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New JewishGen Education Class starts April 12 #hungary

bounce-2586309-772961@...
 

This is a Four Week Course focusing on your immigrant ancestors and
their immediate families in the United States.

The course is a personal mentoring program which features an online
FORUM open 24/7. Students post an ancestral branch (one surname), set
objectives for their research, and work one-on-one with the instructor.
The BASIC course does not include research beyond what is available in
United States. Requirements: Students must be comfortable browsing the
Internet and downloading files. To best utilize this class, we suggest
students have 8-10 hours per week to read the lessons, search online and
interact with the instructor on the Forum.

Tuition for Basic Genealogy is $80, This fee is waived if you qualify
for the Value Added Services having made a $100 donation to
JewishGen's General Fund within the past 12 months. You are
welcome to enroll at no additional charge (the system will recognize you
and will not ask for a credit card). Registration is open.

To Register or for more information

Go to http://www.jewishgen.org/education

For questions, please email JewishGen-Education@...

Nancy Holden


Hungary SIG #Hungary New JewishGen Education Class starts April 12 #hungary

bounce-2586309-772961@...
 

This is a Four Week Course focusing on your immigrant ancestors and
their immediate families in the United States.

The course is a personal mentoring program which features an online
FORUM open 24/7. Students post an ancestral branch (one surname), set
objectives for their research, and work one-on-one with the instructor.
The BASIC course does not include research beyond what is available in
United States. Requirements: Students must be comfortable browsing the
Internet and downloading files. To best utilize this class, we suggest
students have 8-10 hours per week to read the lessons, search online and
interact with the instructor on the Forum.

Tuition for Basic Genealogy is $80, This fee is waived if you qualify
for the Value Added Services having made a $100 donation to
JewishGen's General Fund within the past 12 months. You are
welcome to enroll at no additional charge (the system will recognize you
and will not ask for a credit card). Registration is open.

To Register or for more information

Go to http://www.jewishgen.org/education

For questions, please email JewishGen-Education@...

Nancy Holden


"Rewriting History" screenings in the Washington, DC area #general

Olga Zabludoff <ozabludoff@...>
 

A new documentary, "Rewriting History," will premiere in Washington, DC, on
April 16 at The George Washington University. Hosted by Dr. Walter Reich,
former Director of the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum and current Yitzhak
Rabin Memorial Professor of International Affairs, Ethics and Human Behavior
at GWU's Elliott School of International Affairs, the screening will be
followed by a panel discussion and Q & A session.
"Rewriting History" explores disturbing developments that impact on the
perception and memory of the history of the Holocaust in Lithuania.

Date: Tuesday, April 16, 2013, 5:00-7:00 PM
Place: GWU, Funger Hall, Room 103, 2201 G St., N.W., Washington, DC
Further details at:
http://browse.calendar.gwu.edu/EventList.aspx?fromdate=4/1/2013&todate=4/30/2013&display=&type=public&eventidn=1385&view=EventDetails&information_id=2999
[or http://tinyurl.com/bmytrhc --Mod.]

A second screening will be held on April 18 in Richmond, Virginia. Hosted by
Jay Ipson, Holocaust History Lecturer and Founding Director of the Virginia
Holocaust Museum, the event will include a reception prior to the screening
and a panel discussion and Q & A session following the film.

Date: Thursday, April 18, 2013, 6:30 -9:00 PM
Place: Byrd Theatre, 2908 W. Cary Street, Richmond, Virginia, 23220
Further details at:
http://us6.campaign-archive2.com/?u=82c1a9a4d1&id=d94c33b1db&e=40c9291509

Both events are free and open to the public.

Olga Zabludoff
Washington, DC


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen "Rewriting History" screenings in the Washington, DC area #general

Olga Zabludoff <ozabludoff@...>
 

A new documentary, "Rewriting History," will premiere in Washington, DC, on
April 16 at The George Washington University. Hosted by Dr. Walter Reich,
former Director of the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum and current Yitzhak
Rabin Memorial Professor of International Affairs, Ethics and Human Behavior
at GWU's Elliott School of International Affairs, the screening will be
followed by a panel discussion and Q & A session.
"Rewriting History" explores disturbing developments that impact on the
perception and memory of the history of the Holocaust in Lithuania.

Date: Tuesday, April 16, 2013, 5:00-7:00 PM
Place: GWU, Funger Hall, Room 103, 2201 G St., N.W., Washington, DC
Further details at:
http://browse.calendar.gwu.edu/EventList.aspx?fromdate=4/1/2013&todate=4/30/2013&display=&type=public&eventidn=1385&view=EventDetails&information_id=2999
[or http://tinyurl.com/bmytrhc --Mod.]

A second screening will be held on April 18 in Richmond, Virginia. Hosted by
Jay Ipson, Holocaust History Lecturer and Founding Director of the Virginia
Holocaust Museum, the event will include a reception prior to the screening
and a panel discussion and Q & A session following the film.

Date: Thursday, April 18, 2013, 6:30 -9:00 PM
Place: Byrd Theatre, 2908 W. Cary Street, Richmond, Virginia, 23220
Further details at:
http://us6.campaign-archive2.com/?u=82c1a9a4d1&id=d94c33b1db&e=40c9291509

Both events are free and open to the public.

Olga Zabludoff
Washington, DC


JGSCT program, Sunday, April 21, Middletown, CT, Nolan Altman on Jewishgen databases #general

gkr
 

Jewish Genealogical Society Of Connecticut

Presents

Nolan Altman

Sunday, April 21, 2013 1:30 PM

Godfrey Memorial Library

Are you getting the most >from JewishGen resources?

The Jewish Genealogical Society of Connecticut presents Nolan Altman, former
Vice President for Data Acquisition at Jewishgen, www.jewishgen.org, and
current President of the Jewish Genealogical Society of Long Island, who
will explain the many valuable databases hosted at Jewishgen, online
affiliate of The Museum of Jewish Heritage. Altman worked with volunteers
from around the world to build an extensive catalog of data for use by
genealogists worldwide, including Holocaust data, vital records >from the
Russian Empire, and Jewishgen Online Worldwide Burial Registry (JOWBR). Any
person with an interest in Jewish genealogy will benefit >from knowledge of
these extensive records and how to use them to advance their personal
research.

Watch as Altman navigates through JewishGen?s webpages while offering some
tips on database searching. He will also highlight underused yet powerful
databases available for you to take advantage of in your personal research.

Jewish Genealogical Society of Connecticut Board Members have contributed
over 7000 gravestone photos to JOWBR.

The meeting will be held on Sunday, April 21, 2013 >from 1:30 to 3:30 pm at
Godfrey Memorial Library, 134 Newfield Street, Middletown, CT 06457.

The meeting is free and open to all.

For additional information, please see www.jgsct.org


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen JGSCT program, Sunday, April 21, Middletown, CT, Nolan Altman on Jewishgen databases #general

gkr
 

Jewish Genealogical Society Of Connecticut

Presents

Nolan Altman

Sunday, April 21, 2013 1:30 PM

Godfrey Memorial Library

Are you getting the most >from JewishGen resources?

The Jewish Genealogical Society of Connecticut presents Nolan Altman, former
Vice President for Data Acquisition at Jewishgen, www.jewishgen.org, and
current President of the Jewish Genealogical Society of Long Island, who
will explain the many valuable databases hosted at Jewishgen, online
affiliate of The Museum of Jewish Heritage. Altman worked with volunteers
from around the world to build an extensive catalog of data for use by
genealogists worldwide, including Holocaust data, vital records >from the
Russian Empire, and Jewishgen Online Worldwide Burial Registry (JOWBR). Any
person with an interest in Jewish genealogy will benefit >from knowledge of
these extensive records and how to use them to advance their personal
research.

Watch as Altman navigates through JewishGen?s webpages while offering some
tips on database searching. He will also highlight underused yet powerful
databases available for you to take advantage of in your personal research.

Jewish Genealogical Society of Connecticut Board Members have contributed
over 7000 gravestone photos to JOWBR.

The meeting will be held on Sunday, April 21, 2013 >from 1:30 to 3:30 pm at
Godfrey Memorial Library, 134 Newfield Street, Middletown, CT 06457.

The meeting is free and open to all.

For additional information, please see www.jgsct.org


Re: Death Records - translation #hungary

Beth Long
 

A great resource for those doing Hungarian research is this Hungarian genealogical word list compiled by the LDS. The list includes many common causes of death, as well as lots of other useful information:
 
 
https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/Hungary_Genealogical_Word_List
 
Beth long
Salt lake City


________________________________
From: Sharon Gill <sharon_gill@...>
To: H-SIG <h-sig@...>
Sent: Monday, April 1, 2013 3:00 AM
Subject: [h-sig] Death Records - translation

Good Morning All

I have posted some death records on ViewMate >from the 1860's in Szered, was Hungary, now Hungary.  I would really appreciate it if anyone could translate the causes of death please.

The links are:

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key&806
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key&807
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key&808


http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key&809


http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key&810


This is my first posting on ViewMate, so I hope I have done this correctly!

Many thanks all

Sharon Gill
England

Researching:  Weinberger and Huschak

Moderator:  Have you checked the Hungarian SIG website?  Resources include translations of common
Hungarian terms for causes of death.  Go to http://www.jewishgen.org/Hungary/methods.htm and scroll
down to the Language section.


Hungary SIG #Hungary Re: Death Records - translation #hungary

Beth Long
 

A great resource for those doing Hungarian research is this Hungarian genealogical word list compiled by the LDS. The list includes many common causes of death, as well as lots of other useful information:
 
 
https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/Hungary_Genealogical_Word_List
 
Beth long
Salt lake City


________________________________
From: Sharon Gill <sharon_gill@...>
To: H-SIG <h-sig@...>
Sent: Monday, April 1, 2013 3:00 AM
Subject: [h-sig] Death Records - translation

Good Morning All

I have posted some death records on ViewMate >from the 1860's in Szered, was Hungary, now Hungary.  I would really appreciate it if anyone could translate the causes of death please.

The links are:

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key&806
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key&807
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key&808


http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key&809


http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key&810


This is my first posting on ViewMate, so I hope I have done this correctly!

Many thanks all

Sharon Gill
England

Researching:  Weinberger and Huschak

Moderator:  Have you checked the Hungarian SIG website?  Resources include translations of common
Hungarian terms for causes of death.  Go to http://www.jewishgen.org/Hungary/methods.htm and scroll
down to the Language section.


searching for a town #bessarabia

Merle Kastner <merlek@...>
 

Hello,
I am interested in finding a town in today's Moldova that
is or used to be known as 'Barnaoo' (I don't know the spelling,
but this is how it was pronounced by someone who came
from Kishinev (1996).
Can anyone help me find the correct name?
Many thanks.

Merle Kastner
Montreal, Canada
merlek@...


Bessarabia SIG #Bessarabia searching for a town #bessarabia

Merle Kastner <merlek@...>
 

Hello,
I am interested in finding a town in today's Moldova that
is or used to be known as 'Barnaoo' (I don't know the spelling,
but this is how it was pronounced by someone who came
from Kishinev (1996).
Can anyone help me find the correct name?
Many thanks.

Merle Kastner
Montreal, Canada
merlek@...


Update for the month of March, 2013 #bessarabia

Yefim Kogan
 

Dear Bessarabers,

In month of March I received an interesting article for my review, and the
authors gave permission to post it at our website:
"Comparative Symbolic Violence: The Chisinau and Tiraspol National
Historical Museums", written by Adi Schnytzer, Department of Economics, Bar
Ilan University, Israel and Alina Zubkovych, School of Advanced Social
Studies, Nova Gorica, Slovenia.

Alina Zubkovych is >from town of Kharkov, Ukraine, and now is a doctoral
student at School of Advanced Social Studies in Nova Gorica, Slovenia. She
travelled to Kishinev and Tiraspol and wrote in my opinion a very important
article for people who want to understand what is going on in Moldova and
Transnistria politics and social life in the current time. She also sent me
about 300 photos >from her trips, and I hope find time to put them online.

Next month I am going to post abstracts of all presentations, sessions at
the upcoming International Jewish Genealogical conference in Boston, in
August 4-9, 2013. If your proposal was accepted, and it is about
Bessarabia, Moldova, Transnistria, you can post your abstract at our
Bessarabia SIG website. Also, if you are coming to Boston conference,
please let the group know.

Please send your comments, suggestions, critique, new ideas, proposals of
how to make our Bessarabia group better.

All the best,
Yefim Kogan
Bessarabia SIG Coordinator
Researching KOGAN, SPIVAK, KHAYMOVICH, SRULEVICH, LEVIT in Kaushany,
Bendery, Tarutino, Akkerman, Kiliya - all in Bessarabia, KHAIMOVICH in
Galatz, Romania.


Bessarabia SIG #Bessarabia Update for the month of March, 2013 #bessarabia

Yefim Kogan
 

Dear Bessarabers,

In month of March I received an interesting article for my review, and the
authors gave permission to post it at our website:
"Comparative Symbolic Violence: The Chisinau and Tiraspol National
Historical Museums", written by Adi Schnytzer, Department of Economics, Bar
Ilan University, Israel and Alina Zubkovych, School of Advanced Social
Studies, Nova Gorica, Slovenia.

Alina Zubkovych is >from town of Kharkov, Ukraine, and now is a doctoral
student at School of Advanced Social Studies in Nova Gorica, Slovenia. She
travelled to Kishinev and Tiraspol and wrote in my opinion a very important
article for people who want to understand what is going on in Moldova and
Transnistria politics and social life in the current time. She also sent me
about 300 photos >from her trips, and I hope find time to put them online.

Next month I am going to post abstracts of all presentations, sessions at
the upcoming International Jewish Genealogical conference in Boston, in
August 4-9, 2013. If your proposal was accepted, and it is about
Bessarabia, Moldova, Transnistria, you can post your abstract at our
Bessarabia SIG website. Also, if you are coming to Boston conference,
please let the group know.

Please send your comments, suggestions, critique, new ideas, proposals of
how to make our Bessarabia group better.

All the best,
Yefim Kogan
Bessarabia SIG Coordinator
Researching KOGAN, SPIVAK, KHAYMOVICH, SRULEVICH, LEVIT in Kaushany,
Bendery, Tarutino, Akkerman, Kiliya - all in Bessarabia, KHAIMOVICH in
Galatz, Romania.


LEVIN chief rabbis in Russia and Jerusalem circa 1900 #rabbinic

Lisa Grayson <lisa@...>
 

I am trying to find more information about a rabbinical connection
in my father's uncle's LEVIN family, on behalf of a 96-year-old
cousin. I have not uncovered anything in the RavSIG archives, so
I'm hoping that knowledgeable readers might be able to help me.

According to the 1908 book "Pittsburgh and Her People," Samuel LEVIN
"was born in the town of Grodna, Russia, about 1844.... Two of [his]
brothers are chief Rabbis of the Jewish church [sic] in Russia and a
nephew... is chief Rabbi in Jerusalem." This citation, and a cousin's
story about Samuel coming to the US because he wanted to avoid the
rabbinical study his brothers pursued, are the only evidence I have
that Samuel LEVIN was part of a rabbinical family.

Samuel came to the US alone in the 1850s and settled in Pittsburgh,
where he worked as a jeweler and optician until he died in 1913; he
was active in the Tree of Life Synagogue. His gravestone confirms
that he was born in Grodno, and also reveals that his father was
Shlomo ha-Levi. I have no information about Samuel's mother, brothers,
or the nephew mentioned in the 1908 book. My father's cousin said that
she did not know that any of her relatives were chief rabbis anywhere.

Let me note that the Pittsburgh book may simply be wrong, although I
have no proof of that. Also, I realize that in 19th-century Eastern
Europe "chief rabbi" was often more a political designation than a
scholarly and/or spiritual one, and that a full discussion of its
meaning is beyond the scope of this list.

Since the article didn't mention any specific towns in Russia, I have
focused my search on the Jerusalem connection. In 1908, Shmuel SALANT
(1816-1909) was the Chief Rabbi in Jerusalem, and had been so since
1878. My Internet research has not uncovered anything to connect him
to this LEVIN family. And it makes no sense that Salant, born in 1816,
would be a nephew of Samuel Levin, born 1844; if there were any family
relationship, Salant would be more likely to have been Samuel Levin's
uncle.

I'm also considering the possibility that the nephew in question was
not really the chief rabbi in 1908 but rather his assistant, Eliyahu
David Rabinowitz-Teomim, who was born in 1845 in Pikeln, Lithuania,
and moved to Jerusalem in 1901 to assist Rabbi Salant. I have done a
few basic Internet searches on his genealogy, and while I have
uncovered some wonderful sites, I have not found a connection to my
LEVINs.

My search for LEVIN in JewishGen's database, "Jewish Religious
Personnel in the Russian Empire, 1853-1854," revealed 34 names,
including one (Leizer LEVIN) in Grodno proper and three others (Antel,
Movsha, and Leiba) in Grodno province... but this is a list of rabbis
from more than 50 years before the Pittsburgh book was published.
There may be a connection left unseen because it was on the maternal
side of both families.

Any suggestions? If your answer is of general interest, please share
it with the list, otherwise please reply privately. Thank you in
advance for your consideration and help.

Yours sincerely,
Lisa Grayson
Chicago, Illinois USA

Researching: MARUCHES, FINK, ROSENTHAL in Vilna, Moletai, Grodno,
Sopotskin, Indura, Özery, Liverpool; LEVIN in Grodno; HIRSCHBERG in
Vilna and Grodno; GOLDMAN in Danzig/Gdansk; ROSENBLOOM in Liverpool;
ROSEN and ROSENKRANTZ in Warsaw; BARMON in Lipno and Rypin; WEINER
in Berdichev; GOLDBERG in Berdichev and Kiev


Rabbinic Genealogy SIG #Rabbinic LEVIN chief rabbis in Russia and Jerusalem circa 1900 #rabbinic

Lisa Grayson <lisa@...>
 

I am trying to find more information about a rabbinical connection
in my father's uncle's LEVIN family, on behalf of a 96-year-old
cousin. I have not uncovered anything in the RavSIG archives, so
I'm hoping that knowledgeable readers might be able to help me.

According to the 1908 book "Pittsburgh and Her People," Samuel LEVIN
"was born in the town of Grodna, Russia, about 1844.... Two of [his]
brothers are chief Rabbis of the Jewish church [sic] in Russia and a
nephew... is chief Rabbi in Jerusalem." This citation, and a cousin's
story about Samuel coming to the US because he wanted to avoid the
rabbinical study his brothers pursued, are the only evidence I have
that Samuel LEVIN was part of a rabbinical family.

Samuel came to the US alone in the 1850s and settled in Pittsburgh,
where he worked as a jeweler and optician until he died in 1913; he
was active in the Tree of Life Synagogue. His gravestone confirms
that he was born in Grodno, and also reveals that his father was
Shlomo ha-Levi. I have no information about Samuel's mother, brothers,
or the nephew mentioned in the 1908 book. My father's cousin said that
she did not know that any of her relatives were chief rabbis anywhere.

Let me note that the Pittsburgh book may simply be wrong, although I
have no proof of that. Also, I realize that in 19th-century Eastern
Europe "chief rabbi" was often more a political designation than a
scholarly and/or spiritual one, and that a full discussion of its
meaning is beyond the scope of this list.

Since the article didn't mention any specific towns in Russia, I have
focused my search on the Jerusalem connection. In 1908, Shmuel SALANT
(1816-1909) was the Chief Rabbi in Jerusalem, and had been so since
1878. My Internet research has not uncovered anything to connect him
to this LEVIN family. And it makes no sense that Salant, born in 1816,
would be a nephew of Samuel Levin, born 1844; if there were any family
relationship, Salant would be more likely to have been Samuel Levin's
uncle.

I'm also considering the possibility that the nephew in question was
not really the chief rabbi in 1908 but rather his assistant, Eliyahu
David Rabinowitz-Teomim, who was born in 1845 in Pikeln, Lithuania,
and moved to Jerusalem in 1901 to assist Rabbi Salant. I have done a
few basic Internet searches on his genealogy, and while I have
uncovered some wonderful sites, I have not found a connection to my
LEVINs.

My search for LEVIN in JewishGen's database, "Jewish Religious
Personnel in the Russian Empire, 1853-1854," revealed 34 names,
including one (Leizer LEVIN) in Grodno proper and three others (Antel,
Movsha, and Leiba) in Grodno province... but this is a list of rabbis
from more than 50 years before the Pittsburgh book was published.
There may be a connection left unseen because it was on the maternal
side of both families.

Any suggestions? If your answer is of general interest, please share
it with the list, otherwise please reply privately. Thank you in
advance for your consideration and help.

Yours sincerely,
Lisa Grayson
Chicago, Illinois USA

Researching: MARUCHES, FINK, ROSENTHAL in Vilna, Moletai, Grodno,
Sopotskin, Indura, Özery, Liverpool; LEVIN in Grodno; HIRSCHBERG in
Vilna and Grodno; GOLDMAN in Danzig/Gdansk; ROSENBLOOM in Liverpool;
ROSEN and ROSENKRANTZ in Warsaw; BARMON in Lipno and Rypin; WEINER
in Berdichev; GOLDBERG in Berdichev and Kiev


Tzava'a of Rabbi Akiva Eiger #rabbinic

Dubin, David M. MD
 

In a 1906 transcription of tombstones >from (we think) Pultusk, a page
contains the ethical will (tzava'a) of Rabbi Akiva Eiger. Does anyone
know if this document is known >from elsewhere, because if not, it would
make a nice contribution to the ethical will literature.
Thank you.
David Dubin
Teaneck, New Jersey


Rabbinic Genealogy SIG #Rabbinic Tzava'a of Rabbi Akiva Eiger #rabbinic

Dubin, David M. MD
 

In a 1906 transcription of tombstones >from (we think) Pultusk, a page
contains the ethical will (tzava'a) of Rabbi Akiva Eiger. Does anyone
know if this document is known >from elsewhere, because if not, it would
make a nice contribution to the ethical will literature.
Thank you.
David Dubin
Teaneck, New Jersey


Ungar and Mannheimer #rabbinic

E. Randol Schoenberg
 

I am helping a child survivor with her family tree. Can anyone
add any family information to the following rabbis?

Rabbi Akiva Ungar (1813-1881)
http://www.geni.com/people/Rabbi-Ungar/6000000020042947191

Rabbi Chaim Zvi Mannheimer (1814-1886)
http://www.geni.com/people/Chaim-Zvi-Mannheimer-Rabbi-of-Verbau-Ungvar/6000000020037226489
[or http://tinyurl.com/d8j8k5e --Mod.]

Thank you,

Randol Schoenberg
Los Angeles, CA


Rabbinic Genealogy SIG #Rabbinic Ungar and Mannheimer #rabbinic

E. Randol Schoenberg
 

I am helping a child survivor with her family tree. Can anyone
add any family information to the following rabbis?

Rabbi Akiva Ungar (1813-1881)
http://www.geni.com/people/Rabbi-Ungar/6000000020042947191

Rabbi Chaim Zvi Mannheimer (1814-1886)
http://www.geni.com/people/Chaim-Zvi-Mannheimer-Rabbi-of-Verbau-Ungvar/6000000020037226489
[or http://tinyurl.com/d8j8k5e --Mod.]

Thank you,

Randol Schoenberg
Los Angeles, CA


Long Island Genner--Oceanside Garden Sanatorium #general

cgioscia@...
 

My name is clorissa young and my mother was a patient at the
Oceanside garden sanatorium. I too am trying to get more
information. I know that the Dr's laufer who lived in Rockville
Center owned the hospital. Not sure what happened to them.
Please contact me at cgioscia@... if you find anything
out. Thank you Clorissa Young Gioscia


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Long Island Genner--Oceanside Garden Sanatorium #general

cgioscia@...
 

My name is clorissa young and my mother was a patient at the
Oceanside garden sanatorium. I too am trying to get more
information. I know that the Dr's laufer who lived in Rockville
Center owned the hospital. Not sure what happened to them.
Please contact me at cgioscia@... if you find anything
out. Thank you Clorissa Young Gioscia