JGSLI Virtual meeting on Sunday April 25 at 2:00 PM Eastern – Randy Schoenberg #announcements #events #education

Bonnie Birns

Hello all! The Jewish Genealogy Society of Long Island is delighted to invite you to our April monthly meeting featuring our guest speaker, Randy Schoenberg.


JGSLI is extending the invitation to the broader genealogy community. We ask that you register in advance (see below). Please share with your friends!

Sunday, April 25th, 2:00 PM, via Zoom

Speaker: Randy Schoenberg
Topic: Woman in Gold

E. Randol Schoenberg is the lawyer who successfully sued the Austrian government for the return of Gustav Klimt's Woman in Gold to its rightful owner. He will tell the remarkable story of Maria Altmann's battle for five Klimt paintings that the Nazis seized from her Viennese family during World War II. Randy ultimately brought the case to the U.S. Supreme Court and prevailed. The legal battle was the subject of a successful Hollywood film starring Helen Mirren. Woman in Gold – a portrait of Maria’s aunt, Adele Bloch Bauer -- now hangs in the Neue Gallerie on Fifth Avenue.

An avid genealogist since he was 8, Randy maintains huge family trees on JewishGen and on Geni, where he is a curator. He founded the Jewish Genealogy Portal on Facebook, which has over 20,000 members. A board member of JewishGen, he is co-founder and director of its Austria-Czech Research Division.

There are two ways to join our meeting:
Register for our Zoom meeting: this will allow you to join in so you can chat with others before and after the meeting (this will be limited to the first 100 people to join)


When: Apr 25, 2021 2:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Register in advance for this meeting:

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.


Our meeting will be livestreamed on our YouTube channel. Please visit http://bit.ly/JGSLIYT at the meeting start time and the meeting's video should be listed. No YouTube or other login is required, but if you are signed in you can ask questions in writing via the comment section under the video.


This webinar is free and open to the public.


I look forward to "seeing" you all then!


Bonnie Birns


President, Jewish Genealogy Society of Long Island
Jericho, Long Island, NY researcher #59766