Sunday, May 19, 2019
Research Help and Registration: 1:00PM-1:30PM
Lecture: 1:30PM
Location: Reform Congregation Keneseth Israel
8339 Old York Road, Elkins Park, PA 19027
(Corner of Old York Road and Township Line Road)
Speaker: Garri Regev, Immediate Past President, Israel Genealogy Research Association, IGRA

Garri Regev lives in Israel and was an elementary teacher there for over 20 years. Garri has been doing genealogical research since 1995. She volunteers and lectures on Genealogy to adult groups including AACI, Hadassah, Touro College, the Central Zionist Archives, Yad VaShem, the National Library of Israel (NLI), EVA/MINERVA and IAJGS Conferences. She was President of the Israel Genealogy Research Association (IGRA) has served on the IAJGS Board of Directors and is currently Vice-President of LitvakSIG. She was the Vice-Chair of the 2015 IAJGS Conference in Jerusalem and co-chair of program for that Conference.

Topic: Searching for records in Israel – What can be found and where

Trying to find records for relatives in Israel? Here is an opportunity to understand what records are available and where to begin your research. Some records have now been digitized, others still not. Different Archives have different collections, we’ll go through the various options. What’s in English and what’s in Hebrew – we’ll cover that as well. Be sure to prepare questions and bring along names you may want to research!

Admission is free for members.  Non-members are charged $5.00.


BUS TRIP: WEDNESDAY, JUNE 26, 2019 to the Museum of Jewish Heritage, New York, NY  Reservation deadline May 25, 2019.  Click here for details.


What’s New On Our Site!

Rabbi Shalom Bronstein’s reflections of Congregation Beth Am Israel during the 1940’s to the 1960’s can be found under the menu item “Resources”.The synagogue was originally located in SW Philadelphia.  In 1973, the congregation moved to Penn Valley.

W. Todd Knowles’ Power Point Presentation on “Making the Most of FamilySearch for Jewish Research” can be found by going to the menu item “Archives” and clicking the “Meeting Summaries and Handouts” button.

Check out “An Ongoing History of Beth Emeth-B,nai Yitzhok Congegation” by Al Feldman. The synagogue was located in NE Philadelphia.  You can find this document under the menu item “Resources”


For information on the JGSGP Library at the Historical Society of Pennsylvania (HSP)Click here

To directly access a list of our holdings at the library, Click here.