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.

September 23, 2021

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 […]
September 23, 2021

Jerry Scherer

Jerry Scherer, son of Holocaust survivors, was born in Siberia. He and his parents spent 3 years in a Displaced Persons camp, housed in the former barracks of the Waffen-SS, before emigrating to Montreal in 1949. Jerry has presented at Limmud Toronto, Holocaust Education Week, synagogues, and many Jewish organizations. […]
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 […]