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Jewish Genealogy Workshop

Workshop led by Rabbi Scott Kalmikoff, Director of Community Engagement at the Y and a professional genealogist who has spent the past 17 years exploring his roots, building his family tree and meeting relatives around the world.

By walking you through the steps he took to conduct his personal genealogical research, Rabbi Scott will teach you the methodology of searching for records & documents, analyzing them & using the information they contain to build your family tree. The workshop gives you an overview of online American Jewish genealogical resources so you can use them from the comfort of your home.

Rabbi Scott’s hope is to excite you about genealogy & empower you to conduct the research on your own. For Rabbi Scott, genealogy isn’t just a hobby or profession. Genealogy is a journey of personal exploration & self discovery. While learning about our ancestors we learn about ourselves. While learning about our history we connect with & deepen our Jewish identities. Jewish history & our families’ stories are our story & deeply influence who we are today in ways we may never fully comprehend. ​Genealogical research provides us with a precious gift we can pass to the next generation, L’Dor VaDor.


Sep 10 2023


10:30 am - 12:00 pm


Riverdale Y
Riverdale Y, Bronx, New York, NY

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