JGS Greater Miami September 13, 2009 Daniel Shoer-Roth Guest Speaker #general

Joan Parker <joanparker@...>

JGS of Greater Miami will be meeting on
Sunday September 13, 2009 10:00am at the
Greater Miami Jewish Federation
4200 Biscayne Boulevard, Miami, FL
Tel: 305-576-4000 for directions
Free Secure Parking on site. Light refreshments served.
(Have ID with you)

Hello Genners,

We are delighted that Daniel Shoer-Roth, a metro reporter and columnist for
El Nuevo Herald (whose work also appears in the English-language Miami
Herald), will be the guest speaker at the JGS of Greater Miami meeting
Sunday, September 13.

Shoer-Roth grew up in Venezuela. He was close to and spent a lot of time
with his grandfather, but he never knew much about the life of his ancestors
in Poland before and during World War II. As is the case with many of that
generation, Elias Roth didn't talk much about it.

In his quest to learn more, Daniel traveled to Poland and did extensive
genealogical research, starting in the records area of the Nowy Sacz city
hall, talking with an 88-year-old one-time resident and finally visiting the
Jewish Historical Institute in Warsaw.

He told his story in a July 19 article in the Miami Herald (and, in Spanish,
in El Nuevo Herald). On September 13, he'll talk more about his genealogical
quest and will expand on the original story.

Guests are always welcome. Every one receives a free Jewish calendar while
supplies last.

Wishing all a "L' Shona Tova"

Joan Parker, President
JGS of Greater Miami, Inc.
Poland/Russia; Bronx and Brooklyn, NY; Galveston, TX.
PINKUS/PINCUS, WINOGRAD, ROSEN-Brest, (Litovsk) Belarus; Grodno, Russia;
Bronx and Brooklyn, NY. WEISS-Brooklyn, NY; NEIBERG-Brooklyn, NY;
Bronx, NY, Miami and Miami Beach, FL.

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