Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Introducing KehilaLinks

Posted by Susana Leistner Bloch


Kehila קהילה [Hebrew] n. (pl. kehilot קהילוּת):
Jewish Community.  Used to refer to a Jewish community, anywhere in the world.

JewishGen ShtetLinks has a new name.  As announced by Warren Blatt at the IAJGS Conference in Washington DC, JewishGen ShtetLinks has been renamed JewishGen KehilaLinks.



Kehilot, as the plural form, include Jewish Communities wherever they are or were: Eastern Europe, Western Europe, the Americas, Asia, Africa, the Middle East or perhaps a future one in outer space.  

While all communities were always welcome and many are represented on the site, we now have a title that is truly inclusive and represents the Jewish community in its entirety.

We hope that our KehilaLinks pages will overflow with additions the will truly show the diversity of the Jewish communities throughout the world.

(A Formal Announcement will be distributed shortly-Ed).

Susana Leistner Bloch, JewishGen VP- KehilaLinks
Barbara Ellman, KehilaLinks Technical Coordinator

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