Jewish Genealogy Society of Cleveland

 

Our July meeting will be held on
Wednesday, July 6, 2016
at 7:30 PM in the
Miller Board Room at Menorah Park

Henry Bitterman

“A Story of Survival: All We Had Was Hope”
co-sponsored by the Kol Israel Foundation

Mr. Bitterman will share ways he researched how his father, Mayer Bitterman, survived the Holocaust, locations of the family throughout the Holocaust and those who were righteous among people encountered. Mr. Bitterman will illustrate ways to find lost family, explore different methods to recover World War II documents and provide web sites and contacts. He also will suggest procedures for saving the individual histories of victims of the Holocaust.

Henry’s interest in genealogy resulted from his father being a Holocaust Survivor and the murders of his grandparents, uncle, and many relatives by the Nazis in World War II. He has identified over a hundred family members on his father’s side. From his genealogy research he has uncovered events from the lives of his grandparents, uncle and father.


Our August meeting will be held on
Wednesday, Auugust 3, 2016
at 7:30 PM in the
Miller Board Room at Menorah Park

Daniel Horowitz
Chief Genealogist of MyHeritage.com

Israel Genealogy on the Internet

Daniel Horowitz was a teacher and the study guide editor for over 15 years, of the family history project "Searching for My Roots" in Venezuela. Daniel holds board level positions at the Israel Genealogy Research Association (IGRA) and the International Association of Jewish Genealogical Societies (IAJGS). He has a deep understanding of the needs of today's family history enthusiasts. He  is the Chief Genealogist of MyHeritage where he provides key contributions in the areas of product development, customer support and public affairs; contacting genealogy societies, bloggers and media, giving lectures and attending conferences around the world. Daniel is also heading the company's Translation department, where he has been instrumental in increasing MyHeritage's global support to 43 languages in the website and the software.

Mr. Horowitz will show how to access genealogical resources and other useful databases available in Israel, that can be accessed online to find relatives. He will share how English speakers can overcome the barrier of the language with a basic lesson of Hebrew and how to translate efficiently to English.

Israel has a growing number of websites and digital resources that can be searched via the Internet in English and in Hebrew. A fast introduction to Hebrew, the keywords needed and the translation tools available will assist with the vast array of places where one can find information about people that have been born, lived or died in Israel.


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, July 6, 2016 - 7:30 PM at Menorah Park
Wednesday, August 3, 2016 - 7:30 PM at Menorah Park
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