Women’s Philanthropy of Jewish Federation of St. Louis will present a lunch and learn program on “Discovering Our Roots: Introduction to Jewish Genealogy” on Tuesday, November 19 at 11:30 am at the Jewish Community Center Arts and Education Building in the Beit Midrash.

Attendees will learn the right way to get started on tracing their family tree, where to look for information, how to keep track of information, special challenges in doing Jewish genealogy, and how to cite sources so that others can find the information. The program will be lead by Ilene Kanfer Murray, publications director of the St. Louis Genealogical Society, who has been searching for her own family roots and helping others do the same for more than 30 years.

The program costs $15 and includes lunch. To register, go to www.WomensPhilanthropySTL.org.

The program is the second event in the Women’s Philanthropy Programming Series. The series began with a discussion on renewal in the new year and will end with an exploration on Kabbalah in February.

Women’s Philanthropy provides an opportunity for every woman to affirm her Jewish identity, connect with each other and inspire other Jewish women to establish themselves as full partners in our St. Louis Jewish community.  As a place for women of all ages, backgrounds, interests, lifestyles and income levels, Women’s Philanthropy supports and enhances Jewish community life in St. Louis and Israel through fundraising efforts and leadership development.