JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen JGSGW May Program Announcements #general

N. Kotz

The Jewish Genealogy Society of Greater Washington will host the following
events in May:

Sunday, May 6, 2018
National Museum of Jewish Military History
1811 R St. NW, Washington, DC. 20009

12 PM: Time to explore the museum collection
1 PM: Mavens Table and Shmooze
1:30 PM: "World War One and American Jewry: The Meaning of 1917"
Speaker: Professor Hasia Diner

Although the United States participated in World War One only briefly, from
April 1917 until November 1918, it had a tremendous impact upon its Jews.
It left a mark on their immigration patterns and impacted Jewish family
life. It helped them define the importance of being American Jews as
opposed to still living in their European homes and it helped breach
divides within the American Jewish population. Additionally, through the
chaplaincy service, it forged the way for the interfaith work that
flourished in later decades and which made religion in America distinctive.

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 Goren Center for American Jewish

A specialist in immigration and ethnic history, American Jewish history and
the history of American women, she is the author of numerous published
books on American Jewish history. Most recently Yale University Press
published, Roads Taken: The Great Jewish Migration and the Peddlers Who Led
the Way, which will be the subject of her JGSGW sponsored talk on May 7 at
the Library of Congress.

JGSGW Guest Attendance Policy
A non-member may attend the monthly JGSGW meeting as a Guest for a $5.00
fee payable at the sign-in table. The $5.00 Guest fee may be applied toward
payment of annual JGSGW membership dues if dues are paid at the same
meeting at which the guest fee was paid. JGSGW members requiring personal
assistance at a meeting due to a health condition or disability may bring
someone to assist them free of charge. Learn more about JGSGW membership at

Monday, May 7, 2018
Library of Congress, African and Middle East Reading Room
12 to 1 PM Meeting:
"Roads Taken: Jewish Peddlers and their American Journeys"
Speaker: Professor Hasia Diner
This event is *free* and Open to the Public
Visit for details

Nancy C. Kotz
VP Communications, JGSGW

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