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Established as a registered charitable organization, JGS Toronto provides a forum for the exchange of genealogical knowledge and information through this website and also via its newsletter, Shem Tov, its collection of books at the Toronto Reference Library, regular monthly presentations, workshops and Special Interest Groups.

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Jewish Genealogical News

January 30, 2020

24 Hour Genealogy Webinar

Mark Your Calendars: March 12 – 13 Legacy Family Tree webinars, part of the MyHeritage Family of companies and MyHeritage are holding a 24-hour genealogy webinar marathon with world- renown genealogists and educators.   Its free!  There will be time for questions and answers. You must register in advance as space […]
January 11, 2020

Liberation 75

May 31 – June 2nd Metropolitan Toronto Convention Centre Global Gathering of Holocaust Survivors, Descendants and Educators See https://www.liberation75.org/
December 31, 2019

Lista Ladosia

An article that appeared in Poland-In may be of interest to you. The article is  about Jews who were saved during the Holocaust by Polish diplomats in Switzerland working with Jewish groups and using fake Latin American passports. It is called the Ładoś List of documents. The list was published by the Pilecki Institute.  […]
December 27, 2019

Storefront Stories

https://mnjcc.org/browse-by-interest/arts-culture/visual-arts/gallery/1387-storefront-stories.html?utm_source=MNjcc+Insider+Newsletter&utm_campaign=57a662e0a5-&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_9c54dabbe2-57a662e0a5-141918349 About the Exhibit: Jan. 7 – Feb. 3rd 2020Kensington Market is one of Toronto’s most distinct and historically significant neighbourhoods, Storefront Stories organized by the Ontario Jewish Archives, Blankenstein Family Heritage Centre, showcases former businesses that once thrived in the Market illuminating the Jewish history of the market and […]

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