November 2021

Special Virtual Issue


Sallyann Amdur Sack – What You Need to Know About Jewish Family Names
November 7, 1:30 pm, Zoom meeting
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Annual Lecture: Samuel Kassow – Time Capsules Under the Rubble: The Ringelblum Archive in the Warsaw Ghetto, co-sponsored with Hebrew College
November 21, 1:30 pm, Zoom meeting
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At the Crossroads: Provençal Jewish Culture in the Middle Ages
Center for Jewish History event, $10, register in advance
November 1, 12:00 pm
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Research Your Roots Using JewishGen
JewishGen course, $150, register in advance
November 1-22
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The Yiddish of Yankeeland: The Jews of Boston and America, 1840–1924
American Ancestors course, $85, register in advance
November 2-23, Tuesdays 4:00 – 5:30 pm
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The 33rd Annual Boston Jewish Film Festival
November 7-21, virtual screenings, purchase tickets in advance
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The Last Shtetl in Poland? The Jewish World, the Cold War and the Jewish Community of Dzierzoniow
YIVO event, register in advance
November 10, 1:00 pm
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Jewish Soldiers and Fighters in World War II
Blavatnik Family Foundation and Archive conference, register in advance
November 14, 10:00 am – November 15, 6:00 pm
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Holocaust History in the 21st Century
Center for Jewish History event, register in advance
November 16, 2:00 pm
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In the Midst of Civilized Europe: The Pogroms of 1918-1921 and the Onset of the Holocaust
YIVO event, register in advance
November 30, 1:00 pm
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Save the dates for the following 2022 conferences:

Roots Tech Connect 2022
March 3-5, 2022, virtual
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National Genealogical Society Family History Conference
May 25-28, 2022, Sacramento, CA
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IAJGS International Conference on Jewish Genealogy
August 21-25, 2022, Philadelphia, PA
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The Mary Eliza Project: Boston Women Voters in 1920
A searchable database of the more than 50,000 women who registered to vote in Boston in the months after they gained voting rights from the Nineteenth Amendment (1920).
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