Genealogy Super Sunday – at Local Jewish Sunday Schools

For the fifth consecutive year, the CJHS will introduce Jewish middle schoolers to genealogy with the intention of stimulating their interest in where they came from and who they are!

During the Thanksgiving holiday season, seventh and eighth graders at: Congregation Beth Tikvah, Temple Beth Shalom, Temple Israel and Congregation Tifereth Israel will have a special “homework” assignment. They will be asked to talk to their relatives, especially the elders, about their families’ origins and stories. They will come to religious school, hopefully with their parents, on December 3rd or 10th, depending on the school, to participate in Genealogy Super Sunday. During each session, CJHS facilitators will encourage the students to share family photos, keepsakes, documents, and other family memorabilia that they have collected. Sounds like fun? Definitely!

The genealogy committee is seeking a few interested CJHS members to observe one of these sessions for a firsthand look at this important effort by the genealogy committee. You might even catch the genealogy bug yourself. Contact CJHS by phone at 614-238-6977 or e-mail us at history@tcjf.org for more information and to sign up as an observer.

Date December 3rd or 10th 2017

LocationCongregation Beth Tikvah, Temple Beth Shalom, Temple Israel, and Congregation Tifereth Israel

Time

When Women Wore Hats

When Women Wore Hats: Jewish Women’s Organizations in Columbus

Opened May 23! Celebrate Columbus Jewish women, the organizations they founded and the good that they have done.  When Women Wore Hats explores the many women’s organizations that have existed locally.

The exhibit will be on view at the Historical Collection until November 30, 2017. There will also be a few First Sunday discussions focused on Jewish Women’s Organizations and religious headcoverings.

Date May 23, 2017 - Nov 30, 2017

LocationCJHS Historical Collection , 1175 College Ave

Time

First Sunday – The Glad Rags Project: Exploring the Secret Language of Clothes featuring Pam Spence

Author and Editor of the Ohio Jewish Chronicle, Pam Spence will present her book Glad Rags: Inspiring Clothes and the Women Who Wear Them. Ms Spence is the founder of The Glad Rags Project which is a celebration of clothing and how one uses it to express ones’ self. Her interesting and entertaining style guarantee a spectacular event!

 

 

Below are just a few pictures of this wonderful event that all participants thoroughly enjoyed and learned from:

Date Sunday, November, 5th 2017

LocationCJHS Historical Collection - 1175 College Ave

Time2:00 - 3:00 PM

First Sunday – The History of Women’s Hats featuring Gayle Strege

Gayle Strege Photo Courtesy of The Ohio State University

Gayle Strege’s talk will include headcoverings from the 1800’s to present day. She will be focusing on what has changed and what hasn’t. She will also analyze why hats have fallen out of favor. Please join us for what will be a fascinating conversation!!!!!

 

Here are some pictures from the wonderful and educational presentation:

 

Date Sunday, October 1st 2017

LocationCJHS Historical Collection - 1175 College Ave

Time2:00-3:00 PM

First Sunday – Jewish Women’s Organizations featuring Dr. Robin Judd

Dr Robin Judd
Photo courtesy: www.osu.edu

The First Sunday Program will feature a conversation with Dr. Robin Judd on Jewish Women’s Organizations. This conversation is in conjunction with our current exhibit When Women Wore Hats: Jewish Women’s Organizations in Columbus. Dr Judd will explore the different Jewish Women’s Organizations over the years while being surrounded by the hats that women wore as members of some of those organizations.

 

 

Thank You for a wonderful event, here is a picture of the conversation…

Date Sunday, September 10th, 2017

LocationCJHS Historical Collection - 1175 College Ave

Time2:00 P.M. - 3:00 P.M.

First Sunday – Haircoverings in Judaism: Seen Through the Prism of Law, Philosphy and Gender featuring Rabbi Avi Goldstein

Rabbi Avi Goldstein
Photo Courtesy of Beth Jacob Synagogue

Join Rabbi Avi Goldstein for a conversation on different religious headcoverings in conjunction with our current exhibit: When Women Hats Jewish Women’s Organizations in Columbus.

 

Rabbi Goldstein’s talk is entitled “Haircoverings in Judaism: Seen Through the Prism of Law, Philosphy and Gender” will explore different headcoverings and their evolution including previously un-displayed headcoverings from our archives and Rabbi Goldstein’s collection.

Date Sunday, July, 9th 2017

LocationCJHS Historical Collection - 1175 College Ave

Time2:00 P.M. - 3:00 P.M.

Upcoming Exhibit Preparation Underway

ruth_gruberPlanning is underway for the spring exhibit “When Women Wore Hats,” a celebration of women’s organizations from 1940 to 1970.

The exhibit will open on May 23rd, 2017. If you have any information you would like to share, please contact the office!

Date May 23rd 2017

LocationHistorical Collection, 1175 College Avenue.

Time

Exhibit in the CJHS Historical Collection

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Last chance to view…

Coming to Columbus: The Journey & the Arrival

Jewish immigration to Columbus began in 1838. There have been five distinct waves of foreign immigration between 1838 and 2000. How long did the immigrants journey take? What services awaited those who arrived in Columbus?

Join us to see how Jewish Columbus responded to Jewish immigration.

Date Thru May 7th, 2017

LocationEsther C. Melton Building, 1175 College Avenue

Time10am to 3:30pm Monday thru Friday & 1st Sunday, monthly 1pm to 4pm

First Sunday- Remembering Winding Hollow

Bring your memories and your memorabilia! We will reminisce about the days of Winding Hollow Country Club.

From it’s beginnings to the very end, WHCC was a part of the social calendar of Jewish Columbus. 

CJHS will pull photos from our archives to start the conversation rolling!

Date May 7, 2017

LocationCJHS Historical Collection, 1175 College Avenue

Time2:00pm to 3:00pm

First Sunday- Jewish Genealogy: From Beginner to Expert

The CJHS Genealogy Committee experts will be on hand to discuss and help members with their personal genealogy searches.

Whether it is web searching, DNA testing, records reviews- let us help jump start your research! 

Date March 5, 2017

LocationCJHS Historical Collection, 1175 College Avenue

Time2:00pm to 4:00pm

Genealogy Super Sunday

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The Columbus Jewish Historical Society is beginning its fourth year of motivating Jewish middle schoolers to start learning about their genealogy and family history.

During the Thanksgiving holiday season, Agudas Achim, Beth Tikvah, Beth Shalom, and Temple Israel seventh and eighth graders have an assignment to talk to their relatives, especially the elders, about their family’s origins and history. They will come to religious school, perhaps with their parents, on December 4 for Genealogy Super Sunday, during which CJHS facilitators will encourage them to share family photos, keepsakes, documents, and other family information.

The genealogy committee is seeking interested CJHS members to observe at a Genealogy Super Sunday session as a way of learning some of the activities the genealogy committee does and maybe even catch the genealogy fever! Contact the CJHS office for more information and to sign up as an observer. Please call 614-238-6977 or email our offices at history@tcjf.org .

Date December 4th, 2016

From Truth to Imagination: An Historical Journey

 

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The Columbus Jewish Historical Society (CJHS) will welcome Linda Kass as she discusses the transformation of her mother’s personal story into a work of fiction. 

She will be accompanied by young musicians from Suzuki Music Columbus who will play selections pertinent to the various stages in Tasa’s life. This program will benefit the CJHS. 


For more information and to purchase tickets, CLICK HERE.

Date October 13th, 2016

LocationRoth-Resler Theater at the Jewish Center of Columbus

Time7:00pm to 8:30pm

Maccabi at the JCC

CJHS has an exhibit of Maccabi memorabilia on display in the JCC lobby showcases.

If you would like to donate Maccabi items to CJHS please contact the Columbus Jewish Historical Society offices by calling 614-238-6977 or emailing us at history@tcjf.org.

 

Date Ongoing until September 2016

LocationColumbus JCC Lobby

Time

July 3rd – Tour the Historical Collection

Bring your visiting family on July 3!

Date July 3rd, 2016

LocationThe Historical Collection, 1175 College Ave.

Time1 to 4pm

Preserving Memory: CJHS at 35

The first exhibit in the Columbus Jewish Historical Society’s new exhibit space, the Historical Collection.

Come view 35 years of CJHS’s collecting and preserving of 180 years of Jewish history in central Ohio.

Click Here to view The Columbus Dispatch article and video about the opening.

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Location: Esther C. Melton Building, 1175 College Avenue

Open thru June 30th, 2016

10am to 3:30pm Monday thru Friday and

the first Sunday of each month 1pm to 4pm.

 

 

Date Thru June 30th, 2016

LocationEsther C. Melton Building, 1175 College Avenue

Time10am to 3:30pm Monday thru Friday