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Sunday Series: Jewish Genealogy Workshop

Sunday, January 15, 2023 22 Tevet 5783

11:30 AM - 1:00 PM

Workshop led by Rabbi Scott Kalmikoff, a genealogist & native Staten Islander who has spent the past 15 years exploring his roots, building his family tree and meeting relatives around the world. By walking you through the steps he took to conduct his personal genealogical research, Rabbi Scott will teach you the methodology of searching for records & documents, analyzing them & using the information they contain to build your family tree.
The workshop gives you an overview of online Jewish genealogical resources so you can use them from the comfort of your home.
Rabbi Scott’s hope is to excite you about genealogy & empower you to conduct the research on your own. For Rabbi Scott, genealogy isn't just a hobby or profession. Genealogy is a wonderful journey of personal exploration & self discovery. While learning about our ancestors we learn about ourselves. While learning about our history we connect with & deepen our Jewish identities. Jewish history & our families' stories are our story & deeply influence who we are today in ways we may never fully comprehend. Genealogical research provides us with a precious gift we can pass to the next generation, L'Dor VaDor. (Rabbi Scott will be joining us in person for this event. Online access will also be available). Rabbi Scott Kalmikoff was born & raised in Staten Island, NY. He grew up in a two family home where he lived with his parents, younger brother & maternal grandparents. Growing up, Scott had a particularly close relationship with his grandparents who shared many stories with him about their lives, relatives & family history. These family stories inspired a curiosity within Scott who wanted to learn more about his family tree. Scott began his genealogical research sixteen years ago at the young age of fifteen. Since then, he has traced parts of his family tree as far back as the 1600s & discovered roots in Belarus, France, Germany,
Greece, Ireland, Lithuania & Wales. Scott has traveled across the globe, visiting the towns his ancestors emigrated from & meeting distant relatives.
Rabbi Scott received a BA in Jewish Studies with a concentration in Jewish History from Yeshiva University. He was a recipient of the university’s Altshul, Pearlman Memorial Award for Highest Ranks in all Jewish Studies. Following graduation from Yeshiva University, Scott began his studies at Yeshivat Chovevei Torah Rabbinical School & was ordained in June 2018. Scott is a member of the Jewish Genealogical Society of New York & currently resides on the Upper West Side of Manhattan.

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