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Keynote speaker for IAJGS Conference #lithuania

Janette Silverman <cochairs@...>
 

Leaders of the 36th IAJGS International Conference on Jewish Genealogy
are pleased to announce that University of Washington Professor Devin E.
Naar will deliver the keynote address at the meeting in August 2016.

Dr. Naar is a brilliant scholar and a spellbinding presenter who has
received national attention for his work in Ladino language and
literature. "The Sephardic Experience in the United States" will be one
of the key topic tracks of the 2016 conference in Seattle, which has the
third largest Sephardic population in the United States after New York
and Los Angeles.

Dr. Naar is chair of the UW Sephardic Studies Program and an assistant
professor in the school's History department. He has emerged as one of
the most dynamic, charismatic young scholars of Jewish history,
particularly the Sephardic experience. The only assistant professor ever
elected to the prestigious Academic Advisory Council of the Center for
Jewish History in New York, Dr. Naar recently launched a pilot program,
"Seattle Sephardic Treasures," dedicated to preserving and disseminating
the rich cultural and linguistic traditions of Sephardic Judaism.

Presentations, panel discussions and other events at the conference,
expected to draw upwards of 1,000 attendees >from around the world, will
take in the full global sweep of the Jewish experience, including
European migrations, Jewish families in South America, Australia, South
Africa, and Israel, as well as Jews in the Western United States.

The program committee is accepting proposals for presentations, and the
December 15 deadline is approaching. You can find formation on how to
submit a proposal >from the "call for papers" link in the "program
speakers" menu on the Conference home page at www.iajgs2016.org.

Janette Silverman, Chuck Weinstein & Phyllis Grossman
2016 IAJGS Conference Co-Chairs
cochairs@...


Keynote speaker for IAJGS Conference #lodz #poland

Janette Silverman <cochairs@...>
 

Leaders of the 36th IAJGS International Conference on Jewish Genealogy
are pleased to announce that University of Washington Professor Devin E.
Naar will deliver the keynote address at the meeting in August 2016.

Dr. Naar is a brilliant scholar and a spellbinding presenter who has
received national attention for his work in Ladino language and
literature. "The Sephardic Experience in the United States" will be one
of the key topic tracks of the 2016 conference in Seattle, which has the
third largest Sephardic population in the United States after New York
and Los Angeles.

Dr. Naar is chair of the UW Sephardic Studies Program and an assistant
professor in the school's History department. He has emerged as one of
the most dynamic, charismatic young scholars of Jewish history,
particularly the Sephardic experience. The only assistant professor ever
elected to the prestigious Academic Advisory Council of the Center for
Jewish History in New York, Dr. Naar recently launched a pilot program,
"Seattle Sephardic Treasures," dedicated to preserving and disseminating
the rich cultural and linguistic traditions of Sephardic Judaism.

Presentations, panel discussions and other events at the conference,
expected to draw upwards of 1,000 attendees >from around the world, will
take in the full global sweep of the Jewish experience, including
European migrations, Jewish families in South America, Australia, South
Africa, and Israel, as well as Jews in the Western United States.

The program committee is accepting proposals for presentations, and the
December 15 deadline is approaching. You can find formation on how to
submit a proposal >from the "call for papers" link in the "program
speakers" menu on the Conference home page at www.iajgs2016.org.

Janette Silverman, Chuck Weinstein & Phyllis Grossman
2016 IAJGS Conference Co-Chairs
cochairs@...


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania Keynote speaker for IAJGS Conference #lithuania

Janette Silverman <cochairs@...>
 

Leaders of the 36th IAJGS International Conference on Jewish Genealogy
are pleased to announce that University of Washington Professor Devin E.
Naar will deliver the keynote address at the meeting in August 2016.

Dr. Naar is a brilliant scholar and a spellbinding presenter who has
received national attention for his work in Ladino language and
literature. "The Sephardic Experience in the United States" will be one
of the key topic tracks of the 2016 conference in Seattle, which has the
third largest Sephardic population in the United States after New York
and Los Angeles.

Dr. Naar is chair of the UW Sephardic Studies Program and an assistant
professor in the school's History department. He has emerged as one of
the most dynamic, charismatic young scholars of Jewish history,
particularly the Sephardic experience. The only assistant professor ever
elected to the prestigious Academic Advisory Council of the Center for
Jewish History in New York, Dr. Naar recently launched a pilot program,
"Seattle Sephardic Treasures," dedicated to preserving and disseminating
the rich cultural and linguistic traditions of Sephardic Judaism.

Presentations, panel discussions and other events at the conference,
expected to draw upwards of 1,000 attendees >from around the world, will
take in the full global sweep of the Jewish experience, including
European migrations, Jewish families in South America, Australia, South
Africa, and Israel, as well as Jews in the Western United States.

The program committee is accepting proposals for presentations, and the
December 15 deadline is approaching. You can find formation on how to
submit a proposal >from the "call for papers" link in the "program
speakers" menu on the Conference home page at www.iajgs2016.org.

Janette Silverman, Chuck Weinstein & Phyllis Grossman
2016 IAJGS Conference Co-Chairs
cochairs@...


Lodz Area Research Group #Lodz #Poland Keynote speaker for IAJGS Conference #lodz #poland

Janette Silverman <cochairs@...>
 

Leaders of the 36th IAJGS International Conference on Jewish Genealogy
are pleased to announce that University of Washington Professor Devin E.
Naar will deliver the keynote address at the meeting in August 2016.

Dr. Naar is a brilliant scholar and a spellbinding presenter who has
received national attention for his work in Ladino language and
literature. "The Sephardic Experience in the United States" will be one
of the key topic tracks of the 2016 conference in Seattle, which has the
third largest Sephardic population in the United States after New York
and Los Angeles.

Dr. Naar is chair of the UW Sephardic Studies Program and an assistant
professor in the school's History department. He has emerged as one of
the most dynamic, charismatic young scholars of Jewish history,
particularly the Sephardic experience. The only assistant professor ever
elected to the prestigious Academic Advisory Council of the Center for
Jewish History in New York, Dr. Naar recently launched a pilot program,
"Seattle Sephardic Treasures," dedicated to preserving and disseminating
the rich cultural and linguistic traditions of Sephardic Judaism.

Presentations, panel discussions and other events at the conference,
expected to draw upwards of 1,000 attendees >from around the world, will
take in the full global sweep of the Jewish experience, including
European migrations, Jewish families in South America, Australia, South
Africa, and Israel, as well as Jews in the Western United States.

The program committee is accepting proposals for presentations, and the
December 15 deadline is approaching. You can find formation on how to
submit a proposal >from the "call for papers" link in the "program
speakers" menu on the Conference home page at www.iajgs2016.org.

Janette Silverman, Chuck Weinstein & Phyllis Grossman
2016 IAJGS Conference Co-Chairs
cochairs@...


Keynote speaker for IAJGS Conference #poland

Janette Silverman <cochairs@...>
 

Leaders of the 36th IAJGS International Conference on Jewish Genealogy
are pleased to announce that University of Washington Professor Devin E.
Naar will deliver the keynote address at the meeting in August 2016.

Dr. Naar is a brilliant scholar and a spellbinding presenter who has
received national attention for his work in Ladino language and
literature. "The Sephardic Experience in the United States" will be one
of the key topic tracks of the 2016 conference in Seattle, which has the
third largest Sephardic population in the United States after New York
and Los Angeles.

Dr. Naar is chair of the UW Sephardic Studies Program and an assistant
professor in the school's History department. He has emerged as one of
the most dynamic, charismatic young scholars of Jewish history,
particularly the Sephardic experience. The only assistant professor ever
elected to the prestigious Academic Advisory Council of the Center for
Jewish History in New York, Dr. Naar recently launched a pilot program,
"Seattle Sephardic Treasures," dedicated to preserving and disseminating
the rich cultural and linguistic traditions of Sephardic Judaism.

Presentations, panel discussions and other events at the conference,
expected to draw upwards of 1,000 attendees >from around the world, will
take in the full global sweep of the Jewish experience, including
European migrations, Jewish families in South America, Australia, South
Africa, and Israel, as well as Jews in the Western United States.

The program committee is accepting proposals for presentations, and the
December 15 deadline is approaching. You can find formation on how to
submit a proposal >from the "call for papers" link in the "program
speakers" menu on the Conference home page at www.iajgs2016.org.

Janette Silverman, Chuck Weinstein & Phyllis Grossman
2016 IAJGS Conference Co-Chairs
cochairs@...


JRI Poland #Poland Keynote speaker for IAJGS Conference #poland

Janette Silverman <cochairs@...>
 

Leaders of the 36th IAJGS International Conference on Jewish Genealogy
are pleased to announce that University of Washington Professor Devin E.
Naar will deliver the keynote address at the meeting in August 2016.

Dr. Naar is a brilliant scholar and a spellbinding presenter who has
received national attention for his work in Ladino language and
literature. "The Sephardic Experience in the United States" will be one
of the key topic tracks of the 2016 conference in Seattle, which has the
third largest Sephardic population in the United States after New York
and Los Angeles.

Dr. Naar is chair of the UW Sephardic Studies Program and an assistant
professor in the school's History department. He has emerged as one of
the most dynamic, charismatic young scholars of Jewish history,
particularly the Sephardic experience. The only assistant professor ever
elected to the prestigious Academic Advisory Council of the Center for
Jewish History in New York, Dr. Naar recently launched a pilot program,
"Seattle Sephardic Treasures," dedicated to preserving and disseminating
the rich cultural and linguistic traditions of Sephardic Judaism.

Presentations, panel discussions and other events at the conference,
expected to draw upwards of 1,000 attendees >from around the world, will
take in the full global sweep of the Jewish experience, including
European migrations, Jewish families in South America, Australia, South
Africa, and Israel, as well as Jews in the Western United States.

The program committee is accepting proposals for presentations, and the
December 15 deadline is approaching. You can find formation on how to
submit a proposal >from the "call for papers" link in the "program
speakers" menu on the Conference home page at www.iajgs2016.org.

Janette Silverman, Chuck Weinstein & Phyllis Grossman
2016 IAJGS Conference Co-Chairs
cochairs@...


Keynote speaker for IAJGS Conference #france

bounce-3047610-772957@...
 

Leaders of the 36th IAJGS International Conference on Jewish Genealogy
are pleased to announce that University of Washington Professor Devin E.
Naar will deliver the keynote address at the meeting in August 2016.

Dr. Naar is a brilliant scholar and a spellbinding presenter who has
received national attention for his work in Ladino language and
literature. "The Sephardic Experience in the United States" will be one
of the key topic tracks of the 2016 conference in Seattle, which has the
third largest Sephardic population in the United States after New York
and Los Angeles.

Dr. Naar is chair of the UW Sephardic Studies Program and an assistant
professor in the school's History department. He has emerged as one of
the most dynamic, charismatic young scholars of Jewish history,
particularly the Sephardic experience. The only assistant professor ever
elected to the prestigious Academic Advisory Council of the Center for
Jewish History in New York, Dr. Naar recently launched a pilot program,
"Seattle Sephardic Treasures," dedicated to preserving and disseminating
the rich cultural and linguistic traditions of Sephardic Judaism.

Presentations, panel discussions and other events at the conference,
expected to draw upwards of 1,000 attendees >from around the world, will
take in the full global sweep of the Jewish experience, including
European migrations, Jewish families in South America, Australia, South
Africa, and Israel, as well as Jews in the Western United States.

The program committee is accepting proposals for presentations, and the
December 15 deadline is approaching. You can find formation on how to
submit a proposal >from the "call for papers" link in the "program
speakers" menu on the Conference home page at www.iajgs2016.org.

Janette Silverman, Chuck Weinstein & Phyllis Grossman
2016 IAJGS Conference Co-Chairs
cochairs@...


French SIG #France Keynote speaker for IAJGS Conference #france

bounce-3047610-772957@...
 

Leaders of the 36th IAJGS International Conference on Jewish Genealogy
are pleased to announce that University of Washington Professor Devin E.
Naar will deliver the keynote address at the meeting in August 2016.

Dr. Naar is a brilliant scholar and a spellbinding presenter who has
received national attention for his work in Ladino language and
literature. "The Sephardic Experience in the United States" will be one
of the key topic tracks of the 2016 conference in Seattle, which has the
third largest Sephardic population in the United States after New York
and Los Angeles.

Dr. Naar is chair of the UW Sephardic Studies Program and an assistant
professor in the school's History department. He has emerged as one of
the most dynamic, charismatic young scholars of Jewish history,
particularly the Sephardic experience. The only assistant professor ever
elected to the prestigious Academic Advisory Council of the Center for
Jewish History in New York, Dr. Naar recently launched a pilot program,
"Seattle Sephardic Treasures," dedicated to preserving and disseminating
the rich cultural and linguistic traditions of Sephardic Judaism.

Presentations, panel discussions and other events at the conference,
expected to draw upwards of 1,000 attendees >from around the world, will
take in the full global sweep of the Jewish experience, including
European migrations, Jewish families in South America, Australia, South
Africa, and Israel, as well as Jews in the Western United States.

The program committee is accepting proposals for presentations, and the
December 15 deadline is approaching. You can find formation on how to
submit a proposal >from the "call for papers" link in the "program
speakers" menu on the Conference home page at www.iajgs2016.org.

Janette Silverman, Chuck Weinstein & Phyllis Grossman
2016 IAJGS Conference Co-Chairs
cochairs@...


Keynote speaker for IAJGS Conference #general

Janette Silverman <cochairs@...>
 

Leaders of the 36th IAJGS International Conference on Jewish Genealogy
are pleased to announce that University of Washington Professor Devin E.
Naar will deliver the keynote address at the meeting in August 2016.

Dr. Naar is a brilliant scholar and a spellbinding presenter who has
received national attention for his work in Ladino language and
literature. "The Sephardic Experience in the United States" will be one
of the key topic tracks of the 2016 conference in Seattle, which has the
third largest Sephardic population in the United States after New York
and Los Angeles.

Dr. Naar is chair of the UW Sephardic Studies Program and an assistant
professor in the school's History department. He has emerged as one of
the most dynamic, charismatic young scholars of Jewish history,
particularly the Sephardic experience. The only assistant professor ever
elected to the prestigious Academic Advisory Council of the Center for
Jewish History in New York, Dr. Naar recently launched a pilot program,
"Seattle Sephardic Treasures," dedicated to preserving and disseminating
the rich cultural and linguistic traditions of Sephardic Judaism.

Presentations, panel discussions and other events at the conference,
expected to draw upwards of 1,000 attendees >from around the world, will
take in the full global sweep of the Jewish experience, including
European migrations, Jewish families in South America, Australia, South
Africa, and Israel, as well as Jews in the Western United States.

The program committee is accepting proposals for presentations, and the
December 15 deadline is approaching. You can find formation on how to
submit a proposal >from the "call for papers" link in the "program
speakers" menu on the Conference home page at www.iajgs2016.org.

Janette Silverman, Chuck Weinstein & Phyllis Grossman
2016 IAJGS Conference Co-Chairs
cochairs@...


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Keynote speaker for IAJGS Conference #general

Janette Silverman <cochairs@...>
 

Leaders of the 36th IAJGS International Conference on Jewish Genealogy
are pleased to announce that University of Washington Professor Devin E.
Naar will deliver the keynote address at the meeting in August 2016.

Dr. Naar is a brilliant scholar and a spellbinding presenter who has
received national attention for his work in Ladino language and
literature. "The Sephardic Experience in the United States" will be one
of the key topic tracks of the 2016 conference in Seattle, which has the
third largest Sephardic population in the United States after New York
and Los Angeles.

Dr. Naar is chair of the UW Sephardic Studies Program and an assistant
professor in the school's History department. He has emerged as one of
the most dynamic, charismatic young scholars of Jewish history,
particularly the Sephardic experience. The only assistant professor ever
elected to the prestigious Academic Advisory Council of the Center for
Jewish History in New York, Dr. Naar recently launched a pilot program,
"Seattle Sephardic Treasures," dedicated to preserving and disseminating
the rich cultural and linguistic traditions of Sephardic Judaism.

Presentations, panel discussions and other events at the conference,
expected to draw upwards of 1,000 attendees >from around the world, will
take in the full global sweep of the Jewish experience, including
European migrations, Jewish families in South America, Australia, South
Africa, and Israel, as well as Jews in the Western United States.

The program committee is accepting proposals for presentations, and the
December 15 deadline is approaching. You can find formation on how to
submit a proposal >from the "call for papers" link in the "program
speakers" menu on the Conference home page at www.iajgs2016.org.

Janette Silverman, Chuck Weinstein & Phyllis Grossman
2016 IAJGS Conference Co-Chairs
cochairs@...


surname KUPKA #general

pauline rosenberg
 

Hi genners,

One of the Polish surnames in my family is KUPKA. Does anyone know
what this means? Is it associated with a profession? Apparently,
the work kupiec means merchant or trader. Is there a connection
between these words (kupiec and kupka)?

Thanks,

Pauline Rosenberg


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen surname KUPKA #general

pauline rosenberg
 

Hi genners,

One of the Polish surnames in my family is KUPKA. Does anyone know
what this means? Is it associated with a profession? Apparently,
the work kupiec means merchant or trader. Is there a connection
between these words (kupiec and kupka)?

Thanks,

Pauline Rosenberg


Re: Abraham OSMAN from Lodz to Glasgow, Scotland, UK and his wife Fanny nee BARULA #general

David
 

After my posting yesterday about my great-great-uncle Abraham OSMAN who
migrated to Glasgow, Scotland,UK at beginning of 20th century and
married Fanny nee BARULA, I now had the great idea of trying to find out
the Jewish name of his mother-in-law by correlating the family name and
date on the civil record and searching the gravestones with same family
name.

The mother-in-law's name on the civil record was Christina BARULA (nee
YAFFIE). Doing this, I have now found out that her Jewish name was
Tzeipa. It is written on the gravestone in English characters but no
name in Hebrew. Also Abraham and Fannie do not have on their stones the
names in Hebrew characters in the usual fashion.

Tzeipa BARULA did have her Hebrew name in Hebrew characters but the
given name is worn away and not legible. All that is left is "bat reb
Avraham".

So there were three graves that came up on the Glasgow Burial Societies
web-site when using "advanced search" on name BARULA. (Family name of
Joseph, father of Fannie is spelt slightly differently.)
On the civil record she died on 7th February 1931 at 10:15pm and as it
was at night, the Hebrew date would be the day after, which is 21
Sh'vat 5691 . The correct stone was easy to locate as they wrote the
Hebrew date and 8th February.

I now have no doubt now that Tzeipa was Jewish, Fanny was Jewish and so
were their children.
Phew....
I have no idea where the story in my family line about being
non-jewish came from.

David Ziants
Ma'aleh Adumim, Israel
Researching families: ZIANTS, ZENETSKI, DAVIDSON, ISHMA, ISMACH, OSMAN,
FRIEDMAN. (>from Narewka, Lodz, Lomza in Poland)
GABLE, GEWELBER, REINER, MICHAELS (England)


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Abraham OSMAN from Lodz to Glasgow, Scotland, UK and his wife Fanny nee BARULA #general

David
 

After my posting yesterday about my great-great-uncle Abraham OSMAN who
migrated to Glasgow, Scotland,UK at beginning of 20th century and
married Fanny nee BARULA, I now had the great idea of trying to find out
the Jewish name of his mother-in-law by correlating the family name and
date on the civil record and searching the gravestones with same family
name.

The mother-in-law's name on the civil record was Christina BARULA (nee
YAFFIE). Doing this, I have now found out that her Jewish name was
Tzeipa. It is written on the gravestone in English characters but no
name in Hebrew. Also Abraham and Fannie do not have on their stones the
names in Hebrew characters in the usual fashion.

Tzeipa BARULA did have her Hebrew name in Hebrew characters but the
given name is worn away and not legible. All that is left is "bat reb
Avraham".

So there were three graves that came up on the Glasgow Burial Societies
web-site when using "advanced search" on name BARULA. (Family name of
Joseph, father of Fannie is spelt slightly differently.)
On the civil record she died on 7th February 1931 at 10:15pm and as it
was at night, the Hebrew date would be the day after, which is 21
Sh'vat 5691 . The correct stone was easy to locate as they wrote the
Hebrew date and 8th February.

I now have no doubt now that Tzeipa was Jewish, Fanny was Jewish and so
were their children.
Phew....
I have no idea where the story in my family line about being
non-jewish came from.

David Ziants
Ma'aleh Adumim, Israel
Researching families: ZIANTS, ZENETSKI, DAVIDSON, ISHMA, ISMACH, OSMAN,
FRIEDMAN. (>from Narewka, Lodz, Lomza in Poland)
GABLE, GEWELBER, REINER, MICHAELS (England)


Marriages in Bergen-Belsen after the War #general

lehrer
 

Hello,

Does anyone know whether and where the mariages which were conducted
after the war in, what was then a DP camp, Bergen Belsen were
registered?

Gershon Lehrer
Antwerpen, Belgium
www.gershon-lehrer.be


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Marriages in Bergen-Belsen after the War #general

lehrer
 

Hello,

Does anyone know whether and where the mariages which were conducted
after the war in, what was then a DP camp, Bergen Belsen were
registered?

Gershon Lehrer
Antwerpen, Belgium
www.gershon-lehrer.be


Re: New York Public Library advice #general

Bob Fitterman
 

They have death indexes for the entire city, year by year except for
one year in the 1960's. This can be very useful for locating dates of
death and therefore possibly death certificates. After about 1930
these include records for stillbirths, although they are segregated in
a separate section of the publication. The older volumes are on
microfilm, but print editions after about 1960. It ends some time in
the 1980's or 90's.

It's a great resource for locating deaths that are not covered by the
Social Security death index and occurred in New York City. I've never
seen this information anywhere else. It's a shame no one has digitized
this resource.

Bob Fitterman


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: New York Public Library advice #general

Bob Fitterman
 

They have death indexes for the entire city, year by year except for
one year in the 1960's. This can be very useful for locating dates of
death and therefore possibly death certificates. After about 1930
these include records for stillbirths, although they are segregated in
a separate section of the publication. The older volumes are on
microfilm, but print editions after about 1960. It ends some time in
the 1980's or 90's.

It's a great resource for locating deaths that are not covered by the
Social Security death index and occurred in New York City. I've never
seen this information anywhere else. It's a shame no one has digitized
this resource.

Bob Fitterman


Keynote speaker for IAJGS Conference #rabbinic

Janette Silverman <cochairs@...>
 

Leaders of the 36th IAJGS International Conference on Jewish Genealogy
are pleased to announce that University of Washington Professor Devin E.
Naar will deliver the keynote address at the meeting in August 2016.

Dr. Naar is a brilliant scholar and a spellbinding presenter who has
received national attention for his work in Ladino language and
literature. "The Sephardic Experience in the United States" will be one
of the key topic tracks of the 2016 conference in Seattle, which has the
third largest Sephardic population in the United States after New York
and Los Angeles.

Dr. Naar is chair of the UW Sephardic Studies Program and an assistant
professor in the school's History department. He has emerged as one of
the most dynamic, charismatic young scholars of Jewish history,
particularly the Sephardic experience. The only assistant professor ever
elected to the prestigious Academic Advisory Council of the Center for
Jewish History in New York, Dr. Naar recently launched a pilot program,
"Seattle Sephardic Treasures," dedicated to preserving and disseminating
the rich cultural and linguistic traditions of Sephardic Judaism.

Presentations, panel discussions and other events at the conference,
expected to draw upwards of 1,000 attendees >from around the world, will
take in the full global sweep of the Jewish experience, including
European migrations, Jewish families in South America, Australia, South
Africa, and Israel, as well as Jews in the Western United States.

The program committee is accepting proposals for presentations, and the
December 15 deadline is approaching. You can find formation on how to
submit a proposal >from the "call for papers" link in the "program
speakers" menu on the Conference home page at www.iajgs2016.org.

Janette Silverman, Chuck Weinstein & Phyllis Grossman
2016 IAJGS Conference Co-Chairs
cochairs@...


Keynote speaker for IAJGS Conference #scandinavia

Janette Silverman <cochairs@...>
 

Leaders of the 36th IAJGS International Conference on Jewish Genealogy
are pleased to announce that University of Washington Professor Devin E.
Naar will deliver the keynote address at the meeting in August 2016.

Dr. Naar is a brilliant scholar and a spellbinding presenter who has
received national attention for his work in Ladino language and
literature. "The Sephardic Experience in the United States" will be one
of the key topic tracks of the 2016 conference in Seattle, which has the
third largest Sephardic population in the United States after New York
and Los Angeles.

Dr. Naar is chair of the UW Sephardic Studies Program and an assistant
professor in the school's History department. He has emerged as one of
the most dynamic, charismatic young scholars of Jewish history,
particularly the Sephardic experience. The only assistant professor ever
elected to the prestigious Academic Advisory Council of the Center for
Jewish History in New York, Dr. Naar recently launched a pilot program,
"Seattle Sephardic Treasures," dedicated to preserving and disseminating
the rich cultural and linguistic traditions of Sephardic Judaism.

Presentations, panel discussions and other events at the conference,
expected to draw upwards of 1,000 attendees >from around the world, will
take in the full global sweep of the Jewish experience, including
European migrations, Jewish families in South America, Australia, South
Africa, and Israel, as well as Jews in the Western United States.

The program committee is accepting proposals for presentations, and the
December 15 deadline is approaching. You can find formation on how to
submit a proposal >from the "call for papers" link in the "program
speakers" menu on the Conference home page at www.iajgs2016.org.

Janette Silverman, Chuck Weinstein & Phyllis Grossman
2016 IAJGS Conference Co-Chairs
cochairs@...