Why join the Jewish Genealogy Society of Cleveland?

You'll be able to exchange ideas and learn with a friendly group of members with interests similar to yours. It will help you learn more about developing your family history, about genealogical research and Cleveland Jewish history.

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. During the winter months, our meetings are usually held on the first Sunday of each month at 1:30 pm at Park Synagogue East. We welcome guests and prospective members.


These meetings give you a way to learn from interesting speakers (see our calendar) and from other members, who include amateur genealogists with many years of experience, as well as newcomers learning how to get started.

typical meeting

Cover of the Kol

The Society encourages the collection of genealogical material and family histories.

Members of our Research Committee guide researchers to institutions, websites, and other resources to find genealogical information.

We maintain our own research library and encourage the collection of genealogical material and family histories.  We also help out-of-town researchers to locate their Cleveland roots.

Members are automatically added to our email list and can use it to ask questions and exchange information with other members. They also receive The Kol, our newsletter, published three times per year.

How to join

Annual Single membership is $25. Annual Family membership is $35.

There are other levels of annual membership for those who are able to make tax-deductible gifts to help support the work of the JGS.



To join:

  1. Download the Membership Form [pdf]
  2. Complete the application either online, or by hand:
    1. Open the form in your PDF reader program and fill it in.
    2. Save the completed form
    3. Send the completed form as an attachment to an email to
    By hand:
    1. Print the membership form
    2. Complete the form
    3. Mail your completed form to:
      Don Golden, Second Vice President
      Jewish Genealogy Society of Cleveland
      3315 Somerset Drive
      Beachwood, OH 44122
  3. Submit a payment for the annual membership fee:
    Online using PayPal
    Select a membership level, click on the button and follow the instructions from PayPal:
    or by mailing a check payable to JGS of Cleveland to:

Marilyn Baskin, Treasurer
Jewish Genealogy Society of Cleveland
32850 Jackson Road
Moreland Hills, OH 44022

How to renew an existing membership:

Membership fees are due annually, on a calendar year basis.

To renew

  1. If the information you previously submitted on your membership form needs to change, please follow the complete instructions for new members, above.
  2. If your information is unchanged, simply submit your payment as described in item 3 above.

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