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November First Friday at Bonai Shalom: Geneology and Holocaust Survivors

Join Congregation Bonai Shalom on November 2, 2018 at 6:00 pm for First Friday, A Holocaust Journey: The Search for Family with Janet Lowe, Director of Learning and Development at the University of Colorado and Risa Heywood, President of the Jewish Geneology Society of Colorado.   First Fridays are a Shabbat evening of community, learning, and great kosher food.  Services at 6:00 pm, Dinner at 7:15 pm and talk around 8:00 pm.

As the daughter of Holocaust survivors, Janet Lowe grew up with stories from her mother, silence from her father and many questions. Risa Heywood and Janet Lowe followed these stories, trying to fill in the holes. Their research will take you on a journey to Hungary and Slovakia as they worked to validate the stories and remember the many family members who were lost.

Risa Heywood

Risa Daitzman Heywood has been involved with Jewish genealogy for over 25 years and has made it the specialty of her business, Research by Risa. She is President of the Jewish Genealogy Society of Colorado, a member of the Association of Professional Genealogists, and recently earned a Certificate in Genealogical Research from Boston University.  Risa and her husband recently returned to Colorado after six years abroad on international assignments in Singapore and Germany.

Janet Lowe, a long time member of Bonai Shalom, has been interested in discovering more about her ancestral Eastern European roots for most of her life. As an educator, she was excited about collaborating with Risa to research and validate the many stories she heard about her family. Janet is the Director of Learning and Development at the University of Colorado.

RSVP on Bonai Shalom’s website here. BYOB Kosher wine or beer.  Dinner is $18 per member, $21 per non-member. $54 max per family.  Please RSVP by 11/1.

 

About Kit Colorado

I am the Office Administrator at Congregation Bonai Shalom.

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