President's Welcome

Published on 11 March 2016

Welcome to the website of the Jewish Genealogical Society of Toronto (JGST).  We encourage you to explore our website to learn about our Society and what it has to offer.

There are many of us in the Greater Toronto Area, and indeed around the world, who are searching for our roots and working to solve that never-ending puzzle: our ancestral history. 

Our Society, now in its 31st year, was started in Toronto by a small number of local Jewish genealogists. Since that time it has grown to include members from across the Greater Toronto Area and is now the largest genealogical society in Canada. Our objectives have always been to encourage, bring together, and assist those interested in the pursuit of their family history. We hope that you will join us.

We encourage you to attend our monthly programme and other events, read our newsletter Shem Tov, follow us on Twitter, Facebook, and our blog, and share your personal search successes. There is so much to learn. There are also wonderful opportunities to volunteer your expertise and talents!

I look forward to meeting you at our upcoming meetings and workshops. Check out our calendar and other parts of our website for information about these events, or for information about learning new research skills and disscovering new resources.

Should you have any questions or suggestions, or wish to join other volunteers to strengthen our Society, please feel free to contact me at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

With warm wishes,
Marla Waltman