Monday, February 21, 2011

Yad Vashem Names Recovery Project, February 28

On Monday, February 28, Jessica Minturn will discuss the Names Recovery Project, in which 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.

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