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September, 2022
Speaker: David Kraemer The JGSNY will initiate its 2022-2023 season with a visit to the new Library of the Jewish Theological Seminary. The Library of JTS is home to one of the finest collections of rare Judaica in the world, housing the world’s largest collection of Hebrew manuscripts, the second-largest collection of fragments from the Cairo Genizah, the most complete collection of Hebrew incunables (early printed books), an unsurpassed collection of Ketubbot, and much more. With its new Rare Book Room and exhibition gallery, it offers access to these collections not only to scholars, but also to students, to visitors from ...
October, 2022
Speaker: Robinn Magid The JRI-Poland.org website has a whole new look and feel – developed to help you learn more about your family if they came from the current or former territories of Poland. Designed with the changing geography of Europe in mind, the new JRI-Poland website is packed with new ways to search and view the information you need to find your ancestors and answer your questions about their lives. Join us for an informative tour of the new JRI-Poland website and tips about how to successfully search for your ancestral town and family. Come see how improving the “user experience” ...
November, 2022
Speaker: Lara Diamond In recent years, Ukrainian genealogical resources have become more readily available, both online and in archives. This talk will cover the wide variety of online resources available to research one’s Jewish ancestors who lived in what is modern-day Ukraine, as well as those available to local researchers. Contrary to popular belief, most records were not destroyed, and researching Ukrainian ancestry is very possible. The status of Ukrainian research as of the date of the presentation will also be noted. Lara Diamond began researching her own family around 1989. She has traced all branches of her family multiple generations ...
December, 2022
Speaker: Tamar Zeffren Co-sponsors: Jewish Genealogical Society, Inc., and the American Jewish Historical Society Summary: As stewards since 1892 of the American Jewish experience, legacy, and impact, the American Jewish Historical Society (AJHS), the oldest ethnic, cultural archive in the United States, holds a remarkable range of resources to support genealogists and the enrichment of the historical record. The presentation will include examples and links for relevant materials, such as the Hebrew Orphan Asylum, Landsmanshaftn records, the National Jewish Welfare Board, family papers, and other holdings. Participants will learn about the organization and accessibility (whether in-person only or also online) of AJHS' diverse collections and how ...