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From our venue at the Ramada Hotel – at the entrance to the city - you’re within easy walking distance to the Light Rail (Mount Herzl/Yad VaShem, the City Center/Old City and more), the Knesset, Israel Museum, Bible Lands Museum, Hebrew University Givat Ram campus, Cinema City and other Jerusalem landmarks.

This conference will be unique. Our Shabbaton (Friday-Saturday) program prior to the conference opening will offer special insights and opportunities. Exploration Sunday will offer diverse research and touring options.

Have family in Israel?  We can help arrange your family reunion.

In addition to the event’s lectures, workshops, resource center, networking opportunities and special events - many archives and repositories holding essential genealogical records will be at the conference. Many other one-of-a-kind programs will make this conference memorable.

We hope you will take advantage of this year’s Jerusalem conference to extend your stay - giving you and your family an opportunity to tour and learn about Israel.  

We look forward to personally welcoming each of you! 

The Full Daily Schedule for the International Conference is now available to view - Look at it and see how great the conference is going to be. Hundreds of reasons to be there!


Upcoming Events in JGSGB

May and June Events and Meetings in JGSGB

As well as our Annual Conferences in London and in Manchester we run dozens of other events each year, providing members and non-members with information and the knowledge to pursue their family history research. The following events will run over the coming weeks:

Wednesday 6 May 2015, 8.00 p.m. to 10.00 p.m. North Herts Regional Group - An Evening with Laurence Harris (former JGSGB Chairman and Professional Genealogist) - Welwyn Garden City Synagogue

Sunday 10 May 2015, All Day. JGSGB 13th Northern Conference, Manchester

Sunday 17 May 2015, 2.30 p.m. JGSGB Annual General Meeting, 33 Seymour Place, London W1H 3AU - JGSGB Members Only

Sunday 31 May 2015, 3.00 p.m. to 5.00 p.m.  South West London Regional Group - Guest Speaker David Jacobs Vice President of JGSGB - venue Richmond - contact Ena Black group co-ordinator for details.

Sunday 31 May 2015, 3.00 p.m. to 6.00 p.m. JGSGB Library Session, 33 Seymour Place, London W1H 3AU.

Sunday 7 June 2015, 2.00 p.m. to 5.00 p.m. German Special Interest Group meeting - Edgware, Middlesex - contact Jeanette Rosenberg group co-ordinator for details.

Tuesday 9 June 2015, 7.30 p.m. to 10.00 p.m. Chilterns and Home Counties Regional Group - Genealogy Workshop and Making Use of Dave Annals talk of 10 March 2015 - Northwood and Pinner Liberal Synagogue.

Wednesday 10 June 2015, 10.30 a.m. to 3.00 p.m. JGSGB Library Session, 33 Seymour Place, London W1H 3AU.

Sunday 14 June 2015, 3.00 p.m. to 5.00 p.m. Midlands Regional Group meeting - Birmingham Progressive Synagogue, 1 Roseland Way Birmingham B15 1HD

Sunday 14 June 2015, 3.00 p.m. to 5.00 p.m. South East Essex Regional Group meeting - Balmoral Community Centre, Westcliffe-on-Sea
Sunday 28 June 2015, 2.30 p.m. to 6.00 p.m. ,Eastern European Special Interest Group Meeting - Topic to be confirmed - 33 Seymour Place, London W1H 3AU.
Sunday 28 June 2015, 3.00 p.m. to 6.00 p.m. JGSGB Library Session, 33 Seymour Place, London W1H 3AU.


All events are participative and offer the chance to ask the questions that you need answering.  Full details and the contacts for each event are available in the JGSGB Current Programme.

There is normally as small charge for non-members for ordinary meeting, which is deductable from membership fee.  We look forward to welcoming new people to all of our open meetings.  JGSGB conferences require a registration fee for members and non-members alike.

Take a Look at Previous Events Here


Specialist and Local/Regional Groups

If you are already a member you will most likely have attended meetings of our Special Interest Groups (SIGs) and Regional Groups (RGs) where you know they are always happy to see new faces.  These meetings are free to members with a nominal charge to visitors offset against membership if you join at the meeting.

If you are not already a member and have accessed this website then you are already displaying an interest in family history, so what are you waiting for?

At the meetings we generally have a speaker or hold one of our very popular workshops where bricks walls are often broken down.  It has been known for attendees to find others researching the same family name or ancestral town, or even for long lost cousins to be reunited.

After a recent Dutch & Sephardi SIG meeting, this is what one attendee posted on the JGSGB Facebook Group Page:

"great meeting yesterday of jsgbs- dutch and sephardi group -we shared many wonderful stories -many of which should be televised -they are so moving-it is a year since I joined society best decision ever-worth every penny and a great 2 way commitment- learn and teach-mutual help"

For further information please click on a group below or contact the SIG & Regional Group Co-ordinator.



Anglo Jewish

Dutch & Sephardi

Eastern European



Chilterns & Home Counties

East of London




North Herts

South East Essex     

South West London


The Jewish Genealogical Society of Great Britain

Registered Charity Number 1022738
(page updated 10 May 2015)

The Jewish Genealogical Society of Great Britain
- JGSGB - was founded in 1992 for beginners and experienced researchers to:

  • Help one another to learn and discover more about genealogy 
  • Encourage genealogical research
  • Promote the preservation of Jewish genealogical records and resources
  • Share information amongst members

To find out more details of what we offer click here

Full details of JGSGB's programme of events can be found here

To join JGSGB click here