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June 2021

Book & Author: “The Ravine: A Family, a Photograph, A Holocaust Massacre Revealed”

June 22 @ 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Free; Registration Required

In 2009, Wendy Lower, acclaimed author and historian, was shown a horrific photograph of a Jewish family that revealed seldom-discussed aspects of the Nazis’ genocidal ideology. This rare evidence of open-air shootings in Nazi-occupied Ukraine, where Germans and their co-conspirators massacred Jews in broad daylight, inspired a relentless decade of research, interviews, and discovery. These efforts resulted in Wendy Lower’s latest book: "The Ravine: A Family, a Photograph, A Holocaust Massacre Revealed." Join us in conversation with Wendy Lower as…

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Jewish genealogists to share family history discoveries and research tips

June 27 @ 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

The Jewish Genealogical Society of Illinois will hold a virtual “Kvell and Tell” live streaming session in which members share family history research tips and discoveries at 2 p.m. CDT, Sunday, June 27, 2021, as part of the group’s annual meeting. For more information, call 312-666-0100 or see https://jgsi.org/Events-calendar. The varied, entertaining and informative short “Kvell and Tell” talk topics relate to Jewish genealogy or family history research methods, anecdotes or discoveries. The Jewish Genealogical Society of Illinois is a…

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Panel Discussion: Pride in the Time of COVID-19

June 30 @ 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Free; Registration Required

The global pandemic has been a roadblock to traditions and celebrations for consecutive years. Since the 1970s, the last Sunday in June was an opportunity for thousands of LGBTQ+ individuals to celebrate their individuality, to be seen and heard - accepted. Before COVID-19, countries across the globe celebrated LGBTQ+ Pride Month with parades, marches, and celebrations. Although we must adjust and find a new normal due to the pandemic, this does not mean the celebrations will vanish. Join us for…

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