Seminar on Tracing Jewish Genealogical Threads

Sallyann Amdur Sack-Pikus (BA '57) will conduct an all-day session in Denver on Sunday, October 13. Harvard alums are offered a $5.00 discount.

The Jewish Genealogical Society of Colorado is hosting Sallyann Amdur Sack-Pikus (Radcliffe mcl 1957; George Washington University Ph.D. 1971) in an all-day seminar on Sunday, October 13, 2013 from 9 am – 4 pm.  The program will be at the Jewish Community Center (350 S. Dahila St.) in Denver, and Sallyann's four lectures will cover:

1.  The Centrality of Jewish Law, Jewish History and Jewish Customs and the Larger World in Which our Ancestors Lived

2.  What Every Jewish Genealogist Should Know about Names, Dates and Places

3.  What Makes Research in Israel so Important and How to Do It

4.  Some Strategies for Surmounting Those "Brick Walls"

Two requests regarding the seminar:

1.  If you have your own examples in which you've either run into or broken through your own brick walls, please send them to Sallyann at by September 27th.

2.  Register to attend the seminar ($18 for members and $40 for guests; includes kosher lunch and snacks) at  To receive the $5.00 Harvard Club discount, do not use the Paypal link; rather print and mail in the form, noting "Harvard Club" by the payment line.

Sallyann Amdur Sack-Pikus, Ph.D., is chair of the board of the International Institute for Jewish Genealogy affiliated with the Israeli National Library in Jerusalem; president and co-owner (with Gary Mokotoff) of Avotaynu, Inc.; and editor of its journal, AVOTAYNU, the International Review of Jewish Genealogy. She was the founding president of the Jewish Genealogy Society of Greater Washington, serves as president of the non-profit Avotaynu Foundation, has chaired or co-chaired seven international Jewish genealogy conferences and has authored, co-authored or edited seven genealogy books (including the Avotaynu Guide to Jewish Genealogy and the prize-winning Where Once We Walked). Dr. Sack has served on several advisory boards, taught genealogy classes and has spoken on Jewish genealogy to Jewish genealogy societies, conferences and the general community. A recipient of the IAJGS Lifetime Achievement Award, she resides in Bethesda, Maryland, where she is a clinical psychologist in private practice.