26 September 2007

Israel: "Wandering Jew" seminar, November 12

The Israel Genealogical Seminar will hold its Third One Day Seminar on Monday, November 12. This year's topic is "The Wandering Jew: Jewish Migration between the 18th-20th Centuries."

The line-up includes English and Hebrew parallel sessions, beginning at 9.30 a.m. and ending at 5.15 p.m. The venue is Beit Wolyn in Givatayim, near Tel Aviv.

For the registration form, detailed program, session abstracts, presenter bios and other details, click here

Space is limited. Registration for IGS members is NIS 75 through October 29, and NIS 90 after; others, NIS 90 through October 29, NIS 105 after.

The opening session features the IGS Awards and the keynote address (Hebrew) by Prof. Yaffa Berlovitz, "Zerach Brendt: Wandering Jew in a Zionistic Version."

English language presentations include:

*The Romanian Jewish Fusgeyers, 1899-1907, Jill Culiner
*Litvak Migratory Decisions in the second half of the 19th century and their consequences, Dr. Ruth Leiserowitz
*Migration patterns among the Jews of Finland, Meliza Amity and Serah Beizer
*Glimpse of a one-time merchant family from Libya and some of their descendants, from archival material in Israel and other countries, Rosemary Eshel
*The Wandering Jew: Jewish migration between the 18th-20th centuries (Kopcheva/Kapciamiestis, Lithuania), Carol Hoffman

Hebrew language presentations include:

*Between the World Wars: Vilna as a crossroads in Eastern European migrations, Prof. Dov Levin
*Romania: Migration of some Jewish Maskilim in 1850s-70s, Lucian-Zeev Herscovici
*Migration to Freedom: The agricultural settlement sssue in Argentina in the latter 19th Century, Silvio Gryc
*Migration of Aleppo Jews, Avraham Safadia
*The Breakdown of the Jewish family migrating from Eastern Europe to England (1991-1914), Yael Bein-Granot

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