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Congratulations to Congregation Mishkan Or,
the new home of JGS Cleveland

Following a historic merger, Anshe Chesed Fairmount Temple and The Temple-Tifereth Israel’s first day as a unified Reform congregation, Congregation Mishkan Or, was filled with hope, Julianna Johnston Senturia, inaugural executive director for the new congregation, told the Cleveland Jewish News on July 2.

“Former Fairmount Temple staff started the day in their old offices, packing up a few things,” she said of the July 1 activities. “Then, staff drove in a caravan to 26000 Shaker Blvd. (in Beachwood) to be greeted by new colleagues with cheers and beautiful welcome messages on the sidewalk. No doubt that we are better together.”



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Sunday, August 11, 2024 at 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM ET

Family History and Genealogy Open House: Our Food, Celebrations, and Stories!

Please join us for our open house with Congregation Mishkan Or.

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A Brief Genealogical History of the leading Presidential candidates

In this timely article, Hal Bookbinder presents his genealogical contribution to the presidential campaign. Hal is a member of the JGS Cleveland President’s Advisory Committee and is known for his informative talk on the Pale of the Settlement. If you missed his JGSC program, you can listen to it HERE. We are grateful to Hal for his permission to publish this article and hope you will find it useful.


World Class Programs

JGSC offers monthly programs 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 required.  A special thank you to The Temple-Tifereth Israel Hartzmark Library for hosting our new in-person Genealogy Discussion Group and Coffee Talk.  Please stop by.

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