Hedy Lamarr, Jewish-American actress. Beauty and the Brain

July 15, 2018
1:30 pm

American Jewish University, Burton Sperber Jewish Community Library, Los Angeles CA

Speaker:

AJU, Sperber Library With the Jewish-American Hall of Fame Hedy Lamarr, Jewish-American actress. Beauty and the Brain   July 15th, 2018  Sunday afternoon  1:30 pm at AJU In conjunction with the Jewish-American Hall of Fame, we will  honor the life of Austrian-American actress and all-around surprising person, Hedy Lamarr and induct her into the Jewish-American Hall of Fame. Hedy Lamarr’s medal representing her induction into the Jewish-American Hall of Fame will be presented to her son, Anthony Loder, who will speak about his mother. The program will include a reading of the prize-winning essay in the 2017 Norman Alexander Award for [...]

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Judy Baston: Documenting the Vilna Ghetto Library

September 16, 2018 - October 8, 2018
1:30 pm

American Jewish University, Burton Sperber Jewish Community Library, Los Angeles CA

Speaker: Judy Baston

Judy Baston: Documenting the Vilna Ghetto Library   September 16th, 2018  Sunday Afternoon  1:30 pm at AJU VILNA– known as the Jerusalem of Lithuania – had a strong cultural tradition that endured and flourished even after the Vilna Ghetto was established in 1941. Perhaps the most important cultural institution in the Ghetto was the Vilna Ghetto Library;  it was considered the only fully-functioning library in a Holocaust-era ghetto. When Judy Baston discovered that her three young cousins in the Vilna Ghetto had been on the list of Ghetto Library patrons, she was stunned to realize that the grimness of their daily lives [...]

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The Jewish Genealogical Society of Los Angeles (JGSLA) is a non-profit organization dedicated to sharing genealogical information, techniques and research tools with those who are interested in Jewish genealogy and family history.

Founded in 1979, the Society has over 500 members and is governed by an elected Board of Directors. We hold monthly meetings providing a mix of lectures and films to assist our members in their family history research and twice-yearly research workshops with volunteer helpers and translators.

IAJGS 2018 in Warsaw, Poland
August 6-10, 2018

Co-hosts: POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews and Jewish Historical Institute
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Jews in the Great War: Family Histories Retold
by Rosen, Lois Ogilby, ed.
Jewish Genealogical Society of Los Angeles, 2015.  208 pp.
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A Review by Marion Werle:  Jews in the Great War is a collection of 37 stories of the World War I experiences of Jews from all over the world. The stories and accompanying photos were initially exhibited at the 34th IAJGS Jewish genealogy conference, held in Salt Lake City in 2014. The book is partly a scrapbook and partly an exhibit catalog. The level of detail varies from story to story, the longest of which is 11 pages of narrative, photos and documents, with the typical entry consisting of a page or two of text accompanied by one or more photos and small family trees.      Read More