Who are we?
We are a non-profit organization dedicated to fostering of
local Jewish family history and genealogical research.
Our regular meetings are free and open to the public. They
are usually held on the first Wednesday of each month at 7:30
pm at Menorah Park, except during the winter
(December-March), when the meetings are usually held on the
first Sunday of the month at Anshe Chesed Fairmount Temple. We welcome guests and prospective members.
For our calendar of meetings and links to maps showing the
locations, click here.
The objective of the Jewish Genealogy Society of Cleveland, Inc.
is to foster Jewish family history and genealogical research.
The Society educates the public and disseminates information
on Jewish records, sources, techniques, archives and libraries,
and has done so since its inception in 1982.
The Society maintains its own research library and encourages
the collection of genealogical material and family histories. The
research library , which is available to any researcher, is
housed in the Sam and Emma Miller Library of the Arthur J. Lelyveld
Center for Jewish Learning at Anshe Chesed Fairmount Temple. The
Library is open when the building is open.
Hours the Library is staffed:
Monday: 12:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Tuesday and Thursday: 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Sunday: 9 a.m. to noon during Religious School
Summer Hours, end of May through Labor Day:
Tuesday and Thursday: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
The Society also assists out-of-town researchers to locate
their Cleveland roots. Our research committee members guide
researchers to institutions, web sites, and other resources to
find genealogical information.
Before writing us with a
question, please download and fill out a copy of our
Research Request Form
and attach the completed form to your e-mail.
Send the form and e-mail to our Research Chair at
Research@ClevelandJGS.org In particular, the last two
items "What resources have you used specific to what you already
have/know?" and "What documented information do you already
have?" are vital so that we do not duplicate the work you've
already done. Since the form is a word processor document,
feel free to supply as much information as possible. The
spaces will expand as you type.
The Society has a large collection of genealogy materials available
A copy of the Bylaws of the Society
(as amended and restated on December 2, 2012)
can be seen here.
How to contact us
For additional information about this website or the Jewish Genealogy
Society of Cleveland,
click here. Your email will be forwarded to the appropriate person.
Mail to the Society should be sent to:
Society of Cleveland
27100 Cedar Road,
Beachwood, Ohio 44122
To learn about becoming a Society member,