LET NO HOLOCAUST VICTIM BE FORGOTTEN
The Jewish Genealogical Society of Willamette Valley Oregon is working with YAD VASHEM, The Holocaust Martyrs’ & Heroes’ Remembrance Authority, to help identify and remember every possible victim of the Holocaust. Click here for more information.
Wednesday, May 8 • 7:00pm
The Changing Borders of Eastern Europe (or why grandma’s home town moved from Poland to Austria)
Very informative talk/slide presentation by Hal Bookbinder. This video was recorded at a recent IAJGS (International Association of Jewish Genealogical Societies) Conference. After the video, JGSWVO map maven, Hap Ponedel will answer your questions on 19th century border changes and related issues.
Wednesday, June 12 • 7:00pm
The Beit Din (Jewish Rabbinic Court)
Professional genealogist and JGSWVO board member Eliezer Froehlich will explain the function and general history of the Beit Din, especially in regards to how it may have had an impact on the lives of your ancestors.
Wednesday, July 10 • Time TBA
JGSWVO Members Only Potluck
Please bring something made using a family recipe or something your ancestors might have eaten, or an Israeli dish, and whatever you want to drink. After dinner there will be a discussion of Jewish food and genealogy.
August 10 - No Meeting
September 11 - TBA
Our meetings are open to everyone. You are welcome to ask genealogy research questions, report success stories, and show old photos, reference books and family heirlooms. JGSWVO members can borrow books and newsletters from our library and list family names and towns on our Web site.
JGSWVO is a member of International Association of Jewish Genealogical Societies
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Become a JGSWVO member
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Jewish Online Worldwide Burial Registry (JOWBR)
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Topographic Maps of Eastern Europe
“Jews of Eugene, Oregon,” by Robert Levinson. Dr. Levinson interviewed several people with knowledge of the early Jewish community in Eugene.
JGSWVO member Hap Ponedel created a website with the primary goal of gathering a wide variety of online map resources for the Jewish genealogist. The next step is to include clickable indexes covering the entire Jewish Pale of Settlement.
OTHER NORTHWEST JGS MEETINGS
Jewish Genealogical Society of Washington State • Mercer Island
Meetings are held on the second Monday, September through June, at 7 p.m. at the Stroum Jewish Community Center on Mercer Island, unless noted otherwise.
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Jewish Genealogical Society of Oregon • Portland
Meetings normally held on the third Tuesday of each month, September through June
7:00 p.m. • Ahavath Achim, 3225 SW Barbur Blvd, Portland
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|Oregon Jewish Museum
The Oregon Jewish Museum is open in a new expanded location.
TuesdayThursday, 10:30 a.m.4:00 p.m.
Friday, 10:30 a.m.3:00 p.m.
Sunday, 1:004:00 p.m.
1953 NW Kearney St., Portland.
For information: (503) 226-3600
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