JGSGM May 6 meeting "DNA Comparisons Between Jewish Groups and With Non-Jewish Groups" #general
Jewish Genealogical Society of Greater Miami
Sunday, May 6, 2007 - 10:00 AM
Abe Lavender, Ph.D.
"DNA Comparisons Between Jewish Groups and With Non-Jewish Groups"
How closely related are Ashkenazim and Sephardim, and other Jewish groups?
Who are the closest non-Jewish relatives of Jews? Is it Eastern Europeans,
Western Europeans, or Middle Easterners such as Palestinians? What is the
famous Cohen gene, and is it a valid measure of Jewish heritage? Dr. Abe
Lavender will discuss these and other aspects of Jewish genetics, and
discuss the extent to which DNA can be used for Jewish genealogical
Dr. Abe Lavender is Professor of Sociology and Sephardic Studies at Florida
International University. He is the author of six books and over fifty
articles. He is president of the Society for Crypto Judaic Studies, and the
Miami Beach Historical Association.
The meeting will take place at the Greater Miami Jewish Federation, 4200
Biscayne Blvd., Miami, FL 33137, Phone: (305) 576-4000. Please bring picture
ID. Parking entrance is at rear of building on Federal Highway. For more
information, please contact Caryl Chassman 305-253-1207.
Bette Stoop Mas