Non-members wishing to join should go to our
membership page and may pay via PayPal or check.
Renewing members who wish to pay via PayPal should go directly
to the payment page.
Non-members/visitors are welcome to
attend programs and we hope that you will join the society to receive
all of the other benefits of membership.
- Attend 8-10 monthly meetings in locations throughout the metro area
(VA, MD and D.C.)
- Participation in JGSGW workshops, including FREE
Beginner's Workshops held twice annually.
- Members receive a copy of the “JGSGW Membership Directory & Family
- Members-only use of the JGSGW genealogy library.
- Members receive the JGSGW journal “Mishpacha” four times a year.
- Discounts on JGSGW publications.
- Participation in JGSGW trips, tours, and special events.
Meetings are held
monthly in locations throughout the area (VA, MD and D.C.)
In 2017, a Howard
County chapter was established; meetings are held in Columbia,
Meeting Calendar 2017
April 7-8, 2018,
Bender JCC, Rockville, MD
April 8 program - more
May 6, 2018, National Museum of American
Jewish Military History, D.C.
May 7,2018, Library of Congress, D.C.
(This event is free and open to the public)
June 3, 2018, Members Luncheon,
Potomac Community Center, Potomac MD
Monday, April 16, 2018
12:30 -1:30 PM
Eunice Scherr Blecker, "From my
Monday, May 14, 2018
12:30 -1:30 PM
Jeffrey Malka, "The Spanish Inquisition: Its History and Records"
Marlene Katz Bishow
Guest Attendance Policy: As of January 1, 2014, a
non-member may attend the monthly JGSGW meeting as a Guest for a $5.00
fee payable at the sign-in table. The $5.00 Guest fee may be applied
toward payment of annual JGSGW membership dues if dues are paid at the
same meeting at which the guest fee was paid. JGSGW members requiring
personal assistance at a meeting due to a health condition or disability
may bring someone to assist them free of charge.
September 10, 2017, Dr. Janette Silverman of AncestryProGrenalogists
gave a presentation entitled “Ancestry.com: Tips and Tricks from a
Professional Genealogist.” Click
here for the
handout containing copies of her slides for reference.
JGSGW has established a Howard County, MD, chapter. Click
here for more information.
edition of Capital Collections is now
The JGSGW genealogy library is located at the B'nai
6301 Montrose Road, Rockville, Maryland 20852. It is co-located with the
Chod Media Center on the second floor.
Library is non-circulating for reference only and is open to members of
JGSGW and B'nai Israel. It includes access to Ancestry World edition,
approximately 600 books, and 100 maps. A printer, copier, scanner is
The library will be open from 3-4:30 following all meetings at B’nai
Israel. Hours prior to the meeting may also be possible. Please check
The library is open Wednesdays from 10:30 to 2 by appointment only.
Other midday openings may also be possible. To request an appointment,
The library is closed on Jewish and federal holidays.
Donations page has been updated
to include information on the IRA Charitable Rollover (Qualified
JGSGW members at
IAJGS-2014 Conference, Salt Lake City
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See us on
Many back issues of Mishpacha, our quarterly newsletter, are now
available online. See the Mishpacha page
for more information.
If you are
interested in joining our dynamic team of board members, e-mail
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Society of Greater Washington, Inc.