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Jewish Genealogical Society to Present ‘Jews and the American Civil War’

The Jewish Genealogical Society of New York invites members of the public to its program, “Images of the Past: Jews and the American Civil War.” The event will be held on Sunday, June 11 at 2 p.m. (EDT), in person at the Center for Jewish History in New York and via Zoom.

The program will focus on the Civil War from a Jewish perspective and feature Bruce and Mira Form, Civil War historians, re-enactors and living historians.The Forms, who dress in period attire, bring their characters to life using projected images of people and documents from the time of the Civil War, as well as a living history display of original artifacts and reproductions of the period.

Bruce’s article, “Captain Myer Asch, 1st New Jersey Cavalry and the Quest for His Grave,” appeared in the Summer 2022 issue of Dorot, the journal of the Jewish Genealogical Society. Both Bruce and Mira are charter members of Officers for the Union and Ladies for the Union, an elite living history organization based in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, where they now reside.

The Center for Jewish History is located at 15 W 16th St. in New York City. Admission is free for JGSNY members. Non-Members are welcome. For in-person attendance, an RSVP is required for non-JGS members at [email protected], with payment of $5 at the door. For Zoom attendance, register and pay $5 at jgsny.org/programs-civi/non-member-registration-3.

For more information on the Jewish Genealogical Society of New York, visit www.jgsny.org.

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