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Jewish Genealogy Society of Cleveland

Between December and March, we normally meet at 1:30 pm on the first Sunday of each month in the Men's Club Lounge at Park Synagogue East, 27500 Shaker Blvd, Pepper Pike. For a MapQuest map, click here.

Between April and November, unless noted otherwise, we meet at 7:30 pm on the first Wednesday of each month in the Miller Board Room on the second floor of Menorah Park, 27100 Cedar Road, Beachwood. For a MapQuest map, click here.

Meetings are free and open to members, their guests and other interested persons.

Upcoming programs

Sunday
February 4, 2017
1:30 PM
at
Park Synagogue East

Mitchell Balk
President, Mt. Sinai Health Care Foundation

Whither Jewish Hospitals - the Mt. Sinai Legacy

Mitchell Balk will discuss the history of Jewish-sponsored hospitals in the United States, with a focus on Clevelandís Mt. Sinai Medical Center, In his presentation, he will explain how the medical institution has had a lasting impact on the community through the grantmaking Foundation formed from its sale in 1996 and the people who fondly remember the history of the hospital.

Balk spearheaded the emergence of the Foundation as an independent health grantmaker. As of June, 2017, the Foundation had assets of approximately $150 million and had distributed more than $120 million in its 20 years of grantmaking.

Balk and Mt. Sinai were the recipients of the 2017 Case Western Reserve University Presidentís Award for Visionary Achievement. He previously served as Vice President of the Mt. Sinai Medical Center, Cleveland and Vice President of Sinai Health System, Chicago. Balk earned a Masters Degree from the University of Chicago School of Social Service Administration and holds a B.A. in Near Eastern Studies from the University of Minnesota.

Among his many professional activities, Balk was the founding board chair of the Health Policy Institute of Ohio, a non-partisan information resource for policymakers, founded by Ohio foundations.

Mitchell Balk

Sunday
March 4, 2017
1:30 PM
at
Park Synagogue East

Matthew Skvasik
Innovation Programming Specialist
Cuyahoga County Public Library

The Memory Lab at the South Euclid-Lyndhurst Library Branch
An Asset for Genealogy Research

Matthew Skvasik will explain the equipment, capabilities and software that can be used for free in the libraryís lab to digitize and preserve family photographs, artifacts and other items.

Skvasik designs, plans and implements library programming in CCPLís technology-based spaces which include the Innovation Centers, studio spaces and the Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Memory Lab. He has a Masters of Library and Information Science degree from Kent State University.

Matthew Skvasik
 

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