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JGSGB

The Jewish Genealogical Society of Greater Boston is dedicated to helping people discover and research their Jewish family history. 

We offer monthly programs, maintain an extensive collection of research materials, publish an award-winning journal, Mass-Pocha, and hosted the 2013 IAJGS International Conference on Jewish Genealogy.

To become a member, click here. Would you like to find out about our meetings? For announcements of upcoming programs, .

NEW! ASK THE EXPERTS on Sundays from 12:30 to 1:20 PM. This is a new activity that we are offering before many of our monthly programs.

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May 4 - Walking Tour of Boston’s Old Jewish South End

Our tour leader, Robin Dexter, will take us to some formerly Jewish and now historic sites, and will discuss the history of the South End.

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May 18 - Landsmanshaftn: Jewish Hometown Societies in the New World

In this illustrated talk, Daniel Soyer discusses the development of these unique organizations, and the important role they played in the Eastern European Jewish community between the 1880s and the First World War.

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June 1 - Walking Tour of Boston's Old Jewish North End

Come walk and visit sites that tie Paul Revere, Harvard ministers, small synagogues, grand churches, and basketball courts to Boston's Jewish immigrant history.

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June 8 - Belarusian Encounters: Travel, Family Research and Connections

Since 1966, when she was a participant in the US–USSR scholar exchange program, Rochelle Ruthchild has made seven trips to Belarus to visit surviving relatives and conduct family research.

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Volunteer Opportunities

Think about volunteering your time to help us keep the JGSGB running smoothly or to update databases that are used by our members, as well as Jewishgen.

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Local SIGs

Our society is creating local special interest groups similar to the international SIGs hosted on the JewishGen website.

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Ask the Experts

We have introduced a new benefit for members called Ask the Experts. Find out more here.


P.O. Box 610366 • Newton, MA 02461-0366 • 866-611-5698 (toll free) •


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