Jewish Genealogical Society of Greater Boston

The Jewish Genealogical Society of Greater Boston offers monthly programs, special interest groups, individual help with research and a comprehensive beginner’s course. We have an extensive collection of research materials and publish an award-winning journal, Mass-Pocha.

March 26, 2017
Three Minutes in Poland

Traveling in Europe shortly before World War II, Glenn Kurtz's grandfather captured three minutes of ordinary life in the small, predominantly Jewish town of Nasielsk.

Glenn KurtzGlenn Kurtz described his journey in Three Minutes in Poland: Discovering a Lost World in a 1938 Family Film, winning Best Book of 2014 awards from The New Yorker, The Boston Globe and National Public Radio.

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Second Talk: The Genetic Ancestry of Ashkenazi Jews

What can we learn from genetics about the origins of Ashkenazi Jews? Where did we come from? Are we all related?

Dr. Shai Carmi is on the Faculty of Medicine at The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, specializing in computational RNA biology and population genetics.

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