Jewish Genealogical Archival Society of Greater Philadelphia Feb meeting
Date: Sunday, February, 23, 2020
Location: Reform Congregation Keneseth Israel
8339 Old York Road, Elkins Park, PA 19027
Speaker: Ira Siegal, JGASGP Member
Topic: The Irish Torah
A JGASGP member for the past two years, Ira Siegal has been a CPA
since 1980 and since 2010 has been a Revenue Agent at the IRS in the
Global High Wealth group in the Large Business & International division
which audits the wealthiest taxpayers. He used his audit and investigative
skills to find and pull together distant branches of a family tree.
Ira Siegal will share the story of a family heirloom, a Sefer Torah, originally
from the town of Oshmyany (now Belarus – near Vilna) that made its way
to Dublin, Ireland and then to Philadelphia, carried by his grandfather Isaac
Schreider in 1908.
Ira met with the last Schreider third cousin in Dublin in 2018 and more third
cousins in Israel this summer in Israel. Research in the archives at
Yad Vashem found information on Holocaust survivors.
Mentors will also be available from 1:00 pm until the start of the meeting
to help with your research efforts.
JGSGP website http://www.jgsgp.org is now available with latest news,
upcoming meeting notices, and links to Philadelphia resources.
We can also be found on Facebook.
Member are welcome without charge
Guest fee of $5 can be applied toward membership
Lois Sernoff [JGASGP]