Philly 2009: Yiddish, preservation, food sessions added

Two workshops and a Yiddish session have been added to the Friday morning line-up at the 29th IAJGS International Conference on Jewish Genealogy (Sunday-Friday, August 2-7, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania).

To see the new additions, click the Philly 2009 website for the program and all conference details.

Tours and the Film Festival schedule will soon be added. Tracing the Tribe will let you know when those are available.

The session with Rabbi Ilene Schneider – “Yiddish: A Fun Look at the Language of our Ancestors” – is sure to be great. She’s the author of the recently published “Talk Dirty Yiddish: Beyond Drek.” I recently received a copy of her very funny book and will review it in Tracing the Tribe.

The new Friday hand’s-on workshops (added fee) are:

– “Preserving Documents and Photographs,” a workshop with preservation services director Laura Hortz Stanton and preservation services officer Kim Andrews, of the Conservation Center for Art and Historic Artifacts. Friday, August 7, from 8.15-10.15am, $10.

– “Tasting World Jewish Cuisines: Turkish, Syrian, and Ashkenazi-Italkeni Recipes.” with cookbook authors Sheilah Kaufman and Aliza Green. Friday, August 7, 10.30-12.30am $20.

Trying to figure out which sessions to attend during this very busy week?

Download the updated Conference Program. Go to the program page, and click “HERE” near the top of the page for the PDF format. There is an alternative program which illustrates a session time and its related subject or track. Rooms are not yet added.

If you have already registered and want to add sessions, click here. Remember to sign up for the SIG luncheons, which fill to capacity very quickly. Also check out the computer workshops. Don’t be disappointed!

If you have not yet registered, go to the conference site and look on the left sidebar for “Registration.”

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