Sunday, July 14, 10:00am-1:00pm. - - This tour is filled.
-- Starts at Holocaust Memorial. Meet in hotel lobby at 9:30am.
Sunday, July 14, 12:30pm-3:30pm. - - This tour is filled.
-- Starts at Vilna Shul. Meet in hotel lobby at 12:00 noon.
Friday, July 19, 9:00am-12:00pm.
-- Starts at Holocaust Memorial. Meet in hotel lobby at 8:30am.
Bus leaves Boston 8:00am. Lecture at Touro Synagogue 10:00am. Walking Tour of Jewish Newport 11:00am-12:30pm. Afternoon time is free to shop, tour Newport mansions. Bus leaves Newport 3:30, arrives back in Boston about 5:30.
Tuesday, July 16, 8:00am-5:30pm. Bus Trip to Newport.
Cost: $20 per person.
Daily trips to the National Archives branch at Pittsfield, located two and a half hours west of Boston. Holdings at Pittsfield include the complete New York Passenger Arrival Manifests; Philadelphia Passenger Arrival Manifests; Passenger Arrival Lists for other ports and the Canadian Border; complete Russian Consular Records; WWI Draft Registration records for New York and New England; Complete U.S. Federal Census records; other resources.
Daily, Monday-Friday, July 15-19.
Mini-Bus leaves Boston 8:00 am, arrives Pittsfield 10:30 am
Mini-Bus leaves Pittsfield 3:00 pm (archives closing time), arrives Boston 5:30 pm
Cost: $30 per person per day.
Limited availability. Advance signup required.
You must sign up (with deposit) for which day you want to go.
A research day in the capital of Rhode Island. Accessible sites include the State Archives, Supreme Judaical Court Archives, Rhode Island Historical Society, Providence City Hall, Rhode Island Jewish Historical Association, Providence County Probate Court, and Lincoln Park Cemetery in Warwick. Click here for a full description of available resources.
Friday, July 19, 9:00am-4:00pm.
Cost: $20 per person
The National Yiddish Book Center is a clearinghouse for Yiddish books, established 15 years ago to collect the Yiddish literary heritage of earlier generations in order to preserve and pass it on to future generations. We will visit the Book Repository in Hadley, MA (not far from Amherst), about 2 hours west of Boston. The tour will be conducted at the warehouse, which is the size of several football fields. It will consist of the story of the Book Center and an opportunity to examine the book collection. There are genealogy books, particular history books and Yizkor books. The tour will take about one and a half hours.
Friday, July 19, 9:00 am-3:00pm.
Cost: $20 per person
Because of limited availability, please sign up for the
excursions as soon as possible.
Places will be filled on a first-come first-served basis.
A blue "Special Events Registration Form" was included in your Seminar confirmation packet.
Send your check made out to "JGSGB - Summer Seminar" to:
JGSGB Summer Seminar, Carol Baker, 7 Wiswall Circle, Wellesley, MA 02181
Tel. (617) 237-6360, FAX (617) 237-1039.