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