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We've moved.  The Jewish Genealogy Society of Cleveland's

new address is:

26000 Shaker Blvd

Beachwood, OH 44122

Thank you to The Temple-Tifereth Israel and the Hartzmark Library for giving us such a warm welcome!

We are the Jewish Genealogy Society of Cleveland providing programs, resources, and support to those interested in learning more about Old Jewish Cleveland and researching their family roots.  Last year, Jeanette Kuvin Oren, the designer and artist of the USPS Hanukkah stamp, joined our annual meeting as a surprise guest.  This year, she is sharing her art again offering free downloads of her Hanukkah designs until all the hostages are released.  Visit her website to learn more about Jeanette and her art.  Thank you, Jeanette, for sharing your creativity and gift.  May the hostages come home soon!


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Next Zoom Program:

Wednesday, March 6, 2024 at 7:00 - 8:30 PM ET

Making the Genealogy Center in Fort Wayne Your Research Assistant with an Emphasis on Jewish Genealogical Research with Curt Witcher

Learn how you can use the resources of this national family history repository for free from anywhere in the world while also discovering what research gems are available for those who can come to the Genealogy Center in person. Fort Wayne, just 3 1/2 hours west of Cleveland, is the designated site of the 2025 IAJGS Conference. Join us to familiarize yourself with and start using the significant resources of the Allen County Public Library Genealogy Center.

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Are you interested in learning more about your family history, your Jewish roots, and your Cleveland connections? Your membership assists us in providing current services and planning for the future.  

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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 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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