Israel Beilin

Managing Real Estate Broker with Fathom Realty PB00068179

Israel Beilin was born in the Russian Empire back in 1888 to Moses and Lena.  In 1893, the family arrived at Ellis Island.  The family settled in a three-room tenement on Cherry Street.  His father worked in a kosher meant market.  He quit school when he was eight, helping to support his family becoming a newspaper boy.

Working the Bowery, he was exposed to the music and sounds coming from the saloons, at times he would sing some of the songs he had heard.  He joined with others who went to saloons on the Bowery and sang to customers. He tried his skill on writing a son, which earned him 37 cents in royalties.  He rose as a songwriter in Tin Pan Alley and Broadway.  He continued to write songs which earned his praises. 

While you may not know Israel Beilin, you surely have heard of his stage name Irving Berlin?  He took that name from a mistake from one of his songs “Marie From Sunny Italy.”  Where is published that song including the spelling of his name as “I. Berlin.  His most famous songs were “Alexander’s Ragtime Band, Puttin on the Ritz, Easter Parade, White Christmas, and There’s No Business Like Show Business”, to name a few.

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Donald Urschalitz
Lubeck Realty Group - Jupiter, FL
P.A. Realtor ABR RSPS North Palm Beach County

Such a great talent and yes I know the songs that he composed. Enjoy the day and stay safe.

Nov 01, 2020 04:26 AM #2
Brian England
Vacasa - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

Perhaps like him, I should change my name to Brain since people usually write that instead of Brian when addressing me, haha.

Nov 01, 2020 04:31 AM #3
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Hello James - while reading your post, I luckily(and relatively quickly) arranged his connection to his  more commonly known name.  

Nov 01, 2020 04:53 AM #4
Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor

Good morning, James... I had a sneaky feeling that you might be talking about Irving Berlin, but wasn't sure until I got to the end of your post. His music will never be forgotten.

Nov 01, 2020 05:00 AM #5
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co. Notary Services, retired Realtor

This was an easy one for me today James Dray . Between this and Wayne Martin 's trivia today I'm feeling pretty lucky.

Nov 01, 2020 05:10 AM #6
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Good morning James Dray - he was one of the great song writers of Tin Pan Alley.

Nov 01, 2020 05:11 AM #7
Nick Vandekar, 610-203-4543
Long & Foster Real Estate Inc 610-225-7400 - Devon, PA
Tredyffrin Easttown Realtor, Philly Main Line

James Dray when we get to the US I will have to feature I Berlin's music, some great songs you mention.

Nov 01, 2020 05:22 AM #8
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


I knew the name and the songs today.  One of our friend's mother was a dear friend of his, and we heard lovely stories.  A

Nov 01, 2020 06:47 AM #9
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
Fathom Realty Washington LLC - Tacoma, WA
South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker!

When I read your title I thought Isreal might have been a brother, now I know the rest of the story 

Happy Yesvember James Dray 

Nov 01, 2020 06:56 AM #10
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Realty - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

Hi James Dray - This one was easy to guess correctly. Thank you!  Happy November!

Nov 01, 2020 07:14 AM #11
Jeffrey DiMuria 321.223.6253 Waves Realty
Waves Realty - Melbourne, FL
Florida Space Coast Homes

One of the all time great song writers. Of course the best version of Putting on the Ritz was in Young Frankenstein. (IMHO)

Nov 01, 2020 07:41 AM #12
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

Good morning, James Dray 

Irving Berlin - IMDb

I loved the song "alexander's ragtime band".... 

Nov 01, 2020 07:42 AM #13
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Thank you very much, James, for sharing this story.

I hope you are enjoying the weekend.

Nov 01, 2020 08:00 AM #14
Rocky Dickerson
Realty One Group - Las Vegas, NV
Superior Service!

Thank you for sharing Mr. Berlin's story with us. What a fascinating tale.

Nov 01, 2020 09:30 AM #15
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Hi James- now we know the rest of the story!!!  Very familiar with his music. 

Nov 01, 2020 11:06 AM #16
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

I was pretty sure I knew who this was and wondered about the name change. Who isn't familiar with most, if not all, of these songs.

Nov 01, 2020 03:04 PM #17
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams Fox Cities - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Hi James,  Thank you for sharing this story of Israel Beilin, s very talented man.

Nov 01, 2020 09:41 PM #18
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

James I had no idea loved this post and who did not love Irving Berlin:))Endre

Nov 01, 2020 10:26 PM #19
Dörte Engel
RE/MAX Leading Edge - Bowie, MD
ABC - Annapolis, Bowie, Crofton & rest of Maryland

Dear James,

The master of story songs! A testament to the adage that it is not how little you have, but what you make of it that counts.

Nov 30, 2020 07:07 AM #20
Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe

He lived past 101 years of age. He enjoyed what he did and made a living out of it.

Nov 30, 2020 08:42 AM #21
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