Tuesday, October 28, 2008

New York: Jewish cemetery seminar, Nov. 16

"From Here to Eternity: Jewish Cemetery Research, Preservation and Restoration" is an all-day seminar presented by the Lucille Gudis Memorial Fund of the New York Jewish Genealogical Society.

The seminar will be held from 9am-4.45pm, Sunday, November 16 at the UJA-Federation located at 130 East 59th Street, New York City. There is a registration fee for the event, which includes a kosher buffet lunch.

The fee, including a kosher buffet lunch, for members is $30; others, $36. the seminar, which includes the cost of a kosher buffet lunch. The registration form is here. Only advanced registration received by November 10 will be accepted; there will be no registration at the door.

The schedule includes the following presentations:

The JewishGen Online Worldwide Burial Registry (JOWBR): Joyce Field, JewishGen vice president (data acquisition).

How to Catalog Jewish Cemeteries for the JOWBR: Ada Green, JGSNY Cemetery Project chair.

Do Stones Speak? Interpreting Jewish Monuments: Visiting Jewish Cemeteries: Jewishdata.com founder Rabbi Abraham Laber.

Cemetery Preservation and Restoration Panel: Chaim Bruder, Heritage Foundation for the Preservation of Jewish Cemeteries; Steve Lasky, founder, Museum of Family History; Norman Weinberg, executive coordinator, Poland Jewish Cemeteries Restoration Project.

For the first three sessions and lunch, advance paid registration is required. The panel discussion, which begins at 2.30pm, is open for all JGS members as the regular monthly JGS meeting.

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