June 2018



Two-part Program with Joel Weintraub: What Really Happened at Ellis Island and Finding “Waldo” at Ellis Island
Featuring a reenactment of the immigrant experience of our ancestors
June 10, 1:30 pm – 4:00 pm
Temple Emanuel, Newton
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Annual Meeting and Elections
Brief meeting will precede lecture


American Passage: The History of Ellis Island
Presented by Dr. Vincent J. Cannato
June 1, 12:00 – 1:00 pm
NEHGS, 99-101 Newbury Street, Boston
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Two Among the Righteous Few: A Story of Courage in Holocaust
June 7, 6:00 -7:30 pm
NEHGS, 99-101 Newbury Street, Boston
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Cemeteries Are for the Living
Walking tour of first Jewish cemetery in Massachusetts
June 10, 10:00 am, $10 register in advance
147 Wordsworth Street, East Boston
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Brick Wall Genealogy
June 18, 7:00 – 8:30 pm, register in advance
Newton Free Library, Newton
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Finding Your Roots – Jewish Style
Appointments with strategists, mentors and translators
June 20, 6:00 – 8:30 pm, register in advance: wmjgs2@gmail.com
Western Massachusetts Jewish Genealogical Society
Forbes Library, 20 West Street, Northampton
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Cape Verdeans with Jewish Heritage: Stories from Long Ago & Today
June 28, 5:30-7:00 pm
Uphams Corner Branch of the Boston Public Library
500 Columbia Road, Dorchester
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Polish Research and IAJGS 2018 Conference Preview
Speaker: Matan Shefi, co-chair of IAJGS 2018 Conference
IGRA webinar, available on demand
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What Your Ancestor’s Neighbors Can Tell You
Legacy Family Tree webinar, register in advance
June 6, 2:00 pm
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IAJGS International Conference
August 5-10, 2018 Warsaw, Poland
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Outreach Program
JGSGB offers a program on introductory Jewish genealogy, free of charge, suitable for synagogues, libraries and other local organizations. If you know of an organization whose members might be interested in learning more about their Jewish family histories, please contact Susan Rosen (outreach@jgsgb.org)