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Immigration Laws 100 Years Ago

Immigration History Expert On Tuesday, March 5th, I had the pleasure to attend an informative lecture about Immigration History in the United States, focusing on the late 19th and early 20th centuries. The speaker was Dr. John Grabowski, professor of history at Case Western Reserve University. Dr. Grabowski is a nationally recognized expert in immigration history and is also involved with the Western Reserve Historical Society. Dr. Grabowski began his

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Ari and Abigail’s Passport to Israel Book Signing

After we left the Maslenitsa Festival and Sunday, March 3rd, we headed over the the Maltz Museum on Richmond Road in Beachwood in order to take part in a book launch event for Ari and Abigail’s Passport to Israel, a children’s book written by Ms. Dahlia Fisher, the Maltz Museum’s Director of External Relations, and illustrated by Ms. Fisher’s good friend Ms. Amy Jindra, art director for Lands’ End, inspired by

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Hungarian and Estonian Gatherings

Our next two events for Sunday, February 24th, involved meals with representatives of our Hungarian and Estonian communities. First, we went to the parish hall at St. Emeric Church on West 22nd Street to attend the annual banquet put on by the American Hungarian Friends of Scouting (AHFS) to raise money in order that the worthy programs of the Hungarian Scouts, first established in 1951, can continue for the benefit of

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Cleveland Public Library Breakfast

On Wednesday morning, February 20th, we represented Margaret W. Wong & Associates, LLC at the Cleveland Public Library (CPL) 150th Anniversary Host Committee breakfast that took place at the Union Club on East 12th Street in Cleveland. Mr. Felton Thomas, the CPL Executive Director and CEO, talked about our library’s history as well as the very promising events planned for its 150th anniversary throughout  2019. He mentioned that the Carnegie-West branch of

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Presidents’ Day at the Maltz Museum

Monday, February 18th, was Presidents’ Day; we headed over to the Maltz Museum of Jewish Heritage on Richmond Road in Beachwood for the 2019 annual Friends of the Maltz Museum Presidents’ Day Celebration. The gathering was mostly aimed at young families and the children were given the opportunity to create masks of U.S. Presidents like Abraham Lincoln and George Washington. They also took part in a project called “If I

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Jazz Concert at the Unitarian Church

On Sunday, February 3rd, we went to the Westshore Unitarian Universalist Church to attend a service about the history of jazz with an emphasis on how it was a significant cultural bridge. After the concert with the Cleveland Chinese Music Ensemble, it was a wonderfully musical day. Appropriately, at the top of the Order of Service, was a quotation from Ms. Mary Lou Williams, jazz pianist, which read, “anything that

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David Ben-Gurion at the Maltz Museum

On Tuesday, January 15th, we went to the Maltz Museum on Richmond Road in Beachwood for attend a Daytime Coffee Talk in which Dr. Peter J. Haas, the Abba Hillel Silver Professor Emeritus at CWRU, spoke about David Ben-Gurion, the first Prime Minister and Founder of the State of Israel. During the presentation, we sat next to Ms. Erika Gold, a neat lady who volunteers countless hours of her time

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Painesville Founder’s Day

On Saturday, January 12th, we went to the annual Painesville Founder’s Day Breakfast, which took place at the Holden Center at Lake Erie College. On this occasion, we were celebrating the 100th anniversary of Congress passing the 19th amendment to the United States Constitution. As we all know, the 19th amendment prohibits the denial of the right to vote on the basis of sex. It was ultimately ratified by the necessary

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