June 6, 2010 Midwest Jewish Genealogical Conference Presented by the Jewish Genealogical Society of Illinois

Hi Everyone!

Our library received a notice from the Jewish Genealogical Society of Illinois that there will be an upcoming all-day genealogy conference that will be held on Sunday, June 6, 2010.

The conference will be held at Temple Beth Israel located at 3601 W. Dempster in Skokie, Illinois.

The conference title is “From the Shtetl to the 21st Century”

Here is an overview timeline of the events for the day:

  • 8:00 to 9:00 AM Registration and Coffee And
  • 9:00 to 9:20 AM Opening Remarks
  • 9:20 to 10:20 AM Keynote Speaker Ron Arons
  • 10:30 to 11:25 AM Session 1 with 3 choices of programs
  • 11:30 to 12:20 PM Session 2 with 3 choices of programs
  • 12:30 to 1:50 PM Lunch Time Lecture (Kosher Box Lunch to Be Provided. ┬áRon Arons will present “The Jews of Sing Sing”)
  • 2:00 to 2:50 PM Session 3 with 3 choices of programs
  • 3:00 to 3:50 PM Session 4 with 3 choices of programs
  • 4:00 to 4:50 PM Session 5 with 3 choices of programs

Speakers identified for the all-day program are:

  • Ron Arons
  • Judith R. Frazin
  • Harriet Rudnit
  • Abby and Bill Schmelling
  • Ralph Beaudion
  • Leslye Hess
  • Robin Seidenberg
  • Irwin Lapping
  • Alvin Holtzman
  • Louisa Nicotera
  • Everett L. Butler
  • Mike Karsen

For more details on the contents of the programs being offered as well as the cost for the all-day event, please plan on visiting the web site for the Jewish Genealogical Society of Illinois at:

www.jewishgen.org/jgsi

A complete 2 page PDF of the conference can be downloaded from the above web site providing all of features of the all-day conference, especially the individual programs that are being offered by the above noted speakers.

Check it out to see if the conference program topics can help you in your own research.

Tony Kierna
Genealogy Coordinator
Schaumburg Township District Library

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