JGSLI Virtual meeting on Sunday February 21 at 2:00 PM Eastern #events #education


Bonnie Birns
 

Hello all! The Jewish Genealogy Society of Long Island is delighted to invite you to our February monthly meeting featuring our guest speaker, Daniel Walkowitz, Emeritus Professor of History at NYU.

 

JGSLI is extending the invitation to the broader genealogy community. We ask that you register in advance (see below). Please share with your friends!

Sunday, February 21st, 2:00 PM, via Zoom

Speaker: Daniel Walkowitz
Topic: Searching for Paterson Roots Remembered and Forgotten in Heritage Tourism Abroad

The extended Walkowitz family arrived in Paterson from Lodz, Poland, as early as 1910.  They worked in the textile mills, department stores and shops of the city while taking an active role in Yiddish theater, the Paterson Folk Chorus, and labor politics.  It was a Jewish World of Yiddishkeit in which the author was raised and participated. As a radical student activist in the late 1950s and 1960s, he subsequently imagined himself walking in the footsteps of his Paterson grandparents who fought to improve the living and working conditions in the Lodz and Paterson mills.  The author recounts the genealogical and archival research that allowed him to uncover the stories of this past (which he will share) in the US and in Eastern and Central Europe where he seeks to see and hear what of these roots appear in walking tours, Jewish museums and memorial sites. Illustrated with slides, the lecture will illustrate the disappointments and surprises that frame the robust and changing terrain of Jewish Heritage today.

Daniel Walkowitz, Emeritus Professor of Social & Cultural Analysis and Emeritus Professor of History at New York University, is a social and cultural historian who in nearly a dozen books, two dozen articles and four films for public television pioneered efforts to bring America's past to broad general audiences in books, film and video.

There are two ways to join our meeting:
Register for our Zoom meeting: this will allow you to join in so you can chat with others before and after the meeting (this will be limited to the first 100 people to join)

 

When: Feb 21, 2021 2:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Register in advance for this meeting:
https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZ0pf-itrj4iEtE76QJVOPsAe0JsWNynq1HWa

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.


OR

Our meeting will be livestreamed on our YouTube channel. Please visit http://bit.ly/JGSLIYT at the meeting start time and the meeting's video should be listed. No YouTube or other login is required, but if you are signed in you can ask questions in writing via the comment section under the video.

 

This webinar is free and open to the public.

 

I look forward to "seeing" you all then!

 

Bonnie Birns

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President, Jewish Genealogy Society of Long Island
Jericho, Long Island, NY researcher #59766

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