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Jewish American Heritage Month Activities

Sunday, May 4, 2014 -- Book Talk and Signing
David Laskin: The Family - Three Journeys into the Heart of the Twentieth Century
3:00 PM: Meet the Author (Reception) - members only
4:00 PM: Presentation

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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.

  • Participation in JGSGW workshops.
  • Members receive a copy of the “JGSGW Membership Directory & Family Finder.”
  • Members receive the JGSGW journal “Mishpacha” four times a year.
  • Discounts on JGSGW publications.
  • Participation in JGSGW trips and tours.
  • Use of the JGSGW genealogy library is open to members.

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


Meeting Calendar         

  Sunday, May 4, 2014 - Jewish Community Center of
     Greater Washington
Sunday, May 18, 2014 - B'nai Israel, Rockville, MD
Thursday, May 22, 2014: Library of Congress
Sunday, June 8, 2014 - Potomac Community Center,
      Potomac, MD


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.


The JGSGW library will be open Wednesdays 11-3 by appointment. Contact for an appointment. The Library is located in the Chod Media Center, B'nai Israel Congregation, 6301 Montrose Road, Rockville.

The Library will also be open on Sunday, May 4, 2014.

JGSGW members at IAJGS-2013 Conference, Boston
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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.

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