September 12, 2018

Jewish Places – Germany

A new collaborative website, Jewish Places, consolidates Jewish Life in Germany in one interactive map. A prototype was developed for March 20150-May 2016 and the launch of the official website is set  for September 13, 2018, I have been able to access at the time of posting this.  The website […]
September 4, 2018

A Key to the City – Lemberg (Reclaiming the Past)

  The city of Lviv held a ceremony, called A Key to the City Reclaiming the Memory of the Past, on September 2, honoring dozens of Jewish heritage activists for their work in “preserving, promoting and carrying out research and educational work on Jewish heritage in Western Ukraine.  One of […]
August 25, 2018

Genetics and Genealogy – A Free Public Workshop

Thinking of buying an ancestral DNA test for yourself or someone else? Already have your results? This free, day-long workshop will help you understand the science and ethics, and the social and privacy implications of direct-to-consumer genetic geneaolgy. WORKSHOP SCHEDULE: 10AM – Introductions and Coffee 10:15AM to 12:00PM – Presenters: […]
August 16, 2018
CJN - Canadian Jewish Network

Discovering Our Pasts – CJN Posting

Judy Kasman, President of JGS Toronto wrote a letter to the editor of the Canadian Jewish News that succinctly states benefits of membership to the society.  Judy’s letter can be accessed by going to CJN – Discovering Our Pasts
August 14, 2018

Something Borrowed – Celebrating Jewish Weddings – Miles Nadal JCC

Something Borrowed Celebrating Weddings Venue: Miles Nadal JCC 750 Spadina Ave. at Bloor St. July 14 – August 29 Life cycle events such as weddings figure quite prominently in the collections of the Ontario Jewish Archives (OJA). Photographs along with textual records such as invitations, rabbi registries and ketubot (Jewish marriage […]
August 3, 2018

Courses in Genealogy Available Through Toronto Public Library

Here is a recent listing of courses in genealogy that are now available through the Toronto Public Library System.  These courses are co-sponsored by the Ontario Genealogical Society, Toronto Public Library and Family Search:   https://www.torontopubliclibrary.ca/detail.jsp?Entt=RDMEVT24046&R=EVT24046 https://www.torontopubliclibrary.ca/detail.jsp?Entt=RDMEVT24038&R=EVT24038 https://www.torontopubliclibrary.ca/detail.jsp?Entt=RDMEVT24056&R=EVT24056
January 15, 2018

Central European Special Interest Group

JGST announces the formation of a new Central European Special Interest Group (SIG) focusing on the area of the former Austro-Hungarian Empire led by Henry Wellisch. Since people could travel and reside freely within its borders, today this would encompass the following areas: Austria, Hungary, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Croatia, Slovenia, […]
January 8, 2018

Important Announcement Re: General Meetings – Jewish Genealogical Society of Toronto

All General Meetings of JGST will now be held at Shaarei Shomayim Congregation, 470 Glencairn Ave., North York. We will meet in the Sisterhood Hall which is in the basement of the shul. Our next meeting will be Jan. 21st 10:30 am – 12:30 pm. Doors Open at 10:00 am. […]
December 21, 2017

Ancestry.ca – Using DNA to locate Holocaust Survivors and/or Descendants – Update

There are many members who have responded to this posting and are hoping to get a free Ancestry DNA kit to pursue their search for relative and/or their descendants who survived the Holocaust. Before Ancestry follows through with their offer they wish to have a case study of one of […]
December 5, 2017

Shem Tov – December 2017 Issue

The December 2017 issue of the Shem Tov is now available to members who login to the website. Members can download Shem Tov as an epub file, which is readable on your tablet or smart phone. Alternatively, you can choose to view it as a PDF file. Each month we […]