New Member: Western North Carolina Jewish Genealogical Society

On behalf of the IAJGS Board and our current membership, it is with great pleasure that we welcome the Western North Carolina Jewish Genealogical Society as the newest member of our growing family of IAJGS organizations.  For more information about the Asheville based group, please contact their president, Barbara Weitz ( or Vice-President Barbara Newman (

The group’s next meeting will be held Sunday, September 23rd at 4:00 PM at the Asheville JCC (236 Charlotte St, Asheville, NC). Speaker Sharon Fahrer will present “Meeting Your Ancestors”.  Sharon is the owner of History@Handit and specializes in applied history, collecting people’s stories and putting research into usable forms such as interpretive panels, exhibits and books.  Sharon has done extensive work creating an archive on Jewish Life in Western North Carolina at the University of North Carolina Asheville. Most recently she chaired the 37th annual meeting of the Southern Jewish Historical Society in Asheville.

If you are interested in more information on the group or this program, please contact either Barbara at the email address above or see their Facebook page at: