German SIG #Germany Author of German-Jewish book 'Jumping Over Shadows' to speak at March 11 Jewish Genealogical Society of Illinois meeting #germany

Martin Fischer

"Filling in the Blanks on My [German] Jewish Family History", is the topic
of a talk planned by author and blogger Annette Gendler for the Sunday,
March 11, 2018, meeting of the Jewish Genealogical Society of Illinois.
Her presentation will begin at 2 p.m. at Temple Beth-El, 3610 Dundee
Road, Northbrook, Ill.

Registration, networking, and the JGSI research library and genealogy help
desk will open at 12:30 p.m. For more information, see or phone 312-666-0100.

Annette Gendler is a writer, photographer and blogger. She writes literary
nonfiction and focuses on photography of place. In 2014-15, she served as
writer-in-residence at the Hemingway Birthplace Home in Oak Park, Ill.
Her website is at

Her memoir, Jumping Over Shadows,, the story of a German-Jewish love
that overcame the baggage of the past, published by She Writes Press,
will be sold at the March 11 JGSI meeting.

Gendler has been giving talks at Chicagoland synagogues on Becoming
a Jew in Post-WWII Germany, and also has been giving a series of
workshops on Shaping Family History into Compelling Stories, at
the American Writers Museum as well as at WriteSpace Jerusalem.
She has been teaching memoir writing at StoryStudio Chicago
for ten years, and in her day job she does communications work
for Akiba-Schechter Jewish Day School.

At each regular JGSI monthly meeting, a genealogy help desk, will
operate >from 12:30 to 2 p.m. Member volunteers will access online
databases and answer genealogical questions one-on-one for members
and visitors as time allows.

The JGSI library has more than 800 volumes of interest to Jewish
family historians. Many are available for borrowing by JGSI
members for a limited time. All are available for perusing
>from 12:30 to 2 p.m. at each regular monthly meeting.

Martin Fischer, Vice President-Publicity,
Jewish Genealogical Society of Illinois

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