17 April 2007

Virginia: Visiting Galicia, April 22

The Jewish Genealogical Society of Greater Washington will host Dr. Richard Roth from 1.30-4 p.m. April 22, at Olam Tivah in Fairfax, VA.

In spring 2006, Roth and his young daughter traveled to Poland and Ukraine in a search for his ancestral shtetls. For two weeks, they traveled without a group, although sometimes with a guide, and he captured the experience in photographs and notes.

Roth will explore preparations, expections and the experience as he saw it.

Following his program, a JGSGW member panel - each of whom have made shtetl trips - will discuss their own trips and answer questions.

Roth is an associate professor of mass communication at Franklin Pierce College, has taught higher education communication courses for 20 years; and has been a public broadcasting associate producer.

The day will also offer a Beginner's Workshop from 11 a.m.-1 p.m., with Roth's program following from 1.30-4 p.m.

For more information on this program, the Beginner's Workshop or directions, click here.

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