March meeting JGSGB (Boston) #general
Thomas F. Weiss
Jewish Genealogical Society of Greater Boston (JGSGB)
How To Plan A Family Reunion
Jay Sage & Judy Izenberg
Sunday, March 19, 2006
Gann Academy, Waltham
Judy Izenberg and Jay Sage, two members of JGSGB, will share their experiences
in planning family reunions. After carrying out the research to identify and
locate family members, it is a great joy to meet them face to face. If you've
never planned a reunion, it can seem like a daunting task, but if you plan
ahead, it can be a wonderful experience both for you and for your relatives. The
speakers will cover both the general principles of running a reunion and also
some of the details, such as designing name tags and producing wall-size family
Izenberg, who is currently a co-president of the JGSGB, has been doing research
since 2000 and helped a friend plan a reunion in 2002. Sage, a past co-president
of JGSGB, has been doing research since 1996 and organized the genealogical part
of a family reunion held in August 2000.
Directions to Gann Academy: Take Route 128/95 to Exit 28 east. Follow Trapelo
Road 2.3 mi. east (toward Belmont) and turn right onto Forest Street. The
entrance to Gann Academy is 0.4 mi. further down the road on the left. >from the
east, take Trapelo Road to Forest St., which is the 3rd street on the left past
the National Archives. For maps and detailed directions, visit our web page at
Admission is free for members, $5 for non-members.
Refreshments will be served.
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