Hanukkah party at University Synagogue

December 11, 2016
1:30 pm

University Synagogue, a Jewish congregation, Los Angeles CA


Hanukkah party at University Synagogue. Latkes and showing of the film, “Schmatta: From Rags to Riches to Rags” on 100 years of the garment industry in NYC.  Film showing courtesy of HBO. Veteran filmmaker Mark Levin looks at the past and present of New York's garment district, from its heyday as a base for immigrant labor and unions to its recent decline.  

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JGSLA Assisted Research Day at the Family History Library

April 16, 2017
1:30 pm - 5:00 pm

Family History Library of Los Angeles, Los Angeles CA


Sunday, April 16, 2017 12:30-5:00 p.m. Los Angeles Family History Library 10741 Santa Monica Blvd. West Los Angeles, CA 90025 Do you need help finding a record or a ship manifest? Do you need to know what sources to use? Do you need family documents translated? JOIN THE JGSLA for an afternoon of mentor-assisted research. Translators: Yiddish, Russian, German and Hebrew (contact membership@jgsla.org for translator appointments) Members only but  you can join at the door:  $25 individual or $30 family 

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Support JGSLA with the purchase of
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


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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.