Log in

Public Podcasts

From the Steppes to the Pampas

Speaker: Victor Armony
Lecture Date: 10-11-2015
Description: Victor Armony, a sociology professor at the University of Quebec in Montreal, will speak about Jewish immigration to South America and, in particular, to Argentina, his country of birth and home of the sixth largest Jewish community in the world. His late father, Paul Armony, was the founding president of that country’s Jewish Genealogical Association, and Victor has been researching his family roots since he was a teenager. He will talk about the fascinating history of the arrival and settlement of tens of thousands of Eastern European Jews in Buenos Aires at the end of the 19th and the first decades of the 20th century, and also about the remarkable case of the Jewish “cowboys” in the rural colonies of the Pampas. Victor will describe the different patterns of Jewish migration in the surrounding Spanish-language countries (e.g. Chile, Bolivia, Paraguay, Peru, and Uruguay), and also the efforts by his father and the genealogical association to uncover and preserve records from Jewish cemeteries all over that region during the 1990s and early 2000s, including some which were all but abandoned and forgotten. Victor will refer to the available resources and databases of genealogical interest in South America, and he will share some memories and experiences regarding his own quest to connect his Jewish-Polish ancestry, his personal Hispanic cultural background, and his children’s French Canadian identity.

Stanton Street Shul Tour

Speaker: Elissa Sampson
Lecture Date: 09-20-2015

Jews, Liquor, and Life in Eastern Europe

Speaker: Glenn Dynner
Lecture Date: 06-14-2015

Holly Golightly Was a Nice Jewish Girl: Our Ancestors Reinvented

Speaker: Pamela Weisberger
Lecture Date: 05-17-2015

Paper Love: Searching for the Girl My Grandfather Left Behind

Speaker: Sarah Wildman
Lecture Date: 04-19-2015

Understanding Our Families, Understanding Ourselves

Speaker: Ron Arons
Lecture Date: 03-22-2015

Genealogical Resources at the Jewish Theological Seminary

Speaker: Janette Silverman
Lecture Date: 02-15-2015

The Ethical Genealogist

Speaker: Judy Russell
Lecture Date: 01-25-2015

Ask the Experts

Speaker: Karen Franklin, Robert J. Friedman, Hadassah Lipsius, Avrum Geller
Lecture Date: 12-21-2014

Panel Discussion

No One Remembers Alone

Speaker: Patricia Klindiest
Lecture Date: 11-23-2014

Meetings Menu

Free Public Podcasts