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Chuck Weinstein - Volunteer of the Year! #usa

Nancy Siegel
 

Please join us in congratulating Chuck Weinstein, who was honored as
our 2019/5779 Susan E. King Volunteer of the Year during the recent
JewishGen Annual Meeting in Cleveland.

This is a small token of our appreciation for Chuck's outstanding
commitment to JewishGen's important work, and for his significant
contributions to the world of Jewish Genealogy.

The video about Chuck shown at the meeting can be accessed on YouTube
at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_yFAmGAzuFM&t=17s or on our
Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/JewishGen.org/ .

Mazal Tov, Chuck!

Nancy Siegel (San Francisco, CA, USA)
Communications Coordinator
JewishGen.org


Visit JewishGen's New Website #usa

Nancy Siegel
 

JewishGen is pleased to announce our newly designed website at
www.JewishGen.org. We commissioned the creation of a new landing page
to serve as a launching point for the main components of the website.
The site is built on a modern, secure platform, which is beneficial
for a number of reasons, including:

*It has a more intuitive and user-friendly design,
*It is mobile-responsive, and
*It has a more familiar platform, which will make it easier for us to
find qualified consultants, contractors and volunteers to help us in
the future.

This is not the final plan. It's a stop-gap redesign that addresses
some of the shortcomings of our website by creating a visually
appealing, mobile-friendly, and easy to navigate homepage that
researchers can utilize to find key components on the JewishGen site.
While we attracted approximately one million unique visitors to the
JewishGen site last year, only a small portion of this group actually
registered or became regular users. We anticipate that an enhanced
website will improve these results.

Specifically, we hope the new landing page will help guide researchers to:

*Search the online collection
*Locate ancestral communities
*Explore life in their ancestral communities
*Join our discussion groups
*Volunteer, and
*Donate.

Over the next two months, we will begin crafting a proper technology
strategy, which will include our website and databases. In the
meantime, however, this new landing page will immediately help
researchers, while also demonstrating JewishGen's strategic focus.

Thank you to everyone on our staff and volunteer leadership team for
their suggestions and contributions to making this happen. Special
thanks to Scott Seidenstock, Gary Sandler, and Warren Blatt.

Please enjoy the site and visit www.JewishGen.org now. Feedback and
suggestions will be most welcome!

Nancy Siegel (San Francisco, CA, USA)
Communications Coordinator
JewishGen.org


Early American SIG #USA Chuck Weinstein - Volunteer of the Year! #usa

Nancy Siegel
 

Please join us in congratulating Chuck Weinstein, who was honored as
our 2019/5779 Susan E. King Volunteer of the Year during the recent
JewishGen Annual Meeting in Cleveland.

This is a small token of our appreciation for Chuck's outstanding
commitment to JewishGen's important work, and for his significant
contributions to the world of Jewish Genealogy.

The video about Chuck shown at the meeting can be accessed on YouTube
at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_yFAmGAzuFM&t=17s or on our
Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/JewishGen.org/ .

Mazal Tov, Chuck!

Nancy Siegel (San Francisco, CA, USA)
Communications Coordinator
JewishGen.org


Early American SIG #USA Visit JewishGen's New Website #usa

Nancy Siegel
 

JewishGen is pleased to announce our newly designed website at
www.JewishGen.org. We commissioned the creation of a new landing page
to serve as a launching point for the main components of the website.
The site is built on a modern, secure platform, which is beneficial
for a number of reasons, including:

*It has a more intuitive and user-friendly design,
*It is mobile-responsive, and
*It has a more familiar platform, which will make it easier for us to
find qualified consultants, contractors and volunteers to help us in
the future.

This is not the final plan. It's a stop-gap redesign that addresses
some of the shortcomings of our website by creating a visually
appealing, mobile-friendly, and easy to navigate homepage that
researchers can utilize to find key components on the JewishGen site.
While we attracted approximately one million unique visitors to the
JewishGen site last year, only a small portion of this group actually
registered or became regular users. We anticipate that an enhanced
website will improve these results.

Specifically, we hope the new landing page will help guide researchers to:

*Search the online collection
*Locate ancestral communities
*Explore life in their ancestral communities
*Join our discussion groups
*Volunteer, and
*Donate.

Over the next two months, we will begin crafting a proper technology
strategy, which will include our website and databases. In the
meantime, however, this new landing page will immediately help
researchers, while also demonstrating JewishGen's strategic focus.

Thank you to everyone on our staff and volunteer leadership team for
their suggestions and contributions to making this happen. Special
thanks to Scott Seidenstock, Gary Sandler, and Warren Blatt.

Please enjoy the site and visit www.JewishGen.org now. Feedback and
suggestions will be most welcome!

Nancy Siegel (San Francisco, CA, USA)
Communications Coordinator
JewishGen.org


Book: Hachshara and Youth Aliyah Sweden 1933-1948 - rescuing youth from Germany via Sweden #germany

Judith Diamond
 

The book 'Pa vag till Israel' was written by my uncle Emil Glu(e)ck who
was the prime mover of the Hachshara in Sweden, and documented the
assisted migration of Jewish youth >from Nazi Germany, the planning and
organization of their agricultural training, Jewish education and
continued migration to Palestine. It also described the work to
rehabilitate and reintegrate young Jewish survivors >from the Polish and
German concentration camps in the aftermath of the war. Emil was able
in later years to meet again some of the chalutzim and gives in the book
a short biography of a few of them.

The English translation 'Hachshara and Youth Aliyah in Sweden
1933-1948'  has a full index of all names mentioned.
It was translated, edited and produced in In 2016 by a number of Emil's
family, for the benefit of the family, but we feel that the story, told
by those who were intimately involved, should have a wider audience. It
is now available at cost on-line >from a print-on-demand company or
elsewhere.

This is a one-off announcement of this publication - printed for no profit.

Judith Diamond, London, UK : jrd@...


German SIG #Germany Book: Hachshara and Youth Aliyah Sweden 1933-1948 - rescuing youth from Germany via Sweden #germany

Judith Diamond
 

The book 'Pa vag till Israel' was written by my uncle Emil Glu(e)ck who
was the prime mover of the Hachshara in Sweden, and documented the
assisted migration of Jewish youth >from Nazi Germany, the planning and
organization of their agricultural training, Jewish education and
continued migration to Palestine. It also described the work to
rehabilitate and reintegrate young Jewish survivors >from the Polish and
German concentration camps in the aftermath of the war. Emil was able
in later years to meet again some of the chalutzim and gives in the book
a short biography of a few of them.

The English translation 'Hachshara and Youth Aliyah in Sweden
1933-1948'  has a full index of all names mentioned.
It was translated, edited and produced in In 2016 by a number of Emil's
family, for the benefit of the family, but we feel that the story, told
by those who were intimately involved, should have a wider audience. It
is now available at cost on-line >from a print-on-demand company or
elsewhere.

This is a one-off announcement of this publication - printed for no profit.

Judith Diamond, London, UK : jrd@...


Visit JewishGen's New Website #southafrica

Nancy Siegel
 

JewishGen is pleased to announce our newly designed website at
www.JewishGen.org. We commissioned the creation of a new landing page
to serve as a launching point for the main components of the website.
The site is built on a modern, secure platform, which is beneficial
for a number of reasons, including:

*It has a more intuitive and user-friendly design,
*It is mobile-responsive, and
*It has a more familiar platform, which will make it easier for us to
find qualified consultants, contractors and volunteers to help us in
the future.

This is not the final plan. It's a stop-gap redesign that addresses
some of the shortcomings of our website by creating a visually
appealing, mobile-friendly, and easy to navigate homepage that
researchers can utilize to find key components on the JewishGen site.
While we attracted approximately one million unique visitors to the
JewishGen site last year, only a small portion of this group actually
registered or became regular users. We anticipate that an enhanced
website will improve these results.

Specifically, we hope the new landing page will help guide researchers to:

*Search the online collection
*Locate ancestral communities
*Explore life in their ancestral communities
*Join our discussion groups
*Volunteer, and
*Donate.

Over the next two months, we will begin crafting a proper technology
strategy, which will include our website and databases. In the
meantime, however, this new landing page will immediately help
researchers, while also demonstrating JewishGen's strategic focus.

Thank you to everyone on our staff and volunteer leadership team for
their suggestions and contributions to making this happen. Special
thanks to Scott Seidenstock, Gary Sandler, and Warren Blatt.

Please enjoy the site and visit www.JewishGen.org now. Feedback and
suggestions will be most welcome!

Nancy Siegel (San Francisco, CA, USA)
Communications Coordinator
JewishGen.org


Chuck Weinstein - Volunteer of the Year! #southafrica

Nancy Siegel
 

Please join us in congratulating Chuck Weinstein, who was honored as
our 2019/5779 Susan E. King Volunteer of the Year during the recent
JewishGen Annual Meeting in Cleveland.

This is a small token of our appreciation for Chuck's outstanding
commitment to JewishGen's important work, and for his significant
contributions to the world of Jewish Genealogy.

The video about Chuck shown at the meeting can be accessed on YouTube
at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_yFAmGAzuFM&t=17s or on our
Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/JewishGen.org/ .

Mazal Tov, Chuck!

Nancy Siegel (San Francisco, CA, USA)
Communications Coordinator
JewishGen.org


South Africa SIG #SouthAfrica Visit JewishGen's New Website #southafrica

Nancy Siegel
 

JewishGen is pleased to announce our newly designed website at
www.JewishGen.org. We commissioned the creation of a new landing page
to serve as a launching point for the main components of the website.
The site is built on a modern, secure platform, which is beneficial
for a number of reasons, including:

*It has a more intuitive and user-friendly design,
*It is mobile-responsive, and
*It has a more familiar platform, which will make it easier for us to
find qualified consultants, contractors and volunteers to help us in
the future.

This is not the final plan. It's a stop-gap redesign that addresses
some of the shortcomings of our website by creating a visually
appealing, mobile-friendly, and easy to navigate homepage that
researchers can utilize to find key components on the JewishGen site.
While we attracted approximately one million unique visitors to the
JewishGen site last year, only a small portion of this group actually
registered or became regular users. We anticipate that an enhanced
website will improve these results.

Specifically, we hope the new landing page will help guide researchers to:

*Search the online collection
*Locate ancestral communities
*Explore life in their ancestral communities
*Join our discussion groups
*Volunteer, and
*Donate.

Over the next two months, we will begin crafting a proper technology
strategy, which will include our website and databases. In the
meantime, however, this new landing page will immediately help
researchers, while also demonstrating JewishGen's strategic focus.

Thank you to everyone on our staff and volunteer leadership team for
their suggestions and contributions to making this happen. Special
thanks to Scott Seidenstock, Gary Sandler, and Warren Blatt.

Please enjoy the site and visit www.JewishGen.org now. Feedback and
suggestions will be most welcome!

Nancy Siegel (San Francisco, CA, USA)
Communications Coordinator
JewishGen.org


South Africa SIG #SouthAfrica Chuck Weinstein - Volunteer of the Year! #southafrica

Nancy Siegel
 

Please join us in congratulating Chuck Weinstein, who was honored as
our 2019/5779 Susan E. King Volunteer of the Year during the recent
JewishGen Annual Meeting in Cleveland.

This is a small token of our appreciation for Chuck's outstanding
commitment to JewishGen's important work, and for his significant
contributions to the world of Jewish Genealogy.

The video about Chuck shown at the meeting can be accessed on YouTube
at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_yFAmGAzuFM&t=17s or on our
Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/JewishGen.org/ .

Mazal Tov, Chuck!

Nancy Siegel (San Francisco, CA, USA)
Communications Coordinator
JewishGen.org


Visit JewishGen's New Website #courland #latvia

Nancy Siegel
 

JewishGen is pleased to announce our newly designed website at
www.JewishGen.org. We commissioned the creation of a new landing page
to serve as a launching point for the main components of the website.
The site is built on a modern, secure platform, which is beneficial
for a number of reasons, including:

*It has a more intuitive and user-friendly design,
*It is mobile-responsive, and
*It has a more familiar platform, which will make it easier for us to
find qualified consultants, contractors and volunteers to help us in
the future.

This is not the final plan. It's a stop-gap redesign that addresses
some of the shortcomings of our website by creating a visually
appealing, mobile-friendly, and easy to navigate homepage that
researchers can utilize to find key components on the JewishGen site.
While we attracted approximately one million unique visitors to the
JewishGen site last year, only a small portion of this group actually
registered or became regular users. We anticipate that an enhanced
website will improve these results.

Specifically, we hope the new landing page will help guide researchers to:

*Search the online collection
*Locate ancestral communities
*Explore life in their ancestral communities
*Join our discussion groups
*Volunteer, and
*Donate.

Over the next two months, we will begin crafting a proper technology
strategy, which will include our website and databases. In the
meantime, however, this new landing page will immediately help
researchers, while also demonstrating JewishGen's strategic focus.

Thank you to everyone on our staff and volunteer leadership team for
their suggestions and contributions to making this happen. Special
thanks to Scott Seidenstock, Gary Sandler, and Warren Blatt.

Please enjoy the site and visit www.JewishGen.org now. Feedback and
suggestions will be most welcome!

Nancy Siegel (San Francisco, CA, USA)
Communications Coordinator
JewishGen.org


Chuck Weinstein - Volunteer of the Year! #courland #latvia

Nancy Siegel
 

Please join us in congratulating Chuck Weinstein, who was honored as
our 2019/5779 Susan E. King Volunteer of the Year during the recent
JewishGen Annual Meeting in Cleveland.

This is a small token of our appreciation for Chuck's outstanding
commitment to JewishGen's important work, and for his significant
contributions to the world of Jewish Genealogy.

The video about Chuck shown at the meeting can be accessed on YouTube
at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_yFAmGAzuFM&t=17s or on our
Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/JewishGen.org/ .

Mazal Tov, Chuck!

Nancy Siegel (San Francisco, CA, USA)
Communications Coordinator
JewishGen.org


Courland SIG #Courland #Latvia Visit JewishGen's New Website #courland #latvia

Nancy Siegel
 

JewishGen is pleased to announce our newly designed website at
www.JewishGen.org. We commissioned the creation of a new landing page
to serve as a launching point for the main components of the website.
The site is built on a modern, secure platform, which is beneficial
for a number of reasons, including:

*It has a more intuitive and user-friendly design,
*It is mobile-responsive, and
*It has a more familiar platform, which will make it easier for us to
find qualified consultants, contractors and volunteers to help us in
the future.

This is not the final plan. It's a stop-gap redesign that addresses
some of the shortcomings of our website by creating a visually
appealing, mobile-friendly, and easy to navigate homepage that
researchers can utilize to find key components on the JewishGen site.
While we attracted approximately one million unique visitors to the
JewishGen site last year, only a small portion of this group actually
registered or became regular users. We anticipate that an enhanced
website will improve these results.

Specifically, we hope the new landing page will help guide researchers to:

*Search the online collection
*Locate ancestral communities
*Explore life in their ancestral communities
*Join our discussion groups
*Volunteer, and
*Donate.

Over the next two months, we will begin crafting a proper technology
strategy, which will include our website and databases. In the
meantime, however, this new landing page will immediately help
researchers, while also demonstrating JewishGen's strategic focus.

Thank you to everyone on our staff and volunteer leadership team for
their suggestions and contributions to making this happen. Special
thanks to Scott Seidenstock, Gary Sandler, and Warren Blatt.

Please enjoy the site and visit www.JewishGen.org now. Feedback and
suggestions will be most welcome!

Nancy Siegel (San Francisco, CA, USA)
Communications Coordinator
JewishGen.org


Courland SIG #Courland #Latvia Chuck Weinstein - Volunteer of the Year! #courland #latvia

Nancy Siegel
 

Please join us in congratulating Chuck Weinstein, who was honored as
our 2019/5779 Susan E. King Volunteer of the Year during the recent
JewishGen Annual Meeting in Cleveland.

This is a small token of our appreciation for Chuck's outstanding
commitment to JewishGen's important work, and for his significant
contributions to the world of Jewish Genealogy.

The video about Chuck shown at the meeting can be accessed on YouTube
at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_yFAmGAzuFM&t=17s or on our
Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/JewishGen.org/ .

Mazal Tov, Chuck!

Nancy Siegel (San Francisco, CA, USA)
Communications Coordinator
JewishGen.org


Town in Poland #general

Bev Rayburn <rayburnbev3@...>
 

Any ideas what the town name in Poland would be for this phonetic spelling

Rafalowee

Thanks

Bev Rayburn


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Town in Poland #general

Bev Rayburn <rayburnbev3@...>
 

Any ideas what the town name in Poland would be for this phonetic spelling

Rafalowee

Thanks

Bev Rayburn


Chuck Weinstein - Volunteer of the Year! #germany

Nancy Siegel
 

Please join us in congratulating Chuck Weinstein, who was honored as
our 2019/5779 Susan E. King Volunteer of the Year during the recent
JewishGen Annual Meeting in Cleveland.

This is a small token of our appreciation for Chuck's outstanding
commitment to JewishGen's important work, and for his significant
contributions to the world of Jewish Genealogy.

The video about Chuck shown at the meeting can be accessed on YouTube
at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_yFAmGAzuFM&t=17s or on our
Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/JewishGen.org/ .

Mazal Tov, Chuck!

Nancy Siegel (San Francisco, CA, USA), Communications Coordinator
JewishGen.org


Visit JewishGen's New Website #germany

Nancy Siegel
 

JewishGen is pleased to announce our newly designed website at
www.JewishGen.org. We commissioned the creation of a new landing page
to serve as a launching point for the main components of the website.
The site is built on a modern, secure platform, which is beneficial
for a number of reasons, including:

*It has a more intuitive and user-friendly design,
*It is mobile-responsive, and
*It has a more familiar platform, which will make it easier for us to
find qualified consultants, contractors and volunteers to help us in
the future.

This is not the final plan. It's a stop-gap redesign that addresses
some of the shortcomings of our website by creating a visually
appealing, mobile-friendly, and easy to navigate homepage that
researchers can utilize to find key components on the JewishGen site.
While we attracted approximately one million unique visitors to the
JewishGen site last year, only a small portion of this group actually
registered or became regular users. We anticipate that an enhanced
website will improve these results.

Specifically, we hope the new landing page will help guide researchers to:

*Search the online collection
*Locate ancestral communities
*Explore life in their ancestral communities
*Join our discussion groups
*Volunteer, and
*Donate.

Over the next two months, we will begin crafting a proper technology
strategy, which will include our website and databases. In the
meantime, however, this new landing page will immediately help
researchers, while also demonstrating JewishGen's strategic focus.

Thank you to everyone on our staff and volunteer leadership team for
their suggestions and contributions to making this happen. Special
thanks to Scott Seidenstock, Gary Sandler, and Warren Blatt.

Please enjoy the site and visit www.JewishGen.org now. Feedback and
suggestions will be most welcome!

Nancy Siegel (San Francisco, CA, USA), Communications Coordinator
JewishGen.org


German SIG #Germany Chuck Weinstein - Volunteer of the Year! #germany

Nancy Siegel
 

Please join us in congratulating Chuck Weinstein, who was honored as
our 2019/5779 Susan E. King Volunteer of the Year during the recent
JewishGen Annual Meeting in Cleveland.

This is a small token of our appreciation for Chuck's outstanding
commitment to JewishGen's important work, and for his significant
contributions to the world of Jewish Genealogy.

The video about Chuck shown at the meeting can be accessed on YouTube
at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_yFAmGAzuFM&t=17s or on our
Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/JewishGen.org/ .

Mazal Tov, Chuck!

Nancy Siegel (San Francisco, CA, USA), Communications Coordinator
JewishGen.org


German SIG #Germany Visit JewishGen's New Website #germany

Nancy Siegel
 

JewishGen is pleased to announce our newly designed website at
www.JewishGen.org. We commissioned the creation of a new landing page
to serve as a launching point for the main components of the website.
The site is built on a modern, secure platform, which is beneficial
for a number of reasons, including:

*It has a more intuitive and user-friendly design,
*It is mobile-responsive, and
*It has a more familiar platform, which will make it easier for us to
find qualified consultants, contractors and volunteers to help us in
the future.

This is not the final plan. It's a stop-gap redesign that addresses
some of the shortcomings of our website by creating a visually
appealing, mobile-friendly, and easy to navigate homepage that
researchers can utilize to find key components on the JewishGen site.
While we attracted approximately one million unique visitors to the
JewishGen site last year, only a small portion of this group actually
registered or became regular users. We anticipate that an enhanced
website will improve these results.

Specifically, we hope the new landing page will help guide researchers to:

*Search the online collection
*Locate ancestral communities
*Explore life in their ancestral communities
*Join our discussion groups
*Volunteer, and
*Donate.

Over the next two months, we will begin crafting a proper technology
strategy, which will include our website and databases. In the
meantime, however, this new landing page will immediately help
researchers, while also demonstrating JewishGen's strategic focus.

Thank you to everyone on our staff and volunteer leadership team for
their suggestions and contributions to making this happen. Special
thanks to Scott Seidenstock, Gary Sandler, and Warren Blatt.

Please enjoy the site and visit www.JewishGen.org now. Feedback and
suggestions will be most welcome!

Nancy Siegel (San Francisco, CA, USA), Communications Coordinator
JewishGen.org