Category Archives: Betman

Rose {Rachel} [Betman]

Rose was born somewhere in “Russia” around 1871 to a man named Reuben.

Sometime before 1902 she married Jacob Betman.

She died 24 September 1941 in New Haven, CT, and is buried in the Orchard Street Synagogue Cemetery.


Yahrzeit Information: 3 Tishrei 5702, Rachel bat Reuben



Lena Belle {Leah} Betman [Glass]

Lena Belle Betman was born in the state of Venitsya, Ukraine, to Rose and Jacob Betman on 15 August 1902.

She emigrated to New Haven, CT in 1912 with her parents and siblings.

Sometime between 1920-1922 she married Aaron Glass in New Haven.

Lena died on 29 August 1972 in New Haven, CT, and is buried in the Orchard Street Synagogue cemetery.


Yahrzeit Information: 19 Elul 5732, Leah bat Rachel.


Jacob Betman

Jacob Betman was born somewhere in “Russia” in 1871 to Mordechai and Isa Betman.

He married Rose sometime before 1902, and they had 3 surviving children:

  • Lena
  • Morris (born 1903)
  • Abraham (born 1910)

In 1912 the family emigrated to New Haven, CT.

The Betmans owned the Paramount Fruit Market on Whalley Avenue in New Haven.

The youngest son, Abraham, continued the business for much of the 20th century, and is remembered fondly by many as ‘Uncle Abe.’

Jacob died 9 April 1938 in New Haven, CT.


Yahrzeit Information: 8 Nissan 5698, Yakob ben Isa