran father Szlomo BRESLER who changed his name to GURWICZ
married with Chana DAWIDOF
Gran Gran father Haim Yankel GRUCKI married with Chaya GRUDSKE
Towns were they lived and had there children (Gran Father and Gran Mother
born in 1892 and 1893) : Vilna, Ditztrakai, Zismarai
Thanks if any body has information

Franklin Hollander
rfhol@easynet.fr


Re: latvia digest: November 24, 1998 #latvia

MIKE GETZ <mgetz@...>
 

I think this is a great gesture and an overdue idea. Will discuss with Marion
nad Paul how best
to take this further.

Latvia SIG digest wrote:

Latvia SIG Digest for Tuesday, November 24, 1998.

1. DATABASES

----------------------------------------------------------------------

Subject: DATABASES
From: "K.& L. Bertelsen" <klb@mail.benalla.net.au>
Date: Wed, 25 Nov 1998 05:03:26
X-Message-Number: 1

Further to Martha's message, I have just received some information from
Aleksandrs Feigmanis, including copies of pages >from the Libau cemetery
journal, viz. pages :

44 (two sides)
58 (two sides)
116 (two sides)
209 (two sides - but left hand side is not all legible despite enlargement)
213 (right hand side only)

Some of the entries (in German) are not very clear and some of the dates
are also not easily readable.

AF also sent me some extracts >from 1912 and 1921 Libau directories - odd
pages only - partially covering letters A, M-Pa, St and La. All in German
and very readable for English-only eyes!

Before I saw Martha's message I was in fact wondering if this information
could somehow be made available to the whole group, either in database or
other form, via the Latviasig homepage or perhaps via Paul Berkay's
wonderful site?

I haven't really had time yet to look at all this information in depth, and
cannot do any looks up at the moment, but if the group or perhaps Paul
Berkay would be able to use this I would be happy to send photocopies to
Marian, of whoever Marian nominates or Paul (via snail mail), which I can
enlarge a little to make things a little clearer. Because of the costs
involved in photocopying, mail, etc. I can only send this to either Marian
and/or Paul. Sorry.

Perhaps other Latviasig members have other pages >from these directories or
the Libau cemetery list which could be combined into a database which could
be accessed via the Latviasig homepage? I do not think any of this
information would be restricted by Copyright.

Lorraine Bertelsen
Boho downunder
klb@benalla.net.au

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Latvia SIG #Latvia Re: latvia digest: November 24, 1998 #latvia

MIKE GETZ <mgetz@...>
 

I think this is a great gesture and an overdue idea. Will discuss with Marion
nad Paul how best
to take this further.

Latvia SIG digest wrote:

Latvia SIG Digest for Tuesday, November 24, 1998.

1. DATABASES

----------------------------------------------------------------------

Subject: DATABASES
From: "K.& L. Bertelsen" <klb@mail.benalla.net.au>
Date: Wed, 25 Nov 1998 05:03:26
X-Message-Number: 1

Further to Martha's message, I have just received some information from
Aleksandrs Feigmanis, including copies of pages >from the Libau cemetery
journal, viz. pages :

44 (two sides)
58 (two sides)
116 (two sides)
209 (two sides - but left hand side is not all legible despite enlargement)
213 (right hand side only)

Some of the entries (in German) are not very clear and some of the dates
are also not easily readable.

AF also sent me some extracts >from 1912 and 1921 Libau directories - odd
pages only - partially covering letters A, M-Pa, St and La. All in German
and very readable for English-only eyes!

Before I saw Martha's message I was in fact wondering if this information
could somehow be made available to the whole group, either in database or
other form, via the Latviasig homepage or perhaps via Paul Berkay's
wonderful site?

I haven't really had time yet to look at all this information in depth, and
cannot do any looks up at the moment, but if the group or perhaps Paul
Berkay would be able to use this I would be happy to send photocopies to
Marian, of whoever Marian nominates or Paul (via snail mail), which I can
enlarge a little to make things a little clearer. Because of the costs
involved in photocopying, mail, etc. I can only send this to either Marian
and/or Paul. Sorry.

Perhaps other Latviasig members have other pages >from these directories or
the Libau cemetery list which could be combined into a database which could
be accessed via the Latviasig homepage? I do not think any of this
information would be restricted by Copyright.

Lorraine Bertelsen
Boho downunder
klb@benalla.net.au

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Newsletter material #belarus

Bryan Polikoff <polikoff@...>
 

AN APPEAL TO ALL MEMBERS

I am looking for literary contributions >from Sig members (or, indeed, their
friends) to future issues of the Newsletter. I have one idea, arising from
recently submitted material, to look a bit more at the "prominent people"
question. Can you tell me about ancestors of yours who became leaders in
the arts or industry while still in the "heim"? What were they like, what
drove them onward and upward, who were their parents, how did they live?
Anecdotes about them will be most welcome.

The Editor <polikoff@dircon.co.uk>


Belarus SIG #Belarus Newsletter material #belarus

Bryan Polikoff <polikoff@...>
 

AN APPEAL TO ALL MEMBERS

I am looking for literary contributions >from Sig members (or, indeed, their
friends) to future issues of the Newsletter. I have one idea, arising from
recently submitted material, to look a bit more at the "prominent people"
question. Can you tell me about ancestors of yours who became leaders in
the arts or industry while still in the "heim"? What were they like, what
drove them onward and upward, who were their parents, how did they live?
Anecdotes about them will be most welcome.

The Editor <polikoff@dircon.co.uk>


Woman from Mars #belarus

East European Jewish Heritage Project <root@...>
 

24 November 1998

I don't know where she was >from but it certainly wasn't from
Mogilev or even this planet. There are 4,500 Jews in Mogilev.
The leaders of the Jewish community are Mr. Naum Joffe and Mrs.
Dora Dyomina. There is a Shabas service every week in Hessed.
There are three remaining pre-War synagogues, all now used as
sports centres. There is also a cemetery. Everyone knows the
difference between a shtetl and a ghetto. A shtetl is where Jews
lived; a ghetto is where they were murdered.

I sometimes think that this must be the most misunderstood nation
in Europe. Odd for a country which is the geographical centre
of the continent.

One thing that is a fact, though, is that there are no matzos in
Belarus. The Joint hasn't the funds to supply them and there are
no other donors in the offing. So if anyone has 15 tons of
matzos to spare let me know, otherwise there may be no Passover
in Belarus.

Best regards >from Minsk, the city on the other side of the moon,

Frank Swartz
Executive Director
East European Jewish Heritage Project
13b Dauman Street
Minsk
220002
Republic of Belarus
tel/fax: +375 17 234 56 12/234 33 60
e-mail: root@eejhp.open.by

**********************************************************
CHANUKAH IN BELARUS

A BITTER WINTER HAS SET IN AND THE COST OF LIVING IS SOARING.
THERE IS REAL HARDSHIP FOR THE ELDERLY AND DISABLED. PLEASE
HELP. WE NEED WARM CLOTHING, MEDICINES AND BASIC MEDICAL
SUPPLIES SUCH AS WALKING STICKS AND CRUTCHES. THERE IS A SPECIAL
NEED FOR SUGAR SUBSTITUTES. IF YOU CAN HELP, PLEASE CONTACT US.


Belarus SIG #Belarus Woman from Mars #belarus

East European Jewish Heritage Project <root@...>
 

24 November 1998

I don't know where she was >from but it certainly wasn't from
Mogilev or even this planet. There are 4,500 Jews in Mogilev.
The leaders of the Jewish community are Mr. Naum Joffe and Mrs.
Dora Dyomina. There is a Shabas service every week in Hessed.
There are three remaining pre-War synagogues, all now used as
sports centres. There is also a cemetery. Everyone knows the
difference between a shtetl and a ghetto. A shtetl is where Jews
lived; a ghetto is where they were murdered.

I sometimes think that this must be the most misunderstood nation
in Europe. Odd for a country which is the geographical centre
of the continent.

One thing that is a fact, though, is that there are no matzos in
Belarus. The Joint hasn't the funds to supply them and there are
no other donors in the offing. So if anyone has 15 tons of
matzos to spare let me know, otherwise there may be no Passover
in Belarus.

Best regards >from Minsk, the city on the other side of the moon,

Frank Swartz
Executive Director
East European Jewish Heritage Project
13b Dauman Street
Minsk
220002
Republic of Belarus
tel/fax: +375 17 234 56 12/234 33 60
e-mail: root@eejhp.open.by

**********************************************************
CHANUKAH IN BELARUS

A BITTER WINTER HAS SET IN AND THE COST OF LIVING IS SOARING.
THERE IS REAL HARDSHIP FOR THE ELDERLY AND DISABLED. PLEASE
HELP. WE NEED WARM CLOTHING, MEDICINES AND BASIC MEDICAL
SUPPLIES SUCH AS WALKING STICKS AND CRUTCHES. THERE IS A SPECIAL
NEED FOR SUGAR SUBSTITUTES. IF YOU CAN HELP, PLEASE CONTACT US.