San Francisco Jewish Family and Children's Services partners with the Yad Vashem Holocaust Museum in Israel, at a meeting of the San Francisco Bay Area Jewish Genealogical Society. The meeting begins at 7:30 p.m. at Congregation Beth Am, 26790 Arastradero Road Rm. 5/6, Los Altos Hills, California. Doors open at 7:00 p.m.
The vital effort to recover the names of all 6 million Jews who died in the Shoah is growing ever more urgent as time passes. JFCS is seeking more volunteers to help. They offer training and hope to reach out to as many Holocaust survivors as possible who can add to the listings in Yad Vashem's central database. About 4 million names are currently listed, about two thirds of the estimated number of victims. To preserve the past for future generations is a goal of SFBAJGS. Come learn how you can help!
Jessica coordinates the Holocaust Survivors Speakers Bureau and the Oral History Project at JFCS. She has worked for the Holocaust Center of Northern California and the Bureau of Jewish Education and was a 2010 Birthright Israel NEXT Fellow. Jessica holds a Bachelors of Arts from the University of New Mexico and Universidad de Granada, Spain in Comparative Literature and Cultural Studies.
The meeting is free and anyone interested is welcome to attend.
For more information, visit the SFBAJGS Web site.
Genealogy is like a jigsaw puzzle, but you don't have the box top, so you don't know what the picture is supposed to look like. As you start putting the puzzle together, you realize some pieces are missing, and eventually you figure out that some of the pieces you started with don't actually belong to this puzzle. I'll help you discover the right pieces for your puzzle and assemble them into a picture of your family.
Monday, February 21, 2011
Yad Vashem Names Recovery Project, February 28
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