Jewish Genealogy Society of Cleveland


What's NEW

NEW - A recording of the February program, "Never Give Up ..." and a PDF copy of the Handout are now available for viewing by members. Click Here.

A recording of the January program, "Finding your Kaplans" and PDF copies of the Chat Log, the Handout, and the Slides shown during the presentation are also available for viewing by members. Click Here.

The Winter edition of the KOL newsletter is now available for download by members. Click Here.

The January and February Research Tips are now available for download by members. Click Here.

Our Next Virtual meeting and program
will be on
Wednesday, March 10, 2021 - starting at 7:00 pm

Wednesday, March 10, 2021 - 7:00 pm

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

Although the cities of Pittsburgh and Cleveland are near one another, their Jewish communities developed in remarkably different ways, the result of topography, transportation routes, industry, and personalities. A look at the history of the Jewish population of Pittsburgh from its founding to its current history, with a few comparisons to Cleveland, can illuminate the experience of both communities. 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.

Eric Lidji is the director of the Rauh Jewish Archives at the Senator John Heinz History Center in Pittsburgh. The archive includes more than 1,000 collections documenting all aspects of Jewish life in Western Pennsylvania. He is the author of "The Seventeenth Generation: The Lifework of Rabbi Walter Jacob" and a co-editor of "Her Deeds Sing Her Praises: Profiles of Pittsburgh Jewish Women" and "Bound in the Bond of Life: Pittsburgh Writers Reflect on the Tree of Life Tragedy."

Eric Lidji

Future programs

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

Wednesday, April 7, 2021- 7:00 pm

"The History, Adoption, and Regulation of Jewish Surnames in the Russian Empire"
Presented by Jeffrey Mark Paull

Wednesday, May 5, 2021- 7:00 pm

"Researching your Litvak roots with LitvakSIG and More"
Presented by Judy Baston

Wednesday, June 2, 2021- 7:00 pm

A Story of Rose’s: Creating a Personal Narrative to Remember and Investigate
Presented by Larry Volk

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Wednesday, July 7, 2021- 7:00 pm

Program Title to be Announced
Presented by Crista Cowan

Wednesday, August 11, 2021- 7:00 pm

Wednesday, September 1, 2021- 7:00 pm

"The American Jewish Cousins Clubs and Family Circles as a Genealogical Resource"
Presented by Robinn Magid

Wednesday, October 6, 2021- 7:00 pm

November, 2021 - Date and Time To Be Determined

Wednesday, December 1, 2021- 7:00 pm


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