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Jewish Genealogical and Archival Society of Greater Philadelphia with guest Sharon Taylor

September 18 @ 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm


Please join us for our next JGASGP meeting and lecture. We are meeting in person and encourage everyone to bring a friend. All are welcome to attend free of charge.

Refreshments will be served. CDC guidelines will be followed. Hybrid link information will be announced on our website the week before the meeting.

Time: 1:00 PM check in, chat and schmooze (optional). Official program starts promptly at 1:30 p.m.

Speaker: Sharon Taylor
Topic: Bootleggers and Bawdy Houses: Jews and Crime in Early 20th Century Philadelphia
Location: Main Line Reform Temple Wynnewood, PA 19096

When Taylor went looking for the criminals on her own family tree, she discovered the colorful history of the Jewish mob in early twentieth century Philadelphia. Particularly during Prohibition, organized crime among Philadelphia’s Jews flourished. Taylor’s talk walks participants through the clues that Taylor followed including the U.S. Census, collections at the Philadelphia City Archives and Newspapers.com. Some of Philadelphia’s most notorious Jewish gangsters will also be profiled.

We will be thanking those members who worked on our new resource guide. Join us for refreshments as we have our first in person meeting after the IAJGS Conference!

Taylor is a writer, researcher and speaker with a lifelong interest in Jewish genealogy. She graduated from Cornell University with a bachelor’s degree in Industrial and Labor Relations. She is a member of Gesher Galicia and the Jewish Genealogical and Archival Society of Greater Philadelphia and is included in their Speakers Bureau. Her articles have been published in both organizations’ journals, on the National Library of Israel Blog and in Jewish newspapers in Philadelphia and Arizona.

The Zoom link will be posted on our website on Sept. 16th. All are welcome as our guests to attend. jgasgp.org


September 18
1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
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Jewish Genealogical and Archival Society in Greater Philadelphia
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Main Line Reform Temple
410 Montgomery Ave.
Wynnewood, PA 19096 United States
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