13 June 2009

California: Writing lost Sephardic family history, June 22

Sephardic genealogy and a book on the Jews of Monastir is the focus of the Los Altos Hills branch of the San Francisco Bay Area JGS (SFBAJGS) at its next meeting on Monday, June 22. Doors open at 7pm at Congregation Beth Am.

"Writing My Lost Family History: Sephardic Genealogy," with Mark Cohen, should be a fascinating presentation.

Cohen is the author of the "Last Century of a Sephardic Community: The Jews of Monastir, 1839-1943," a widely praised original history of a model Sephardic community.

Born and raised in New York in an extended Sephardic family, he graduated from Columbia University's Graduate School of Journalism, and is a renowned specialist in Sephardic history and genealogy.

His credits include newspapers and scholarly publications, such as the Los Angeles Times, New York Newsday, Daily News, Midstream, Saul Bellow Journal, American Jewish History, Turkish Studies Association Bulletin, Journal of Jewish Studies and History of Photography.

For more details, visit the SFBAJGS, or email Rosanne Leeson.

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