Jewish Genealogy Society of Cleveland


What's NEW

A wonderful article about Jewish Genealogy was published in the November issue of Hadassah Magazine.
The article is also available on the web, by Clicking Here.

A recording of the October webinar, "Why you should examine original records, and how to find them" and the handout can now be viewed by members. Click Here.

The Autumn 2020 edition of The KOL is now available for download by members.  Click Here.

The September Research Tip can now be downloaded by members.

At the present time, all programs will be scheduled as virtual meetings.
We will post updates if there are any new developments.

Our Next Virtual meeting and program
will be on
Wednesday, December  9, 2020 - starting at 7:00 pm

Wednesday, December 9, 2020

Annual Meeting
Board Election

Our Business meeting will start at 7:00 pm, followed at 7:30 pm by our Program.

"Music for the Khasene:
Traditional East European Jewish Wedding Music of our ancestors"
Presented by Steven Greenman

Mr. Greenman will describe and present the various klezmer music genres that were performed for the traditional East European Jewish wedding (khasene). He will explain each piece and its purpose then play the melodies on violin and sing some of the lines of the badkhn (af Yiddish), the master-of-ceremony at the traditional East European wedding.

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Steven  Greenman

The Nominating Committee has recommended the election of the following slate of Officers and Trustees to serve for calendar year 2021.

  President   Stewart Hoicowitz (Year 2)
First Vice President - Programming   Deborah Katz
Second Vice President - Membership   Fran Golden (Year 2)
Treasurer   Linda Schoenberg
Secretary   Marilyn Myers
Trustee - Term expiring December 31, 2023   Madison Jackson

The following individuals will continue to serve on the Board of Directors as Members of the Board with unexpired terms, Appointed positions, and/or as Non-voting members.

  Unexpired terms:
  Trustee - Term expiring December 31, 2021   Russ Maurer
  Trustee - Term expiring December 31, 2022   Jane Rothstein
  Immediate Past President (2018-2019)   Sylvia Abrams
  Previous Past President (2016-2017)   Amy Wachs
Appointed Positions:
  Editor of The KOL (newsletter)   Sean Martin
  Webmaster   Paul Wolf
Non-Voting Members
  Past President (2014-2015)   Chuck (Charles) Lissauer
  Past President (2012-2013)   Helen Wolf
  Past President (2010-2011)   Ken Bravo
  Past President (2008-2009)   Richard Spector
  Nominating Committee:
  Helen Rosenstein Wolf, Chair
  Ken Bravo
  Richard Spector

Future Virtual programs

Wednesday, January 13, 2021- 7:00 pm

"Finding Our Kaplans"
Presented by Mindie Kaplan

Wednesday, February 10, 2021- 7:00 pm

"Never Give Up - Strategies for Taking your Research to the Next Level"
Presented by Marion Werle

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Marion Werle

Wednesday, March 10, 2021 - 7:00 pm

"The View from Pittsburgh”
Presented by Eric Lidji, Rauh Jewish Archives Director, Heinz History Center

Eric will discuss the history of Jewish archiving in Pittsburgh, including recent efforts to document the shooting at the Tree of Life synagogue on October 27, 2018 and the ongoing impact of the coronavirus pandemic on the Jewish community.


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