Jewish Genealogical Society- Hamilton & Area
Wednesday, April 26, 2006
7:30 PM to 10:00 PM
Location: Temple Anshe Sholom
215 Cline Avenue North, Hamilton, ON
Every week, people around the world suddenly discover their Jewish roots.
Peter Jassem's lecture will reveal the reasons for the involuntary loss
of Jewish identity after the war and provide examples of reconnecting to
Jewish roots, and the psychological and practical consequences thereof.
Examples, including Peter's own experiences, will illustrate the methods
used to trace one's Jewish roots and how their discovery evolved. Peter's
presentation will also encompass ways of searching for lost relatives,
whether Holocaust survivors or their descendants living under an assumed
or imposed false identity.
Raised as a Christian, Peter Jassem suspected that his roots were
Jewish for some time and was able to confirm this in 1995. During
the following 18 months he located 1500 names of Jewish ancestors
or relatives. He became an active board member of the JGS of Canada
(Toronto) and is now on the board of JRI-Poland, Gesher Galicia and
the Canadian Foundation for Polish Studies. Since 2002 he has served
as president of the Polish-Jewish Heritage Foundation of Canada. He
has written articles for genealogical newsletters, lectured on genealogy
and participated in various projects. He was the program chair of the
22nd IAJGS International Conference on Jewish Genealogy, Toronto, 2002.
Please join us for this presentation "Discovering Jewish Roots of People
raised as Non-Jews". Admission for non - members is $5 which will be
applied when joining in the same membership year.
Hamilton, ON, Canada
LEVITT- Seda, Lithuania to South Africa to Paterson, New Jersey to Hamilton,
Ontario; ZICK - Libau, Latvia to South Africa ADNO/ADLER - Riga, Latvia to
South Africa & Brooklyn, New York to Hamilton, Ontario; GRINKER - Paterson,
New Jersey SZNIFER/SHNIFER/GOLDHAR - Staszow, Poland to Toronto, Ontario & Sao
Paulo, Brazil to Hamilton, Ontario GOLDMAN/ISMOCHOVITZ - Lomza, Poland to London
(Spitalfields), England to Hamilton, Ontario to Buffalo, New York to Hamilton
EISENSTADT/AYZENSTADT - Bobruisk, Russia to Toronto, Ontario to Hamilton, Ontario
YANOVER - Nasielsk, Poland to Hamilton, Ontario & Chicago, Illinois;GROSS - Kielce,
Poland to Toronto & London to Hamilton,Ontario
MODERATOR NOTE: For any future postings please limit the list of surnames being
researched to six lines. This list was allowed as a one time courtesy.