Zolotonosher Friends Landsmanschafft

Zolotonosher Friends was a Landsmanschaft formed by immigrants from Zolotonosha, Ukraine.
It started out as a social club and a benefit society which became inactive in the early 1960s. Its lasting legacy was the burial plot at Mt Carmel Cemetery in Glendale, Queens, NY

Mount Carmel Cemetery (MC)
83-45 Cypress Hill Street, Ridgewood, NY 11385
Phone - 718-366-5900
mailing address: Call # 276, PO Box 860093, Ridgewood 11386
est. 1902 approx. 85,000 burials.
First burial 28 December 1906.
website: www.mountcarmelcemetery.com (has a searchable burial database)



Entrance to Zolotonosher Friends section of cemetery
column 1

column 1

FRONT view of pillar (men's names)

B.KOLCHIN
DeShadai Chai kechaf/z
ap/fesarim
(very roughly - Of the Living G-d, powers from above affirm points to these names)

SHLOMO TABACHNIKOFF
YISROEL ELI SAMUELS
YAKOV POKRASSA
DAVID LEVI MEITZNER ?

COMMITTEE
yoma veoline/veyaline)?

AVRAHAM ELENKRIG
ASHER BER WEST
YAKOV VISHNER
AIZEK MESSEN
MEYER POKRASSA
DOV FINKELSTEIN
ELIEZER KLEMOW  

ZOLOTONOSHER FRIENDS
(written at bottom)

© 2007 photo - Gary Pokrassa
© 2014 - Translations - Janet Billig

Entrance to Zolotonosher Friends section of cemetery -
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Column 2

SARAH PRITZ 

ZACHARAYA MANKOFF
CHESED?  KEREE?
NISAN ve CHAYA HENIS
MENDEL ve CHAYA LOURIE
YOSEF ve SHAMLI LOURIE
MOSHE ve FANNIE LOURIE
YITZCHAK YAKOV ve MIRIAM LEBA NEWMAN
YEHOSHUA ve ZISEL RUDIN
SHABTAI ve DEVORA SEMEL
CHEZKEL ve BAYTEE SEMEL
ZOLI MELECH ve NAOMI BLOOM
NECHAME ve BRACHA NEWMAN
IZAK ve PESSEL  LOURIE
PINCHAS ve LAYA VANOWITZ
MORDECHAI ve  MASHA SOBEL
LOUISE MALDITZ
YEHUDA LEIB  MANKOFF
SHLOMA ve HELEN GLAS 
YESHUA ve BETEE GOLDSTEIN
NAFTALI ve BRACHA STEINBERG
YISROEL ELENKRIG

AIZIK  BRAGIN
MORDECHAI MITZELMACHER
AVRAHAM ve RIVKA YELIN
AVRAHAM ve SHAYNA FAREL BRODSKY
YOSEF KOLTSHIN
ZALMAN ve MALKA SAMUELS
SHALOM LEVINSON
MOSHE ve RACHEL LAUDER

© 2007 photo - Gary Pokrassa
© 2014 - Translations - Janet Billig
 

Entrance to Zolotonosher Friends section of cemetery
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side view

column 1 side

B. KOLCHIN column/pillar #1 con'td - SIDE VIEW (women's names)

ELKEE TABACHNIKOFF
CHANA SAMUELS
DEVORAH POKRASSA
BLOOMA PESNER
MOLLIE YELIN
TESSALA ELENKRIG
LEAH WEST
RADYA VISHNER
CHAYA POKRASSA
HINDA RISA FINKELSTEIN
ESTHER KLIMOR

© 2007 photo - Gary Pokrassa
© 2014 - Translations - Janet Billig

Gathering of Zolotonosher Friends 1952

Zolotonosher Friends meeting 1952

25th Anniversary dinner of the Zolotonosher Friends, the Jewish burial society formed by this group of immigrants and lifelong friends.
My maternal grandparents Rosalie (nee Vogel) and Adolph Messen (seated, left), their daughters Gladys and Suzette behind them, New York City, 1952.  
They weren't just a burial society, they were a lively group of lifelong friends, and a quasi-extended family. I believe the core group (including my grandparents, Rosalie and Adolph Messen) met in Paris in the years before and during World War I.

© 2014 Peter A Klein


Zolotonosher Friends Invitation

meeting notice 1957

(c) 2017 Gary Pokrassa

Postcard invitation to Zolotonosher Friends meeting in 1957

The group held meetings every third Wednesday in New York City

Mt Carmel Zolotonosher Friends Landsmanschafft Spreadsheet with Hebrew translations of gravestones
(download)

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