This Sunday: Jews in the Maghreb - Their Surnames and their Roots #announcements

David Mendoza

Jews in North Africa - the Maghreb - have multiple origins including Berber,
Musta'arabi, and Iberian. It is often difficult to identify which family
fits in where. Alexander Beider will discuss how he has approached the
challenge. He will share case studies, including examples of names derived
from Arab and Berber tribes, and Jews of the Sahara. He will also discuss
Sephardi migrations from the Iberian peninsula to North Africa.

Alexander Beider holds PhDs from the Moscow Institute of Physics and
Technology and the Sorbonne in Paris. He has established himself as the
world expert on Jewish surnames, their origins and geographic distribution.
He is also the co-author with Stephen P. Morse of the Beider-Morse Phonetic
Name Matching Algorithm. His dictionaries of Jewish surnames, published by
Avotaynu, have become standard reference works for Jewish genealogists.

The meeting is on SUNDAY 14 February 2021, at 11am LA, 2pm NYC, 7pm London,
8pm Amsterdam, and 9pm Jerusalem. Join us on live on Facebook at:

Best wishes,

David Mendoza and Ton Tielen
Sephardic World