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Sunday July 21, 2019
Save the date for our next meeting!
Please join us on Sunday, July 21, 2019, at 1:30 p.m., at the Pikesville Library’s meeting room, 1301 Reisterstown Road, Pikesville, to hear Sara Ani present " Travels through Lithuania to Discover Litvak Heritage."

Many of our ancestors came from Lithuania and while 96% percent of Lithuania’s Jews were murdered in the Shoah, it is possible to travel in their footsteps in present day Lithuania. In this presentation Sara Ani will share with you what she saw on her trip to Lithuania this past summer. One can not only see the mass killing sites and memorials to victims of the Shoah and their decimated communities, but also find the ghostly remains of Jewish life before World War II, even her Great Great Grandmother’s grave! You will follow in her footsteps to see what life was like in the Shtetls of Lithuania before the war, the remnants of Jewish homes, shops, synagogues, cemeteries and Yeshivot as well as the places that marked the mass destruction of the Litvak community. You will hear pertinent information on how to find some of the more obscure locations of mass graves and forgotten cemeteries as well as helpful hints concerning getting around in Lithuania, finding a guide, where to stay, pray and eat for those who keep kosher.

Sara Ani will share some of the research she did that made my travels more meaningful and more productive and will discuss the question: "Where do we go from here?"

The program is free for paid members and $5 for non-members (applied to JGSMD membership fee) after their first meeting. Please check our web site at www.jgsmd.org for late updates and for the time, location, and program of future meetings.
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JGS Maryland has been reconstituted!
JGSMD had its initial meeting on Sunday August 18, 2013 to see if there was interest in the group's reconstituting. The turnout was overwhelming, with 31 people attending with only a few days' notice. Look forward to new programming over the next year!
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