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.
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.
Wednesday, March 12, 2014 • 7:00-9:00 PM at the home of Sabena Stark
Program: Dr. Dorothy Anker will share her stories of growing up in Jewish Chicago, including her family's co-founding of Chicago’s Sholem Aleichem school where she learned to read and write Yiddish and was immersed in Yiddish culture. Dorothy leads TBI’s Yiddish Club, teaches Yiddish, and transliterates Yiddish stories to make them more accessible to new Yiddish learners.
Dorothy's family story personifies one way that Jewish immigrants reconciled traditional Judaism with the beliefs of the secularist Haskalah (Jewish Enlightenment) Movement. Her parents emigrated to the U.S. in 1920 from Europe.
As a treat, we will learn a Yiddish song from NY's Camp Kindervelt, the Yiddish summer camp Dorothy attended as a child in the 1930s.
Ellen Rifkin, a longtime friend and Yiddish student, will interview Dorothy for this special talk.
Wednesday, April 9, 2014 • 7:00-9:00 PM at the home of Sabena Stark
Program: JGSWVO members can bring up their problems researching their own family and the group will suggest how to solve them. Research techniques to prevent problems will be discussed. New researchers welcome.
JGSWVO is a member of International Association of Jewish Genealogical Societies
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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 is building a website with the primary goal of gathering the widest possible variety of historical maps for Jewish genealogists and researchers interested in the Jews of Eastern Europe. Maps from libraries around the world, as well as online sources, are offered along with links to Jewish encyclopedias to create a historical atlas. Check-in periodically as maps and links are continuously added.
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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