June 2019


Unearthing Family Lore: Behind the Scenes of a Novelist’s Journey
Presenter: Neville Frankel
June 2, 1:30 – 4:30 pm, Gann Academy, Waltham
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Annual Meeting and Elections
Brief meeting will precede June 2 lecture


This month we are featuring The Open Databases Project of The Museum of the Jewish People at Beit Hatfutsot. For almost four decades, The Museum of the Jewish People has been amassing a unique and intriguing body of knowledge: the family trees of over five million individuals, hundreds of thousands of images and films, an abundance of music — both old and new, and archival research into the origins of Jewish family names and the histories of Jewish communities around the world — all the little pieces that, together, comprise the great mosaic of the Jewish story.
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Walking Tour: Jewish East Boston
June 2, 4:00 pm, $18 register in advance
location provided after registration
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Jewish Genealogy for Beginners
Presented by Western Massachusetts Jewish Genealogical Society
June 12, 6:00-8:30 pm
Forbes Library, 20 West Street, Northampton
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Kreplach & Dim Sum—Yes, there are Jews in China!
A Wyner Family Jewish Heritage Center Event
in partnership with the Chinese Historical Society of New England
June 21, 7:00 – 9:00 pm, $36
NEHGS Library and Archives, 99-101 Newbury Street, Boston
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Bare-Bones Genealogy for Beginners: Starting from Scratch
June 24, 7:00 – 8:30 pm, register in advance
Newton Free Library, 330 Homer Street, Newton
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Lessons in Jewish DNA: One Man’s Successes and What He Learned On the Journey
Legacy Family Tree webinar, register in advance
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Society for Crypto-Judaic Studies 2019 Conference
June 30-July 2 Denver, CO, registration required ($)
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IAJGS 2019 International Conference
July 28-August 2, Cleveland, OH, registration required ($)
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The last remaining synagogue in Revere, Temple B’nai Israel, is closing its doors. The temple has scheduled open houses on June 2 and June 23 to allow people to visit, reminisce, and retrieve their family plaques. Please RSVP to tbirevere.org/events.

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 at outreach@jgsgb.org

This newsletter will be on hiatus for the summer and will resume in August.