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Jewish Genealogical News

September 26, 2018

The Open Databases Project – Museum of the Jewish People

Member Ian McCallum points us to his discovery of Museum of the Jewish People https://dbs.bh.org.il  This is a wonderful resource for Jewish genealogists to search family trees, millions of pictures, stories of communities etc.
September 12, 2018

Jewish Places – Germany

A new collaborative website, Jewish Places, consolidates Jewish Life in Germany in one interactive map. A prototype was developed for March 20150-May 2016 and the launch of the official website is set  for September 13, 2018, I have been able to access at the time of posting this.  The website […]
September 5, 2018

Limmud Festival of Jewish Learning

Limmud Toronto 2018 is just two months away, a fantastic lineup of Presenters has been chosen, and we are delighted to announce that Festival ticket sales are now live! Register and buy your tickets online here: https://limmudto2018.eventbrite.ca This year’s lineup is one of the best yet, and a testament to our […]
September 4, 2018

A Key to the City – Lemberg (Reclaiming the Past)

  The city of Lviv held a ceremony, called A Key to the City Reclaiming the Memory of the Past, on September 2, honoring dozens of Jewish heritage activists for their work in “preserving, promoting and carrying out research and educational work on Jewish heritage in Western Ukraine.  One of […]

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