Since 2007, International Jewish Genealogy Month has been supported by the International Association of Jewish Genealogical Societies (http://www.iajgs.org/). It is an opportunity for local Jewish genealogical societies to promote Jewish genealogy and research resources.
International Jewish Genealogy Month falls during the month of Cheshvan in the Hebrew calendar. In 2015, Cheshvan runs from October 14 to November 12 on the Christian calendar. For this year’s International Jewish Genealogy Month the San Francisco Bay Area Jewish Genealogical Society will host the following presentations: “JRI-Poland: Go for the Record!” on Sunday, October 18, in Oakland; “Chasing Portraits: A Great-granddaughter’s Search for Her Lost Art Legacy” on Monday, October 19, in Los Altos Hills; and “Online Resources for Jewish Genealogy” on Wednesday, October 21, in Oakland.
San Francisco Bay Area Jewish Genealogical Society holds meetings in three locations in the San Francisco Bay Area: Oakland, San Francisco, and Los Altos Hills. We hold about sixteen meetings during the year, featuring presentations on a variety of topics helpful to family history researchers. All of our meetings feature networking and brainstorming with other genealogists, and sometimes cousins have connected with each other. Our meetings are free, and everyone is welcome to attend. Visit http://www.sfbajgs.org/ for addresses, more details, and the rest of our calendar.