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From the chairman...

19th January 2022 -- UPDATE


Our usual calendar of physical events has been replaced by more frequent Zoom events for our Members, and these are recorded and links to the recordings stored in the Members’ area of the JGSGB website. The virtual programme has led to vibrant meetings with much larger attendances from national as well as international visitors.


The JGSGB Library is now located on the 3rd floor of the Jewish Museum London in Camden Town at 129-131 Albert Street, London NW1 7NB, with step-free access. We have started in-person meetings again at the JGSGB Library in the Camden Jewish Museum, with a lot of Covid restrictions in place such as limiting numbers and mask-wearing, with plenty of hand sanitiser around. We will carefully follow the Museum’s and government guidelines. We are hoping to resume some other in-person meetings in the spring of 2022, provided it is safe to do so.

Such in-person meetings will have an online capability anyway, so those who can only join via Zoom will continue to be able to connect remotely. If the in-person part is not possible, we can continue to have a blast over Zoom!

Check the Current Programme to see what we are offering in our virtual programme and for the dates of opening of the JGSGB Library.




Leigh Dworkin


Chairman, JGSGB



19th January 2022




Please refer to the Current Programme Page for latest information. Fantastic programme available.

Sale extended on All JGSGB Jewish Ancestors? Guides now £2.50 each
Other Books are also available to buy from the JGSGB Shopping Website. Visit the Bookshop to order your copy of the latest edition of the JGSGB Guide to Jewish Genealogy in Latvia & Estonia by Arlene Beare. The Guide is available (we are awaiting new stocks of the printed version) as a downloadable file, complete with clickable links to many, many websites.

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