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Moshe KOLODNY #general

akolet@...
 

Dear JEWISHGEN
I am looking for the uncle of my mother:
Moshe Kolodny - born in Pinsk Belarus
He moved to Moscow and lived in 68 Octovarskia St Moscow Apt 2
Was crystal lamps manufacturer.
His wife: Roza Kolodny
His son: Haim Henik Kolodny
No connection since 1948
Best Regards
Abraham Kolet
akolet@...

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JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Moshe KOLODNY #general

akolet@...
 

Dear JEWISHGEN
I am looking for the uncle of my mother:
Moshe Kolodny - born in Pinsk Belarus
He moved to Moscow and lived in 68 Octovarskia St Moscow Apt 2
Was crystal lamps manufacturer.
His wife: Roza Kolodny
His son: Haim Henik Kolodny
No connection since 1948
Best Regards
Abraham Kolet
akolet@...

MODERATOR NOTE: Private responses please.


Masha Szerena Zimermann (Strohli #general

akolet@...
 

to JewishGen
I am Looking for Masha Szerena Zimermann (Strohli) family >from Mexico
City born in Targu Mures Romania 1894
Thank you
Abraham Kolet
Akolet@...


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Masha Szerena Zimermann (Strohli #general

akolet@...
 

to JewishGen
I am Looking for Masha Szerena Zimermann (Strohli) family >from Mexico
City born in Targu Mures Romania 1894
Thank you
Abraham Kolet
Akolet@...


Tosfos Yom Tov #rabbinic

Bernard Weill
 

I am interested in speaking with someone either related to the Tosfos
Yom Tov or who is very familiar with his seforim other than the
commentary on Mishnah.

Thank you

Bezalel Weill


Rabbinic Genealogy SIG #Rabbinic Tosfos Yom Tov #rabbinic

Bernard Weill
 

I am interested in speaking with someone either related to the Tosfos
Yom Tov or who is very familiar with his seforim other than the
commentary on Mishnah.

Thank you

Bezalel Weill


Temkin of Brooklyn, Schoenfeld and Crain of Brooklyn and Boca Raton #rabbinic

Neil@...
 

Trying to make contact with descendants of these related families who
descend >from the Tabachnik and Berdyczewski families of rabbinical
descent. Seymour Temkin was a brother of Esther Machle, died in 2010
(wife of Harvey Schoenfeld) parents of Linda who married Peter Crain
of Boca and of Paula who married Robert (Bob).

Neil Rosenstein

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Rabbinic Genealogy SIG #Rabbinic Temkin of Brooklyn, Schoenfeld and Crain of Brooklyn and Boca Raton #rabbinic

Neil@...
 

Trying to make contact with descendants of these related families who
descend >from the Tabachnik and Berdyczewski families of rabbinical
descent. Seymour Temkin was a brother of Esther Machle, died in 2010
(wife of Harvey Schoenfeld) parents of Linda who married Peter Crain
of Boca and of Paula who married Robert (Bob).

Neil Rosenstein

MODERATOR NOTE: Please reply privately.


JewishGen Future Scholars Fellowship Heritage Tour #warsaw #poland

Nancy Siegel
 

JewishGen.org is proud to announce its JewishGen Future Scholars Fellowship.

This immersive program, created in partnership with The Matzevah
Foundation, Inc., will provide an experiential opportunity for younger
audiences to appreciate the application and impact JewishGen, and
Jewish genealogy can have in everyday life.

Specifically, it will focus on the role of Jewish cemeteries today in
preserving the memory and legacy of former Jewish communities. Our six
highly qualified Fellows will learn about symbols on tombstones, the
state of Jewish cemeteries in Poland after Holocaust, efforts to
preserve them, and what lessons can be gleaned to inform our own life
choices today.

Throughout the 10-day experience, >from June 12-June 20, Fellows will
have an opportunity to visit many Jewish heritage sites including
Warsaw and Lublin, spend an inspirational Shabbat in Krakow, and visit
Auschwitz/Birkenau. The group will then spend time in Krzepice,
Poland, where they will participate in the clean-up and preservation
of the Jewish cemetery in partnership with the local high school.
(Krzepice is about 25 kilometers west of Czestochowa.)

The trip will be led by highly experienced staff (including Avraham
Groll, Dan Oren, and Steven D. Reece), and participants will have an
opportunity to learn >from rabbis, scholars, dignitaries, and community
leaders, who will offer first-hand insights regarding the imperative
(and challenges) of cleaning-up cemeteries in accordance with Jewish
law. They will address how local Polish communities view Jewish
cemeteries in their towns, the need to preserve Jewish memory, and
more.

Upon returning home, each Fellow will write an essay reflecting on his
or her experience. These essays will be made available on the
JewishGen website.

Please be sure to follow our JewishGen Fellows, and check our Facebook
page often for profiles of the Fellows, ongoing updates, photos,
live-streams, and more!

Nancy Siegel
Communications Coordinator
JewishGen.org


Warszawa Research Group #Warsaw #Poland JewishGen Future Scholars Fellowship Heritage Tour #warsaw #poland

Nancy Siegel
 

JewishGen.org is proud to announce its JewishGen Future Scholars Fellowship.

This immersive program, created in partnership with The Matzevah
Foundation, Inc., will provide an experiential opportunity for younger
audiences to appreciate the application and impact JewishGen, and
Jewish genealogy can have in everyday life.

Specifically, it will focus on the role of Jewish cemeteries today in
preserving the memory and legacy of former Jewish communities. Our six
highly qualified Fellows will learn about symbols on tombstones, the
state of Jewish cemeteries in Poland after Holocaust, efforts to
preserve them, and what lessons can be gleaned to inform our own life
choices today.

Throughout the 10-day experience, >from June 12-June 20, Fellows will
have an opportunity to visit many Jewish heritage sites including
Warsaw and Lublin, spend an inspirational Shabbat in Krakow, and visit
Auschwitz/Birkenau. The group will then spend time in Krzepice,
Poland, where they will participate in the clean-up and preservation
of the Jewish cemetery in partnership with the local high school.
(Krzepice is about 25 kilometers west of Czestochowa.)

The trip will be led by highly experienced staff (including Avraham
Groll, Dan Oren, and Steven D. Reece), and participants will have an
opportunity to learn >from rabbis, scholars, dignitaries, and community
leaders, who will offer first-hand insights regarding the imperative
(and challenges) of cleaning-up cemeteries in accordance with Jewish
law. They will address how local Polish communities view Jewish
cemeteries in their towns, the need to preserve Jewish memory, and
more.

Upon returning home, each Fellow will write an essay reflecting on his
or her experience. These essays will be made available on the
JewishGen website.

Please be sure to follow our JewishGen Fellows, and check our Facebook
page often for profiles of the Fellows, ongoing updates, photos,
live-streams, and more!

Nancy Siegel
Communications Coordinator
JewishGen.org


Re: Soroki records #bessarabia

Yefim Kogan
 

Hello everybody,

At the beginning of this month I wrote to you that we added 2123 records to the Miriam Weiner
Archival Database at Bessarabia SIG website. Thanks again to Miriam Weiner donation she made
to Bessarabia SIG.

I want to let you know more about records for Jews >from town of Soroki, a major place in
Bessarabia.

We have here for the first time Birth records >from Soroki and close by villages, colonies.

For the period >from 1879 to 1933 we got 380 birth records with 1520 total number of records,
including parents, towns where child was born and father was registered. In many cases these
towns are different. We have children born in Soroki, but parents registered as Middle Class in
many towns in Bessarabia, and Podolia gubernia, also in towns in Kiev, Volyn, Kovno and Vilna
gubernias. All this information is recorded in the records, and you can view them.

There are also records >from different towns, villages, colonies around Soroki:

Dombraveny colony - 23 records
Zguritsa colony - 10 records
Vertuzhany colony - 43 records
Markuleshty colony - 12 records
Lyublin colony - 23 records
Bricheva colony - 6 records
Floreshty - 2 records
Kremenchug - 8 records
Voronkovo - 2 records
Kotyuzheny - 1 record
Prytily - 1 record
Koshernitsa - 2 records
Pogoreny - 2 records

I want also to mention that these records were collected for specific research purpose and for now we
do not have all Soroki birth records sets, but we hope that we get all of them at some point. The
problem is that Soroki and Soroki uezd records are kept not in Kishinev in Moldova Archive, but in
Local Soroki ZAGS.

What is great about these new records - we know now the archive identification for these records, and
that will allow to point exactly to records sets and hopefully to get them or order them.

In addition to Birth records we also got some School records >from 1922, 1929, 1933, 1937-38,
Registries of Holdings of Jews, Voter's list in Soroki Synagogue 1938 with about 100 names listed,
a few other synagogue lists, Merchants of Soroki of 1907 and more.

To do a search in Miriam Weiner Archival Database go to
https://www.jewishgen.org/bessarabia/RES_MasterIndex.asp?colidb&listtype=

You can see all sets of records in the collection at the Introduction to Miriam Weiner Archival Database at
https://www.jewishgen.org/bessarabia/files/fromMiriamWeiner/Introduction%20to%20Miriam%20Weiner%20Archive%20Database.pdf

Please let me know if you have any questions,

All the best,

Yefim Kogan
JewishGen Bessarabia SIG Leader and Coordinator


Bessarabia SIG #Bessarabia Re: Soroki records #bessarabia

Yefim Kogan
 

Hello everybody,

At the beginning of this month I wrote to you that we added 2123 records to the Miriam Weiner
Archival Database at Bessarabia SIG website. Thanks again to Miriam Weiner donation she made
to Bessarabia SIG.

I want to let you know more about records for Jews >from town of Soroki, a major place in
Bessarabia.

We have here for the first time Birth records >from Soroki and close by villages, colonies.

For the period >from 1879 to 1933 we got 380 birth records with 1520 total number of records,
including parents, towns where child was born and father was registered. In many cases these
towns are different. We have children born in Soroki, but parents registered as Middle Class in
many towns in Bessarabia, and Podolia gubernia, also in towns in Kiev, Volyn, Kovno and Vilna
gubernias. All this information is recorded in the records, and you can view them.

There are also records >from different towns, villages, colonies around Soroki:

Dombraveny colony - 23 records
Zguritsa colony - 10 records
Vertuzhany colony - 43 records
Markuleshty colony - 12 records
Lyublin colony - 23 records
Bricheva colony - 6 records
Floreshty - 2 records
Kremenchug - 8 records
Voronkovo - 2 records
Kotyuzheny - 1 record
Prytily - 1 record
Koshernitsa - 2 records
Pogoreny - 2 records

I want also to mention that these records were collected for specific research purpose and for now we
do not have all Soroki birth records sets, but we hope that we get all of them at some point. The
problem is that Soroki and Soroki uezd records are kept not in Kishinev in Moldova Archive, but in
Local Soroki ZAGS.

What is great about these new records - we know now the archive identification for these records, and
that will allow to point exactly to records sets and hopefully to get them or order them.

In addition to Birth records we also got some School records >from 1922, 1929, 1933, 1937-38,
Registries of Holdings of Jews, Voter's list in Soroki Synagogue 1938 with about 100 names listed,
a few other synagogue lists, Merchants of Soroki of 1907 and more.

To do a search in Miriam Weiner Archival Database go to
https://www.jewishgen.org/bessarabia/RES_MasterIndex.asp?colidb&listtype=

You can see all sets of records in the collection at the Introduction to Miriam Weiner Archival Database at
https://www.jewishgen.org/bessarabia/files/fromMiriamWeiner/Introduction%20to%20Miriam%20Weiner%20Archive%20Database.pdf

Please let me know if you have any questions,

All the best,

Yefim Kogan
JewishGen Bessarabia SIG Leader and Coordinator


JewishGen Future Scholars Fellowship Heritage Tour #unitedkingdom

Nancy Siegel
 

JewishGen.org is proud to announce its JewishGen Future Scholars Fellowship.

This immersive program, created in partnership with The Matzevah
Foundation, Inc., will provide an experiential opportunity for younger
audiences to appreciate the application and impact JewishGen, and
Jewish genealogy can have in everyday life.

Specifically, it will focus on the role of Jewish cemeteries today in
preserving the memory and legacy of former Jewish communities. Our six
highly qualified Fellows will learn about symbols on tombstones, the
state of Jewish cemeteries in Poland after Holocaust, efforts to
preserve them, and what lessons can be gleaned to inform our own life
choices today.

Throughout the 10-day experience, >from June 12-June 20, Fellows will
have an opportunity to visit many Jewish heritage sites including
Warsaw and Lublin, spend an inspirational Shabbat in Krakow, and visit
Auschwitz/Birkenau. The group will then spend time in Krzepice,
Poland, where they will participate in the clean-up and preservation
of the Jewish cemetery in partnership with the local high school.
(Krzepice is about 25 kilometers west of Czestochowa.)

The trip will be led by highly experienced staff (including Avraham
Groll, Dan Oren, and Steven D. Reece), and participants will have an
opportunity to learn >from rabbis, scholars, dignitaries, and community
leaders, who will offer first-hand insights regarding the imperative
(and challenges) of cleaning-up cemeteries in accordance with Jewish
law. They will address how local Polish communities view Jewish
cemeteries in their towns, the need to preserve Jewish memory, and
more.

Upon returning home, each Fellow will write an essay reflecting on his
or her experience. These essays will be made available on the
JewishGen website.

Please be sure to follow our JewishGen Fellows, and check our Facebook
page often for profiles of the Fellows, ongoing updates, photos,
live-streams, and more!

Nancy Siegel
Communications Coordinator
JewishGen.org


JCR-UK SIG #UnitedKingdom JewishGen Future Scholars Fellowship Heritage Tour #unitedkingdom

Nancy Siegel
 

JewishGen.org is proud to announce its JewishGen Future Scholars Fellowship.

This immersive program, created in partnership with The Matzevah
Foundation, Inc., will provide an experiential opportunity for younger
audiences to appreciate the application and impact JewishGen, and
Jewish genealogy can have in everyday life.

Specifically, it will focus on the role of Jewish cemeteries today in
preserving the memory and legacy of former Jewish communities. Our six
highly qualified Fellows will learn about symbols on tombstones, the
state of Jewish cemeteries in Poland after Holocaust, efforts to
preserve them, and what lessons can be gleaned to inform our own life
choices today.

Throughout the 10-day experience, >from June 12-June 20, Fellows will
have an opportunity to visit many Jewish heritage sites including
Warsaw and Lublin, spend an inspirational Shabbat in Krakow, and visit
Auschwitz/Birkenau. The group will then spend time in Krzepice,
Poland, where they will participate in the clean-up and preservation
of the Jewish cemetery in partnership with the local high school.
(Krzepice is about 25 kilometers west of Czestochowa.)

The trip will be led by highly experienced staff (including Avraham
Groll, Dan Oren, and Steven D. Reece), and participants will have an
opportunity to learn >from rabbis, scholars, dignitaries, and community
leaders, who will offer first-hand insights regarding the imperative
(and challenges) of cleaning-up cemeteries in accordance with Jewish
law. They will address how local Polish communities view Jewish
cemeteries in their towns, the need to preserve Jewish memory, and
more.

Upon returning home, each Fellow will write an essay reflecting on his
or her experience. These essays will be made available on the
JewishGen website.

Please be sure to follow our JewishGen Fellows, and check our Facebook
page often for profiles of the Fellows, ongoing updates, photos,
live-streams, and more!

Nancy Siegel
Communications Coordinator
JewishGen.org


JewishGen Future Scholars Fellowship Heritage Tour #france

Nancy Siegel
 

JewishGen.org is proud to announce its JewishGen Future Scholars Fellowship.

This immersive program, created in partnership with The Matzevah
Foundation, Inc., will provide an experiential opportunity for younger
audiences to appreciate the application and impact JewishGen, and
Jewish genealogy can have in everyday life.

Specifically, it will focus on the role of Jewish cemeteries today in
preserving the memory and legacy of former Jewish communities. Our six
highly qualified Fellows will learn about symbols on tombstones, the
state of Jewish cemeteries in Poland after Holocaust, efforts to
preserve them, and what lessons can be gleaned to inform our own life
choices today.

Throughout the 10-day experience, >from June 12-June 20, Fellows will
have an opportunity to visit many Jewish heritage sites including
Warsaw and Lublin, spend an inspirational Shabbat in Krakow, and visit
Auschwitz/Birkenau. The group will then spend time in Krzepice,
Poland, where they will participate in the clean-up and preservation
of the Jewish cemetery in partnership with the local high school.
(Krzepice is about 25 kilometers west of Czestochowa.)

The trip will be led by highly experienced staff (including Avraham
Groll, Dan Oren, and Steven D. Reece), and participants will have an
opportunity to learn >from rabbis, scholars, dignitaries, and community
leaders, who will offer first-hand insights regarding the imperative
(and challenges) of cleaning-up cemeteries in accordance with Jewish
law. They will address how local Polish communities view Jewish
cemeteries in their towns, the need to preserve Jewish memory, and
more.

Upon returning home, each Fellow will write an essay reflecting on his
or her experience. These essays will be made available on the
JewishGen website.

Please be sure to follow our JewishGen Fellows, and check our Facebook
page often for profiles of the Fellows, ongoing updates, photos,
live-streams, and more!

Nancy Siegel
Communications Coordinator
JewishGen.org


French SIG #France JewishGen Future Scholars Fellowship Heritage Tour #france

Nancy Siegel
 

JewishGen.org is proud to announce its JewishGen Future Scholars Fellowship.

This immersive program, created in partnership with The Matzevah
Foundation, Inc., will provide an experiential opportunity for younger
audiences to appreciate the application and impact JewishGen, and
Jewish genealogy can have in everyday life.

Specifically, it will focus on the role of Jewish cemeteries today in
preserving the memory and legacy of former Jewish communities. Our six
highly qualified Fellows will learn about symbols on tombstones, the
state of Jewish cemeteries in Poland after Holocaust, efforts to
preserve them, and what lessons can be gleaned to inform our own life
choices today.

Throughout the 10-day experience, >from June 12-June 20, Fellows will
have an opportunity to visit many Jewish heritage sites including
Warsaw and Lublin, spend an inspirational Shabbat in Krakow, and visit
Auschwitz/Birkenau. The group will then spend time in Krzepice,
Poland, where they will participate in the clean-up and preservation
of the Jewish cemetery in partnership with the local high school.
(Krzepice is about 25 kilometers west of Czestochowa.)

The trip will be led by highly experienced staff (including Avraham
Groll, Dan Oren, and Steven D. Reece), and participants will have an
opportunity to learn >from rabbis, scholars, dignitaries, and community
leaders, who will offer first-hand insights regarding the imperative
(and challenges) of cleaning-up cemeteries in accordance with Jewish
law. They will address how local Polish communities view Jewish
cemeteries in their towns, the need to preserve Jewish memory, and
more.

Upon returning home, each Fellow will write an essay reflecting on his
or her experience. These essays will be made available on the
JewishGen website.

Please be sure to follow our JewishGen Fellows, and check our Facebook
page often for profiles of the Fellows, ongoing updates, photos,
live-streams, and more!

Nancy Siegel
Communications Coordinator
JewishGen.org


JewishGen Future Scholars Fellowship Heritage Tour #poland

Nancy Siegel
 

JewishGen.org is proud to announce its JewishGen Future Scholars Fellowship.

This immersive program, created in partnership with The Matzevah
Foundation, Inc., will provide an experiential opportunity for younger
audiences to appreciate the application and impact JewishGen, and
Jewish genealogy can have in everyday life.

Specifically, it will focus on the role of Jewish cemeteries today in
preserving the memory and legacy of former Jewish communities. Our six
highly qualified Fellows will learn about symbols on tombstones, the
state of Jewish cemeteries in Poland after Holocaust, efforts to
preserve them, and what lessons can be gleaned to inform our own life
choices today.

Throughout the 10-day experience, >from June 12-June 20, Fellows will
have an opportunity to visit many Jewish heritage sites including
Warsaw and Lublin, spend an inspirational Shabbat in Krakow, and visit
Auschwitz/Birkenau. The group will then spend time in Krzepice,
Poland, where they will participate in the clean-up and preservation
of the Jewish cemetery in partnership with the local high school.
(Krzepice is about 25 kilometers west of Czestochowa.)

The trip will be led by highly experienced staff (including Avraham
Groll, Dan Oren, and Steven D. Reece), and participants will have an
opportunity to learn >from rabbis, scholars, dignitaries, and community
leaders, who will offer first-hand insights regarding the imperative
(and challenges) of cleaning-up cemeteries in accordance with Jewish
law. They will address how local Polish communities view Jewish
cemeteries in their towns, the need to preserve Jewish memory, and
more.

Upon returning home, each Fellow will write an essay reflecting on his
or her experience. These essays will be made available on the
JewishGen website.

Please be sure to follow our JewishGen Fellows, and check our Facebook
page often for profiles of the Fellows, ongoing updates, photos,
live-streams, and more!

Nancy Siegel
Communications Coordinator
JewishGen.org


BialyGen: Bialystok Region #Bialystok #Poland JewishGen Future Scholars Fellowship Heritage Tour #poland

Nancy Siegel
 

JewishGen.org is proud to announce its JewishGen Future Scholars Fellowship.

This immersive program, created in partnership with The Matzevah
Foundation, Inc., will provide an experiential opportunity for younger
audiences to appreciate the application and impact JewishGen, and
Jewish genealogy can have in everyday life.

Specifically, it will focus on the role of Jewish cemeteries today in
preserving the memory and legacy of former Jewish communities. Our six
highly qualified Fellows will learn about symbols on tombstones, the
state of Jewish cemeteries in Poland after Holocaust, efforts to
preserve them, and what lessons can be gleaned to inform our own life
choices today.

Throughout the 10-day experience, >from June 12-June 20, Fellows will
have an opportunity to visit many Jewish heritage sites including
Warsaw and Lublin, spend an inspirational Shabbat in Krakow, and visit
Auschwitz/Birkenau. The group will then spend time in Krzepice,
Poland, where they will participate in the clean-up and preservation
of the Jewish cemetery in partnership with the local high school.
(Krzepice is about 25 kilometers west of Czestochowa.)

The trip will be led by highly experienced staff (including Avraham
Groll, Dan Oren, and Steven D. Reece), and participants will have an
opportunity to learn >from rabbis, scholars, dignitaries, and community
leaders, who will offer first-hand insights regarding the imperative
(and challenges) of cleaning-up cemeteries in accordance with Jewish
law. They will address how local Polish communities view Jewish
cemeteries in their towns, the need to preserve Jewish memory, and
more.

Upon returning home, each Fellow will write an essay reflecting on his
or her experience. These essays will be made available on the
JewishGen website.

Please be sure to follow our JewishGen Fellows, and check our Facebook
page often for profiles of the Fellows, ongoing updates, photos,
live-streams, and more!

Nancy Siegel
Communications Coordinator
JewishGen.org


JewishGen Future Scholars Fellowship Heritage Tour #lodz #poland

Nancy Siegel
 

JewishGen.org is proud to announce its JewishGen Future Scholars Fellowship.

This immersive program, created in partnership with The Matzevah
Foundation, Inc., will provide an experiential opportunity for younger
audiences to appreciate the application and impact JewishGen, and
Jewish genealogy can have in everyday life.

Specifically, it will focus on the role of Jewish cemeteries today in
preserving the memory and legacy of former Jewish communities. Our six
highly qualified Fellows will learn about symbols on tombstones, the
state of Jewish cemeteries in Poland after Holocaust, efforts to
preserve them, and what lessons can be gleaned to inform our own life
choices today.

Throughout the 10-day experience, >from June 12-June 20, Fellows will
have an opportunity to visit many Jewish heritage sites including
Warsaw and Lublin, spend an inspirational Shabbat in Krakow, and visit
Auschwitz/Birkenau. The group will then spend time in Krzepice,
Poland, where they will participate in the clean-up and preservation
of the Jewish cemetery in partnership with the local high school.
(Krzepice is about 25 kilometers west of Czestochowa.)

The trip will be led by highly experienced staff (including Avraham
Groll, Dan Oren, and Steven D. Reece), and participants will have an
opportunity to learn >from rabbis, scholars, dignitaries, and community
leaders, who will offer first-hand insights regarding the imperative
(and challenges) of cleaning-up cemeteries in accordance with Jewish
law. They will address how local Polish communities view Jewish
cemeteries in their towns, the need to preserve Jewish memory, and
more.

Upon returning home, each Fellow will write an essay reflecting on his
or her experience. These essays will be made available on the
JewishGen website.

Please be sure to follow our JewishGen Fellows, and check our Facebook
page often for profiles of the Fellows, ongoing updates, photos,
live-streams, and more!

Nancy Siegel
Communications Coordinator
JewishGen.org


Lodz Area Research Group #Lodz #Poland JewishGen Future Scholars Fellowship Heritage Tour #lodz #poland

Nancy Siegel
 

JewishGen.org is proud to announce its JewishGen Future Scholars Fellowship.

This immersive program, created in partnership with The Matzevah
Foundation, Inc., will provide an experiential opportunity for younger
audiences to appreciate the application and impact JewishGen, and
Jewish genealogy can have in everyday life.

Specifically, it will focus on the role of Jewish cemeteries today in
preserving the memory and legacy of former Jewish communities. Our six
highly qualified Fellows will learn about symbols on tombstones, the
state of Jewish cemeteries in Poland after Holocaust, efforts to
preserve them, and what lessons can be gleaned to inform our own life
choices today.

Throughout the 10-day experience, >from June 12-June 20, Fellows will
have an opportunity to visit many Jewish heritage sites including
Warsaw and Lublin, spend an inspirational Shabbat in Krakow, and visit
Auschwitz/Birkenau. The group will then spend time in Krzepice,
Poland, where they will participate in the clean-up and preservation
of the Jewish cemetery in partnership with the local high school.
(Krzepice is about 25 kilometers west of Czestochowa.)

The trip will be led by highly experienced staff (including Avraham
Groll, Dan Oren, and Steven D. Reece), and participants will have an
opportunity to learn >from rabbis, scholars, dignitaries, and community
leaders, who will offer first-hand insights regarding the imperative
(and challenges) of cleaning-up cemeteries in accordance with Jewish
law. They will address how local Polish communities view Jewish
cemeteries in their towns, the need to preserve Jewish memory, and
more.

Upon returning home, each Fellow will write an essay reflecting on his
or her experience. These essays will be made available on the
JewishGen website.

Please be sure to follow our JewishGen Fellows, and check our Facebook
page often for profiles of the Fellows, ongoing updates, photos,
live-streams, and more!

Nancy Siegel
Communications Coordinator
JewishGen.org