04 October 2009

Philadelphia: The new Jewish archives, Oct. 12

The Jewish Genealogical Society of Greater Philadelphia will welcome Carole Le Faivre-Rochester, president of the Philadelphia Jewish Archives, at its next meeting on Monday, October 12.

The topic is "The New PJAC: Where We Are and Where We Are Going." The meeting begins at 7.30 pm at Reform Congregation Keneseth Israel, in Elkins Park.

The collection of the Philadelphia Jewish Archives Center is one of the nation's finest regional collections documenting Jewish culture and history.

The PJAC's 5 million item collection is now part of the Temple University Libraries' Urban Archives, which documents the Delaware Valley's social, economic and physical development during the 19th-20th centuries.

At a September 9 ceremony marking the official handover, LeFaivre-Rochester received a priceless item, the 1924-29 diary of Lithuanian immigrant Israel Chanin.

For more information, see the JGSGP site. See more on the PJAC here.

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