Are you curious about your family's ancestry and their stories? Join Marjorie Sokoll as she recounts her personal quest to connect with her family's past, which turned into a transformative and life-changing journey including meeting family members whom she never knew existed. Marji will be together in conversation with Jewish genealogy expert Marilyn Okonow. This program is a collaboration of JCC Greater Boston, Jewish Family & Children's Service and the Vilna Shul/Boston's Center for Jewish Culture.
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Marjorie U. Sokoll is the founder and director of the Betty Ann Greenbaum Miller Center for Jewish Healing at Jewish Family & Children's Service. She also provides oversight for the JF&CS Alzheimer's/Related Disorders Family Support Program, and spiritual support for the JF&CS Charlotte & Richard Okonow Parkinson's Family Support Program. Marji is a founding partner at the Kalsman Institute for Judaism and Health and has presented locally and nationally on Jewish healing, spirited aging, end-of-life, and bereavement. She is a contributor to the book, "Blessings for the Journey: A Jewish Healing Guide For Women With Cancer" and the author of "The Healing Circle: A New Model for Nurturing Spirituality in Jewish Family Service Agencies" published in the Journal of Jewish Communal Service.
Marilyn is the President of the Board of Directors of the Vilna Shul/Boston's Center for Jewish Culture. As the co-founder of the Vilna Shul Genealogical Project, she has been instrumental in locating over 500 living descendants of the original Vilna Shul founders from the early 1900's in the West End of Boston. Marilyn has 2500 family members in her family tree and loves helping others find their roots. For ten years, she was the Outreach Coordinator for Jewish Genealogical Society of Greater Boston. In addition to her work at The Vilna, Marilyn is also in her twelfth year as the musical director for the Tremble Clefs, a chorus for Parkinson's patients and their caregivers, part of the Charlotte and Richard Okonow Parkinson's Support Program at Jewish Family & Children's Service.