Latest News & Announcements

March 17, 2018

JGST – Annual General Meeting

Jewish Genealogical Society of Toronto Annual General Meeting 22 April 2018 Shaarei Shomayim, Toronto 10:15 a.m. AGENDA 1. Introduction 2. Approval of Minutes from January 2017 Annual General Meeting 3. Approval of annual membership fee 4. Approve external accountant and remuneration for review engagement 5. Approval of 2017 Financial Statements […]
March 16, 2018

IAJGS Warsaw Conference and Travel Arrangements

Our Poland Heritage Tour of Warsaw, Krakow and the area, in conjunction with the August IAJGS Conference in Warsaw has now been finalized and details have been sent to all of our members who have requested information and pricing. If you are interested in travelling with the tour, please contact […]
March 14, 2018

After the Holocaust – Hot Docs at Ted Rogers Theater

This is not your typical Holocaust story. Six extraordinary women from different countries and backgrounds share their previously untold stories of survival. Starting April 14 at the Ted Rogers Theater on Bloor St.
January 27, 2018
Carol Brook on CTV News

Jewish Genealogy on CTV News, 27 Jan 2018

CTV News Toronto included a segment for International Holocaust Remembrance Day in their January 27, 2018 broadcast at 6:00pm, and rebroadcast at 11:30pm. The presentation featured JGST member Carol Brook and her search for descendants of her relatives who were separated by the events of that terrible time.
January 27, 2018
Toronto Jewish Families History Project

Toronto Jewish Families History Project (TJFHP)

The Jewish Genealogical Society of Toronto, in partnership with MyHeritage, is pleased to announce completion of the first phase of the Toronto Jewish Families History Project (TJFHP) and the opening of a searchable on-line database of more than 2,700 names. The project is based on the hypothesis that many of […]
January 26, 2018

JGST Launches a Private Facebook Group

Shoshana Schwartz has launched a closed/private JGST Facebook group. This is a very secure area that allows our members to communicate with each other and share valuable resources and tips on how to overcome brick walls. In the short week that it has been up we have had many members […]
January 25, 2018

Group Tour to Poland in Conjunction with the IAJGS Conference in August, 2018

Mel & Deana Fishman, licensed travel professionals, amateur genealogists and members of the Toronto Jewish Genealogy Society are planning a GROUP tour to Poland in conjunction with the International Association of Jewish Genealogical Societies (IAJGS) conference in Warsaw August 5-10, 2018. Our group tour will arrive in Warsaw on August […]
January 22, 2018

IAJGS Conference in Warsaw – Hotel Bookings and Post Conference Tour

Mel and Deanna Fishman of the Travel Network have put together a package for those members who are interested in attending the IAJGS Conference in Warsaw in August. They have blocked rooms in the Warsaw Hilton and arranged for walking tours of Warsaw. Following the Conference they have arranged for […]
January 20, 2018

Important – Special Interest Groups and Forums

The Jewish Genealogical Society of Toronto’s Special Interest Groups (SIGs) and Forums are special features for members to permit them to share knowledge, ideas and information relating to particular regions and interests. SIGs have been organized for Lithuania, Poland, Central Europe, Ukraine & DNA. Meetings are held on Thursday evenings […]
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, […]