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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
December 3, 2017
1:30 PM
at
Park Synagogue East

ANNUAL MEETING - Election of Officers
and
Report on the 2017 IAJGS Orlando conference.

Speakers Phyllis Bravo, Kenneth Bravo, Sherri Routman, and Helen Wolf will report on the 37th Conference of the International Association of Jewish Genealogical Societies which was held in Orlando in July. The panel will share conference sessions and experiences such as: deciding if a family tree should be private or public; how to evaluate records; special interest groups; and featured speakers.

Phyllis Bravo, is a past Vice President of the Jewish Genealogy Society of Cleveland. 

Kenneth Bravo is a past President of the Jewish Genealogy Society of Cleveland and is  currently the President of the  International Association of Jewish Genealogical Societies.

Helen Wolf is a past President of the Jewish Genealogy Society of Cleveland and is the Secretary of the Cuyahoga County Lineage Groups.

The meeting will also include the annual election of officers and trustees.

NOTE the DATE, TIME and LOCATION
change as we switch to our winter schedule

Sunday
December 3, 2017
1:30 PM
at
Park Synagogue East

Installation of Officers
and
Learn how to “Break down Brick Walls”

A team of experts, all past presidents of the Jewish Genealogy Society of Cleveland, will give advice on how to break through a brick wall while researching your family tree. Ken Bravo, Richard Spector and Helen Wolf will share research strategies and examples of how they have found missing ancestors. Helen Wolf will show how her research reunited the lost Shapiro branch to her husband’s Wolf family.

Questions for the panel may be submitted in advance by January 1 to Programming@ClevelandJGS.org. Please be specific about what you are seeking and what you have already tried. Give as much background information as possible, so that the panelists can suggest ways to move your research forward. There will also be an opportunity for questions from the floor.

Ken Bravo is the current President of the International Association of Jewish Genealogical Societies (IAJGS). Ken has spoken at local, national and international genealogy societies, including RootsTech, the Ohio Genealogical Society, and the International Association of Jewish Genealogical Societies Annual International Conference. Ken’s forty years of genealogy research has located relatives in the United States, Canada, South America, Russia, Great Britain, Israel and Australia. He retired as a partner at the Cleveland based law firm of Ulmer & Berne.

Ken Bravo

Richard Spector has been investigating the genealogy of his family for nearly 20 years and has found more than 1,600 certain relatives, some born about 300 years ago. He has frequently spoken to groups interested in genealogy in the northeast Ohio area and has published a number of articles in Avotaynu, The International Review of Jewish Genealogy, on various genealogical topics including DNA. He presently serves on the board of the Jewish Genealogy Society of Cleveland. He is a retired attorney.

Richard Spector

Helen Wolf has been doing genealogy for over 30 years. Her family arrived in America in the late 1870’s. She is the current secretary of the Cuyahoga County Lineage Groups. For many years she led tours of Jewish Cleveland. She recently retired from the Jewish Education Center of Cleveland where she served as Israel Programs Director,

Helen Wolf
 

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