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Sarina Roffe, "A Guide to Sephardic Genealogy"
Sunday, February 21, 2021, 1:00 PM until 3:15 PM
Zoom: link will be delivered to all members one week before the program
Registration is not Required
Genealogist Sarina Roffé will present a talk titled “A Guide to Sephardic Genealogy” at our Zoom meeting
Sarina Roffé is a professional journalist and genealogist, editor of Dorot: The Journal of the Jewish Genealogical Society (of New York), and founder of the Sephardic Heritage Project. She is responsible for translation and databasing of marriage and brit milah records on JewishGen.org.
While on the board of governors of JewishGen, she acquired several databases of Sephardic records, including cemetery records from Mexico, Venezuela, Cuba, and Argentina. She is co-chair of the Brooklyn Jewish Historical Initiative, the first organization to document Brooklyn’s Jewish past, and chair of the Sephardic Research Division of JewishGen. A former IAJGS board member, Sarina presents often at IAJGS and other historical conferences. Sarina has completed over a dozen genealogies.
The author of Branching Out from Sepharad, a history of the Syrian community, from Spain to Aleppo to NY, as well the Kassin and Labaton rabbinical dynasties. In addition, Sarina’s two cookbooks - Backyard Kitchen: The Main Course and Backyard Kitchen: Mediterranean Salads - and her Sarina’s Sephardic Cuisine iPhone cooking app are a testament to her commitment to furthering Sephardic culture through food. She has written hundreds of articles, chapters in books, and papers, as well as been editor of newspapers, newsletters and journals.