May 2014

JGSGB Programs

Film Screening: For A Woman
Part of JEWISHFILM.2014, Film Festival of the National Center for Jewish Film, co-sponsored by JGSGB.
May 1, 7:30 pm, at MFA, Boston, and May 3, 7:30 pm at the ICA, Boston.  $10-12
. More info Walking Tour of Boston’s Old Jewish South End
Led by Robin Dexter, sponsored by JGSGB.
May 4, Sunday, 2-4 pm,  by advance reservation only, $25. More info
Landsmanshaftn: Jewish Hometown Societies in the New World
Lecture by Prof. Daniel Soyer of Fordham; followed by Phyllis and Hersch Clopper on their ShtetlShleppers Tour to Lithuania.
May 18, 1:30 pm, at Temple Emanuel, Newton. More infoWalking Tour of Boston’s Old Jewish North End
Led by Prof. Ellen Smith of Brandeis, sponsored by JGSGB.
June 1, Sunday, 10-noon, by advance reservation only, $35. More infoBelarusian Encounters: Travel, Family Research and Connections
Lecture by Rochelle Ruthchild, plus brief annual meeting & elections.
June 8, 1:30 pm, at Temple Emanuel, Newton. More info

Other Programs

Visiting a Jewish Cemetery
Lecture by Rabbi Joshua L. Segal, meeting of the Western Mass. Jewish Genealogical Society.
May 4, Sun. 2 pm, at Congregation Sons of Zion, 378 Maple St. Holyoke, MA. More info

Migration to the Boston Neighborhoods and Suburbs
Lecture by James O’Connell, Local & Family History Series of Boston Public Library.

May 7, 6 pm, BPL, Copley Square.  More info Writing and Publishing Seminar
New England Historic Genealogical Society. 2-day program, $250. 

May 15–16, at NEHGS, Boston.  More info Mining Family History: Gold in Local Archives
Lecture by Joanne Riley,  Local & Family History Series of Boston Public Library, followed by Speakers’ Roundtable.

May 21, 6 pm, BPL, Copley Square. More info Building Beacon Hill and the West End
Discussion series at the Vilna Shul.

May 28, 1 pm, Vilna Shul, Boston. More info

Other News – Looking Ahead

New York Research
On-line course offered by in June.  Enrollment opens mid-May, $100.

June 1-27. More info 2014 International Conference on Jewish Genealogy
Early registration discount extended to May 31, $295. Help with finding a roommate is  available on Conference discussion group.

July 27-Aug 1, Salt Lake City, Utah.  More info Advanced summer seminars at Boston University: Writing Family History Narratives, Advanced Forensic Genealogy, and Civilly Uncommon: Advanced Legal Analysis. $795 each.
July 28-Aug 1. More info

This monthly newsletter supplements our journal Mass-Pocha (published 3x/year) and regular email announcements about our programs. You are encouraged to submit information on coming events to by the 20th of the month to be included in the following issue. Submissions are screened for relevance to Jewish genealogy, interest and timeliness.  We welcome your comments and suggestions.

Heidi Urich
President, JGSGB