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Harriet Mayer
 

The Jewish Genealogical Society (NY) Meeting Sunday November 19

Time: 2:00 PM
Place: Center for Jewish History, 15 West 16 St., New York

Program: "Sleuthing in Yiddish: The Yiddish Forward as a Source for Family
History Information"

Speaker: Samuel Norich

In this presentation, Samuel Norich, president of the Forward Association, the
not-for-profit publisher of the Forward and the Forverts, will provide an
overview of the role the Yiddish Forward has played for American Jews for the
past 120 years. He will examine the features and innovations that made it the
most widely read Jewish publication in the world for the first six decades of
the 20th century, and now make it a resource for historians and others delving
into the Jewish communities of America and Europe of those times.

Samuel Norich has distinguished himself as an analyst of American Jewry's
communal structures. He is the author of "What Will Bind Us Now? a report on
the institutional ties between Israel and American Jewry." He was vice-president
of the World Jewish Congress >from 1975 to 1981. >from 1980 to 1992, he was
executive director of the YIVO Institute for Jewish Research. During his
two-decade tenure as chief executive of the Forward Association,its publications
broadened their reach, raised their already acclaimed journalistic quality, and
took the lead among American Jewish publications in meeting the challenges and
capitalizing on the opportunities of digital media.

Born in a Displaced Persons camp in Germany in 1947, the son of Polish Jews, he
emigrated to the U.S. with his family in 1957. He was educated at Columbia
University, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, and University of Wisconsin.

This program is co-sponsored by YIVO.
The Ackman & Ziff Family Genealogy Institute at CJH will be open starting at
11 AM.

Free for members of JGS and YIVO; guests welcome, $5 at the door.

More information available at our website- www.jgsny.org - or on our Facebook
page.

Submitted by
Harriet Mayer
JGS NY VP Communications
New York NY

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