Rabbinic Genealogy SIG #Rabbinic Special feature of the IAJGS Conference in Seattle and a Conference Preview #rabbinic

Janette Silverman <cochairs@...>

For the first time in conference history, the 36th International
Conference on Jewish Genealogy will offer a special program to help
Jewish educators incorporate genealogy and family history into the
school curriculum -- whether it is a day school, synagogue school
or a high school. The program will take place on the first day of the
conference, Sunday, August 7, >from 9am to 2pm. The educators' program
requires a separate registration >from the regular conference;
attendees at the educators' sessions receive breakfast and lunch and,
for an extra fee, they can attend the keynote lecture.

This year's conference will also feature a Jewish Film Festival created
by Jewish film scholar and teacher of cinema Eric Goldman. Other
highlights of the Seattle conference include the opening night keynote
address by Dr. Devin Naar, chair of the University of Washington
Sephardic Studies Program, and the banquet address by "legal
genealogist" Judy Russell, a Certified Genealogist and Certified
Genealogical Lecturer. As at previous conferences, remote streaming of
selected programs will be available through LIVE!

The early registration period for the regular conference, which runs
until April 30, offers the lowest fees, with savings of $55 for the full
conference. Hotel rooms are going very quickly. To get a room at the
conference rate, you must first register for the conference.

For a conference preview and a preview of what you can expect in
Seattle, check out the webinar given by co-chair Chuck Weinstein to
IGRA earlier in March - go to http://www.iajgs2016.org and click on
the webinar - don't forget to check out all the other great
information on the website!

We're looking forward to seeing you in Seattle August 7-12.

Janette Silverman
Chuck Weinstein
Phyllis Grossman
Conference Co-Chairs

For conference information, visit http://www.iajgs2016.org

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