JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Ron Arons to Speak at December 4 JGSCV meeting #general

jan meisels allen <janmallen@...>

The JGS of the Conejo Valley and Ventura County (JGSCV) will meet on
December 4, 2005 >from 2:00-4:00 p.m.. Our speaker is Ron Arons, an
accomplished genealogist and nationally-known speaker who will present
"Putting Flesh on the Bones". Ron will present an entertaining, humorous
yet educational discussion. Genealogy is more than simply looking for
ancestor's names, locations and dates of events. Its about understanding the
lives of people and why they acted the way they did. Using a myriad of
documents, Ron takes one "rogue" relative, a rabbi who caused chaos in six
British towns, and by taking the time to understand the "why" and the
motivations behind his ancestor's behavior, builds upon the answers to the
typical questions of "who", "when" or "where". The presentation will give
examples and guidelines on how to incorporate this unique genealogical
approach of exploring one individual in great detail --"putting flesh on the

Ron Arons has traced his roots to England, Poland, Romania, the Ukraine,
Belarus, and Lithuania. He has given presentations at four of the last five
IAJGS annual conferences as well as to local JGSs across the country and has
also published articles in Avotaynu. His current focus of research concerns
both famous and lesser-known Jewish criminals. Currently in the process
writing a book The Jews of Sing-Sing, Ron recently won a research grant from
the New York State Archives in Albany. Arons earned degrees >from Princeton
and the University of Chicago. Ron is also a charter member of the JGSCV!

We are having an early Chanukah party at our December 4 meeting- everyone
will get a genealogically relevant gift and members will be eligible for
great genealogical door prizes. Come and attend the meeting, and join the

The meeting is scheduled for December 4, 2005 form 2:00-4:00 pm at Temple
Adat Elohim in the Social Hall. The meeting is co-sponsored with Temple
Adat Elohim .

Location: Temple Adat Elohim, Social Hall 2420 E. Hillcrest Drive,
Thousand Oaks


from the east: 101 Freeway going west/north to Hampshire Blvd. Turn left to
East Thousand Oaks Blvd, turn right (north) on Skyline Drive, turn left on
E. Hillcrest drive go 0.3 miles - Temple is on the left.

from the west:
Take 101 Freeway going east/south - exit Rancho Road in Thousand Oaks, go
left or north (across Thousand Oaks Blvd) to E. Hillcrest Drive turn right
on E. Hillcrest go about 1.3 miles (just east of Conejo School Road) Temple
is on the right.

There are approximately 75 parking spots within the complex. There is no
parking on Hillcrest Drive. You may park in the complex or on any of the
side streets.

There is no fee to attend the program, and anyone interested in Jewish
genealogy is welcome to attend.

For more information on the JGSCV or about the program, please contact Jan
Meisels Allen at

Jan Meisels Allen
Interim President, JGSCV
Agoura Hills, CA

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