Welcome to the Jewish Genealogical Society of Oregon

The Jewish Genealogical Society of Oregon 

Invite you, your family and friends to the
February 22, 2015 Program

1:00PM Congregation Ahavath Achim 

3225 Southwest Barbur Boulevard Portland, OR 

(Doors will open at 12:30 with time for conversation and sharing.)

Part A: Ron Doctor, Board member of JGSO, will give a tour of the Ukraine SIG databases and other material available on Jewishgen. Remember, contents of these webpages represent a geography that is different than the current boundaries of Ukraine. Something you need to know about your research may be found right here. The offerings of the website and these pages are updated with some frequency. So even if you knew what was there a couple of years ago you may find some surprises now.

Part B: Isn’t it time for all the State of X speeches? We’ll have an update on the State of the JGSO through an interactive program. Find out more about your society and tell us about your role in the society.

Ron Doctor.jpgOne of Dr. Ronald D. Doctor’s many titles is the Ukraine SIG Coordinator Emeritus. He may be the expert on Ukraine Jewish genealogy. 

Ron has been doing Jewish genealogy since 1992. He has traced his Varer line back to the 1730s and his Averbakh, Korenfeld and Diokhter lines to the mid-1730s. Ron is President of the Kremenets-District Research Group (KDRG), served as President and then as Membership Chairman of JGSO, and is on the Teaching Committee of the International Institute for Jewish Genealogy (IIJG).

Cost: The program is free to 2015 JGSO members. We request a $5 contribution from non-members.
That fee can be applied to a membership should you decide to join JGSO at this meeting.

For more information about the program, please write to jgsoregon@gmail.com or call
Barbara Hershey at 503-249-1976.

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Five slices of Jewish life in Portland.
All photos courtesy Oregon Jewish Museum.
Feel free to comment on these photos at JGSOregon@gmail.com.
(Click on each photo for larger image)

South Portland
 Football team 1915
OJM 5081 - Courtesy Oregon Jewish Museum
Young men and women at a social gathering. c.1925Young men and women at a social gathering.  c.1925
Max Simon, Morton J. Goodman, Rabbi Alvin Fine, Sam Solomon, Hilda Simon, Leo Levinson, Irvin Goodman

OJM 01910 - Courtesy Oregon Jewish Museum
Golden Age Club meeting at the Neighborhood House 1949
Mrs. Wendla Sand
OJM 163 - Courtesy Oregon Jewish Museum
images/OJM02266t.jpgBoys studying Torah. n.d.
Teacher Asher Etinger
Copyright William Galen, OJM 2266 - Courtesy Oregon Jewish Museum
images/OJM04052t.jpgNeighborhood House May Court for the Rose Festival 1928
Minnie Berg (or maybe Mona Pautel), Grace Rogoway, ? Leopold, Helen Wolfman, ? Goldstein
OJM 4052 - Courtesy Oregon Jewish Museum

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