Home About Us Membership Meetings Projects Chronicles Library Resources What's New Links


CONTACT MEMBERSHIP AT membership@jgsgp.org




General Meetings


General meetings of the JGSGP are held monthly, except for July and August. Our general meetings feature outstanding speakers and recognized experts from all areas of Jewish genealogy, and are well-attended. Please visit our website for the dates and times of our meetings. Most general meetings are held on Sunday afternoons, at one of the following locations:

  1. Reform Congregation Keneseth Israel
    8339 Old York Road
    Elkins Park, PA 19027
    (Corner of Old York Road and Township Line Road)
  2. Main Line Reform Temple
    410 Montgomery Ave.
    Wynnewood, PA 19026

On some occasions, meetings will take place at other locations.


Genealogy Help


Are you new to genealogy? Have you “hit a brick wall” with your research? Thirty minutes before each meeting, senior members are available to help you with your research. Reference books are also available for your use at the meeting.


Other Group Meetings


In addition to monthly general meetings, JGSGP sponsors ancillary group meetings and activities targeted to the specific interests of its members.
The South Jersey Affiliate of JGSGP meets periodically at:

  Congregation Beth Tikvah
115 Evesboro-Medford Road
Marlton, NJ 08053

For more information about future programs and meeting times, please contact the South Jersey Affiliate Coordinator, Bernie Cedar or visit our website for meeting announcements.


Russian Interest Group


The Russian Interest Group (RIG) is for JGSGP members who wish to research their ancestors who lived in countries once governed by Czarist Russia. Meetings of the RIG are held periodically at convenient locations in the Delaware Valley. Each meeting is a “deep dive” into a topic of special interest for those researching Jewish ancestors who lived in Imperial Russian lands. For more information, check our website or contact the RIG Coordinator, David Brill.


German Interest Group


The German Interest Group(GIG) is for JGSGP members who wish to research their ancestors who lived in German-speaking areas of Central Europe. Currently, JGSGP is seeking a leader for the group. If you are interested, please contact the JGSGP president.

Need a ride to the meeting? Please contact our Vice-President for Membership.

Meetings are free for members. Non-members are charged a $5.00 fee per meeting.


Meeting Archive


To view the summaries and handouts of previous meetings, please click on the year below:

2006    2007    2008    2011

Tracing the Tribe - The Jewish Genealogy Blog

Send your comments,
questions, and problems to webmaster@jgsgp.org

Last updated July 10, 2014

Copyright © 2013 The Jewish Genealogical Society of Greater Philadelphia

Hosts of our Meetings