Past IGRA Events

  • June 11, 2014
    • IGRA Annual Meeting (members only)
      Time:: 16:30 - 18:30
      Location: Beit Hatfutsot, Tel Aviv or GoToMeeting ([email protected])
  • May 14, 2014
    • Zofit - Two Galician Sisters from Rohatyn - Marla Raucher Osborn
      Time:: 16:00 - 21:00
      Location: Beit Fisher, 5 Klausner Street, Raanana
  • April 28, 2014
    • An evening with Sallyann Amdur Sack
      Time:: 19:00 - 20:30
      Location: Petah Tikva for info: [email protected]
  • April 6, 2014
    • Rohatyn - Challenges & Issues in Preserving Jewish Memory, Marla Raucher Osborn
      Time:: 18:30 - 20:30
      Location: AACI, 37 Pierre Koenig, 4th Floor
  • February 2, 2014
    • "It's Carved in Stone", Madeleine Isenberg
      Time:: 20:00 - 21:30
      Location: Petah Tikva, for information: [email protected]
  • January 1, 2014
    • Genie Milgrom - "The History of the Hidden Jews in Fermoselle"
      Time:: 18:30 - 21:00
      Location: AACI Jerusalem, 37 Pierre Koenig St., 4th floor
  • December 23, 2013
    • “Sources for Jewish Genealogy in Ukraine” - Tomasz Jankowski
      Time:: 20:00 - 21:30
      Location: Lecture, Petach Tikva, webinar
  • December 19, 2013
    • Emanuel Elyasaf, Director of the International Institute of Jewish Genealogy
      Time:: 19:30 - 21:00
      Location: Rehovot, for info: [email protected]
  • December 16, 2013
    • Debunking Rabbinical Genealogical Myths - Neil Rosenstein
      Time:: 18:30 - 20:30
      Location: AACI, 37 Pierre Koenig, Jerusalem, 4th floor
  • November 29, 2013
    • MOSES MONTEFIORE: The Man Behind the Windmill
      Time:: 09:00 - 13:00
      Location: Mishkenot Sha'ananim, Jerusalem; www.mishkenot.org.il/
  • November 28, 2013
    • MOSES MONTEFIORE: The Man Behind the Windmill
      Time:: 09:30 - 19:00
      Location: Mishkenot Sha'ananim, Jerusalem; www.mishkenot.org.il/
  • November 27, 2013
    • MOSES MONTEFIORE: The Man Behind the Windmill
      Time:: 15:30 - 21:30
      Location: Mishkenot Sha'ananim, Jerusalem; www.mishkenot.org.il
  • November 24, 2013
    • Searching Your Jewish Heritage Roots, Webinar presenter Daniel Horowitz
      Time:: 18:00 - 19:00
      Location: See post on home page for registration details
  • November 13, 2013
    • Austria, Poland, & Ukraine: 3 Countries, 5 Archives & 12 Wonderful Days of Discovery, Pamela Weisberger
      Time:: 20:00 - 21:30
      Location: Tel Aviv, Beit Ariella - IGS branch meeting/lecture
    • "Satellite photos for mapping our home towns", Chaim Freedman
      Time:: 20:00 - 21:30
      Location: Petach Tikva, for details: [email protected]
  • November 12, 2013
    • Dr. Emmanuel Segal
      Time:: 19:30 - 21:30
      Location: Beit Fisher, 5 Klausner Street, Ra'anana
      Description: Dr Emmanuel Segal, 6th-generation descendant of Rabbi Avraham Wolfensohn, who settled in Safed in 1809 as a member of one of the first three groups of Gaon disciples to settle in the Holy Land.

      Dr Segal will describe his genealogical journey to trace descendants of this family.
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  • November 11, 2013
    • Pamela Weisberger - Gesher Galicia, Researching with Newspapers
      Time:: 14:00 - 16:00
      Location: National Library, Jerusalem, Givat Ram
  • November 7, 2013
    • A Study of Family Albums in Israel - methods & approaches
      Time:: 10:00 - 15:30
      Location: Yad Yitzchak Ben-Zvi, Ibn Gvirol 14, Jerusalem. HEBREW
  • November 4, 2013
    • Keeping the Memory of Mysovaya Alive, Vladimir Rott
      Time:: 17:30 - 19:00
      Location: AACI, 37 Pierre Koenig, 4th floor, Jerusalem, 25 NIS
  • October 30, 2013
    • Searching the All Galicia Database & the Gesher Galicia Map Room Online
      Time:: 23:30 - 01:30
      Location: See announcement for registration on website
  • October 28, 2013
    • Rabbinic Genealogy Seminar at National Library - Hebrew
      Time:: 13:30 - 20:00
      Location: Music Room, NLI, Givat Ram Campus
  • October 15, 2013
    • "Genealogy Goes to the Movies", Jordan Auslander
      Time:: 19:30 - 21:30
      Location: Beit Fisher, 5 Klausner Street, Ra'anana
  • October 7, 2013
    • Special Event at Beit Hatfutsot
      Time:: 15:30 - 20:00
      Location: IGRA Event at Beit Hatfutsot, Tel Aviv
  • August 8, 2013
    • Research Genealogical Resources in Israel From Your Couch
      Time:: 11:00 - 12:30
      Location: IAJGS Conference Boston 2013
      Description: Daniel Horowitz
    • IGRA (Israel Genealogy Research Association) BOF
      Time:: 08:00 - 09:30
      Location: IAJGS Conference Boston 2013
    • $$$ BREAKFAST with Experts: Researching Your Roots in Israel
      Time:: 07:00 - 08:30
      Location: IAJGS Conference Boston 2013
      Description: Michael Goldstein & Yochai Ben Ghedalia
  • August 7, 2013
    • New Strategies for Researching German-Jewish Ancestry: Do We Still Need Archives?
      Time:: 17:00 - 18:30
      Location: IAJGS Conference Boston 2013
      Description: Karen Franklin
    • Conducting Webinars: Broadcasting Lectures to and from Your Society
      Time:: 17:00 - 18:30
      Location: IAJGS Conference Boston 2013
      Description: Daniel Horowitz
    • Brody (Ukraine) BOF - Emanuel Elyasaf
      Time:: 14:00 - 15:30
      Location: IAJGS Conference Boston 2012
    • Research in the Spanish Archives
      Time:: 11:00 - 12:30
      Location: IAJGS Conference Boston 2013
      Description: Jeffrey Malka
    • Landsmanshaftn Records: A Bridge Between Two Worlds
      Time:: 09:30 - 11:00
      Location: IAJGS Conference Boston 2013
      Description: Avrohom Krauss
  • August 6, 2013
    • American Jewish Rescuers: The Lehman Family
      Time:: 14:00 - 15:30
      Location: IAJGS Conference Boston 2013
      Description: Karen Franklin
    • Sephardic Names Through the Centuries
      Time:: 11:00 - 12:30
      Location: IAJGS Conference Boston 2013
      Description: Jeffrey Malka
    • Navigating with Filters: the New IGRA Search Engine for Eretz Israel (mid 19th century – 1964)
      Time:: 09:30 - 11:00
      Location: IAJGS Conference Boston 2013
      Description: Rose Feldman
    • Find Your Israeli Family and Locating Israeli Holocaust Era Resources
      Time:: 08:00 - 09:30
      Location: IAJGS Conference Boston 2013
      Description: Michael Goldstein & Rose Feldman
  • August 5, 2013
    • The International Institute for Jewish Genealogy (IIJG) – Looking to the Future
      Time:: 17:00 - 18:30
      Location: IAJGS Conference Boston 2012
      Description: Emanuel Elyasaf
    • They Will Rise When the Messiah Comes: How to Access Burial Data in Israel
      Time:: 15:30 - 17:00
      Location: IAJGS Conference Boston 2013
    • Where Should You Look for Earlier Generations of Your Latvian/Baltic Area Ancestors?
      Time:: 11:00 - 12:30
      Location: IAJGS Conference Boston 2013
      Description: Martha Lev-Zion
    • Sephardic SIG meeting
      Time:: 08:00 - 09:30
      Location: IAJGS Conference Boston 2013
      Description: Jeffrey Malka
  • August 4, 2013
    • The Notorious Familianten Decree of 1726: Was it Enforced?
      Time:: 16:30 - 18:00
      Location: IAJGS Conference Boston 2013
      Description: Paul King
    • SHARE Fair
      Time:: 13:30 - 17:00
      Location: IAJGS Conference Boston 2013
    • Crowdsourcing: When the Power of Many Benefits All
      Time:: 11:00 - 12:30
      Location: IAJGS Conference Boston 2013
      Description: Daniel Horowitz
    • Using Collateral Resources With Standard Vital Records
      Time:: 09:30 - 11:00
      Location: IAJGS Conference Boston 2012
      Description: Avrohom Krauss
  • July 10, 2013
    • Roundtable sharing in Petach Tikva
      Time:: 20:00 - 21:30
      Location: for details contact [email protected]
  • June 19, 2013
    • "Restoring Family Links" - Susan Edel in Rehovot
      Time:: 20:00 - 21:00
      Location: contact [email protected] for location details
  • June 12, 2013
    • Annual Meeting - Beit Hatfutsot
      Time:: 16:00 - 19:00
      Location: Paid IGRA members
  • May 22, 2013
    • Eli Rabinowitz speaking: "The Roving Researcher"
      Time:: 19:30 - 21:30
      Location: Beit Fisher, 5 Klausner Street, Raanana
  • April 24, 2013
    • "Rehovot as a case study for resources in and out of Rehovot" - Rose Feldman
      Time:: 20:00 - 21:00
      Location: private home in Rehovot, details on request from [email protected]
    • Exploring Landsmanshaftn Records: A Link between the Old and New Worlds, Rabbi Avrohom Krauss
      Time:: 18:30 - 19:30
      Location: AACI, 37 Pierre Koenig, 4th floor, Jerusalem - IGRA members free, guests 20 NIS
  • February 27, 2013
    • Caregivers as Family History Facilitators - Rose Lerer Cohen
      Time:: 18:30 - 21:00
      Location: AACI, 37 Pierre Koenig, Jerusalem, 4th floor
  • January 30, 2013
    • Chutes & Ladders: Innovative Approaches to Genealogy - Pamela Weisberger
      Time:: 18:30 - 21:00
      Location: AACI, 37 Pierre Koenig, Talpiot, Jerusalem, 4th floor
  • January 21, 2013
    • IGRA General Meeting
      Time:: 18:00 - 19:45
      Location: Mexico Bldg., Tel Aviv Univ.,
  • January 14, 2013
    • Trip to the Ginzach Kiddush Hashem Archives in Bnei Brak
      Time:: 10:00 - 12:00
      Location: Further information: [email protected]
  • January 13, 2013
    • Navigating the All Israel Database Search Engine (English)
      Time:: 20:00 - 21:00
      Location: Webinar - https://www3.gotomeeting.com/register/180663814
  • January 8, 2013
  • December 18, 2012
    • IGRA - Petach Tikva, HEBREW, Benyamin Pantalet - "The History and Importance of Family Trees for the Jewish People"
      Time:: 20:00 - 21:00
      Location: Contact [email protected] to reserve a place. Svatitzki 4, Petach Tikva
  • November 21, 2012
    • Jerusalem lecture -Amazing What You Find in Old Newspapers: Case Study of the Historical Jewish Press Website, Rose Feldman
      Time:: 18:30 - 21:00
      Location: Jerusalem - AACI, 37 Pierre Koenig
  • November 14, 2012
    • IGRA/ESRA - Is Genealogy an Academic Discipline? Prof. Daniel Wagner
      Time:: 20:00 - 21:00
      Location: Reservations required: contact Annice Grinberg: [email protected], 08-9475510. 29 Itamar Ben Avi, Kfar Aharon, Nes Ziona. Guests 35 NIS
    • IJGM Webinar: “Reuniting Holocaust Survivors” (Hebrew), Zach Oryan
      Time:: 19:00 - 20:30
      Location: Webinar
  • November 7, 2012
    • Susan Edel -"Restoring Family Links"
      Time:: 19:30 - 21:00
      Location: Beit Fisher, 5 Klausner Street, Raanana
    • IJGM Webinar Jean-Pierre Stroweis - How to find your Jewish ancestors in Poland, HEBREW
      Time:: 19:00 - 20:30
      Location: Webinar - registration required
  • October 31, 2012
    • Archives in Israel Series: CAHJP (Central Archives of the History of the Jewish People), Yochai Ben-Ghedalia
      Time:: 19:00 - 20:30
      Location: Webinar in Hebrew יוחאי בן-גדליה מנהל הארכיון המרכזי לתולדות העם היהודי. תלמיד מחקר בחוג להיסטוריה של עם ישראל באוניברסיטה העברית. כותב דוקטורט, בהנחיית פרופ' ישראל ברטל, על פילנתרופיה יהודית-אירופאית בירושלים במאה ה-19.
    • IJGM - Guided Assistance, Genealogy Step-by-Step in the Petah Tikvah area
      Time:: 10:00 - 14:00
      Location: הארכיון לתולדות פתח תקוה ע"ש עודד ירקוני
      Description: Please bring all family information you have on hand.
  • October 24, 2012
    • Unraveling DNA for Genealogists, Elise Friedman
      Time:: 19:00 - 20:30
      Location: Webinar in English
    • IJGM - Consults: Genealogy Step-by-Step - Appt only 02-5661181
      Time:: 16:00 - 19:00
      Location: Jerusalem - AACI, 37 Pierre Koenig
  • October 17, 2012
    • IJGM Webinar "The Genealogical Value of Jewish Cemetery Records - JewishGen's JOWBR Project". Nolan Altman
      Time:: 19:00 - 20:30
      Location: WEBINAR!! (English)
    • IJGM - Guided Assistance, Genealogy Step-by-Step
      Time:: 16:00 - 18:00
      Location: Jerusalem - AACI, 37 Pierre Koenig
      Description: Please bring all family information you have on hand.
    • IJGM - Guided Assistance, Genealogy Step-by-Step in the Petah Tikvah area
      Time:: 10:00 - 14:00
      Location: הארכיון לתולדות פתח תקוה ע"ש עודד ירקוני
      Description: Please bring all family information you have on hand.
  • September 20, 2012
    • Genealogy Step-by-Step
      Time:: 19:00 - 20:30
      Location: Jerusalem - AACI, 37 Pierre Koenig; 15 NIS AACI members, 20 NIS guests, IGRA members free
  • September 12, 2012
  • July 15, 2012
    • 32nd IAJGS International Genealogy Conference - Paris, France
      Time:: 00:00 - 00:00
      Location: http://www.paris2012.eu/
  • June 6, 2012
    • Visit to Yad VaShem, Jerusalem - ITS materials explained
      Time:: 14:45 - 17:00
      Location: To register send name, phone, e-mail to: [email protected]
  • June 4, 2012
  • May 31, 2012
    • DNA for Genealogy - A Real Life Experience; Richard Gussow. Contact Linda - [email protected]
      Time:: 20:00 - 21:30
      Location: Rehovot
  • May 30, 2012
    • "Exploring the Archives: Unique and Unusual Resources in Galician Research", Pamela Weisberger
      Time:: 18:30 - 21:00
      Location: Jerusalem, AACI center, Talpiot
      Description: Pamela Weisberger speaker
      At the time above, click this link to join the Webinar:
      https://www3.gotomeeting.com/join/554270926/106598934
      This link should not be shared with others; it is unique to you.
  • May 7, 2012
    • "The Wandering Jew" - Mordechai Rechschafner
      Time:: 20:00 - 21:30
      Location: Kehilat Magen Avraham, Rehov Marganit, Omer
      Description: Mordechai was born in France; his parents were born in Galicia and his siblings in Belgium. They lived in a number of countries in Europe and then in Australia. He came on Aliya in 1961. Mordechai will tell us the story of the Rechschafner family, particularly during the Holocaust.
  • April 29, 2012
    • Annual Meeting - open to IGRA members
      Time:: 19:00 - 21:00
      Location: Mercaz Shazar, Givatayim
      Description: IGRA Annual Meeting open to all paid members.
  • March 21, 2012
    • Lecture "The Countdown to the 1940 Census" in English
      Time:: 19:00 - 21:00
      Location: General Pierre Koenig 37, Jerusalem, Israel
      Description: Steve Morse - lecturer
  • March 5, 2012
    • Lecture "Researching her Roots" by Diane Brog
      Time:: 20:00 - 21:30
      Location: Corner of Ad'ad St and Marganit, Omer, Israel
      Description: Her conversion to Judaism and her surprising genealogical research
  • February 22, 2012
    • Children, Childhood and Life Cycle Rituals in Medieval and Early Modern Ashkenaz
      Time:: 19:00 - 21:00
      Location: General Pierre Koenig 37, Jerusalem, Israel
      Description: Many genealogical researchers regret not getting important information from relatives when they still had the opportunity to do so. Now, here’s a chance to “listen in” to many aspects of family life going back in time to the 16th, 17th and 18th centuries .

      What did the Early Moderns (1500-1750) think about children? Their role in the family, the
      larger community?

      Additional topics, among many, include the roles of women and girls; life long relationships between grown children and their parents; daily rituals in the home; developments in the Jewish educational system; life cycle events; what is a “wimple”?; what is the unique Ashkenazi custom “hollekreisch”?

      Our presenter for this special program is Tali Berner PhD She has a doctorate in Jewish
      History from the Hebrew University, specializes in Childhood Studies and Early Modern
      Ashkenazi Culture and is on the faculty at Tel Aviv University. Her research concentrates on Jewish communities of Central Europe plus Eastern, Western Europe and Italy.

      Please plan to join us for a chance to be “a fly on the wall” and overhear about family
      patterns, customs and lifestyles in days very long gone by. This is an opportunity to connect some of the dots with later and/or our own customs and traditions.
  • February 16, 2012
    • Webinar "RootsTech Summary" by Daniel Horowitz (English)
      Time:: 21:00 - 22:00
      Location: Webinar live from Salt Lake City
    • Webinar "RootsTech Summary" by Daniel Horowitz (Hebrew)
      Time:: 20:00 - 21:00
      Location: Webinar live from Salt Lake City
  • February 13, 2012
    • Lecture: Jeanette Rosenberg from England
      Time:: 20:00 - 22:00
      Location: Susan Edel House in Petach Tikva, contact us for address [email protected]
      Description: We have the honor of hosting a internationally known guest from England, Jeanette Rosenberg. Although her fields of particular interest are German and English, she is an expert in all fields of genealogy.

      The meeting will be held at the home of Susan Edel on February 13 at 8 p.m.

      We hope that all of you will attend this meeting. Please note it on your calendars and inform us if you will attend.

      Sincerely,
      Gilda and Susan

      Jeanette Rosenberg is a Professional Genealogist and member of AGRA, (Association of Genealogists & Researchers in Archives). She holds a Postgraduate Diploma in Genealogical Studies from Strathclyde University. Jeanette is a frequent researcher at archives in Germany, where she has participated in local history seminars. She is also a popular Jewish genealogy speaker around the UK. Jeanette was appointed to the GerSig Coordinating Committee in 2009 and is involved in JGSGB, (Jewish Genealogical Society of Great Britain) leading on Education & Mentoring, managing exhibitions, and convening JGSGB’s German SIG. A member of the Society of Genealogists and Anglo-German Family History Society, Jeanette is also a Guild of One Name Studies member, researching NEUGARTEN.
  • February 8, 2012
  • February 6, 2012
    • Lecture "The Ben Uri Museum in Kiryat Shmuel"
      Time:: 20:00 - 21:30
      Location: Ad'ad #6, Omer, Israel
      Description: Yair Ben Uri will speak about his family; particularly about his Father's family, which has organized lists that go back for a few generations. He will tell about hhis Father and his various architectural projects, sketches, and research in Biblical Hebrew.
  • February 2, 2012
    • Lecture "My research into my family's roots" by Esther Rechtschafner
      Time:: 20:00 - 22:00
      Location: Rehovot, Israel
      Description: Her talk will cover the research she has undertaken on her family origins in eastern Europe, with particular emphasis on Vitebsk, now in Belarus, and Rezekne in Latvia. During the course of her research, she consulted various archives in Israel and overseas for the purpose of gleaning information relating to the places where her ancestors lived.
  • January 29, 2012
    • Lecture "A Real Life Experience Using DNA for Genealogy" by Richard Gussow
      Time:: 19:30 - 21:30
      Location: Beit Shalom, 2 Shir St. Tel Aviv, Israel
      Description: Language: English
      An overview of the WIRTH group, a group of over 120 Jewish individuals who are related through DNA and how they are pushing the envelope of Jewish genetic genealogy
  • January 25, 2012
    • Lecture/Webinar "Research Genealogical Resources in Israel from your Couch" by Daniel Horowitz
      Time:: 19:00 - 21:00
      Location: General Pierre Koenig 37, Jerusalem, Israel
      Description: This lecture will be broadcast live as a Webinar
  • January 4, 2012
    • Lecture "Breaking down brick walls" by Michael Goldstein
      Time:: 20:00 - 22:00
      Location: Petach Tikva, Israel
      Description: “BREAKING THROUGH BRICK WALLS”
      Michael Goldstein, professional genealogist, President of the International Association of Jewish Genealogical Societies, past President of IGS, member of Board of Governors of JewishGen & also of the Association of Professional Genealogists. Michael will tell us about puzzles he has solved, and possibly find some breakthroughs in yours.

      An effort will be made to pre-research your brick walls. Please describe in as many details as possible your brickwall & what you have done to try & overcome it. Include your phone number. Every effort will be made to discuss your brickwall, however you must be present at the lecture.

      The lecture will be held on January 4, 2012 at the home of Gillian and Romy Lanzkron, Harav Kook 10, 1st floor, (corner Anna Frank/BenYehuda), Petach Tikva.
  • January 2, 2012
    • Lecture "The Cussuto-Companiano Family"
      Time:: 20:00 - 22:00
      Location: Ad'ad #6, Omer, Israel
      Description: Kehilat Magen Avraham (Corner of Rehov Ad-Ad and Rehov Marganit) Omer, Israel
      The lecture will be on the Cassuto family (Florence, Italy), and will concentrate on two areas:
      1. The person of Professor Moshe David Cassuto, rabbi and researcher of the Bible (Florence, 1883) - Jerusalem (1951);
      2. The life of the family during the Shoah and their Aliyah to Eretz Yisrael.
      Shaul Baruchi - I am married to Osnat and the father of three children, live in Nitzan. I grew up in Kvutzat Yavne. I studied and received my rabbinical ordination in Yeshivat Hakibbutz Hadati at Ein Tzurim, where I also studied and worked in the Machon Michkar of the Yeshivah. Today I work in Torah research and I teach. I am a descendent of the Cassuto family from by way of my mother Sarah. My Grandmother was Hulda Campaniano from the House of Cassuto.

      ההרצאה תעסוק במשפחת קאסוטו (פירנצה, איטליה), ותתמקד בשני תחומים: א. דמותו של פרופ' משה דוד קאסוטו, רב וחוקר המקרא [פירנצה תרמ"ג (1883) – ירושלים תשיב (1951)]. ב. קורותיה של המשפחה בזמן השואה ועלייתה לארץ.

      שאול ברוכי
      אני נשוי לאסנת ואב לשלושה ילדים, גר בניצן. גדלתי בקבוצת יבנה. למדתי והוסמכתי לרבנות בישיבת הקבוץ הדתי בעין צורים, שם גם לימדתי ועבדתי במכון מחקר של הישיבה. היום אני עוסק במחקר תורני ובהוראה. אני צאצא של משפחת קאסוטו מצד אמי שרה, וסבתי חולדה קמפניינו לבית קאסוטו.
  • December 28, 2011
    • Raanana Meeting
      Time:: 19:30 - 21:30
      Location: The Conservative Synagogue, 8 Borochov St., Raanana
      Description: This month we have a great treat for all the history buffs!

      We are delighted to welcome back Professor Jonathan Goldstein from the University of West Georgia.

      Last year he had us enthralled when he spoke about the Jews of Harbin, Manila and Singapore. This year, his subject is about Japan: From Erratic Contact to Recognition to Boycott to Normalization. Professor Goldstein will trace the history between the Japanese and the Jews, and in particular since the Japanese were part of the Axis partners with Hitler during the war and played a double role in regards to the Jews.

      The lecture will be on Wednesday December 28th at 7.30pm.