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Jewish Genealogical News

November 16, 2017

Henry Wellisch – Speaking on Searching for Relatives Lost in the Holocaust

Henry Wellisch, our President Emeritus turned 95 on Sept. 22nd. Henry has been a fixture at JGST for over 30 years. He was one of the first to join the Jewish Genealogical Society of Canada, as we were once known. His tireless work as a researcher and uber genealogist is […]
November 11, 2017

Author Event: A.J. Jacobs discusses It’s All Relative

In this Toronto debut, Esquire and NPR contributor A.J. Jacobs discusses his new book It’s All Relative with Jessica Allen, co-host of CTV’s The Social. A best-selling author of four books and genealogical expert whose TED talk on the global family has been viewed over a million times, Jacobs brings […]
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 […]

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