30 October 2008

California: Abraham's Children & Jon Entine, Nov. 10

Jon Entine, author of "Abraham's Children: Race, Identity and the DNA of the Chosen People," will be the speaker at the next meeting of the Jewish Genealogical Society of the Conejo Valley and Ventura County (JGSCV).

Jon is an enthusiastic, entertaining speaker who connects genealogy and genetics. He has spoken to standing-room-only audiences at several international IAJGS conferences. The book is a great read. I was privileged to see it in galley form before it was published - I couldn't put it down!

The meeting begins at 7pm, Monday, November 10 (note different day and time), at Temple Adat Elohim, Thousand Oaks, California. There is no charge to attend.

Can identity be found in a pinprick of DNA? What can genes tell us about our ethnic and religious roots—what used to be called our “race”?

In ABRAHAM’S CHILDREN, author Jon Entine marries genealogy and genetics to vividly bring to life a new understanding of Western identity and the shared biblical ancestry of Jews and Christians. The book uses the latest DNA technology to reconstruct genealogical trees and captivating family narratives. This is a biblical epic told through the prism of our genes.

He examines the origins of many diseases, from breast cancer to brain disorders.

Jon is an internationally respected author, consultant and public policy expert focused on leadership, sustainability and science and society. He is an adjunct fellow at the American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research in Washington, D.C.

Attendees may purchase the book at the meeting and have it signed by the author. For more information or details, email publicity AT jgscv DOT org

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