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Tammy Hepps – The Margarine Moonshiners from Minsk: A Journey Through Lesser Known Records
And Share Fair at 1pm

at American Legion Nonantum Post 440 (Hybrid Meeting*) 295 California Street, Newton, MA, United States

*Speaker will present in person. You may attend in person or on Zoom. Program Description: Join us on a rollicking genealogical journey tracing a group of relatives from Minsk to Pittsburgh who sold margarine as butter in defiance of one of the stranger laws ever passed.  Tammy Hepps' talk highlights some lesser-known historical and genealogical repositories … Continue reading Tammy Hepps – The Margarine Moonshiners from Minsk: A Journey Through Lesser Known Records
And Share Fair at 1pm

US Research— Beginners’ Workshop

- Zoom Meeting Virtual

Carol Clingan Debbie Lerner Carol Clingan and Debbie Lerner, who together have more than 30 years of genealogy research experience, will present a workshop tailored for beginners on the process of researching your family tree. The first half will present the resources, databases and records that are most helpful to begin researching your family history. … Continue reading US Research— Beginners’ Workshop

Leah Boustan – Streets of Gold: America’s Untold Story of Immigrant Success

- Zoom Meeting Virtual

Program Description: Immigration is one of the most fraught -- and possibly most misunderstood -- topics in American social discourse. In most cases, the things we believe about immigration are based largely on myth, not facts. In this talk, Dr. Leah Boustan uses the tools of genealogical research, combined with modern data analysis, to present new evidence … Continue reading Leah Boustan – Streets of Gold: America’s Untold Story of Immigrant Success

JGSGB CONNECT

- Zoom Meeting Virtual

The JGSGB introduces a new service dedicated to members helping members. JGSGB Connect is an informal online, monthly, one-hour drop-in group for current JGSGB members To pose questions and learn from each other A place to share your knowledge of genealogy and strategies with others An opportunity to connect with other members Veterans and newbies alike are … Continue reading JGSGB CONNECT

Research Sunday

- Zoom Meeting Virtual

Join us for our next Virtual Research Sunday for individual research help via ZOOM Video Conferencing. Registration for the November 5th Research Sunday is open October 5 – October 24, 2023. Research Sunday is a benefit of JGSGB membership.Open to Individual, Dual, and Sustaining members. Register for one 30-minute appointment with a knowledgeable consultant or translator for … Continue reading Research Sunday

Carolyn Kohlman – Holocaust Research

- Zoom Meeting Virtual

This program will be recorded and available on the members-only page. An Introduction to Holocaust Genealogical Research Program Description: If you have Ashkenazic or other European origins, you have relatives who were impacted by the Holocaust. This talk will explore the major repositories for Holocaust research, how to access these records online, and how finding … Continue reading Carolyn Kohlman – Holocaust Research

Ellen Kowitt – Documenting Jewish Families or Communities Lost in the Holocaust by Bullets

at Temple Emanuel (Watch Party*) 385 Ward Street, Newton Centre,, MA, United States

*Speaker will present on Zoom. You may attend in person to participate in a discussion following the presentation, or on Zoom​. This program will be recorded and available on the members-only page until May 12, 2024. Program Description: “Holocaust by Bullets" describes the mass killings in Eastern Europe by the German Einsatzgruppen (the mobile killing units). Even … Continue reading Ellen Kowitt – Documenting Jewish Families or Communities Lost in the Holocaust by Bullets

Ukraine SIG

- Zoom Meeting Virtual

Ukraine SIG will meet prior to the main speaker at 12:15 PM. It is not yet known if this in-person meeting will also be on Zoom. If it is, SIG members will be notified. JGSGB members who wish to join this SIG may email Ukraine@JGSGB.org.

Emily Garber – It’s Hard to Say “Good-Bye” – Challenges faced by Eastern European Jewish Emigrants

at Temple Emanuel (Watch Party*) 385 Ward Street, Newton Centre,, MA, United States

*Speaker will present on Zoom. You may attend in person to participate in a discussion following the presentation, or on Zoom​. Program Description: There were times when it was more difficult for many Jews to leave eastern Europe than to enter the United States. What were the requirements for emigration? How did they know what … Continue reading Emily Garber – It’s Hard to Say “Good-Bye” – Challenges faced by Eastern European Jewish Emigrants

Belarus SIG

- Zoom Meeting Virtual

Belarus SIG will meet following the Watch Party discussion at about 3:30 PM. It is not yet known if this in-person meeting will also be on Zoom. If it is, SIG members will be notified. JGSGB members who wish to join this SIG may email Belarus@JGSGB.org.

Event Series JGSGB CONNECT

JGSGB CONNECT

- Zoom Meeting Virtual

Members Helping Members January Topic:  Share your suggestions of websites and techniques that have advanced your genealogy research. JGSGB Connect is an informal online, monthly, one-hour drop-in group for current JGSGB members To pose questions and learn from each other A place to share your knowledge of genealogy and strategies with others An opportunity to connect with other … Continue reading JGSGB CONNECT

Heidi Urich Annual Lecture – Sponsored by JGSGB and Hebrew College:

Sarah Abrevaya Stein – A Sephardic Journey Through the Twentieth Century

- Zoom Meeting Virtual

Program Description: For centuries, the bustling port city of Salonica was home to the sprawling Levy family. As leading publishers and editors, they helped chronicle modernity as it was experienced by Sephardic Jews across the Ottoman Empire. When 20th century wars changed the borders around them, the Levys were transformed from Ottomans to Greeks. Family members spread … Continue reading

Heidi Urich Annual Lecture – Sponsored by JGSGB and Hebrew College:

Sarah Abrevaya Stein – A Sephardic Journey Through the Twentieth Century

JGSGB Book Group

- Zoom Meeting Virtual

The JGSGB Book Group will hold its next meeting via Zoom at 7:30 PM. <!--We will be discussing Once We Were Brothers by Ronald Balson.--> If you are not already on the mailing list, please write to BookGroup@jgsgb.org and I will add you to the mailing list.

JGSGB Connect

- Zoom Meeting Virtual

Members Helping Members January Topic: Share your suggestions of websites and techniques that have advanced your genealogy research. JGSGB Connect is an informal online, monthly, one-hour drop-in group for current JGSGB members To pose questions and learn from each other A place to share your knowledge of genealogy and strategies with others An opportunity to connect with … Continue reading JGSGB Connect

Evgenia Kempinski – Shtetl: a Jewish Universe

- Zoom Meeting Virtual

Program Description: Shtetls, Jewish market towns, were vibrant centers of Jewish life and tradition.  Evgenia Kempinski will bring the shtetl to life and immerse you in these communities.  Evgenia’s virtual tours are the next best thing to being there!  Learn about the food, traditions, language, beliefs, jobs, community structures, and other important elements of everyday … Continue reading Evgenia Kempinski – Shtetl: a Jewish Universe

Event Series JGSGB CONNECT

JGSGB CONNECT

- Zoom Meeting Virtual

Members Helping Members Topic for the February Meeting: Sharing Family Trees:  Where to put your tree and keep it safe JGSGB Connect is an informal online, monthly, one-hour drop-in group for current JGSGB members To pose questions and learn from each other A place to share your knowledge of genealogy and strategies with others An … Continue reading JGSGB CONNECT

Robin Meltzer – How Not to Read a Jewish Tombstone

- Zoom Meeting Virtual

Program Description:  Did you ever wonder how to interpret symbols or words on a tombstone? Jewish tombstones are a treasure trove of information despite common problems that make it difficult to accurately translate and interpret their inscriptions. Using examples from Jewish tombstones in this presentation, Robin Meltzer will help us build skills to understand an … Continue reading Robin Meltzer – How Not to Read a Jewish Tombstone