Jewish Genealogy Society of Cleveland

 

Our August meeting will be held on
Wednesday, Auugust 3, 2016
at 7:30 PM in the
Miller Board Room at Menorah Park

Daniel Horowitz
Chief Genealogist of MyHeritage.com

Israel Genealogy on the Internet

Daniel Horowitz was a teacher and the study guide editor for over 15 years, of the family history project "Searching for My Roots" in Venezuela. Daniel holds board level positions at the Israel Genealogy Research Association (IGRA) and the International Association of Jewish Genealogical Societies (IAJGS). He has a deep understanding of the needs of today's family history enthusiasts. He  is the Chief Genealogist of MyHeritage where he provides key contributions in the areas of product development, customer support and public affairs; contacting genealogy societies, bloggers and media, giving lectures and attending conferences around the world. Daniel is also heading the company's Translation department, where he has been instrumental in increasing MyHeritage's global support to 43 languages in the website and the software.

Mr. Horowitz will show how to access genealogical resources and other useful databases available in Israel, that can be accessed online to find relatives. He will share how English speakers can overcome the barrier of the language with a basic lesson of Hebrew and how to translate efficiently to English.

Israel has a growing number of websites and digital resources that can be searched via the Internet in English and in Hebrew. A fast introduction to Hebrew, the keywords needed and the translation tools available will assist with the vast array of places where one can find information about people that have been born, lived or died in Israel.


Our September meeting will be held on
Wednesday, September 7, 2016
at 7:30 PM in the
Miller Board Room at Menorah Park

Rabbi Naphtali Burnstein, Young Israel of Greater Cleveland

How to read a Jewish tombstone

Jewish grave markers vary in size and style; they are often a key to discover a family’s history. Rabbi Burnstein will discuss how to decipher symbols, Hebrew names, dates, abbreviations, and quotations. He will tell ways families use the information on grave stones to uncover lost histories.


Between December and March,
our meetings are
normally held on the
first Sunday afternoon
of each month at 1:30 PM
in the Lelyveld Library
at
Anshe Chesed Fairmount Temple
23737 Fairmount Blvd
Beachwood
which is also the home of our research library collection.

Between April and November,
our meetings are
normally held on the
first Wednesday evening
of each month at 7:30 PM
in the Miller Board Room
at
Menorah Park
27100 Cedar Road
Beachwood


Schedule of future meetings:

Wednesday, August 3, 2016 - 7:30 PM at Menorah Park
Wednesday, September 7, 2016 - 7:30 PM at Menorah Park
Wednesday, October 5, 2016 - 7:30 PM at Menorah Park
Wednesday, November 2, 2016 - 7:30 PM at Menorah Park
Sunday, December 4, 2016 - 1:30 PM at Fairmount Temple