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The first meeting of our new year is September 14, 2014.

Jay Sage, "DNA and Genealogy"


Dues renewal invoices for existing members were mailed in July. Dues may now be paid online, via PayPal; click here. Alternatively, checks may be mailed to our P.O. Box. Non-members wishing to join should go to our membership page and may pay via PayPal or check.

MEETINGS

Non-members/visitors are welcome to attend programs and we hope that you will join the society to receive all of the other benefits of membership.

  • Attend 8-10 monthly meetings in locations throughout the metro area (VA, MD and D.C.)
  • Participation in JGSGW workshops, including FREE Beginner's Workshops held twice annually.
  • Members receive a copy of the JGSGW Membership Directory & Family Finder.
  • Members-only use of the JGSGW genealogy library.
  • Members receive the JGSGW journal Mishpacha four times a year.
  • Discounts on JGSGW publications.
  • Participation in JGSGW trips, tours, and special events.

Meetings are held monthly in locations throughout the area (VA, MD and D.C.)

 

Meeting Calendar - tentative         

2014: Sept. 14: Bnai Israel
Oct. 19: Lillian & Albert Small Jewish
      Museum, DC
Nov. 9: Bnai Israel
Dec. 7: Har Shalom
 
2015:

Jan. 25: Bnai Israel
Feb. 8: tbd
Mar. 8: Bnai Israel
Apr. 19: Beth El, Alexandria
May 17: Beth Ami
June 7: Potomac Community Center

 

Guest Attendance Policy:  As of January 1, 2014, a non-member may attend the monthly JGSGW meeting as a Guest for a $5.00 fee payable at the sign-in table. The $5.00 Guest fee may be applied toward payment of annual JGSGW membership dues if dues are paid at the same meeting at which the guest fee was paid.  JGSGW members requiring personal assistance at a meeting due to a health condition or disability may bring someone to assist them free of charge.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

The JGSGW library will be closed during summer. The Library is located in the Chod Media Center, B'nai Israel Congregation, 6301 Montrose Road, Rockville.

 

 
JGSGW members at IAJGS-2013 Conference, Boston
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SOCIETY NEWS

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Robin Meltzer, VP of Communications, has written an article on Sid Caesar and the name change at Ellis Island - that never happened. Read it here.

The regional conferences page was updated with dates for conferences in Spring 2013. These conferences are annual events, and future conferences are usually held in the same general timeframe.

Many back issues of Mishpacha, our quarterly newsletter, are now available online. See the Mishpacha page for more  information.

If you are interested in joining our dynamic team of board members, e-mail

2013, Jewish Genealogy Society of Greater Washington, Inc.