Yale Professor Dan Oren’s new book The Wedding Photo is a fascinating exploration of the author’s search for information about his family. Oren will be in conversation with Avraham Groll, Director of JewishGen.org, about the story behind the book and the role of genealogy in the pursuit answers to the mysteries of the past. This genealogy event is co-presented by JewishGen.
This gallery talk, featuring Dan Oren and Avraham Groll, is exclusively for Museum members.
About the Speakers
Dan A. Oren, M.D. has worked for thirty years as a psychiatrist and faculty member at Yale University, The National Institute of Mental Health, and the University of Rzeszów, Poland. Oren wrote Joining The Club: A History of Jews and Yale as well as numerous scientific articles.
Avraham Groll, Director of JewishGen.org, is passionate about connecting people with their Jewish roots and helping them experience what it means to be part of the Jewish people. He holds an MBA from Montclair State University, an MA in Judaic Studies from Touro College, and a BS in Business Administration from Ramapo College. Avraham spent two years studying at Yeshiva Ohr Yerushalayim in Israel and is a frequent lecturer on a variety of Jewish genealogical and historical topics.
JewishGen.org, a proud member of the Museum of Jewish Heritage family, is the largest digital repository for Jewish family history information in the world—featuring a growing collection of more than 30 million records. JewishGen has a virtual community of nearly one million users from around the globe. It has facilitated countless family reunions and education thousands of people about their Jewish family history and heritage.