JGS of Greater Philadelphia + So. Jersey Affiliate March Meetings #general
JGS of Greater Philadelphia - March Meetings
Date: Sunday, March 9, 2014
Time: 1:30 PM
Place: Main Line Reform Temple-Beth Elohim ,
410 Montgomery Avenue in Wynnewood, PA 19096
Katka Reszke, is a writer, documentary film maker,
photographer and researcher in Jewish history, culture,
and identity. She is the author of the book which is
the subject of her talk.
Topic: 'Return of the Jew: Discovering Jewish Roots and the Revival
of Jewish Life in Contemporary Poland'
A new, 'unexpected' generation of Jews made an appearance in
Poland following the fall of the communist regime. Once home to the
greatest Jewish community in the world and then site of the biggest
tragedy in Jewish history, today Poland is experiencing what some
have called a 'renaissance of Jewish culture'. Simultaneously, more
and more Poles are discovering their Jewish roots and beginning to
seek forms of Jewish affiliation. Drawing >from personal experience
and >from her research, Katka Reszke discusses some of the complexities
involved in discovering Jewish roots in today's Poland and of being or
perhaps becoming Jewish in unique and compelling circumstances.
Mentors will be available >from 12:30-1 PM to help with your research
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Please note that JGSGP has a Speaker's Bureau which is available
to local groups on the various subjects concerning genealogy.
Meeting: Jewish Genealogical Society of Greater Philadelphia (JGSGP), South
Date: Thursday, March 6, 2014 at 7: 30 PM
Place: Adeth Emanu-el, 205 Elbo Lane, Mt. Laurel, NJ, 08054
Subject: Genealogical Resources at the New Jersey State Archives, post 1850
Speaker: Mrs. Bette M. Epstein, Supervising Archivist and Head of Reference
New Jersey State Archives.
Mrs. Epstein will give a PowerPoint presentation, discussing the various
records held by the New Jersey State Archives useful for genealogical
research, using "Jewish" examples. She will cover,
but not be limited to State Vital Records, Wills, Naturalization Records,
Deeds, Census Records, and Military Records.
Please contact Bernard Cedar at bernardcedar@... for further
information about So. Jersey Affiliate
Lois Sernoff [JGS GreaterPhiladelphia]