Join the Museum of Jewish Heritage and JewishGen.org for an adult education course exploring the origins of Ashkenazi Jewish names and the history of Jewish name changing in the United States. Led by Binyumen Schaechter and Dr. Kirsten Fermaglich. Each class will include a full lecture followed by student Q&A.
Ashkenazic Family Names: What Our Names Mean About Our Families
What do our family names say about our family histories? In the first two classes, Binyumen Schaechter will explore the adoption of Jewish family names in eastern Europe 200 years ago and dissect the clues that our names provide about how our ancestors worked and lived. He has lectured extensively on this topic—a passion he inherited from his renowned Yiddish linguist father, Dr. Mordkhe Schaechter. Binyumen is also the celebrated conductor of the Jewish People’s Philharmonic Chorus and musical theater composer.
Registration is for the full series. Classes cannot be purchased individually.
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