Migrations of the Jewish People

With Adam Brown, Avotaynu DNA Project

Adam Brown, Director of the Avotaynu DNA Project, will be speaking about
“The Migrations of the Jewish People:
Where did the Jews from the Isle of Rhodes live before the Isle of Rhodes?”

When: Sunday, November 13 at 2:00 PM
Where: Congregation Or VeShalom
1681 N Druid Hills Rd, Atlanta, GA 30319

Admission is free and open to the community
Please RSVP here. 

Antique Map of Mediterrannean

The Avotaynu DNA Project is researching the history of the Jewish people using DNA from living Jewish communities all over the world as well as DNA from archaelogical digs.  Because of their long history of coming to Atlanta from Isle of Rhodes, Turkey, and Greece, members of Congregation Or VeShalom carry a living history in their DNA. Ten of these families contributed DNA samples to the project and some have found matches from over 1,000 years ago.
If you are Ashkenazi, come learn about how the Black Death and the Holocaust affected your family.  If you are Sephardi, come learn about the migrations of your family.  The Avotaynu project is currently recruiting members of the Mizrachi, Persian, Bukharan and other non-Ashkenazi Jewish communities.  If you are interested in participating, please contact Peggy Freedman