Rabbi Naphtali Burnstein to address JGS Cleveland on Reading Jewish Tombstones #general

Sylvia Abrams <sylvia.abrams@...>

Rabbi Naphtali Burnstein, Rabbi of Young Israel of Greater Cleveland,
is the featured speaker at the Wednesday, September 7th meeting of the
Jewish Genealogy Society of Cleveland. Rabbi Burnstein will share How
to Read Jewish Tombstones. Jewish grave markers vary in size and
style; they are often a key to discover a family's history. Rabbi
Burnstein will discuss how to decipher symbols, Hebrew names, dates,
abbreviations, and quotations. He will tell ways families use the
information on grave stones to uncover lost histories.

Rabbi Naphtali Burnstein has been the Rabbi of Young Israel of
Greater Cleveland for the last 24 years. Prior to coming to
Cleveland, Rabbi Burnstein served as Rabbi of Young Israel of Greater
Buffalo for 6 years. His first rabbinic position was as the Assistant
Rabbi to Rabbi Moshe Heinemann of Agudas Yisroel of Baltimore.

Rabbi Burnstein, a native of Washington, D.C., received
his Semicha >from Yeshivas Ner Yisroel of Baltimore. In addition, he
has a Master's Degree in Talmudic Law >from Ner Yisroel, and a Master's
Degree in Computers >from John Hopkins University Whiting School of

The Jewish Genealogy Society of Cleveland meets on the first Wednesday
evening of the month starting at 7:30 PM in the Miller Board Room at
Menorah Park, 27100 Cedar Road, Beachwood. Board members are
available >from 7:00 PM to assist with individual research questions.
Guests are welcome. RSVP to Programming@ClevelandJGS.org

Sylvia F. Abrams
1st Vice President - Programming
Jewish Genealogy Society of Cleveland

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