Philadelphia will host the next [International] Jewish Genealogy Conference. While it is months away, Aug. 2-7, planning is underway and publicizing it is in the capable hands of AC Convention Authority CEO Jeff Vassar, assisted by his highly competent media manager, Elaine Shapiro Zamansky. Be assured that Vasser and Zamansky will do a good job of getting the word out.
Conference co-chair David Mink said, “Philadelphia has a rich and lengthy Jewish history so it is appropriate to hold the conference here and the conference will include sessions with a Philadelphia flavor.” HM notes that many area residents came here from the Quaker City so they can relate to the subjects covered by the conference.
Mink declared, “Due to historical events that have torn Jewish families apart for centuries many American Jews feel they are unable to trace their family history past their grandparents.” The conference, he said, will change all that.