June First Friday: Jewish Genealogy

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Friday, June 3rd at 6:00 pm

Presented by Jewish Genealogist Ellen Kowitt

Reciting names and documenting family relationships are Jewish traditions found throughout The Torah and have played significant roles in the life cycles of Jews from ancient times to the present. Modern resources and technology make getting started documenting family history easier than ever, as clues for successful searches exist for ordinary and extraordinary families ranging from rabbinic dynasties to Holocaust victims and survivors, Ashkenazi, Sephardic, and even Crypto-Jewish ancestry. Let’s explore more than just the traditions and records as author Arthur Kurzweil did when he wrote about the spiritual side to researching family history in his book, “From Generation to Generation.”

Ellen Kowitt
Ellen Kowitt

Ellen Kowitt is a past president of both the Jewish Genealogy Society of Colorado and the Jewish Genealogy Society of Greater Washington, DC. She also served as Director, for three years, on the International Association of Jewish Genealogical Societies Board of Directors. Ellen has contributed to numerous indexing, translation, and Jewish genealogy conference projects, and she lectures, mentors, and publishes frequently. Ellen lives in Erie with her husband and two daughters.

Services are at 6:00 pm, Dinner at 7:15 pm and talk around 8:00 pm.  BYOB Kosher wine or beer.  Dinner is $18 per member, $21 per non-member. $54 max per family. Please RSVP by May 31 at bonaishalom.org or by calling the office at 303-442-6605.

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