Date   

New York Times story about Hungarian survivors #hungary

Renee Steinig
 

"A Pilot and Holocaust Survivors, Bound by War's Fabric, Are Reunited
in Brooklyn"
<http://mobile.nytimes.com/2015/11/09/nyregion/a-pilot-and-holocaust-survivors-bound-by-the-fabric-of-war-are-reunited-in-brooklyn.html?_r=0>

-- a touching story of the reunion in Brooklyn two weeks ago of three
Hungarian survivors and the U.S. pilot who helped them in 1945.

The survivors -- Sari Gruenzweig, Esther Epstein and Lea Singer -- had
been slave labors at a Buchenwald sub-camp.

Renee

Renee Stern Steinig
Dix Hills, New York, USA
genmaven@gmail.com


Searching for famiy of Max SEIDENFELD, possibly Cleveland or Wichita #general

Donna Brown <donnab213@...>
 

My name is Donna Brown and I live in Tallahassee, Florida. I am seeking
assistance in locating an individual's family members to return some items
that I have located. I contacted the Jewishgen help section and they
suggested that I register and post my information in this discussion group.

While looking for another item, I came across a very small in size book
titled, "Abridged Prayer Book for Jews in the Army and Navy of the United
States". It has a copyright date of 1917 by The Jewish Publication Society
of America. Inside the book was a folded piece of paper >from the Orthodox
Old Home, 736 Lakeview Road. I believe this to possibly be located in
Cleveland, Ohio. It appears to be addressed to Max SEIDENFELD, dated
February 4, 1932 and is in reference to "the Yahrzeit" of his departed
mother which fell on Saturday, February 20, 1932.

I was born in Wichita, Kansas and believe the last home that we lived in
before moving was purchased by my parents >from the Seidenfelds (but am not
positive). This home was located on Edgemont. My sister believes that Mr.
Siedenfeld was also a physician. The previous owners left an antique
barrister with many old books. My father loved to read and I inherited this
love and for old books. My parents are both deceased and I have the
barrister and old books. At least one of these old books has the name of
Max Seidenfeld written on the inside cover.

I do not know if Mr. Seidenfeld had any children or subsequent
grandchildren. If there are living descendants and they are interested in
having these items I would love to give these items to them.

I am a retired law enforcement officer and have no ulterior motive other
than to give these items to Mr. Seidenfeld's family if they would like to
have them at no cost to them.

I have photographs of the book and of the piece of paper that I located if
this would assist anyone.

Thank you in advance for any help that you might be able to provide,
Donna Brown
Tallahassee, Florida
USA

MODERATOR NOTE: Please reply privately.


Hungary SIG #Hungary New York Times story about Hungarian survivors #hungary

Renee Steinig
 

"A Pilot and Holocaust Survivors, Bound by War's Fabric, Are Reunited
in Brooklyn"
<http://mobile.nytimes.com/2015/11/09/nyregion/a-pilot-and-holocaust-survivors-bound-by-the-fabric-of-war-are-reunited-in-brooklyn.html?_r=0>

-- a touching story of the reunion in Brooklyn two weeks ago of three
Hungarian survivors and the U.S. pilot who helped them in 1945.

The survivors -- Sari Gruenzweig, Esther Epstein and Lea Singer -- had
been slave labors at a Buchenwald sub-camp.

Renee

Renee Stern Steinig
Dix Hills, New York, USA
genmaven@gmail.com


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Searching for famiy of Max SEIDENFELD, possibly Cleveland or Wichita #general

Donna Brown <donnab213@...>
 

My name is Donna Brown and I live in Tallahassee, Florida. I am seeking
assistance in locating an individual's family members to return some items
that I have located. I contacted the Jewishgen help section and they
suggested that I register and post my information in this discussion group.

While looking for another item, I came across a very small in size book
titled, "Abridged Prayer Book for Jews in the Army and Navy of the United
States". It has a copyright date of 1917 by The Jewish Publication Society
of America. Inside the book was a folded piece of paper >from the Orthodox
Old Home, 736 Lakeview Road. I believe this to possibly be located in
Cleveland, Ohio. It appears to be addressed to Max SEIDENFELD, dated
February 4, 1932 and is in reference to "the Yahrzeit" of his departed
mother which fell on Saturday, February 20, 1932.

I was born in Wichita, Kansas and believe the last home that we lived in
before moving was purchased by my parents >from the Seidenfelds (but am not
positive). This home was located on Edgemont. My sister believes that Mr.
Siedenfeld was also a physician. The previous owners left an antique
barrister with many old books. My father loved to read and I inherited this
love and for old books. My parents are both deceased and I have the
barrister and old books. At least one of these old books has the name of
Max Seidenfeld written on the inside cover.

I do not know if Mr. Seidenfeld had any children or subsequent
grandchildren. If there are living descendants and they are interested in
having these items I would love to give these items to them.

I am a retired law enforcement officer and have no ulterior motive other
than to give these items to Mr. Seidenfeld's family if they would like to
have them at no cost to them.

I have photographs of the book and of the piece of paper that I located if
this would assist anyone.

Thank you in advance for any help that you might be able to provide,
Donna Brown
Tallahassee, Florida
USA

MODERATOR NOTE: Please reply privately.


Keynote speaker for IAJGS Conference #hungary

bounce-3047610-772961@...
 

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@iajgs2016.org


Hungary SIG #Hungary Keynote speaker for IAJGS Conference #hungary

bounce-3047610-772961@...
 

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@iajgs2016.org


Max and Rebecca MOSKOWITZ (ne HUREWITZ) NYC-Bronx- Mid 20th cent. #general

Yonatan Ben-Ari
 

Continuing to research my ABRAMOWITZ family with a HUREWITZ family
of Hartford, Ct., I was informed by Martin MOSKOWITZ that a relative
of his, a Max MOSKOWITZ was married to Rebecca HUREWITZ who was
related to our supposed HUREWITZ family in Hartford, Ct.

I don't have dates of Rebecca's lifetime but Martin said that her
mother-in-law died in 1931 so I presume Rebecca is no longer alive.

If anyone on this list is related to the above Rebecca MOSKOWITZ ne
HUREWITZ I would be happy to hear >from you .

Shavua Tov

Yoni Ben-Ari, Jerusalem


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Max and Rebecca MOSKOWITZ (ne HUREWITZ) NYC-Bronx- Mid 20th cent. #general

Yonatan Ben-Ari
 

Continuing to research my ABRAMOWITZ family with a HUREWITZ family
of Hartford, Ct., I was informed by Martin MOSKOWITZ that a relative
of his, a Max MOSKOWITZ was married to Rebecca HUREWITZ who was
related to our supposed HUREWITZ family in Hartford, Ct.

I don't have dates of Rebecca's lifetime but Martin said that her
mother-in-law died in 1931 so I presume Rebecca is no longer alive.

If anyone on this list is related to the above Rebecca MOSKOWITZ ne
HUREWITZ I would be happy to hear >from you .

Shavua Tov

Yoni Ben-Ari, Jerusalem


(Canada -Ukraine) The Library and Archives Canada Launch Ukrainian Immigrant Database #ukraine

Jan Meisels Allen
 

The Library and Archives Canada (LAC) launched a new online database,
Ukrainian Immigrants, 1891-1930. The database has over 14,700 references to
names of Ukrainians who arrived in Canada and the United States between 1891
and 1930. The information was obtained >from passenger lists held at the LAC
for the following ports:

Halifax, Nova Scotia
Montréal and Québec, Quebec
Saint John, New Brunswick
New York, New York
Portland, Maine

Searching may be done by keyword, surname, given name(s), ship and year of
immigration. To search go to: http://tinyurl.com/p83co6b
Original url:
http://www.bac-lac.gc.ca/eng/discover/immigration/immigration-records/immigr
ants-ukraine-1891-1930/Pages/search.aspx

To read more about the database go to: http://tinyurl.com/px63j7t
Original url:
http://www.bac-lac.gc.ca/eng/discover/immigration/immigration-records/immigr
ants-ukraine-1891-1930/Pages/introduction.aspx

Jan Meisels Allen
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee


Ukraine SIG #Ukraine (Canada -Ukraine) The Library and Archives Canada Launch Ukrainian Immigrant Database #ukraine

Jan Meisels Allen
 

The Library and Archives Canada (LAC) launched a new online database,
Ukrainian Immigrants, 1891-1930. The database has over 14,700 references to
names of Ukrainians who arrived in Canada and the United States between 1891
and 1930. The information was obtained >from passenger lists held at the LAC
for the following ports:

Halifax, Nova Scotia
Montréal and Québec, Quebec
Saint John, New Brunswick
New York, New York
Portland, Maine

Searching may be done by keyword, surname, given name(s), ship and year of
immigration. To search go to: http://tinyurl.com/p83co6b
Original url:
http://www.bac-lac.gc.ca/eng/discover/immigration/immigration-records/immigr
ants-ukraine-1891-1930/Pages/search.aspx

To read more about the database go to: http://tinyurl.com/px63j7t
Original url:
http://www.bac-lac.gc.ca/eng/discover/immigration/immigration-records/immigr
ants-ukraine-1891-1930/Pages/introduction.aspx

Jan Meisels Allen
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee


(Canada -Ukraine) The Library and Archives Canada Launch Ukrainian Immigrant Database #general

Jan Meisels Allen
 

The Library and Archives Canada (LAC) launched a new online database,
Ukrainian Immigrants, 1891-1930. The database has over 14,700 references to
names of Ukrainians who arrived in Canada and the United States between 1891
and 1930. The information was obtained >from passenger lists held at the LAC
for the following ports:

-- Halifax, Nova Scotia
-- Montreal and Quebec, Quebec
-- Saint John, New Brunswick
-- New York, New York
-- Portland, Maine

Searching may be done by keyword, surname, given name(s), ship and year of
immigration. To search go to: http://tinyurl.com/p83co6b
Original url:
http://www.bac-lac.gc.ca/eng/discover/immigration/immigration-records/immigrants-ukraine-1891-1930/Pages/search.aspx

To read more about the database go to: http://tinyurl.com/px63j7t
Original url:
http://www.bac-lac.gc.ca/eng/discover/immigration/immigration-records/immigrants-ukraine-1891-1930/Pages/introduction.aspx

Jan Meisels Allen
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen (Canada -Ukraine) The Library and Archives Canada Launch Ukrainian Immigrant Database #general

Jan Meisels Allen
 

The Library and Archives Canada (LAC) launched a new online database,
Ukrainian Immigrants, 1891-1930. The database has over 14,700 references to
names of Ukrainians who arrived in Canada and the United States between 1891
and 1930. The information was obtained >from passenger lists held at the LAC
for the following ports:

-- Halifax, Nova Scotia
-- Montreal and Quebec, Quebec
-- Saint John, New Brunswick
-- New York, New York
-- Portland, Maine

Searching may be done by keyword, surname, given name(s), ship and year of
immigration. To search go to: http://tinyurl.com/p83co6b
Original url:
http://www.bac-lac.gc.ca/eng/discover/immigration/immigration-records/immigrants-ukraine-1891-1930/Pages/search.aspx

To read more about the database go to: http://tinyurl.com/px63j7t
Original url:
http://www.bac-lac.gc.ca/eng/discover/immigration/immigration-records/immigrants-ukraine-1891-1930/Pages/introduction.aspx

Jan Meisels Allen
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee


Our thoughts and prayers for Paris and all of France! #france

Rosanne Leeson
 

The Coordinators and members of the FrenchSIG send to all in Paris and
France, and all those in the Cercle de Genealogie Juive, our prayers for
your safety, and deepest sympathy and condolences after this heinous
attack.

Vive la France!

Rosanne Leeson
Pierre Hahn


French SIG #France Our thoughts and prayers for Paris and all of France! #france

Rosanne Leeson
 

The Coordinators and members of the FrenchSIG send to all in Paris and
France, and all those in the Cercle de Genealogie Juive, our prayers for
your safety, and deepest sympathy and condolences after this heinous
attack.

Vive la France!

Rosanne Leeson
Pierre Hahn


Research in Mexico/Guatemala or Peru #latinamerica

ibaquet@...
 

Hi there, I have an interesting story... up to May of this year, I had no idea that I had Jewish ancestry.

I reconnected with a cousin through Ancestry who informed me that her great grandfather had arrived in Guatemala around the 1800's. I was surprised to even hear >from her but the most amazing news was they had come >from Mexico (previously Spain and then Cuba)and had left due to the inquisition to their family in Peru. While crossing the Mexico border with Guatemala, they decided to stay in a very remote town in the department of Huehuetenango, called Aguacatan. They changed their names probably >from Peretz to Perez and they decided to stay. Another family of last name Herrera would have accompanied them (pure speculation at this point)

This was news to everybody

I live in the US and I have not been able to go back to the cemetery where I know I could find more information or at least take pictures of the tombs. I do know that at least one of them was born in Guatemala. Francisco Trinidad Perez Barahona, born in 1861.

Any chance that there is someone out there looking for a group of wandering ancestors that decided to get lost in history?

Thank you

Isabel Baquet

PS. I can translate into Spanish / English if you ever need my help.


KehilaLinks Project Report for October 2015 #latinamerica

Susana Leistner Bloch
 

We are pleased to welcome the following webpage to JewishGen KehilaLinks
We thank the owner and webmaster for creating a fitting memorials to these
Kehila (Jewish Community) and for providing a valuable
resource for future generations of their descendants:

Sydney, Australia
Created by Eli Rabinowitz
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/sydney
~~~

KEHILALINKS WEBPAGES RECENTLY UPDATED:

Benedykivtsi (Benedike, Benedikovce), (S-C), Ukraine
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/Benedykivtsi/
~~~

Bereznyky (Bereznek, Bereznik), Ukraine
http://www.kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/Bereznyky/
~~~

Bilky (Bilke, Bilky), (S-C), Ukraine
Updated and redesigned by Marshall Katz
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/Bilky/
~~~

Bocki (Bodki), Poland
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/bocki/Bocki.html
~~~

Danylovo (Husztsofalva, Danilovo), (S-C), Ukraine
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/Danylovo/
~~~

Drahovo (Kovesliget, Dragovo), (S-C), Ukraine
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/Drahovo/
~~~

Haloch (Galocs, Galoc), (S-C), Ukraine
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/Haloch/
~~~

Kal'nyk (Beregsarret, Kalnik), (S-C), Ukraine
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/Kalnyk/
~~~

Kuz'myno (Beregszilvas, Kuzmina), (S-C), Ukraine
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/Kuzmyno/
~~~

Nankove (Husztkoz, Nankovo), (S-C), Ukraine
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/Nankove/
~~~

Sadgura (Bk), Ukraine
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/sadgura/
~~~

Sasovo (Tiszaszaszfalu, Sasfalovo), (S-C), Ukraine
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/Sasovo/
~~~

Sil'tse (Beregkisfalud, Selce), (S-C), Ukraine
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/Sil';tse/
~~~

Uzhhorod (Ungvar), (S-C), Ukraine
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/Uzhhorod/
~~~

ORPHAN WEBPAGES

Some of our Kehila webpages were created by people who are no longer able
to maintain them. We thank them for their past efforts and wish them luck
on their future endeavors.

The following webpage are "orphaned" and are available for adoption.

Kamennyy Brod, Ukraine
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/Kamennyy_Brod/
~~~

If you wish to create a KehilaLinks webpage please contact us at:
<bloch@mts.net>.

NEED TECHNICAL HELP CREATING A WEBPAGE?: We have a team of dedicated
volunteer webpage designers who will help you create a webpage.

Susana Leistner Bloch, VP, KehilaLinks, JewishGen, Inc.
Barbara Ellman, KehilaLinks Technical Coordinator


Latin America #LatinAmerica Research in Mexico/Guatemala or Peru #latinamerica

ibaquet@...
 

Hi there, I have an interesting story... up to May of this year, I had no idea that I had Jewish ancestry.

I reconnected with a cousin through Ancestry who informed me that her great grandfather had arrived in Guatemala around the 1800's. I was surprised to even hear >from her but the most amazing news was they had come >from Mexico (previously Spain and then Cuba)and had left due to the inquisition to their family in Peru. While crossing the Mexico border with Guatemala, they decided to stay in a very remote town in the department of Huehuetenango, called Aguacatan. They changed their names probably >from Peretz to Perez and they decided to stay. Another family of last name Herrera would have accompanied them (pure speculation at this point)

This was news to everybody

I live in the US and I have not been able to go back to the cemetery where I know I could find more information or at least take pictures of the tombs. I do know that at least one of them was born in Guatemala. Francisco Trinidad Perez Barahona, born in 1861.

Any chance that there is someone out there looking for a group of wandering ancestors that decided to get lost in history?

Thank you

Isabel Baquet

PS. I can translate into Spanish / English if you ever need my help.


Latin America #LatinAmerica KehilaLinks Project Report for October 2015 #latinamerica

Susana Leistner Bloch
 

We are pleased to welcome the following webpage to JewishGen KehilaLinks
We thank the owner and webmaster for creating a fitting memorials to these
Kehila (Jewish Community) and for providing a valuable
resource for future generations of their descendants:

Sydney, Australia
Created by Eli Rabinowitz
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/sydney
~~~

KEHILALINKS WEBPAGES RECENTLY UPDATED:

Benedykivtsi (Benedike, Benedikovce), (S-C), Ukraine
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/Benedykivtsi/
~~~

Bereznyky (Bereznek, Bereznik), Ukraine
http://www.kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/Bereznyky/
~~~

Bilky (Bilke, Bilky), (S-C), Ukraine
Updated and redesigned by Marshall Katz
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/Bilky/
~~~

Bocki (Bodki), Poland
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/bocki/Bocki.html
~~~

Danylovo (Husztsofalva, Danilovo), (S-C), Ukraine
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/Danylovo/
~~~

Drahovo (Kovesliget, Dragovo), (S-C), Ukraine
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/Drahovo/
~~~

Haloch (Galocs, Galoc), (S-C), Ukraine
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/Haloch/
~~~

Kal'nyk (Beregsarret, Kalnik), (S-C), Ukraine
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/Kalnyk/
~~~

Kuz'myno (Beregszilvas, Kuzmina), (S-C), Ukraine
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/Kuzmyno/
~~~

Nankove (Husztkoz, Nankovo), (S-C), Ukraine
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/Nankove/
~~~

Sadgura (Bk), Ukraine
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/sadgura/
~~~

Sasovo (Tiszaszaszfalu, Sasfalovo), (S-C), Ukraine
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/Sasovo/
~~~

Sil'tse (Beregkisfalud, Selce), (S-C), Ukraine
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/Sil';tse/
~~~

Uzhhorod (Ungvar), (S-C), Ukraine
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/Uzhhorod/
~~~

ORPHAN WEBPAGES

Some of our Kehila webpages were created by people who are no longer able
to maintain them. We thank them for their past efforts and wish them luck
on their future endeavors.

The following webpage are "orphaned" and are available for adoption.

Kamennyy Brod, Ukraine
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/Kamennyy_Brod/
~~~

If you wish to create a KehilaLinks webpage please contact us at:
<bloch@mts.net>.

NEED TECHNICAL HELP CREATING A WEBPAGE?: We have a team of dedicated
volunteer webpage designers who will help you create a webpage.

Susana Leistner Bloch, VP, KehilaLinks, JewishGen, Inc.
Barbara Ellman, KehilaLinks Technical Coordinator


Keynote speaker for IAJGS Conference #latinamerica

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@iajgs2016.org


Latin America #LatinAmerica Keynote speaker for IAJGS Conference #latinamerica

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@iajgs2016.org

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