Meeting of JGSGB (Boston) #general

Thomas F. Weiss

Jewish Genealogical Society of Greater Boston


The History of the Jewish Community
in the Merrimack Valley

Louise Sandberg


How Strange It Seems: An Oral History of
Jewish Cultural Life in Small Town New England

Michael Hoberman

Sunday, December 3, 2006
1:30-4:30 PM
Temple Emanuel, Newton Centre

Our December program will feature two speakers on early
Jewish communities in New England. Louise Sandberg will talk
about Jewish Communities in the Merrimack Valley. Michael
Hoberman's presentation will highlight findings of his
research about how the Jewish heritage in rural New England
has been both unique and similar to Jewish experience in
other regions of the United States. He will illustrate these
findings with examples drawn >from 60 oral history interviews
he conducted in Jewish communities in Maine, New Hampshire,
Vermont, and western Massachusetts and Connecticut.

Hoberman is an assistant professor of English and folklore
at Fitchburg State College. He also is the author of Yankee
Moderns: Folk Regional Identity in the Sawmill Valley of
Western Massachusetts, 1890-1920. Sandberg, who is in charge
of the Special Collections at the Lawrence Public Library,
wrote Lawrence in the Gilded Age, part of the Image of
America series.

Temple Emanuel is at 385 Ward St., Newton Centre. For maps
and detailed directions, visit our web page at

Admission is free for members, $5 for non-members.
Refreshments will be served.

Upcoming programs:

January 7, 2007
Film My Grandfather's House at the Needham library

February 4, 2007
Antony Polonsky, "The History of Relations Among Jews,
Poles, and Ukrainians"

Thomas Fischer Weiss
Newton, MA

FRENKEL (Buchach, Vienna); BUCHHALTER (Skalat); ENGEL (Vienna);
FISCHER (Hriskov, Schlan, Prague); FRAENKEL, FRUCHTER (Rozhnyatov,
Vienna); KATZ (Schlan); KLEPETAR (Jistebnice); MEISELS (Nadworna,
Vienna); OLLOP (Vienna); ORLIK (Pohor, Jistebnice, Benesov, Tabor);
QUADRATSTEIN (Vienna, Saarbrucken); VODICKA (Dobronitz, Jistebnice,
Benesov, Tabor)

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