Jewish Genealogical Society of the Conejo Valley and Ventura County*
(JGSCV) (*and surrounding areas) will hold a general meeting, co–sponsored
with Temple Adat Elohim, on Sunday, September 9, 2012
1:30 p.m.-3:30 p.m at Temple Adat Elohim 2420 E. Hillcrest Drive,
Thousand Oaks, CA 91362.
The Program: "Ethics, Sensitivities, Sensibilities, & Property Rights Part
Last January’s panel of the same topic was so popular we promised to do a
Part II with some different panelists and different issues. How do ethics
relate to family history and genealogy? The list ranges from ensuring the
integrity of our research, acknowledging the intellectual property of
others, not publishing false or misleading information, respecting the
privacy of others and being aware of sensitive issues that may cause others
distress. However, the lines are not always clearly drawn. For example, we
live in the 21st century, and have become accustomed to a media environment
where family scandals are commonplace and not particularly noteworthy. With
our current sensibilities, it is often difficult to appreciate the shame
and stigma that surrounded family secrets that we unearth, and may, among
older relatives, still be keenly felt.
How do we tell our families’ stories while maintaining an appropriate level
of sensitivity? What is our responsibility to the “truth”? Come prepared to
ask questions on how to address your ethical issues.
*Hal Bookbinder*, founding member of JGSCV, past president of IAJGS and
JGSLA, author of IAJGS Ethics Statement. Hal received the IAJGS Lifetime
Achievement Award for his various contributions to Jewish genealogy. Hal
was recently elected to the JewishGen Board of Governors.
*Sandra Malek*, president of JGSLA and attorney for over 30 years
concentrating on employment law, Sandy has been active in genealogy for
nearly a decade, has grown her tree to nearly 4200 individuals.
*Rabbi Richard Spiegel*, spiritual leader Temple Etz Chaim, Thousand Oaks
since June 2000. He is an active participant and leader in the Rabbinical
Assembly. He has served as past president of the Pacific Southwest Region
of the Rabbinical Assembly and is a member of the Board of Jewish World
*Adam Wills*, Senior Editor, Jewish Journal has been tracing his family
history for 15 years.
The Jewish Genealogical Society of the Conejo Valley and Ventura County is
dedicated to sharing genealogical information, techniques and research
tools with anyone interested in Jewish genealogy and family history.
(www.jgscv.org). There is no charge to attend the meeting. Anyone may join
JGSCV. Annual dues are $25 for an individual and $30 for a family. Dues
paid good through December 2012.
For more information contact: informat...@jgscv.org or Jan Meisels Allen@