Jewish Genealogy Society of Cleveland

         

Upcoming Programs

Date

Location

Speaker/Topic

Wednesday
June 19, 2019
and
Monday
June 24, 2019 7:00-8:30 pm

Beachwood Branch
Cuyahoga County
Public Library
Meeting Room B
25501 Shaker Blvd.

Join us for a two-part beginner genealogy workshop geared to Second and Third Generation Holocaust  descendants who know very little about their family history

  • Learn how to get started
  • Locate ship manifests, naturalization records
  • Explore key websites and International Tracing Service (ITS)

You must register in advance. Seating is limited. Email rsvp@JGSCleveland.org to register.

No more registrations can be accepted.

THESE ARE HANDS-ON WORKSHOPS - BRING YOUR LAPTOP OR TABLET!

To get the most out of the workshops, please come prepared with the following:

  • Cuyahoga County Library card and password
  • JewishGen.org UserID and password

These workshops are co-sponsored by the Kol Israel Foundation

Wednesday
July 10, 2019
7:30 pm

Menorah Park
Miller Board Room

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.

Sunday
July 28, 2019
through
Friday
August 2, 2019

Hilton
Cleveland Downtown
Hotel
100 Lakeside Avenue

IAJGS 2019
International Association of Jewish Genealogical Societies
39th International Conference on Jewish Genealogy
Hosted by The Jewish Genealogy Society of Cleveland

For information and to register for the conference, see the conference website at https://www.iajgs2019.org

Wednesday
August 7, 2019
7:30 pm

Menorah Park
Miller Board Room

Genealogy Activities You Can Do with Your Kids and Grandkids
Presented by Sunny Morton

Wednesday
September 4, 2019
7:30 pm

Menorah Park
Miller Board Room

Report on the 2019 IAJGS conference in Cleveland

Wednesday
October 2, 2019
7:30 pm

Menorah Park
Miller Board Room

Reclaim the Records
Brooke Schreier Ganz

Sunday
November 17, 2019
1:30 pm

To Be Announced

Kirsten Fermaglich
Author of "A Rosenberg by Any Other Name"

Sunday
December 13, 2019
1:30 pm

Park Synagogue East
Men's Club Board Room

Annual Meeting
and
Election of Officers and Trustees

Save the Date
2019 IAJGS Annual Conference
in Cleveland
July 28 - August 2, 2019