The Jewish Genealogical Society of the Conejo Valley and Ventura County (JGSCV) will hold a meeting, co–sponsored with Temple Adat Elohim on Sunday, January 5, 2020, 1:30-3:30 p.m. at Temple Adat Elohim 2420 E. Hillcrest Drive, Thousand Oaks, 91362. The program will be: American Shtetl: Recreating Jewish Communities of the West.
Cluster studies bring together multiple threads of a community or neighborhood by using all available resources online, in archives, and on site. Massion will outline this process, and elaborate on how to coax out and reimagine the life of any American Jewish community by piecing together found information. She will also share research results from her cluster study of a Jewish farming community in Wyoming at the turn of the 20th century.