(This event has lectures in both Hebrew and English. .באירוע הזה יהיו הרצאות בעברית ובאנגלית)

In celebration of International Jewish Genealogy Month during the Jewish month of Heshvan, the Israel Genealogy Research Association is happy to invite you to attend our annual Heshvan Event. Registration is open now.

26 Heshvan, 5777
27 November, 2016
4:30pm to 7:30pm
Beit Wolyn
(the Yad Vashem library and research center in Givatayim)

Our program will begin with an introduction to Beit Wolyn by Beit Wolyn librarian Chani Gat. Ms. Gat’s introduction will be followed by two lectures:

Dotan Levy is from Bat Yam. For the past ten years, he has been the Director of Derech Ha’Kfar, an organization which guides educators in their work with immigrant youth and youth at risk.

Completing the Missing Chapter in the History of Our People: Ethiopian Jewry
presented by Mr. Dotan Levy (in Hebrew)

Dotan Levy will speak about his trips to Ethiopia, where the common goal was understanding how the story of Ethiopian Jewry is the story of all of our people. Dotan will tell several stories about Ethiopian immigrants, including the story of Mesrat, a girl of 12, who came on Aliyah without her parents and did not know what happened to them. They travelled back to Ethiopia to find them. Another story is about a special Ethiopian woman, who was abducted in Sudan 30 years ago and finally came on Aliyah a year ago.” Dotan will also speak about his own family’s trip to Ethiopia last Passover. His family went to Ethiopia to feel redemption and to identify with the 9,000 remaining Jews.

Susan Edel was born in London, England. She came on Aliya in 1975 and has volunteered in MDA since 1989. She now volunteers in MDA’s Tracing and Restoring Family Links Dept. helping reunite families.

Reuniting Families
presented by Ms. Susan Edel (in English)

Susan Edel will demonstrate how Magen David Adom works to reunite families or to find out information about family members with whom all contact has been lost, using methods and databases which can also be used in genealogy.  Susan will give examples of several success stories whereby the Tracing and Restoring Family Links Department of Magen David Adom, in cooperation with the International Red Cross, has reunited families, mainly Holocaust survivors.

As we do every year, in addition to great lectures, we will be honoring our volunteers who have assisted IGRA to do all of its great work over the past year.

Refreshments will be served.

Pre-registation is 40₪ for members of IGRA, and 60₪ for non-members.

After November 16, the prices will rise to 50₪ for members, and 70₪ for non-members.

Registration is open now.

Getting there: The address is 10 Korazin Street, Givatayim, and it is close to buses 34, 43, 55, 56, 57, 58, 104, 168, 472, and is roughly a 10 minute walk from 33, 39 and 63. Parking is available in a parking lot opposite Beit Wolyn.