7 2018

Jewish Geneaological Society- CANCELED DUE TO WEATHER

7:30PM - 10:00PM  

Temple Anshe Sholom
Please note that the doors to Temple Anshe Sholom will be locked at 8PM. 215 Cline Avenue North
Hamilton, ON
905-524-3345 jgshamilton@gmail.com

Contact Hazel Boon
Your first time with us is gratis. We ask a $5 donation for future visits which will be applied to membership in the same calendar year should you choose to join JGSH.

From Lithuania to South Africa - the Jewish Emigration
Presented by Maureen Price

There is a proud tradition among many South African Jews that their immigrant ancestors were Litvaks.

Why so many Jews from the Eastern European Pale of settlement - from Lithuania, Latvia and eastern Poland, chose to go to South Africa rather than to North America is a question that has often been asked. Recently this "folk memory" has been validated by a number of sociological studies.

Using examples from the migration stories and experiences of her own extended family, Maureen will trace the fascinating history of the Litvak - South African connection.