JGS Toronto. Free Hybrid Meeting. Join us to honour Henry Wellisch, our President Emeritus, on his 100th Birthday. Sunday, 18 September 2022, 10:30 AM ET. #events #announcements #jgs-iajgs

Jerry Scherer


Join us to honour Henry Wellisch, our President Emeritus, on his 100th Birthday

Henry Wellisch will respond to questions from Neil Richler, and then to questions from the audience


Participate in person at Sha’arei Shomayim


View from home

Sunday, 18 September 2022, 10:30 AM ET


Henry was born in Vienna in 1922. He fled Vienna, with his parents, in December 1939, after the outbreak of World War II. They sailed down the Danube to the Black Sea, and then to the Mediterranean, trying to access British Mandate Palestine. Detained by the British, they were sent to Mauritius where they stayed for the duration of the war. In 1945 Henry joined the Jewish Brigade, and fought briefly in Europe before arriving in Palestine in 1946. He joined the fledgling Israeli army and served during the War of Independence in 1948. In 1952, age 30, Henry came to Canada where he has lived ever since. Henry will share some of his many experiences with us.


There will also be a brief presentation by Daniel Horwitz on behalf of the Israel Genealogical Research Association, outlining genealogical resources in Israel covering the 1939–1952 period.




If you will be participating in person, please let us know by e-mailing program@...


If you will be viewing from home, to register, please go to jgstoronto.ca/register.


You will then receive an immediate acknowledgement plus the link to access the event on 18 September.


The presentation will be recorded. It will be available to JGS Toronto members in the “Members Only” section of the Society website a few days after the event. It will also be available to non-member registrants for one week after the event in the “Registration” location.


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Jerry Scherer

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