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Sunday, October 21, 2018
Sunday, October 21, 2018
12:30pm - 01:30pm  Ask The Experts!
  The JGS is offering our members the opportunity for private consultations with expert genealogists immediately before our general meeting on the 21st of October. You must sign up in advance to take advantage of this offer! From 12:30 to 1:30 in the Kovno Room on the 2nd floor at the Center for Jewish History, our experts will be available to speak individually with a small number of members about their research questions. Each consultation will be limited to 15 minutes. If you'd like the chance to brainstorm with a JGS expert, reserve a spot by sending an email to lauren@kinfindernyc.com. ...
Speaker: Sarina RoffĂ©  Co-Sponsored with the American Sephardi Federation and the New York Genealogical & Biographical Society   Sarina RoffĂ©, author of Branching Out From Sepharad, outlines the history of Jews in Spain, the 1492 Expulsion, their history in Syria, and their immigration to the Americas. She will discuss the ancestry and significance of the Kassin rabbinic dynasty, which dates to the 12th Century, and the 50-year leadership of Chief Rabbi Jacob S. Kassin, who led the Syrian Jewish community in Brooklyn. At the same time, she solves a Converso mystery. Rabbi Kassin's ancestor arrive in Aleppo in 1540. Sarina solves the mystery ...