Lithuania SIG #Lithuania Litvak Programs During The Conference #lithuania

Eden Joachim <esjoachim@...>

Below is an updated listing of programs of interest to Litvak researchers
during the IAJGS Conference in Boston, August 4 - 9. There have been changes
and cancellations since the last posting. 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 the MACEVA - Lithuanian
Cemetery Project. Other Litvak related programs occur on Sunday and Monday.

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
projects. Representatives >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
11:15 AM - 12:30 PM - Burlington's Jewish Community: "Little Jerusalem"
1880-1940, P. Jeffrey Potash
2:00 PM - 3:15 PM - Film - Samuel Bak - Painter of Questions
3:30 PM - 4:45 PM - Tour - Excursion to Pucker Gallery (Walking Tour). This
tour is open to those who attend the Film. This one-hour excursion and tour
are free, but space is limited. Advance registration is required by writing
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, open to everyone, question and answer period.

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

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

We look forward to meeting new friends and seeing old friends in Boston.

Eden Joachim

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