JGS NY Meeting January 29 #general

Harriet Mayer

Jewish Genealogical Society Meeting
Sunday, January 29 at 1:30 PM
at the Center for Jewish History, 15 West 16th, New York NY

Program: Jewish Cemeteries-Preserving a Critical Genealogical Resource
Speakers: Lewis Polishook, Jamie Cotel

As we know,cemeteries and gravestones are an important resource for
genealogical research. Our speakers will discuss the sometimes
complicated issues surrounding cemetery regulation, oversight and
maintenance, >from both a governmental and community perspective,
and answer our questions regarding the preservation and management of
gravestones and burial society plots.

Lewis Polishook is the Director of the NY State Division of Cemeteries,
which works with cemetery officials on a wide range of issues including
the sale of lots, service fee, and the acquisition of lands. There are
some 1800 cemeteries and crematories under its jurisdiction.

Jamie Cotel is the Executive Director of the Community Alliance for
Jewish-Affiliated Cemeteries (CAJAC) in New York,NY and White Plains,
NY. CAJAC strives to create permanent solutions for ensuring cemeteries'
long-term sustainability, through a collaboration of volunteers,
community leaders and local agencies, and represents the organized
Jewish community's efforts to preserve and rehabilitate at-risk

Free for members; guests welcome, $5 at the door.

The Ackman & Ziff Genealogy Institute at CJH will be open >from 11 am
to 4 pm.

More information is available at our website: www.jgsny.org and on our
Facebook page.

Submitted by
Harriet Mayer
JGS NY VP Communications
New York NY

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