Established in 1985 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.

What’s New

JGS Toronto is pleased to announce a partnership program with  Classi Lectures.  Classi Lectures, a division of Classi Learning, offer 3 to 4 lectures per week. JGS Toronto members will now be able to attend the co-sponsored Classi genealogical lectures for free and can join the Classi Learning Community. 

Lithuania mulls expanding compensation for Jewish Property seized in WWII Just recently, (nov. 15, 2022) its Prime Minister announced that the country will allocate roughly $40 million in reparations to the survivors: https://www.timesofisrael.com/lithuania-mulls-expanding-compensation-for-jewish-property-seized-in-wwii/



  • Ontario Jewish Archives Celebrates 50 Years
    In 2023, we will celebrate 50 years of the Ontario Jewish Archives! We invite you to help us mark this important community milestone. Throughout our special anniversary year, we will be highlighting stories from our rich and vibrant history. Together, we will explore individuals who made a difference, organizations that […]

Shem Tov

Our award winning quarterly newsletter has been published since our inception in 1985.  Past Issues are accessible to all our visitors.  Current Issues are only available to the members of JGS Toronto.

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