Wednesday, May 13, 2009

IAJGS Summer Conference Update

Posted by Anne Feder Lee

We are pleased to let you know about 3 new items of interest regarding the 29th IAJGS International Conference on Jewish Genealogy (taking place in Philadelphia, PA from 08/02/09- 08/07/09).
In addition to the 9 Breakfasts with Experts, the 9 SIG lunches, the 15 Computer Training Workshops being offered, the Welcome Dinner and the Banquet, we have recently added 2 Special Hands-On Workshops in our list of optional fee based programs.

  1. Preserving Documents and Photographs Workshop with Laura Hortz Stanton, Director of Preservation Services, Conservation Center for Art and Historic Artifacts and Kim Andrews,Preservation Services Officer, Conservation Center for Art and Historic Artifacts. This workshop will take place on Friday, August 7, from 8:15 AM to 10:15 AM and costs $10. 
  2. Tasting World Jewish Cuisines: Turkish, Syrian, and Ashkenazi-Italkeni Recipes with Sheilah Kaufman and Aliza Green, two accomplished cookbook authors. This workshop will take place on Friday, August 7, from 10:30 AM to 12:30 PM and costs $20.
If you have already registered for the conference, you can easily add one or both of these exciting workshops by going to www.Philly2009.org and clicking on Registration Update. You will need the Login and Password that you received when you registered.  Select the “Optional Programs” to add any of the fee based options being offered.

If you have not already registered, please do so now and include those optional programs you want to attend.  Registration is very simple. Just go to www.Philly2009.org and click on the Registration button.

Participation in the Computer Training Workshops and the Special Hands-On Workshops is limited. So, don’t wait until it is too late to get a space.

We also want to bring to your attention a new registration option recently added:  individuals under the age of 21 may register for the entire conference for just $50. We hope you will encourage those you know who are under 21 to register and join us. This is a great opportunity to give your children, grandchildren or other young relatives a taste of the exciting adventures facing genealogists.

We look forward to seeing everyone in Philadelphia!

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