Second Annual One Day IGS Seminar in Jewish Genealogy - 20 Nov 2006 #latvia
Martha LEV-ZION <martha@...>
Many of you have written to ask about our second annual Israel
Genealogical Society [IGS] one day seminar so I am delighted to tell
you that registration for this year's seminar is now open. We have
arranged a very interesting program for you, which will run >from
09:30 to 17:30. [You can pick up your registration materials >from 08:30]
We chose this year to explore Jews in the military, emphasizing, as
always, location of sources. Lectures range >from the Jewish military
experience in Turkey, Eretz Israel, Algeria, Europe [using resources
at Yad Vashem], and the Red Army to Britain and the United States.
This is a singular occasion to finally answer those frequent
questions that pop up regularly on Jewishgen and other Jewish
discussion groups concerning our families and their experience with
The one day seminar will take place at Beit Wolyn in Givatayim, on
Monday, 20 November 2006. Lectures will be in Hebrew and in English.
You can download the registration form at our IGS website, where you
can also see the proposed program and get directions to Beit Wolyn.
We intend to have a special treat for you with an additional lunch
session of "Ask the Experts" in the following areas: Lithuania,
Latvia, Germany, Eretz Israel, Hungary, Poland, Sephardic, Rabbinical
genealogy and the Shoah.
Last year, due to limited space, we had to turn people away at the
door. This year as well, the number of seats is limited. Please do
yourself a favour and register early if you want to be assured of
entry. We cannot admit more people than the fire department allows,
so registration is on a first come first served basis. Early
registration ends on 3 November.
I don't believe there has ever been an entire seminar devoted to
global Jewish experiences in the military, so this unique opportunity
should not be missed! We look forward to your joining us for this
Martha Levinson Lev-Zion
for the Organizing Committee
Israel Genealogical Society