Calender of Events

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

SDJS Next Meeting - November 12, 2017

San Diego Jewish Genealogical Society
Lawrence Family JCC
JCC Senior Activity Room

Executive Dr & Genesee Ave., La Jolla,Ca

Programs are open to the public and non-members are welcome




November 12, 2017at 1:00 pm

Interactive Research Meeting Overcoming “Brick Walls” and “Dead Ends”  
 What do you do when your family history research hits a dead-end,?
This interactive research meeting will provide an opportunity to take advantage of some of our member’s years of experience in genealogical researching skills to help you find solutions to knock down a brick wall or two. 


Beginners will appreciate the opportunity to ask “Where should I start?” or “What should I do next?” Experienced researchers may find another person who knows what resource tool will bring your ancestors out from behind your brick walls.   Please bring your pedigree charts and papers so we can review them.


Help us help you by submitting specific questions about your research to info@sdjgs in advance of the meeting.  

Please bring any items you would like to donate to our December 3rd  Hanukah Party “Silent Auction” with you to our November meeting or drop them off at the library (and put them in the box behind the desk, or leave them at the JCC Information counter marked for SDJGS Silent Auction).  

Please fill out the Profile Form, on our website bottom left, so we can chart where your ancestors came from, and what surnames you are researching. When the majority of members complete this form we will create a spreadsheet and distribute it to members.

All meetings start at 1:00 p.m.
Second Sunday of the month unless otherwise announced.
For more information about our society, check our website, http://www.sdjgs.org/

 Please attend to experience SDJGS members helping each other

Hope to see you there!

Friday, October 6, 2017

SDJGS Presents Memoirs of a Holocaust Survivor

October 8, 2017

   1:00 PM

San Diego Jewish Genealogical Society
Lawrence Family JCC
JCC Senior Activity Room

Executive Dr & Genesee Ave., La Jolla,Ca



Memoirs of a Holocaust Survivor
By
Ruth Goldschmiedova Sax and Sandra Scheller 

Ruth Goldschmiedova Sax is a notable Holocaust survivor and local San Diego resident, and now her story has been documented by her daughter, Sandra Scheller, in a book entitled, "Try to Remember Never Forget " Join us as Ruth and her daughter narrate the dramatic life circumstances that led her from her birthplace in central Czechoslovakia, to three concentration camps, and finally to her home in America.

Sandra Scheller’s artistic life includes creating, designing costumes and clothing for film, theater and runway. She graduated from San Diego State University and received her teaching credentialing from UCLA. She won the Top Female Mime Award at the National Mime Festival in 1975 and 1976, performed in numerous commercials as a mime, She is married, has raised 2 boys and now assists with the needs of her Mom, a job and responsibility that takes priority over everything.

Their book will be available to purchase after the presentation. 


For more information about our society, check our website, http://www.sdjgs.org/