JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen The JGS of Greater Boston presents "Everyday Jewish Life in Tsarist Russia" Feb 5 #general

Ellie Goldberg

February 5 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm at Temple Emanuel, 385 Ward Street
Newton Centre, MA 02459. Admission is free for members and their
friends, $5 for non-members. Refreshments will be served.

JGSGB's February speaker is Brandeis professor and author, ChaeRan
Freeze who will talk about her latest book, Everyday Jewish Life in
Imperial Russia.

Freeze's book makes accessible - the first time in
English - declassified archival documents >from the former Soviet
Union, rabbinic sources, as well as previously untranslated memoirs. They
provide a new perspective on the history of the Jews of Russia from
the beginning of the nineteenth century to World War I.

These sources focus on religion, family, health, sexuality, work, and
politics, providing an intimate portrait of the rich diversity of
Jewish life and their confrontation with modernity.

Freeze is an Associate Professor in the Department of Near Eastern and
Judaic Studies at Brandeis University. Her research focuses on the
history and culture of the Jews in Russia, Jewish family history, and
women's and gender studies. Her first book was Jewish Marriage and
Divorce in Imperial Russia, which examined the impact of modernization
on Jewish family practices and patterns in Imperial Russia. Copies of
Freeze's books will be available for sale.

Special Interest Group (SIG) Meetings
Pre-lecture: 12:30 pm - 1:20 pm Bessarabia, Litvak-Baltic and Poland SIGs
Post-lecture (approx. 3:30 pm) Belarus and Ukraine SIGs

Registration is now open for the eight week course Jewish Genealogy:
Discover Your Family History. Starting March 1.

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(SIGs), expert help, resources and membership go to

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