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561 Ward Street
Newton Centre, MA United States

November 2018

Beginners Workshop on Jewish Genealogy

November 4 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
at Cong. Beth El, 561 Ward Street
Newton Centre, MA United States
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Carol Clingan Debbie Lerner Carol Clingan and Debbie Lerner, who together have more than 30 years of genealogy research experience, will present a workshop tailored for beginners on the process of researching your family tree. The first half will present the resources, databases and records that are most helpful to begin researching your family history. The second half will apply this information to a case study, demonstrating what you can find and how you can use it to tell your family…

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Buffet Lunch

November 4 @ 12:00 pm - 1:15 pm
at Cong. Beth El, 561 Ward Street
Newton Centre, MA United States
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$20

Following the Beginners Workshop on Jewish Genealogy, we will provide an optional buffet lunch at 12 noon for $20. Advance reservations are required and must be purchased online by 9 PM on October 30.  Lunch cannot be purchased at the event. Lunch will be a dairy buffet with a selection of sandwiches, quiche, pipettes, salad, dessert and drinks, prepared by a kosher caterer. Congregation Beth-El does not allow individuals to bring in food from outside the building. Lunch will be followed…

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Gene Fax – How World War I Transformed the American Jewish Community

November 4 @ 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
at Cong. Beth El, 561 Ward Street
Newton Centre, MA United States
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Before World War I, most Americans saw Jews as an alien population.  Gene Fax’s talk describes the Jewish transformation from “immigrants” to “Americans”, showing how America’s participation in World War I led to Jews being integrated into American life, becoming one of the many co-equal ethnic and religious groups. It also explains how the War began the destruction of Eastern European Jewry decades before the Holocaust. Gene Fax has researched the Jewish experience in World War I extensively. His book With Their Bare Hands was inspired…

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