Gesher Galicia SIG #Galicia From Here to Eternity: Jewish Cemetery Research, Preservation and Restoration (NY) #galicia

Linda Cantor <lincan@...>

On Sunday, November 16, 2008, the Lucille Gudis Memorial Fund of the
Jewish Genealogical Society (NY) will present an all-day seminar,
">from Here to Eternity: Jewish Cemetery Research, Preservation and
Restoration." The seminar will take place at the UJA-Federation
located at 130 East 59th Street, NY, >from 9 a.m. to 4:45 p.m.

There is a registration fee for the seminar, which includes the cost
of a kosher buffet lunch.

The registration form for the seminar can be downloaded at

*** Only advanced registration will be accepted!

*** Registration must be received by November 10, 2008!

*** Registration will not be available after that date!

The schedule for the day is as follows:

8:45 - 9:00 Sign in

Session 1 - Joyce Field, JewishGen Vice President, Data Acquisition:
The JewishGen Online Worldwide Burial Registry (JOWBR)

Session 2 - Ada Green, Chair of the JGS (NY) Cemetery Project:
How to Catalog Jewish Cemeteries for the JOWBR


Session 3 - Rabbi Abraham Laber, founder of
Do Stones Speak? - Interpreting Jewish Monuments; Visiting Jewish

Session 4 - Panel on Cemetery Preservation and Restoration:
Chaim Bruder, Heritage Foundation for the Preservation of Jewish
Cemeteries; Steve Lasky, Founder of the Museum of Family History;
Norman Weinberg, Executive Coordinator of Poland Jewish Cemeteries
Restoration Project

Advanced registration for the seminar is required for the three
earlier sessions and for lunch. The panel is an open session for
all JGS members and it will be the November JGS meeting, which will
begin at 2:30.

Linda Cantor
President, JGS (NY)

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