Future Meetings

Judy Baston: Documenting the Vilna Ghetto Library

September 16, 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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October 8, 2018
7:30 pm

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

Speaker: Andrew Zalewski

Andrew Zalewski: JEWISH GALICIA:  VIBRANT PAST REDISCOVERED   October 8th, 2018  Monday evening  7:30 pm at AJU Andrew Zalewski intertwines genealogical discoveries with a broader historical context bringing to life the Jewish community of Galicia. The talk is of interest to general audiences interested in Jewish genealogy; the presentation is illustrated by unique archival documents and old maps. Andrew Zalewski, the author of two books on Austrian Galicia (1772–1918), explores the impact of the Habsburg rule on Galician Jews—the laws about marriages, surnames, schools, and military service brought dizzying pace of changes but also controversies. Pious traditionalists and impatient reformers of the [...]

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November 11, 2018
12:30 pm - 6:00 pm

Family History Library of Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA,


JGSLA  MEMBERS-ONLY  ASSISTED RESEARCH AFTERNOON at the Family Search Library Get one-on-one help from JGSLA mentors and experts with using the microfilms, library books and free subscription databases at the FHL, including Ancestry.com, FindMyPast, Footnote. This event is open to current JGSLA MEMBERS ONLY.   You can join at the door for 2019 and be admitted. Bring lunch and snacks to eat in the break room. Vending machines and microwave available.

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