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JGS Cleveland is a recognized leader in genealogy research and provides world-class programs, resources, and support to those interested in learning more about Old Jewish Cleveland and family heritage.  This year, we are proud to celebrate our 40th Anniversary and invite you to meet our honorary co-chairs, Russ Maurer and Amy Wachs; congratulate our inaugural Hall of Fame honorees; and register for a 40th anniversary event.  Interested in learning more?  Please meet our members and check out our new 40th anniversary brochure.  We hope you will join us as we celebrate the past and plan for the future!

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.

Next Featured Program:

Friday, June 9, 2023 from 10 am to 12:30 pm PM ET

JGSC 40th Anniversary Program and Open House

Join the Jewish Genealogy Society of Cleveland to celebrate our 40th Anniversary with a Program and Open House on Friday, June 9, 2023 from 10 am to 12:30 pm at the Western Reserve Historical Society Library, 10825 East Blvd, Cleveland, OH 44106.

 Friday, June 9 Event Details

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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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