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December 2016

Eric Silverman – Jewish Dress and Cultural History: What You Can Learn From Grandma’s Photos

December 11 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
at Cong. Beth El-Atereth Israel, 561 Ward Street
Newton Centre, MA United States
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Eric Silverman will discuss how something as mundane as clothing can help illustrate the complex social worlds in which Jews have always lived.  For most of Jewish history, but especially beginning around the time when the ancestors of most American Jews migrated to the United States, clothing illustrated a tension between dressing Jewish and dressing like everybody else – that is, clothing communicated messages about the different ways one could be Jewish in a particular era. Prof. Silverman is a professor at…

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January 2017

Two Talks: Sharon Zane – The Art of Taking an Oral History and Fay Bussgang – How I Put Together a Memoir

January 8, 2017 @ 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm
at Temple Emanuel, 385 Ward Street
Newton Centre, MA 02459 United States
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Oral histories can be a powerful tool for genealogists. This talk will present techniques of taking a good oral history: what to do and what not do, interviewing tips, how to handle sound equipment, the types of recording equipment available and how to handle them. Case studies drawn from the speaker’s own research will demonstrate how information, casual remarks, and other clues gathered in oral history interviews can lead to exciting, life-changing discoveries. Sharon Zane has been an oral historian…

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Research Sunday

January 29, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
at Temple Emanuel, 385 Ward Street
Newton Centre, MA 02459 United States
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Research Sundays are an opportunity to: Consult experienced researchers for help with your research questions in 20-minute scheduled appointments Work with a strategist to plan your next steps Get translation help with documents written in various foreign languages in 20-minute scheduled appointments Learn how to read your DNA results or decide if DNA testing is for you Examine our extensive research collection of books and maps on your own or with the guidance of our librarians This event is for…

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February 2017

ChaeRan Freeze – Everyday Jewish Life in Imperial Russia

February 5, 2017 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
at Temple Emanuel, 385 Ward Street
Newton Centre, MA 02459 United States
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Noted Brandeis professor, ChaeRan Freeze, author of Jewish Marriage and Divorce in Imperial Russia, talks about her latest book, which searches Russian archives to document daily life as a site of interaction with modernity where Jews confronted the unfamiliar, and negotiated their environment in strategic and creative ways.   Copies of her books will be available for sale. Admission is free for members, $5 for non-members. Refreshments will be served. Download or print out our Year at a Glance Calendar. Special…

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March 2017

JGSGB Course at Hebrew College – Jewish Genealogy: Discover Your Family History

March 1, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Hebrew College, 160 Herrick Road
Newton Centre, MA United States
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Learn How to Research Your Jewish Ancestry March 1 - April 26, 2017, 8 Wednesdays, 7 to 9:00 or 9:30 pm (excludes April 12) Held at Hebrew College in Newton Enrollment limited to 24 students. Tuition $250. Registration opens December 2016. "Terrific course. Lots of great info useful to all levels of researchers... All the lecturers were well-prepared, engaging and stimulating... I loved having the slides and handouts in advance." (Student Evaluations) Course Contents: Basic Research Strategies &  Skills Online Tools & Resources Jewish…

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Glenn Kurtz – Three Minutes in Poland: Discovering a Lost World in a 1938 Family Film

March 26, 2017 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
at Temple Emanuel, 385 Ward Street
Newton Centre, MA 02459 United States
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Traveling in Europe in August 1938, one year before the outbreak of World War II, the speaker’s grandfather captured three minutes of ordinary life in a small, predominantly Jewish town in Poland. Over seventy years later, these few minutes of home movie footage would become a memorial to an entire community - an entire culture - annihilated in the Holocaust. Glenn Kurtz, will show his grandfather’s film and present his own four-year journey to identify the people in the film…

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April 2017

Megan Lewis – Holocaust Research: Online Resources at the U.S. Holocaust Museum

April 23, 2017 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
at Temple Emanuel, 385 Ward Street
Newton Centre, MA 02459 United States
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Program details coming soon. Megan Lewis has worked at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum since 1998, where she is currently a reference librarian. She has spoken to many genealogy groups over the years about the Museum's rich resources. Megan has a BA in History and a Masters in Library Science. She is currently doing post-graduate work in digital curation. Admission is free for members, $5 for non-members. Refreshments will be served. Download or print out our Year at a…

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Research Sunday

April 30, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
at Temple Emanuel, 385 Ward Street
Newton Centre, MA 02459 United States
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Research Sundays are an opportunity to: Consult experienced researchers for help with your research questions in 20-minute scheduled appointments Work with a strategist to plan your next steps Get translation help with documents written in various foreign languages in 20-minute scheduled appointments Learn how to read your DNA results or decide if DNA testing is for you Examine our extensive research collection of books and maps on your own or with the guidance of our librarians This event is for…

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May 2017

Genie Milgrom – From the Spanish Inquisition to the Present: My Search for Jewish Roots; and How to Trace Your ‘New Christian’ Ancestors (2 lectures)

May 7, 2017 @ 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm
at Cong. Beth El-Atereth Israel, 561 Ward Street
Newton Centre, MA United States
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Program details coming soon. Genie Milgrom was able to successfully trace her Catholic family in an unbroken maternal lineage going back to the Pre-Inquisition Jews of Portugal and Spain. She is the Immediate Past President of the JGS of Greater Miami, as well as President of the Society for Crypto Judaic Studies at Colorado State University and an internationally acclaimed speaker. Her books, My 15 Grandmothers, as well as, How I Found My 15 Grandmothers have won in the 2015…

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June 2017

Judy Baston – Researching Your Lithuanian Roots

June 11, 2017 @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
at Temple Emanuel, 385 Ward Street
Newton Centre, MA 02459 United States
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With translations of more than 1.5 million Lithuanian Jewish records, LitvakSIG's publicly searchable All Lithuania Database provides the primary foundation for Litvak genealogical research. Judy Baston will present an overview of the LitvakSIG website, database and research groups, as well as various other resources from JewishGen, Yad Vashem and other sources. She  will include how to determine what records are available, how best to access the information in them and how to optimize, read and understand search results. You will learn the best…

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