May 17: program on Polish roots journey at the Center for Jewish History in New York #poland
Please join us for the following program, presented by the Center for
Jewish History, Ackman & Ziff Family Genealogy Institute, and YIVO
Institute for Jewish Research.
First Person: Jewish Stories, Jewish Lives: Searching for Jewish
Heritage with Joseph Berger
Date: May 17, 6:30 PM
Place: Center for Jewish History, 15 West 16th Street, New York, NY 10011
Description: After his parents died, Joseph Berger and his sister went back
to Poland and visited their parents' childhood homes for the first time.
What they discovered on their "roots journey" was both emotional and
Mr. Berger, a former New York Times reporter, and the author of the
acclaimed memoir, Displaced Persons: Growing up American after the
Holocaust, will share stories and photos >from his fascinating journey
and offer tips for successful family searches abroad. Reflecting on
the current political climate in Poland and how it might impact a
similar journey today, he will be joined by Jonathan Ornstein,
Executive Director of the JCC in Krakow, and Helise Lieberman,
Director of the Taube Center for the Renewal of Jewish Life in Poland.
Tickets: $15 general; $10 CJH/partner members, seniors; $5 students;
purchase online at https://www.smarttix.com/Event/sea454
Moriah Amit, New York