Invitation to Zoom meeting: "Why Did Our Jewish Ancestors Leave a Great Place Like the Pale?" with Hal Bookbinder #events
The Jewish Genealogy Society of Southern Nevada (JGSSN) invites you to a Zoom meeting at 1:00 p.m. (Pacific Daylight Time) on Sunday, March 21: “Why Did Our Jewish Ancestors Leave a Great Place Like the Pale?” with Hal Bookbinder.
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Members of JGSSN can attend for free. Non-members can either pay $5.00 on the Donate page (or pay $20 for a subscription to the 2021 series of outstanding speakers (see below). Take a look at the lineup on our Meetings page - https://www.jgssn.org/meetings.html. To become a member and sign up for the 2021 series, go to the Membership page at https://www.jgssn.org/membership.html.
Jews had lived in Western Russia (the Pale) for centuries. At the turn of the last, two million left. This talk discusses how the Pale came to be, life in it and why the mass migration occurred. It breaks its 120-year history into periods of creation, confinement, repression, enlightenment, pogroms and chaos. There is more to the story than the horrific violence at the turn of the 20th century.
About Hal Bookbinder:
Hal writes and lectures extensively on diverse genealogical topics, including border changes, migration, citizenship and practicing safe computing. He has identified over 4,000 relatives, tracing two lines to the mid-1700s in modern Ukraine. He has served as president of the IAJGS and has been honored with its Lifetime Achievement Award. Hal is a retired information technology director who continues to teach at the university level. He also directs a transition-to-work training program for individuals in addiction recovery. Hal and his family reside in the Los Angeles area. Check out his articles on safe computing at http://www.tinyurl.com/SafeComputingArticles.
JGSSN 2021 Lecture Series:
Become a member for $20 and attend any or all of the upcoming lectures - https://www.jgssn.org/membership.html:
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