Jewish Genealogy Society of Cleveland


Our July meeting will be held on
July 10, 2019
starting at 7:30 PM
at Menorah Park
Miller Board Room
27100 Cedar Road

A Town Called Brzostek
A Documentary Introduced by Russ Maurer

Join us as we present the award-winning documentary, “A Town Called Brzostek,” at our July meeting. This documentary is a compelling tale of a professor from London who goes looking for his Jewish past In Poland and how a reconciliation takes place that reverberates around the world.

This one-hour film, which won awards for its beauty and sensitivity at two Jewish film festivals in eastern Europe, presents the story of Professor Jonathan Webber, who returns to the place of burial of his grandfather. Upon his arrival, he learns that a vacant plot of land is the only remnant of the former Jewish cemetery. With the help of the mayor, priest and local community, the main protagonist restores the burial site and brings about its consecration. It also includes the interesting stories of three different families with roots in Brzostek—from Australia, France and the United States—who returned to Brzostek for the commemoration ceremonies.


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2019 Future Meeting Schedule

Wednesday, July 10, 2019 - 7:30 pm at Menorah Park
Wednesday, August 7, 2019 - 7:30 pm at Menorah Park
Wednesday, September 4, 2019 - 7:30 pm at Menorah Park
Wednesday, October 2, 2019 - 7:30 pm at Menorah Park
Sunday, November 17, 2019 - 1:30 pm Location to be announced
Sunday, December 1, 2019 - 1:30 pm at Park Synagogue East

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IAJGS 39th Annual Conference on Jewish Genealogy
in Cleveland
July 28 - August 2, 2019

Hilton Cleveland Downtown Hotel
100 Lakeside Avenue East