Category Archives: Monthly Newsletters

January 2020

JGSGB PROGRAMS

 
Dan Judson – Welcome to America!: The Religious Life of Jewish Immigrants
January 12, 1:30-3:30 pm, Temple Emanuel, 385 Ward Street, Newton
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Research Sunday
January 26, 200-4:30 pm, Temple Emanuel, 385 Ward Street, Newton
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Jewish Genealogy: Discover Your Family History
JGSGB’s annual 8-session comprehensive beginner’s course
Wednesdays March 4 – May 6, 7:00-9:30 pm, Hebrew College, Newton
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RESOURCE OF THE MONTH

This month we are featuring the Southern Jewish Historical Society. Since 1977, the Southern Jewish Historical Society has worked to foster scholarship about the experience of southern Jews. With an annual conference, academic journal, and active grant and award programs, the society has helped to move southern Jewish history from the margins of the American Jewish narrative into the mainstream. The SJHS has been in the forefront of the study of the Jewish South for over 40 years.
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PROGRAMS ELSEWHERE

Introduction to Jewish Genealogy
Presented by David Ellis, JGSGB Litvak and Galicia SIG Leader
January 7, 6:30-8:00 pm
Sharon Public Library, 11 N Main Street, Sharon
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Hands on Genealogy
January 13, 7:00 – 8:45 pm, register in advance
Newton Free Library, 330 Homer Street, Newton
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Introduction to Jewish Genealogy
Presented by Carol Clingan, JGSGB chair of research projects
January 22, 6:00-7:30 pm, register in advance
Boston Public Library, 700 Boylston Street, Copley Square, Boston
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History of Jewish Migration, the Diaspora, and Changing National Borders
Presented by Alan Shuchat, JGSGB Ukraine SIG Leader
January 28, 10:00-11:30 am
Bedford Free Public Library, 7 Mudge Way, Bedford
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Six Jews of Vilna with Rachel Greenblatt
January 29 – April 1, Wednesdays 7:30 pm, $120/series, register in advance
Vilna Shul, Boston’s Center for Jewish Culture, 18 Phillips Street, Boston
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Persona Non Grata: The Story of Chiune Sugihara
January 30, Dinner at 5:30 pm, Film at 7:00 pm, $40 register in advance
Vilna Shul, Boston’s Center for Jewish Culture, 18 Phillips Street, Boston
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COURSES, WEBINARS, & VIDEO

Research Your Roots Using JewishGen
January 3 – 24, JewishGen online course, $150, register in advance
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It’s in the Genes: Leveraging DNA in Your Family History Research
January 22 – February 19, Wednesdays 6:00-7:30 pm, $125, register in advance
New England Historic Genealogical Society online course
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CONFERENCES

Roots Tech 2020
February 26-29, 2020, Salt Lake City, UT
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Massachusetts Genealogical Council Seminar
April 4-5, 2020, Lowell, MA
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National Genealogical Society 2020 Family History Conference
May 20-23, 2020, Salt Lake City, UT
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IAJGS 2020 International Conference
August 9-14, 2020, San Diego, CA
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JGSGB NEWS

It’s time to join or renew your membership for 2020.

New Members join here

Renew your membership here

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