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Past Programs

Current Programs

Non-members/Visitors are welcome to attend programs for a $5.00 fee. If a guest joins the Society the fee will be applied toward the membership dues. Programs generally start at 1:30 PM - see exact time for each meeting, below. Doors open a half-hour earlier. Meetings start with JGSGW business, introductions of new members, and then the guest speaker.

Workshops are open to JGSGW members only. Non-members may join on the day of the workshop unless advance registration is required.

September 10, 2017, B'nai Israel, Rockville, MD: Dr. Janette Silverman, "Ancestry.com: Tips and Tricks from a Professional Genealogist"
October 15, 2017, B'nai Israel, Rockville, MD
November 5, 2017, Beth El Hebrew Congregation, Alexandria
December 3, 2017, B'nai Israel, Rockville, MD
January 7, 2018, B'nai Israel, Rockville, MD
February 4, 2018, TBD
March 4, 2018, Beth El Hebrew Congregation, Alexandria
April 8, 2018, B'nai Israel, Rockville, MD
May 6, 2018, TBD
June 3, 2018, TBD

 Inclement weather policy: if the synagogue (or other venue) is closed, our meeting will not be held.


Sneak Movie Preview


We are excited to host a preview of “My Dear Children: Feige’s Choice.” This poignant story is told through a rare memoir of a Jewish mother of 12 who survived but then sent two of her children to an orphanage in South Africa. It is the first-ever film about the anti-Jewish massacres in Eastern Europe from 1917-1921. The film is a work-in-progress. WPBT2 South Florida PBS has agreed to be the partnering station for release to the PBS network nationwide. The expectation is to have the film finished by late summer. The plan is to host a screening at the Washington Jewish Film Festival in May and the IAJGS Conference in July. 

LeeAnn Dance, a Virginia-based documentary filmmaker is the Co-Producer/Director. She will introduce the film and be available for questions. More information may be found at www.mydearchildrendoc.com and www.facebook.com/feigaschoice.


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