Skerniewitz-Rawa association #poland #unitedkingdom #general


J Antrich
 

My grandparents Shloime and Ruchl Lemel came to the West End of London at the beginning of the 20th century from the Skerniewitz-Rawa area of Poland. They belonged to some kind of friendship or support association connected with these towns, on one occasion (late 1950s?) receiving an award for their services (a VHF radio). Does anyone have any information about this association, and has it left any records?
Thanks in anticipation.
Jeremy Antrich (Surbiton, England)


Frayda
 

There was also a Skierniewice Assoc. in NY and one in Tel Aviv. I remember being in the NY assoc. as a young girl, and I spoke twice at the Tel Aviv branch. The people who led the meetings are no longer living.        Frayda Zelman NY


richard_beach@...
 

Hi Jeremy,

My family are from Rawa - my g-grandfather was Chaim Myer Przybysz from Rawa Mazowiecka, who married Freda Weinberg from Skiernewice. His eldest son Idel (born to him and Freda's older sister Gitel - a long story!) moved to London in 1906 and changed his name to Judah Beach (my great uncle). He was a major player in the association and I have found this article from the Jewish Chronicle in 1957 about a dinner which gives some further detail (and a very grainy picture). Maybe this was the occasion when your grandparents received their radio?

I did look into whether the records are kept anywhere but I don't think I found anything. Nevertheless I'll look again when I have a moment - and I'm happy to share any thoughts/resources on researching these two towns.

Best regards,

Richard Beach
richard_beach@...
Borehamwood, Herts UK


Stanley Diamond
 

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While there are indices to all the surviving 1926 to 1903 Skierniewice records online in the
JRI-Poland database at:
 
JRI-Poland has recently created full extracts of the 1868 to 1917 records.  The latter are not
online as funds are still being raised to support the work on this project.  As with all Jewish
records of Poland, for more information, write to [townname]@jri-poland.org.  In this case,
 
Stanley Diamond, M.S.M.  (Montreal, 514-484-0100)
Executive Director, Jewish Records Indexing - Poland, Inc.

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Re: Skerniewitz-Rawa association #unitedkingdom #poland #general
From: richard_beach@...
Date: Thu, 03 Jun 2021 04:50:20 EDT

Hi Jeremy,

My family are from Rawa - my g-grandfather was Chaim Myer Przybysz from Rawa Mazowiecka, who married Freda Weinberg from Skiernewice. His eldest son Idel (born to him and Freda's older sister Gitel - a long story!) moved to London in 1906 and changed his name to Judah Beach (my great uncle). He was a major player in the association and I have found this article from the Jewish Chronicle in 1957 about a dinner which gives some further detail (and a very grainy picture). Maybe this was the occasion when your grandparents received their radio?

I did look into whether the records are kept anywhere but I don't think I found anything. Nevertheless I'll look again when I have a moment - and I'm happy to share any thoughts/resources on researching these two towns.

Best regards,

Richard Beach
richard_beach@...
Borehamwood, Herts UK
 


Frayda
 

Hi Richard, There were also notes taken at the NY and Tel Aviv meetings. They all maintained some type of relationship; Tel Aviv, London and NY. There is an elderly gentleman in England that might be of some help; Aubrey Jacobus. I believe I have his email address if you want it.   Frayda Zelman, NY.


 

Dear Jeremy,

I am the JRI-Poland Town Leader for Rawa Mazowiecka. My ancestors came from Rawa and Skierniewice too.

I don't know anything about the London Rawa association I'm afraid (I would be interested to know more), but I would hope to be able to help you with some Polish records.  Please feel free to email me.

Best wishes,

Naomi 
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Naomi Leon
Brighton, UK

LEWKOWICZ, RYWAN, SZNIATOWSKI, BLANKIET, LASKY, BERGER, WRON, FAJBISIEWICZ (Rawa Mazowiecka, Aleksandrow Lodzki, Lodz)