It is pleasing to see how many of you have responded to my previous post about your shtetl names.
Please keep sending your emails to firstname.lastname@example.org
The Jewish Historical and Genealogical Society of Western Australia is launching its new website this weekend. Please visit:
I always enjoy my visits to Beyachad in Johannesburg
With Rabbi Moshe Silberhaft, Elona Steinfeld, Rose Norwich and Adrienne Kollenberg
More on Beyachad to follow.
Let us know your shtetls’ names
(Map – my thanks to Dovid Katz)
We can then update you on the activities in those towns.
For example, there are numerous Jewish projects currently taking place in Seduva, Zagare, Birzai, Plunge, Kedainiai, Joniskis, Kupiskis, Kaunas and Vilnius.
We are also interested in the towns that your Litvak forefathers settled in, after leaving.
Please email your list together with your family names associated with the particular towns and shtetls to:
You can also visit our Facebook pages:
Litvak Portal on Facebook and
South African Shtetl on Facebook
If you wish, we can put you in touch with others with the same connections.
I look forward to hearing from you.
PS – If you are in Jo’burg tonight, I am giving a talk at the SA Jewish Genealogical Society at the HOD.
It would be great to see you there!
Article in today’s Maccabean Weekly newspaper, Perth, Australia
Rabbi Sam Thurgood giving a lesson.
My interview with Philip Goldman on 22 December 2013
The plaque in memory of Lily Segall, mother of Bubbles and daughter of Israel Kellner.
The shul website: