15 | Aug
05:00PM
15 | Aug
05:00PM

lecture

Family History Today: Finding Overlooked Clues in German Records

Researchers often pick out basic information from vital records and then move on to the next generation. However, there's usually additional information to be gleaned from those vital records, as well as from other German sources, including newspapers, residency registrations, and real estate transactions. In this lecture, Alex Calzareth, Director of the JewishGen German Research Division, will share his strategies, honed over more than 20 years of German research, for correlating evidence and making sense of ambiguous records, especially those from the period before vital records were introduced.

Live closed captioning has been made possible by a grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services.

Ticket Info: Pay what you wish; register at programs.cjh.org/tickets/family-history-today-2022-08-15 for a Zoom link

Tickets: Available online

lecture

07 | Sep
06:30PM
07 | Sep
06:30PM

book talk

Jewish Noir II: Tales of Crime and Other Dark Deeds

Jewish Noir II: Tales of Crime and Other Dark Deeds is a new collection of short stories by Jewish and non-Jewish writers, including numerous award-winning authors, exploring the light and dark sides of religion and culture, examining such issues as the enduring legacy of negative stereotypes amid rising anti-Semitism, prejudice, assimilation, and questions of regional, national, and ethnic identity.

Co-editors Chantelle Aimée Osman and Kenneth Wishnia as well as contributors Dr. Maria Bivens-Smith, Robin Hemley, Rabbi Ilene Schneider, and Xu Xi will be in conversation with Lauren Gilbert, Senior Manager for Public Services at the Center for Jewish History.

Program registrants will receive a code for 20% off the cost of the book.

Ticket Info: Pay what you wish; register at programs.cjh.org/tickets/jewish-noir-2-2022-09-07 for a Zoom link

Tickets: Available online

book talk

20 | Oct
06:00PM
20 | Oct
06:00PM

book talk

The Sassoons: The Great Global Merchants and the Making of an Empire

The gilded Baghdadi Sassoons, one of the richest families in the world for over two centuries, built a vast empire through global finance and trade-cotton, opium, shipping-that reached across three continents. Against the monumental canvas of the Ottoman Empire and the changing face of the Far East, across Europe and Great Britain during the time of its farthest reach, Joseph Sassoon gives us a spectacular generational saga of the making (and undoing) of this family dynasty in his new book, The Sassoons: The Great Global Merchants and the Making of an Empire.

Dr. Joseph Sassoon, Professor of History and Political Economy and Director of the Center for Contemporary Arab Studies at Georgetown University, will be in conversation with Lauren Gilbert, Senior Manager for Public Services at the Center for Jewish History.

Ticket Info: Pay what you wish; register at programs.cjh.org/tickets/the-sassoons-2022-10-20 for a Zoom link

Tickets: Available online

book talk