JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen JGS GREATER MIAMI NOVEMBER 1, 2009 MEETING #general

Joan Parker <joanparker@...>

JGS of Greater Miami will be meeting on Sunday November 1, 2009 10:00am at the
Greater Miami Jewish Federation 4200 Biscayne Boulevard, Miami, FL
Tel: 305-576-4000 for directions Light refreshments
Free Secure Parking on site. (Have ID with you)

NOTE: Extra security on entering. Gate is now permanently closed and there is a
yellow security box on the left side. Press pound 001 which will connect you to
Security. Announce you are for the JGS meeting, then the gate will slide open and
close behind you.

We are so excited to be able to present Mr. Aaron Bernstein, Southern Director of
the American Society for Yad Vashem. His office is located here in the Aventura
section of Miami, FL. An added bonus is that Toby Leven, a member of our JGS was
assisted by Mr. Bernstein to locate a missing cousin in Israel and will share this
heartwarming story.

Briefly in her words: For years, my brothers and I tried to find out what happened
to my father's family in Europe during the Holocaust. We joined the JGS and they
helped identify the town they came from. That was the first and most important
step. We tried many websites for years, but in September I went to the Yad Vashem
website and typed in the name of my father and the town. Thankfully, a page of
testimony had been submitted by the only survivor of the family. I now had the name
and address of my cousin in Israel. I learned there was a local Yad Vashem office
in Aventura and Aaron Bernstein made the first contact. When I spoke to my cousin,
Shalom Rosenblatt, I told him my brothers and I were coming to Israel to meet him.
We had a marvelous reunion October 1, 2009.

Join us to hear this exciting and heart warming first-hand account of how Mr.
Bernstein helped Toby and Toby's account of the reunion. Come and enjoy the morning
of genealogy with your fellow researchers. This should be a very informative
session. 9:30 AM - Early Bird gab and catch-up time. Guests are always welcome. We
look forward to seeing you there to share this with us.

Joan Parker, President
JGS of Greater Miami, Inc.
Poland/Russia; Bronx and Brooklyn, NY; Galveston, TX. PINKUS, WINOGRAD,
ROSEN-Brest, Litovsk; Grodno, Russia; Bronx and Brooklyn, NY. WEISS-Brooklyn, NY;
Belarus; Bronx, NY, Miami and Miami Beach, FL.

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