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FALL AND WINTER 2016 CHRONICLES ARE NOW AVAILABLE

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Read an article about our president, Fred Blum, run in the Winter 2013 edition of Inside magazine at
http://www.jewishexponent.com/a-top-genealogist-with-true-detective-talent



1940 census link

From Recent Meetings...

Click here for Joel Spector's presentation entitled "The Growth of the Russian Jewish Population From Early Historical Data through the 1897 Census".
Click here for Alan Jordan's notes on probate, records, and wills from his talk in November, 2014.

Links From Recent Chronicles...

Click here for ZACHOR – Memories of the Jews of Bialystok by Mark Halpern from Winter 2014 CHRONICLES


FUTURE SOCIETY EVENTS

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Sunday, October 22, 2017 at 1:30 PM at Keneseth Israel
Speaker: Michael Steinlauf
is professor of history at Gratz College in Elkins Park. He is the author of Bondage to the Dead: Poland and the Memory of the Holocaust as well as numerous studies of Jewish culture in Yiddish and Polish. He was theater editor of the YIVO Encyclopedia of Jews in Eastern Europe and of volume 16 of the journal Polin dedicated to Jewish popular culture in Poland. His writings have been translated into Hebrew, Polish, German and Italian. Professor Steinlauf has also been active in various kinds of Jewish memory work in Poland including serving as chief historical advisor and curator of modern Jewish culture for the POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews which recently opened in Warsaw. He is currently at work on a study of the Yiddish writer and activist Y. L. Peretz.

Program: Polish Jews: Civilization, Destruction, Tiny Rebirth

This program is to serve as an introduction of sorts to the 38th IAJGS Conference on Jewish Genealogy to be held in Warsaw, August 6-10, 2018 [See the column to the right.]

This lecture will briefly look at the civilization that Jews built in the Polish lands before the Holocaust, particularly in the Polish republic of the interwar years. It will then focus on the complexities of Jewish revival after the Holocaust, before and since the fall of communism, and to the present day. (Much of the information is covered in much more detail at the POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews, the main venue of the Conference -- http://www.polin.pl/en)




Sunday, November 19, 2017 at 1:30 PM, venue TBA
Speaker: Josh Perelman
is the Chief Curator and Director of Exhibitions & Collections at the National Museum of American Jewish History in Philadelphia. Dr. Perelman served as chief curator of the Museum’s core exhibition, overseeing the creation of the exhibition’s layout, design, and central narrative, the development of over 30 films, soundscapes, and media interactives, and the selection and installation of over 1,200 artifacts. Dr. Perelman completed his doctoral work at New York University and has participated in the development of numerous exhibitions concerning the history of American Jews in the United States at such places such as the Museum of Jewish Heritage and the Center for Jewish History. Dr. Perelman has spoken and written about the intersection of politics, performative culture and ethnic identity during the twentieth century.

Program: Re:collection, an initiative of NMAJH aimed at deepening connections to one another and to our shared experiences and values.

Re:collection found at https://www.enwoven.com/recollection is an easy-to-use online and mobile experience that makes it possible for you to collect and share your personal stories and family memories that represent the past, present, and future of Jewish life in America. An article in the September 28, 207 Philadelphia Inquirer, http://www.philly.com/philly/news/jewish-american-museum-philadelphia-story-sharing-digital-family-recollection-20170928.html, used JGSGP member David Mink’s family to promote this new program.


The 2018 international Jewish genealogy conference will be held in Warsaw, Poland from August 6 to 10. Click the icon above to link to their site.

Brooklyn Bridge 1905

Brooklyn Bridge 1905

Zhytomir, Ukraine

Atlantic City, 1904

New York City

New York City, 1913

The JGSGP sadly announces the passing of our Vice President for Programming, trong>Steve Schecter, suddenly on September 30, 2013. Our society will miss the enthusiasm and leadership that he so freely gave us all.

 

Leonard Markowitz, past president of the JGSGP, passed away on September 29, 2014. Len was instrumental in leading our genealogy society early on when we were very small. He was very knowledgeable and was an effective people-person when he served as President of our genealogy society. He was the husband of the late Sonya, father of Larry Markowitz and Lynn (Alan) Pechinski.

SOCIETY NEWS

We now have a Speakers Bureau

To volunteer as a speaker or to request a speaker for your event,  click here and

please contact Stan or Shelda Sandler stanshel(at)msn.com

 

JGSGP Beginner and Intermediate Genealogy Workshops

Interested in attending or sponsoring a workshop for your Congregation or Organization? Send an email to Stan or Shelda Sandler stanshel(at)msn.com with specifics about your request.

 

Genealogy Help in New Jersey

James Gross is at the Cherry Hill Family History Center most Tuesday evenings 6:30 to 9:00.  The FHC is located at 252 E. Evesham Road, Cherry Hill, NJ 08003.  Please call ahead to confirm BEFORE visiting at 856-795-8841.

 

Brick Walls Q&A

A new feature! JGSGP members can ask for help from fellow members with their research challenges. Have an issue? Send a message to BrickWallQuestions@jgsgp.org.  Questions may be published in our quarterly journal Chronicles. Answers will be sent to the question originator only by email.

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