JGSSA - Jewish Genealogical Society of South Africa
We are privileged to host Eli Rabinowitz, film maker and researcher. His presentation is entitled
IN THE FOOTSTEPS OF ZALMAN TZOREF:
TRACING 200 YEARS OF LITVAK FAMILY HISTORY AND LEGACY
Inspired by the Vilna Gaon, in 1811 Avraham Shlomo Zalman Tzoref left Keidan, Lithuaniafor Jerusalem where his mission was to rebuild the Ashkenazi community in the Old City. Tzoref was murdered in 1851 but the story certainly does not end there.
We reflect on Tzoref's life and achievements through his 20,000 strong Salomon descendants, who for 200 years have made their mark as part of his enduring legacy. In 2011, exactly 200 years after Tzoref left Keidan, our speaker, Eli Rabinowitz returns to the town, now called Keidainiai and re-establishes his family connections with Tzoref's birthplace.
Within a few years Eli Rabinowitz has become active in building bridges in this town in a most unusual way.
Date: 4th February, 2018 Sunday
Time: 19:30 please be seated early!!
Venue: HOD Centre
Cost: R30-00 per person single including refreshments - FREE for Memebers of the JGSSA
single member R150-00
incude spouse R200-00
Click the link below to register:
Jewish Genealogical Society of South Africa