Jewish Religious Personnel in the Russian Empire, 1853-1854 #general #russia

Elise Cundiff

Is anyone very familiar with this book?   The index to the original, by a Herbert Lazerow,  is available  (the NYPL has kindly sent me the pages I am interested in) , but I am wondering if the original by Genrich Deych has been translated and is available anywhere?

The description on JewishGen sounds like there is more information in the original for each entry.   I think that I may have found an ancestor in the index, but not sure without seeing a bit more information.

Herbert Lazerow

If you have the pages, you have what exists. Translation is probably not necessary, as Professor Deych organized the work in tabular form. You can use an online translator for the position your ancestor held.  What is available from the book that is not in the index is the name of the congregation, the number of members (presumably males at least 13 years old) and, for a small minority of the people listed, when they assumed the office and their annual compensation.
    Professor Deych indicated that for some listings there is additional information available in the archives in St. Petersburg, but did not mention what that additional information might be.
Herbert Lazerow

Bernard Aronson

Check the late Christine Usden who started some translations of Jewish personnel in Latvian Russia on google.