IGRA Free All-Day Seminar “Crossroads and Challenges: Women Identity and Research” #israel #events

Elena Bazes

In honor of International Jewish Genealogy Month, the Israel Genealogy Research Association (IGRA) will be 

holding its annual Heshvan Event. The all-day free virtual event will take place on Sunday, October 24, 2021 from 

10:20 am – 18:35 pm (Israel Time).

The focus of this year’s event is: “Crossroads and Challenges: Women Identity and Research”. The morning session will consist of 4 lectures in Hebrew. After which we will recognize the IGRA volunteers. The afternoon session will consist of 4 lectures in English.

Advance registration is required.


There is one registration for the entire day allowing you to stay with us for the whole day or to come and go with the same link. After registration you will receive your individual entry code which will be sent to you again the day before the event.


Morning Session – Four Lectures in HEBREW

10.20 – 10.30   

Opening Remarks: Garri Regev, IGRA President



“Attitudes Regarding Androgynous Given Names in Israel – In the Past and the Present”

Dr. Shlomit Landman, Achva Academic College


11:25 – 12:10

“Here They Are with the Ponytail and the Jumper:

Holdings Relating to Women in the IGRA Database”


Rose Feldman, IGRA Database Coordinator


12:20 – 13:05

“Researching Women from Eastern Countries in Israel in the 19th and 20th Centuries”

Dr. Lavi Shay, Yad Ben Zvi


13:15 – 14:00

“Documenting Ethnic Cooking in Ra’anana”

Rachel Reinstein,  Ra’anana Archives


Break 14.00 – 14.45

14.45 – 15.05      Volunteer Recognition


Afternoon session – Four Lectures in English

15.05 – 15.15

Opening Remarks: Garri Regev, IGRA President


15:15 -16:00

“Archives, Repositories and Libraries in the UK”

Jeanette Rosenberg


16:10 – 16:55

“Jews in Post-Communist Poland – Discovery, Resources, What now?”

Esther Fuerster and Batya Wieczorek  


17:05- 17:35

“Paya’s Choice – Crossroads and Challenges”

Dr. Rose Lerer Cohen


17:45- 18:30

“Mining Mom: Genealogical Resources for Researching Women

at the Leo Baeck Institute     New York”

Karen Franklin, Leo Baeck Institute New York


18.30 – 18.35

Closing Remarks: Susan Edel


Click here to download the PDF version of the Heshvan Event program.


Elena Biegel Bazes

IGRA Publicity Chair