The Jewish Genealogical Society of Tampa Bay meets at Gulf Coast Jewish Family Services, 14041 Icot Blvd., Clearwater, Florida on Sunday November 9, 2008. A social with refreshments and library access begins at 1:30 PM, and the featured program starts at 2:00 PM.
Have you ever wanted to produce a holiday newsletter to send to family and friends?
Holidays bring cards stuffed with family newsletters...some are good and some are not so good. If you would like to learn how to produce an outstanding family newsletter, this presentation will help you. Pamela starts this presentation by explaining how you gather the information for your newsletter. She offers advice on planning and budgeting as well as the production of a family newsletter. Get suggestions on how to organize your material and decide if your newsletter will be distributed by email or snail mail. Pam shows how to locate and use preformatted templates that make pulling all of the elements together into a newsletter a snap!
Pamela Tremé is a Tampa-area hobby genealogist who also happens to work in the software industry. She uses her knowledge of software to present her own family research in various formats and forms.
The Jewish Genealogical Society of Tampa Bay will meet at Gulf Coast Jewish Family Services, 14041 Icot Blvd., Clearwater, Florida on Sunday December 14, 2008 presenting Maxine Kronick's "A Passport to Life - Destination Shanghai". A social with refreshments and library access begins at 1:30 PM, and the featured program starts at 2:00 PM.
Maxine Kronick will provide a rare insight into life in the Shanghai Ghetto – a veritable walking tour through the designated area for stateless refugees – with the composer's original musical score and memories of a young boy's life in the Ghetto. Ms. Kronick is able to give us a rare insight into the lives of European Jews fortunate enough to have received, in whatever way possible, a passport to life that meant escape from the Holocaust and survival in Shanghai during the period of 1938-1945. This program consists of a 15-minute introductory narrative by Maxine Kronick, followed by a 28 minute documentary presentation, and a 15-minute question and answer period. The program material and format will appeal to audiences of all ages.
Maxine Kronick, producer, is no stranger to the communication arts. She has performed extensively on stage and film served as the Director of Special Events for the City of Flint, Michigan, and created the popular documentary presentation "From the Shtetl with Love" Ms. Kronick has been on a national speaking tour to 80 Jewish Communities and schools and is presently the President and Cofounder of Theateriffic, a nonprofit Performing Art Company for children in Central Florida. Maxine has been the recipient of the Bnai Brith Humanitarian of the Year Award as well as numerous accolades from UJA, Hadassah, and the YWCA.
Anyone interested in learning how to do Jewish genealogical research is invited to attend. Beginners as well as experienced researchers are welcome. For information on the organization or directions to the meeting call Sally Israel at 727-343-1652.