JGASGPhiladelphia February Meeting

Lois Sernoff

Jewish Genealogical Archival Society of Greater Philadelphia Feb meeting

Date: Sunday, February, 23, 2020

Time: 1:30pm

Location: Reform Congregation Keneseth Israel

8339 Old York Road, Elkins Park, PA 19027

Time: 1:30pm

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 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]