RE: [JewishKeidan] Keidaner Association
I received this email along with the other Keidan yahoo group
members and if you're looking for more information about former
Keidaner Association members, I can offer a little about my great
grandfather, George Sang. Maybe you can give me some information,
too? He is listed as one of the board members in the 30's, I think.
He's buried with his wife Sara at Montefiore Cemetery in Queens in
the Keidaner section. They both died in the early sixties, and
their daughter, Sylvia (my grandmother) died in the early eighties.
I've been trying to do some geneological research on my family
history, but haven't found much because almost everyone has passed
away! Anyway, if there's any more information I can offer, please
let me know. Likewise, if you know anyting,I'd love to hear.
Thanks very much.
- Dear Andy,
Do you or anyone else you know read Yiddish? I have a letter from my
great grandfather to his cousin in Israel from 1937 and have no way
of reading it. Would you know of someone who can translate it?
Thanks very much!
At long last I am going to Lithuania!
I will fly Glasgow-London Gatwick- Vilnius on 17 September, returning on
25th Sept. I hope to visit:
Vilnius, Kaunas, Kedainiai, Josvainiai, and Ariogala.
I expect to be based in Kedainiai for some of the time, as the other
places are relatively close.
Will report back on what I see and find.
Any suggestions and advice welcome.
Happy for this to be posted to the group.
Harvey----- Original Message -----From: A. CasselCc: margerycohen@...Sent: Tuesday, July 05, 2005 11:39 PMSubject: RE: [JewishKeidan] Keidaner AssociationThanks, Olga, for passing that note along. I hope Margery will follow up by joining the Keidan email group herself. Lazarus Cohen's name does appear on the 1930 membership list of the Keidaner Association of New York. I assume the "log" she refers to is the anniversary book produced that year, most of which can be found translated on the www.keidan.net website.The Keidaner Association no longer exists in any real sense; the last Secretary/Treasurer of the organization was Victor Kagan, whom I interviewed about 12 years ago in New York. He still had a little black book with the names, dues records and passing of all the members, and told me at the time that the organization still had title to a couple of burial plots in one of the NY cemeteries. However, I think the last real meetings took place in the 1940s or early 50s.Over the years I've tried to collect as much material as I can about the group, its members and their descendents. This list is part of that effort. If Margery has additional information from her family that she can share, I would be delighted to receive and share it.All the best,Andy Cassel-----Original Message-----Dear Group Members,
From: JewishKeidan@yahoogroups.com [mailto:JewishKeidan@yahoogroups.com]On Behalf Of ozabludoff
Sent: Monday, July 04, 2005 9:51 PM
Subject: [JewishKeidan] Keidaner Association
I received an email from Margery Cohen which I would like to share
with this list since I cannot answer her question.
From: "margerycohen" <margerycohen@...>
Sent: Monday, July 04, 2005 11:48 AM
Subject: Keidaner Association
> Hello Olga, My grandfather, Lazarus Cohen, was a member of the
> Association. I found the Thirtieth Anniversary log at my mother's
> yesterday. I'm interested in following up on this. Is there an
> group of members in New York City?
> Margery Cohen
Congratulations. I know you'll have a wonderful time. Be sure to look
in on the restored synagogue and bes-midrash buildings in Keidan, and
if you have the chance, look up Rimantas Zirgulas, who runs the
Kedainiai regional museum. Will you be working with a guide? If so, you
should contact Reginia Kopilevich in Vilnius; I can provide an email
and phone if you need one. Take good notes and lots of photos, and
report back when you return. Safe journey!
- Hi Harvey,
You might already know this, but when I go to
Lithuania I look at the "In Your Pocket" guide website
and buy a copy of the guide at the newstand when I get
there. Here is the site for Kaunas:
When we were in Kedainiai the year before last, we
stayed in Kaunas at the really great guesthouse
recommended by the "Kaunas in your pocket" guide. We
rented a car and drove all over Lithuania. Unlike our
first trip to Lithuania in 1996, the roads are now
full of Scandinavian tourists driving down the via
Baltica, filling up at the 24-hour gas station. You
could be in the U.K. or anywhere in Europe.
Travelling in Lithuania is not the difficult
experience it once was. Have a good trip!