Date: Sunday, February 23, 2020
Research Help and Registration: 1:00 PM-1:30 PM Lecture: 1:30PM
Location: Congregation Keneseth Israel
8339 Old York Road, Elkins Park, PA 19027
Speaker: Ira Siegal, JGASGP Member
Ira has been a JGASGP member for the past two years. Ira has been a CPA since 1980. He is a Revenue Agent at the IRS in the Global High Wealth group in the Large Business & International division which audits the wealthiest taxpayers. He used his audit and investigative skills to find and pull together distant branches of his family tree.
Topic: The Irish Torah. Ira Siegal will share the story of a family heirloom, a Sefer Torah, originally from the town of Oshmyany (now Belarus – near Vilna) that made its way to Dublin, Ireland and then to Philadelphia, carried by his grandfather Isaac Schreider in 1908. Ira met with the last Schreider third cousin in Dublin in 2018 and more third cousins in Israel this past summer in Israel. Research in the archives at Yad Vashem found information on Holocaust survivors.
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