November 2017



Two-part Program: Introduction to Genetic Genealogy and Making the Most of Your Autosomal DNA Test
Speaker: Shellee Morehead
November 19, 1:30-4:00 pm
Temple Emanuel, Newton
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NOVA Holocaust Escape Tunnel Screening
November 1, 7:00 pm
Vilna Shul, 18 Phillips Street, Boston
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Tracking Your Ancestors Using Local Resources — Yours and Theirs
November 6, 7:00-8:30 pm (limited space; registration required)
Newton Free Library, Newton
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Women in World War I: Sacrifice, Solidarity, Service
In partnership with the Jewish Heritage Center at NEHGS
November 8, 6:00-7:30 pm
NEHGS, 99-101 Newbury Street, Boston
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The Future of Our Heritage: The Exponential Impact of Memory
Launch reception for the Jewish Heritage Center at NEHGS
Barry Shrage in Conversation with Prof. Jonathan D. Sarna
November 15, 6:00 pm, register in advance ($75)
NEHGS, 99-101 Newbury Street, Boston
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Jewish Popular Culture and Self-Fashioning in Fin-de-Siècle Central Europe
Speaker: Prof. Mary Gluck
November 16, 4:15-6:00 pm
Goldman Room, Busch Hall, Harvard University
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Migration + Memory: Jewish Artists of the Russian and Soviet Empires
through January 28, 2018
Museum of Russian Icons, 203 Union Street, Clinton
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Research Your Roots Using JewishGen online course, register in advance
November 1-25, $150
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Writing Short Reports online course, register in advance
November 3-27, $150
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We’re Here in America, Now What?
Southern California Genealogical Society webinar, register in advance
November 4, 1:00 pm
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New York City Genealogical Research: Navigating Through The Five Boroughs
Legacy Family Tree webinar, register in advance
November 8, 8:00 pm
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Society for Crypto-Judaic Studies Conference
November 5-7, Philadelphia, PA, registration required ($)
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Limmud Boston
December 3, 9:00 am-5:30 pm
Temple Reyim, Newton, registration required ($)
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IAJGS International Conference
August 5-10, 2018 Warsaw, Poland
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Save the Date! Sunday,  April 22, 2018 The Society will be celebrating our 36th anniversary at a special all-day celebration at Gann Academy. More details coming soon.

The Western Massachusetts Jewish Genealogy Society (WMJGS) has re-formed and is looking for volunteers to help run the group and for new members. Please email Jonathon Podolsky at