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Eden Joachim <esjoachim@...>

Fellow Litvaks,

Below is a listing of programs of interest to Litvak researchers during the
IAJGS Conference in Boston, August 4 - 9. This list includes the programs
sponsored by LitvakSIG and programs specifically Litvak in nature. The
entire list of programs may be viewed at the conference website,, along with abstracts of each program. Please note this is
only a preliminary schedule and is subject to change.

LitvakSIG Day is Tuesday, August 6. Our programming block is in the
afternoon, beginning with our luncheon followed by two presentations and our
annual SIG General Meeting.

Additional SIG sponsored programs occur on Tuesday morning, Wednesday and
Thursday. Our Guest Speaker is Ruta Anulyte of MACEVA - Lithuanian Cemetery
Project. Other Litvak related programs occur on Sunday, Monday and Thursday.

Sunday, Aug 4
1:30 PM - 5:00 PM - SHARE FAIR - Of special interest to beginners and first
time conference attendees. Stop by our table to learn about us and our
translation projects. A representative >from MACEVA - Lithuanian Cemetery
Restoration and Digitization project will be joining us. The Vilna Shul will
also have a table at the fair.
1:45 - 3:00 PM - >from Vilna to Boston: An Architectural Exploration of
Jewish Lithuanian Immigration to the United States, Jessica Antoline (Vilna

Monday, Aug 5
7:00 AM - 8:15 AM - Breakfast With The Lithuanian Expert (Fee Based) -
Howard Margol
11:15 AM - 12:30 PM - Burlington's Jewish Community: "Little Jerusalem"
1880-1940, P. Jeffrey Potash
3:30-4:45 PM - Film: "Samuel Bak, Painter of Questions," followed by a
visit to the Pucker Gallery, for a guided tour of Bak's work
5:00 PM - 6:15 PM - Svencionys District Research Group BOF Meeting, Rhoda
5:00 PM - 6:15 PM - Immigration Networks >from Vilna Gubernia to Providence,
Rhode Island: a Case Study, Meredith Hoffman

Tuesday, August 6
8:15 AM - 9:30 AM - Kupiskis - Rokiskis SIGs - BOF Meeting
9:45 AM - 11:00 AM - Panel Discussion: Jewish Cemetery Restoration and
Preservation, Ruta Anulyte
12:30 PM - 2:00 PM - LitvakSIG Luncheon (Fee Based) Speaker: Ruta Anulyte,
"Kaunas Zaliakalnis (Greenhill) Jewish Cemetery: A Case Study"
2:00 PM - 3:15 PM - Lithuanian Research - The Present and What the Future
Holds, Howard Margol
3:30 PM - 4:45 PM - MACEVA - Preservation and Digitization of Jewish
Cemeteries in Lithuania Through Support of Local Communities, Ruta Anulyte
5:00 PM - 6:15 PM - Litvak SIG Meeting - Annual General Meeting, conclusion
of annual election, presentation of annual financial and records translation
status reports. This meeting is open to everyone.

Wednesday, August 7
9:45 AM - 11:00 AM - Women of Lithuania, Ellen Cassedy
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM - PC Computer Workshop (Fee Based) - Litvak Seek - Search
the ALD Successfully, Eden Joachim and board members
3:30 PM - 4:45 PM - Lida District BOF Meeting, Judy Baston
5:00 PM - 6:15 PM - Memory and Restoration: New Memorial Stones in the
Forests of Lithuania, Rose Lerer Cohen

Thursday, August 8
9:45 AM - 11:00 AM - Research Your Litvak Roots Using the LitvakSIG Website,
Eden Joachim and Judy Baston
11:15 AM - 12:30 PM - Jewish Cemetery Preservation Issues in Lithuania, Ruta
2:00 PM - 3:15 PM - Remembering Vilna, Ellen Cassedy

Sign up for our luncheon to share a meal with your cousins and hear Ruta
Anulyte speak. Attendance is limited and only tickets holders will be
admitted to the room.

New to LitvakSIG, Litvak research, or need a refresher on using our ALD?
Sign up for our computer workshop on Wednesday afternoon. Class size is
limited, so don't miss out by waiting too long.

Like to start your day early? Sign up for the Breakfast With the Lithuanian
Expert, Howard Margol, on Monday.

We look forward to seeing you this summer,

Eden Joachim

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