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September 2016

Todd Knowles – Getting the Most Out of FamilySearch.org

September 25 @ 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
at Cong. Beth El-Atereth Israel,
561 Ward Street
Newton Centre, MA United States
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Speaker: Todd Knowles

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November 2016

Glenn Dynner – Yankel’s Tavern: Jews, Liquor and Life in Eastern Europe

November 20 @ 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Hebrew College,
160 Herrick Road
Newton Centre, MA United States
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10th Annual Lecture on Jewish Genealogy, co-sponsored by JGSGB and Hebrew College In the 18th and 19th centuries, much of the economy of Eastern Europe was based on vodka and Jews were believed to be the only group sober enough to be entrusted with its production and sale. The Jewish-run tavern, leased from the local nobleman, became the center of leisure, hospitality, business and other aspects of local life. However, as peasant drunkenness reached epidemic proportions, reformers and government officials…

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