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Sunday, June 25, 2017 “Kvell and Tell” session

  • 25 Jun 2017
  • 12:30 PM - 3:30 PM
  • Temple Beth-El, 3610 Dundee Rd, Northbrook

Program: Sunday, June 25, 2017

“Kvell and Tell” session

Program starts 2 p.m. at Temple Beth-El, 3610 Dundee Road, Northbrook, Ill.

The Jewish Genealogical Society of Illinois will hold a “Kvell and Tell” session on Sunday, June 25, 2017, as part of the group’s annual meeting. Selected members will take turns sharing family history discoveries and research tips starting at 2 p.m. at Temple Beth-El, 3610 Dundee Road, Northbrook, Ill.

The June 25 meeting will also feature JGSI president Debbie Kroopkin’s annual report and the introduction of JGSI officers and other board members.

Scheduled “Kvell and Tell” presenters are:

  • ·      Dennis Aron will discuss blasting through two brick walls that he had worked on for nine years.
  • ·      Devra Eisen, assisted by Alvin Holtzman, will talk about her DNA cousin’s Motol connection.
  • ·      Judy Frazin will discuss why she wrote a family book and how she created it.
  • ·      Suzanne Hoffman will explain how she pieced together the history of a family of photographers who had the largest Jewish photo studio in Gomel, Russia.
  • ·      Rebecca Hurwitz will talk about involving younger people in genealogy.
  • ·      Scott Meyer will give a presentation called “A Journey to the Finnish Line,” which will describe a shocking discovery from a DNA test.

The JGSI meeting facilities at Temple Beth-El will open at 12:30 p.m. for members who want to use or borrow genealogy library materials, get help with genealogy websites or ask genealogical questions before the main program begins at 2 p.m. For more information phone 312-666-0100.

Kvell and Tell presentation topics relate to Jewish genealogy, family history research methods, anecdotes or discoveries. Presentations will be recorded and later made available in the members-only section of the JGSI website. 


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