Jewish Genealogy Society of Cleveland

 

Our September meeting will be held on
Wednesday, September 7, 2016
at 7:30 PM in the
Miller Board Room at Menorah Park

Rabbi Naphtali Burnstein, Young Israel of Greater Cleveland

How to read a Jewish tombstone

Jewish grave markers vary in size and style; they are often a key to discover a familyís history. Rabbi Burnstein will discuss how to decipher symbols, Hebrew names, dates, abbreviations, and quotations. He will tell ways families use the information on grave stones to uncover lost histories.


Our October meeting will be held on
Wednesday, October 5, 2016
at 7:30 PM in the
Miller Board Room at Menorah Park

Dr. David Kendall

When Descendants Become Ancestors:
The Flip Side Of Genealogy

How often have you regretted your failure to engage the elder generations of your family for information about their memories?

Cemetery stones show only that those buried there once existed in time and place, but show nothing about the lives that were lived, and from which we could learnóif only those ancestors had shared some of their wisdom. Sharing lives and stories is the essence of existence; itís what makes life meaningful; itís what connects us; Itís how we learn from one another. We will all be ancestors some day and we are all wiser than we think. Dr. Kendall will share some of his stories with the audience and show why such stories should be preserved for future generations and the obstacles that must be overcome in doing so.

Dr. Kendall, will share how our own life experiences are genealogical sources to record and preserve for future use. In his book, Dr. Kendall notes: ďAs we research our own ancestors and mourn the lack of information available to us, we forget that we are the future ancestors of our descendants. And if we donít leave to them the kinds of information about our lives that we crave to know about our own forefathers, then we are merely perpetuating the problem."

David Kendall, Ph.D. was raised in a small tourist village in northern New York, where he has returned in retirement. He spent thirty years educating professional counselors, amid studies in history, genealogy, and gerontology. His book, When Descendants Become Ancestors: The Flip Side of Genealogy, will be available at the meeting.


Between December and March,
our meetings are
normally held on the
first Sunday afternoon
of each month at 1:30 PM
in the Lelyveld Library
at
Anshe Chesed Fairmount Temple
23737 Fairmount Blvd
Beachwood
which is also the home of our research library collection.

Between April and November,
our meetings are
normally held on the
first Wednesday evening
of each month at 7:30 PM
in the Miller Board Room
at
Menorah Park
27100 Cedar Road
Beachwood


Schedule of future meetings:

Wednesday, September 7, 2016 - 7:30 PM at Menorah Park
Wednesday, October 5, 2016 - 7:30 PM at Menorah Park
Wednesday, November 2, 2016 - 7:30 PM at Menorah Park
Sunday, December 4, 2016 - 1:30 PM at Fairmount Temple
Sunday, January 8 2017 - 1:30 PM at Fairmount Temple