Jewish Genealogy Society of Cleveland


Meeting Locations and Schedules

Prior to the start of the current Covid-19 pandemic, under normal circumstances, The Jewish Genealogy Society of Cleveland (JGSC) met monthly and featured speakers who focused on different areas of interest to Jewish genealogy. Our monthly Meetings were normally held at either Menorah Park or Park Synagogue East, based on the schedule below, unless otherwise noted. The schedule was subject to change due to constraints such as national or religious holidays, availability of meeting spaces, or speakers' availability. Thirty minutes before each meeting, designated members were available to assist with research issues. Meetings were typically free and open to members, their guests and other interested persons. Unless specifically noted, reservations were not necessary.  We hope to return to that schedule once the situation permits.

Due to the current Covid-19 pandemic, we suspended our regular "in person" meetings after the meeting held on March 4, 2020, and replaced those meetings and programs with "Virtual" meetings and programs conducted as "webinars" each month. Our monthly Virtual meetings / webinars are still typically free and open to the public, subject to the constraints of the virtual meeting system we utilize (ZOOM).  We usually hold the meetings on Wednesday evenings starting at 7:00 pm local time in Cleveland, Ohio (Eastern time zone). In order to conduct the meetings securely, we now require advance reservations by all who wish to attend. To request a reservation, send an email to, with your name,  your full mailing address, and your email address., and specify which session you wish to attend.  When we return to holding regular meetings, we will consider maintaining the web access to our programs, if possible.

April 1 - November 30

Meetings were typically at 7:30 pm on the first Wednesday of each month in the Miller Board Room on the second floor of Menorah Park, 27100 Cedar Road, Beachwood.

  Menorah Park   For a map to Menorah Park, Click Here.

December 1 - March 31

Meetings were typically at 1:30 pm on the first Sunday of each month in the Men's Club Lounge at Park Synagogue East, 27500 Shaker Blvd, Pepper Pike.

  Park Synagogue East   For a map to Park Synagogue East, Click Here.

Special events

Occasional special programs are co-sponsored with the Laura and Alvin Siegal Lifelong Learning Program of Case Western Reserve University, and were held in Suite 100 of the Landmark Centre Building, 25700 Science Park Drive, Beachwood. Beachwood

  Landmark Center Building   For a map to the Landmark Centre Building, Click Here.