Jewish Genealogy Society of Cleveland

 

Our June meeting will be held on
Wednesday, June 1, 2016
at 7:30 PM in the
Miller Board Room at Menorah Park

 Ed Abramson and Ellen Pill

Where the Horse Died, the history of Wooster, Ohio’s Jewish community

Authors Ed Abramson and Ellen Pill will discuss the experience of Jewish immigrants in Wooster -- and how their experience paralleled and differed from that of Jews in other communities. In the words of Ed -- "Although the horse died...we survived!"


Our July meeting will be held on
Wednesday, July 6, 2016
at 7:30 PM in the
Miller Board Room at Menorah Park

Henry Bitterman

“A Story of Survival: All We Had Was Hope”
co-sponsored by the Kol Israel Foundation

Mr. Bitterman will share ways he researched how his father, Mayer Bitterman, survived the Holocaust, locations of the family throughout the Holocaust and those who were righteous among people encountered. Mr. Bitterman will illustrate ways to find lost family, explore different methods to recover World War II documents and provide web sites and contacts. He also will suggest procedures for saving the individual histories of victims of the Holocaust.

Henry’s interest in genealogy resulted from his father being a Holocaust Survivor and the murders of his grandparents, uncle, and many relatives by the Nazis in World War II. He has identified over a hundred family members on his father’s side. From his genealogy research he has uncovered events from the lives of his grandparents, uncle and father.


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, June 1, 2016 - 7:30 PM at Menorah Park
Wednesday, July 6, 2016 - 7:30 PM at Menorah Park
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