WELCOME! PLEASE JOIN US FOR THE NEXT MEETING
Sunday, November 19, 2017 at 1:30 PM
1:00-1:30 Help with Research Questions
Reform Congregation Keneseth Israel
8339 Old York Road
Elkins Park, PA 19027
Speaker: Josh Perelman
Josh Perelman is chief curator and director of exhibitions, collections, and education at the National Museum of American Jewish History, where he oversees the Museum’s core exhibition, special exhibitions, educational programs, digital projects, and artifact collection. Throughout his twenty years in museums and public history, he has been motivated by the intersections of storytelling and design, and has dedicated himself to presenting history, culture, and art in meaningful and unexpected ways. Josh directed and served as chief curator for the landmark core exhibition that inaugurated the new building NMAJH opened on Independence Mall in 2010. He recently curated 1917: How One Year Changed the World, Richard Avedon: Family Affairs, and To Bigotry No Sanction: George Washington & Religious Freedom, and served as co-curator and book editor for Chasing Dreams: Baseball and Becoming American. Josh holds a dual PhD in Jewish Studies and American History from NYU.
Program: An new way to share family memories: Re:collection
The National Museum of American Jewish history recently launched Re:collection, https://www.enwoven.com/recollection an easy-to-use online and mobile experience that makes it possible for you to collect and share your personal stories and family memories representing the past, present, and future of Jewish life in America. Learn how NMAJH developed Re:collection and how it can serve genealogists’ efforts to preserve family memories for generations to come.
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.