JewishGen Talks: Polish-Jewish Genealogy & Protecting Polish Jewish Cemeteries #JewishGenUpdates


Avraham Groll
 
Edited

We invite you to attend a special presentation in our series of JewishGen Talks webinars:
 
Polish-Jewish Genealogy & Protecting Polish Jewish Cemeteries
Speakers: Gideon Taylor, Robinn Magid, Dan Oren, Piotr Puchta, Avraham Groll
Tuesday, February 9, 2021
2:00 pm Eastern Time (New York)
 
Registration is free with a suggested donation.
 
About the Talk
Join our organizations, each working on parallel lines to preserve our Polish-Jewish past. The Friends of Jewish Heritage in Poland and Foundation for the Preservation of Jewish Heritage in Poland will share how their organizations support and strive to carry out the holy work of protecting the physical history of our ancestors in the tombstones and Jewish cemeteries of Poland. Jewish Records Indexing JRI-Poland will describe the use of the premiere Polish-Jewish cemetery tombstone database. JewishGen.org will describe their extensive Poland collection.
 
About the Speakers
Gideon Taylor
, B.C.L., Chair of Operations, World Jewish Restitution Organization (WJRO) and Co-Chair of The Foundation for Jewish Heritage in Poland (FODZ). He is a member of the adjunct faculty at Fordham University.

Robinn Magid is Assistant Director of JRI-Poland.org and a recent recipient of the IAJGS Lifetime Achievement Award. She recently became the project manager of the JRI-Poland “NextGen Project” to redesign the JRI-Poland website, search engine and database. She was chair of the 2018 IAJGS conference in Warsaw, Poland and the 2020 IAJGS conference held via internet.
 
Dan A. Oren, MD is founder and volunteer president of the Friends of Jewish Heritage in Poland, a 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to preserving the physical sites of Jewish history in Poland. He is author of two historical books: Joining The Club: A History of Jews and Yale and The Wedding Photo (a history of genealogical investigations). He is a member of the adjunct faculty at Yale University
 
Piotr Puchta is in his second year as director of the Foundation for the Preservation of Jewish Heritage in Poland (FODŻ), a partnership of the World Jewish Restitution Organization (WJRO) and the Union of Jewish Communities in Poland. A Polish diplomat from 1985 to 2019, Mr. Puchta served two years as Chairperson of the Polish delegation to the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA). FODŻ has responsibility for countless abandoned Jewish cemeteries in Poland.
 
Avraham Groll serves as Executive Director of JewishGen.org. He partners together with a global network of volunteers in overseeing the premier online resource for Jewish genealogy. With a goal of preserving Jewish family history and heritage for future generations, JewishGen provides amateur and professional researchers with unparalleled access to millions of records, networking opportunities, and a treasure trove of historical and community information.
 
Registration is free with a suggested donation.

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