26 August 2009

Washington DC: Virtual Shtetl, Sept. 13

The Virtual Shtetl Project will be presented at the next meeting of the Jewish Genealogy Society of Greater Washington on Sunday, September 13.

The program begins at 1pm, at B'nai Israel, in Rockville, Maryland.

The speakers will be Museum of the History of Polish Jews deputy coordinator Grzegorz (Greg) Kolacz; the museum's executive director Robert Socolof; and Beata Schulman, on the North American Council of the Museum.

The program will begin with a brief introduction to the Museum which will open in 2012 on the former Warsaw Ghetto site, and will then continue with the Virtual Shtetl Portal, devoted to local Jewish history.

Admission: members, free; others, $5. For more information and directions, click the JGSGW site.

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