The next meeting of the Jewish Genealogy Society of Long Island will be
on Sunday, November 18.
Time: 2:00 PM
Place: Mid-Island Y JCC 45 Manetto Hill Road Plainview, New York
Topic: BRANCHING OUT >from SEPHARAD - SOLVING A CONVERSO MYSTERY
Guest Speaker: Sarina Roffe.
Sarina Roffe, author of "Branching Out >from Sepharad" will outline the
history of Jews in Spain, the 1492 Expulsion, their history in Syria and
their immigration to the Americas. She will discuss the ancestry and
significance of the Kassin rabbinic dynasty, which dates to the 12th
Century and the 50 year leadership of Chief Rabbi Jacob S. Kassin, who
led the Syrian Jewish community in Brooklyn. At the same time, she
solves a Converso mystery. Rabbi Kassin's ancestor arrive in Aleppo in
1540. Sarina solves the mystery of the time gap >from 1492-1540.
Admission is free and all are welcome. Our "Mavens" will be available
at 1:30 PM to take your genealogy questions.