JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen JGS Conejo Valley and Ventura County )JGSCV) December 3 Program; Annual Meeting, Elections, Chanukah Party/Membership Drive Prizes #general

Jan Meisels Allen

The Jewish Genealogical Society of the Conejo Valley and Ventura County
(JGSCV) will hold its next meeting on Sunday, December 3 1:30-3:30 pm at
Temple Adat Elohim, located at 2420 E Hillcrest Drive in Thousand Oaks, CA.

Note: we have extended the time for the schmoozing corner to 30 minutes and
it will begin earlier at 1:00 PM

Program: 1917: A Turning Point in American Jewish History

This talk will tell the story about how the relatively short involvement of
America in World War I -->from April 1917 until November 1918-- left its mark
on the Jews of the United States. It will tell how it changed their place in
world Jewry, created new bonds among American Jews across previously
insurmountable boundaries, and with other Americans, non-Jews. The talk with
tell of immigrants and native-born American Jews, clergy and soldiers, and
the leaders of the well-established defense organizations like the American
Jewish Committee and the landsmanshaftn, the home town societies made up of
immigrants >from hundreds of towns and cities in eastern Europe.

Speaker: Hasia Diner is the Paul S. and Sylvia Steinberg Professor of
American Jewish History at New York University, with a
joint appointment in the departments of history and the
Skirball Department of Hebrew and Judaic Studies. She is also the Director
of the Goldstein-Goren Center for American Jewish History. Professor Diner
has been elected to membership to two scholarly societies, The Society
of American Historians and the American Academy for Jewish

This is also our annual meeting where there will be elections covering
one-half of the board for a two year term:
The following individuals are nominated for election to the board for two
year terms starting 1 January 2018:

1. Warren Blatt
2. Judy Karta
3. Allan Linderman
4. Andrea Massion
5. Issie Perel

We will be voting on amendments to our bylaws. The proposed changes are in
our most recent newsletter, Venturing Into Our Past, which is available our
website: and go to newsletters-2017 and then December 2017.

Our annual Chanukah Party/Membership Drive has 12 wonderful genealogical
gifts for those who have renewed or joined by or at the December meeting and
attend the meeting-their names will be placed in a bowl and be eligible for
one of the genealogical prizes.

Schmoozing Corner: Starting at 1:00 PM, facilitated by JGSCV founding
member Werner Frank.

Traveling Library: Categories A and B books will available starting at 1:00
PM. To see which books that will be at the meeting, see the JGSCV website
at: Library, traveling.

The meeting is open to the public without charge.

For directions and other information regarding JGSCV please visit our

Membership: There is no charge to attend the meeting and all are welcome to
attend. We started our 2018 membership drive at the October meeting.
Membership forms are on our website, under "about" and will
be available at the meeting. Anyone may join JGSCV. Annual dues are $25 for
an individual and $30 for a family.

The Jewish Genealogical Society of the Conejo Valley and Ventura County is
dedicated to sharing genealogical information, techniques and research tools
with anyone interested in Jewish genealogy and family history.

Jan Meisels Allen
President, JGSCV

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