Wednesday, January 19, 2011
The Jewish Calendar Demystified
Congregation Beth Israel Judea
625 Brotherhood Way, San Francisco
The Jewish calendar is important to genealogists because Jewish vital records use Jewish dates (of course!). The Jewish calendar is both a solar and lunar calendar, with the months synchronized to the moon and years to the sun. This means the rules governing the calendar can be a bit daunting (that's an understatement). Steve Morse, the creator of the incredibly useful One-Step Website (http://www.stevemorse.org/), will present the calendar in an easy-to-understand—and sometimes tongue-in-cheek—fashion.
I'm really looking forward to this talk. For years I have been confused by the Jewish calendar and how the dates of holidays are determined, and I'm sure I'm not the only one. Come learn with me!
More information about the talk and about Steve can be found at http://www.jewishgen.org/sfbajgs/calendar.html. The talk is free and open to anyone who wants to attend.