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The history of the Jewish community of Horodenka in Eastern Galicia began in 1743. Only in the eighteenth century did the Jews become a significant part of the town. In the period of 1870 to 1927, the average percentage of Jews in the town’s population was between 33% and 40%. The rich Jewish culture that […]
Thank you to all of you who have so generously contributed to the fund in memory of Phyllis Kramer, Z’L, long-time volunteer and Director of Education for JewishGen.org, who passed away earlier this month. The memorial fund will be used to advance JewishGen’s educational efforts, and the very critical work that will continue to define […]
What do old Jewish New Year’s postcards from Pinsk, school records from Dubno dated 1846, and a young girl from Rimalov standing alone on a Philadelphia dock in 1904 have in common? They are the inspirations for three moving success stories recently published on the JewishGen website. Thank you to the authors who shared their […]
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Dear JewishGen Community, I’m pleased to announce another staffing shift as we continue to develop JewishGen’s internal structure to make the best use of our resources.
Dear JewishGen Community, JewishGen.org is proud to announce its JewishGen Future Scholars Fellowship Program. This immersive program, created in partnership with The Matzevah Foundation, Inc., will provide an experiential opportunity for younger audiences to appreciate the application and impact JewishGen, and Jewish genealogy can have in everyday life.
Dear JewishGen Community, JewishGen is pleased to announce that we recently posted to our InfoFiles an essay by Joel Weintraub, “Finding Immigrant Names On Degraded Ellis Island Manifests.”
Dear JewishGen Community, JewishGen.org is pleased to announce two new additions to the Bessarabia Collection. The first database is Moldovan Victims of Soviet Oppression 1941-1951. The information in this database comes from Cartea Memoriei (Book of Memory) which details the Soviet oppression of its citizens of Moldova from 1937-1991.
Dear JewishGen Community, For generations, Jewish tradition has associated the ritual of memory with the lighting of candles. A candle represents the past, for a flame is only as strong as its fuel source. Yet the light emanating from the candle also represents a focus on the future. We look to the candle and remember those who came before us, but do so within the context of learning from their experiences, and permitting the values our ancestors held most dear to illuminate and influence our lives today.