Descendants of Yosef Meir Weiss the "Imrei Yosef" #romania


Hi All
My paternal great grandmother Rivka Basch (maiden name)  was born in Sapanta, Romania.  After marrying my great grandmother, she lived in Sighet, Romania.  According to my father, who was born in the 1920's and lived in a small town that was across the Tisa River in Czechoslovakia and not far from Sighet Romania, a rabbi who was a descendant of the "Sapinka Rebbe" and a relative of my grandmother's family, visited my father's family multiple times during my father's youth.  I know that Yosef Meir Weiss, the founder of the Sapinka Hasidic rabbinic  dynasty, married Perel Basch who was the daughter of Ezra Yaakov Basch of Sapanta, Romania.  I haven't, to date been able to establish a connection between my paternal line and that "Sapinka Rebbe".  I am looking for additional information from known descendants of Yosef Meir Weiss and Perel Basch, either genealogical or via DNA testing, that would determine if my paternal line had any genealogical connection to Ezra Yaakov Basch.  My father's DNA info is available on multiple genealogical sites so DNA matching is a possibility.
I appreciate any information that you may be able to offer!
Sarah Appel

Adam Cherson

I cannot help you directly myself,  but may have a strategy you haven't yet tried.  Are you aware that using the GENI platform it is possible to locate and then attempt to contact DNA descendants of any person on GENI? This is done via the DNA tab on any GENI profile. I checked the info available for R' Yosef Weiss and 139 possible descendants popped up for yDNA alone (i didn't check mtDNA or atDNA but there will probably be numerous options here as well). If you are lucky you may be able to proceed with your quest using this system.
Adam Cherson

Peninah Zilberman

Shalom Sarah,


Indeed “Spinka Rebbe” , from Marmaures has a large Dynasty in Bnei Brak, a religious suburb of TLV, Israel.

I just checked on Google, there are some sources which can help you to reach the people you are looking for

Good Luck

Peninah Zilberman


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