Jewish Genealogy Society of Cleveland



It is time to join or renew memberships.  See the notice at the bottom of this page.

The February Tip of the Month is now available.

The Winter 2019 Edition of the KOL is now available.

Copies of the Katz Reunion presentation slides, program and Proclamation are now available.

Our March meeting will be held on
WEDNESDAY, March 4, 2020
starting at 7:30 PM
at Menorah Park
Miller Board Room
27100 Cedar Road

PLEASE NOTE the change of location, time and date for this meeting.

Jewish Ballplayers in Major League Baseball

Scott Longert

Scott Longert

The talk will include an overall look at Jewish ballplayers and those that played or were part of the Cleveland Indians organization. The inclusion of ballplayers that came from minority groups faced a difficult time from rival players, fans and even teammates. Some of those experiences will be discussed.

The presentation will cover ballplayers like Jonah Goldman, Cleveland’s first Jewish shortstop, Harry Eisenstat, Al Rosen and Hank Greenberg, who served as the Indians general manager starting in 1948, plus others such as Max “Lefty” Weisman, Indians trainer for twenty-seven years and Max Rosenblum, the leading supporter of amateur baseball in Cleveland.


Please Note that the March meeting will be on a Wednesday evening and will be held at Menorah Park, due to a scheduling conflict.

 Future Meeting Schedule
for details, click here

Wednesday, March 4, 2020 - 7:30 pm Menorah Park
Wednesday, April 1, 2020 - 7:30 pm Menorah Park
Wednesday, May 6, 2020 - 7:30 pm Menorah Park
Wednesday, June 3, 2020 - 7:30 pm Menorah Park
Wednesday, July 8, 2020 - 7:30 pm Menorah Park
Wednesday, August 5,  2020 - 7:30 pm Menorah Park
Wednesday, September 9, 2020 - 7:30 pm Menorah Park
Wednesday, October 7, 2020 - 7:30 pm Menorah Park
Wednesday, November 4, 2020 - 7:30 pm Menorah Park
Sunday, December 6, 2020 - 1:30 pm Park Synagogue East

Membership Renewal

The Annual Dues for our Society are due and payable in January for each calendar year. If you have not paid your 2020 dues by the end of February,  your access to the files and web pages under the "Member Resources" tab on our website will be suspended.

To join the society, please see the instructions here.

To renew online, using PayPal, select your membership level in the box below, click on the button, and follow the instructions from PayPal. You do not need an account with PayPal, and can pay by using a credit card or by a withdrawal from a bank account.

To pay by check, send your payment to:

Noreen Goldstein, Treasurer
Jewish Genealogy Society of Cleveland
27100 Cedar Road
Beachwood, OH 44122

An annual single membership is $25; an annual family membership is $35;
and an annual single or family sustaining membership is $60.

If your information has changed, please submit a copy of our membership form with your payment. You can find a membership form on our website at


Donations are welcome. We are an I.R.S. 501(c)(3) organization,
so your gifts may be deductible for income tax purposes.
Donations may be made utilizing PayPal. Just click on the button. (FEIN: 34-1648203)

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