Speaker: Rena Rotenberg
Title: "My Husband's Story: A Jewish Child Growing Up in Tientsin,
China, 1939 - 1948"
Date and Time: Sunday, November 22, 2015, 1:30 p.m.
Location: Hadassah meeting room, 3723 Old Court Rd (Dumbarton Offices
entrance), Pikesville, MD
Please join the Jewish Genealogy Society of Maryland on Sunday,
November 22, to hear a member of our group, Rena Rotenberg, present a
fascinating program, titled "My Husband's Story: A Jewish Child
Growing Up in Tientsin, China, 1939-1948." Wolfgang Rotenberg was born
in Jauer, Germany. In 1939, when he was 8 years old, his family fled
to China to escape Nazi persecution. The family lived in Tientsin,
China, until 1948, when they moved to Baltimore.
Rena Rotenberg, a Jewish early childhood educator, has served the
community as a teacher, director, and consultant. She has taught early
childhood education courses at Baltimore Hebrew College, Stevenson
University, BCCC, and CCBC. In addition, she has written curriculum
material for Jewish preschools and primary schools and is a co-author
of two early childhood teaching guides: Lively Legends, Jewish Values
and Torah Talk. As a childbirth educator at Baltimore's Center for
Jewish Education, she started a program called "In the Beginning: A
Jewish Lamaze Experience" (later renamed as "Shalom Baby" and "Lamazal
Tov"). Rena was educated at Brooklyn College and Hunter College and
earned an M.A. degree >from Baltimore Hebrew College.
The program is free for paid members and $5 for non-members (applied
to membership fee when a visitor joins JGSMD) after their first
meeting. Refreshments will be available. Please check our web site at
www.jgsmd.org for late updates and for the time, location, and program
of future meetings.
JGSMD Public Relations