All of our regular meetings are held at the South County Civic Center on the second Wednesday of the month unless otherwise noted. Prior to the formal meeting at 1:00 pm, a "Brick Wall" session is held at 12:30 pm. Special Interest Groups (SIGs) meet as indicated . In those months, the SIG meeting(s) begin at 11:30 am.

Our regular monthly meetings are held for the benefit of our members. Guests are welcome for a fee of $5.00, which will be credited towards your membership if you choose to join. Members of other Jewish Genealogical Societies may attend one meeting at no cost, but only if you have a current membership card from your home organization.

Handouts from some of our previous meetings can be found here.

Upcoming Programs


September 13, 2017 (Wednesday)
The September meeting was to be held at Temple Shaarei Shalom, but was canceled because of Hurricane Irma.
See the library page for directions.
Speakers: Barbara Nowak and Cindy Potter Taylor
Researching Your Roots in the Genealogical Library at Temple Shaarei Shalom

October 11, 2017 (Wednesday)
at South County Civic Center
Speaker: Genie Milgrom
The Inquisition. The Jews That Stayed

November 8, 2017 (Wednesday)
at South County Civic Center
Ukraine SIG with Eric Sharenow
Speaker: Mona Morris
Back to the Past: How to Begin Your Journey into Genealogical Research

December 13, 2017 (Wednesday)
at South County Civic Center
Belarus SIG with Ina Getzoff
Speaker: Phyllis Kramer
Effective Online Search Techniques Covering Popular Websites)

January 10, 2018 (Wednesday)
at South County Civic Center
Workshop with Phyllis Kramer and Joel Sisitsky 9:00-11:00 (by reservation only)
Lithuania SIG with Mona Morris
Speaker: Nolan Altman
JOWBR/Holocaust Data Bases- JRI Poland

February 4, 2018 (Sunday)
Annual Lunch 'n Learn at Indian Spring Country Club
Speaker: Dr. Robert Watson

February 13, 2018 (Tuesday) (NOTE: 7 pm)
at Temple Shaarei Shalom
Speakers: Cindy Taylor and Dennis Rice
This is Your Life: Rabbi Anthony (Tony) Fratello
Rabbi Fratello's genealogy will be presented to the congregation and JGSPBCI members.

March 14, 2018 (Wednesday)
at South County Civic Center
Workshop with Phyllis Kramer and Joel Sisitsky 9:00-11:00 (by reservation only)
Galicia SIG with Mark Jacobson
Speaker: Adam Brown
DNA: What We Can Learn to Help Us in Genealogy

April 11, 2018 (Wednesday)
at South County Civic Center
Share Our Successes

May 9, 2018 (Wednesday)
at South County Civic Center
Dennis Rice
You Found the Records: What Stories Do They Tell?


2017-2018 Board Meetings
(All on Wednesdays at 1 pm)

September 6, 2017 (replaces August meeting)
September 27, 2017
October 25, 2017
November 29, 2017
December 20, 2017
January 24, 2018
February 28, 2018
March 28, 2018
April 25, 2018
May 23, 2018
June 27, 2018
August 29, 2018

For further information about the Brick Wall program, or to submit questions in advance, e-mail Program Chairperson Dennis Rice dennis@jgspalmbeachcounty.org.
For special Interest Groups, contact Mona Morris, mona@jgspalmbeachcounty.org.