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Second Call For Nominations To LitvakSIG Board Of Directors 2016 #lithuania

Eden Joachim <esjoachim@...>
 

This is the second call for nominations to the Board to fill the three
Board positions whose terms expire this year. The current board members
with expiring terms this year are Judy Baston, Grant Gochin and Eden
Joachim. Judy Baston and Eden Joachim are ineligible for re-election
for at least one year due to reaching the limit of three consecutive
terms. Grant Gochin has decided not to see re-election.

Any dues paying member in good standing of LitvakSIG is eligible to
submit a nomination, either for themselves or for someone else who is
a dues paying member in good standing. All nominations to the board
must include the nominee's biographical statement emphasizing relevant
experience, and a summary of what skills that person can contribute
to the Board. This information should be submitted to each of the five
members of the Nominating Task Force (emails found at end of this
message). There is no limit as to the number of nominees submitted to
the Nominating Task Force; however, no more than three nominees can
be recommended.

The report of the Task Force shall include the qualifications and bios
of each candidate nominated and will be displayed on our Members'
website. In cases in which a candidate is also willing to serve as
an officer (to be elected by the Board), the report of the Nominating
Task Force will specify the office in which such candidate is willing
to serve and his or her qualifications.

The period for submitting nominations for consideration by the Nominating
Task Force began April 25, 2016 and will end as of midnight Eastern
Daylight Time, on June 6, 2016. The Nominating Task Force will announce
their recommended nominees on or before June 25, 2016 as per Article VIII,
Section 2 of the LitvakSIG Bylaws.

In addition to the nominations by the Task Force, our Bylaws provide that
any qualified candidates who are not recommended by the Task Force may
nominate themselves, after the Nominating Task force has announced its
slate of nominees. Self-nominations can be sent beginning on July 8 and
through July 22, 2016. Their biographical statements, qualifications, and
summary of what skills they can contribute to the Board will be presented
along with the other nominees on our Members' web site.

All names will be placed on the ballot in alphabetical order. Voting will
take place primarily by e-mail during the weeks before the IAJGS
Conference on Jewish Genealogy in Seattle, Washington in August 2016.
LitvakSIG members who do not vote before the meeting will be able to vote
in person at the beginning of the LitvakSIG Annual Meeting, Thursday,
August 11. 2016, during the conference.

Nominating Task Force 2016:

Eden Joachim, Chair, esjoachim@optonline.net
Judy Baston, jrbaston@aol.com
Saul Issroff, saul65@gmail.com
Donald Press, guyleslie@aol.com
Ralph Salinger, salinger@kfar-ruppin.org.il


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania Second Call For Nominations To LitvakSIG Board Of Directors 2016 #lithuania

Eden Joachim <esjoachim@...>
 

This is the second call for nominations to the Board to fill the three
Board positions whose terms expire this year. The current board members
with expiring terms this year are Judy Baston, Grant Gochin and Eden
Joachim. Judy Baston and Eden Joachim are ineligible for re-election
for at least one year due to reaching the limit of three consecutive
terms. Grant Gochin has decided not to see re-election.

Any dues paying member in good standing of LitvakSIG is eligible to
submit a nomination, either for themselves or for someone else who is
a dues paying member in good standing. All nominations to the board
must include the nominee's biographical statement emphasizing relevant
experience, and a summary of what skills that person can contribute
to the Board. This information should be submitted to each of the five
members of the Nominating Task Force (emails found at end of this
message). There is no limit as to the number of nominees submitted to
the Nominating Task Force; however, no more than three nominees can
be recommended.

The report of the Task Force shall include the qualifications and bios
of each candidate nominated and will be displayed on our Members'
website. In cases in which a candidate is also willing to serve as
an officer (to be elected by the Board), the report of the Nominating
Task Force will specify the office in which such candidate is willing
to serve and his or her qualifications.

The period for submitting nominations for consideration by the Nominating
Task Force began April 25, 2016 and will end as of midnight Eastern
Daylight Time, on June 6, 2016. The Nominating Task Force will announce
their recommended nominees on or before June 25, 2016 as per Article VIII,
Section 2 of the LitvakSIG Bylaws.

In addition to the nominations by the Task Force, our Bylaws provide that
any qualified candidates who are not recommended by the Task Force may
nominate themselves, after the Nominating Task force has announced its
slate of nominees. Self-nominations can be sent beginning on July 8 and
through July 22, 2016. Their biographical statements, qualifications, and
summary of what skills they can contribute to the Board will be presented
along with the other nominees on our Members' web site.

All names will be placed on the ballot in alphabetical order. Voting will
take place primarily by e-mail during the weeks before the IAJGS
Conference on Jewish Genealogy in Seattle, Washington in August 2016.
LitvakSIG members who do not vote before the meeting will be able to vote
in person at the beginning of the LitvakSIG Annual Meeting, Thursday,
August 11. 2016, during the conference.

Nominating Task Force 2016:

Eden Joachim, Chair, esjoachim@optonline.net
Judy Baston, jrbaston@aol.com
Saul Issroff, saul65@gmail.com
Donald Press, guyleslie@aol.com
Ralph Salinger, salinger@kfar-ruppin.org.il


IGRA Meeting on May 30 in Petach Tikva, Israel The Lockdown of the US Social Security Death Index #general

Elena Bazes
 

Tuesday, Monday, May 30th at 20:00 in Petach Tikva, Israel
Join us for the next meeting of the Israel Genealogy Research Association (IGRA).

The Lockdown of the US Social Security Death Index: Lessons to be learned by the
Genealogy Community.

Like all else, genealogy is impacted by its environment. Political and
technological considerations are operating in Genealogyland as never before, with
the Law of Unintended Consequences leaving its mark, for better or for worse.

As a result of the political and technological processes, significant restrictions
have been placed upon an invaluable United States information resource, the Death
Master File (DMF), the commercial version of which is familiarly known to
genealogists as the Social Security Death Index (SSDI).

The genealogy community was in many respects caught off guard by the storm that led
to the restrictions now placed upon the DMF/SSDI, and it took much political
capital and muscle to mitigate the damage, which could have been far worse than it
developed to be.

Ken Ryesky will discuss the lessons to be learned by genealogists >from the DMF/SSDI
fiasco, including the need to be mindful of the operative politics and technology,
the need for responsible practices, and the need to positively promote genealogy's
public image.

Location:Private home in Petach Tikva. Space is limited, so registration is a must.

RSVP to Gilda Kurtzman gildak@smile.net.il
Cost: IGRA members-Free Admission Non-members-NIS 20
To join IGRA, go to http://genealogy.org.il/membership/

Elena Bazes
IGRA Publicity Chairperson


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen IGRA Meeting on May 30 in Petach Tikva, Israel The Lockdown of the US Social Security Death Index #general

Elena Bazes
 

Tuesday, Monday, May 30th at 20:00 in Petach Tikva, Israel
Join us for the next meeting of the Israel Genealogy Research Association (IGRA).

The Lockdown of the US Social Security Death Index: Lessons to be learned by the
Genealogy Community.

Like all else, genealogy is impacted by its environment. Political and
technological considerations are operating in Genealogyland as never before, with
the Law of Unintended Consequences leaving its mark, for better or for worse.

As a result of the political and technological processes, significant restrictions
have been placed upon an invaluable United States information resource, the Death
Master File (DMF), the commercial version of which is familiarly known to
genealogists as the Social Security Death Index (SSDI).

The genealogy community was in many respects caught off guard by the storm that led
to the restrictions now placed upon the DMF/SSDI, and it took much political
capital and muscle to mitigate the damage, which could have been far worse than it
developed to be.

Ken Ryesky will discuss the lessons to be learned by genealogists >from the DMF/SSDI
fiasco, including the need to be mindful of the operative politics and technology,
the need for responsible practices, and the need to positively promote genealogy's
public image.

Location:Private home in Petach Tikva. Space is limited, so registration is a must.

RSVP to Gilda Kurtzman gildak@smile.net.il
Cost: IGRA members-Free Admission Non-members-NIS 20
To join IGRA, go to http://genealogy.org.il/membership/

Elena Bazes
IGRA Publicity Chairperson


Re: Family JACOBOWITZ or JAKUBOWITZ or JACUBOWITSCH.or JACUBOWITZ #france

sherry.landa@...
 

As stated previously in our correspondence...these would be registered
in the department where the act occurred. You would need to hand
search the correct 10 year index tables. However, for the latter 3 you
might well find the death date and place written on the birth act. For
Seine-St-Denis the birth index is only up to 1902 (1903-1912 should
be indexed but it doesn't appear on line that I could find).

I suggest you contact
http://www.annuaire-mairie.fr/acte-de-naissance-saint-denis-93.html
and ask how you order the 3 birth acts. If these give the place and
date of death you can then go to the relevant town hall and get the
death act-if in France, or follow it up if abroad.

Best wishes,

Sherry Landa (Oxford, UK)

On 18 May 2016 at 07:55, Evelyne Kamieniecki Lemberski
evelynelemberski@yahoo.fr <frenchsig@lyris.jewishgen.org> wrote:
Family JACOBOWITZ or JAKUBOWITZ or JACUBOWITSCH.or JACUBOWITZ

Looking death date for the following deceased all in Paris:

Moise Isaac JACOBOWITZ or JAKUBOWITZ or JACUBOWITSCH.or JACUBOWITZ born 2=
9 October 1878 in Konigsberg

Augusta BRENNER wife JACOBOWITZ or JAKUBOWITZ or JACUBOWITSCH.or JACUBOW=
ITZ born 2 March1875 in Witkowo (Pologne)

H=C3=A9l=C3=A8ne JACOBOWITZ or JAKUBOWITZ or JACUBOWITSCH.or JACUBOWITZ b=
orn 12 March 1902 in Montreuil sous bois (france)

Yvonne JACOBOWITZ or JAKUBOWITZ or JACUBOWITSCH.or JACUBOWITZ born 14 Sep=
tember 1907 in Montreuil sous bois (france)

Georges JACOBOWITZ or JAKUBOWITZ or JACUBOWITSCH.or JACUBOWITZ born 19 Ju=
ne 1905 in Montreuil sous bois (france)


Family JACOBOWITZ or JAKUBOWITZ or JACUBOWITSCH.or JACUBOWITZ #france

Lemberski Evelyne
 

Family JACOBOWITZ or JAKUBOWITZ or JACUBOWITSCH.or JACUBOWITZ

Looking death date for the following deceased all in Paris:

Moise Isaac JACOBOWITZ or JAKUBOWITZ or JACUBOWITSCH.or JACUBOWITZ born 29 O=
ctober 1878 in Konigsberg

Augusta BRENNER wife JACOBOWITZ or JAKUBOWITZ or JACUBOWITSCH.or JACUBOWITZ=
born 2 March1875 in Witkowo (Pologne)

H=C3=A9l=C3=A8ne JACOBOWITZ or JAKUBOWITZ or JACUBOWITSCH.or JACUBOWITZ born=
12 March 1902 in Montreuil sous bois (france)

Yvonne JACOBOWITZ or JAKUBOWITZ or JACUBOWITSCH.or JACUBOWITZ born 14 Septem=
ber 1907 in Montreuil sous bois (france)

Georges JACOBOWITZ or JAKUBOWITZ or JACUBOWITSCH.or JACUBOWITZ born 19 June 1=
905 in Montreuil sous bois (france)

Thank you to please contact me at the following address: evelynelemberski@ya=
hoo.fr


French SIG #France Re: Family JACOBOWITZ or JAKUBOWITZ or JACUBOWITSCH.or JACUBOWITZ #france

sherry.landa@...
 

As stated previously in our correspondence...these would be registered
in the department where the act occurred. You would need to hand
search the correct 10 year index tables. However, for the latter 3 you
might well find the death date and place written on the birth act. For
Seine-St-Denis the birth index is only up to 1902 (1903-1912 should
be indexed but it doesn't appear on line that I could find).

I suggest you contact
http://www.annuaire-mairie.fr/acte-de-naissance-saint-denis-93.html
and ask how you order the 3 birth acts. If these give the place and
date of death you can then go to the relevant town hall and get the
death act-if in France, or follow it up if abroad.

Best wishes,

Sherry Landa (Oxford, UK)

On 18 May 2016 at 07:55, Evelyne Kamieniecki Lemberski
evelynelemberski@yahoo.fr <frenchsig@lyris.jewishgen.org> wrote:
Family JACOBOWITZ or JAKUBOWITZ or JACUBOWITSCH.or JACUBOWITZ

Looking death date for the following deceased all in Paris:

Moise Isaac JACOBOWITZ or JAKUBOWITZ or JACUBOWITSCH.or JACUBOWITZ born 2=
9 October 1878 in Konigsberg

Augusta BRENNER wife JACOBOWITZ or JAKUBOWITZ or JACUBOWITSCH.or JACUBOW=
ITZ born 2 March1875 in Witkowo (Pologne)

H=C3=A9l=C3=A8ne JACOBOWITZ or JAKUBOWITZ or JACUBOWITSCH.or JACUBOWITZ b=
orn 12 March 1902 in Montreuil sous bois (france)

Yvonne JACOBOWITZ or JAKUBOWITZ or JACUBOWITSCH.or JACUBOWITZ born 14 Sep=
tember 1907 in Montreuil sous bois (france)

Georges JACOBOWITZ or JAKUBOWITZ or JACUBOWITSCH.or JACUBOWITZ born 19 Ju=
ne 1905 in Montreuil sous bois (france)


French SIG #France Family JACOBOWITZ or JAKUBOWITZ or JACUBOWITSCH.or JACUBOWITZ #france

Lemberski Evelyne
 

Family JACOBOWITZ or JAKUBOWITZ or JACUBOWITSCH.or JACUBOWITZ

Looking death date for the following deceased all in Paris:

Moise Isaac JACOBOWITZ or JAKUBOWITZ or JACUBOWITSCH.or JACUBOWITZ born 29 O=
ctober 1878 in Konigsberg

Augusta BRENNER wife JACOBOWITZ or JAKUBOWITZ or JACUBOWITSCH.or JACUBOWITZ=
born 2 March1875 in Witkowo (Pologne)

H=C3=A9l=C3=A8ne JACOBOWITZ or JAKUBOWITZ or JACUBOWITSCH.or JACUBOWITZ born=
12 March 1902 in Montreuil sous bois (france)

Yvonne JACOBOWITZ or JAKUBOWITZ or JACUBOWITSCH.or JACUBOWITZ born 14 Septem=
ber 1907 in Montreuil sous bois (france)

Georges JACOBOWITZ or JAKUBOWITZ or JACUBOWITSCH.or JACUBOWITZ born 19 June 1=
905 in Montreuil sous bois (france)

Thank you to please contact me at the following address: evelynelemberski@ya=
hoo.fr


WANTED: Volunteer Translators #belarus

David M. Fox
 

The Belarus SIG is seeking at least five volunteer translators who have roots
in Minsk and are native Russian speakers to translate a significant collection
records. Volunteers will be provided with detailed instructions and online
access to images of the Russian documents.

Please email Dave Fox at davefox73@comcast.net and provide name, postal address,
email, phone number, and some information about yourself.

Dave Fox
davefox73@comcast.net
Acting Minsk Records Translation Coordinator
Founder and Former Belarus SIG Coordinator
MODERATOR NOTE: The SUBJECT line should read Volunteers Needed


Belarus SIG #Belarus WANTED: Volunteer Translators #belarus

David M. Fox
 

The Belarus SIG is seeking at least five volunteer translators who have roots
in Minsk and are native Russian speakers to translate a significant collection
records. Volunteers will be provided with detailed instructions and online
access to images of the Russian documents.

Please email Dave Fox at davefox73@comcast.net and provide name, postal address,
email, phone number, and some information about yourself.

Dave Fox
davefox73@comcast.net
Acting Minsk Records Translation Coordinator
Founder and Former Belarus SIG Coordinator
MODERATOR NOTE: The SUBJECT line should read Volunteers Needed


Re: belarus digest: October 20, 2015-1926 Russian census #belarus

Stephen A. Cohen
 

Has the 1926 Russian census been translated for the Belarus area?

Stephen A Cohen



"BELARUS Digest for Tuesday, October 20, 2015.

1. USSR 1926 Census



Subject: USSR 1926 Census
From: Dmitry Shirochin <dmitry_shirochin@yahoo.com>
Date: Tue, 20 Oct 2015 09:24:14 +0000 (UTC)

One can find the forms of 1926 Census for USSR in the fonds of the Statist=
ical> Committees. For example, the forms for some regions of Belorussia are
in the
National Archives of Belorussia Republic (NARB), fond 30. Not all the forms
aresaved, many of them (may be, most of them) were destroyed.

Dmitry Shirochin,
Moscow-Vilnius"


Belarus SIG #Belarus Re: belarus digest: October 20, 2015-1926 Russian census #belarus

Stephen A. Cohen
 

Has the 1926 Russian census been translated for the Belarus area?

Stephen A Cohen



"BELARUS Digest for Tuesday, October 20, 2015.

1. USSR 1926 Census



Subject: USSR 1926 Census
From: Dmitry Shirochin <dmitry_shirochin@yahoo.com>
Date: Tue, 20 Oct 2015 09:24:14 +0000 (UTC)

One can find the forms of 1926 Census for USSR in the fonds of the Statist=
ical> Committees. For example, the forms for some regions of Belorussia are
in the
National Archives of Belorussia Republic (NARB), fond 30. Not all the forms
aresaved, many of them (may be, most of them) were destroyed.

Dmitry Shirochin,
Moscow-Vilnius"


Belarus Minsk/Grodno geography - update #belarus

Steve Stein
 

Thanks to all for your excellent responses, to my query, about a dozen, some
off-net. I am evaluating them all and will post results shortly.

Steve Stein


Belarus SIG #Belarus Belarus Minsk/Grodno geography - update #belarus

Steve Stein
 

Thanks to all for your excellent responses, to my query, about a dozen, some
off-net. I am evaluating them all and will post results shortly.

Steve Stein


Western Sephardim DNA Project #general

Michael Waas
 

Hi,

I'm looking for potential participants to participate in our study of Western
Sephardi paternal DNA lineages. Thanks to a generous grant,testing kits will be
provided at no cost to the participants. Eligible participants are those who are
direct paternal line descendants of the Western Sephardi community.

What is the Western Sephardi community? The Western Sephardim, were arguably the
original transnational people in the age of Imperialism and Colonialism,
transcending religious boundaries and empires.The Western Sephardim include the
communities of Amsterdam, London, Livorno, Venice, Bordeaux and Southwest France,
and their daughter communities in the New World in Curacao, Suriname, and North
America. There were also Western Sephardim who ended up in the Ottoman Empire,
most notably in Izmir, Salonika, and Tunis.

Who is eligible? Anyone who is >from those communities of direct paternal descent is
eligible. For example, I am a part of the testing cohort, representing the Vaz
Lopes family of Bordeaux and Amsterdam. As part of the testing, we will also need
an accurate paternal genealogy, with as much information as you can provide.

The goal of this project is to try and shed light on the origins of the Western
Sephardi community and to establish a strong dataset of DNA results, grounded in
strong archival research and results that would lead to further intensive studies
of Sephardim.

Please contact me if you are interested or know someone who might be eligible. We
aim to have a cohort of at least 50 men tested. I am happy to answer any questions!
Your privacy is protected and the results of the study will be published.

Thanks for your interest!

Best Regards,

Michael Waas
University of Haifa, Masters Candidate in Jewish History


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Western Sephardim DNA Project #general

Michael Waas
 

Hi,

I'm looking for potential participants to participate in our study of Western
Sephardi paternal DNA lineages. Thanks to a generous grant,testing kits will be
provided at no cost to the participants. Eligible participants are those who are
direct paternal line descendants of the Western Sephardi community.

What is the Western Sephardi community? The Western Sephardim, were arguably the
original transnational people in the age of Imperialism and Colonialism,
transcending religious boundaries and empires.The Western Sephardim include the
communities of Amsterdam, London, Livorno, Venice, Bordeaux and Southwest France,
and their daughter communities in the New World in Curacao, Suriname, and North
America. There were also Western Sephardim who ended up in the Ottoman Empire,
most notably in Izmir, Salonika, and Tunis.

Who is eligible? Anyone who is >from those communities of direct paternal descent is
eligible. For example, I am a part of the testing cohort, representing the Vaz
Lopes family of Bordeaux and Amsterdam. As part of the testing, we will also need
an accurate paternal genealogy, with as much information as you can provide.

The goal of this project is to try and shed light on the origins of the Western
Sephardi community and to establish a strong dataset of DNA results, grounded in
strong archival research and results that would lead to further intensive studies
of Sephardim.

Please contact me if you are interested or know someone who might be eligible. We
aim to have a cohort of at least 50 men tested. I am happy to answer any questions!
Your privacy is protected and the results of the study will be published.

Thanks for your interest!

Best Regards,

Michael Waas
University of Haifa, Masters Candidate in Jewish History


Seattle Jewish Theater Company at the 36th IAJGS Conference #courland #latvia

Janette Silverman <cochairs@...>
 

This summer's 36th conference of the International Association of Jewish
Genealogical Societies in Seattle will feature a performance of the
highly acclaimed play >from Door to Door. The heart-warming, bittersweet
comedy will be staged by the Seattle Jewish Theater Company, a local
theater group devoted to Jewish-themed plays.

Written by award-winning playwright James Sherman and directed by SJTC
artistic director Art Feinglass, >from Door to Door follows the lives of
three generations of a family of Jewish women, >from impoverished
immigrant to successful American. The performance will take place on
the evening of August 9 in the Grand Ballroom of the Sheraton Hotel in
downtown Seattle, where the conference will run >from August 7 to 12.

As director Art Feinglass notes, "The play takes its title >from the
Hebrew song L'dor V'dor, '>from generation to generation.' It examines
what it means to grow up Jewish and to love those closest to, and most
like, ourselves." An audience discussion with the director and cast will
follow the performance.

During the conference, SJTC will also present Jewish History Live in
which actors will portray Jewish immigrants who came to Seattle from
areas as disparate as Turkey, Rhodes, and Russia in the early 1900s, and
Germany and Czechoslovakia in the 1930s. They will engage conference
attendees in conversation, tell their personal stories and share their
dreams as new immigrants to America.

This summer's IAJGS conference will also feature a Jewish Film Festival
put together by leading Jewish film scholar and teacher of cinema Eric
Goldman. Other highlights include the opening night keynote address by
Dr. Devin Naar, chair of the University of Washington Sephardic Studies
Program, and a resource room accessing a vast array of databases. And,
as at previous conferences, remote streaming of selected programs will
be available through LIVE!

For more information visit the conference website www.iajgs2016.org. For
more information about Seattle Jewish Theater Company, visit
www.SeattleJewishTheater.com.

Janette Silverman
Chuck Weinstein
Phyllis Grossman
Conference Co-Chairs


Courland SIG #Courland #Latvia Seattle Jewish Theater Company at the 36th IAJGS Conference #courland #latvia

Janette Silverman <cochairs@...>
 

This summer's 36th conference of the International Association of Jewish
Genealogical Societies in Seattle will feature a performance of the
highly acclaimed play >from Door to Door. The heart-warming, bittersweet
comedy will be staged by the Seattle Jewish Theater Company, a local
theater group devoted to Jewish-themed plays.

Written by award-winning playwright James Sherman and directed by SJTC
artistic director Art Feinglass, >from Door to Door follows the lives of
three generations of a family of Jewish women, >from impoverished
immigrant to successful American. The performance will take place on
the evening of August 9 in the Grand Ballroom of the Sheraton Hotel in
downtown Seattle, where the conference will run >from August 7 to 12.

As director Art Feinglass notes, "The play takes its title >from the
Hebrew song L'dor V'dor, '>from generation to generation.' It examines
what it means to grow up Jewish and to love those closest to, and most
like, ourselves." An audience discussion with the director and cast will
follow the performance.

During the conference, SJTC will also present Jewish History Live in
which actors will portray Jewish immigrants who came to Seattle from
areas as disparate as Turkey, Rhodes, and Russia in the early 1900s, and
Germany and Czechoslovakia in the 1930s. They will engage conference
attendees in conversation, tell their personal stories and share their
dreams as new immigrants to America.

This summer's IAJGS conference will also feature a Jewish Film Festival
put together by leading Jewish film scholar and teacher of cinema Eric
Goldman. Other highlights include the opening night keynote address by
Dr. Devin Naar, chair of the University of Washington Sephardic Studies
Program, and a resource room accessing a vast array of databases. And,
as at previous conferences, remote streaming of selected programs will
be available through LIVE!

For more information visit the conference website www.iajgs2016.org. For
more information about Seattle Jewish Theater Company, visit
www.SeattleJewishTheater.com.

Janette Silverman
Chuck Weinstein
Phyllis Grossman
Conference Co-Chairs


Seattle Jewish Theater Company at the 36th IAJGS Conference #southafrica

Janette Silverman <cochairs@...>
 

This summer's 36th conference of the International Association of Jewish
Genealogical Societies in Seattle will feature a performance of the
highly acclaimed play >from Door to Door. The heart-warming, bittersweet
comedy will be staged by the Seattle Jewish Theater Company, a local
theater group devoted to Jewish-themed plays.

Written by award-winning playwright James Sherman and directed by SJTC
artistic director Art Feinglass, >from Door to Door follows the lives of
three generations of a family of Jewish women, >from impoverished
immigrant to successful American. The performance will take place on
the evening of August 9 in the Grand Ballroom of the Sheraton Hotel in
downtown Seattle, where the conference will run >from August 7 to 12.

As director Art Feinglass notes, "The play takes its title >from the
Hebrew song L'dor V'dor, '>from generation to generation.' It examines
what it means to grow up Jewish and to love those closest to, and most
like, ourselves." An audience discussion with the director and cast will
follow the performance.

During the conference, SJTC will also present Jewish History Live in
which actors will portray Jewish immigrants who came to Seattle from
areas as disparate as Turkey, Rhodes, and Russia in the early 1900s, and
Germany and Czechoslovakia in the 1930s. They will engage conference
attendees in conversation, tell their personal stories and share their
dreams as new immigrants to America.

This summer's IAJGS conference will also feature a Jewish Film Festival
put together by leading Jewish film scholar and teacher of cinema Eric
Goldman. Other highlights include the opening night keynote address by
Dr. Devin Naar, chair of the University of Washington Sephardic Studies
Program, and a resource room accessing a vast array of databases. And,
as at previous conferences, remote streaming of selected programs will
be available through LIVE!

For more information visit the conference website www.iajgs2016.org. For
more information about Seattle Jewish Theater Company, visit
www.SeattleJewishTheater.com.

Janette Silverman
Chuck Weinstein
Phyllis Grossman
Conference Co-Chairs


South Africa SIG #SouthAfrica Seattle Jewish Theater Company at the 36th IAJGS Conference #southafrica

Janette Silverman <cochairs@...>
 

This summer's 36th conference of the International Association of Jewish
Genealogical Societies in Seattle will feature a performance of the
highly acclaimed play >from Door to Door. The heart-warming, bittersweet
comedy will be staged by the Seattle Jewish Theater Company, a local
theater group devoted to Jewish-themed plays.

Written by award-winning playwright James Sherman and directed by SJTC
artistic director Art Feinglass, >from Door to Door follows the lives of
three generations of a family of Jewish women, >from impoverished
immigrant to successful American. The performance will take place on
the evening of August 9 in the Grand Ballroom of the Sheraton Hotel in
downtown Seattle, where the conference will run >from August 7 to 12.

As director Art Feinglass notes, "The play takes its title >from the
Hebrew song L'dor V'dor, '>from generation to generation.' It examines
what it means to grow up Jewish and to love those closest to, and most
like, ourselves." An audience discussion with the director and cast will
follow the performance.

During the conference, SJTC will also present Jewish History Live in
which actors will portray Jewish immigrants who came to Seattle from
areas as disparate as Turkey, Rhodes, and Russia in the early 1900s, and
Germany and Czechoslovakia in the 1930s. They will engage conference
attendees in conversation, tell their personal stories and share their
dreams as new immigrants to America.

This summer's IAJGS conference will also feature a Jewish Film Festival
put together by leading Jewish film scholar and teacher of cinema Eric
Goldman. Other highlights include the opening night keynote address by
Dr. Devin Naar, chair of the University of Washington Sephardic Studies
Program, and a resource room accessing a vast array of databases. And,
as at previous conferences, remote streaming of selected programs will
be available through LIVE!

For more information visit the conference website www.iajgs2016.org. For
more information about Seattle Jewish Theater Company, visit
www.SeattleJewishTheater.com.

Janette Silverman
Chuck Weinstein
Phyllis Grossman
Conference Co-Chairs

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