Category Archives: 2023 Newsletters

November 2023

Special Virtual Issue



Research Sunday
Type of Meeting: Zoom
November 5, 2 pm
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An Introduction to Holocaust Genealogical Research
Carolyn Kohlman
Temple Emanuel 385 Ward Street, Newton Centre, MA
Type of Meeting: Hybrid.
November 12, 10:30 am
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Optional Luncheon (catered, Kosher)
November 12, noon
Advance reservations for the lunch are required and must be purchased online by November 7. Lunch cannot be purchased at the event. A minimum number of sign-ups is required; please consider registering early to enjoy this luncheon with other members.
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Documenting Jewish Families or Communities Lost in the Holocaust by Bullets
Ellen Kowitt
Temple Emanuel 385 Ward Street, Newton Centre, MA
Type of Meeting: Watch Party. Speaker will present on Zoom. You may attend in person and participate in a post-presentation discussion or attend on Zoom.
November 12, 1:30 pm
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Beginners’ Course

JGSGB is again presenting our award-winning Beginners’ Course starting January 3, 2024. There will be eight sessions held over Zoom on Wednesday evenings. Class size is limited to 20, and it always fills up. For more information and to register, click here.


All program times listed are East Coast time.

Between Testimony and Trial: A Transnational History of the Kamenets-Podolsk Massacre of 1941
Anastasia Fairchild
Center for European Studies Harvard
October 31, 4 pm
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The Long History of Israeli Politics panel discussion
Center for Jewish History and Brandeis Schusterman Center for Israel Studies
November 2, noon
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The Cost of Free Land: Jews, Lakota, and An American Inheritance
Rebecca Clarren
Co-sponsored by the Jewish Heritage Center and American Inspiration
November 6, 6 pm
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Surprise! The Jews of Azerbaijan
Evgenia Kempinski
November 8, 2 pm
Cummings Centre
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Genealogy: Using Newspapers to Research Your Ancestors
November 8, 6 pm
Boston Public Library
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Among the Righteous — Arab Rescuers of Jews
November 12, 2 pm
Dr. Robert Satloff
Sousa Mendes Foundation
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Family History Today: Wimpels – Textiles as Windows into the Lives of our Ancestors
panel discussion
November 14, 3 pm
Center for Jewish History and Yeshiva University Museum
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Jews and Crypto-Christianity in 18th-Century Europe: The Case of Rabbi Jonathan Eibeschütz
Pawel Maciejko
Center for European Studies Harvard
November 28, 4 pm
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Naturalization Know-How: The Laws and Records of U. S. Citizenship
Rich Venezia
Boston Public Library
November 30, 6 pm
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Introducing Jewish Neighborhood Voices
Rachel King and Sarah Quiat
New England Historic Genealogical Society and The Brue Family Learning Center
November 30, 6 pm
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