Why did our Jewish ancestors leave a great place like the Pale?


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Date(s) - November 27, 2022
1:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Hal Bookbinder

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Beth Chayim Chadashim Synagogue  (limited parking in back)*

6090 West Pico Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90035 

Why did our Jewish ancestors leave a great place like the Pale?

Why did our Jewish ancestors leave a great place like the Pale?   Jews had lived in Western Russia (the Pale) for centuries. At the turn of the last, two million left. This talk discusses how the Pale came to be, life in it and why the mass migration occurred. It breaks its 120-year history into periods of creation, confinement, repression, enlightenment, pogroms and chaos. There is more to the story than the horrific violence at the turn of the 20th century.  Our speaker has prepared at handout that you can download and review before the presentation.       Handout-Reference >>✋

Sunday  November 27th, 2022  

Join us for light refreshments at 1:00 p.m. before the program begins at 1:30 p.m. Pacific Time (US & Canada)

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Bio:   Hal Bookbinder   Hal is a retired information systems professional who continues to instruct at the university level. He has been actively researching his genealogy for more than three decades, identifying over 4,000 relatives and tracing two lines to the mid-1700s in modern Ukraine. He is a past president of the JGS of Los Angeles and of the International Association of Jewish Genealogical Societies. Hal publishes a series of monthly articles on safe computing which are freely available at http://www.tinyurl.com/SafeComputingArticles. He and his wife, Marci, were raised in the Catskills of New York State. After attending New York University and a four-year stint in the US Air Force in Colorado Springs, they have lived in the Los Angeles area.


*A small parking lot is in the rear and ample free street parking is available. If you are elderly or disabled and need to park in the synagogue parking lot, please let us know when you RSVP.
   There will be informal mentoring at a Schmooze Table.

Proof of full vaccination and at least one booster is required for in-person attendance. Masks are required.
Please RSVP to programs@jgsla.org if you plan to attend in person.