Cemeteries and Symbols – Understanding Jewish cemeteries and burial records
- Ever wondered about the symbolism or Hebrew writing on your ancestor’s headstone?
- In small cemeteries, why do some graves appear to be located apart from the rest?
- Do you know where to look for your great-grandparents’ burials?
This talk by Robyn Dryen will help you navigate the customs and practice of Jewish burials, and identify likely sources of burial records for your ancestors.
When: Sunday, 17 February 2019
Time: 2pm – 4.45pm
Where: Theatrette, Waverley Library,
32-48 Denison Street, Bondi Junction
The talk will begin at 2.30 and will last approximately 1 hour.
It will be followed by time for questions , queries and research help between 3.30pm and 4.30pm
This is a free event. All are welcome but please RSVP to email@example.com by 14 February
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New look, new editor, same bear!! Kosher Koala has had a facelift but we hope you’ll find the same fascinating features, interesting interviews and non-stop news, views, tips and tricks to guide you along your genealogical journey.
In this issue… We say farewell to outgoing editor Robyn Dryen (don’t worry, she’s still President!!), welcome new editor Dani Haski, Sunny Gold reviews Peter Nash’s memoir Escape from Berlin: A refugee flees anti-Semitism and the Holocaust of WWII to Shanghai and then Australia and we explore a fascinating collection of stories about cemeteries. We have updates on the 2018 AIJGS conference in Poland, a new column, Sledgehammer, for people to share brick wall breakthroughs and information on special events and workshops for 2018.
We love our members contributing stories to Kosher Koala. If you have any stories you’d like to share email them to me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Enjoy the issue!
Posted in Guest Speaker, Kosher Koala, Research, Workshops
Tagged AJGS, Cemeteries, Guest Speaker, IAJGS Conference, Jewish Genealogy, Kosher Koala, Poland, workshop
The next AJGS Eastern Suburbs workshop will be held on Sunday, 29 October 2017 from 2pm to 5pm at Waverley Library – 1st Floor Theory Room (32/48 Denison St, Bondi Junction).
We’ll be looking at Really Useful Websites for Jewish Genealogy
- Not sure what the surname was?
- Can’t work out what name Yankel or Sora used when they landed in London? or New York? or Sydney?
- Beyond Yad Vashem, what websites are there for Holocaust research?
- Where can I look for Sephardic records? Dutch records? English records?
- Looking for vital records but don’t have a subscription to paid sites?
- Looking for overseas newspapers?
This workshop will explore sites which offer handy tools for Jewish genealogical research so bring along your “Where do I find ….????” questions.
All welcome but please RSVP to: email@example.com by 27 October
It’s been a while since our last issue of Kosher Koala but it’s finally here… and worth the wait.
Society President, Robyn Dryen, gives her ‘State of the Society’ report, outlining the various successes and challenges faced by AJGS last year. Di Edelman outlines a fascinating family story in The WACHMANs – three Lithuanian Jewish families – obviously connected but how? Can you help solve this family mystery? Evelyn Frybort shares her experience of touring China, with a distinctly Jewish flavour; and Dianne Johnstone recounts the moving experience of “hearing the voice” of her 3rd great grandfather, Barnet Lazer, when she had the chance to view original letters written over a century ago.
This edition is the final issue under the editorship Robyn Dryen, and is jam packed with fascinating stories, useful information and handy links to help you on your genealogical journey. Just click on the cover image above to read the latest edition.
Ever since the Jewish Cemetery Trust (JCT) merged into the Rookwood Cemetery Trust there have been concerns about the fate of the wonderful resource that is the JCT database. The good news is that the database continues to be maintained and new burial details are uploaded weekly. This will continue until such time as the other denominations update and upgrade their data capture to the same standard as the Jewish database. The JCT website will only be merged into a general Rookwood cemetery database when it can be demonstrated that it provides the same access to data as currently exists.
The International Association of Jewish Genealogical Societies (IAJGS) 37th Annual Conference on Jewish Genealogy is in full swing at the Disney Swan resort in Orlando Florida.
Lots of participants are blogging their conference experience – Extra Yad are posting a running compendium of daily blogs on their own blog.
The conference is also running an interactive webcast program called IAJGS Live! with live and on-demand sessions. A subscription costs US$149.00. However, given the time difference between Australia and Orlando, Australians are at a disadvantage for the live broadcasts.
You’ll find the program of IAJGS Live! HERE
AJGS ran a hugely successful Sunday workshop on July 23rd at Waverley Library. Over 20 people attended. AJGS president Robyn Dryen gave a hugely informative talk on getting the most out of Jewishgen.
AJGS and Waverley Library are keen to run more workshops in the Eastern Suburbs so keep an eye out for further announcements. The next scheduled Eastern Suburbs workshop is October 29.
If there are any particular subjects you would like us to organise a talk on please comment below.
On July 23rd, AJGS will hold a workshop at Waverley Library – 32/48 Denison St, Bondi Junction NSW 2022 – in the 1st floor theory room – from 2pm-5pm
Between 3pm and 4pm there will be an exploration of the many and varied facets of JewishGen, one of the most comprehensive Jewish Genealogical websites. If you have any questions about navigating or getting the most out of this resource here’s your chance to ask them.
Before and after this talk you can get help and explore our resources. If you have any particular resources you’d like brought over from Lindfield email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Another Eastern Suburbs workshop will be held at Waverley Library on October 29.
So we know how many people may be coming along please RSVP for the July workshop to email@example.com
The AJGS Newsfeed will promote the Australian Jewish Genealogical Society and highlight interesting stories, links and discoveries from the world of Jewish Genealogy.
This newsfeed will NOT replace our Kosher Koala Newsletter. We hope the newsfeed and the newsletter will work together to help us help you with your genealogical detective work by sharing the most interesting and useful stories from around the world in a timely manner.
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