JewishGen Danzig/Gdańsk SIG Presents:

Members of Eternal Light Society of Mattenbuden, 5593 (1832 or 1833)
Among the objects from Danzig at the Jewish Museum in New York is a short book of the Eternal Light Society of Mattenbuden (No. D 166), dated 5593 (1832 or 1833). Page three contains a list of names, apparently of members of the Society, which is transcribed from Hebrew here. For further information about this book, including a photograph of page three, see pages 118-119 of Danzig 1939: Treasures of a Destroyed Community.

No surnames are provided in the list, so if you can supply further identifying information about any of these people, please contact us. Our CAHJP indexing project includes material from Mattenbuden from this time, which might help. The titles "Moreh" and "HaBachur," appearing frequently in the list, mean "teacher" and "unmarried male," respectively. You can sort the transcription by clicking the column headings.

Thanks to Roni Pelled and Tamar Amit for transcription.

TitleGiven NameFather's TitleFather's Given NameTribalNotes
RebAbliRebAbraham
AbrahamRebSoel [Shmuel?]
MorehAbraham BaruchMorehYoshuafather "HaAshir"=the wealthy; entry crossed out;
is this the gabbai Abraham Baruch BLUHM mentioned on an alms dish (129)?
RebAharonRebShlomo
RebBaruchRebMosheHaKohen
RebChaimMorehYosef Yaakovis this the gabbai Chaim Elchanan b. Y.Y. FÜRSTENBERG mentioned on a pair of rimmonim (225)?
RebChaimRebYosefHaKohen
HaBachurChaimRebYitzchak
RebChaimRebYitzchakHaLevientry crossed out
RebChaim TzviRebYisrael
RebDavidRebAharon
RebElchananRebMoshe
Eliezer ShlomoRebMoshe
HaBachurMordechaiRebYitzchak
HaBachurMosheRebYitzchak
RebReuvenMorehChaimis this Ruben Chaim RABENSTEIN from the 1814 surname adoption list?
ShlomoRebAsher
HaBachurShmuelRebChaimHaLevientry appended
ShmuelRebElchanan
RebTzviMorehYehuda
RebTzviRebAzriel
MorehYaakovMorehChaim
HaBachurYechezkelRebYitzchakentry crossed out
HaRav Mem-MemYechiel AryehMem-MemMatityahuHaKohenMichel Levin MUNK; "Mem-Mem"=Maggid Meisharim?
HaBachurYehoshuaRebYitzchak
RebYitzchakRebMosheis this Yitzchak GOLDSTEIN, gabbai of Mattenbuden, son of Moshe ben Mordechai?
RebYoelRebYehoshua
HaBachurYosefRebYitzchakentry appended