Comments News

Welcome to the new Goldenthal family site. I loved the old site, but found it hard to keep up. With this new blog, everyone can post their news items and recipes directly themselves.

The Goldenthal family is amoung some of the oldest families in recorded history, and the last name of “Goldenthal” is one of the rarest as well. A cousin, one of our family historians, Dr. Allen Goldenthal, has traced our family tree back through a hundred generations which you can read more about on our family history page.  There are Goldenthals around the world in the U.S., Canada, Europe, Israel and New Zealand. After being spread to the far corners of the earth in the diaspora, the power of the internet has allowed us to connect to each other again.

Remember the address to this site is, or I hope you enjoy the new website.

Click to download a copy of Julie’s free Passover Haggadah eBook with blessings, songs, coloring pages and Passover recipes here.

The 100th Anniversary Gala of the Independent Family Society will be on November 8, 2014. Watch for more news here.

Also, e-mail Julie at or, and be one of the first to register as a MonaVie distributor in India!

Thank you for stopping by.

Julie Goldenthal Rana

25 Responses to Comments News

  1. Julie says:

    Sad to report the death of Mitch Goldenthal. He won the purple heart during WWII and was the Commander of Ft. Sam Houston in Texas. Below is his bio:

  2. Julie says:

    Happy Holidays! Happy New Year!

  3. Julie says:

    My friend’s new site is Easy Recipes at:

  4. Julie says:

    There is a lot of Goldenthal information on You can find passenger records of when Goldenthal ancestors arrived in America, the ships they were on, and the passenger logs. I highly recommend it.

  5. Julie says:

    In response to growing anti-semitism in Scotland and Scotland’s boycott of Israeli books and other products recently, The Federation of Jewish Men’s Clubs (FJMC) called today in the Jerusalem Post for a boycott of anything from Scotland to include any type of Whisky from Scotland including Chivas, Glenlivet, Ballantine, Loch Lamond, etc. This was also reported in Commentary. I encourage friends and family to make others aware of this, and to even boycott trips to Scotland. Isaac Goldenthal worked with Herzl in Europe. In fact, Herzl visited Isaac’s home. Wolf Goldenthal, my grandfather, the son of Isaac Goldenthal, was put on a ship bound for America, by himself at 15 years old, to escape the pogroms in Europe. The extended Goldenthal family has a duty to do their best to prevent attacks on Jews and on Israel by Europeans or by anyone.

    Remember. Never again.

  6. Julie says:

    Don’t forget to also read my friend’s blog. We worked together at MCI and now she is in Berlin blogging away!

  7. Julie says:

    The Goldenthal Independent Family Society contacts are:

    Adrianne Rothstein
    Henry Levine
    Steven Bank

    Contact them to get the newsletter or to join the society. The 100th anniversary gala is coming up within the next year.

  8. Julie says:

    People currently searching for Dr. Ed Goldenthal can click on the link to:

  9. Julie says:

    Mark turned 50! Happy Birthday, Mark.

  10. Julie says:

    Here’s another link on Orval – the Valley of Gold that the Goldenthal name comes from.

  11. Julie says:

    Here is more about the Valley of Gold that the Goldenthal name comes from:

  12. Losch says:

    wow this is some awsome material you got here. with all the crap on the web today its rare to come across a good blog, but i am definatly satisfied with the material I’ve found here.

  13. Julie says:

    Anyone tried MonaVie Acai Juice? It’s delicious!

    Check out

  14. Julie says:

    Well, I have been trying to make a go of it and blogging my brains out, but I certainly have to give you credit. That was excellently done. I don’t always make such clear points and a lot of blogs I read are poorly written and leave wondering just what were they trying to say.

    I find it so hard to come up with new ideas and rewritting someone else’s work can backfire. Particularly if you don’t know whether they are truly an expert in their field. The longer I work on the internet the more I wonder about most of the content. However, to be fair their are many aurthors in the print media out there that espouse their ideas as fact when they are clearly questionable. It is almost as easy to have a book published as an ebook.

    Anyway, thanks for the great blog.

    Thank you!

  15. Julie says:

    Happy Birthday Jason and Bryan!

  16. Julie says:

    Happy Birthday Wendy and Aunt Ros!

  17. Julie says:

    Happy Passover and Happy Easter to everyone!

  18. julie says:

    Wishing Dad and Rusty a happy anniversary!

  19. Julie says:

    How fascinating. Thanks for stopping by this blog also Allen. If you register on, I would be happy to make you a contributor as well to this site. Take care.


  20. Hi Julie,
    Great to view your new site and hopefully have an opportunity to correspond with members of the family that aren’t found on the Goldenthal My Family site. There’s an interseting story on that site under the heading, Another Christmas Chanukah Story, in which I talk about the origins of the name Goldenthal, which was given what might be referred to as notoriety in the book by Johann Heinrich Zschokke, published in German in 1817 and then again in English in 1833. He writes about the town of Goldenthal, which no longer exists as it was for all intents and purposes wiped off the map and the burgermeister, Oswald von Goldenthal, from whom obtained the name when he became very close to Jacob Kahana who is better known as Jacob Goldenthal subsequently. Zschokke wrote a great story and I hope to incorporate a considerable portion of it into one of my later novels.
    All the Best

  21. Julie says:

    That’s wonderful that you’ve found this site already, Adrian. Thank you for the correction.


  22. adrian lark says:

    Hi Julie-

    I see you have posted our Rack of Lamb recipe. There is an error that should be corrected. The hoisin sauce should not be brushed on until the last 5-7 minutes of cooking to avoid a ‘burnt’ flavor.

    All our best-

    The Lark

  23. Julie says:

    Our cousin in New Zealand, Allen Goldenthal, has published a new book called, “Shadows of the Trinity”. Much of it is a history of our family. You can read more here at: or

  24. Julie says:

    Eric joined the US Army! We all wish him the best, and pray he stays safe. Good luck, Eric!

  25. Julie says:

    Wishing these family members a happy birthday in the months of January and February:

    Faye Marie

    Happy Birthday all of you!! Did I miss anyone?

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