JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen JGSGW May 5, 2019 Meeting & Program Announcement #general

N. Kotz

The Jewish Genealogical Society of Greater Washington (JGSGW) will present
The Wedding Photo with Dan A. Oren, M.D., taking place at the B'nai Israel
Congregation in Rockville, Maryland, on Sunday, May 5, 2019.

1:00 PM - Schmooze and Maven Tables
1:30 PM - Program Meeting

The Wedding Photo is a collection of genealogical adventure-hunting
stories culminating in meaningful successes. A visit to an abandoned
Polish Jewish cemetery in 1993 launches a 20-year search to solve the
mystery of "Who is Buried in Sarah's Tomb?" A visit with a cousin
unearths a breathtaking photo of a Berlin family wedding >from 1926 and
leads to discovering their unimaginable post-wedding history. An
archivist in Prague discovers a secret uncle whose life takes the
reader >from the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York to the Vatican.
A memoir by Philip Roth shocks a daughter into unlocking a father's
concealed past. In this talk, Dr. Dan Oren will share some of these
adventures and his research strategy, as applicable in genealogy as it
is in doing historical or scientific research, that open new worlds of

Born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Dan A. Oren, M.D., associate professor
of psychiatry (adjunct) at Yale University has worked for thirty years
as a psychiatrist and faculty member at Yale and has been Visiting
Professor of Physiology at the University of Rzeszów, Poland. He is a
former research fellow at the National Institute of Mental Health.
Oren's prior books are: Joining The Club: A History of Jews and Yale
and How to Beat Jet Lag: A Practical Guide for Air Travelers. He is
author or co-author of numerous scientific articles. His scientific
interest centers on the mechanism of light's antidepressant effects in
treating Seasonal Affective Disorder. He is married to artist Jeanette
Kuvin Oren, and has two children and one grandchild. He has been
tracing his genealogy for more than forty years.

JGSGW Guest Attendance Policy:
Meetings and most events are free to JGSGW members. Non-members may
attend for a fee of $5. If they decide to join JGSGW at the meeting or
event, the $5 will be applied toward membership. Members who require
personal assistance due to a health condition or disability may bring
an assistant at no charge.

Nancy C. Kotz
VP Communications, JGSGW

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