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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 Program:

Wednesday, December 7, 2022, 7-8:30 pm ET on Zoom

Annual Meeting: Help Us Kickoff our 2023 Membership Drive and Take a Quick Tour of Our Online Home

Join us for the first official “walk through” of JGSC’s updated website.  We kept our address,, and made this site a one-stop shop for all our services and administration.  Learn how to use the EZ functions of the new website from Ron Gallagher, JGSC’s tech consultant, and hear from President Deborah Katz about the state of the organization and plans for the future.

Presented by:

Ronald Gallagher

Deborah Katz

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