Jewish Genealogy Society of Cleveland

         

Upcoming Programs

At the present time, we have decided that all remaining programs
in 2021 will be scheduled as virtual meetings.
We will post updates if there are any new developments.

Date

Location

Speaker/Topic

Wednesday,
June 2,
2021
7:00 pm

Web Based
Presentation

A Story of Rose’s: Creating a Personal Narrative to Remember and Investigate
Presented by Larry Volk

A Story of Rose’s is a biographical narrative about Rosette Alcabes Volk, Larry’s mother and a Holocaust survivor, whose journey brought her from Cuba to France, and later to the United States and Cleveland, Ohio. It is a son’s creative effort to know his mother through significant events that shaped and changed Rose’s identity. It is an act of remembrance but also investigation. Through a presentation of his work exploring his mother’s history, Larry will discuss the process of using the photographs and materials that are handed through generations to preserve family history.

Larry C. Volk is a Cleveland native and Hawken graduate (class of 1980). He holds an MFA in Photography from the Rhode Island School of Design and is a Professor of Photography in the School of Visual and Performing Arts at Endicott College in Beverly, MA. He is an artist, educator, and author and lectured nationally on digital imaging, portfolio production and art practice and has served nationally as a photographic reviewer. As a visual artist, Larry works with a range of photographic media in a variety of contexts. His work has been exhibited nationally and is held in both private and museum collections. He is co-author of No Plastic Sleeves: The Portfolio and Self-Promotion Guide for designers and photographers published by Focal Press in 2021. Larry’s collection of work and personal story can be found at larryvolk.com.

Wednesday,
July 7,
2021
7:00 pm

Web Based
Presentation

Jewish Resources on Ancestry
Presented by Crista Cowan
Ancestry.com

Wednesday,
August 11,
2021
7:00 pm

Web Based
Presentation

Holocaust Art Recovery Initiative
Presented by Jonathan Schwartz

Wednesday,
September 1,
2021
7:00 pm

Web Based
Presentation

The American Jewish Cousins Clubs and Family Circles as a Genealogical Resource
Presented by Robinn Magid

Wednesday,
October 6,
2021
7:00 pm

Web Based
Presentation

The What and When of U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Records
Presented by Marian Smith

Sunday,
November 14,
2021

(Start Time to be Determined - Early Afternoon)

Web Based
Presentation

2-part program in partnership with
Case Western Reserve University
Laura and Alvin Siegal Lifelong Learning Program

 
  1. One-Step Webpages: A Potpourri of Genealogical Search Tools
  2. Case Study: Genealogy of Renee Kaufman
 

Presented by Steve Morse

NOTE: This program will be free for members of
Siegal Lifelong Learning and the Jewish Genealogy Society of Cleveland
There will be a charge for other attendees.

Wednesday,
December 1,
2021
7:00 pm

Web Based
Presentation

Annual Meeting and Election of 2022 Officers and Directors

Using Facial Recognition Tools to Identify Unnamed Ancestors for Genealogical Research
Presented by Scott Genzer