Jewish Genealogy Society of Greater Washington, Inc.

Mission / Purpose

Dedicated to helping people discover, document, and share their Jewish family history.

The Jewish Genealogy Society of Greater Washington was founded in 1980 to collect, preserve, and disseminate Jewish genealogical knowledge and information.

We:
  • Promote interest in genealogical research.
  • Provide instruction in the use of research methodology and adherence to genealogical standards of accuracy and thoroughness. 
  • Foster careful documentation and promote scholarly genealogical writing and publication.
  • Promote the preservation of Jewish genealogical records and resources.
  • Instruct and educate our members and the general public.
Membership in the society is open to anyone who is interested in supporting these goals.
 
 


Operating Year: July 2018 - June 2019


Board of Directors - Elected
President: Sheila Wexler
VP - Programs: Mary-Jane Roth
VP - Membership: Sandi Delevante
VP - Logistics: Marshall Fritz
VP - Communications: Nancy Kotz
Treasurer: Vic Cohen
Corresponding Secretary: Barbara Saperstone
Recording Secretary: Deborah Dworski
Member-At-Large: Lewis Cohen
 
Board of Directors - Appointed
Past President: Faith Klein
Beginners Workshop: Faith Klein
Mishpacha Editor: Suzanne Fialkoff
 
Advisory Committee
Past President: Eugene Alpert
Liaison to Jewish Community: Jonina Duker
Libarian: Sean Agranov
Special Projects: Ernest Fine
Technology: Edward Fox
DNA Project: Avi Lichtenstein
 

Meeting Information

Meetings of JGSGW are held monthly from September to June usually during the first or second Sunday of the month in one of several synagogues in the Maryland, Virginia, or District of Columbia.  Visit the Calendar/Events Page to discover the many events that may help you in meeting fellow genealogists, learning new tips and techniques, and gaining knowledge about historic Jewish communities in Eastern Europe and elsewhere.
 
During July and/or August there is the annual conference of the IAJGS and other occasional special events.
 
JGSGW Guest Attendance Policy:  Meetings and most events are free to JGSGW members. Non-members may attend for a fee of $5. If they decide to join JGSGW at the meeting or event, the $5 will be applied toward membership.  Members who require personal assistance due to a health condition or disability may bring an assistant at no charge.
 

  • JGSGW is a member of the International Association of Jewish Genealogical Societies (IAJGS), the Federation of Genealogical Societies (FGS), the National Genealogical Society (NGS), and the Jewish Community Relations Council of Greater Washington.
  • JGSGW is a non-profit organization under U.S. Internal Revenue Code Section 501(c)(3).  Contributions to JGSGW may be tax deductible; consult your tax advisor.