08 October 2008

Israel: Shanghai Sephardim, Oct. 12

"The Sephardic Journey of Leah Jacob Garrick" is the program at a special event in Israel.

The Ra'anana branch of the Jewish Family Research Association (JFRA, member IAJGS) and ESRA (English Speaking Residents' Association) are co-sponsoring the program, according to JFRA president Ingrid Rockberger.

Born in Shanghai, Garrick is the fourth generation of her family to have lived there. She had a typical colonial upbringing, living through the war years under Japanese occupation, immigrating to the United States in 1947. She has returned to Shanghai several times and currently resides in San Francisco. Leah has an extremely interesting family history to relate.

The meeting begins at 8pm, Sunday, October 12, at Yad Lebanim, 147 Ahuza St., Ra'anana. Admission: NIS 30. ESRAcards and JFRA members, NIS 20.

For more information on JFRA (member, IAJGS), click here.

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