Jewish Genealogical Society of Oregon, March 21st Monthly Meeting #general


Ronald D. Doctor <rondoctor@...>
 

The Jewish Genealogical Society of Oregon (JGSO) invites you, your family, and
friends to our March meeting.

Raising Atlantis: Restoring Jewish Heritage in Poland
A videotape of a presentation by
Yale Reisner

Date: Monday, March 21, 2005
Time: 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm
Place: Neveh Shalom Congregation
2900 Peaceful Lane
Portland, Oregon
(Beaverton-Hillsdale Highway/North on Dosch Rd/Right on Peaceful Lane)

This is a videotape of Yale Reisner's presentation to the Jewish Genealogy Society
of Long Island in May 2004. Yale is Founder and Director of the Ronald S. Lauder
Foundation's Genealogy Project at the Jewish Historical Institute in Warsaw,
Poland. Since 1994, he has assisted individuals and families in finding
information on their family roots. The Lauder Foundation, a non-profit Jewish
educational foundation, is active in 16 central and eastern European countries.
Yale has a degree in Eastern European Jewish Studies. Before moving to Poland, he
was involved with the YIVO Institute in New York and worked with the US National
Archives. He has lectured and published numerous articles on the future of
European Jewry in the US, Canada, France, and Poland. His presentation at the Long
Island JGS was one of several on his recent tour of the US. In these
presentations, Yale recounts tales of current Jewish life in Poland, and the
struggle of Poles and Jews alike to come to grips with their shared history.

This event is Free to JGSO members. Contributions at the door of $2 door are
requested >from non-members to help us defray the meeting cost. Contribution can be
deducted >from new membership if you join that evening.

It is time to renew your annual membership in JGSO. If you have not already done
so, please send your membership dues renewal check to JGSO, PO Box 19736,
Portland, Oregon 97280. Annual dues are $30 for Family Membership, $23 for
Individual Membership, and $10 for Student Membership. If you are not yet a member
of JGSO, won't you consider joining us?

The 170 page third edition of "Getting Started in Jewish Genealogy: A Handbook for
Beginners with Supplementary Information for Advanced Research" will be for sale
at the meeting. It is free to new members with paid membership, $12 to members in
good standing, and $18 to non-members. Also available for sale are copies of "The
JGSO CD-Rom". It is packed with useful information to help you develop your family
history. Cost is $15 for JGSO members and $25 for non-members.

To be placed on JGS of Oregon's e-mail distribution list, send an e-mail message
to rondoctor@earthlink.net. Once you are on the list, you will receive periodic
messages concerning Jewish genealogy. Your name and e-mail address will not be
distributed outside of JGS of Oregon.

For more information about JGSO and its activities, visit the JGSO web site at:
http://www.rootsweb.com/~orjgs <http://www.rootsweb.com/%7Eorjgs>, or call Sandra
Shapiro at 503-694-5646.

The JGSO is affiliated with the International Association of Jewish Genealogical
Societies.
Ronald D. Doctor

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