Gesher Galicia SIG #Galicia JGSLA: "From Shtetl to City: Jewish Heritage Travel in Eastern Europe" this Sunday #galicia
Please join the Jewish Genealogical Society of Los Angeles for a
virtual shtetl adventure this Sunday:
June 14, 2015 2:00 PM
">from Shtetl to City: Jewish Heritage Travel in Eastern Europe"
Speaker: Ruth Ellen Gruber
American Jewish University
5600 Mulholland Dr.
Los Angeles, CA 90077
The award-winning American writer Ruth Ellen Gruber has chronicled
contemporary Jewish developments in Europe for more than two
decades. In this presentation she'll offer an illustrated virtual tour of
far-flung synagogues, shtetls, Jewish cemeteries, and other Jewish
heritage sites in a variety of countries. She describes personal
experiences and discusses the many changes she has witnessed in
more than 20 years of her exploration of Jewish heritage in the
region known as Europe's Jewish heartland.
Ruth Ellen Gruber is a journalist, author, editor and researcher. She
coined the term "virtually Jewish" to describe the way the so-called
"Jewish space" in Europe is often filled by non-Jews. She authored the
National Geographic Jewish Heritage Travel: A Guide to Eastern
Europe and is the coordinator of the web site
www.jewish-heritage-europe.eu, an online resource for Jewish
heritage issues in 48 European countries, sponsored by the
Rothschild Foundation (Hanadiv) Europe.
JGSLA members free, guests $5.00. The traveling library will be
available starting at 1:30PM.
More information on our website: http://www.jgsla.org
Program Chair, JGSLA