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

April 25, 2019

JewishGen – Passover Companion

JewishGen has created inspirational vignettes about how Passover was observed in various communities. along with first-hand accounts about the great effort and personal risk Jews took to preserve Passover during the Holocaust. Even though Passover is coming to a conclusion, it is hoped that this companion will help motivate everyone […]
April 24, 2019

Familial Mediterranean Fever – Jewish Connection

The Forward has an article on Familial Mediterranean Fever (FMF) which is an obscure disease with Jewish genetic roots. It is an auto-inflammatory disease. The name is misleading: some people with FMF have no family connection to the Mediterranean or Middle East. Symptoms include sudden bouts of fever, abdominal pain, and inflammation. […]
April 18, 2019

Get ready to Rock & Roll in Cleveland! Deadline for Early Bird Registration is Fast Approaching.

Early Bird registration deadline is fast approaching.  Click on this link to see details Early Bird deadline extended to May 9th.
April 17, 2019

JDC Archives Partners with ITC

The JDC Archives (American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee)has entered into a partnership with the International Tracing Service (ITS). The agreement enables the JDC Archives to complement in a digital environment wartime records which will assist in search efforts for missing relatives. The first group of digital files are the 30,000 Emigration […]

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