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Posts Tagged ‘multigenerational families’

Descendants of the seven Robbins siblings from the Ukrainian shtetl of Dinovitz gathered recently for a family reunion.

Common Bonds – Robinson Family Reunion

Robinson family descendants gather to share facts, lore and memories. For a perfect family reunion, just add rain. A wet early June weekend spent at Tamarack Camps’ Butzel Retreat Center in Ortonville provided the perfect backdrop for 50 descendants of “Kalman the Red” Rabinowitz (Robinson), ranging in age from 4 to 82, to stay inside,…

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Tamarack, 1978: Campers Joe Lash, Joel Topf, Andrew Edelson and David Blau.

In Their DNA

Tamarack family legacy began in 1920s and is going strong. Since the 1920s, a member of the Lash family has either been a camper, counselor or staff member at Tamarack Camps. So, if the great-great-grandchildren of Masha and Joe Simkovitz want to literally walk in their ancestors’ footsteps, all they have to do is take…

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Three generations: Robert, Natalie and George Blum.

Three Generations Of Pediatricians

Next year, Natalie Blum, D.O., will become a pediatrician. Her father, Robert Blum, D.O., has been a pediatrician since 1994. His father, George Blum, M.D., has been in pediatric practice since 1960, and his father … Well, the Blum pediatric dynasty goes back only three generations so far. George Blum’s father was an immigrant from…

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Three Generations – Multigenerational Families

[similar id=44949 type=all] [similar id=44670 type=all] [similar id=44082 type=all] WWII And Three Generations In this World War II-era photo (1944) taken in the backyard at 2476 Clements, between Linwood and LaSalle, in the Central High School neighborhood, you can see three generations of the Cook and Teitel families. Jerry Cook of West Bloomfield, who submitted…

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Four generations: Beatrice Gaduzk Sonders, center, with three generations of her family — all are David-Horodokers.

Four Generations Of David-Horodokers

David-Horodok isn’t a person. It’s a small town in southwestern Belarus that in 1940 was home to more than 4,300 Jews. By the end of 1942, almost all of them had been murdered. About 100 escaped. One was Beatrice Gaduzk Sonders. Sonders and some of the other survivors made their way to Detroit, where they…

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“This Is Why I Survived”

It is an indescribable treasure to see generations following the family path that generations have worked so hard to pave. Toba Cik of Oak Park is one such blessed bubbie who recently was guest of honor at her great-great-grandson’s bris. Even more unusual — a direct line of five generations of their family live within…

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Knox Maslia, Sami Dines, Tammy Dines, Steve Dines, Sharon Sisler, Bri Dines and Joe Freedman

Family Legacy Of BBYO Involvement

Many threads make up the tapestry illustrating the Sisler-Dines family’s relationship to the B’nai B’rith Youth Organization (BBYO). One thread shows how three generations of women have belonged to the same chapter of BBG (B’nai B’rith Girls). Another traces members of AZA (Aleph Zedek Aleph), the BBYO program for young men. And there’s the thread…

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The extended Mendelson-Levine family with its three generations of doctors

The Mendelson-Levines: Generations Of Medicine

As I was growing up, my family didn’t have what I would call “normal” dinner conversations. While other kids’ parents were asking questions about basketball practice and violin lessons, my parents were discussing blood cultures and stroke symptoms. Soon, my sister joined in with an interesting story about stool while my brothers and I twirled…

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