The Baruch Family
from Venice, Venezia
c.1616



Coat of Arms of Venice


  • The name Baruch is derived from the Hebrew word for "blessed".
  • Venice (Venezia) is a city in northern Italy is the capital of the region Veneto.

  • The name is derived from the ancient tribe of Veneti that inhabited the region in Roman times.

  • The city historically was the capital of an independent city-state. It has been known as the "La Dominante", "Serenissima", "Queen of the Adriatic", "City of Water", "City of Masks", "City of Bridges", "The Floating City", and "City of Canals".

  • Napoleon was seen as something of a liberator by the city's Jewish population, although it can be argued they had lived with fewer restrictions in Venice. He removed the gates of the Ghetto and ended the restrictions on when and where Jews could live and travel in the city.

  • The Ghetto: The name is derived from the "campo gheto" an area that iron foundries located there in the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries used for cooling slag "gheta"; Italian "ghetta"; from Latin GLITTU[M], GLITTUS).

  • The Ghetto is an area of the Cannaregio of Venice, divided into the Ghetto Nuovo ("New Ghetto"), and the adjacent Ghetto Vecchio ("Old Ghetto"). These names of the ghetto sections are misleading, as they refer to an older and newer site at the time of their use by the foundries: in terms of Jewish residence, the Ghetto Nuovo is actually older than the Ghetto Vecchio.

  • Though it was home to a large number of Jews, the population living in the Venetian Ghetto never assimilated to form a distinct, "Venetian Jewish" ethnicity. Four of the five synagogues were clearly divided according to ethnic identity: separate synagogues existed for the German (the Scuola Grande Tedesca), Italian (the Scuola Italiana, Spanish and Portuguese (the Scuola Spagnola) and Levantine Sephardi communities (The Scola Levantina). The fifth, the Scuola Canton, is believed to have been either French or a private synagogue for the families who funded its construction. Today, there are also populations of Ashkenazi Jews in Venice, mainly Lubavitchers who operate one of two kosher foodstores, a yeshiva, and the aforementioned Chabad synagogue. Languages historically spoken in the confines of the Ghetto include Venetian, Italian, Judeo-Spanish, Judeo-Arabic, French and German. In addition, Hebrew was traditionally (and still is) used on signage, inscriptions, and for official purposes such as wedding contracts (as well as, of course, in religious services). Today, English is widely used in the shops and the Museum because of the large number of English-speaking tourists.

  • Notable residents of the Ghetto include Leon of Modena, whose family originated in France, as well as his disciple Sarah Coppio Sullam. She was an accomplished writer, debater (through letters), and even hosted her own salon.
    Meir Magino, the famous glassmaker also came from the ghetto.

  • Today, the Ghetto is still a center of Jewish life in the City of Venice, and is home to five synagogues, a yeshiva, a kosher restaurant, several shops, and a Chabad synagogue. Although only around 300 of Venice's roughly 1000 Jews still live in the Ghetto, many return there during the day for religious services in the two synagogues which are still used (the other three are only used for guided tours, offered by the Jewish Community Museum).

    Magen David on a wall
    in the Jewish Quarter









  • Photographs of the Ghetto from our Italian tour.



    15th. Generation
     
    Patriarch BARUCH
    10th. Great Grandfather
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    est. 1585
    probably in Venice
     
     
     
     
     
     
    unknown BARUCH
    unknown
     

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    est. 1610
     
      

    unknown
    10th. Great Grandmother
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    est. 1589
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
    unknown
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  • Children:
  • 9GGF/A/U
      1. Emanuel BARUCH married
          unknown

      2. David BARUCH assumed brother of Emanuel married
          unknown

      3. Leah BARUCH married
          Samuel RAMIRES

      4. Jacob BARUCH married his niece
          Rebecca 'Emanuel' BARUCH
     

    14th. Generation
     
    Emanuel 'Patriarch' BARUCH
    9th. Great Grandfather
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    est. 1616
    probably in Venice
     
     
     
     
     
     
    Patriarch BARUCH
    unknown
     

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    est. 1641
     
      

    unknown
    9th. Great Grandmother
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    est. 1620
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
    unknown
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  • 8GGF/A/U
     

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    Jacob 'Patriarch' BARUCH
    9GGU
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    1648
    probably in Venice
     
     
     
     
     
     
    Patriarch BARUCH
    unknown
     

    Married his niece:
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    1688
    Amsterdam, North Holland, Netherlands

    Marriage Notice (TiM 687-161)

    Rebecca 'Emanuel' BARUCH
    8GGA
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    1647
    Venice
     
     
     
     
     
     
    Emanuel
    'Patriarch' BARUCH
    unknown
     

    There is no recorded issue from this marriage.

    • Marriage Notice:

    13th. Generation
     
    Isaac 'Emanuel' BARUCH
    9th. Great Grandfather
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    1642
    Venice
    14 Kislev 5440 (18 Nov 1679)
    Amsterdam, North Holland, Netherlands
    Nov 1679
    Beth Haim Cemetery, Ouderkerk aan de Amstel, Amsterdam
    Ishac van Imanuel Baruch
     
    Emanuel
    'Patriarch' BARUCH
    unknown

    Burial Record #2521

    Marriage:
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    10 Nov 1668
    Amsterdam, North Holland, Netherlands

    Marriage Notice (TiM 687-273)

    Rachel 'Joseph' PARDO
    9th. Great Grandmother
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    1652
    Rotterdam, South Holland, Netherlands
    09 Adar I 5459 (08 Feb 1699) or 09Adar II 5459 (10 March 1699)
    Amsterdam, North Holland, Netherlands
    Feb 1699 or March 1699
    Beth Haim Cemetery, Ouderkerk aan de Amstel, Amsterdam
    Rachel mulher que foi de Ishack de Imanuel Baruch
     
    Hazan Joseph 'David' PARDO
    unknown

    Burial Record #2642

  • Children:
  • 8GGF/A/U
      1. Rebecca 'Isaac' BARUCH PARDO  married
      2. David 'Isaac' BARUCH PARDO married
          Rachel 'Samuel' de LEON BENAVENTE
     

    • Marriage Notice:

    Brother of:
     
    Mordechai 'Emanuel' BARUCH
    8GGU
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    est. 1655
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
    Emanuel
    'Patriarch' BARUCH
    unknown
     

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    est. 1680
     
     

    unknown
     
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    est. 1659
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
    unknown
    unknown
     

  • Children:
  • 1C-9R
     

    12th. Generation
     
    Emanuel 'Mordechai' BARUCH
    1C-9R
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    1690
    Livorno (Leghorn), Toscana, Italy
    Oct 1752
    Amsterdam, North Holland, Netherlands
    07 Cheshvan 5513 (15 October 1752)
    Beth Haim Cemetery, Ouderkerk aan de Amstel, Amsterdam
    Imanuel van Mordechay BARUCH
     
    Mordechai 'Emanuel' BARUCH
    unknown

    Burial Record #2513

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    07 Apr 1718
    Amsterdam, North Holland, Netherlands
    14 Nisan 5478 (15 April 1718)
    Portuguese Israel Synagogue, Amsterdam

    Marriage Notice
    (TiM 711-157)

    Portuguese Marriage
    (Key #1228)

    Ester 'Jacob' de MERCADO
     
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    1688
     
    July 1759
    Amsterdam, North Holland, Netherlands
    18 Tamuz 5519 (13 July 1759)
    Beth Haim Cemetery, Ouderkerk aan de Amstel, Amsterdam
    Ester van Jacob Mercado
     
    Jacob de MERCADO
    Ester 'Isaac' LOUZADA

    Burial Record #2472

  • Children:
  • 2C-8R
      1. Sarah 'Jacob' BARUCH married
          Jacob 'Abaham' de VALENCA [1C-7R]

      2. Jacob 'Emanuel' BARUCH married
          Rachel 'Benjamin' ALETRINO [3C-8R]

      3. David assumed son of 'Emanuel' BARUCH married
          unknown
     

    • Marriage Notice:
    • Synagogual Marriage:


    11th. Generation
     
    Jacob 'Emanuel' BARUCH
    3C-8R
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    1725
    Amsterdam, North Holland, Netherlands
    May 1772
    Amsterdam, North Holland, Netherlands
    15 Iyyar 5532 (18 May 1772)
    Beth Haim Cemetery, Ouderkerk aan de Amstel, Amsterdam
    Jacob van Imanuel BARUCH
     
    Emanuel 'Mordechai' BARUCH
    Ester 'Jacob' de MERCADO

    Burial Record #2544

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    17 Sep 1751
    Amsterdam, North Holland, Netherlands
    14 Nisan 5512 (29 Mar 1752)
    Portuguese Israel Synagogue, Amsterdam

    Marriage Notice
    (TiM 731-462)

    Portuguese Marriage
    (Key #2163)

    Rachel 'Benjamin' ALETRINO
    2C-8R
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    1730
     
    Jan 1805
    Amsterdam, North Holland, Netherlands
    08 Sh'vat 5565 (08 Jan 1805)
    Beth Haim Cemetery, Ouderkerk aan de Amstel, Amsterdam
    Ester van Jacob Mercado
     
    Benjamin 'Judah' ALETRINO
    Judith 'Jacob' NUNES de MERCADO [2C-9R]

    Burial Record #2657

  • Children:
  • 3C-7R
     

    • Marriage Notice:
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    10th. Generation
     
    Benjamin 'Jacob' BARUCH
    3C-7R
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    25 Elul 5522 (14 Sep 1762)
    Amsterdam, North Holland, Netherlands
    Mar 1830
    Amsterdam, North Holland, Netherlands
    23 Adar 5590 (18 Mar 1830)
    Beth Haim Cemetery, Ouderkerk aan de Amstel, Amsterdam
    Benjamin van Jacob van Imanuel BARUCH
     
    Jacob 'Emanuel' BARUCH
    Rachel 'Benjamin' ALETRINO

    Burial Record #2406

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    24 Oct 1782
    Amsterdam, North Holland, Netherlands
    04 Sh'vat 5543 (10 Mar 1783)
    Portuguese Israel Synagogue, Amsterdam

    Marriage Notice
    (TiM 753-185)

    Portuguese Marriage
    (Key #2761)

    Rachel 'David' JESSURUN LOBO
     
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    21 Sh'vat 5517 (11 Feb 1757)
     
    Jan 1805
    Amsterdam, North Holland, Netherlands
    25 Sivan 5590 (16 Jun 1830)
    Beth Haim Cemetery, Ouderkerk aan de Amstel, Amsterdam
    Rachel Jeseurun Lobo
     
    Father: David 'Daniel' JESSURUN LOBO
    Mother: Hannah 'Jacob' TREVINO

    Burial Record #2659

  • Children:
  • 4C-6R
      1. Jacob 'Benjamin' BARUCH married
          Rachel 'Aaron' FERRARES [5C-5R]

      2. David 'Benjamin' BARUCH married
          Betje 'Alexander' de METZ MAARSEN [4C-6R]

      3. Daniel 'Benjamin' BARUCH married
          Rebecca 'Jacob' TREVINO [4C-5R]
          Simha 'Moses' SENIOR CORONEL [3C-7R[

      4. Hannah 'Benjamin' BARUCH married
          Samuel 'Abraham' BARUCH PARDO BENAVENTE

      5. Benjamin 'Benjamin' BARUCH
          Born: 22 Jun 1795, Amsterdam, North Holland, Netherlands
          Died: 31 Oct 1875, Amsterdam, North Holland, Netherlands
     

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    • Synagogual Marriage:


    9th. Generation
     
    Jacob 'Benjamin' BARUCH
    4C-6R
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    05 Tamuz 5544 (24 Jun 1784)
    Amsterdam, North Holland, Netherlands
    Apr 1850
    Amsterdam, North Holland, Netherlands
    22 Nissan 5610 (04 Apr 1850)
    Beth Haim Cemetery, Ouderkerk aan de Amstel, Amsterdam
    Jacob van Benjamin BARUCH
     
    Benjamin 'Jacob' BARUCH
    Rachel 'David' JESSURUN LOBO

    Burial Record #2551

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    16 Nov 1804
    Amsterdam, North Holland, Netherlands
    06 Sh'vat 5565 (06 Jan 1805)
    Portuguese Israel Synagogue, Amsterdam

    Marriage Notice
    (TiM 652-354)

    Portuguese Marriage
    (Key #3141)

    Rachel 'Aaron' FERRARES
    5C-5R
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    10 Iyyar 5540 (15 May 1780)
     
    01 Apr 1855
    Amsterdam, North Holland, Netherlands
    13 Nisan 5615 (01 Apr 1855)
    Beth Haim Cemetery, Ouderkerk aan de Amstel, Amsterdam
     
     
    Father: Aaron 'Judah' FERRARES (4C-6R)
    Mother: Leah 'Salomon' MOLCHO

    Burial Record #2663

  • Child:
  • 5C-5R
     

    • Marriage Notice:
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    Next Generation


    To be continued ...................



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