Category Archives: 2017 Newsletters

December 2017



The Rag Trade: How Jews Made It in America
11th Annual Lecture on Jewish Genealogy co-sponsored by the JGSGB & Hebrew College
Speaker: Adam Mendelsohn
December 10, 3:30-5:30 pm
Hebrew College, Newton
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The Roles of Holocaust Survivors in Trials of Nazi Perpetrators in Postwar Germany
Speaker: Prof. Laura Jockusch
November 30, 4:15-6:00 pm
Hoffman Room, Busch Hall, Harvard University
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“The Hero of Dear Old Halifax”: Massachusetts Relief Effort Following the Halifax Explosion of 1917
December 6, 6:00-7:30 pm
Jewish Heritage Center at NEHGS, 99-101 Newbury Street, Boston
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Brick Wall Genealogy
December 18, 7:00-8:30 pm (limited space; registration required)
Newton Free Library, Newton
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Migration + Memory: Jewish Artists of the Russian and Soviet Empires
through January 28, 2018
Museum of Russian Icons, 203 Union Street, Clinton, MA
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Find Your Immigrant Ancestors AND their Relatives in the New York Passenger Arrival Records
Legacy Family Tree webinar, register in advance
November 30, 2:00 pm
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Your Mom’s mtDNA
Southern California Genealogical Society webinar, register in advance
December 2, 1:00 pm
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Searching Databases on
New England Historic Genealogical Society webinar, register in advance
December 14, 3:00 pm
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100 Days to a Better Family History
Presenter: Tammy Hepps
Southern California Genealogical Society webinar, register in advance
December 20, 9:00 pm
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Limmud Boston
December 3, 9:00 am-5:30 pm
Temple Reyim, Newton, registration required ($)
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IAJGS International Conference
August 5-10, 2018 Warsaw, Poland
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Save the Date! Sunday, April 22, 2018 The Society will be celebrating our 36th anniversary at a special all-day celebration at Gann Academy. More details coming soon.

The Western Massachusetts Jewish Genealogy Society (WMJGS) has re-formed and is looking for volunteers to help run the group and for new members. Please email Jonathon Podolsky at