THE DETROIT JEWISH NEWS
Genealogist Kurzweil Personalized
Jewish History at Spring Forum
An historian who admits
that, as a boy, he "flunked"
history, related his personal
odyssey back through the
generations of his Jewish
family and urged 350
women to embark on the
Kurzweil, author of "From
Generation to Generation,"
a guide to tracing Jewish
family origins, addressed
the annual Spring Forum of
the Jewish Welfare Federa-
tion Women's Division last
week at the Jewish Corn-
Shown at Spring Forum are, from left, Janice
Schwartz, Annie Cohen, speaker Arthur Kurzweil,
With humor and a sense Barbara Zack, Barbara Altwerger and Jane Sher-
of drama, Kurzweil drew man.
ps every time h e related
another successful piece of killed in the Holocaust. brief reports. The invoca-
They deserve to be named, tion was led by Vice
detective work that led to deserve
to be remembered." President Janice Schwartz.
one more of his ancestors in
During the afternoon ses-
Europe. Over a period of
years, he traced one branch sion, Kurzweil referred to Avern Cohn brought greet-
of his family back to 1500 the Holocaust and to the ings, commending the
and the other side to the mass migrations of Euro- women for their many ef-
17th Century. In doing so, pean Jews to America as the forts in the community and
Kurzweil found Hasidic two traumas that have adding that "the Jewish
rabbis and booksellers, molded Jews today. In look- connection between our
cousins he never knew ing to the future, he re- past and our future lies in
existed and uncles who minded the audience that this room with each of us."
perished in the Holocaust: the Talmud reports that
"moments ofJewish history after the Temple was de-
that become family his- stroyed, the remnant made
a decision to rebuild. "We
Kurzweil said the im- are the remnant from two
portance of tracing fam- traumas and we can make
ily history was em- the same decision today," he
phasized to his students said. "The best way to go
forward is to go backward a
who, through their own little."
res-earch, were - awak-
ened to their sense of
To enable FoiUm
Jewish identity. He re- attendees to trace their
quired them to talk to at own family tree, the
least two older relatives, planning committee pro-
and sometimes the bene- vided a packet of mate-
fits were unexpected.
rials, including sample
"One girl was crying family history charts and
when she told how she had search records.
talked to her grandfather
The event was chaired by
about his experiences for Annie Cohen with associate
four hours. He helped estab- chairman Barbara Zack and
lish a link between her and adviser Barbara Altwerger.
Division President Jane
There are other rewards. Sherman and division
In his search for his past, Campaign Chairman Mar-
Kurzweil has traced, and lene Borman also presented
kept in touch with, cousins
in the United States,
Europe and Israel. The New Empire Recipes
York Public Library, which
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