JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen JFRA Israel - Tel Aviv - Wed., 30 November. #general

Schelly Talalay Dardashti

JFRA Israel is pleased to welcome Karen Spiegel
Franklin of New York to a very special evening. The
Israeli genealogical community is invited as well as
all who are interested in American Jewish history. The
program will be in the auditorium and will be in
English, with a computer-aided presentation.

8 p.m. Wednesday, 30 November
Bet Hatefutsoth/Museum of the Diaspora
Tel Aviv University, Ramat Aviv (Tel Aviv)
Klausner Gate

Karen is director of the Leo Baeck Institute's Family
Research department; the Judaica Museum, Hebrew Home
for the Aging (Riverdale, NY), and is co-chair of the
JewishGen Board of Governors.

"Solving the Mystery of the Cane Handle: Utilizing
the Collection of the Jacob Rader Marcus Center
of the American Jewish Archives for Family History

Learn the fascinating story of how Franklin utilized
archival documents and other resources to reconstruct
the Brylawski family history and trace the meaning of
a cane handle purchased at auction for William
Wolf (Washington, DC).
The handle was given in honor of Wolf's ancestor,
Julius A. Brylawski, in 1886 for service to his
synagogue, Anshe Emeth of Philadelphia (dissolved in
Also featured are documents found in connection with
the research, including correspondence with Senator
Barry Goldwater describing gambling debts >from their
19th century mutual ancestors.

JFRA Israel appreciates the generous cooperation of
Bet Hatefutsoth director Ranny Finzi and his staff for
making this evening possible.

JFRA paid members: free; others: NIS 20.

Information: Schelly,

Save this date:

7.30pm, Sunday, 11 December, Herzliya (English)
Dr. Daniel Laby (visiting >from Boston). "The Laby de
Cavelleria family."
A Sephardic family associated with major events in
Jewish, Spanish and world history, including a
just-located document dated 1204.

Best wishes,

Schelly Talalay Dardashti
Tel Aviv
President, JFRA Israel

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