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Final Request & List of Recent Tribute Gifts #JewishGenUpdates


Avraham Groll
 

Dear Friends --

As we quickly approach the end of 2020, I thank you for being involved with JewishGen, and helping to keep it freely accessible.

Some say that we should charge money to access JewishGen, but we believe in our mission of preserving our history for future generations - and the best way to do this is by making sure that JewishGen is always available as a completely free public service to the Jewish community.

In this regard, thank you to everyone who has participated in our End of Year campaign. The latest list of recent tribute gifts is included below.

As we approach our *FINAL* fundraising deadline of the year, please click here to donate right now (if you have not yet done so) - as it will make an immediate difference. (Gifts of $100+ qualify for Premium Features). If you prefer to donate via check, please send it to:

JewishGen/EOY
36 Battery Place
New York, NY 10280
USA


Stay tuned for some exciting announcements about new partnerships, new data collections, updates, the next semester of JewishGen Talks, and more.

In the meantime, I wish you and your families a wonderful year ahead, one that will be marked by safety, happiness, health, and good tidings for the entire world.

Avraham Groll
Executive Director
JewishGen.org

P.S. It seems nothing is free anymore...but JewishGen is, and we intend to keep it that way. Please click here to help support JewishGen's important work. Your gift will make a difference.


Recent Tribute Gifts

 
In Memory Of
Ellye Bloom
My mother, who I miss dearly, started this trip down the road of gathering our family history. From
Raymond Bloom
In Memory Of
Aidow Solomons
my 2nd great grandfather From
Megan Prance
In Honor Of
Deborah B.
In honor of the Bendelstein, Minaker, and Trestman ancestors from the shtetls of Minsk Gubernia and their very special descendant, Deb, who brought our family together From
Jocelyn Leka
In Memory Of
Allison Harts Duke
Missing you my dear niece and all the great times we had discovering new family. From
Sondra Goldsmith
In Memory Of
Joseph and Tania Stern
  From
Joan Kato
In Memory Of
Dasa Adler
  From
Gaye Wiesner
In Memory Of
Louis Einstein
  From
Kenneth Einstein
In Honor Of
All my Jewish ancestors
  From
Diana Thall
In Memory Of
Isaac Sissman
  From
Joan Sunden
In Memory Of
My grandparents
Because I carry their stories in my DNA, and I want to know more. From
Linda Chafets
In Memory Of
Leopold Kaftal
My maternal grandfather and only survivor of the Holocaust (d.1977). From
Daniel Houseworth
Special Thanks To
All who help with the Yizkor Books work
Thank you for all your efforts to ensure these lost communities, once so filled with vibrant Jewish life, are never forgotten. From
David Freudenstein
In Memory Of
Toby Lee Nerenberg
Who inspired me to begin this journey. From
Lisa Nerenberg
Special Thanks To
The Jewish Genealogy Society of Colorado
For a remarkable board in an unprecedented time. From
Ellen Beller
In Memory Of
Isaac ben Jacob Campanton (1360-1463)
His life and works brought light to the forgotten Jews of Zamora, Spain. From
Jesus Jambrina Perez
In Memory Of
Karen C. Towerman
  From
Craig Towerman
In Memory Of
Maurice Strosberg
Died January 1945 in the crash of his RCAF plane. From
Susan Eansor
In Memory Of
Freida Viner (Berenson)
50th Yurzeit in 2021. From
Alexander Gelman
In Memory Of
Ann Lois Mallit
  From
Amy Tietze
In Memory Of
Chaya and Arie Luksenberg z"l
My parents were Holocaust Survivors and I hope that their love for Judaism and Israel will live on for many generations to come and may their memories always be for a blessing! From
Sarah Schorr
In Memory Of
Josh Gabriel London
  From
Michele Weiner London
In Memory Of
Rachel & Abraham Haim Ohana
They are my great grandparents. From
Jose Ohana
Special Thanks To
JewishGen
Thanks to JewishGen. From
Anne Chetrit
In Memory Of
Leo & Lola Wolsky
On what would have been their 100th birthdays. From
Alan Wolsky
In Memory Of
Albert Kittner
  From
Alan Kittner
In Memory Of
Manny Gleicher
You are no longer here with me; I miss you every second of every day. You were a brilliant man with a kind heart, a brave soldier and a loving husband. You’re with Mommy now and I’m asking you both to give me a sign. I love you, Daddy From
Barbara Gleicher Safran
In Honor Of
Avraham Groll and all volunteers
Thank you so so much. Because of you and all the volunteers I found my ancestors and reconnected with numerous cousins. My children and grandchildren have a history. I know names, places and dates and I am able to document our history and observe the Yahrzeits of all these important people. Thank you! From
Michele Farkas
In Memory Of
The Kolodny Family
  From
Melvyn Ball
In Memory Of
Sara and Abraham Geffner
For my grandparents who gave me my appreciation of Judaism and family. From
Gail Goodman
In Memory Of
Lillian and Fred Grodin, Janet, Milton
Grandparents: Lil/Fred Grodin, Janet Rosenberg, Milton Prince, all blessed memories. From
Howard Katz
In Memory Of
Norman Golb
In memory of the life of Norman Golb and his contributions to Jewish life and history, and to our family's legacy. From
Lela Bowen
In Honor Of
Peter Wagner
Peter's mother (Eva Hitschmann) and his biological father, Max Meyer both had family who perished in the Holocaust. From
Janice Brazil
In Memory Of
Walter Stern and Zipora Kritchevsky-Stern
  From
Joseph Dunn
In Memory Of
Ruth and Leo Blau
My parents who survived to pass on their Jewish heritage to my sister and me. From
Carol Jolly
In Memory Of
Egon German Rosarios
  From
Sergio Rosarios Najlis
In Honor Of
Sheldon and Estelle Keilson
  From
Jerrold Keilson Keilson
In Memory Of
Hyman and Sarah Darmstadter
  From
Christine Hill
In Memory Of
Morris and Bea Rosenberg
  From
Rochelle Klink
In Memory Of
Anna Szàbó Sestak
To my grandma with love, who came from Hungary to Brazil at 6 years of age. From
Ana Souza
Special Thanks To
Debbie Sabatini Hennelly
For helping bring two branches of our family tree together. For your tenacity. For your joy! In honor of YOU! From
Carolyn Gilbert
In Memory Of
Waks Family
  From
Brigitte Waks
In Memory Of
Carolyn Lila Segal
My mother, who passed away earlier this year. From
Richard Segal
In Memory Of
Chana Pontos
Chana died suddenly in Eretz Yisroel on this past Shabbat at the young age of 30. May her memory be a blessing. From
Carol Schneiderman
In Memory Of
Sapir and Sochaczewer families
Who were murdered in the Holocaust. From
Nira Chorev
In Honor Of
Harriette Feinstone Cohen
For teaching the importance of family and asking questions 10 years ago that led to my ongoing Jewishgen research of our family. From
Sarah A Cohen
In Memory Of
Grandparents Eliezer & Tzirel Vilenchik
  From
Sarah Dine
In Memory Of
David Setren
  From
Louis Setren
In Memory Of
Sam & Molly Shubert
  From
Janet Hauser
In Honor Of
Sarah Prince 1804-1865
  From
Judy Archer
In Memory Of
Colin Reginald Lee
Who was the best man G-d ever made. From
Lee Lee
In Honor Of
Marvin K. Leventhal
WWII Veteran. From
Alan Leventhal
In Memory Of
The Benichou Family
In memory of Holocaust victims. From
Randy Dow
In Memory Of
Abrahamson Family
My relatives murdered in Belarus during the Shoah. From
H Peter Berman
In Memory Of
Hershel Zvi Kaunfer
My father, born in Kovel, Ukraine. From
Neal Kaunfer
In Memory Of
Laurence J Abzug
Beloved brother, recently deceased. From
Robert Abzug
In Memory Of
Philip Grossfeld
Holocaust Survivor who passed away years ago. From
Sharon Grosfeld
In Honor Of
Ilona Rodan
  From
Louise Goldstein
In Honor Of
Sue Mosco
Lost to Covid but always unforgettable. From
Mandi Abrahams
In Memory Of
Julius & Sylvia Roskin
  From
Geoffrey Roskin
In Memory Of
Walter Cormuss
In memory of my beloved father, Walter Cormuss, and his parents, Sigmund and Anna (Schneider) Cormuss. From
Jane Cormuss
In Honor Of
Kleinberg/Kalafer Family
Family killed in the Holocaust. From
Lonia Kleinberg
In Memory Of
The Jewish communities of Poland
And especially those of Włocławek and Breść Kujawski. From
Dan Golembeski
In Memory Of
Samuel and Yetta Stone
  From
Sandra Shapiro
In Memory Of
Luba Goldberg
My great Aunt of blessed memory who saved my father's life by bringing him to NY from Poland and regularly sent what she could to the rest of our family who never made it out. From
Caroll Goldberg
Special Thanks To
Barbara Stack
Thanks for all you do to get the family history and share it. From
Andy Loeb
In Honor Of
Dustin Patenaude
Just Because. From
Cherie Wrigley
In Honor Of
Avraham Groll
I appreciate your organization, and what you do for it. Have a meaningful 2021. From
Martin Bodek
In Honor Of
Clara Boodman
In memory of my beloved mother. From
Alexandra Petillo
In Memory Of
Maureen Eichenbaum
  From
Todd Eichenbaum
In Memory Of
Jacob Schlitt
  From
David Schlitt
In Memory Of
Myriam Poliszuk
My wife, of blessed memory, who passed away this June 8th, 2020. From
Andre Poliszuk
In Memory Of
Lila & Sam Newman
  From
Scott Newman
In Honor Of
Yehoshua Appel & Rachel Majerovich Appel
  From
Sarah Appel
In Memory Of
John Switzman (born Jochene Szwicman)
On the 3rd anniversary of my father's death, ironically as we prepared for Christmas Day (my parents were a mixed marriage - we celebrate all that we are).

Also for my great Aunts Chaja Esther, Rivka and her husband Yiddle who perished in the Warsaw Ghetto 1943.
From
Jonathan Switzman
In Honor Of
Ila Wahl and Olive Wahl
Hyman and Ida Leibman, beloved great grandparents (Bubba and Zaida), who would be so proud of their great-granddaughters. With love and gratitude. From
Ruth Wahl
In Memory Of
Robert and Jenny Levi (Myers)
In memory of parents, Robert and Jenny Levi (Myers). From
Louise Goldwyn
In Honor Of
Emma Frackt
On her 96th Birthday. Love you. From
Marvin Frackt
In Memory Of
Iosef Lederman and Anna Lederman
  From
Anna Lederman
In Memory Of
My parents
Never forget. From
George Zador
In Memory Of
Hyman & Rose Bassman
My father & mother. From
Michael Bassman
In Memory Of
Jacob and Mary (Kalish) Gluchoff
  From
George Stradtman
In Memory Of
Monek -
To my great uncle Monek, who was murdered on the way to Chelmno with his mother and other family members. He didn't live long enough to even celebrate his Bar Mitzvah. From
Lynn Kaler
In Memory Of
Marion Bloch
Marion was my wife and partner for 39 years. Her maternal family were German Jews who were "shomrim" of their family's history. From
David Cherson
In Memory Of
My parents families - Goldberg and Weiss
From Stryj. From
Haya Mayor
In Memory Of
Alan Rosenwasser
Who died from COVID-19 December 26, 2020. From
Steven Rosenwasser
In Memory Of
Rebecca Steigman Saffrin
My dear grandmother. Thanks to JewishGen I found the rest of our family! From
Jean Bennett
In Memory Of
Borensztajn and Zajdenwebers of Radom
Thinking of all my aunts, uncles and Grandparents who did not survive. From
Susan Nelson
In Memory Of
my father, Marcel
  From
Adrian Iosifescu
In Memory Of
Joseph and Jenny Greene
My loving grandparents. From
Amy Greene Allen
In Memory Of
Dr. Ugo Schacherl
My beloved father passed away four years ago. His uncle, Leopold Schacherl, and his family were killed in Auschwitz. From
Elena Schacherl
In Honor Of
Hermann and Rosa Schnitzer
My grandparents, murdered in the Holocaust From
Howard Schnitzer
In Memory Of
Wolf and Sabina Karmiol
  From
Paulette Fire
Special Thanks To
My wife Sharon
She has nurtured and taken care of our family without complaint during these these difficult times. From
Larry Plonsker
In Honor Of
Adam Cherson
This donation is in recognition of Adam's devotion to Divenishok and the release of the Yizkor Book that he helped bring to fruition. From
Diane Berg
In Honor Of
Tante Zamirowska
For the aid she gave, single-handed, to those forced to flee from the purge of the Krynki Shtetl. From
Thaddeus Zamirowski
In Memory Of
Leo Lutwak & Cecile Kroshinsky Lutwak
  From
Diane Lutwak
In Memory Of
Beatrice Ditkofsky
  From
Joanna Kaufman
In Memory Of
The Grynbaums of Ozarow
  From
Paula Fox
In Honor Of
Dr. Jared McBride
For continuing research. From
Theresia Luft
In Memory Of
Gertrude Triebwasser
My great grandmother, 1893-1997, who taught me to be brave. From
Adria Winfield