JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Phoenix (Arizona) Jewish Genealogy Group meeting, Sunday, 7 December 2014 #general

Emily Garber

This coming Sunday the Phoenix Jewish Genealogy Group will hold its
December meeting at Congregation Or Tzion, 9096 E. Bahia Drive,
Scottsdale, 1-3 pm.

Bill Adler has agreed to give us a presentation called "Preserve Your
Family Heritage and Leave More than a Headstone."

The Premise: We have passed our genes along to the next generation,
why shouldn't we pass our life stories, their heritage, along as well?

Bill Adler was a child during WWII and matured during the Mid-Century
Modern era of the 1950s. He was born and raised in a small town in
Appalachia. What makes his story somewhat unusual was he was a Jewish
kid learning about life, along with his three younger brothers, in the
hills of West Virginia.

In his book ("Confessions of a Jewish Hillbily"), Bill shared with his
children and grandchildren his first 17 years growing up in West
Virginia. The book contains over 100 personal stories, including
Stories He Never Told His Mother. His stories are probably not unlike
stories of your growing up years. Written in a candid and often
humorous vein, he tells it like it was, at least as he remembers.

Adler proposes to his audience a simple suggestion on how, when they
return home, they can begin preserving their family heritage.

We will follow Bill's talk with a mentoring session.

Emily Garber
Phoenix Jewish Genealogy Group

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