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Web site address correction for Illinois Holocaust Museum #general

felicia zieff
 

So sorry. The correct website address is: Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education
Center http://www.ilholocaustmuseum.org

Felicia P. Zieff
Skokie, IL, USA


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Web site address correction for Illinois Holocaust Museum #general

felicia zieff
 

So sorry. The correct website address is: Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education
Center http://www.ilholocaustmuseum.org

Felicia P. Zieff
Skokie, IL, USA


Grove Street Cemetery, Newark--Anybody Visiting? #general

Marc Hodies
 

Hello Jenners,

I have a great, great uncle and his wife buried at Grove Street Cemetery in Newark,
NJ--thanks to JOWBR. Getting a picture would undoubtedly add to my tree the names
of my great, great grandparents on my grandfather's mom side. If anybody is
planning on visiting the cemetery, I would appreciate the favor of a photo of the
tombstones. Please email me privately for the location. I live in the DC area and
can return a genealogy favor as well.

Thanks!

Marc Hodies
Northern Virginia

Searching CHODOSH, GUREWITZ, ABRAHAM(VITZ), ALPERT >from Smorgon, Belarus
Searching LEVI, GALANOS, SHABO, KABALI, ASSER, >from Janina, Greece


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Grove Street Cemetery, Newark--Anybody Visiting? #general

Marc Hodies
 

Hello Jenners,

I have a great, great uncle and his wife buried at Grove Street Cemetery in Newark,
NJ--thanks to JOWBR. Getting a picture would undoubtedly add to my tree the names
of my great, great grandparents on my grandfather's mom side. If anybody is
planning on visiting the cemetery, I would appreciate the favor of a photo of the
tombstones. Please email me privately for the location. I live in the DC area and
can return a genealogy favor as well.

Thanks!

Marc Hodies
Northern Virginia

Searching CHODOSH, GUREWITZ, ABRAHAM(VITZ), ALPERT >from Smorgon, Belarus
Searching LEVI, GALANOS, SHABO, KABALI, ASSER, >from Janina, Greece


South Africa SIG #SouthAfrica BALKIND Johannesburg & Libau #southafrica

Adam Yamey <adamandlopa@...>
 

I am helping a cousin with some research into her mother's family. Her mother's
mother was Elke BRUHN (né BALKIND) >from Libau (Liepaja) in Latvia. Elke had a
brother Leopold who is buried in Westpark (Jo'burg). His dates are, according to
UCT's Rootsweb: 1879-1960.

Can anyone give me further info about this Balkind family, please?

All the best from

Adam Yamey, London, UK <adamandlopa@...>


BALKIND Johannesburg & Libau #southafrica

Adam Yamey <adamandlopa@...>
 

I am helping a cousin with some research into her mother's family. Her mother's
mother was Elke BRUHN (né BALKIND) >from Libau (Liepaja) in Latvia. Elke had a
brother Leopold who is buried in Westpark (Jo'burg). His dates are, according to
UCT's Rootsweb: 1879-1960.

Can anyone give me further info about this Balkind family, please?

All the best from

Adam Yamey, London, UK <adamandlopa@...>


South Africa SIG #SouthAfrica Success Story #southafrica

balden <balden@...>
 

Dear Siggers

I have to relate the following success story to you all!

In the discussion last week on Enid Alexander I received a
message >from a SIG member in Holland whose parents were
friendly with Enid.

He is formerly >from Cape Town >from where I originate
and in discussion discovered that we lived near each other.

He then asked if I knew of a "missing" cousin of his who he has
been trying to find for years, and who came to Cape Town with
her family >from Europe also many years ago.
Coincidentally she was at school with me and in less than one
week, as this was discussed last Wednesday, I found his long
lost cousin living here in Israel.

So, now I have re-united two former Cape Town cousins - one living
in Holland and the one in Israel both whose parents left Europe just before
the Holocaust.

This finding of family for others really gives me a great deal of
satisfaction as well as happiness especially as last week was
Holocaust Day in Israel.
Had this family, remained in Europe, they probably would have
been caught up in the Holocaust, and this story would not have been told!

Beryl Baleson
Israel.


Success Story #southafrica

balden <balden@...>
 

Dear Siggers

I have to relate the following success story to you all!

In the discussion last week on Enid Alexander I received a
message >from a SIG member in Holland whose parents were
friendly with Enid.

He is formerly >from Cape Town >from where I originate
and in discussion discovered that we lived near each other.

He then asked if I knew of a "missing" cousin of his who he has
been trying to find for years, and who came to Cape Town with
her family >from Europe also many years ago.
Coincidentally she was at school with me and in less than one
week, as this was discussed last Wednesday, I found his long
lost cousin living here in Israel.

So, now I have re-united two former Cape Town cousins - one living
in Holland and the one in Israel both whose parents left Europe just before
the Holocaust.

This finding of family for others really gives me a great deal of
satisfaction as well as happiness especially as last week was
Holocaust Day in Israel.
Had this family, remained in Europe, they probably would have
been caught up in the Holocaust, and this story would not have been told!

Beryl Baleson
Israel.


Conference Program Update #hungary

David Mink
 

There are only a few days left to take advantage of the early bird
registration discount, which will end April 30.

The Conference Program is online at http://www.philly2009.org/program.cfm
and is a complete listing of all the lectures, workshops, Breakfast with
Experts, and SIG luncheons. In addition, a Film Festival is in development
and will be added to the Program soon. The dates and times of the programs
are still subject to change.

Since our previous Program posting, we have added a very exciting and
interesting program for Wednesday evening - "Yiddish in Story, Poem




Song." Combining lecture, recordings and live performance, ethnographer and
performer Michael Alpert (Brave Old World - Klezmer musicians) and cultural
historian Michael Steinlauf (Gratz College Professor of History) collaborate
on a personal guided tour through centuries of Yiddish cultural creation.

The program is rich and varied. Speakers >from all over the Jewish World will
share their expertise with us including speakers >from Austria, Belgium,
France, Israel, Germany, Lithuania, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, South Africa,
Ukraine, and United Kingdom.

New this year are Hands-on Workshops on Sunday afternoon August 2 and Friday
morning August 7. Learn how to read Polish and Cyrillic records. Attend a
Jewish cooking demonstration >from two well-known cookbook authors. Learn
from an expert to identify family photographs by researching photographers,
dating costume clues and comparing facial characteristics. Learn >from
experts to preserve important documents and photographs in your collections.

Take some time, review the program, decide which programs you would like to
attend and then register for the conference at philly2009.org/registration information.vfm You
will not regret your decision.

See you in Philadelphia this August.

Mark Halpern
Mark Heckman
Program Chairs
programs@...
Conference discussion group
http://www.philly2009.org/conference_discussion_group.cfm
Conference Facebook group
http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=37629252567


Hungary SIG #Hungary Conference Program Update #hungary

David Mink
 

There are only a few days left to take advantage of the early bird
registration discount, which will end April 30.

The Conference Program is online at http://www.philly2009.org/program.cfm
and is a complete listing of all the lectures, workshops, Breakfast with
Experts, and SIG luncheons. In addition, a Film Festival is in development
and will be added to the Program soon. The dates and times of the programs
are still subject to change.

Since our previous Program posting, we have added a very exciting and
interesting program for Wednesday evening - "Yiddish in Story, Poem




Song." Combining lecture, recordings and live performance, ethnographer and
performer Michael Alpert (Brave Old World - Klezmer musicians) and cultural
historian Michael Steinlauf (Gratz College Professor of History) collaborate
on a personal guided tour through centuries of Yiddish cultural creation.

The program is rich and varied. Speakers >from all over the Jewish World will
share their expertise with us including speakers >from Austria, Belgium,
France, Israel, Germany, Lithuania, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, South Africa,
Ukraine, and United Kingdom.

New this year are Hands-on Workshops on Sunday afternoon August 2 and Friday
morning August 7. Learn how to read Polish and Cyrillic records. Attend a
Jewish cooking demonstration >from two well-known cookbook authors. Learn
from an expert to identify family photographs by researching photographers,
dating costume clues and comparing facial characteristics. Learn >from
experts to preserve important documents and photographs in your collections.

Take some time, review the program, decide which programs you would like to
attend and then register for the conference at philly2009.org/registration information.vfm You
will not regret your decision.

See you in Philadelphia this August.

Mark Halpern
Mark Heckman
Program Chairs
programs@...
Conference discussion group
http://www.philly2009.org/conference_discussion_group.cfm
Conference Facebook group
http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=37629252567


Conference Program Update #belarus

David Mink
 

There are only a few days left to take advantage of the early bird
registration discount, which will end April 30.

The Conference Program is online at http://www.philly2009.org/program.cfm
and is a complete listing of all the lectures, workshops, Breakfast with
Experts, and SIG luncheons. In addition, a Film Festival is in development
and will be added to the Program soon. The dates and times of the programs
are still subject to change.

Since our previous Program posting, we have added a very exciting and
interesting program for Wednesday evening - "Yiddish in Story, Poem and
Song." Combining lecture, recordings and live performance, ethnographer and
performer Michael Alpert (Brave Old World - Klezmer musicians) and cultural
historian Michael Steinlauf (Gratz College Professor of History) collaborate
on a personal guided tour through centuries of Yiddish cultural creation.

The program is rich and varied. Speakers >from all over the Jewish World will
share their expertise with us including speakers >from Austria, Belgium,
France, Israel, Germany, Lithuania, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, South Africa,
Ukraine, and United Kingdom.

New this year are Hands-on Workshops on Sunday afternoon August 2 and Friday
morning August 7. Learn how to read Polish and Cyrillic records. Attend a
Jewish cooking demonstration >from two well-known cookbook authors. Learn
from an expert to identify family photographs by researching photographers,
dating costume clues and comparing facial characteristics. Learn >from
experts to preserve important documents and photographs in your collections.

Take some time, review the program, decide which programs you would like to
attend and then register for the Conference. Go directly to
http://www.philly2009.org/registration_information.cfm to register. You
will not regret your decision.

See you in Philadelphia this August.

Mark Halpern
Mark Heckman
Program Chairs
programs@...
Conference discussion group
http://www.philly2009.org/conference_discussion_group.cfm
Conference Facebook group
http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=37629252567


Conference Program Update #germany

David Mink
 

There are only a few days left to take advantage of the early bird
registration discount, which will end April 30.

The Conference Program is online at http://www.philly2009.org/program.cfm
and is a complete listing of all the lectures, workshops, Breakfast with
Experts, and SIG luncheons. In addition, a Film Festival is in development
and will be added to the Program soon. The dates and times of the programs
are still subject to change.

Since our previous Program posting, we have added a very exciting and
interesting program for Wednesday evening - "Yiddish in Story, Poem and
Song." Combining lecture, recordings and live performance, ethnographer and
performer Michael Alpert (Brave Old World - Klezmer musicians) and cultural
historian Michael Steinlauf (Gratz College Professor of History) collaborate
on a personal guided tour through centuries of Yiddish cultural creation.

The program is rich and varied. Speakers >from all over the Jewish World will
share their expertise with us including speakers >from Austria, Belgium,
France, Israel, Germany, Lithuania, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, South Africa,
Ukraine, and United Kingdom.

New this year are Hands-on Workshops on Sunday afternoon August 2 and Friday
morning August 7. Learn how to read Polish and Cyrillic records. Attend a
Jewish cooking demonstration >from two well-known cookbook authors. Learn
from an expert to identify family photographs by researching photographers,
dating costume clues and comparing facial characteristics. Learn from
experts to preserve important documents and photographs in your collections.

Take some time, review the program, decide which programs you would like to
attend and then register for the Conference. Go directly to
http://www.philly2009.org/registration_information.cfm to register. You
will not regret your decision.

See you in Philadelphia this August.

Mark Halpern, Mark Heckman Program Chairs - programs@...

Conference discussion group:
http://www.philly2009.org/conference_discussion_group.cfm
Conference Facebook group: http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=37629252567


Belarus SIG #Belarus Conference Program Update #belarus

David Mink
 

There are only a few days left to take advantage of the early bird
registration discount, which will end April 30.

The Conference Program is online at http://www.philly2009.org/program.cfm
and is a complete listing of all the lectures, workshops, Breakfast with
Experts, and SIG luncheons. In addition, a Film Festival is in development
and will be added to the Program soon. The dates and times of the programs
are still subject to change.

Since our previous Program posting, we have added a very exciting and
interesting program for Wednesday evening - "Yiddish in Story, Poem and
Song." Combining lecture, recordings and live performance, ethnographer and
performer Michael Alpert (Brave Old World - Klezmer musicians) and cultural
historian Michael Steinlauf (Gratz College Professor of History) collaborate
on a personal guided tour through centuries of Yiddish cultural creation.

The program is rich and varied. Speakers >from all over the Jewish World will
share their expertise with us including speakers >from Austria, Belgium,
France, Israel, Germany, Lithuania, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, South Africa,
Ukraine, and United Kingdom.

New this year are Hands-on Workshops on Sunday afternoon August 2 and Friday
morning August 7. Learn how to read Polish and Cyrillic records. Attend a
Jewish cooking demonstration >from two well-known cookbook authors. Learn
from an expert to identify family photographs by researching photographers,
dating costume clues and comparing facial characteristics. Learn >from
experts to preserve important documents and photographs in your collections.

Take some time, review the program, decide which programs you would like to
attend and then register for the Conference. Go directly to
http://www.philly2009.org/registration_information.cfm to register. You
will not regret your decision.

See you in Philadelphia this August.

Mark Halpern
Mark Heckman
Program Chairs
programs@...
Conference discussion group
http://www.philly2009.org/conference_discussion_group.cfm
Conference Facebook group
http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=37629252567


German SIG #Germany Conference Program Update #germany

David Mink
 

There are only a few days left to take advantage of the early bird
registration discount, which will end April 30.

The Conference Program is online at http://www.philly2009.org/program.cfm
and is a complete listing of all the lectures, workshops, Breakfast with
Experts, and SIG luncheons. In addition, a Film Festival is in development
and will be added to the Program soon. The dates and times of the programs
are still subject to change.

Since our previous Program posting, we have added a very exciting and
interesting program for Wednesday evening - "Yiddish in Story, Poem and
Song." Combining lecture, recordings and live performance, ethnographer and
performer Michael Alpert (Brave Old World - Klezmer musicians) and cultural
historian Michael Steinlauf (Gratz College Professor of History) collaborate
on a personal guided tour through centuries of Yiddish cultural creation.

The program is rich and varied. Speakers >from all over the Jewish World will
share their expertise with us including speakers >from Austria, Belgium,
France, Israel, Germany, Lithuania, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, South Africa,
Ukraine, and United Kingdom.

New this year are Hands-on Workshops on Sunday afternoon August 2 and Friday
morning August 7. Learn how to read Polish and Cyrillic records. Attend a
Jewish cooking demonstration >from two well-known cookbook authors. Learn
from an expert to identify family photographs by researching photographers,
dating costume clues and comparing facial characteristics. Learn from
experts to preserve important documents and photographs in your collections.

Take some time, review the program, decide which programs you would like to
attend and then register for the Conference. Go directly to
http://www.philly2009.org/registration_information.cfm to register. You
will not regret your decision.

See you in Philadelphia this August.

Mark Halpern, Mark Heckman Program Chairs - programs@...

Conference discussion group:
http://www.philly2009.org/conference_discussion_group.cfm
Conference Facebook group: http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=37629252567


Yizkor Books #YizkorBooks Conference Program Update #yizkorbooks

David Mink
 

There are only a few days left to take advantage of the early bird
registration discount, which will end April 30.

The Conference Program is online at http://www.philly2009.org/program.cfm
and is a complete listing of all the lectures, workshops, Breakfast with
Experts, and SIG luncheons. In addition, a Film Festival is in development
and will be added to the Program soon. The dates and times of the programs
are still subject to change.

Since our previous Program posting, we have added a very exciting and
interesting program for Wednesday evening - "Yiddish in Story, Poem and
Song." Combining lecture, recordings and live performance, ethnographer and
performer Michael Alpert (Brave Old World - Klezmer musicians) and cultural
historian Michael Steinlauf (Gratz College Professor of History) collaborate
on a personal guided tour through centuries of Yiddish cultural creation.

The program is rich and varied. Speakers >from all over the Jewish World will
share their expertise with us including speakers >from Austria, Belgium,
France, Israel, Germany, Lithuania, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, South Africa,
Ukraine, and United Kingdom.

New this year are Hands-on Workshops on Sunday afternoon August 2 and Friday
morning August 7. Learn how to read Polish and Cyrillic records. Attend a
Jewish cooking demonstration >from two well-known cookbook authors. Learn
from an expert to identify family photographs by researching photographers,
dating costume clues and comparing facial characteristics. Learn >from
experts to preserve important documents and photographs in your collections.

Take some time, review the program, decide which programs you would like to
attend and then register for the Conference. Go directly to
http://www.philly2009.org/registration_information.cfm to register. You
will not regret your decision.

See you in Philadelphia this August.

Mark Halpern
Mark Heckman
Program Chairs
programs@...
Conference discussion group
http://www.philly2009.org/conference_discussion_group.cfm
Conference Facebook group
http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=37629252567


Scandinavia SIG #Scandinavia Conference Program Update #scandinavia

David Mink
 

There are only a few days left to take advantage of the early bird
registration discount, which will end April 30.

The Conference Program is online at http://www.philly2009.org/program.cfm
and is a complete listing of all the lectures, workshops, Breakfast with
Experts, and SIG luncheons. In addition, a Film Festival is in development
and will be added to the Program soon. The dates and times of the programs
are still subject to change.

Since our previous Program posting, we have added a very exciting and
interesting program for Wednesday evening - "Yiddish in Story, Poem and
Song." Combining lecture, recordings and live performance, ethnographer and
performer Michael Alpert (Brave Old World - Klezmer musicians) and cultural
historian Michael Steinlauf (Gratz College Professor of History) collaborate
on a personal guided tour through centuries of Yiddish cultural creation.

The program is rich and varied. Speakers >from all over the Jewish World will
share their expertise with us including speakers >from Austria, Belgium,
France, Israel, Germany, Lithuania, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, South Africa,
Ukraine, and United Kingdom.

New this year are Hands-on Workshops on Sunday afternoon August 2 and Friday
morning August 7. Learn how to read Polish and Cyrillic records. Attend a
Jewish cooking demonstration >from two well-known cookbook authors. Learn
from an expert to identify family photographs by researching photographers,
dating costume clues and comparing facial characteristics. Learn >from
experts to preserve important documents and photographs in your collections.

Take some time, review the program, decide which programs you would like to
attend and then register for the Conference. Go directly to
http://www.philly2009.org/registration_information.cfm to register. You
will not regret your decision.

See you in Philadelphia this August.

Mark Halpern
Mark Heckman
Program Chairs
programs@...
Conference discussion group
http://www.philly2009.org/conference_discussion_group.cfm
Conference Facebook group
http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=37629252567


Conference Program Update #scandinavia

David Mink
 

There are only a few days left to take advantage of the early bird
registration discount, which will end April 30.

The Conference Program is online at http://www.philly2009.org/program.cfm
and is a complete listing of all the lectures, workshops, Breakfast with
Experts, and SIG luncheons. In addition, a Film Festival is in development
and will be added to the Program soon. The dates and times of the programs
are still subject to change.

Since our previous Program posting, we have added a very exciting and
interesting program for Wednesday evening - "Yiddish in Story, Poem and
Song." Combining lecture, recordings and live performance, ethnographer and
performer Michael Alpert (Brave Old World - Klezmer musicians) and cultural
historian Michael Steinlauf (Gratz College Professor of History) collaborate
on a personal guided tour through centuries of Yiddish cultural creation.

The program is rich and varied. Speakers >from all over the Jewish World will
share their expertise with us including speakers >from Austria, Belgium,
France, Israel, Germany, Lithuania, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, South Africa,
Ukraine, and United Kingdom.

New this year are Hands-on Workshops on Sunday afternoon August 2 and Friday
morning August 7. Learn how to read Polish and Cyrillic records. Attend a
Jewish cooking demonstration >from two well-known cookbook authors. Learn
from an expert to identify family photographs by researching photographers,
dating costume clues and comparing facial characteristics. Learn >from
experts to preserve important documents and photographs in your collections.

Take some time, review the program, decide which programs you would like to
attend and then register for the Conference. Go directly to
http://www.philly2009.org/registration_information.cfm to register. You
will not regret your decision.

See you in Philadelphia this August.

Mark Halpern
Mark Heckman
Program Chairs
programs@...
Conference discussion group
http://www.philly2009.org/conference_discussion_group.cfm
Conference Facebook group
http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=37629252567


Conference Program Update #yizkorbooks

David Mink
 

There are only a few days left to take advantage of the early bird
registration discount, which will end April 30.

The Conference Program is online at http://www.philly2009.org/program.cfm
and is a complete listing of all the lectures, workshops, Breakfast with
Experts, and SIG luncheons. In addition, a Film Festival is in development
and will be added to the Program soon. The dates and times of the programs
are still subject to change.

Since our previous Program posting, we have added a very exciting and
interesting program for Wednesday evening - "Yiddish in Story, Poem and
Song." Combining lecture, recordings and live performance, ethnographer and
performer Michael Alpert (Brave Old World - Klezmer musicians) and cultural
historian Michael Steinlauf (Gratz College Professor of History) collaborate
on a personal guided tour through centuries of Yiddish cultural creation.

The program is rich and varied. Speakers >from all over the Jewish World will
share their expertise with us including speakers >from Austria, Belgium,
France, Israel, Germany, Lithuania, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, South Africa,
Ukraine, and United Kingdom.

New this year are Hands-on Workshops on Sunday afternoon August 2 and Friday
morning August 7. Learn how to read Polish and Cyrillic records. Attend a
Jewish cooking demonstration >from two well-known cookbook authors. Learn
from an expert to identify family photographs by researching photographers,
dating costume clues and comparing facial characteristics. Learn >from
experts to preserve important documents and photographs in your collections.

Take some time, review the program, decide which programs you would like to
attend and then register for the Conference. Go directly to
http://www.philly2009.org/registration_information.cfm to register. You
will not regret your decision.

See you in Philadelphia this August.

Mark Halpern
Mark Heckman
Program Chairs
programs@...
Conference discussion group
http://www.philly2009.org/conference_discussion_group.cfm
Conference Facebook group
http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=37629252567


Latvia SIG #Latvia Conference Program Update #latvia

David Mink
 

There are only a few days left to take advantage of the early bird
registration discount, which will end April 30.

The Conference Program is online at http://www.philly2009.org/program.cfm
and is a complete listing of all the lectures, workshops, Breakfast with
Experts, and SIG luncheons. In addition, a Film Festival is in development
and will be added to the Program soon. The dates and times of the programs
are still subject to change.

Since our previous Program posting, we have added a very exciting and
interesting program for Wednesday evening - "Yiddish in Story, Poem and
Song." Combining lecture, recordings and live performance, ethnographer and
performer Michael Alpert (Brave Old World - Klezmer musicians) and cultural
historian Michael Steinlauf (Gratz College Professor of History) collaborate
on a personal guided tour through centuries of Yiddish cultural creation.

The program is rich and varied. Speakers >from all over the Jewish World will
share their expertise with us including speakers >from Austria, Belgium,
France, Israel, Germany, Lithuania, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, South Africa,
Ukraine, and United Kingdom.

New this year are Hands-on Workshops on Sunday afternoon August 2 and Friday
morning August 7. Learn how to read Polish and Cyrillic records. Attend a
Jewish cooking demonstration >from two well-known cookbook authors. Learn
from an expert to identify family photographs by researching photographers,
dating costume clues and comparing facial characteristics. Learn >from
experts to preserve important documents and photographs in your collections.

Take some time, review the program, decide which programs you would like to
attend and then register for the Conference. Go directly to
http://www.philly2009.org/registration_information.cfm to register. You
will not regret your decision.

See you in Philadelphia this August.

Mark Halpern
Mark Heckman
Program Chairs
programs@...
Conference discussion group
http://www.philly2009.org/conference_discussion_group.cfm
Conference Facebook group
http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=37629252567


Conference Program Update #latvia

David Mink
 

There are only a few days left to take advantage of the early bird
registration discount, which will end April 30.

The Conference Program is online at http://www.philly2009.org/program.cfm
and is a complete listing of all the lectures, workshops, Breakfast with
Experts, and SIG luncheons. In addition, a Film Festival is in development
and will be added to the Program soon. The dates and times of the programs
are still subject to change.

Since our previous Program posting, we have added a very exciting and
interesting program for Wednesday evening - "Yiddish in Story, Poem and
Song." Combining lecture, recordings and live performance, ethnographer and
performer Michael Alpert (Brave Old World - Klezmer musicians) and cultural
historian Michael Steinlauf (Gratz College Professor of History) collaborate
on a personal guided tour through centuries of Yiddish cultural creation.

The program is rich and varied. Speakers >from all over the Jewish World will
share their expertise with us including speakers >from Austria, Belgium,
France, Israel, Germany, Lithuania, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, South Africa,
Ukraine, and United Kingdom.

New this year are Hands-on Workshops on Sunday afternoon August 2 and Friday
morning August 7. Learn how to read Polish and Cyrillic records. Attend a
Jewish cooking demonstration >from two well-known cookbook authors. Learn
from an expert to identify family photographs by researching photographers,
dating costume clues and comparing facial characteristics. Learn >from
experts to preserve important documents and photographs in your collections.

Take some time, review the program, decide which programs you would like to
attend and then register for the Conference. Go directly to
http://www.philly2009.org/registration_information.cfm to register. You
will not regret your decision.

See you in Philadelphia this August.

Mark Halpern
Mark Heckman
Program Chairs
programs@...
Conference discussion group
http://www.philly2009.org/conference_discussion_group.cfm
Conference Facebook group
http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=37629252567