The Greenebaum Family: From the Rheinpfalz to Chicago

A Special Joint Meeting with the Jewish Genealogical Society of Illinois
Sunday, October 25
2:00 p.m.
Temple Beth-El
3610 Dundee Road, Northbrook

Joan Adler, Executive Director, Straus Historical Society


The Greenebaum family originated in southwestern Germany in the Rheinpfalz. After immigrating to Chicago in the mid-1840s, they became the founders of some of the city’s outstanding financial, religious, and philanthropic institutions, including KAM Isaiah Israel Congregation, Ramah Lodge of B’nai B’rith, and the National Council of Jewish Women. Ms. Adler’s talk will illuminate the family’s history, in Germany and then in America, and will touch on the factors that contributed to their success.

A social hour with kosher pastries will follow the program.
Admission free and open to the public.


The JGSI meeting facilities at Temple Beth-El will open at 12:30 p.m. to accommodate those who want to use or borrow genealogy library materials, get help with genealogy websites, or ask genealogical questions before the main program begins. For more information,
visit or phone 312-666-0100.