Date   

ARKIN in NYC #rabbinic

Neil@...
 

Trying to contact Leslie (daughter of Anne and Les Klepper) born in
1953 and married Gary Mark ARKIN. He is a social worker and traces her
ancestry back to the Katzenellenbogen rabbinical family.

--
Neil Rosenstein

MODERATOR NOTE: Please send contact information privately.


Rabbinic Genealogy SIG #Rabbinic ARKIN in NYC #rabbinic

Neil@...
 

Trying to contact Leslie (daughter of Anne and Les Klepper) born in
1953 and married Gary Mark ARKIN. He is a social worker and traces her
ancestry back to the Katzenellenbogen rabbinical family.

--
Neil Rosenstein

MODERATOR NOTE: Please send contact information privately.


TWERSKY names #rabbinic

Neil@...
 

Yochanan TWERSKY married in 2011 to a Leifer.
His father was Yosef Meir Twersky , son of ?name Admur Loyev-Boro
Park, son of ?name Admor Chernobyl (in which place - Boro Park, Bnei
Brak or?).

--
Neil Rosenstein


Rabbinic Genealogy SIG #Rabbinic TWERSKY names #rabbinic

Neil@...
 

Yochanan TWERSKY married in 2011 to a Leifer.
His father was Yosef Meir Twersky , son of ?name Admur Loyev-Boro
Park, son of ?name Admor Chernobyl (in which place - Boro Park, Bnei
Brak or?).

--
Neil Rosenstein


ERNSTER family of Jerusalem #rabbinic

Neil@...
 

Would like to share and get help updating this prominent Jerusalem
family with ties to Chassidic dynasties.

--
Neil Rosenstein


Rabbinic Genealogy SIG #Rabbinic ERNSTER family of Jerusalem #rabbinic

Neil@...
 

Would like to share and get help updating this prominent Jerusalem
family with ties to Chassidic dynasties.

--
Neil Rosenstein


IAJGS 2015 #ciechanow #poland

bounce-2949695-772951@...
 

The 35th IAJGS International Conference is just around the corner!
For a significant discount (and a chance to win great prizes in our
drawing), register now. "Early Bird Special" ends on May 6th! Visit
www.iajgs2015.org to register.

Treat yourself to the wonderful pre-Conference Shabbaton on the
Friday-Saturday, July 3-4 weekend preceding the Conference. Enjoy an
adventure in exploring the sights and sounds of Jerusalem via three
unique tour opportunities.

"Exploration Sunday" on July 5 offers you the superior options of
either visiting extraordinary research archives or taking
fascinating tours of Jerusalem and Israel.

Monday's full day of programming sets the pace for a peerless
schedule of sessions, including one that offers how-to's for those
attending their first IAJGS Conference.

SIG luncheons and other SIG meetings will be held each day,
bolstered by valuable sessions on Jewish communities throughout
the world that dot the daily schedules. BOF meetings will be
announced soon, with over 25 BOF groups planning time together
this year!

Guide to the Perplexed: Nearly every day features a valuable
"Breakfast with Experts" for the rare opportunity to sit round
the table with a genealogical wizard and personally ask
questions. The answers you'll hear can spark new directions for
your research. Experts will also be volunteering for one-on-one
"break down brick wall" meetings for those in need.

Our honored Keynote speaker Rabbi Israel Meir Lau will share his
moving plea to continue to tell the story of the Shoah, striving
to document our family's past as an inspiration for the next
generations to come.

The Convention's impressive roster of skilled, informative and
fascinating lecturers >from across the globe will present a
treasure of new ideas, new sources to research, and new tools
for advanced and novice genealogists alike. View the full program
at www.iajgs2015.org

Our closing banquet will be enhanced by the presence of Dick
Eastman, genealogy's renowned blogger.

Come join us in the matchless city of Jerusalem for the momentous,
exciting 35th IAJGS International Conference on Jewish Genealogy.
Enjoy new and renewed friendships, and a rich appreciation of the
land, its resources and its people. For full Convention details:
www.iajgs2015.org.

Michael Goldstein, Chairman
chairman@iajgs2015.org
35th IAJGS International Conference on Jewish Genealogy
Jerusalem 6- 10 July 2015
www.iajgs2015.org


#Ciechanow #Poland IAJGS 2015 #ciechanow #poland

bounce-2949695-772951@...
 

The 35th IAJGS International Conference is just around the corner!
For a significant discount (and a chance to win great prizes in our
drawing), register now. "Early Bird Special" ends on May 6th! Visit
www.iajgs2015.org to register.

Treat yourself to the wonderful pre-Conference Shabbaton on the
Friday-Saturday, July 3-4 weekend preceding the Conference. Enjoy an
adventure in exploring the sights and sounds of Jerusalem via three
unique tour opportunities.

"Exploration Sunday" on July 5 offers you the superior options of
either visiting extraordinary research archives or taking
fascinating tours of Jerusalem and Israel.

Monday's full day of programming sets the pace for a peerless
schedule of sessions, including one that offers how-to's for those
attending their first IAJGS Conference.

SIG luncheons and other SIG meetings will be held each day,
bolstered by valuable sessions on Jewish communities throughout
the world that dot the daily schedules. BOF meetings will be
announced soon, with over 25 BOF groups planning time together
this year!

Guide to the Perplexed: Nearly every day features a valuable
"Breakfast with Experts" for the rare opportunity to sit round
the table with a genealogical wizard and personally ask
questions. The answers you'll hear can spark new directions for
your research. Experts will also be volunteering for one-on-one
"break down brick wall" meetings for those in need.

Our honored Keynote speaker Rabbi Israel Meir Lau will share his
moving plea to continue to tell the story of the Shoah, striving
to document our family's past as an inspiration for the next
generations to come.

The Convention's impressive roster of skilled, informative and
fascinating lecturers >from across the globe will present a
treasure of new ideas, new sources to research, and new tools
for advanced and novice genealogists alike. View the full program
at www.iajgs2015.org

Our closing banquet will be enhanced by the presence of Dick
Eastman, genealogy's renowned blogger.

Come join us in the matchless city of Jerusalem for the momentous,
exciting 35th IAJGS International Conference on Jewish Genealogy.
Enjoy new and renewed friendships, and a rich appreciation of the
land, its resources and its people. For full Convention details:
www.iajgs2015.org.

Michael Goldstein, Chairman
chairman@iajgs2015.org
35th IAJGS International Conference on Jewish Genealogy
Jerusalem 6- 10 July 2015
www.iajgs2015.org


Sub-Carpathia SIG Meeting at 35th IAJGS Int'l Conference Jerusalem #subcarpathia

Marshall Katz
 

Dear Sub-Carpathia Researchers,

The 35th IAJGS International Conference program for Jerusalem is now
posted to the conference web site.

A meeting of individuals with Jewish roots in Sub-Carpathia Ukraine will
be held:

Monday, July 6, 2015
3:15 PM - 4:30 PM
Location will be announced in your program.

I am available to meet with anyone individually during the conference.

Here is a link to the conference web site:

< http://www.iajgs2015.org/ > SEE Program, then Program & Schedule

I look forward to meeting you.

Marshall Katz
Sub-Carpathia SIG coordinator


Subcarpathia SIG #Subcarpathia Sub-Carpathia SIG Meeting at 35th IAJGS Int'l Conference Jerusalem #subcarpathia

Marshall Katz
 

Dear Sub-Carpathia Researchers,

The 35th IAJGS International Conference program for Jerusalem is now
posted to the conference web site.

A meeting of individuals with Jewish roots in Sub-Carpathia Ukraine will
be held:

Monday, July 6, 2015
3:15 PM - 4:30 PM
Location will be announced in your program.

I am available to meet with anyone individually during the conference.

Here is a link to the conference web site:

< http://www.iajgs2015.org/ > SEE Program, then Program & Schedule

I look forward to meeting you.

Marshall Katz
Sub-Carpathia SIG coordinator


RUTHEISER and DALMATOWSKY Families #belarus

susanna easton <dogwood159@...>
 

RUTHEISER family >from Kiev

Unknown RUTHEISER, born in Kiev around 1850 and probably died there.
Rose his daughter b. in Kiev about 1881, arrived in 1889 (age 8) in
New York died in New York 3 November 1962. Married Benjamin
DALMATOWSKY (>from Minsk) in NY in 1905. Siblings, some possibly born
in Kiev, others in New York: Ethel, Herman, Frank, Ray, Bertha,
Gussie, Elliot, Harry. A different branch of the RUTHEISER family all
from Kiev: Jacob b. 1850 married Rachel. Their children: Morris
(Moses) (1879-1956) married Lena (Leice) Rudolph (b. 1887 in Austria);
Hannah b.1879 married Solomon Dubner (b.1886 in Russia); Harry
(1880-1961) married Minnie Berliant (b. 1884 in Russia); Sarah
(1883-1964) married Morris Cohen ((b. 1874 in Russia); and, born in
New York: Paul and Henrietta. (Please reply privately)



DALMATOWSKY (Dalmatouvsky) family >from Minsk

Benjamin, born in Minsk 9 August 1879, died in New York 1 September
1951. No record of parents or siblings. Arrived New York 1896 (age
17). Married Rose RUTHEISER in NY, in 1905. Children: Gertrud,
Herbert, Milton, Edith. (Please reply privately)

Susanna Easton

San Diego, California, USA


Belarus SIG #Belarus RUTHEISER and DALMATOWSKY Families #belarus

susanna easton <dogwood159@...>
 

RUTHEISER family >from Kiev

Unknown RUTHEISER, born in Kiev around 1850 and probably died there.
Rose his daughter b. in Kiev about 1881, arrived in 1889 (age 8) in
New York died in New York 3 November 1962. Married Benjamin
DALMATOWSKY (>from Minsk) in NY in 1905. Siblings, some possibly born
in Kiev, others in New York: Ethel, Herman, Frank, Ray, Bertha,
Gussie, Elliot, Harry. A different branch of the RUTHEISER family all
from Kiev: Jacob b. 1850 married Rachel. Their children: Morris
(Moses) (1879-1956) married Lena (Leice) Rudolph (b. 1887 in Austria);
Hannah b.1879 married Solomon Dubner (b.1886 in Russia); Harry
(1880-1961) married Minnie Berliant (b. 1884 in Russia); Sarah
(1883-1964) married Morris Cohen ((b. 1874 in Russia); and, born in
New York: Paul and Henrietta. (Please reply privately)



DALMATOWSKY (Dalmatouvsky) family >from Minsk

Benjamin, born in Minsk 9 August 1879, died in New York 1 September
1951. No record of parents or siblings. Arrived New York 1896 (age
17). Married Rose RUTHEISER in NY, in 1905. Children: Gertrud,
Herbert, Milton, Edith. (Please reply privately)

Susanna Easton

San Diego, California, USA


New databases of illegal immigrants to Eretz Israel 1930s-48 #belarus

Rose Feldman <rosef@...>
 

IGRA released the first installment of information regarding the
Illegal Immigration period to Eretz Israel (Palestine) >from Europe and
North Africa. The information comes >from three sources:

Atlit Database Index - In cooperation with "Bintivey Ha'apala"
Clandestine Jewish Immigration Information and Research Center in
Memory of Admiral Mordechai (Moka) Limon we are posting a partial
index of their database. Their databases span >from the late 1930's
through a few years after the recognition of the State of Israel.

Deportation Lists 1939 - This database is composed of "duplicate"
lists found in a file of the British Police in the Israel State
Archives. It contains lists of people who were on 13 ships that were
captured in 1939. The database includes the names of 6,282. This
database includes scans of the document which are can be seen by
members of IGRA.

The Illegal Immigrants 1939 -1948 - The lists come >from a variety of
places - most are Jewish Agency offices, some elsewhere. All are
currently in the Central Zionist Archives. Some lists are in English
and some lists are in Hebrew, therefore there will be two databases
depending on the language of the original documents. This will be an
ongoing project over many years, with updates of additional names to
the database.

Please understand that each document has different kinds of
information available. One of the things that makes this addition so
interesting is that some people now appear in more than one document
dealing with immigration and at a different date. This allows the
development of a timeline for that period in their life. We are
working to quickly fix a problem where the name of the Ship is not
showing on the result page.

With these additions there are now over 440,000 lines of data available!

http://genealogy.org.il/AID/index.php

Rose Feldman
Israel Genealogy Research Association
http://genealogy.org.il
http:/facebook.com/israelgenealogy

Keep up to date on archives, databases and genealogy in general and
Jewish and Israeli roots in particular with
http://twitter.com/JewDataGenGirl


Belarus SIG #Belarus New databases of illegal immigrants to Eretz Israel 1930s-48 #belarus

Rose Feldman <rosef@...>
 

IGRA released the first installment of information regarding the
Illegal Immigration period to Eretz Israel (Palestine) >from Europe and
North Africa. The information comes >from three sources:

Atlit Database Index - In cooperation with "Bintivey Ha'apala"
Clandestine Jewish Immigration Information and Research Center in
Memory of Admiral Mordechai (Moka) Limon we are posting a partial
index of their database. Their databases span >from the late 1930's
through a few years after the recognition of the State of Israel.

Deportation Lists 1939 - This database is composed of "duplicate"
lists found in a file of the British Police in the Israel State
Archives. It contains lists of people who were on 13 ships that were
captured in 1939. The database includes the names of 6,282. This
database includes scans of the document which are can be seen by
members of IGRA.

The Illegal Immigrants 1939 -1948 - The lists come >from a variety of
places - most are Jewish Agency offices, some elsewhere. All are
currently in the Central Zionist Archives. Some lists are in English
and some lists are in Hebrew, therefore there will be two databases
depending on the language of the original documents. This will be an
ongoing project over many years, with updates of additional names to
the database.

Please understand that each document has different kinds of
information available. One of the things that makes this addition so
interesting is that some people now appear in more than one document
dealing with immigration and at a different date. This allows the
development of a timeline for that period in their life. We are
working to quickly fix a problem where the name of the Ship is not
showing on the result page.

With these additions there are now over 440,000 lines of data available!

http://genealogy.org.il/AID/index.php

Rose Feldman
Israel Genealogy Research Association
http://genealogy.org.il
http:/facebook.com/israelgenealogy

Keep up to date on archives, databases and genealogy in general and
Jewish and Israeli roots in particular with
http://twitter.com/JewDataGenGirl


new database of illegal immigrants to Eretz-Israel 1930s-1948 #germany

Stepak
 

IGRA has just released the first installment of information regarding the
Illegal Immigration period to Eretz-Israel (Palestine) >from Europe and North
Africa. The information comes >from three sources:

Atlit Database Index - In cooperation with "Bintivey Ha'apala"
Clandestine Jewish Immigration Information and Research Center in Memory of
Admiral Mordechai (Moka) Limon we are posting a partial index of their
database. Their databases span >from the late 1930's through a few years
after the recognition of the State of Israel.

Deportation Lists 1939 - This database is composed of "duplicate"
lists found in a file of the British Police in the Israel State Archives. It
contains lists of people who were on 13 ships that were captured in 1939.
The database includes the names of 6,282. This database includes scans of
the document which can be seen by members of IGRA.

The Illegal Immigrants 1939 -1948 - The lists come >from a variety of sources
- most are >from Jewish Agency offices, some >from elsewhere. All are
currently in the Central Zionist Archives. Some lists are in English and
some lists are in Hebrew, therefore there will be two databases depending on
the language of the original documents. This will be an ongoing project
over many years, with updates of additional names to the database.

Please understand that each document has different kinds of information
available. One of the things that makes this addition so interesting is that
some people now appear in more than one document dealing with immigration
and at a different date. This allows the development of a timeline for that
period in their life. We are working to quickly fix a problem where the name
of the Ship is not showing on the result page.

With these additions there are now over 440,000 lines of data available!

http://genealogy.org.il/AID/index.php

Keep up to date on archives, databases and genealogy in general and Jewish
and Israeli roots in particular with http://twitter.com/JewDataGenGirl

For more information:
Rose Feldman, Israel Genealogy Research Association
http://genealogy.org.il http:/facebook.com/israelgenealogy

Ellen Stepak, IGRA member in Israel estepak@zahav.net.il


German SIG #Germany new database of illegal immigrants to Eretz-Israel 1930s-1948 #germany

Stepak
 

IGRA has just released the first installment of information regarding the
Illegal Immigration period to Eretz-Israel (Palestine) >from Europe and North
Africa. The information comes >from three sources:

Atlit Database Index - In cooperation with "Bintivey Ha'apala"
Clandestine Jewish Immigration Information and Research Center in Memory of
Admiral Mordechai (Moka) Limon we are posting a partial index of their
database. Their databases span >from the late 1930's through a few years
after the recognition of the State of Israel.

Deportation Lists 1939 - This database is composed of "duplicate"
lists found in a file of the British Police in the Israel State Archives. It
contains lists of people who were on 13 ships that were captured in 1939.
The database includes the names of 6,282. This database includes scans of
the document which can be seen by members of IGRA.

The Illegal Immigrants 1939 -1948 - The lists come >from a variety of sources
- most are >from Jewish Agency offices, some >from elsewhere. All are
currently in the Central Zionist Archives. Some lists are in English and
some lists are in Hebrew, therefore there will be two databases depending on
the language of the original documents. This will be an ongoing project
over many years, with updates of additional names to the database.

Please understand that each document has different kinds of information
available. One of the things that makes this addition so interesting is that
some people now appear in more than one document dealing with immigration
and at a different date. This allows the development of a timeline for that
period in their life. We are working to quickly fix a problem where the name
of the Ship is not showing on the result page.

With these additions there are now over 440,000 lines of data available!

http://genealogy.org.il/AID/index.php

Keep up to date on archives, databases and genealogy in general and Jewish
and Israeli roots in particular with http://twitter.com/JewDataGenGirl

For more information:
Rose Feldman, Israel Genealogy Research Association
http://genealogy.org.il http:/facebook.com/israelgenealogy

Ellen Stepak, IGRA member in Israel estepak@zahav.net.il


Re: Jewish Theological Seminary On-Line Resources #hungary

edelman@...
 

Hi,

Vivian Kahn wrote about some resources available at JTS online...

In regards to: "Sod ha-Shem (Ritual of Circumcistion) and Record of
circumcisions in Egerszasz, Hungary 1856-1875", at
http://www.jtsa.edu/The_Library.xml I would appreciate suggestions for
people, institutions etc. who have the ability to translate, if just
slowly, the Hebrew text starting on page 74, seemingly very informal,
personal, maybe even shorthand of a sort...

With all due respect to the people of Egerszasz, this is actually for a
partly similar but much longer brit mallah record - late 19th century,
about 600 circumcisions in all - >from the area around Mezonyarad,
Hungary, a bit southwest of Miskolc. An in-law - the grandson of the
moyel - has the book and I am trying to create a proposal for its
translation, indexing... and having it photographed, so that it is
eventually searchable in JewishGen and its mirrors, with images at a
partner site.

But it first needs to be evaluated not only for legibility but to know
if it has clear dates in the Hebrew calendar and Hebrew name couplets
(Son ben Father...). It has no family names. However it looks amazing,
with that gold-yellow tint of wisdom in its 150 year-old pages. While a
full translation of every page is ideal, it seems like that we know the
general geographical area it may be adequate to only translate the dates
and names (including the sandak). With this info people could find their
ancestor or cousin and then download the page and have it fully
translated independently of JewishGen.

Thanks,
Todd Edelman
(near Los Angeles)

On 04/20/2015 05:01 PM, Vivian Kahn vkahn@kmort.com wrote:
Thanks to an item posted to the JewishGen list by H-SIGr Jan Meisels Allen, I have discovered an additional resource for information about Hungary including some digitized records and downloadable books and articles. Go to http://www.jtsa.edu/The_Library.xml to Makor, the Jewish Theological Seminary’s catalog, digital collections, and electronic resources. I entered Hungary, clicked on digital collections, and got 75 hits including items such as:

Birth Register >from Koszeg (Guns), Hungary, 1852-1885
Register of Jews in the province of Sarvar-Szombathely, Hungary, ca. 1807
Account book of the Budapest Hevra Shas, 1892-1906
Birth Register >from Sarvar, Hungary, 1887-1939
Sod ha-Shem (Ritual of Circumcistion) and Record of circumcisions in Egerszasz, Hungary 1856-1875

The E-resources include a wide variety of digitized books and articles such as the

1900 Baedeker guide to Austria, including Hungary, Transylvania, Dalmatia, and Bosnia
Randolph Braham’s The destruction of Hungarian Jewry: a documentary account

Access to some materials requires an access password (e.g. New York State Library access password) but many other items are available via links to Hathi Trust and other digital library collections.

Vivian Kahn, Oakland, CA
vkahn@kmort.com
--
Todd Edelman
SLOW Factory

Voice/Text: 415 867 9843
Skype: toddedelman

edelman@greenidea.eu
www.greenidea.eu

https://www.facebook.com/Iamtoddedelman
http://twitter.com/toddedelman
http://de.linkedin.com/in/toddedelman


Hungary SIG #Hungary Re: Jewish Theological Seminary On-Line Resources #hungary

edelman@...
 

Hi,

Vivian Kahn wrote about some resources available at JTS online...

In regards to: "Sod ha-Shem (Ritual of Circumcistion) and Record of
circumcisions in Egerszasz, Hungary 1856-1875", at
http://www.jtsa.edu/The_Library.xml I would appreciate suggestions for
people, institutions etc. who have the ability to translate, if just
slowly, the Hebrew text starting on page 74, seemingly very informal,
personal, maybe even shorthand of a sort...

With all due respect to the people of Egerszasz, this is actually for a
partly similar but much longer brit mallah record - late 19th century,
about 600 circumcisions in all - >from the area around Mezonyarad,
Hungary, a bit southwest of Miskolc. An in-law - the grandson of the
moyel - has the book and I am trying to create a proposal for its
translation, indexing... and having it photographed, so that it is
eventually searchable in JewishGen and its mirrors, with images at a
partner site.

But it first needs to be evaluated not only for legibility but to know
if it has clear dates in the Hebrew calendar and Hebrew name couplets
(Son ben Father...). It has no family names. However it looks amazing,
with that gold-yellow tint of wisdom in its 150 year-old pages. While a
full translation of every page is ideal, it seems like that we know the
general geographical area it may be adequate to only translate the dates
and names (including the sandak). With this info people could find their
ancestor or cousin and then download the page and have it fully
translated independently of JewishGen.

Thanks,
Todd Edelman
(near Los Angeles)

On 04/20/2015 05:01 PM, Vivian Kahn vkahn@kmort.com wrote:
Thanks to an item posted to the JewishGen list by H-SIGr Jan Meisels Allen, I have discovered an additional resource for information about Hungary including some digitized records and downloadable books and articles. Go to http://www.jtsa.edu/The_Library.xml to Makor, the Jewish Theological Seminary’s catalog, digital collections, and electronic resources. I entered Hungary, clicked on digital collections, and got 75 hits including items such as:

Birth Register >from Koszeg (Guns), Hungary, 1852-1885
Register of Jews in the province of Sarvar-Szombathely, Hungary, ca. 1807
Account book of the Budapest Hevra Shas, 1892-1906
Birth Register >from Sarvar, Hungary, 1887-1939
Sod ha-Shem (Ritual of Circumcistion) and Record of circumcisions in Egerszasz, Hungary 1856-1875

The E-resources include a wide variety of digitized books and articles such as the

1900 Baedeker guide to Austria, including Hungary, Transylvania, Dalmatia, and Bosnia
Randolph Braham’s The destruction of Hungarian Jewry: a documentary account

Access to some materials requires an access password (e.g. New York State Library access password) but many other items are available via links to Hathi Trust and other digital library collections.

Vivian Kahn, Oakland, CA
vkahn@kmort.com
--
Todd Edelman
SLOW Factory

Voice/Text: 415 867 9843
Skype: toddedelman

edelman@greenidea.eu
www.greenidea.eu

https://www.facebook.com/Iamtoddedelman
http://twitter.com/toddedelman
http://de.linkedin.com/in/toddedelman


JGSLA Sunday, May 3: The Secret Jews: History and Culture of the Crypto Jews with Art Benveniste #general

Pamela Weisberger
 

Join the Jewish Genealogical Society of Los Angeles at our next program:

Sunday, May 3 2015 - 1:30 PM

"The Secret Jews: History and Culture of the Crypto Jews" with Arthur Benveniste

American Jewish University
15600 Mulholland Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90077

In the 14th and 15th Centuries, Jews of Spain and Portugal were forced
to convert to Catholicism. Many families kept the knowledge of their
Jewish past for 500 years, transmitting it in secret to their children
and often continuing to practice Jewish rites covertly. Many of the
descendants of these Crypto-Jews are now seeking their Jewish
heritage. Mr. Benveniste's presentation will follow the history of
Spanish and Portuguese Jews, their forced conversion, the emergence of
crypto-Judaism, how it came to the Americas, and the discovery of
their Jewish background by many Hispanics in the Americas today.

Speaker:

Arthur Benveniste's parents were >from Rhodes and he is world-renowned
expert on Sephardic genealogy. In 1992, he was part of the Sephardic
Odyssey invited by King Juan Carlos to return to Spain to commemorate
the quincentennial of the expulsion of the Jews. On Tisha B'av of
that year we conducted the first Jewish religious service in the La
Blanca Synagogue of Toledo since 1391. In 1996 he was part of a group
that visited Crypto Jews and Jewish sites in Brazil. They made contact
with many formerly secret Jews who want to return to the religion of
their ancestors. In the years 1999 and 2000 Ihe traveled to the
island of Rhodes in order to observe Rosh Hashanah in the Kal de
Shalom, the oldest functioning synagogue in Greece and the one that
his mother attended when she was young. He is now working with a
group that is raising money to restore that synagogue and other Jewish
sites in Greece. In 2002 he was in Rhodes again for ceremonies
dedicating a memorial to the holocaust victims of the Dodecanese
Islands. He has been to Spain and Portugal four times in the last
twelve years, attending conferences, doing research and contacting
members of the Iberian Jewish communities. He has made to visits to
the village of Belmonte, Portugal where over 300 formerly secret Jews
have now come out to practice Judaism openly.

JGSLA members $5.00, guests $5.00. No reservations necessary.

If you want to learn more about Crypto-Jews, here is the link to Art
Benveniste's home page: http://home.earthlink.net/~benven/

Also, the Society for Crypto-Judaic Studies: http://www.cryptojews.com/

Pamela Weisberger
Program Chair, JGSLA
Santa Monica, CA
pweisberger@gmail.com


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen JGSLA Sunday, May 3: The Secret Jews: History and Culture of the Crypto Jews with Art Benveniste #general

Pamela Weisberger
 

Join the Jewish Genealogical Society of Los Angeles at our next program:

Sunday, May 3 2015 - 1:30 PM

"The Secret Jews: History and Culture of the Crypto Jews" with Arthur Benveniste

American Jewish University
15600 Mulholland Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90077

In the 14th and 15th Centuries, Jews of Spain and Portugal were forced
to convert to Catholicism. Many families kept the knowledge of their
Jewish past for 500 years, transmitting it in secret to their children
and often continuing to practice Jewish rites covertly. Many of the
descendants of these Crypto-Jews are now seeking their Jewish
heritage. Mr. Benveniste's presentation will follow the history of
Spanish and Portuguese Jews, their forced conversion, the emergence of
crypto-Judaism, how it came to the Americas, and the discovery of
their Jewish background by many Hispanics in the Americas today.

Speaker:

Arthur Benveniste's parents were >from Rhodes and he is world-renowned
expert on Sephardic genealogy. In 1992, he was part of the Sephardic
Odyssey invited by King Juan Carlos to return to Spain to commemorate
the quincentennial of the expulsion of the Jews. On Tisha B'av of
that year we conducted the first Jewish religious service in the La
Blanca Synagogue of Toledo since 1391. In 1996 he was part of a group
that visited Crypto Jews and Jewish sites in Brazil. They made contact
with many formerly secret Jews who want to return to the religion of
their ancestors. In the years 1999 and 2000 Ihe traveled to the
island of Rhodes in order to observe Rosh Hashanah in the Kal de
Shalom, the oldest functioning synagogue in Greece and the one that
his mother attended when she was young. He is now working with a
group that is raising money to restore that synagogue and other Jewish
sites in Greece. In 2002 he was in Rhodes again for ceremonies
dedicating a memorial to the holocaust victims of the Dodecanese
Islands. He has been to Spain and Portugal four times in the last
twelve years, attending conferences, doing research and contacting
members of the Iberian Jewish communities. He has made to visits to
the village of Belmonte, Portugal where over 300 formerly secret Jews
have now come out to practice Judaism openly.

JGSLA members $5.00, guests $5.00. No reservations necessary.

If you want to learn more about Crypto-Jews, here is the link to Art
Benveniste's home page: http://home.earthlink.net/~benven/

Also, the Society for Crypto-Judaic Studies: http://www.cryptojews.com/

Pamela Weisberger
Program Chair, JGSLA
Santa Monica, CA
pweisberger@gmail.com

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