Category Archives: 2015 Newsletters

December 2015


German Jewish Research: New Strategies and New Opportunities
Speaker: Karen Franklin and William Weitzer
December 13, 1:30-3:30 pm, Temple Emanuel, Newton
All Special Interest Groups will meet
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Climbing Your Family Tree: A Day of Genealogy for Kids at NEHGS
December 5, 9 am-5 pm
NEHGS, 99-101 Newbury Street, Boston
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Keeping Records Open in Massachusetts: A Workshop for Genealogists
December 5, 10 am – 12 pm
Boston Public Library, Copley Square
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Home for the Holidays: Gathering Stories
December 7, 7:00-8:30 pm (registration required)
Newton Free Library, Newton
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Unique Jewish Communities: From Iraq to Iran: One Family’s Journey
December 10 and 17, 8:00-9:30 pm
Temple Emanuel, Newton
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Breaking Down Brick Walls with Collateral Research
December 16, 2 pm
Legacy Family Tree Webinar, register in advance
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Boston University Programs in Genealogical Research
Next session starts January 19, 2016
Enrollment deadline: December 16, 2015
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Limmud Boston 2015: A Day-Long Conference of Jewish Learning
December 6, 9:00 am – 6:00 pm, Congregation Mishkan Tefila, Chestnut Hill
$36 advance registration
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36th IAJGS International Conference on Jewish Genealogy
August 7-12, 2016, Seattle, WA
Deadline for submitting proposals: December 15
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Foundations of Jewish Genealogical Research
Our award-winning course on how to research your family history will begin on March 1, 2016 and run for 8 weeks on Tuesday evenings at Hebrew College in Newton. Class is limited to 24 students. Registration is now open.
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Join or renew your membership for 2016 now
Annual dues remain at $25 for individuals and $35 for two persons at the same address. Act now to receive the January 2016 issue of Mass-Pocha. You can sign-up for 2016 online or by mail
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