From firstname.lastname@example.org mazergol@21:1/5 to All on Mon Sep 16 23:13:14 2019
We are pleased to announce that the Philadelphia Jewish Genealogical
Society of Greater Philadelphia (PJGSGP) and the Philadelphia Jewish
Archives Center (PJAC) has merged. PJAC has had a long association
with PJGSGP. Genealogical research both utilizes and generates
important archival material. The combined organization will
facilitate the transfer to, and the availability of meaningful
archival documents at the PJAC Collection at Temple. Our new name is
JGASGP - Jewish Genealogical and Archival Society of Greater
This is our 40th year! We are planning a very special celebration on
May 3rd at the National Museum of American Jewish History. Special
guest speaker, fabulous kosher brunch, museum visit, and parking will
be part of the package. Spring is the best time to visit Philadelphia!
Contact me to be put on our e-mail list email@example.com. Invitations will be sent out by e-mail.
Date: Sunday, September 22, 2019
Time: 1-1:30 research help
1:30 meeting and lecture
Place: Congregation Keneseth Israel
8339 Old York Road
Elkins Park, PA 19027
*Note that this meeting starts later than our usual time of 1:00.
There is secured free parking.
Speaker: Sarina Roffe
Sarina Roffe is a career journalist and holds a masters in
Jewish Studies. She is the editor of Dorot for JGS of NY, the author
of Branching Out from Sepharad, and has researched numerous
genealogies including the Kassin and Labaton rabbinic dynasties and is considered an expert in Syrian Jewry. She is a member of the IAJGS
board, co-chair of the Brooklyn Jewish Historical Initiative and
founder of the Sephardic Heritage Project. She is a member of
Brooklyn's Syrian Jewish community.
Program: "Solving a Converso Mystery" Sarina Roffe, a respected
expert on Sephardic history, will discuss her work solving a
genealogical mystery that begins in Spain before the 1492 Expulsion.
What happened to Senor Shlomo Kassin from 1492 to 1540 when he shows
up in Aleppo? The author of Branching Out from Sepharad, Roffe solves
the mystery and provides an overview of Sephardic Jewish life in
Iberia, Aleppo and Brooklyn.
Branching Out from Sepharad
With the Foreword written by Dr. Walter Zenner A'H, Branching
Out From Sepharad outlines the history of Jews in Spain, the 1492
Expulsion, the history of Jews in Syria, and follows them to the
Chapters include research on the term Sephardic Jew, Genealogy in the
Torah, and Sephardic Naming Practices. Roffe writes the 100-year
history of the Brooklyn community, discussing the sociological impact
of careers, philanthropy, traditions, and educational beliefs as they
changed over a century.
Visitors are always welcome $5@
JGASGP website www.jgsgp.org is now available with the latest news,
upcoming meeting notices, and links to Philadelphia resources. We can
also be found on Facebook. Please note that we also have a speakers
Bureau which is available to local groups on the various subjects
The 39th IAJGS International Conference on Jewish Genealogy is now
history, but you can still enjoy the presentations by purchasing the
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