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2017
September, 2017
Speaker: Jeffrey S. Gurock Using periodicals, memoirs, interviews and genealogical materials, Jeffrey S. Gurock tells the story of what was once the second largest Jewish community in America, a neighborhood that declined Jewishly in the 1920s and is re-emerging again today with prospects for future growth in 21st century Gotham. A life–long New Yorker with family roots in Harlem that date back more than a century, Jeffrey S. Gurock is the Libby M. Klaperman Professor of Jewish history at Yeshiva University. He is the author or editor of eighteen books and over 100 scholarly articles. In 2013, his book Jews of Gotham ...
October, 2017
Speaker: Emily H. Garber Co-Sponsored by JewishGen.org at the Museum of Jewish Heritage / Lucille Gudis Memorial Lecture When several communities in Eastern Europe have similar names and their names have been changed over the years, it may be difficult to unambiguously identify one's family’s shtetl of origin. Considering the investment in time and energy in researching one's family shtetl, it is imperative that one get it right. Yet we do not often apply rigor in identifying our family’s communities of origin. The genealogical proof standard requires rigor in our research methodology. With its application and a well-designed research plan, we assure ...