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Lunch and Learn on Feb. 13 to feature DNA testing talk by Susan Kugler

Susan Cohen Kugler

ALBANY – “Who Am I? How Does Modern Genetic Testing Challenge Our Identity?” is the topic of the upcoming Jewish/Catholic Dialogue Lunch and Learn at Beth Emeth, 100 Ashmore Ave., Albany from noon to 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 13. The lunch and learn is free and open to the community.

Susan Cohen Kugler, vice president of the Capital District Jewish Genealogical Society will provide an overview of what  can be revealed about individuals and their family history by having DNA tested.

Kugler is a retired New York State budget analyst and is an advanced amateur genealogist.  She has served as chairperson of the annual silent auction for To Life! in Delmar for eight years.  Kugler has been doing genealogy work for about four years, including work with a group of Ashkenazi “cousins” numbering over 200, and with her husband’s non-Jewish family.

Attendees are asked to lunch. Beverages and dessert will be provided. Deb Sokoler at 518-436-9761 or dsokoler@bethemethalbany.org can provide details.

This genealogy event is sponsored by The Jewish/Roman Catholic Dialogue Committee, the Jewish Federation of NENY, The Commission for Ecumenical and Inter-religious Affairs of The Roman Catholic Diocese of Albany, and Congregation Beth Emeth.

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