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Jewish Genealogy Society of Cleveland

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.

Between December and March, we will 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.

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

Upcoming programs

Wednesday
August 2, 2017
7:30 PM
at
Menorah Park

How To Use Newspapers To Research Family Stories

Ken Bravo,
Vice-President, IAJGS
and Past President, JGSC

  Ken Bravo

Newspapers contain a wealth of information about our families; not only the usual birth, marriage and death announcements, but, often more importantly, what relatives did in the years in between. Bravo will demonstrate the types of information to be found and then explain how to locate and research newspapers, both large and small, general and Jewish specific, which published in the towns and cities of ancestors.

Ken Bravo retired as a partner at the Cleveland based law firm of Ulmer & Berne where his practice focused on business litigation, the defense of white-collar criminal matters and securities related litigation and arbitration.

Since the mid-1970ís Kenís hobby has been genealogy. In that endeavor, he has located relatives (both living and deceased) all over the United States as well as in Canada, South America, Russia, Great Britain, Israel and Australia. In an effort to preserve more information for his now eight grandchildren, he expanded his research to include the families of his childrenís spouses.

Currently, Ken serves as the Vice President of the International Association of Jewish Genealogical Societies (IAJGS). He is a past President of the Jewish Genealogy Society of Cleveland. Ken also belongs to the Ohio Genealogical Society and the East Ohio Genealogical Society. He is a frequent speaker on multiple subjects regarding genealogy research and has spoken at RootsTech, the Ohio Genealogical Society, the East Ohio Genealogical Society, the International Association of Jewish Genealogical Societies Annual International Conference, the Jewish Genealogy Society of Cleveland, the Northeast Ohio Computer-Aided Genealogy Society.

Wednesday
September 6, 2017
7:30 PM
at
Menorah Park

Jewish marriage and divorce documents:
their use to genealogists

Rabbi Hal Rudin-Luria
Bínai Jeshurun Congregation

Rabbi Hal Rudin-Luria

Rabbi Rudin-Luria will share the differences between what is found on a civil marriage license and in a ketubah, a Jewish marriage document and in a public divorce record and a get, a Jewish divorce record.

An expert in the laws of Jewish divorce, Rabbi Rudin-Luria will explain how a get, a Jewish divorce, shows all the various names a person used and how this facilitates genealogical research.

Rabbi Hal Rudin-Luria joined Bínai Jeshurun Congregation in 2001. He is a certified Mesader Gittin. officiant of Jewish divorce. Raised on the Jersey Shore, he received his undergraduate degree from the University of Pennsylvania and rabbinic ordination from the Jewish Theological Seminary in 2001. Before joining Bínai Jeshurun, Rabbi Rudin-Luria served as a student rabbi in Huntsville, Alabama and New York City, chaplain at Beth Israel Medical Center in New York, the US Navy, the New York Jewish Healing Center as a grief counselor, and in Los Angeles in a Jewish home for recovering addicts.

Sunday
October 22, 2017
at
Laurel School

Searching for Individuals in the International Tracing Service at the USHMM

Dr. Diane Afoumado
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum

Co-sponsored by Siegal Lifelong Learning of Case Western Reserve University'
Laurel School, and Kol Israel Foundation

NOTE the DATE  and Location for this special meeting.

Wednesday
November 8, 2017
1:30 PM
at
Menorah Park

How a SIG can further genealogy research

Amy Wachs, JGSC president
and
Russ Maurer
 Litvak SIG board members and district coordinators

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

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

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

 

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