Jewish Genealogy Society of Cleveland

         

Upcoming Programs

Date

Location

Speaker/Topic

       

Sunday
March 3, 2019
1:30 pm

Park Synagogue East
Men's Club Board Room

Peter J. Haas
Abba Hillel Silver Professor Emeritus
Case western Reserve University

The Clubs: What Excelsior and Oakwood
tell us about Jewish Life in Cleveland

In 1872 about two dozen Jewish business men, excluded from other clubs in Cleveland, met to form their own social club. The result was the Excelsior Club which hosted Jewish high society life in Cleveland for the next nearly 60 years. Due to changing social, demographic and financial factors, the Excelsior Club voted in 1930 to end its separate existence and to merge into the newer suburban Jewish club, Oakwood. This Oakwood Club continued to be an important part of the Cleveland Jewish community until it was dissolved in 2010 and its membership combined with Mayfield Sand Ridge Country Club.

This talk will focus on what can we learn about the social history of our community from the character, trajectories and experiences of these two institutions. We shall also focus on how these clubs throw light on larger trends that were shaping North American Jewry.

Peter Haas

Wednesday
April 5, 2019
7:30 pm

Menorah Park
Miller Board Room

To be Announced

Wednesday
May 15, 2019
7:30 pm

Menorah Park
Miller Board Room

To be Announced

Wednesday
June 5, 2019
7:30 pm

Menorah Park
Miller Board Room

To be Announced

Wednesday
July 10, 2019
7:30 pm

Menorah Park
Miller Board Room

To be Announced

Wednesday
August 7, 2019
7:30 pm

Menorah Park
Miller Board Room

To be Announced

Wednesday
September 4, 2019
7:30 pm

Menorah Park
Miller Board Room

To be Announced

Wednesday
October 2, 2019
7:30 pm

Menorah Park
Miller Board Room

To be Announced

Wednesday
November 6, 2019
7:30 pm

Menorah Park
Miller Board Room

To be Announced

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