Latest News & Announcements

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 At the Canadian Jewish Archives

Something Borrowed Celebrating Weddings at the Ontario Jewish Archives 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 contracts) are incredibly rich evidence of the growing Jewish […]
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
July 24, 2018

Vernadsky National Library

The Vernadsky National Library of Ukraine is the main academic library and main scientific library information center of the Ukraine and one of the world’s 20  largest national libraries.  It is located in Kiev Ukraine.  The Jewish Archive at the Vernadsky Library is celebrating its centennial this year and has […]
June 11, 2018

Important – Special Interest Groups and Forums

*sponsored by JGS Toronto 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 […]
April 21, 2018

The Tailor Project – You Can Help

Canadian immigration policy was extremely restrictive until 1947 and displaced people who had lost everything in World War II  were not given any different status than other economic immigrants.  In 1947 Canada amended its immigration policy due to the postwar economic boom, which created a labor shortage including in the […]
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 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 14, 2018

The Maestro – Holocaust Remembrance Day Event

On the occasion of the Holocaust Remembrance Day 2018, the Istituto Italiano di Cultura and the Consulate General of Italy in Toronto, in collaboration with Ashkenaz Festival, Italian Contemporary Film Festival, Toronto Jewish Film Foundation and Villa Charities, present the screening of “The Maestro” (Documentary, 75′ – 2016) directed by […]