who are or where is Bialostoker #poland

David Syner

I found an article about my Grandfather, Lester Syner, in Detroit Jewish News archives.
"Bialostoker Juniors announce 

that important announcements of forthcoming activities will be made next week. There are 300 members in this organization. Membership is still open to young men who desire a wide variety of interests. among them. athletics, forensics, anti-defamation, literary work, social and youth promotion groups. 

An important event is planned for April 3.1938

i'm bring looking for clues on my Syner family for YEEEEARS. They arrived in NYC 1881. Rabbie Eleazar Ziner (later Louis Sinner) and his wife Elka Ziner (katz) Most of those record are gone to a Fire.  Elka died in 1885. Her 2 children were born in NYC. 

If my Grandfather was President of Bialostoker. Maybe it would help me identify which county/city they lived in before coming to the US.

Sally Bruckheimer <sallybruc@...>

Bialystok is the city, but he may not have lived right in the city.

Sally Bruckheimer
Princeton, NJ

Sharlene Kranz <SKranz_99@...>

A Bialistoker is someone from the city of Bialystok, in northern Poland.

Jane Foss

In lower Manhattan..east side...cant recall exact name of that building..i think it s on Grand St. There was also a bialystoker benevolent Society

Wlodek Matuszewski

I guess it is about Bialystok a big town in Poland (now at the eastern part of the country) with a big Jewish population before IIWW. So it looks like your grandfather was a President of Bialystok.

Best regards
Wlodek Matuszewski

Mark Halpern

dsyner@... asks about Bialostoker in Detroit

A Bialystoker is a person with roots in Bialystok. My mother was born in Bialystok, so I call myself a Bialystoker. See https://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/BialyGen/ for more about Bialystok. 

Jewish Records Indexing - Poland www.jri-poland.org has indexed all the available Jewish vital records for the city of Bialystok from 1835 through 1905. These indices are all included in the JRI-Poland database https://www.jri-poland.org/jriplweb.htm. Search SYNER or ZINER using Soundex and set Geographical region to Grodno Gubernia. There are some surnames in the results but none spelled either SYNER or ZINER. If you do not find any names of interest, maybe your Bialystoker family comes from a nearby town. 

You should search all the lists and surname indices on the BialyGen website  https://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/BialyGen/.

If your family does not show up in any of these lists/databases, you need to look at US documents such as Naturalization papers and Passenger Lists to hopefully find the town your family came from.

Best of luck,
Mark Halpern

Jane Foss

Bialystoker shul on lower east side. Grand St. Alao benevolent society

Debbie Lifshitz

I have been following this thread for a while and fail to understand the point of the question:
If the reference is to a person, it is likely to differentiate him/her from others, and is a point of reference for purposes of identification: e.g.. "The Bialystoker came to visit last night" 
If it is in reference to an institution, it may refer to the  NYC Landmark  known as the Bialistoker Synagogue at 7 -11 Bialystoker Place (previously 7 Willett Street) on the Lower East Side, it was a very well known synagogue, is restored (1988), operative and there is information and photos on-line, including a Wikipedia article.
As a word, Bialystoker means of or from Bialystok, a city in North-East Poland . 
In order to be of further assistance, context is important.
Debbie Lifschitz

Isabel Cymerman

A Bialystoker is someone who comes from the town of Bialystok, Poland.


David Syner

Thanks to everyone for all the leads


David Syner
Los Angeles, CA
cell 310-801-2279


Family website

SINER / ZINNER / ZINER New YorkBialystok

SCHMALTZ / SCHMALZ/SZMALZ New York, Luna, Grodno, Stoll, Rudman, Carbella ;Russia ( Grodno is now Hrodna, Belarus ) SCHULTZ TENN, AVES, Russia  POUSNER / POSNER, New York,Russia BERLIN Detroit BELENKY / BIELINKA / BELLINSKY Libau, Latvia , Mohilew  NEWMAN Detroit NEIMAN / NUONAW/ PENICA / PENITZ Krasosielc, Poland, Warshaw  MELTZERDetroit, Katrinslove or Poltavia or Gatrinslove (sp), Russia, or Yekahnislaw or Ekaterinoslau (Ekaterinoslav is now Dnipropetrovsk, Ukraine) DEITCH, Russia   RACHATAN/RACHIDSON /RUSICHAU / RUSICHAN / KrasechanDwinsk,Russia( Dwinsk is Daugavpils, Latvia) BELIAK/ BIELAK / BELAK Toronta, CanadaBreslaw, Slobotka,  Riga, Dwinsk

Arlene G L Baldwin

Just checking to see if anyone replied to your question. 

If not, the area the Bialystoker is associated with is the Bialystok region which was part of the Pale of Settlement under Russia.  Since the end of World War II, the Bialystok region is part of Poland. 

Some people coming to the US joined groups (landsman or workmen's circles) of people that came from the same regions. New York had a large population of Jews from the Bialystoker area, including the largest Jewish community of Bialystok.  Lots of club and synagogue activities.

Although some records can be found the destruction in that region from WWII was massive.  I hope this helps somewhat in your research. 

xan madera

hi , do you know our project?
we have a lot of infos! tomorrow i will met our guys near boston!
saludos from brooklyn (normally frankfurt/m)

e l

Have you looked at https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Landsmanshaft and especially Schwartz, Rosaline and Susan Milamed, From Alexandrovsk to Zyrardow: A Guide to YIVO's Landsmanshaftn Archive, New York: YIVO Institute for Jewish Research, 1986?  Many libraries have copies.  Ask your local reference librarian if that library does not have a copy to direct you to the nearest library which that does or purchase a copy and donate it to a library near you.  I agree with the others who have said that this reference is to a Bialystok-centered entity for Jews.

Edward David Luft