|August Ahlers' watch|
The Great Synagogue (the Gardens Shul) in Cape Town, South Africa, is celebrating its 175th anniversary on November 6, 2015. The search is on for photographs of weddings that took place in the synagogue; photos can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org. In addition, those who were married in the synagogue are invited to be in a group photograph to be taken before the November 6 festivities. Read more about the event here.
Amsab Institute for Social History is now seeking stories, photographs, and documents about those Belgians. As half of the refugees came from Antwerp, the Red Star Line Museum in Antwerp is participating in the effort. Those who share information will receive two complimentary tickets to the November 15 "Story Collection" day at the museum. (Even though the page about the event says it's in English, most of the text is still in Dutch. You can use Google Translate to get the gist of the information.)
A photographer who took photographs of tenements and their residents in Glasgow and Edinburgh, Scotland, 45 years ago is now trying to identify the people in the photos. Several of the photos are included in an article about the search, and all of the photos are available on the Shelter Scotland Web site.
International Institute for Jewish Genealogy (IIJG) is working on a project to publish the late Paul Jacobi's 114 typewritten genealogical studies (monographs) of European rabbinical and other prominent Jewish families. The institute now needs volunteers to proofread the text. The work requires a high-level knowledge of the English language and will be spread out over the next ten months. To volunteer, contact Ami Elyasaf, IIJG Executive Director, at email@example.com. Information about the Jacobi collection can be found at http://iijg.org/resources/jacobi-papers. A list of the family names represented in the typewritten genealogies is at http://iijg.org/main-2/jacobimonographs.