Jewish Genealogy Society of Cleveland



New JGSC website debuts!


Welcome to the new redesigned JGSC website! Note that the URL is now If you are a JGSC member, your login and password are still valid. You will need to reenter them the first time you log in to the member resources section. Our thanks to Paul Wolf, webmaster, and Marlene Englander for all their work on the redesign.

Our January meeting will be held on
January 6, 2019
starting at 1:30 PM
at Park Synagogue East
Men's Club Board Room
27500 Shaker Blvd
Pepper Pike

Installation of Officers and Trustees
Membership renewal prize drawing

Amy Wachs, JGSC Immediate Past President

Speaking on

What can family recipes tell you about your ancestors’ places of origin and life in the shtetls of Eastern Europe?

Amy Wachs is the Immediate Past President of the Jewish Genealogy Society of Cleveland. She is a Board member of LitvakSIG, where she also serves as Coordinator for the Trakai District Research Group.

Amy has lived and worked in Eastern Europe for extended periods. She was a Fulbright Scholar and taught law in Latvia. She later returned to Eastern Europe to teach law in Moldova, as a two-time Fulbright Senior Specialist. While living in Eastern Europe, Amy traveled extensively throughout the region. She has done research on-site at state archives in Lithuania and Poland, and visited archives in Ukraine and Moldova.

Annual Membership Campaign

The Annual Dues for members of our Society are due and payable in January for the calendar year. If you are a member, it is time to renew your membership. If you aren't a member, please consider joining the Jewish Genealogy Society of Cleveland now. Everyone that pays 2019 dues by December 31, 2018 will be entered into a drawing for prizes to be held at our January, 2019 meeting. To be eligible, click on the "How to join" or "How to Renew" link under the "Membership" Tab on the yellow Menu Bar at the top of the page, then follow the instructions for joining, or renewing.  Note that the Membership form  can be completed in your PDF reader program. Just save the file and mail or email a copy to us.


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so your gifts may be deductible for income tax purposes.
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Save the Date
2019 IAJGS Annual Conference
in Cleveland
July 28 - August 2, 2019