Sandton Central Shul Invites You To
|Friday, 25 August at 7:00PM|
in Joyce Levin as she delves into her family’s history in Lithuania.
Joyce has been involved with various family trees for about 40 years and has been collecting stories of her family as well as collating details of her family.
“In 1992, I, my mother, father and uncle were invited by Mendel Kaplan together with his family to visit Lithuania, including my father’s shtetl Krakinowa. I jumped at the opportunity. It was an honor and a privilege to travel with my father to be an eye witness of his revisit to his home town.”
She went back to lithuania in 2009 as part of a family reunion. Her mother was born in Ponevez and came to South Africa when she was 8. She remembers her Bobba and Zeida and their home. Other family members came from 4 continents and she has visited places relevant to the family.
“Both trips were highly emotional and was an opportunity to learn more of myself and my family”
Her presentation, titled The Bitter and the Sweet, is an amalgamation of both trips as well as historically relevant details.
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