Are you interested in having a representative from the Jewish Genealogical Society of Toronto speak to your organization? Our speakers have addressed synagogues, social groups, clubs and schools. Genealogy is a growing and popular pastime appealing to all age groups. (Organizations that we have visited: Naamat, Canadian Council of Jewish Women, B’nai Brith, Hadassah etc.). Contact [email protected], Vice-President Communications to arrange for a speaker for your organization

Debbie Sacrob

Debbie Sacrob has literally grown up with genealogy playing a huge part in framing her vision. Her mother, Selma Sacrob, is a founding member (in 1985) of JGS Toronto. Debbie continues to carry the torch and to keep the light going strong.

At 17, for the first time Debbie, met relatives who shared her last name. She will spend countless hours doing her “investigative work”. With copious notes, progress charts and lots of letters written “the old fashioned way”, Debbie has found family, including relatives in Wilmington, Delaware. She enjoys sharing details of the genealogical adventure that took her from Toronto to Chicago and ended up in Wilmington.

For Debbie, the search is like finding pieces of a puzzle and putting them together.

August 24, 2017

Harvey Glasner

Harvey headed the multi handicap and physically handicapped programs at Don Mills Collegiate Institute until his retirement in 1999. He took on a second career in the executive search business, focusing on finance and accounting. He has served on the executive of the Jewish Genealogical Society of Toronto in a […]
August 1, 2017

Neil Richler

Neil Richler is JGS Toronto’s Membership Coordinator. He joined the society in his late teens in the early 90s, and almost immediately became a key volunteer and later, a Board member. For many years, Neil has presented Fall workshops for beginners and seasoned members on topics such as “How to […]
June 28, 2017

Les Kelman

Les Kelman, is a very accomplished genealogist. He has traced his family’s roots in the Ukraine, his grandparents epic journeys to Australia, their return to Scotland as well as migrations to Israel, and Canada. Les, delivers a very effective presentation to groups on the subject of How to Get Started […]