2011

The following events took place in 2011.

January
Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Topic: Latvian Ancestral Research: Inside and Outside Latvia
Speaker: Henry Blumberg, Member
February
 
Sunday, February 27, 2011

Workshop: Sea Change: New Approaches to Passenger Lists (more info)
Speaker: James F.S. Thomson LL.B.
 March
March 1, 2011  - April 4, 2011

In celebration of our Silver Anniversary, highlights of significant moments in our history are on display at the North York Central Library, 5120 Yonge St., Gladys Allison Canadiana Room (more info)


Saturday, March 5th, 2011  7:30 pm

B'nai B'rith Thornhill Lodge meets at Rosemount Community Centre
Karen Lasky, JGS member, will be speaking on "A Personal Ancestral Mission "

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

North York Central Library 5120 Yonge Street, Auditorium 
This is a joint program with The Canadiana Room
Topic: What We Can Learn from DNA Testing to Help our Genealogy Research (more info)
Speaker: Bennett Greenspan
 April
Wednesday, April 27, 2011

7:45 p.m. Helping you get started session
Topic: A Trip to Poland: Planning, Travelling and Discovering
Speakers: Mel & Deana Fishman, Members

Thursday,  April 28,  2011

Miles Nadal Jewish Community Centre at 2 p.m.
Topic: An Introduction to Jewish Genealogy
Speaker: Henry Wellisch, JGS Past President
 May
Wednesday, May 4, 2011

The Ontario Jewish Archives invites all members to a book launch for:
A History of the Jewish Community of London Ontario:
From the 1850s to the Present Day
Written by Bill Gladstone and Commissioned by the Rubinoff Family

7:30 pm  Lipa Green Centre, 4600 Bathurst Street, Toronto

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Jane's Walk: A Sense of Spadina, Our Labour History, A tour of Bathurst Manor, and The Ward

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Lipa Green Centre 4600 Bathurst Street

7:45 p.m. Helping you get started
Topic: Yad Vashem: Navigating the Central Database of Shoah Victims’ Names and What You Can Learn From the Pages of Testimony

Speaker: Steven Brock, Hamilton JGS
 June
June 1, 2011- June 30, 2011

Silver Anniversary Exhibit: Celebrating the 25th Anniversary of the Jewish Genealogical Society of Canada  (Toronto) will be exhibited at the Barbara Frum Library, 20 Covington Road (more info)

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Lipa Green Centre 4600 Bathurst Street

Annual General Meeting
7:45 Helping you get started
8:00 Financial Statement 2010 will be presented

Topic: Brick Walls and Breakthroughs
Speakers: Society Members
Paul Sadowski - Finding Rhea - A Distinguished Pianist
Gella Rothstein - Mrs. Goldhar and the Ladies of the Henry Street Shul
Henry Wellisch - A Mysterious Relative
 August
August 14 to 19, 2011
The IAJGS Conference on Jewish Genealogy was held in Washington, D.C.  Conference news.
 September
Sunday, September 18, 2011
Edithvale Community Centre

Workshop: JRI-Poland Database
What's new and how it can help you

Speaker: Stanley Diamond
JRI Poland website click here.
Fee: $10.00 for non-members

Wednesday, September 21, 2011
Congregation Beth Habonim, 5 Glen Park Avenue

7:45 Helping you get started
Topic: How to Create a Family History Book
Speaker: Merle Kastner
 October
Sunday, October 16, 2011
7:00 pm to 9:00 pm

North York Central Library Auditorium, 5120 Yonge Street

Member-Only Book Launch for Tracing Our Roots, Telling Our Stories.
This will be an opportunity for the membership to celebrate the contributions of the writers and the publication of our 25th anniversary book.

Sunday, October 23, 2011
10:00 am - 12:30 pm

Dempsey Room
Edithvale Community Centre
131 Finch Avenue West, Toronto

Topics:
Blogs and Genealogy: Reading Them and Creating Them
Wikis: Developing Genealogical Information Tools


Speaker: Marian Press
 November
THURSDAY,  November 17, 2011
NOTE CHANGE OF DAY AND LOCATION

Topic: Breaking Through Brick Walls
Speaker: Michael Goldstein
Location: Temple Sinai,  210 Wilson Avenue
 December
Wednesday, December  14, 2011
Location: Temple Sinai
, 210 Wilson Avenue

General meeting - elections
7:45 Helping You Get Started
8:00 Elections 2012 Board of Directors
Topic: How to Make a Family History Video
Speaker: Barbara Borenstein

Until December 15, 2011

Our society’s Silver Anniversary Exhibit
Beth Tzedec Synagogue Museum, 1700 Bathurst Street
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