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From the chairman...

20th September 2021 -- UPDATE


The current pandemic continues but perhaps we begin to see light at the end of the tunnel…


Our usual calendar of physical events has been replaced by more frequent Zoom events for our Members, and these are recorded and links to the recordings stored in the Members’ area of the JGSGB website.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 plan to have two library sessions each month, usually on the first Tuesday and the third Sunday starting on Sunday 17th October 2021. Booking to reserve a place at a library session will be essential by emailing This is so you don’t get charged for Museum entrance and to ensure we can limit the number of people to be compliant with the Museum’s rules and Government Covid restrictions to ensure everyone is kept safe.


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


We are planning to move to hybrid meetings in 2022, combining the best of in-person meetings with virtual meetings. We will let you know of these plans as soon as government guidelines permit and the JGSGB Council feels it is safe to do so.




Leigh Dworkin


Chairman, JGSGB




20th Sept 2021






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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