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All of our regular meetings are held at the South County Civic Center on the second Wednesday of the month unless otherwise noted. Prior to the formal meeting at 1:00 pm, a "Brick Wall" session is held at 12:30 pm. Special Interest Groups (SIGs) meet as indicated here. In those months, the SIG meeting(s) begin at 11:30 am.

Our regular monthly meetings are held for the benefit of our members. Guests are welcome for a fee of $5.00, which will be credited towards your membership if you choose to join. Members of other Jewish Genealogical Societies may attend one meeting at no cost, but only if you have a current membership card from your home organization.

Handouts from some of our previous meetings can be found here.

Upcoming Programs

Robert Krakow, Executive Director, The SS St. Louis Legacy Project"

Documentary Film and Play

Oct. 19, 2016
(Note this is the third Wednesday of October.)
Complicit: The Story of the SS St. Louis.

The film describes how the SS St. Louis was refused entry into the United States in 1939 while trying to escape the Nazis. The movie will be followed by a play: "The Trial of Frankin D. Roosevelt."

See http://www.stlouislegacyproject.org/

Ron Arons

Nov. 9, 2016
Ron Arons
What's in a Name? Trouble
Romania and Moldova SIG meets at 11:30 am.

Ron will use the Genealogical Proof Standard to show how identities can be merged and separated.  In this example, five individuals, all with the same name, all born in the same general timeframe, and all living in the same place where one of the individuals lived or claimed to live, all found trouble, either in business or with women.  Is this possible?  If so, how?  It defies probability and statistics.  A fun set of stories about multiple unrelated men who just happened to share the same name and fate (trouble).  A great demonstration of the Genealogical Proof Standard in action.

Phyllis Kramer

Dec. 14, 2016
Phyllis Kramer
Internet Tips and Techniques
Belarus and Lithuania SIG meets at 11:30 am.
Germany SIG meets at 11:30 am.

  Jan. 15, 2017 (SUNDAY)
Symposium
Chuck Todd Feb. 15, 2017 (WEDNESDAY)
Luncheon
Featured Speaker:
Chuck Todd, Moderator of "Meet the Press
(and grandson of Dorothy Bernstein)

"Honoring Four Women at the Crossroads of 90": Dorothy Bernstein, Jackie Fineblit, Natalie Hamberg and Sylvia Nusinov
  Mar. 8, 2017
Allan Jordan
New York Records
Poland, Ukraine and Galicia SIGs meet at 11:30 am.
Sephardim SIG meets at 11:30 am.
  Apr. 6, 2017 (THURSDAY)
Various Presenters from JGSPBCI
SOS - Share our Successes
United Kingdon, Canada and South Africa SIGs meet at 11:30 am.
Dennis Rice May 10, 2017
Dennis Rice
Which Family Tree Software Is Best For You

 



Click here for calendar with all 2016-2017 event dates.



2016-2017 Board Meetings


August 24, 2016
September 28, 2016
October 26, 2016
November 16, 2016
December 21, 2016
January 25, 2017
February 22, 2017
March 22, 2017
April 26, 2017
May 24, 2017
June 21, 2017

For further information about the Brick Wall program, or to submit questions in advance, e-mail Program Chairperson Dennis Rice dennis@jgspalmbeachcounty.org.
For special Interest Groups, contact Mona Morris, mona@jgspalmbeachcounty.org.