February 23, 2020
Santa Monica Synagogue, Santa Monica CA
Speaker: Helene Rosen
Helene Rosen “The Alexander Family - Researching in Texas Using Many Sources” Feb 23rd, 2020 Sunday Afternoon 1:30 pm @ !!NEW LOCATION !! The Santa Monica Synagogue 1448 18th Street (near Broadway) Santa Monica, CA 90404 Helene Rosen : When Helene Freedman Rosen learned that she was related to the Alexander family of LaGrange, Texas, she became fascinated by their story. Over the years, she researched the dozens of descendants of matriarch Sprinze Seelig Badt as they grew roots in Texas. This presentation focuses not on their large family tree but the use of many different sources to learn [...]
March 29, 2020
Speaker: Stacey Ravel Abarbanel
Stacey Ravel Abarbanel “Pancho Villa and My Grandfather ” March 29th, 2020 Sunday Afternoon 1:30 pm at LOCATION TO BE ANNOUNCED !! Stacey Ravel Abarbanel: For a century scholars have debated why Pancho Villa attacked the frontier town of Columbus, New Mexico on March 9, 1916—a deadly incursion and infamously the only time in the 20th century that a foreign army invaded the continental United States. For Stacey Ravel Abarbanel, this historic invasion is the backdrop for her family’s most spectacular story, recounted at reunions with a quizzical smile that made her wonder if it was true: when Villa raided [...]
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.
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