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When Bubbie Met Zaydie: How Eastern European Jews Decided Whom to Marry, and What That Tells Us About the Lives of our Ancestors
February 7, 2016 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
The Jewish Genealogical Society of Georgia and Congregation Etz Chaim will feature Dr. Eric Goldstein, the Judith London Evans Director of the Tam Institute for Jewish Studies, on Sunday February 7 at 2 pm. Dr. Goldstein will be speaking on “When Bubbie Met Zaydie: How Eastern European Jews Decided Whom to Marry, and What That Tells Us About the Lives of our Ancestors.”
We have all heard stories about how the marriages of our ancestors were arranged in Eastern Europe, but what went into the decision of whom to pick for one’s son or daughter? What were the social, economic, and professional factors that made someone a good prospective son- or daughter-in-law? How can we decode these strategies and learn something interesting about the world in which our ancestors lived? Come to Dr. Goldstein’s presentation to learn about marriage patterns and the networking strategies they reflected in the small towns of Eastern Europe before, during, and after the mass migrations to North America and other countries.
Eric Goldstein is an Associate Professor at Emory University with joint appointments in the Department of History and the Institute for Jewish Studies. He has been collecting data on the relationships of Jews living in small towns in Lithuania for over 15 years and spent several weeks in Lithuania last summer researching archival court records.
Join us at Congregation Etz Chaim as he discusses what he has discovered.
Admission is free, but RSVP’s are requested. Please RSVP by email to JewishGenealogy@JGSG.org.
Congregation Etz Chaim is located at 1190 Indian Hills Parkway, Marietta, GA 30068. The program is sponsored by the Jewish Genealogical Society of Georgia, http://www.jgsg.org
For more information, contact Peggy Freedman by email at JewishGenealogy@JGSG.org