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Welcome to the Jewish Genealogy Society of Cleveland’s (JGSC) new and updated website.  We are excited to launch this site with new features, better organization, and easier navigation.  Most importantly, this site will serve as a one-stop shop for all our services and administration.  A special thanks to Stewart Hoicowitz and Jeff Morris for researching and documenting our history as we prepare to celebrate our 40th anniversary. We are proud of our leadership in Jewish genealogy and appreciate your support for our continued growth and success.  Learn more about JGSC.

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:

Saturday and Sunday April 22 and 23, 2023

North East Ohio Genealogy Round Table Series with Daniel Horowitz
Six Free Hybrid Genealogy Lectures in Metropolitan Cleveland

Dedicated to Genealogy since 1986, Daniel was the teacher and the study guide editor of the family history project "Searching for My Roots" in Venezuela for 15 years. He was a board member of The International Association of Jewish Genealogical Societies (IAJGS) for 10 years, now is involved in several crowdsource digitization and transcription projects, and holds a board-level position at The Israel Genealogy Research Association (IGRA). Since 2006 Daniel has been working at MyHeritage liaising with genealogy societies, bloggers, and media, as well as lecturing, and attending conferences around the world.

Saturday, 4/22 Event Details  Sunday, 4/23 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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