At Home in the World: American Jewish Women Abroad, 1865-1940
Join the Wyner Family Jewish Heritage Center (JHC) and Dr. Melissa R. Klapper for this exploration of the lives and travel experiences of American Jewish women in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Interweaving stories about women represented in the JHC’s own archives, Dr. Klapper will discuss how at a time of prescribed roles for women, American Jewish women discovered independence and self-actualization as they traveled around the world.
Researching Jewish Families in America: New England Jewish Roots
A special series of JewishGen Talks highlighting archives, museums, and historical society collections of interest to family historians, this talk focuses on New England Jewish resources and will feature repositories with collections about the Jews of New England.
Plunder: A Memoir of Family Property and Nazi Treasure
A Brooklyn man’s quest to reclaim his family’s apartment building in Poland led to a new understanding of his relatives, and a frightening entanglement with Nazi treasure hunters. Don’t miss hearing about Menachem Kaiser's extraordinary journey and exploration of the many issues surrounding inheritance, legacy, and family history.
We offer a variety of programs featuring stories and themes from our archival collections. In addition to programs scheduled at our Boston location, JHC staff members are available to talk to your school, synagogue, community center, or organization, for in-person or virtual presentations.