Schelly Talalay Dardashti Speaker on Sephardi and Conversos Research at June 6 JGSCV Meeting #general

Jan Meisels Allen

Meeting: JGS of the Conejo Valley and Ventura County (JGSCV)-- California,

Date: Sunday, June 6, 2010 1:30-3:30 p.m.

Program: Current Trends and Recent Discoveries in Sephardi and Converso/Bnai
Anousim* Research

In addition to discussing the current trends and recent discoveries in
Sephardic Judaism, the program will also include a discussion of the current
state of Hispanics with Jewish roots (Conversos) in several Southwestern
states. Sometimes termed "hidden Jews," these very private and secretive
families rarely talk to researchers.

Speaker: Schelly Talalay Dardashti, is a journalist, a top-10 genealogy
blogger (Tracing the Tribe: The Jewish Genealogy Blog, online genealogy instructor and
international speaker. A native New Yorker now based in Tel Aviv her
personal and professional interests cover Ashkenazi, Sephardi and DNA
genetic genealogy as well as Spain, Iran, Belarus, Lithuania, Ukraine,
Russia and more.

*Converso/Bnai Anousim: Bnai Anousim is the Hebrew term; Converso the
Spanish term for Jews who were forced to convert to Catholicism due to the
Spanish Inquisition in the 15th Century.

The Jewish Genealogical Society of the Conejo Valley and Ventura County is
dedicated to sharing genealogical information, techniques and research tools
with anyone interested in Jewish genealogy and family history.

There will be a schmoozing session starting 15 minutes before the meeting,
facilitated by a senior member of JGSCV --come and talk on your successes
or problems.

Our monthly book report will be given by JGSCV board member and
membership VP Helene Rosen.

Our rotating traveling library will have Categories A and C. To see which
books are listed under which category, please go to our website, and look under traveling library. The books are available
starting 30 minutes before the program to shortly after the program.

The meeting is open to all and there is no charge. The meeting is
co-sponsored with and held at Temple Adat Elohim, Thousand Oaks, CA For
more information including directions to the meeting, see our website for
directions and more information:

Jan Meisels Allen
President, JGSCV

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