Announcement: JGS of Cleveland

Monthly Meeting of the JGS of Cleveland will take place on Wednesday, April 3, 2013 at 7:30 PM.

In Miller Board Room at Menorah Park
This meeting's Speaker will be Kenneth Bravo.
He will present Finding Frida

Ken Bravo is the immediate past president of the Jewish Genealogy Society of Cleveland who has been researching his family roots since the mid 1970's. His presentation will be about using the Yad Vashem database, the Internet and lots of good luck to find his mother's first cousin, Frida, who survived the Holocaust.
1.  a.  Yad Vashem is Sunday, April 7, 2013.  In the morning at B'nai Jeshurun Congregation, 27501 Fairmount Blvd, Pepper Pike, 44124, Rabbi Michael Schudrich, chief rabbi of Poland will be discussing the Jews of Poland today- Fact or Fiction.  There is a continental breakfast at 9 a.m. followed by the lecture at 9:30 a.m.
      b.  In the afternoon, at Park Synagogue (main), 3300 Mayfield Road, Cleveland Heights, 44118, Rabbi Schudrich, will be the guest speaker at the community-wide Yom HaShoah Program at 2:00 p.m.

2.  On Thursday, April 11, 2013 at Suburban Temple-Kol Ami at 7 p.m., there will be a presentation by Dartmouth College Hillel Rabbi Edward S Boraz on "Project Preservation", a service project involving the restoration of cemeteries of the once vibrant Eastern European Jewish community.  the program is free and open to the public but reservations are required.  Contact Mark Heller at to make the reservation.

3.  In April, the film "No Place on Earth" is coming to the theaters.  This was originally a production on the History Channel.  It is the story of thirty-eight Ukrainian Jews who survived World War II by living in caves for 18 months, the longest recorded sustained underground survival. 

4.  The 9th Annual Lineage Groups luncheon and Induction will be Sunday, May 19, 2013 at the Independence Civic Center at 12:30 p.m. with lunch beginning at 1:00 p.m.  Dr. Sean Martin, associate curator of Jewish History and Eastern European Geography at Western Reserve Historical Society will be speaking about the Geography of Eastern Europe.  Cost of the luncheon is $20.00.  Families who have been in Cuyahoga County a minimum of 100 years or more and have submitted the necessary documentation will be honored at this event. 
The Jewish Genealogy Society of Cleveland is a participating organization in the Lineage Groups.  Flyers will be available at the next meeting.

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