The 22nd IAJGS International Conference on Jewish Genealogy #rabbinic


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Gala Banquet Announcements

The 22nd IAJGS International Conference on Jewish Genealogy is pleased
to announce an outstanding programme for its closing Gala Banquet on
Thursday evening, August 8, in the Grand Ballroom of the Sheraton
Centre Hotel.

Entertainment will be provided by performers Beyond the Pale (see
http://www.borealisrecords.com/a_beyond.html, specializing in Klezmer
music, the traditional folk music of eastern-European Jews. The
strictly kosher Banquet will provide a venue for attendees to the
Conference to celebrate the culmination of a great Conference and the
achievements of the world of Jewish genealogy. During the evening the
International Association of Jewish Genealogical Societies will
present its Annual Achievement Awards: the Lifetime Achievement Award
and awards for Outstanding Publication, Outstanding Project and
Outstanding Contribution to Jewish Genealogy.

The highlight of the evening will be the featured guest speaker. The
22nd IAJGS International Conference on Jewish Genealogy is pleased to
feature an address by author, academic, historian, commentator and
community leader – Dr. Irving Abella - an outstanding Canadian and an
international Jewish Personality. Dr. Abella not only teaches history
but he makes history. Dr. Abella will be speaking on “The Tides of
Jewish Immigration – Our Coat of Many Colours”. His comments will
touch on the untold history of the waves of Jewish immigration to
Canada, how it replicates the experience in other “new world”
countries and how that experience affected our ancestors and have made
us what we are today.

Participants will definitely not want to miss the excitement of the
Gala Banquet and outside guests are also welcome. Don’t miss the fun,
the stimulating conversation and the entertainment. If you haven’t
yet registered for the Conference go to the Conference registration
page at http://www.jgstoronto2002.ca/Registration.html and make sure
to choose the Banquet option. If you are already registered for the
Conference or have a friend who would like to attend the Banquet,
simply e-mail the Conference info line at info@... and
indicate your food preference and the number of tickets. Banquet
tickets are CDN $75 ($US $54) per person and must be purchased in
advance of the Conference. Don’t delay! Register now for the Gala
Closing Banquet and join the party.

Jerry Tepperman
Marketing and Public Relations Chair

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