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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
March 4, 2018
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 library’s lab to digitize and preserve family photographs, artifacts and other items.

Skvasik designs, plans and implements library programming in CCPL’s 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

Wednesday
April 11, 2018
7:30 PM
at
Menorah Park

Mike Belkin

Socks, Sports, Rock & Art - A Memoir

Legendary concert promoter Mike Belkin will discuss his new memoir, “Mike Belkin: Socks, Sports, Rock and Art.” The memoir co-written by Carlo Wolff documents Belkin’s life beginning in Cleveland Heights as the son of Russian immigrants who operated a family clothing business to breaking new ground in the world of rock entertainment. Hear how business principles he learned from his parents, Sam and Pola, helped pave the way for his later success. The program will end with a book signing and copies will be available for purchase.

Mike Belkin and his brother Jules teamed up to form Belkin Productions, the premier rock music promoter in Cleveland and the Midwest for four decades, starting in the mid-1960’s. Mike was the producer of the World Series of Rock shows in the 1970’s and a long-time band manager for rock icons Michael Stanley and Donnie Iris among others. Along with Jules he was honored with the Martha Joseph Cleveland Arts Prize in 2015. Mike is currently owner and president of Pinnacle Marketing, a professional sports licensing firm. He has also made a name for himself as an authority and collector of art glass.

 

Wednesday
May 2, 2018
7:30 PM
at
Menorah Park

Sunny Morton

Comparing the Genealogy Giants

Wednesday
June 6, 2018
7:30 PM
at
Menorah Park

Betsie Norris
Executive Director of the Adoption Network Cleveland
and Mark Elliott

Accessing Adoption Records

Wednesday
July 11, 2018
7:30 PM
at
Menorah Park

Harry Brown

Creating an Ethical Will

Wednesday
August 1, 2018
7:30 PM
at
Menorah Park

Judy Cetina

Cuyahoga County Archives

Wednesday
September 5, 2018
7:30 PM
at
Menorah Park

To Be Announced

Wednesday
October 10, 2018
7:30 PM
at
Menorah Park

To Be Announced

Wednesday
November 7, 2018
7:30 PM
at
Menorah Park

To Be Announced

Sunday
December 2, 2018
1:30 PM
at
Park Synagogue
East

To Be Announced

 

To see a listing  of our past programs
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