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Latvia SIG #Latvia JewishGen 2018 Genealogy Courseware #latvia

Phyllis Kramer
 

2018 brings a variety of JewishGen classes to meet the research
challenges both for newcomers and those who wish to enhance their
skills. We specialize in interactive, three to four week genealogy
courses, featuring a personal mentoring program tailored to your
research projects. Classes are offered in a private online FORUM open
24/7 to accommodate international students. Students post an ancestral
branch, set goals for their research, and work one on one with the
instructor.

Organize Your Data and Research Online focuses on your immigrant
ancestors in the United States. Six online text lessons begin with
organization and search techniques, and continue with census, vital
records and Ellis Island manifests. (Jan 5th)

The Intermediate Course, Complex Genealogical Research is for students
who, despite basic online research, have not yet found the Hebrew
names, approximate birth year or former European town for the
immigrant; it covers more complex U.S. topics such as naturalization,
death records, military and governmental records, and local archival
research (next class begins April 6th). This class is also taught in
the summer with an emphasis and field trip in New York City

Independent Study. This class offers students a chance to work on any
genealogical project within the expertise of the instructor. The
course may include United States research or the country of immigrant
origin for one branch, one surname studies, or holocaust information
searches. Your topic, your schedule, your questions. Details are on
the Education Page. (Feb 9th)

Courses will open for enrollment 3 weeks before the starting date.
Tuition varies. *Please* read the course descriptions and requirements
on www.jewishgen.org/education and/or contact the instructor.

Finally, our text and exercise based 2 week classes are offered at no
charge to Value Added members of JewishGen. Our first offering in 2018
will be Basic 2 - Search Strategies Using Google, beginning January
29th.

Phyllis Kramer


JewishGen 2018 Genealogy Courseware #gdansk #germany #poland #danzig

Phyllis Kramer
 

2018 brings a variety of JewishGen classes to meet the research
challenges both for newcomers and those who wish to enhance their
skills. We specialize in interactive, three to four week genealogy
courses, featuring a personal mentoring program tailored to your
research projects. Classes are offered in a private online FORUM open
24/7 to accommodate international students. Students post an ancestral
branch, set goals for their research, and work one on one with the
instructor.

Organize Your Data and Research Online focuses on your immigrant
ancestors in the United States. Six online text lessons begin with
organization and search techniques, and continue with census, vital
records and Ellis Island manifests. (Jan 5th)

The Intermediate Course, Complex Genealogical Research is for students
who, despite basic online research, have not yet found the Hebrew
names, approximate birth year or former European town for the
immigrant; it covers more complex U.S. topics such as naturalization,
death records, military and governmental records, and local archival
research (next class begins April 6th). This class is also taught in
the summer with an emphasis and field trip in New York City

Independent Study. This class offers students a chance to work on any
genealogical project within the expertise of the instructor. The
course may include United States research or the country of immigrant
origin for one branch, one surname studies, or holocaust information
searches. Your topic, your schedule, your questions. Details are on
the Education Page. (Feb 9th)

Courses will open for enrollment 3 weeks before the starting date.
Tuition varies. *Please* read the course descriptions and requirements
on www.jewishgen.org/education and/or contact the instructor.

Finally, our text and exercise based 2 week classes are offered at no
charge to Value Added members of JewishGen. Our first offering in 2018
will be Basic 2 - Search Strategies Using Google, beginning January
29th.

Phyllis Kramer


JewishGen 2018 Genealogy Courseware #dna

Phyllis Kramer
 

2018 brings a variety of JewishGen classes to meet the research
challenges both for newcomers and those who wish to enhance their
skills. We specialize in interactive, three to four week genealogy
courses, featuring a personal mentoring program tailored to your
research projects. Classes are offered in a private online FORUM open
24/7 to accommodate international students. Students post an ancestral
branch, set goals for their research, and work one on one with the
instructor.

Organize Your Data and Research Online focuses on your immigrant
ancestors in the United States. Six online text lessons begin with
organization and search techniques, and continue with census, vital
records and Ellis Island manifests. (Jan 5th)

The Intermediate Course, Complex Genealogical Research is for students
who, despite basic online research, have not yet found the Hebrew
names, approximate birth year or former European town for the
immigrant; it covers more complex U.S. topics such as naturalization,
death records, military and governmental records, and local archival
research (next class begins April 6th). This class is also taught in
the summer with an emphasis and field trip in New York City

Independent Study. This class offers students a chance to work on any
genealogical project within the expertise of the instructor. The
course may include United States research or the country of immigrant
origin for one branch, one surname studies, or holocaust information
searches. Your topic, your schedule, your questions. Details are on
the Education Page. (Feb 9th)

Courses will open for enrollment 3 weeks before the starting date.
Tuition varies. *Please* read the course descriptions and requirements
on www.jewishgen.org/education and/or contact the instructor.

Finally, our text and exercise based 2 week classes are offered at no
charge to Value Added members of JewishGen. Our first offering in 2018
will be Basic 2 - Search Strategies Using Google, beginning January
29th.

Phyllis Kramer


JewishGen 2018 Genealogy Courseware #latvia

Phyllis Kramer
 

2018 brings a variety of JewishGen classes to meet the research
challenges both for newcomers and those who wish to enhance their
skills. We specialize in interactive, three to four week genealogy
courses, featuring a personal mentoring program tailored to your
research projects. Classes are offered in a private online FORUM open
24/7 to accommodate international students. Students post an ancestral
branch, set goals for their research, and work one on one with the
instructor.

Organize Your Data and Research Online focuses on your immigrant
ancestors in the United States. Six online text lessons begin with
organization and search techniques, and continue with census, vital
records and Ellis Island manifests. (Jan 5th)

The Intermediate Course, Complex Genealogical Research is for students
who, despite basic online research, have not yet found the Hebrew
names, approximate birth year or former European town for the
immigrant; it covers more complex U.S. topics such as naturalization,
death records, military and governmental records, and local archival
research (next class begins April 6th). This class is also taught in
the summer with an emphasis and field trip in New York City

Independent Study. This class offers students a chance to work on any
genealogical project within the expertise of the instructor. The
course may include United States research or the country of immigrant
origin for one branch, one surname studies, or holocaust information
searches. Your topic, your schedule, your questions. Details are on
the Education Page. (Feb 9th)

Courses will open for enrollment 3 weeks before the starting date.
Tuition varies. *Please* read the course descriptions and requirements
on www.jewishgen.org/education and/or contact the instructor.

Finally, our text and exercise based 2 week classes are offered at no
charge to Value Added members of JewishGen. Our first offering in 2018
will be Basic 2 - Search Strategies Using Google, beginning January
29th.

Phyllis Kramer


Danzig/Gedansk SIG #Danzig #Gdansk #Germany #Poland JewishGen 2018 Genealogy Courseware #gdansk #germany #poland #danzig

Phyllis Kramer
 

2018 brings a variety of JewishGen classes to meet the research
challenges both for newcomers and those who wish to enhance their
skills. We specialize in interactive, three to four week genealogy
courses, featuring a personal mentoring program tailored to your
research projects. Classes are offered in a private online FORUM open
24/7 to accommodate international students. Students post an ancestral
branch, set goals for their research, and work one on one with the
instructor.

Organize Your Data and Research Online focuses on your immigrant
ancestors in the United States. Six online text lessons begin with
organization and search techniques, and continue with census, vital
records and Ellis Island manifests. (Jan 5th)

The Intermediate Course, Complex Genealogical Research is for students
who, despite basic online research, have not yet found the Hebrew
names, approximate birth year or former European town for the
immigrant; it covers more complex U.S. topics such as naturalization,
death records, military and governmental records, and local archival
research (next class begins April 6th). This class is also taught in
the summer with an emphasis and field trip in New York City

Independent Study. This class offers students a chance to work on any
genealogical project within the expertise of the instructor. The
course may include United States research or the country of immigrant
origin for one branch, one surname studies, or holocaust information
searches. Your topic, your schedule, your questions. Details are on
the Education Page. (Feb 9th)

Courses will open for enrollment 3 weeks before the starting date.
Tuition varies. *Please* read the course descriptions and requirements
on www.jewishgen.org/education and/or contact the instructor.

Finally, our text and exercise based 2 week classes are offered at no
charge to Value Added members of JewishGen. Our first offering in 2018
will be Basic 2 - Search Strategies Using Google, beginning January
29th.

Phyllis Kramer


DNA Research #DNA JewishGen 2018 Genealogy Courseware #dna

Phyllis Kramer
 

2018 brings a variety of JewishGen classes to meet the research
challenges both for newcomers and those who wish to enhance their
skills. We specialize in interactive, three to four week genealogy
courses, featuring a personal mentoring program tailored to your
research projects. Classes are offered in a private online FORUM open
24/7 to accommodate international students. Students post an ancestral
branch, set goals for their research, and work one on one with the
instructor.

Organize Your Data and Research Online focuses on your immigrant
ancestors in the United States. Six online text lessons begin with
organization and search techniques, and continue with census, vital
records and Ellis Island manifests. (Jan 5th)

The Intermediate Course, Complex Genealogical Research is for students
who, despite basic online research, have not yet found the Hebrew
names, approximate birth year or former European town for the
immigrant; it covers more complex U.S. topics such as naturalization,
death records, military and governmental records, and local archival
research (next class begins April 6th). This class is also taught in
the summer with an emphasis and field trip in New York City

Independent Study. This class offers students a chance to work on any
genealogical project within the expertise of the instructor. The
course may include United States research or the country of immigrant
origin for one branch, one surname studies, or holocaust information
searches. Your topic, your schedule, your questions. Details are on
the Education Page. (Feb 9th)

Courses will open for enrollment 3 weeks before the starting date.
Tuition varies. *Please* read the course descriptions and requirements
on www.jewishgen.org/education and/or contact the instructor.

Finally, our text and exercise based 2 week classes are offered at no
charge to Value Added members of JewishGen. Our first offering in 2018
will be Basic 2 - Search Strategies Using Google, beginning January
29th.

Phyllis Kramer


Yiddish Theatre and Vadeville #YiddishTheatre JewishGen 2018 Genealogy Courseware #yiddish

bounce-3434417-772983@...
 

2018 brings a variety of JewishGen classes to meet the research
challenges both for newcomers and those who wish to enhance their
skills. We specialize in interactive, three to four week genealogy
courses, featuring a personal mentoring program tailored to your
research projects. Classes are offered in a private online FORUM open
24/7 to accommodate international students. Students post an ancestral
branch, set goals for their research, and work one on one with the
instructor.

Organize Your Data and Research Online focuses on your immigrant
ancestors in the United States. Six online text lessons begin with
organization and search techniques, and continue with census, vital
records and Ellis Island manifests. (Jan 5th)

The Intermediate Course, Complex Genealogical Research is for students
who, despite basic online research, have not yet found the Hebrew
names, approximate birth year or former European town for the
immigrant; it covers more complex U.S. topics such as naturalization,
death records, military and governmental records, and local archival
research (next class begins April 6th). This class is also taught in
the summer with an emphasis and field trip in New York City

Independent Study. This class offers students a chance to work on any
genealogical project within the expertise of the instructor. The
course may include United States research or the country of immigrant
origin for one branch, one surname studies, or holocaust information
searches. Your topic, your schedule, your questions. Details are on
the Education Page. (Feb 9th)

Courses will open for enrollment 3 weeks before the starting date.
Tuition varies. *Please* read the course descriptions and requirements
on www.jewishgen.org/education and/or contact the instructor.

Finally, our text and exercise based 2 week classes are offered at no
charge to Value Added members of JewishGen. Our first offering in 2018
will be Basic 2 - Search Strategies Using Google, beginning January
29th.

Phyllis Kramer


JewishGen 2018 Genealogy Courseware #yiddish

bounce-3434417-772983@...
 

2018 brings a variety of JewishGen classes to meet the research
challenges both for newcomers and those who wish to enhance their
skills. We specialize in interactive, three to four week genealogy
courses, featuring a personal mentoring program tailored to your
research projects. Classes are offered in a private online FORUM open
24/7 to accommodate international students. Students post an ancestral
branch, set goals for their research, and work one on one with the
instructor.

Organize Your Data and Research Online focuses on your immigrant
ancestors in the United States. Six online text lessons begin with
organization and search techniques, and continue with census, vital
records and Ellis Island manifests. (Jan 5th)

The Intermediate Course, Complex Genealogical Research is for students
who, despite basic online research, have not yet found the Hebrew
names, approximate birth year or former European town for the
immigrant; it covers more complex U.S. topics such as naturalization,
death records, military and governmental records, and local archival
research (next class begins April 6th). This class is also taught in
the summer with an emphasis and field trip in New York City

Independent Study. This class offers students a chance to work on any
genealogical project within the expertise of the instructor. The
course may include United States research or the country of immigrant
origin for one branch, one surname studies, or holocaust information
searches. Your topic, your schedule, your questions. Details are on
the Education Page. (Feb 9th)

Courses will open for enrollment 3 weeks before the starting date.
Tuition varies. *Please* read the course descriptions and requirements
on www.jewishgen.org/education and/or contact the instructor.

Finally, our text and exercise based 2 week classes are offered at no
charge to Value Added members of JewishGen. Our first offering in 2018
will be Basic 2 - Search Strategies Using Google, beginning January
29th.

Phyllis Kramer


Niepolomice Books of Residents #galicia

Howard Fink
 

I am pleased to announce that JRI-Poland has just added a new
collection to our online database. Niepolomice is a town located about
halfway between Krakow and Bochnia.

These records include the entries >from lists created at three different
times: 1870, 1881 and 1891. Entries for some people were inserted
during the in-between years, as necessary, for instance a child born in
1875 was added to the 1870 list with his birthdate. A comment in our
match results will indicate each person whose record appeared to
have been added later.

Each match will include all the members of that household in our
indexed results (even if the surnames are different).

Researchers will also get a link to an image of the actual page in the
record book for every person matched in our online database.

A list of the surnames, and the quantity of times they appear, is
available here:
http://jri-poland.org/psa/niepolomice_bor_surn.htm

This project was funded by earlier contributions, so there is no
qualifying amount necessary to access the records. We do have other
Bochnia area projects underway, including Books of Residents >from
Nowy Wisnicz. Please consider a contribution either to a specific
project or to our general fund in order to help us keep more of these
projects coming to you!

Howard Fink
Bochnia Archives Coordinator
Jewish Records Indexing - Poland


Gesher Galicia SIG #Galicia Niepolomice Books of Residents #galicia

Howard Fink
 

I am pleased to announce that JRI-Poland has just added a new
collection to our online database. Niepolomice is a town located about
halfway between Krakow and Bochnia.

These records include the entries >from lists created at three different
times: 1870, 1881 and 1891. Entries for some people were inserted
during the in-between years, as necessary, for instance a child born in
1875 was added to the 1870 list with his birthdate. A comment in our
match results will indicate each person whose record appeared to
have been added later.

Each match will include all the members of that household in our
indexed results (even if the surnames are different).

Researchers will also get a link to an image of the actual page in the
record book for every person matched in our online database.

A list of the surnames, and the quantity of times they appear, is
available here:
http://jri-poland.org/psa/niepolomice_bor_surn.htm

This project was funded by earlier contributions, so there is no
qualifying amount necessary to access the records. We do have other
Bochnia area projects underway, including Books of Residents >from
Nowy Wisnicz. Please consider a contribution either to a specific
project or to our general fund in order to help us keep more of these
projects coming to you!

Howard Fink
Bochnia Archives Coordinator
Jewish Records Indexing - Poland


Ukraine SIG #Ukraine request for translation from Russian #ukraine

JUROVSKY,Catherine <catherine.jurovsky@...>
 

Dear Genners
I've posted a vital record in Russian for which I need a translation. It is on ViewMate at the following address ...
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM63021

Please respond via the form provided in the ViewMate application.

Thank you very much.
Regards
Catherine JUROVSKY
---


request for translation from Russian #ukraine

JUROVSKY,Catherine <catherine.jurovsky@...>
 

Dear Genners
I've posted a vital record in Russian for which I need a translation. It is on ViewMate at the following address ...
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM63021

Please respond via the form provided in the ViewMate application.

Thank you very much.
Regards
Catherine JUROVSKY
---


Ukraine SIG #Ukraine request for translation from russian #ukraine

JUROVSKY,Catherine <catherine.jurovsky@...>
 

Dear Genners
I've posted a vital record in Russian for which I need a translation. It is on ViewMate at the following address ...
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM63019

Please respond via the form provided in the ViewMate application.

Thank you very much.
Regards
Catherine JUROVSKY
---


request for translation from russian #ukraine

JUROVSKY,Catherine <catherine.jurovsky@...>
 

Dear Genners
I've posted a vital record in Russian for which I need a translation. It is on ViewMate at the following address ...
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM63019

Please respond via the form provided in the ViewMate application.

Thank you very much.
Regards
Catherine JUROVSKY
---


Ukraine SIG #Ukraine request for translation #ukraine

JUROVSKY,Catherine <catherine.jurovsky@...>
 

Dear Genners
I've posted a vital record in Russian for which I need a translation. It is on ViewMate at the following address ...
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM63022

Please respond via the form provided in the ViewMate application.

Thank you very much.
Best regards
Catherine JUROVSKY


request for translation #ukraine

JUROVSKY,Catherine <catherine.jurovsky@...>
 

Dear Genners
I've posted a vital record in Russian for which I need a translation. It is on ViewMate at the following address ...
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM63022

Please respond via the form provided in the ViewMate application.

Thank you very much.
Best regards
Catherine JUROVSKY


Ukraine SIG #Ukraine Barbara Kirshenblatt-Gimblett--Pamela Weisberger Memorial Lecturer at IAJGS 2018 International Conference on Jewish Genealogy #ukraine

Jan Meisels Allen
 

The Jewish Genealogical Society of Los Angeles is proud to announce that the
2018 Pamela Weisberger Memorial Lecture, to be given at the IAJGS
International Conference on Jewish Genealogy in Warsaw, Poland, will be by
Barbara Kirshenblatt -Gimblett. The lecture title is: Meet the Family: A
Journey of a Thousand Years at POLIN Museum. It is tentatively scheduled for
Monday, August 6, 2018 at 5:00PM at the conference hotel.

The Program:
How did a forty-year conversation with her father about growing up in Opatów
before the Holocaust lead her to POLIN Museum and its core exhibition, a
journey of a thousand years? The history of Polish Jews is a story of
families and their descendants. Visitors find themselves in the story ?
when they discover an ancestor in a photograph, find a hometown on an old
map, understand the role of a critical event in their family?s story.
Descendants are also playing an important role in preserving and
transmitting the legacy of their ancestors, many of whom appear in POLIN
Museum?s core exhibition: Piotr Wislicki, whose grandfather was an MP in the
Polish Sejm during the interwar years; Sylvain Cappell, whose great
grandfather Rabbi Dov Berush Meisels supported struggles for Polish
independence during the 19th century; Elizabeth Rynecki, who has been
searching for every painting by her great grandfather Moshe Rynecki, who
perished in the Holocaust; Gary Breitbart, who is dedicated to the legacy of
his great grand uncle, the Jewish strongman Zishe Breitbart; Frank Proschan,
who descends >from the great Harkavy philologists and lexicographers, among
them Alexander Harkavy, advocate for Jewish immigrants; and David Mazower,
who is devoted to the literary legacy of his controversial grandfather
Sholem Asch, author of God of Vengeance. This talk will offer a
behind-the-scenes tour of POLIN Museum?s core exhibition >from a family
history perspective.

Barbara Kirshenblatt-Gimblett

Barbara Kirshenblatt-Gimblett is Chief Curator of the core exhibition at
POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews. She is University Professor
Emerita and Professor of Performance Studies Emerita at New York University.
Her books include Destination Culture: Tourism, Museums, and Heritage; Image
before My Eyes: A Photographic History of Jewish Life in Poland, 1864?1939
(with Lucjan Dobroszycki); and The Art of Being Jewish in Modern Times
(edited with Jonathan Karp). Her edited volume Writing a Modern Jewish
History: Essays in Honor of Salo W. Baron won a National Jewish Book Award.
They Called Me Mayer July: Painted Memories of a Jewish Childhood in Poland
Before the Holocaust, which she coauthored with her father, Mayer
Kirshenblatt, also won several awards. Kirshenblatt-Gimblett was born in
Canada during the Second World War to Jewish immigrants >from Poland.
*******
The Pamela Weisberger Memorial Lecture is a planned series of lectures to
honor the memory of Pamela Weisberger who passed away September 25, 2015.
The Jewish Genealogical Society of Los Angeles (JGSLA) is sponsoring a
series of lectures in memory of Pamela Weisberger who was our Vice-President
of Programs for more than a decade.
*****
Please join us at the IAJGS 2018 International Conference on Jewish
Genealogy. For more information on the conference see: www.IAJGS2018.org

Jan Meisels Allen
Chairperson, JGSLA Pamela Weisberger Memorial Lecture Committee


Barbara Kirshenblatt-Gimblett--Pamela Weisberger Memorial Lecturer at IAJGS 2018 International Conference on Jewish Genealogy #ukraine

Jan Meisels Allen
 

The Jewish Genealogical Society of Los Angeles is proud to announce that the
2018 Pamela Weisberger Memorial Lecture, to be given at the IAJGS
International Conference on Jewish Genealogy in Warsaw, Poland, will be by
Barbara Kirshenblatt -Gimblett. The lecture title is: Meet the Family: A
Journey of a Thousand Years at POLIN Museum. It is tentatively scheduled for
Monday, August 6, 2018 at 5:00PM at the conference hotel.

The Program:
How did a forty-year conversation with her father about growing up in Opatów
before the Holocaust lead her to POLIN Museum and its core exhibition, a
journey of a thousand years? The history of Polish Jews is a story of
families and their descendants. Visitors find themselves in the story ?
when they discover an ancestor in a photograph, find a hometown on an old
map, understand the role of a critical event in their family?s story.
Descendants are also playing an important role in preserving and
transmitting the legacy of their ancestors, many of whom appear in POLIN
Museum?s core exhibition: Piotr Wislicki, whose grandfather was an MP in the
Polish Sejm during the interwar years; Sylvain Cappell, whose great
grandfather Rabbi Dov Berush Meisels supported struggles for Polish
independence during the 19th century; Elizabeth Rynecki, who has been
searching for every painting by her great grandfather Moshe Rynecki, who
perished in the Holocaust; Gary Breitbart, who is dedicated to the legacy of
his great grand uncle, the Jewish strongman Zishe Breitbart; Frank Proschan,
who descends >from the great Harkavy philologists and lexicographers, among
them Alexander Harkavy, advocate for Jewish immigrants; and David Mazower,
who is devoted to the literary legacy of his controversial grandfather
Sholem Asch, author of God of Vengeance. This talk will offer a
behind-the-scenes tour of POLIN Museum?s core exhibition >from a family
history perspective.

Barbara Kirshenblatt-Gimblett

Barbara Kirshenblatt-Gimblett is Chief Curator of the core exhibition at
POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews. She is University Professor
Emerita and Professor of Performance Studies Emerita at New York University.
Her books include Destination Culture: Tourism, Museums, and Heritage; Image
before My Eyes: A Photographic History of Jewish Life in Poland, 1864?1939
(with Lucjan Dobroszycki); and The Art of Being Jewish in Modern Times
(edited with Jonathan Karp). Her edited volume Writing a Modern Jewish
History: Essays in Honor of Salo W. Baron won a National Jewish Book Award.
They Called Me Mayer July: Painted Memories of a Jewish Childhood in Poland
Before the Holocaust, which she coauthored with her father, Mayer
Kirshenblatt, also won several awards. Kirshenblatt-Gimblett was born in
Canada during the Second World War to Jewish immigrants >from Poland.
*******
The Pamela Weisberger Memorial Lecture is a planned series of lectures to
honor the memory of Pamela Weisberger who passed away September 25, 2015.
The Jewish Genealogical Society of Los Angeles (JGSLA) is sponsoring a
series of lectures in memory of Pamela Weisberger who was our Vice-President
of Programs for more than a decade.
*****
Please join us at the IAJGS 2018 International Conference on Jewish
Genealogy. For more information on the conference see: www.IAJGS2018.org

Jan Meisels Allen
Chairperson, JGSLA Pamela Weisberger Memorial Lecture Committee


Bessarabia SIG #Bessarabia Barbara Kirshenblatt-Gimblett--Pamela Weisberger Memorial Lecturer at IAJGS 2018 International Conference on Jewish Genealogy #bessarabia

Jan Meisels Allen
 

The Jewish Genealogical Society of Los Angeles is proud to announce that the
2018 Pamela Weisberger Memorial Lecture, to be given at the IAJGS
International Conference on Jewish Genealogy in Warsaw, Poland, will be by
Barbara Kirshenblatt -Gimblett. The lecture title is: Meet the Family: A
Journey of a Thousand Years at POLIN Museum. It is tentatively scheduled for
Monday, August 6, 2018 at 5:00PM at the conference hotel.

The Program:
How did a forty-year conversation with her father about growing up in Opatów
before the Holocaust lead her to POLIN Museum and its core exhibition, a
journey of a thousand years? The history of Polish Jews is a story of
families and their descendants. Visitors find themselves in the story
when they discover an ancestor in a photograph, find a hometown on an old
map, understand the role of a critical event in their family's story.
Descendants are also playing an important role in preserving and
transmitting the legacy of their ancestors, many of whom appear in POLIN
Museum's core exhibition: Piotr Wislicki, whose grandfather was an MP in the
Polish Sejm during the interwar years; Sylvain Cappell, whose great
grandfather Rabbi Dov Berush Meisels supported struggles for Polish
independence during the 19th century; Elizabeth Rynecki, who has been
searching for every painting by her great grandfather Moshe Rynecki, who
perished in the Holocaust; Gary Breitbart, who is dedicated to the legacy of
his great grand uncle, the Jewish strongman Zishe Breitbart; Frank Proschan,
who descends >from the great Harkavy philologists and lexicographers, among
them Alexander Harkavy, advocate for Jewish immigrants; and David Mazower,
who is devoted to the literary legacy of his controversial grandfather
Sholem Asch, author of God of Vengeance.

This talk will offer a behind-the-scenes tour of POLIN Museum?s core exhibition >from a family
history perspective.

Barbara Kirshenblatt-Gimblett

Barbara Kirshenblatt-Gimblett is Chief Curator of the core exhibition at
POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews. She is University Professor
Emerita and Professor of Performance Studies Emerita at New York University.
Her books include Destination Culture: Tourism, Museums, and Heritage; Image
before My Eyes: A Photographic History of Jewish Life in Poland, 1864?1939
(with Lucjan Dobroszycki); and The Art of Being Jewish in Modern Times
(edited with Jonathan Karp). Her edited volume Writing a Modern Jewish
History: Essays in Honor of Salo W. Baron won a National Jewish Book Award.
They Called Me Mayer July: Painted Memories of a Jewish Childhood in Poland
Before the Holocaust, which she coauthored with her father, Mayer
Kirshenblatt, also won several awards. Kirshenblatt-Gimblett was born in
Canada during the Second World War to Jewish immigrants >from Poland.
*******
The Pamela Weisberger Memorial Lecture is a planned series of lectures to
honor the memory of Pamela Weisberger who passed away September 25, 2015.
The Jewish Genealogical Society of Los Angeles (JGSLA) is sponsoring a
series of lectures in memory of Pamela Weisberger who was our Vice-President
of Programs for more than a decade.
*****
Please join us at the IAJGS 2018 International Conference on Jewish
Genealogy. For more information on the conference see: www.IAJGS2018.org

Jan Meisels Allen
Chairperson, JGSLA Pamela Weisberger Memorial Lecture Committee


Barbara Kirshenblatt-Gimblett--Pamela Weisberger Memorial Lecturer at IAJGS 2018 International Conference on Jewish Genealogy #bessarabia

Jan Meisels Allen
 

The Jewish Genealogical Society of Los Angeles is proud to announce that the
2018 Pamela Weisberger Memorial Lecture, to be given at the IAJGS
International Conference on Jewish Genealogy in Warsaw, Poland, will be by
Barbara Kirshenblatt -Gimblett. The lecture title is: Meet the Family: A
Journey of a Thousand Years at POLIN Museum. It is tentatively scheduled for
Monday, August 6, 2018 at 5:00PM at the conference hotel.

The Program:
How did a forty-year conversation with her father about growing up in Opatów
before the Holocaust lead her to POLIN Museum and its core exhibition, a
journey of a thousand years? The history of Polish Jews is a story of
families and their descendants. Visitors find themselves in the story
when they discover an ancestor in a photograph, find a hometown on an old
map, understand the role of a critical event in their family's story.
Descendants are also playing an important role in preserving and
transmitting the legacy of their ancestors, many of whom appear in POLIN
Museum's core exhibition: Piotr Wislicki, whose grandfather was an MP in the
Polish Sejm during the interwar years; Sylvain Cappell, whose great
grandfather Rabbi Dov Berush Meisels supported struggles for Polish
independence during the 19th century; Elizabeth Rynecki, who has been
searching for every painting by her great grandfather Moshe Rynecki, who
perished in the Holocaust; Gary Breitbart, who is dedicated to the legacy of
his great grand uncle, the Jewish strongman Zishe Breitbart; Frank Proschan,
who descends >from the great Harkavy philologists and lexicographers, among
them Alexander Harkavy, advocate for Jewish immigrants; and David Mazower,
who is devoted to the literary legacy of his controversial grandfather
Sholem Asch, author of God of Vengeance.

This talk will offer a behind-the-scenes tour of POLIN Museum?s core exhibition >from a family
history perspective.

Barbara Kirshenblatt-Gimblett

Barbara Kirshenblatt-Gimblett is Chief Curator of the core exhibition at
POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews. She is University Professor
Emerita and Professor of Performance Studies Emerita at New York University.
Her books include Destination Culture: Tourism, Museums, and Heritage; Image
before My Eyes: A Photographic History of Jewish Life in Poland, 1864?1939
(with Lucjan Dobroszycki); and The Art of Being Jewish in Modern Times
(edited with Jonathan Karp). Her edited volume Writing a Modern Jewish
History: Essays in Honor of Salo W. Baron won a National Jewish Book Award.
They Called Me Mayer July: Painted Memories of a Jewish Childhood in Poland
Before the Holocaust, which she coauthored with her father, Mayer
Kirshenblatt, also won several awards. Kirshenblatt-Gimblett was born in
Canada during the Second World War to Jewish immigrants >from Poland.
*******
The Pamela Weisberger Memorial Lecture is a planned series of lectures to
honor the memory of Pamela Weisberger who passed away September 25, 2015.
The Jewish Genealogical Society of Los Angeles (JGSLA) is sponsoring a
series of lectures in memory of Pamela Weisberger who was our Vice-President
of Programs for more than a decade.
*****
Please join us at the IAJGS 2018 International Conference on Jewish
Genealogy. For more information on the conference see: www.IAJGS2018.org

Jan Meisels Allen
Chairperson, JGSLA Pamela Weisberger Memorial Lecture Committee