About the Jewish Genealogical Society of Toronto

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

May 12, 2018

Dutch Genealogy – Commemorating the Dead

The Dutch annually commemorate the loss of 200,000 of their citizens during the 2nd World War.  On May 4th all activity in Holland comes to a halt to recognize those that were lost – Jews, Roma, Sinti, the disabled, the gay, and resistance members who were found out.  Here is […]
May 11, 2018

Us vs. Them – Kensington Market

The Kensington Historical Society presents a discussion on the remarkable history of the Kensington Market and its reaction to inequity, gentrification and urban renewal. Thursday June 7 Lillian Smith Branch Toronto Public Library 239 College St. (At Huron) 6:00 to 8:00 pm
May 8, 2018

Doors Open Toronto – May 26 and 27 … places to visit with a Jewish theme

Buildings to Visit: Places to visit with a Jewish Theme (weekend of May 26-27) Baycrest Congregation Knesseth Israel (Junction Shul) First Narayever Congregation
April 23, 2018

Family History Centers – Updates

Local Family History Center and Family Search Affiliate Libraries Toronto Ontario Family History Center 24 Ferrand Drive North York, ON  M3C 3V4 Telephone:  416-422-5480 ext. 111 Hours:         Thursday: 6:30pm – 9:30pm Website:      http://torontofhc.blogspot.ca **  Please be advised that the Toronto Family History Centre is closed temporarily due to technical difficulties.  […]

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