Jewish Genealogical Society of Broward County
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President's Letter

Hello Broward Jewish Genners,


The Broward County JGS is winding up another busy season of meetings. Among

the activities we had included:

·        a talk by Diahan Southard on DNA, which helped to clarify the subject,

·        a Webinair presentation by Marla Humphries called :”Who Do You Think You Are, Bubula?’

·        a talk by Stuart and Nancy Schoenberg about the Lithuanian Jewish Community.

·        a review of the JewishGen  SIG database by Nancy Wyman

·        a session called, “Finding Your Female Ancestors” by Mark Feuer

·        Cindy Taylor Potter’s comprehensive presentation on Preparing For the 2017 IAJGS Conference


For those of you who have not yet made reservations for the IAJGS conference in Orlando, you can still do so by going to the conference website


While there, check out the conference program. There will be conference sessions for all levels and all interests of Jewish genealogy.

The conference dates are July 23- 28. Hope to see you there.


Enjoy your summer and we look forward to seeing you when we start our regular meetings in the fall. Check our website for updates –


Joyce Ben-Ezra


JGSBC continues meetings at Diecke!

We are pleased to announce that our 2016-17 Programs will continue to 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.