JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen JGSCV October 7 Program Everyday Jewish Family Life in Tsarist Russia. #general

Jan Meisels Allen

The Jewish Genealogical Society of the Conejo Valley and Ventura County
(JGSCV) will meet Sunday, October 7 >from 1:30-3:30 pm at Temple Adat Elohim,
2420 E Hillcrest Drive in Thousand Oaks, CA. This is our 13th anniversary!
Light refreshments will be served. Come celebrate with us!

Program: Everyday Jewish Family Life in Tsarist Russia.
This talk will examine every day Jewish life in tsarist Russia
as a site of interaction with modernity, where Jews confronted
the unfamiliar and negotiated their environment in strategic and
creative ways. Prof. Freeze will present several fascinating archival
documents >from the former Soviet Union that reveal the daily struggles of
ordinary Jews as they confronted changes in the areas of family life,
religion, and health (especially mental health), as well as new
government regulations such as registration, military conscription,
and opportunities to settle outside the Pale of Settlement. The lecture
will show how to find new sources for genealogy that go beyond vital records
and census materials, and highlight the rich diversity of the Jewish
experience in the Russian empire.

Speaker: ChaeRan Freeze

ChaeRan Freeze is Professor of Near Eastern and Judaic Studies,
and Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies at Brandeis University.
She has focused her research on the history and culture of the Jews of
Russia with a focus on women and gender. Her first book, Jewish
Marriage and Divorce in Imperial Russia (2002) examines the impact of
modernization on Jewish family practices and patterns in Imperial
Russia based on newly-declassified archival materials >from the former
Soviet Union. Her most recent book, Everyday Jewish Life in
Imperial Russia, 1825-1914: Select Documents (coauthored with Jay
Harris), documents Jewish daily life in the tsarist empire.

Schmoozing Corner: Starting at 1:00pm, facilitated by JGSCV founding Member
Hal Bookbinder

Traveling Library: Categories A and D 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.

Membership: We have started our 2019 Membership renewal and joining campaign.
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 meeting is open to the public without charge.

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.

For more information on JGSCV including directions please visit our website:

Looking forward to seeing you at the meeting!

Jan Meisels Allen
President, JGSCV

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