Joining is simple

Dues are $40 per calendar year for an individual, $50.00 for a couple, or $18 per year if you are a student. Income tax receipts are also provided to Canadians.
Note: Guests attending programs pay $5.00. There is no charge for members.

To start, please complete and Submit the Membership application form below (existing members may use this same form to renew in December). Afterwards, check your email for payment instructions after you have submitted your entry. If you didn’t receive the email in your Inbox, you may need to look for it in your “spam” folder.



  • Monthly presentations by experts covering a wide range of topics of interest to genealogical researchers
  • Other special events such as workshops and field trips.
  • Monthly e-mail notices of upcoming programs and other events of interest to genealogists

Newsletter, Shem Tov

  • Shem Tov, our Society’s newsletter, emailed quarterly, to keep you abreast of the latest in local and international genealogical developments and research information.


  • Regular email notification of upcoming JGS Toronto programmes
  • Email notification of local events and other items of interest to genealogists

Special Interest Groups (SIGs)

  • Participate in Special Interest Groups, which provide members with the opportunity to learn from and share information about subjects of mutual interest.
  • At present, SIGS cover Poland, Ukraine, Lithuania, and DNA-Genetic Genealogy

JGS Toronto Library Collection

  • Our Society’s library collection includes important genealogical books, microfiche, magazines, and journals from around the world
  • Located in the Humanities and Social Sciences Department of the Toronto Reference Library, 789 Yonge Street (just north of Bloor Street), Toronto.

Members Only Section of the JGS Toronto Website

* Access to member-only online resources, including:

  • databases, such as the Toronto Jewish Families History Project.
  • access to all previous issues of Shem Tov
  • recordings of presentations at JGS Toronto programmes, and their accompanying handouts/slides
  • on-line SIG discussion groups
  • minutes of Annual General Meetings

Volunteer Opportunities

  • Opportunity to network with other people interested in Jewish Genealogy while working on projects such as the Memorial Plaques, and Toronto Jewish Families Project click on this link if interested in becoming a volunteer.

Membership Application