JGS - Hamilton (Ontario, Canada) & Area - Wed, April 26 Meeting #poland #lodz


Ina Levitt-Yanover
 

Offered by
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.

Ina Levitt-Yanover
Hamilton, ON, Canada
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Researching:
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

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