JGS of Canada (Toronto) <info@...>
Billy Crystal & Simon Wiesenthal Center to Announce Major New
Genealogy Project at 22nd IAJGS International Conference on Jewish Genealogy
The 22nd IAJGS International Conference on Jewish Genealogy is pleased to
announce that noted actor, comedian and humanitarian Mr. Billy Crystal and
the Simon Wiesenthal Center/ Museum of Tolerance have chosen to announce a
major new genealogical project at the Opening of the Conference on the
evening of August 4. Mr. Rafi Guber, the creator and historian/genealogist
for the project and speaker at the Conference, will be presenting a personal
message to the Conference >from Mr. Crystal after which the attendees will
watch a short video introducing a major new Genealogical project at the
Simon Wiesenthal Center in which Mr. Crystal is a major participant.
Gert Rogers, Chair of the Conference noted that "We are very pleased that
Mr. Crystal has chosen to greet our Conference and announce this major new
project. Mr. Crystal has been involved for some time in Jewish genealogy.
He has been working with Rafael Guber on his family over the last five
years and Mr. Crystal is well known to be committed to the cause of Jewish
identity. We are pleased that he has recognized the importance of our
Conference as a place to make this important announcement.
The Jewish Genealogical Society of Canada (Toronto) is hosting the 22nd
IAJGS Conference on Jewish Genealogy at the Toronto Sheraton Centre, August
4-9, 2002. The Conference is an opportunity to advance Jewish Genealogy at
home and internationally. Up to 1,000 Jewish genealogists >from around the
world are expected to come to Toronto for a series of lectures, meetings
and special events, making it the largest international Jewish gathering in
Canada this year. Detailed information about the Conference can be found
at the Conference website at www.jgstoronto2002.ca.