Yiddish Experience speakers
The Yiddish Experience is part of the East Valley JCC’s Klezmer Music Festival on Jan. 13, 2019 at the EVJCC. See below for speaker bios, topics and times.
AncestryProGenealogists senior research manager
Janette began her genealogical journey more than 35 years ago as a hobby with her father. She served as the president of the Phoenix Jewish Genealogy Society, is an active volunteer with JewishGen, heading up the Ukraine Special Interest Group, and was lead co-chair of the 2016 International Association of Jewish Genealogy Societies conference. She has worked with private clients since 2004.
How to Search for Your Ancestry: 12 p.m.
My Genealogy Journey: A Personal Story: 2:20 p.m.
Those attending the genealogy workshops will have the opportunity to participate in a raffle for an AncestryDNA kit (a $99 value)!
Yiddish in America: 1:15 p.m.
Coordinator of the EVJCC’s Klezmer Fest Yiddish Experience
Sandra Charyn Bernoff has a bachelor’s degree in Yiddish literature and education and a master’s degree in education and has taught in both public schools and after-school religious schools. She served as the director of education in two Conservative synagogue religious schools and taught Yiddish to children and adults in Arizona, New Jersey and New York. She was on the founding committee of Yugntruf, the international Yiddish magazine and social group, and serves as the “elder” of the monthly Yiddish group at Temple Solel in Paradise Valley.
Yiddish Curses and Insults Your Bubbe May Not Have Taught You: 1:50 p.m.
What’s Happening in the Yiddish World Today: 4:15 p.m.
Experience Yiddish Poetry: 3:15 p.m.