Future Meetings

JGSLA HANUKKAH PARTY and FILM of SHOLEM ALEICHEM, Laughing in the Darkness

December 17, 2017
12:30 pm - 4:00 pm

University Synagogue, a Jewish congregation, Los Angeles CA

Speaker:

JGSLA HANUKKAH PARTY and FILM of SHOLEM ALEICHEM, Laughing in the Darkness This film will be approximately 90 minutes. Come early to secure a seat suitable to your hearing and sight needs. Film by Joseph Dorman: Solomon Naumovich Rabinovich was known to the world by the pen name Sholem Aleichem. A Jewish writer raised in the Russian Empire during an era of volatile political change, Aleichem is best-known for his stories about Tevye the Dairyman--fiction that eventually inspired the musical Fiddler on the Roof. Through archival resources, in-depth analysis, interviews, and readings of his texts, this documentary presents an in-depth portrait [...]

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Laura Gold: Identifying Name Changes - No the name was not changed by an immigration officer.

February 11, 2018
1:30 pm - 3:00 pm

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

Speaker: Laura Gold

Identifying Name Changes - No the name was not changed by an immigration officer. Sunday Afternoon,   February 11th, 2018   1:30 pm at AJU Speaker: Laura Gold: Hitting a brick wall because you do not know your family’s name before it was changed in the United States ? This lecture focuses on methods of determining the original family name and understanding the name change process.  When and why were names changed? How can you prove the name change? Source records will be examined for clues in name identification.  After this lecture you will have the tools to identify the missing [...]

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