JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen JGSGW-Washington DC - December 11 Meeting #general

Marlene Bishow

On Sunday, December 11, 2005,
the Jewish Genealogy Society of Greater Washington (DC)
will have a 3-part program
at B'nai Israel Congregation in Rockville, MD.

Workshop-----Discussion Group-----Movie & Panel


Beginner's Workshop (11:00 AM - 1:00 PM)

President Sharlene Kranz is the instructor for this workshop for members
only.* Learn the basics about starting your research or "kicking it up a
notch," as Sharlene walks you through the techniques and resources. Bring
your questions and be prepared to really get into the How and Where of
Jewish genealogy.A $12 fee is charged for a copy of "Capital Collections", a
comprehensive resource guide to doing genealogical research in the
Washington, DC-Baltimore area.

Reservations Required.
Contact Ben Fassberg at BenjaminF@...
*Non Members may join on the day of the workshop.
Discussion Group:

" Questions You Have Not Had a Chance to Ask" Discussion Group(11:00 AM -
1:00 PM)

An informal forum for seeking assistance >from fellow genealogists regarding
"brick walls," research techniques, resources and generally anything you
want to ask about or talk about. Members with all levels of expertise are
encouraged to attend.
Discussion Leader: Marlene Bishow
Movie & Panel:

Sunday Afternoon at the Movies (2:00 PM - 4:00 PM)

"Hollywoodism: Jews, Movies, and the American Dream"

This movie is based on the acclaimed book of the same name written by Neal
Gabler. The men who created Hollywood, men like Adolph Zucker (Paramount
founder), Carl Loemmle (Columbia founder), and Louis B. Mayer (MGM founder)
had a lot in common. They were all born or grew up within 500 miles of one
another, all renounced their Jewish faith and ties, and all helped create
Hollywood as it is today. This film discusses the effect on how major
American films in Hollywood were influenced by the Eastern European Jewish
culture that most of the major movie moguls who controlled the studios

A lively panel discussion led by Eli Savada will follow. Ben Okner and Jeff
Miller will join him.

Coming on January 8, 2006.....

Dr. Sallyann Amdur Sack
"The Ultimate Holocaust Project"

Sallyann Sack is the Editor of Avotaynu and winner of the IAJGS Lifetime
Achievement Award. She is a founding member of our society and
past-president of JGSGW. She will present a program regarding a new project
which she is chairing. The concept is to use the Yad Vashem database to
create family trees and use these to create virtual memorials to the
destroyed cities and shtetls of eastern Europe.

Marlene Bishow
VP - Programs

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