Genealogy Kvell & Kvetch

Join us on the 4th Monday of each month to share your research questions, triumphs and frustrations with our genealogy experts.  They will be happy to help guide you through the process.

Date Monday, April 25

LocationOnline via Zoom

Time7:30 PM

Genealogy Kvell & Kvetch

Join us on the 4th Monday of each month to share your research questions, triumphs and frustrations with our genealogy experts.  They will be happy to help guide you through the process.

Date Monday, February 28

LocationOnline via Zoom

Time7:30 PM

Genealogy Kvell & Kvetch

Join us on the 4th Monday of each month to share your research questions, triumphs and frustrations with our genealogy experts.  They will be happy to help guide you through the process.

Date Monday, March 28

LocationOnline via Zoom

Time7:30 PM

Genealogy Kvell & Kvetch

Join us on the 4th Monday of each month to share your research questions, triumphs and frustrations with our genealogy experts.  They will be happy to help guide you through the process.

Date Monday, January 24

LocationOnline via Zoom

Time7:30

Genealogy Kvell & Kvetch

Join us on the 4th Monday of each month to share your research questions, triumphs and frustrations with our genealogy experts.  They will be happy to help guide you through the process.

Date Monday, December 27th

LocationOnline via Zoom

Time7:30

Genealogy Super Sunday –

The 8th annual Genealogy Super Sunday is Sunday, December 12th.

Jewish middle schoolers will be challenged to think about where they came from and who they are today.

This year, Columbus Jewish Historical Society (CJHS) facilitators will be inviting seventh grade students at Congregation Beth Tikvah, Temple Beth Shalom, and Temple Israel to join a session with their parents and/or grandparents either in person or via Zoom. Facilitators will encourage students to share family photos, keepsakes, documents, and other family memorabilia, and explain what they learned from these items. As pre-work, students will design a “Coat of Arms” that represents their families of origin to share with their class.

 

Date Sunday, December 12th

LocationHybrid - in person and via Zoom

Time

Genealogy Kvell & Kvetch

Join us on the 4th Monday of each month and share your research questions, triumphs and frustrations with our genealogy experts.  They will be happy to help guide you through the process.

Date Monday, November 22

LocationOnline via Zoom

Time7:30

Genealogy Kvell & Kvetch

Join us on the 4th Monday of each month and share your research questions, triumphs and frustrations with our genealogy experts.  They will be happy to help guide you through the process.

Date Monday, October 25

LocationOnline via Zoom

Time7:30

Community Memorial Service – Sunday, September 12

Sunday September 12, 4:00 PM at Performance Parkway Cemeteries

This past year has been a difficult year for our community.   The loss of so many community members was compounded by our inability to gather in person to bury the dead, comfort the living and pay tribute to our lost loved ones.  Join us as we gather to memorialize those we lost from March, 2020 through Summer 2021.

Date Sunday, September 12

LocationPerformance Parkway Cemetery

Time4:00 PM

Y-DNA and MtDna – To Test or Not to Test

Join us as Gil Bardige, chair of the CJHS Genealogy Committee, enlightens us on the various tests offered by the four major DNA companies, including advice about what tests to take.  He will then show you how to link these results to your standard Autosomal DNA results and matches and  review a case study that you can apply to your research. A Q&A session will immediately follow his presentation.

To register for this Zoom event, please call us at 614.238.6977 or email history@tcjf.org

Date Monday, August 23

LocationOnline via Zoom

Time7:30

Jerry Springer – The Man You Thought You Knew

Columbus Jewish Historical Society Annual Fundraiser

Many of us know Jerry Springer as a TV host, a former mayor, and/or an actor.  What you may not know is that he is the child of Holocaust survivors. Jerry’s parents were German Jewish refugees who escaped Nazi Germany just before the Second World War.  He was born in war-torn London. They arrived in the United States in 1949 when Jerry was just six years old.

In case you missed it, here is a link to our 4/18/21 program:

 

 

Accepting or Red-Lining the Dead? Green Lawn as Crossroad

Presented by Green Lawn Cemetery

Toby Brief, Director of CJHS, joins Nettie Ferguson of the Franklin County Genealogical Society African American Interest Group and Leticia Vazquez-Smith, President of Latino Arts for Humanity to discuss the cultural/social context of Green Lawn Cemetery. Presented by Green Lawn, Columbus Landmarks Foundation and Columbus Metropolitan Library.

Details to be announced.

 

Date Thursday, April 15

LocationOnline via Zoom

TimeTBD

Help! I Just Got My DNA Results and Now I’m Confused!

Join us as Gil Bardige, CJHS member, presents a simple way to understand, prioritize and organize your DNA results. Focusing on autosomal DNA, Gil will guide you through the results no matter which company you have used. There will be plenty of time for questions and answers.

Register for this Zoom event by calling 614.238.6977 or email history@tcjf.org 

Date Sunday, February 21

LocationOnline via Zoom

Time1:00 PM

From Ethiopia to Israel to Columbus: An Evening with Michal Avera Samuel

Rob Cohen Interviews Michal Avera Samuel

Michal Avera Samuel, the new JewishColumbus shlicha, will share her personal history with us. From her birthplace in Ethiopia to a new life in Israel and now to Columbus, Michal has a fascinating story to tell of family struggle, immigration, adjustment and passion for her background. Rob Cohen, noted Columbus immigration lawyer and CJHS member, will moderate the discussion.

Register for this Zoom event by calling 614.238.6977 or email history@tcjf.org

Date Monday, January 11

LocationOnline via Zoom

Time7:00 PM

CJHS Is Open!

The CJHS staff is back working in the office each Tuesday through Thursday from 9 am to 2 pm. The Historical Collection will be open to the public by appointment only.  Please contact us at 614-238-6977 or history@tcjf.org to set up an appointment.