JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen JGS of Long Island Meeting #general
The Jewish Genealogy Society of Long Island invites you to join us at our
Sunday, April 26, meeting.
Time: 2:00 PM
Place: Mid-Island Y JCC 45 Manetto Hill Road Plainview, New York
_www.miyjcc.org_ (http://www.miyjcc.org) .
Topic: "How Did Jews get to Europe?"
Speaker: Avraham Groll, Director of Business Operations for JewishGen.
With the decline of Babylonian Jewry in the ninth and tenth centuries, Jews
immigrated to Europe in large numbers. Yet there is evidence of a Jewish
presence in Europe more than 1,000 years earlier. This presentation will
focus on early Jewish settlement in Spain, Germany, France and Italy, using
maps, pictures and documents. It will explore why Jews chose or were
forced to live in these countries where they settled and under what conditions
they lived. The migration patterns of Jews in even earlier
periods, including the division of Israel into two kingdoms, the beginnings of the Jewish
Diaspora, the destruction of the Second Temple in the year 70 CE, and the
transfer of the center of Jewish life to Babylon.
Admission is free and all are welcome.
Our "Mavens" are available at 1:30 PM to take your genealogy questions