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JewishGen Purim Party! #JewishGenUpdates


Avraham Groll
 

COME ONE, COME ALL!

In honor of the upcoming holiday of Purim, you are cordially invited to a special


Pre-Purim JewishGen FUNraising Event

Tuesday, February 23, 2021 at 2:00 PM Eastern Time

 

Join your JewishGen friends (aka Haman’s Henchmen) for a hilarious Purim event that will be sure to keep you laughing the entire time. Festivities will include:

 

  • You Know You Have Been a Jewish Genealogist Too Long When...with veteran Jewish genealogists.

  • Weird and Funny Jewish Names...with Dr. Alexandre Beider and Ron Arons.

  • Odd Jewish Tombstones... with Nolan Altman.

  • *Interactive Game Show: Who Wants to be a Levite...with Jordan Auslander and Ron Arons. (See below for instructions to apply as a contestant).


Registration is free, with a suggested donation. Signup today at: http://bit.ly/JewishGenPurim2021.


Looking forward to seeing you all next week!


Sincerely yours, 

Haman’s Henchmen 

(Jordan Auslander, Ron Arons, Alexandre Beider, Nolan Altman, and Karen Franklin)



*To apply as a contestant on Who Wants to be a Levite, email karenfranklin@... and include the following information: Name, where you family is from (country is sufficient), and whether you would be willing to dress as Haman or Vashti if required (just kidding). Skeletons in the closet or on your family tree preferred (not kidding). All contestants who are selected and appear in the program will receive one-year value-added-services on JewishGen, a $100 value.   https://www.jewishgen.org/jewishgen/valueadded.asp  If selected, you will be notified by email by Sunday, February 21. 


Albert Kirshen
 

Would love to attend but I'm out seeing patients at that time. Any chance of seeing a recording?


On Wed, Feb 17, 2021 at 4:55 PM Avraham Groll <agroll@...> wrote:

COME ONE, COME ALL!

In honor of the upcoming holiday of Purim, you are cordially invited to a special


Pre-Purim JewishGen FUNraising Event

Tuesday, February 23, 2021 at 2:00 PM Eastern Time

 

Join your JewishGen friends (aka Haman’s Henchmen) for a hilarious Purim event that will be sure to keep you laughing the entire time. Festivities will include:

 

  • You Know You Have Been a Jewish Genealogist Too Long When...with veteran Jewish genealogists.

  • Weird and Funny Jewish Names...with Dr. Alexandre Beider and Ron Arons.

  • Odd Jewish Tombstones... with Nolan Altman.

  • *Interactive Game Show: Who Wants to be a Levite...with Jordan Auslander and Ron Arons. (See below for instructions to apply as a contestant).


Registration is free, with a suggested donation. Signup today at: http://bit.ly/JewishGenPurim2021.


Looking forward to seeing you all next week!


Sincerely yours, 

Haman’s Henchmen 

(Jordan Auslander, Ron Arons, Alexandre Beider, Nolan Altman, and Karen Franklin)



*To apply as a contestant on Who Wants to be a Levite, email karenfranklin@... and include the following information: Name, where you family is from (country is sufficient), and whether you would be willing to dress as Haman or Vashti if required (just kidding). Skeletons in the closet or on your family tree preferred (not kidding). All contestants who are selected and appear in the program will receive one-year value-added-services on JewishGen, a $100 value.   https://www.jewishgen.org/jewishgen/valueadded.asp  If selected, you will be notified by email by Sunday, February 21. 


Yehuda Rubin
 

I don’t think I’ll be able to watch it live. Is it being recorded?

On Wed, Feb 17, 2021 at 4:55 PM Avraham Groll <agroll@...> wrote:

COME ONE, COME ALL!

In honor of the upcoming holiday of Purim, you are cordially invited to a special


Pre-Purim JewishGen FUNraising Event

Tuesday, February 23, 2021 at 2:00 PM Eastern Time

 

Join your JewishGen friends (aka Haman’s Henchmen) for a hilarious Purim event that will be sure to keep you laughing the entire time. Festivities will include:

 

  • You Know You Have Been a Jewish Genealogist Too Long When...with veteran Jewish genealogists.

  • Weird and Funny Jewish Names...with Dr. Alexandre Beider and Ron Arons.

  • Odd Jewish Tombstones... with Nolan Altman.

  • *Interactive Game Show: Who Wants to be a Levite...with Jordan Auslander and Ron Arons. (See below for instructions to apply as a contestant).


Registration is free, with a suggested donation. Signup today at: http://bit.ly/JewishGenPurim2021.


Looking forward to seeing you all next week!


Sincerely yours, 

Haman’s Henchmen 

(Jordan Auslander, Ron Arons, Alexandre Beider, Nolan Altman, and Karen Franklin)



*To apply as a contestant on Who Wants to be a Levite, email karenfranklin@... and include the following information: Name, where you family is from (country is sufficient), and whether you would be willing to dress as Haman or Vashti if required (just kidding). Skeletons in the closet or on your family tree preferred (not kidding). All contestants who are selected and appear in the program will receive one-year value-added-services on JewishGen, a $100 value.   https://www.jewishgen.org/jewishgen/valueadded.asp  If selected, you will be notified by email by Sunday, February 21. 


Bruce Drake
 

This Friday's Yizkor book excerpts contain several chapters on the celebration of Purim.

So joyous that the Yizkor book of Klobuck, Poland notes that during the holiday, Jews are permitted to drink alcohol to the point that they cannot tell the difference between Haman and Mordechai, referring to the Persian villain Haman who wanted to kill all Jews in the empire, and the Jew Mordechai who defied him

Bruce Drake