Jewish Genealogical Society of Illinois
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JGSI is a non-profit organization dedicated to helping members collect, preserve, and perpetuate the records and history of their ancestors. The group is a resource for the worldwide Jewish community to research their Chicago-area roots. The JGSI motto is “Members Helping Members Since 1981.” The group has more than 300 members.
Temple Beth-El, 3610 Dundee Road
Northbrook, IL, IL 60062
Sunday May 23 7:30pm - 9:00pm CDT
Eli Rabinowitz, a board member of the International Association of Jewish Genealogical Societies who lives in Australia and is from South Africa, will speak on “Journeys from Shtetl to Shtetl” for the Sunday, May 23, 2021, virtual meeting of the Jewish Genealogical Soci......More
Sunday June 27 2:00pm - 4:00pm CDT
The Jewish Genealogical Society of Illinois will hold a virtual “Kvell and Tell” live streaming session in which members share family history research tips and discoveries at 2 p.m. CDT, Sunday, June 27, 2021, as part of the group’s annual meeting. For more information,......More
Sunday July 25 2:00pm - 4:00pm CDT
“A History of Jewish Name Changing in America” is the title of a free genealogy webinar planned for the Sunday, July 25, 2021, virtual meeting of the Jewish Genealogical Society of Illinois. This live streaming genealogy talk will begin at 2 p.m. CDT. For details on thi......More
Sunday August 29 2:00pm - 4:00pm CDT
Mark your calendars! Sallyann Amdur Sack-Pikus, co-owner, founder and editor of Avotaynu, the International Review of Jewish Genealogy, will give two talks, one on “Family Names” and one on “Given Names.” Further details to be revealed.