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Established as a registered charitable organization, JGS Toronto provides a forum for the exchange of knowledge and information through this website, its newsletter, The Shem Tov, and through its collection of books at the Toronto Reference Library, regular monthly lectures, workshops and special interest groups.

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Jewish Genealogical News

November 23, 2017

IAJGS Warsaw Conference 2018

The Polish Jewish Heritage Foundation in cooperation with Aufgang Travel is planning a Jewish Heritage Tour in conjunction with the IAJGS Conference in August of 2018. Those interested in learning more should attend the October 25th meeting at Temple Sinai, 210 Wilson Ave (Doors open 7:30 pm). Peter Jassem of […]
November 10, 2017

The Jews of Thessaloniki: Where Did They Go?

Thursday, November 23, 2017 Doors open: 1:00 pm, Program 1:30 – 3:00 pm Guest speaker: Belinda Keshen Before 1939, there was once a thriving Jewish community in Thessaloniki, Greece that dated back 2000 years. Learn about their fascinating history, their vibrant culture, how they disappeared, and what is left of […]
November 6, 2017

Call for Help – Venezuela’s Jews Threatened

As many of you may know, Spain had declared that they are offering citizenship to Jewish applicants who could successfully document their Spanish roots. With political and economic conditions in Venezuela in rapid decline the last remaining vestiges of the once thriving Jewish community are fearing the worst. Spain, Israel […]
October 18, 2017

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SPECIAL INTEREST GROUPS & FORUMS JGST SIG’s and networking forums allow members with particular interests to share knowledge, ideas and information. Connect with other Jewish Genealogy members who have similar goals and challenges, and make sure you have your say on specific topics in one of our member SIG’s and […]

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