21 | Oct
02:00PM
21 | Oct
02:00PM

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Branching Out from Sepharad: Solving a Converso Mystery, with Sarina Roffe

Sarina Roffé, professional genealogist and founder of the Sephardic Heritage Project and author of Branching Out from Sepharad, outlines the history and expulsion of Jews in Spain, their history in Syria and immigration to the Americas. She discusses the Kassin rabbinic dynasty from the 12th century to the 50-year leadership of Rabbi Jacob S. Kassin in Brooklyn and solves a Converso mystery. 

Ticket Info: $5 at the door; free for JGS, ASF, NYG&B members

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08 | Nov
06:30PM
08 | Nov
06:30PM

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What's New in Jewish Genetics?

Reading DNA continues to sharpen our view of Jewish history, health, and identity. Join computational geneticist Itsik Pe’er (Columbia University) and moderator Nathan Pearson (rootdeep.com) to explore what our genomes say today...and may reveal in the future.

Ticket Info: Free; reservations required at genetics.bpt.me or 800-838-3006

Tickets: Available online

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Group Visits and Instructional Sessions

The Ackman & Ziff Family Genealogy Institute at the Center for Jewish History welcomes groups and classes of all ages and backgrounds. Visitors may learn how to begin tracing their roots, explore primary sources useful to genealogy research, and gain hands-on experience searching for their ancestors in online databases. We have provided personalized sessions for: high school, undergraduate, and graduate classes, non-profit organizations/societies, and senior centers. All sessions can be customized for a variety of needs and group specifications.

Potential sessions can include:

  • Orientation to genealogy research and resources at the Center for Jewish History.
  • Introduction to using archival sources in genealogy research.
  • Exploration of a selected genealogy topic using collection materials.

If you are interested in learning more please fill out the form and we will be in touch.

Information on general tours can be found here.