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Jewish Genealogy Society of Long Island
November 18, 2018 , 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Speaker Sarina Roffe will outline the history of Jews in Spain, the 1492 Expulsion, their history in Syria, and their immigration to the Americas. She will discuss the ancestry and significance of the Kassin rabbinic dynasty, which dates to the 12th Century, and the 50-year leadership of Chief Rabbi Jacob S. Kassin, who led the Syrian Jewish community in Brooklyn. At the same time, she solves a Converso mystery. Rabbi Kassin’s ancestor arrived in Aleppo in 1540. Sarina solves the mystery of the time gap from 1492-1540.
This meeting of the Jewish Genealogy Society of Long Island is free and open to the public.