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Descendants’ Day 2021 An All-day Virtual Event

Sunday, 23 May 2021
9:30 am - 5:30 pm
Celebrating the Old, the New, and the Journey In-between


9:30 am: Welcoming Remarks & Introductions by Erika Rief Hornstein and Aliza Sollins

10:00 am: Opening session with Rabbi Etan Mintz and Dr. Laura Shaw Frank

11:15 am: Interlude with Joanna Church, Director of Collections and Exhibits at The Jewish Museum of Maryland (sharing materials or stories from the museum archives)

11:30 am - 1:00 pm: Jewish Genealogy with Rabbi Scott Kalmikoff

1:00 pm- 1:45 pm: Lunch Break: Tea Room and Shmoozing: During lunch break rooms will be open so people can meet and talk. Want to reserve one for your extended family?

1:45  pm - 3:15 pm: Virtual Walking Tour of the Historic B'nai Israel Cemetery
Famous Figures who Lie at Rest Here and the Stories they Tell with Dr.Laura Shaw Frank, Fred Shoken, Baltimore Historian, Michael Stein, B’nai Israel Cemetery Committee Chair

3:15 pm: Interlude (Family story, artifacts shared, song)

3:30 pm - 4:30 pm: Jonestown Today and Going Forward with Professor Lindsay Thompson, Historic Jonestown; Rabbi Etan Mintz; Fred Shoken

4:30 pm - 5:30 pm: Farewells and final session: Genealogy Trouble Shooting with Rebecca Dobbs and The Jewish Genealogy Society of Maryland

Take Note:

If you are attending the Virtual Walking Tour of the Historic B'nai Israel Cemetery and would like to make sure we visit the gravesides of your family please fill out that section in the registration form. We will prioritize those who provide such information.

If you would like us to help you troubleshoot some of your genealogical research you can attend the Genealogy Troubleshooting session at 4:30 pm. Fill out that section in the registration form if you already know the questions you want to ask. Spontaneous questions during the session will be fine but we will prioritize those that we are given in advance.

Click Here to Register! - Zoom link will be sent after registration

This program is generously supported
by the Jacob and Hilda Blaustein Fund of The Associated

Ann Shinnar
Marc & Debbie Attman
Steve Attman
Michael Stein
Ellen Kahan Zager,
The B'nai Israel Historical Preservation Society,
Dr. Bruce Coopersmith, Chair
and an anonymous donor

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Fri, April 16 2021 4 Iyyar 5781