April 2015 Newsletter


Sephardic Research:  Jewish Genealogy’s Other Side
Belarus Research and My Sephardic Roots
Two lectures by Schelly Talalay Dardashti
April 12, 1:30 – 4 pm, at Temple Emanuel, Newton
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Lost & Found: Research on Nazi-Era Looting and Restitution
Lecture by MFA curator Victoria Reed:  1 – 2 pm. $20
Related film, Stealing Klimt (2007), 2:30 pm. $11
April 9, Museum of Fine Arts,  Remis Auditorium. Tickets Required
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The Boston Girl
Anita Diamant on her new novel, The Boston Girl
April 14,  7 pm, Vilna Shul, Boston
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Tommy Gun Winter: Jewish Gangsters, a Preacher’s Daughter, and the Trial that Shocked 1930s Boston
Author Talk by Nathan Gorenstein
April 22, 6 pm,  Boston Public Library, Copley Square, Abbey Room
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Sex, DNA, and Family History
Speaker: Shellee Morehead
April 29, 6 pm, Boston Public Library, Copley Square, Abbey Room
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2015 New England Regional Genealogical Conference
95+ lectures for beginners through experts. Outstanding speakers. $150
April 15 – 18,  R.I. Convention Center, Providence
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35th International Conference on Jewish Genealogy
Multiple tracks, great lectures, the best and latest in Jewish genealogy.
Optional Shabbaton Weekend (Fri-Sat) and Exploration Sunday with tours and programs.

July 6 – 10, Israel.  Ramada Jerusalem Hotel
Register by April 14 for early discount $290 ($320 starting April 14)



Roots: Organize & Research It Right the First Time (U.S. research)
JewishGen 3-week online course, $100
April 627
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Genealogical Essentials Course
4-week online course at Boston University, $775
Begins May 12. Enrollment deadline April 23
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Certificate Program in Genealogical Research
15-week online course at Boston University,  $2,695
Begins May 12. Enrollment deadline April 23
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There’s a new online review with articles and news about Jewish genealogy from Gary Mokotoff, Sallyann Sack and Adam Brown. Check it out at www.avotaynuonline.comIt’s not too late to join or renew your JGSGB membership for 2015.Items for the next newsletter should be submitted by April 20 to newsletter@jgsgb.org

Heidi Urich