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Shem Tov, Our Newsletter

Shem Tov has been in existence since 1988. Each issue is filled with practical research techniques, book reviews, accounts of personal research experiences, Society news and other information from the wider world of Jewish genealogy and history.

Publication Dates

Shem Tov is a quarterly publication, appearing in March, June, September & December.


Shem Tov is free for members. Members receive the current issue of the newsletter in PDF format; those without email will receive Shem Tov by mail. To see the current issue online members must login to this website.

After a period of one year, current issues are moved to the back issue category and are available by clicking on Back Issue Index.

Written Contributions to Shem Tov

Individuals are encouraged to contribute articles of interest to Shem Tov. Please note that publication of items is at the discretion of the Editor.
Please send your comments, ideas and articles by email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or by mail to:

Shem Tov Editor, c/o JGS of Toronto
P.O. Box 91006
2901 Bayview Avenue
Toronto, ON, Canada
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Shem Tov Team

Editor: Judy Kasman
Layout & Design:  Dulcey Hoffman
Editor Emeritus:  Henry Wellisch

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