JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Jewish American Heritage Month in the DC Area #general
Marlene Bishow <mlbishow@...>
By Presidential proclamation, May is Jewish American Heritage Month. In
support of the 2014 commemoration, the Jewish Genealogy Society of Greater
Washington, the Jewish Historical Society of Greater Washington,, the Jewish
Community Center of Greater Washington, the National Archives, and the
Library of Congress have planned some great events in our area.
EVENTS COMMEMORATING 'Jewish-American Heritage Month' in the Washington, DC
May 4: JGSGW sponsors author David Laskin, who will speak about his book
'The Family.' 1:30 pm at the JCCGW, Rockville, MD.
May 14: ' A Nation of Immigrants: How They Shaped America,' 7:00 pm.
McGowan Theater, National Archives, Washington, DC
May 18: JGSGW double-header program Professor Sanford V. Sternlicht, Phd
will speak about 'The Immigrant Saga: A Memoir of the Lower East Side &
Early Jewish American Writers' and Robin Meltzer will present an
introduction and crowdsourcing methodology in her role as Associate Producer
for the documentary film: 'Stories >from the Syracuse Jewish Community'
(Jay Lurie Productions). 1:30 pm at B'nai Israel Congregation, Rockville, MD.
May 19: JGSGW and JHSGW will co-sponsor Dr, Sanford Sternlicht, who will
speak about 'The Immigrant Saga: A Memoir of the Lower East Side & Early
Jewish American Writers' 12:00 pm (noon), Library of Congress, African and
Middle Eastern Reading Room (2nd floor, 220), Jefferson Building,
May 22: Robin Meltzer, VP of JGSGW will introduce the documentary film:
'Stories >from the Syracuse Jewish Community' (Jay Lurie Productions). 12:00
pm (noon). Library of Congress, James Madison Memorial Building, (third
floor), Mary Pickford Theater, Washington, DC.
For additional postings of events to commemorate Jewish American Heritage
Month, see http://www.jewishamericanheritagemonth.us/view_events.aspx
If your society or organization is hosting an event, you may post it by
clicking on the link near the top of the page. Events are not limited to
Washington, DC, so host a local commemoration!
If you live in the MD, VA or DC, join us at any of these events.
Jewish Genealogy Society of Greater Washington
and on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/groups/jgsgw