Congregation Solel

Religious School


Congregation Solel
Religious School
Who's on Sixth

NAMES

Have you ever wondered what your last name means? Or why you have a last name? Well, if you are Jewish and your ancestors are from Europe, itís because between the 1800-1900ís the government made Jews buy last names. Names like Goldberg (mountain of gold) were given to the rich, but for those who couldnít afford names, they were given names like Eselkopf (assís head) or Fischbaum (fish tree).

These are what the names of people in our class mean.

Jacobs == Jacob, son of Isaac
Waxman==dealer in wax
Bayer==son of David
Davidson==son of David
Spiwak==singer
Stone==stone
Mason==works with stones

Written By Jeremy Spiwak