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Hanukkah StampsWe are the Jewish Genealogy Society of Cleveland providing programs, resources, and support to those interested in learning more about Old Jewish Cleveland and researching their family roots.  Last year, Jeanette Kuvin Oren, the designer and artist of the USPS Hanukkah stamp, joined our annual meeting as a surprise guest.  This year, she is sharing her art again offering free downloads of her Hanukkah designs until all the hostages are released.  Visit her website to learn more about Jeanette and her art.  Thank you, Jeanette, for sharing your creativity and gift.  May the hostages come home soon!


New Members

Next Featured Program:

Wednesday, December 6, 2023 at 7:00 - 8:30 PM ET

Annual Membership and Board of Trustees Meetings: Help Us Kickoff 2024 Membership with a Program and Case Study “DNA Results for the Emerging Genealogist” with Dr. Robin Selinger

Hear from President Deborah Katz about the state of the organization; changes for the future; and the election of open positions on the Board of Trustees. Listen to a personal case study (CliffsNotes version) with Dr. Robin Selinger and learn interesting options for using DNA results for genealogy research.

  Wednesday, December 6 Event Details

Become a Member

Join now and start your 2024 Membership!

Are you interested in learning more about your family history, your Jewish roots, and your Cleveland connections? Your membership assists us in providing current services and planning for the future.  

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Getting to Know: Old Jewish Cleveland

Do you remember family cousin clubs? the Glenville and Kinsman neighborhoods? the Jewish Orphanage? Mt. Sinai Hospital? the Alsbacher Document? Simson Thorman? In the Encyclopedia of Cleveland History: Jews and JudaismSean Martin, PhD, JGSC Board member and Associate Curator for Jewish History, Western Reserve Historical Society provides a good starting point for your Cleveland research. 

World Class Programs

JGSC offers free monthly educational programs currently open to members and non-members on a variety of topics applicable to Jewish genealogy and research.  Please check the program listings for time, location and format.  Advance registration is required and must be posted by noon on the day of the program. We hope you will join us.

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