April 27: Jewish Outposts: Jews in Alaska and Adventures You Might Enjoy #general
San Francisco Bay Area JGS Meeting
Monday, April 27, 2009
Congregation Beth Am Room 5/6
26790 Arastradero Road
Los Altos Hills, CA 94022
Doors open 7:00 p.m., program begins 7:30 p.m.
Topic: Jewish Outposts: Jews in Alaska and Adventures You Might Enjoy*
Speakers: Jerry Delson and Janet Mohr
Starting in 1995, Jerry took advantage of regular business trips to
Alaska to pursue his interest in genealogy wherever he might be. In
Anchorage, he attended conferences of the Anchorage Genealogical
Society and presented genealogy workshops for Congregation Beth
Sholom. He has enjoyed contacts with Jews in Sitka and in Fairbanks
and will describe Fairbanks=92 star attraction, the Summer Arts
Festival. For the first time, this summer the festival will offer a
course in Jewish choral music.
In 1952, Janet Mohr was starting high school when her family moved to
Anchorage. She learned about growing up Jewish in Alaska, and her
parents, originally >from Vienna, took an active role in Anchorage=92s
cultural life. Graduate studies at Stanford brought Janet to the Bay
Area, but she continues to have close ties with her friends in
Attendance is free. All are welcome to attend.
*Note: Previously scheduled program has been changed.
Janice Sellers, Publicity Director
San Francisco Bay Area JGS