JGS Conejo Valley and Ventura County January 5 Meeting with Andrea Massion #JGS Programs #cluster studies

Jan Meisels Allen

The Jewish Genealogical Society of the Conejo Valley and Ventura County's next meeting is Sunday, January 5, 2020 1:30-3:30 PM at Temple Adat Elohim 2420 E Hillcrest Drive in Thousand Oaks.  Please remember when you drive in, you are to stop at the security booth. and the security guard will come to the driver's side window.  Just tell the guard that you are there for the Jewish genealogy meeting.  If you park in the back, remember that the gate is no longer open and you must walk around to enter the courtyard. 


Program: American Shtetl: Recreating Jewish Communities of the West


Cluster studies bring together multiple threads of a community or neighborhood by using all available resources online, in archives, and on site. Massion will outline this process, and elaborate on how to coax out and reimagine the life of any American Jewish community by piecing together found information. She will also share  research results from her cluster study of a Jewish farming community in Wyoming at the turn of the 20th century.



 Andrea Massion, a native of Los Angeles, is a descendent of Jewish farmers in Wyoming and blacksmiths in Ukraine, and has been engaged in Genealogy for over 20 years. Massion is retired from Jewish Arts Education and from LAUSD school libraries. She serves on the board of JGS Conejo Valley & Ventura County.

Visit her Ananiev Kehilalinks webpage: http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/ananyiv/Ananiev/Ananiev_Introduction.html


Schmoozing Corner:  Marion Werle will lead the discussion beginning at 1:10 PM. Please arrive starting at (not earlier than) 1:00 PM with your questions.


Traveling Library


The traveling library with our A and B books.  A list of which books are included is listed on our website http://www.jgscv.org/ under library and traveling. The library is available starting at 1:00 PM.



Take 101 Freeway - exit Rancho Road in Thousand Oaks, go north (if coming from the west, cross Thousand Oaks Blvd) to E. Hillcrest Drive turn right on E. Hillcrest go about 1.3 miles (just east of Conejo School Road) Temple is on the right. There are approximately 75 parking spots within the complex. There is no parking on Hillcrest Drive. You may park in the complex or on any of the side streets.


There is no charge to attend the meeting.  Anyone may join JGSCV.  Annual dues are $30 for an individual and $35 for a family. The meeting is open to the public


JGSCV is looking forward to seeing you on January 5!




Jan Meisels Allen

President, JGSCV

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