Jewish Genealogical Society of Broward County
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JGSBC has a new venue!

We are pleased to announce that our 2015-16 Programs will be held at the Diecke Auditorium in Plantation, conveniently located at 5701 Cypress Road, Plantation, FL  33317.  Cypress Road is just north of Broward Boulevard, and just east of Fig Tree Lane.  The newly-renovated facility has free parking and several different meeting rooms.  Join us for our next meeting!

Share Your Story

 Whether in person at our monthly meetings or in writing as a submission to Family Gatherings, our monthly newsletter, we'd love to hear your story.

If you'd like to submit an article or story of interest to Jewish genealogists for possible inclusion in Family Gatherings, please contact


Hitting a Brick Wall?

OR, do you want to share a breakthrough?  We're here to help.  Member volunteers with a broad range of understanding and experience are available for consultation the first 30 minutes of every JGSBC monthly meeting.  If you've had research success, please share your methodology with our group.  Your experience may help someone else!

Speaker's Bureau

Are you interested in having a speaker from the Jewish Genealogical Society of Broward County speak to your organization? Whether you're a synagogue, social group, club or school, Jewish genealogy is a popular topic for all age groups.

Contact the JGSBC Speakers Bureau at to discuss designing or scheduling a talk.


Upcoming Events
September 30th:
Welcome Back Meeting
7:00 p.m - 9:00 p.m.
Diecke Auditorium, 5701 Cypress Road, Plantation, FL
Member, Joyce Ben-Ezra will share information from this year's IAJGS international Conference in Israel. Join us at our first meeting of the program year and get inspired by the programs presented by our parent organization. 
October 14th:
What's in a Name? Trouble! Speaker: Ron Arons
07:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Diecke Auditorium, 5701 Cypress Road, Plantation, FL
The Genealogical Society of Broward County joins JGSBC in co-sponsoring our October program.
Ron will use the Genealogical Proof Standard to show how identities can be merged and separated.  In this example, five individuals, all with the same name, all born in the same general timeframe, and all living in the same place where one of the individuals lived or claimed to live, all found trouble, either in business or with women.  Is this possible?  If so, how?  It defies probability and statistics.  A fun set of stories about multiple unrelated men who just happened to share the same name and fate (trouble).  A great demonstration of the Genealogical Proof Standard in action.