Kehilat Middlesbrough Newsletter No 23 May 2007 page 3 (of 3)
Yetta Rothfield was buried at Hazelrigg Cemetery, Newcastle, on 22 January 2007. She had donated all her body to Newcastle Medical Science school when she died in Middlesbrough Hospital, [Ed note: see Gwen's report in our previous Newsletter] but was released [in tact] yesterday 21 January 2007, so that she could be given a proper Jewish burial. Rabbi Dov Lewis asked me to write the Hesped, which he read out very dignified. May Yetta's dear soul now rest in peace. Gwen Lamb Middlesbrough
It wasn't the tune for Lo Amut about which Kopul made that remark. [Ed note: see previous Newsletter] It was the tune for Ahavat Olam - a tune of David Saville's father, Morris. I was frankly rather deflated when he said that, as I liked the tune. Michael Bharier
My son, Simon, was married in Jerusalem on Tuesday the 5th April 2005.
He lives in Jerusalem with his lovely wife Julia. They have a baby son called Michael Baruch. Simon studies with Aish yeshiva and leads a very happy, kosher life. We are often in Jerusalem visiting. Simon and Julia live in Ramat Eshkol. Barbara Silver
Our [Smollan family] updates are as follows:
Tanya Smollan married Oren Kaplan, son of Mendel and Gill, 24 March 2002.
Children are: Ariella Erica Leah, born 21 Sept 2003; Timara Meora, born 12 September 2005
Andrea Smollan married Emil Jackson, son of Rod and Judy, 1Augst 1999.
Children are: Eliana Shlomit Jackson, born 12 November 2002; Michaela Leah, born 30 June 2005
Danile Smollan will PG marry Talia Franco of Istanbul on 20 May 2007 Carole Smollan-Rudick
I came across your website while researching my family tree and found it extremely helpful and fascinating, historically wise. To my surprise I found a name I have been researching for years.
I believe I am the grand-daughter of Colin Craster, who was one of the committee members of the Hebrew Congregation around 1938. According to burial records, Colin Craster died in 1979, buried in the New Cemetery in Middlesbrough, and had a wife named Rachel, daughters Hazel and Lorna. It was handed down in my family that the Craster family had a furniture/carpentry shop in Middlesbrough.
I'm researching my Jewish ancestry and would welcome any information that could help me find out more about the Craster family.
Ray Craster died in Heathfield Jewish Nursing Home Friday 20th April 2007 in Manchester, aged 100 yrs and 5 weeks. She had looked after herself in Manchester up to the age of 97, when she went to Heathfield. She was buried in Middlesbrough Jewish Cemetery Monday April 23rd, the service was conducted by Rabbi Dov Harris. A few came from Newcastle, including Peter Niman and many of her family and grandchildren from Manchester, also nephews Anthony Frais from Leeds, Martin Craster and his mother also from Leeds. Gwen Lamb Middlesbrough
I am Maurice Barry Bernstein, son of Dora Bernstein (nee Greenberg) and one of the grandsons of Alfred & Fanny Greenberg.
I have just found the web site and think it is great. I have some old photos of the Greenberg family from the early 1900's in Redcar and Saltburn, where the family used to take their holidays. M Barry Bernstein
[Ed note: See the Photo Gallery for a comprehensive collection of Greenberg family images]