May 2016

JGSGB PROGRAMS

Polish Books of Residents and Other Valuable Polish Resources
Speakers: Julian and Fay Bussgang
May 1, 2:00-4:00 pm, Goodnow Library, Sudbury
Parking available at the library and at Salem Five Bank next door.
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Galician Portraits: Jews, Gentiles and Emperors
Speaker: Andrew Zalewski
May 15, 1:30-3:30 pm, Temple Emanuel, Newton
Special Interest Groups will meet.
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Liven Up Your Family History With Images
Speaker:  Mike Karsen
June 5,1:30 pm-3:30 pm, Cong. Beth El-Atereth Israel, Newton
Special feature: A one-day exhibit of family histories written by JGSGB members will accompany the lecture. Bring your book, pamphlet, scrapbook or report to the program by 12:30 pm to be included.
PROGRAMS ELSEWHERE
 
Square Pegs into Round Holes: Creating Moscow’s New Museum of Jewish History
Speaker: Dr. Jonathan Dekel-Chen, Professor of History, Hebrew University & University of Columbia
May 3, 4:15-6:00 pm
Harvard University, Center for European Studies
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Jewish Film 2016: National Center for Jewish Film’s Annual Film Festival
May 4 – 22, various locations
JGSGB is sponsoring the film The Kind Words (May 15, 7:30 pm, West Newton Cinema)
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Poland: Uncovering the Past and Revealing the Future
Speakers: Glenn Kurtz and Leora Tec
May 9, 7:30 pm, $18
Hebrew College, Newton
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Tracking Ancestors Using Local Resources – Yours and Theirs
May 16, 7:00-8:30 pm (limited space; registration required)
Newton Free Library, Newton
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Saturday Evening Girls: Jewish and Italian Immigrant Artists and Scholars of Early 1900s Boston
May 18, 6:00-7:30 pm
New England Historical Genealogical Society, Boston
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COURSES, WEBINARS & VIDEOS
 
Discovering Ashkenaz: Jewish Life in Eastern Europe
with Prof. Samuel Kassow
YIVO online course, available through August
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United States Holocaust Museum’s Electronic Resources
May 1, 12-1 pm
Israel Genealogy Research Association webinar, register in advance
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Getting the Most from Genetic Testing (for Ashkenazi Jews)
May 22, 12-1 pm
Israel Genealogy Research Association webinar, register in advance
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Basic 3 – Let’s Get Organized
JewishGen online course, $18
April 30 – May 14
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Basic 4 – Explore the New Belarus SIG Website
JewishGen online course, $18
May 15 – May 29
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CONFERENCES
 
IAJGS International Conference
August 7-12,  Seattle, WA
Get the lowest fees during Early Registration, which runs through April 30.
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JGSGB NEWS
 
We’re looking for volunteers to help take photographs and transcribe headstones in local cemeteries. Contact cemetery @ jgsgb.org