Jewish Genealogical Society of Illinois Monday evening meeting #general


"A 3-D View of Immigration" will be the topic of a presentation by
artist, author and genealogist Susan Weinberg at 7 p.m. Monday, May 6,
2019, at the Jewish Genealogical Society of Illinois meeting at Temple
Beth-El, 3610 Dundee Road, Northbrook, Ill.

At this meeting, the JGSI genealogy help desk and research library will
operate >from 5:30 to 6:55 p.m. Member volunteers will access online
databases and answer genealogical questions one-on-one for members and
visitors. Books in the JGSI library, which has more than 800 volumes of
interest to Jewish family historians, will be available for perusing.

Susan Weinberg's talk "A 3-D View of Immigration" presents a perspective
on immigration through the lens of laws, documents and family story.
With a focus on the 1900s, she will examine the immigration laws that
affected entry, immigration documents that were created with changes in
the law and stories of Jews of the 1900s who came to America.

In addition to her work in the genealogy community, Weinberg is the
author of "We Spoke Jewish: A Legacy in Story," published by the Jewish
Historical Society of the Upper Midwest. Based on interviews with elders
from Sholom Home in Minnesota, the book contains stories gathered >from
Jews who grew up in early immigrant communities, Holocaust survivors who
came in the 1940s and '50s, and immigrants >from the former Soviet Union
who came in the 1970s through '90s. Her presentation, using video clips
from those interviews, will tell a lively story of Jewish immigration to
the United States and the life of an immigrant juxtaposed with the
documents and laws that framed that experience.

For more information about this JGSI event, see or phone 312-666-0100.

Submitted by:
Martin Fischer
Vice President-Publicity
Jewish Genealogical Society of Illinois

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