The JGS Toronto’s Library Collection is located at the Toronto Reference Library, 789 Yonge Street (at Bloor Street). The collection is a reference, non-circulating collection, and is housed in closed stacks on the 2nd floor, in the Humanities and Social Sciences Department.

The collection includes many volumes of local Jewish family history, Who’s Who in Canadian Jewry, genealogical research guides, titles on Jewish surnames, numerous Yizkor books, and chronicles of the Holocaust. In addition, items relevant to Jewish communities in Canada, United States, and Europe enhance the collection. The Branching Out column appears regularly in Shem Tov, our Society’s quarterly bulletin, where I feature new acquisitions to the library collection, book reviews, and articles of genealogical interest.

To view the holdings of the JGS Toronto’s Library Collection, click on the Author, Title, and Subject tabs. However, to appreciate the full extent of the important genealogical resources that are available, plan a visit to the JGS Toronto’s Library Collection.