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Re: Paneveyzys. Lithuania.

Carol Hoffman
 

Panevzys has an actuve Jewish community today - small but active. See their website in Lithuanian only (use a translator) http://www.jewishpanevezys.lt/ There's a contact email address for their chair, Gennady Kofman.

When searching LitvakSIG for Panevezys, you will will find links to several articles. In addition the LitvakSIG Panevezys District Research Group is the key to records and more.

Carol Hoffman
Tel Aviv

Re: Searching for relatives -

Barbara Mannlein
 

James Hodes has a tree on Ancestry which indicates that Rose wd a Cannon Simon and had a child… Perhaps the owner of that tree could help you.

Barbara Mannlein
Tucson, AZ

On Nov 19, 2019, at 3:45 PM, Deanna Levinsky <DEANNASMAC@...> wrote:

Does anyone know the whereabouts of the descendants of Ben Gross? He
came from Kursk, Russia in May 1913 and had a sister, Rose. The family
name was Grosnowicz or Grosnowitz. They lived in Brooklyn, NY for many
years. Ben might have become a Cantor and possibly moved to New
Jersey.
--
Deanna M. Levinsky, Long Island, NY

About Moses Friedlander, Brooklyn, NY Rabbi

Hallie Metzger
 

I am seeking information my great-great uncle Moses Friedlander of
1637 50th Street, Brooklyn, NY, son of Hirsch Friedland(er) of Besaglo,
Latvia. The 1920 census lists his occupation as salesman but his nephew, my
grandfather David Freedland, told me he was a Rabbi as did my mother
Cecelia Rosenberg. My mother visited them often and told me all the
children - more than 13? -were musical and that each one played an
instrument. She also told me their house had only one bathroom and they
had a schedule for using it! Hannah Metzger, hallie.metzger@...

Searching for relatives

Deanna Levinsky
 

Does anyone know the whereabouts of the descendants of Ben Gross? He
came from Kursk, Russia in May 1913 and had a sister, Rose. The family
name was Grosnowicz or Grosnowitz. They lived in Brooklyn, NY for many
years. Ben might have become a Cantor and possibly moved to New
Jersey.
Thank you,
Deanna Levinsky
Long Island, NY
--
Deanna M. Levinsky, Long Island, NY

Jewish Gravestones Used as Cobblestones in Prague to be Returned to Old Jewish Cemetery #Czech Republic

Jan Meisels Allen
 

 

   Prague cobblestones made of gravestones cut into squares

                                                                                               

 

Excavation work in Prague unearthed pieces of Jewish headstones which now will be returned to the Czech capitol’s Old Jewish Cemetery resulting from an agreement between the City and the Jewish community.  Evidently the pieces were removed from the 19th century cemetery for street building in the late 1980s. The majority of the stones were chopped into squares and used at Wenceslas Square and Na Pikope , a popular shopping thoroughfare.

 

Prior to World War ll the Jewish population of Czechoslovakia was about 35-,000, by the end of the war 50,000. Today the Jewish population is about 8,000 according to the BBC.  There is a project underway, Finding the Lost Face of Jewish Cemeteries to identify the gravestone fragments.

 

See:  https://tinyurl.com/rwn5rv5

Original url:

https://eurojewcong.org/news/communities-news/czech-republic/jewish-gravestones-used-as-cobblestones-in-prague-to-be-returned-to-jewish-cemetery/

 

Jan Meisels Allen

Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee

 

Descendants of Yänkel BACHER/HERWALD

Shulamit
 

Looking for any descendants of BACHER/HERWALD and for David PRINS who curates the GENI pages on Anne HERWALD (and others) please get in touch. Thanks.

Shulamit Spain



PLEASE REMOVE MY NAME AND EMAIL BEFORE FORWARDING. THANKS.

Jewish Cemetery in Sestroretsk

E Feinstein
 

This is Eric FEINSTEIN--I help Nolan Altman with the JOWBR project.
There is a small Jewish cemetery north of St.Petersburg in the city of Sestroretsk that a dedicated group of volunteers has been working to restore.  They would love to hear from anyone with roots in the town.
Here is a recent article from the Canadian Jewish News about the cemetery and the project:
https://www.cjnews.com/culture/russian/secrets-jewish-cemetery-sestroretsk
Or you can contact me about this Russian cemetery or any other in Russia proper.
All the best
Eric FEINSTEIN
New Jersey

Re: Seeking Rabbi Aryeh Leib BIALIK (circa 1850-1912)

Dena and Hadar Matmon
 

I went to the Bialik Shul at 59th and Larchwood in Philadelphia from 1948 to 1954. Velvel Shichman was my teacher as well. He and his wife were very good friends of my parents.Last year, after years of research with some of my cousins, we finally found the family link to Chaim Nachman Bialik. I live in Israel and have been to the Bialik Museum several times.
Dena Matmon, hdmatmon@...

JewishGen Education 2020 #hungary

bounce-3758833-772961@...
 

JewishGen Education has updated its classes and its formats 2020

We are delighted to offer a new range of courses in 2020.

1. 3 week Mentored Classes with personal instruction based on helping a
student progress with research projects.
2. Home Study classes which are delivered electronically
3. Workbook courses which are Free. Tuition is waived for Value Added
members of JewishGen who have donated $100 to the General Fund in the
last 12 months.

The three week classes are taught in a unique FORUM, a personal
mentoring experience, where students have the opportunity to share their
story and work one step at a time with the instructor. Students are
encouraged to post one branch, set goals for their research and work
interactively. Instructors are familiar with a wide range of resources
and offer text lessons to accompany the research process.

Home Study consists of PDF lessons. Consider the beginning course for
organization and basic research skills (census, vital records, manifests)
then move on to the Complex U.S. course which covers naturalization,
military, governmental records, and local archival research.

Workbook Basic Courses are self-paced text based PDFs with exercises
covering genealogical tools to enhance research skills. Tuition is waived
for Value Added members of JewishGen who have donated $100 to the General
Fund in the last 12 months.

We strongly encourage researchers to look at the course details,
instructor's credentials and student requirements (time, fee,
prerequisites) on the updated education web page:
www.jewishgen.org/education . Course Registration opens two weeks before
the course start date. If, after reviewing the education page, you have
some questions, please email
JewishGen-Education@...
and happy sleuthing!

Nancy Holden, Director of Education
www.JewishGen.org/education

Hungary SIG #Hungary JewishGen Education 2020 #hungary

bounce-3758833-772961@...
 

JewishGen Education has updated its classes and its formats 2020

We are delighted to offer a new range of courses in 2020.

1. 3 week Mentored Classes with personal instruction based on helping a
student progress with research projects.
2. Home Study classes which are delivered electronically
3. Workbook courses which are Free. Tuition is waived for Value Added
members of JewishGen who have donated $100 to the General Fund in the
last 12 months.

The three week classes are taught in a unique FORUM, a personal
mentoring experience, where students have the opportunity to share their
story and work one step at a time with the instructor. Students are
encouraged to post one branch, set goals for their research and work
interactively. Instructors are familiar with a wide range of resources
and offer text lessons to accompany the research process.

Home Study consists of PDF lessons. Consider the beginning course for
organization and basic research skills (census, vital records, manifests)
then move on to the Complex U.S. course which covers naturalization,
military, governmental records, and local archival research.

Workbook Basic Courses are self-paced text based PDFs with exercises
covering genealogical tools to enhance research skills. Tuition is waived
for Value Added members of JewishGen who have donated $100 to the General
Fund in the last 12 months.

We strongly encourage researchers to look at the course details,
instructor's credentials and student requirements (time, fee,
prerequisites) on the updated education web page:
www.jewishgen.org/education . Course Registration opens two weeks before
the course start date. If, after reviewing the education page, you have
some questions, please email
JewishGen-Education@...
and happy sleuthing!

Nancy Holden, Director of Education
www.JewishGen.org/education

UK Immigrant/passenger reords #unitedkingdom

Eva Lawrence
 

There is no equivalent to Ellis Island records for the UK,
unfortunately. The UK National Archives holds records for incoming
aliens, which the government required only during two short periods of
time (1810-11 & 1828-1869), and these are available on Ancestry. Ships
coming >from Europe were even exempt >from this, though I've been lucky
enough to find Europeans I was interested in, who had boarded a vessel
from further afield. Ancestry has also collected and indexed a number of
incoming passenger lists up to 1960.
I've found someone arriving >from USA in 1910. It is, of course, a
subscription site. Otherwise, the only tedious option is to browse the
local press at a port, which invariably posted the names of arriving ships,
though not always the name of the passengers.

Eva Lawrence
St Albans, UK

JCR-UK SIG #UnitedKingdom UK Immigrant/passenger reords #unitedkingdom

Eva Lawrence
 

There is no equivalent to Ellis Island records for the UK,
unfortunately. The UK National Archives holds records for incoming
aliens, which the government required only during two short periods of
time (1810-11 & 1828-1869), and these are available on Ancestry. Ships
coming >from Europe were even exempt >from this, though I've been lucky
enough to find Europeans I was interested in, who had boarded a vessel
from further afield. Ancestry has also collected and indexed a number of
incoming passenger lists up to 1960.
I've found someone arriving >from USA in 1910. It is, of course, a
subscription site. Otherwise, the only tedious option is to browse the
local press at a port, which invariably posted the names of arriving ships,
though not always the name of the passengers.

Eva Lawrence
St Albans, UK

About Moses Friedlander, early 1900's Rabbi, Brooklyn, New York #lithuania

Hallie Metzger
 

I am seeking information my great-great uncle Moses Freedland(er) of
1637 50th Street, Brooklyn, NY, son of Hirsch Friedland(er) of Besaglo,
Latvia. The census lists his occupation as salesman but his nephew, my
grandfather David Freedland, told me he was a Rabbi as did my mother
Cecelia Rosenberg. My mother visited them often and told me all the
children - more than 13? -were musical and that each one played an
instrument. She also told me their house had only one bathroom and they
had a schedule for using it!

Hannah Metzger, hallie.metzger@...

Lithuania SIG #Lithuania About Moses Friedlander, early 1900's Rabbi, Brooklyn, New York #lithuania

Hallie Metzger
 

I am seeking information my great-great uncle Moses Freedland(er) of
1637 50th Street, Brooklyn, NY, son of Hirsch Friedland(er) of Besaglo,
Latvia. The census lists his occupation as salesman but his nephew, my
grandfather David Freedland, told me he was a Rabbi as did my mother
Cecelia Rosenberg. My mother visited them often and told me all the
children - more than 13? -were musical and that each one played an
instrument. She also told me their house had only one bathroom and they
had a schedule for using it!

Hannah Metzger, hallie.metzger@...

Re: your thoughts/ideas/suggestions

Sarah L Meyer
 

When did they come?  I see some trees on Ancestry showing that Louis Moshe Gottstein died in Des Moines in 1913 and that Sarah's maiden name was Hochenberg.  Following up on this I found Nathan's gravestone saying that his father was Yehuda, but a gravestone for Sol shows Moshe v'Sarah.  

Re: Headstone picture needed at Montefiore Cemetery, Springfield Gardens, NY

snoopy11@...
 

They have a website where many of the stones are available.

Re: your thoughts/ideas/suggestions

Peggy Mosinger Freedman <peggyf@...>
 

Another possibility is that Nathan and Solomon had one mother, but different fathers.  If their mother remarried when one brother was very young, he may never have known his biological father.

Were you able to find the family in the LitvakSIG database?

Peggy Mosinger Freedman
Atlanta, GA

Re: Paneveyzys. Lithuania.

Judith Singer
 

You might also go to the the kehilalinks site for Panevezys on the JewishGen website to find out more about its history. It's at  https://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/panevezys/pon3.html . This includes a detailed description of the massacre of the Jews of Panevezys in 1941.

Judith Singer

Rabbinic Profiles - New section on JCR-UK #unitedkingdom

David Shulman
 

A new section, Rabbinical Profiles
(https://www.jewishgen.org/jcr-uk/Rabbinic_Profiles.htm) has been
added to JCR-UK (Jewish Communities & Records - United Kingdom).

The section, reflecting several months of research, currently covers
the ministers of all non-orthodox congregations (Masorti, Reform and
Liberal) throughout the United Kingdom.
In addition, the congregation pages of each of these congregations are
presented in a revised format with the congregational data updated and
significantly expanded and includes lists of ministers with (where
relevant) links to such minister's profile, lists of lay officers (to
the 1950s) as well as other new data.

I look forward to receiving details of any corrections, omissions and
additional information regarding the data presented,

Work is now under way to extend the new section to include ministers
of orthodox congregations, which will take quite some time to cover
all congregations.

To keep abreast of what's new on JCR-UK, visit
https://www.jewishgen.org/jcr-uk/whatsnew.htm

Regards,

David Shulman
Webmaster JCR-UK (a joint project of JewishGen and the Jewish
Genealogical Society of Great Britain)
Ra'anana, Israel
email: @JCRUK
website: https://www.jewishgen.org/JCR-UK/

JCR-UK welcomes contributions >from the public relating to any Jewish
community or congregation in the British Isles.

JCR-UK SIG #UnitedKingdom Rabbinic Profiles - New section on JCR-UK #unitedkingdom

David Shulman
 

A new section, Rabbinical Profiles
(https://www.jewishgen.org/jcr-uk/Rabbinic_Profiles.htm) has been
added to JCR-UK (Jewish Communities & Records - United Kingdom).

The section, reflecting several months of research, currently covers
the ministers of all non-orthodox congregations (Masorti, Reform and
Liberal) throughout the United Kingdom.
In addition, the congregation pages of each of these congregations are
presented in a revised format with the congregational data updated and
significantly expanded and includes lists of ministers with (where
relevant) links to such minister's profile, lists of lay officers (to
the 1950s) as well as other new data.

I look forward to receiving details of any corrections, omissions and
additional information regarding the data presented,

Work is now under way to extend the new section to include ministers
of orthodox congregations, which will take quite some time to cover
all congregations.

To keep abreast of what's new on JCR-UK, visit
https://www.jewishgen.org/jcr-uk/whatsnew.htm

Regards,

David Shulman
Webmaster JCR-UK (a joint project of JewishGen and the Jewish
Genealogical Society of Great Britain)
Ra'anana, Israel
email: @JCRUK
website: https://www.jewishgen.org/JCR-UK/

JCR-UK welcomes contributions >from the public relating to any Jewish
community or congregation in the British Isles.