JRI Poland #Poland JGSGW April 19 Meeting & Exhibit: "Galician Portraits: The Story of Jews, Gentiles and Emperors" #poland
Date: Sunday, April 19, 2015
Time: 1:00 PM Schmooze, 1:30 PM Meeting and Program
Location: Beth El Congregation, 3830 Seminary Road,
Alexandria, VA 22304
(Directions available at: http://bethelhebrew.org/)
Speaker: Dr. Andrew Zalewski, MD
"Galician Portraits: The Story of Jews, Gentiles and Emperors"
In his first book, Galician Trails, Andrew Zalewski traced his mother's
family >from the 18th century to the mid-20th. Now, in Galician Portraits,
he discovers his father's side, who also lived in Galicia, but
whose experiences were very different simply because they were Jewish.
Galician Portraits is much more than a record of one family. It also covers
centuries of Jewish history in the region, before and after Galicia existed.
In these pages, Galicia's Jewish community emerges as more diverse
than one could ever imagine. Yet the author has discovered many voices
that had long been forgotten, as well as surprising details about his own
family. The talk The Story of Jews, Gentiles and Emperors will
be illustrated by archival pictures, documents and maps.
Andrew Zalewski is a cardiologist who lives in the Philadelphia area with
his wife, Margaret. They have two children and four grandchildren. Despite
a busy professional life, Andrew published two books on Galicia and is a
frequent speaker at genealogy conferences where he shares his experiences.
Exhibit Area for Our Galician Portraits=E2=80=9D on April 19
Do you have Galician roots? Great news! We will have an area for display
at the event. =20
Have your written a book about your Galician ancestors? Do you have
photographs, artwork, and family mementos? Have you visited your family's
We would love to see what you have. We are inviting you to bring materials
from your family history to this exhibit.Please let us know that you would like to participate and approximately how
much space you will need on a tabletop (linear feet), so that we can
arrange for enough table space. Tell us your name and the Galician family
names or town(s) that you will be representing.
Send your emails to email@example.com
Tony Hausner, chair
Shelley Kellerman Pollero