JGASG Philadelphia - Sept. Meeting #general
Date: Sunday, September 22, 2019
Time: 1:30 pm
Place: Congregation Keneseth Israel
8339 Old York Road, Elkins Park, PA 19027
(Corner of Old York Road and Township Line Road)
Speaker: Sarina Roffe
Topic: "Solving a Converso Mystery" - Traces Jews >from Spain to
Syria to the Americas; with information on Chief Rabbi Jacob Kassin and
his lineage >from Spain. Solves the issue of missing years >from 1492 - 1540.
Sarina Roffe is a career journalist and holds a masters in Jewish Studies.
She is the editor of Dorot for JGS of NY, the author of Branching Out from
Sepharad, and has researched numerous genealogies including the Kassin
and Labaton rabbinic dynasties and is considered an expert in Syrian Jewry.
She is a member of the IAJGS board, co-chair of the Brooklyn Jewish
Historical Initiative and founder of the Sephardic Heritage Project. She is
a member of Brooklyn's Syrian Jewish community.
Mentors will also be available >from 1:00 pm until the start of the meeting
to help with your research efforts.
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Member are welcome without charge
Guest fee of $5 can be applied toward membership
Lois Sernoff [JGASGP]