29 March 2015

Jamboree 2015 - Meet the Speaker: Hal Bookbinder

Hal Bookbinder is currently focused on Jewish history, finding missing relatives, European border changes, immigration, citizenship and safe computing. He has authored articles and spoken at numerous conferences and society meetings, both in person and through live webinars from his office at UCLA.

He is a former president of the International Association of Jewish Genealogical Societies (IAJGS) and currently serves on the JewishGen Board of Governors. He was lead co-Chair for the IAJGS Lifetime Achievement Award. He has identified over 4.000 relatives in 26 states and 8 countries. He traces his and his wife's roots to modern Ukraine and adjacent areas of Moldova, Poland, Belarus and Russia. He is an information technology director for UCLA Health, teaches for the University of Phoenix and directs a job skills program for individuals in recovery at the LA Midnight Mission.

SU017 Sunday June 7, 10:00 - 11:30 a.m.
The Changing Borders of Eastern Europe
As Russia expanded, it absorbed more and more Jews. This talk examines Russia's efforts to limit the Jews and the border changes which resulted in towns shifting form one country to another.

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