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
For our calendar of meetings and links to maps showing the locations,
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
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
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:
Jewish Genealogy Society of Cleveland
27100 Cedar Road,
Beachwood, Ohio 44122
To learn about becoming a Society member,