Jewish Genealogy Society
of Cleveland

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Who We Are

The Jewish Genealogy Society of Cleveland (JGSC) is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization that educates the public and disseminates information on Jewish records, techniques, and resources, presents free monthly programs, maintains its own research library, and encourages the collection of genealogical material and family histories.

We also assist out-of- town researchers looking for their Cleveland roots.

As delineated in its Bylaws, the business of the association is handled by an elected, volunteer Board with 12 voting members.

Mission

The mission of the Jewish Genealogy Society of Cleveland (JGSC) is to foster Jewish family history and genealogical research.

To accomplish its mission, the JGSC:

  • educates the public and disseminates information on Jewish records, sources, techniques, archives and libraries, and has done so since its inception in 1982.
  • maintains its own research library and encourages the collection of genealogical material and family histories.
  • assists out-of-town researchers looking for their Cleveland roots.

Bylaws

The Bylaws of the JGSC can be found here.

2022 Board of Trustees

  • President:  Deborah Katz, president@jgscleveland.org
  • 1st Vice President, Program:  Open, programming@jgscleveland.org
  • 2nd Vice President, Membership:  Open, membership@jgscleveland.org
  • Secretary:  Sherri Routman
  • Treasurer:  Linda Schoenberg, treasurer@jgscleveland.org
  • Trustee (Term ending 12/31/2022):  Jane Rothstein
  • Trustee (Term ending 12/31/2023):  Feige Stern
  • Trustee (Term ending 12/31/2024):  Marilyn Perkul
  • Immediate Past President (2020-2022):  Stewart Hoicowitz
  • Previous Past President (2018-2019):  Sylvia Abrams
  • Past President (2016-2017):  Amy Wachs
  • Past President (2014-2015):  Chuck (Charles) Lissauer
  • Past President (2012-2013):  Helen Wolf
  • Past President (2010-2011):  Ken Bravo
  • Past President (2008-2009):  Richard Spector
  • KOL (newsletter) Editor:  Sean Martin, newsletter@JGSCleveland.org
  • Webmaster:  Paul Wolf, webmaster@jgscleveland.org

Copyright 2022.  The Jewish Genealogy Society of Cleveland, Inc. (JGSC) is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization (EIN: 34-1648203).  All Rights Reserved.

Address:
27100 Cedar Road
Beachwood, Ohio 44122