Thursday, August 11, 2011

Jewish Genealogy Open House

The San Francisco Bay Area Jewish Genealogical Society will host a Jewish Genealogy Open House in honor of International Jewish Genealogy Month. IJGM falls during the Jewish month of Cheshvan, which this year runs from October 29 to November 26. The Open House will be held on Sunday, November 13, from 1:00–5:00 p.m. at the Oakland Regional Family History Center, 4766 Lincoln Avenue, Lower Level, Oakland, California. Light kosher refreshments will be served.

Members of the San Francisco Bay Area Jewish Genealogical Society and staff members of the Oakland Regional Family History Center will be on hand to help people with research. The goal will be for all attendees to gain some new information about their families.

Ron Arons, a well known Jewish author and lecturer, will speak about “Putting Flesh on the Bones: Bringing Your Ancestors to Life.” His presentation will be given twice during the afternoon so that all attendees have an opportunity to hear him.  Representatives from the U.S. Bureau of the Census will have a table with promotional and informational material about the census.

Other talks being presented by SFBAJGS during International Jewish Genealogy Month are "Book 'em, Danno! Publishing Your Family's Story" on Monday, November 14, at 7:00 p.m. at Congregation Beth Am, 26790 Arastradero Road, Los Altos Hills; and “Family History at the Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life” on Sunday, November 20, at 12:30 p.m. at Congregation Beth Israel-Judea, 625 Brotherhood Way, San Francisco.

For more information contact Janice Sellers at or visit

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