Welcome to the Jewish Genealogy Society
of Long Island (JGSLI)!

JGSLI was founded in 1985 to encourage and assist the pursuit of Jewish family history. Our goal is to bring together people interested in tracing their Jewish family roots.

We are a non-profit organization, operating through member efforts. We work to educate members and the public regarding the “how to” of finding one’s roots. Please refer to our Programs JGSLI_Programs_Sept.2015-June2016Nov212

Sunday, Nov. 22 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. (Mavens 1:30 p.m.)
Mid-Island Y-JCC
45 Manetto Hill Road

“Rescuing the Evidence: Three Minutes in Poland” with Glenn Kurtz

Visiting his hometown in Poland in August 1938, one year before the outbreak of World War II, David Kurtz captured three minutes of ordinary life on film. More than 70 years later, these few minutes of home movie footage would become a memorial to an entire community annihilated in the Holocaust. His grandson Glenn Kurtz, author of the critically acclaimed book Three Minutes in Poland: Discovering a Lost World in a 1938 Family Film, will describe his four-year effort to identify the people in the film’s haunting images – a search that took him across the United States, to Canada, England, Poland and Israel, to archives, film preservation laboratories, and an abandoned Luftwaffe airfield.

Sunday, December 20, 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. (Mavens 1:30 p.m.)
Mid -Island Y -JCC
45 Manetto Hill Road
Plain view

“How Did Jews Get to Europe?” (Part 2) with Avraham Groll

Continuing the interesting presentation he gave us last April, Avraham Groll will tell us more about patterns of Jewish migration after the decline of Babylonian Jewry in the 9th and 10th centuries. He will use maps, pictures, and documents to illustrate why Jews chose (or were forced) to seek new homelands in Europe, the places they settled, and how they lived. Avraham Groll was recently appointed JewishGen's Senior Director of Business Operations.

Jewish Genealogy 101: Four Hours+ to Your Family Roots
JGSLI’s Annual Family History Workshop
Mid-Island Y-JCC
45 Manetto Hill Road, Plainview

Click here for the 2015 Jewish Genealogy 101 Brochure

Join the Jewish Genealogy Society of Long Island!

Membership Benefits Include:

Free Admission to monthly meetings
Receive periodic Lineage Newsletter
Receive JGSLI Online. A Monthly digital publication with tips and links to online resources
Opportunity to Network with other people and experts in Jewish Genealogy
Advanced notice of our Family Workshop and other special events.
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