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December 19, 2021, 1:30 – 2:30: Ask the Experts
January 30, 2021, 1:30 – 2:30: Faris Cassell “The Unanswered Letter”


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ASK THE EXPERTS Zoom program

December 19, 2021
1:30 pm - 3:00 pm

Speaker: Expert Panel

  JGSLA invites your to an ASK THE EXPERTS program A panel of EXPERTS will answer previously submitted member questions. Whether you are a member or not, the tips and examples may offer solutions to your genealogical research challenges. Sunday, December 19th, 2021  Sunday, at 1:30 pm ~~ the Zoom link will be posted here ~~ Bobby Furst had been a member of JGSLA for over 20 years and has been researching her family history for 25 years.  She has visited her ancestral towns in the Ukraine and Slovakia  and done research in the archives there.  She has done research for private [...]

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Faris Cassell: The Unanswered Letter: One Holocaust Family’s Desperate Plea for Help

January 30, 2022
1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

Speaker: Faris Cassell

  JGSLA invites you to our next meeting "The Unanswered Letter: One Holocaust Family's Desperate Plea for Help by Faris Cassell A 2020 National Jewish Book Award winner" Sunday  January 30th, 2022  at 1:30 pm Pacific Time (US & Canada) There will be a  Zoom link posted here Zoom link will be sent to all members about 1 week before the meeting.  If you have not received a link, please check back here a week before. The Unanswered Letter: One Holocaust Family's Desperate Plea for Help by Faris Cassell is a compelling book about the search to find out what [...]

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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.



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.  link and cover of book sold by JGSLA about WW1, Jews in the Great War
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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