November 2014

JGSGB Programs:

November 2 at Hebrew College, Newton, 3:00 pm

The Genetic History of the Jewish People
Speaker: Dr. Harry Ostrer

8th Annual Lecture on Jewish Genealogy co-sponsored by Hebrew College
Reservations closed. The few remaining seats will be filled in order of arrival.
More info

November 9  at Temple Emanuel, Newton, 2:00 – 4:30 pm

NEW:  Research Sundays
Examine our extensive research collection of books and maps
Get help from experienced researchers
For JGSGB members only
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November 16 at Congregation Beth El-Atereth Israel, Newton, 11 am – 3:00 pm

Two lectures by Ron Arons
What’s in a Name? Trouble!  (11 – 12:30)
Optional Buffet Lunch – reservation required
Nifty Technologies for Genealogical Research Analysis (1:30 – 3:00)
More info & lunch reservation

Other Events:

November 4 on PBS/Channel 2, 8:00 pm

Finding Your Roots: Our People, Our Traditions with Henry Louis Gates, Jr.

Features 3 celebrities with Jewish roots: Alan Dershowitz, Carole King and
Tony Kushner
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November 6 thru 30 at Boston University Hillel

Final Sale, exhibit on economic segregation in Nazi Germany
Elie Weisel Center series on Economic Racism in Perspective.
More info

November 19 at Merkert 127, Boston College, Newton, 7:30 pm

Symposium on Memory and the Holocaust.
Panel with Leora Tec, JGSGB member
The Persistence of Memory: What Happens After the Survivors are Gone?

November 23 at The Vilna Shul, Boston, 11 am

Second Annual Vilna Shul Descendants’ Day
More info

Advance Notice:

Foundations of Jewish Genealogical Research
JGSGB’s comprehensive introductory course on how to research your family history
Starts February 18 and meets eight Wednesday evenings at Hebrew College.
More info

2015 New England Regional Genealogy Conference
Providence RI, April 15-18, 2015
Over 95 lectures, all levels.
More info 

2015 International Conference on Jewish Genealogy
Jerusalem, July 6-10, 2015
Registration is now open.  Call for Papers closes December 7
More info

Please send items for the next newsletter to by November 17.

Heidi Urich
President, JGSGB