Yom HaShoah 2019/5779

Dear JewishGen Community, For generations, Jewish tradition has associated the ritual of memory with the lighting of candles. A candle represents the past, for a flame is only as strong as its fuel source. Yet the light emanating from the candle also represents a focus on the future. We look to the candle and remember those who came before us, but do so within the context of learning from their experiences, and permitting the values our ancestors held most dear to illuminate and influence our lives today.

JewishGen Passover Companion 2019/5779

We are pleased to present the JewishGen Passover Companion 2019, which contains inspirational vignettes about how Passover was observed in various communities, along with first-hand accounts about the great effort and personal risk (Mesirat Nefesh) Jews took to observe Passover during the Holocaust. As you gather around the Seder table, and tell the story of […]

Recognizing Michael Tobias for His Work

December 19, 2018 – 11 Teves, 5779 Dear JewishGen Volunteers, Colleagues, and Community Members, Thanks in large part to the steadfast work of our dedicated and expert community, JewishGen.org has seen another year of remarkable growth, community development, and new resources. As the year comes to a close, I am writing in the hope that you’ll join […]

New Book Announcement! November 8, 2018

Dear JewishGen Community, JewishGen.org is pleased to announce the publication of the newly translated Memorial Book of Radzivilov (Radyvyliv), Ukraine permitting English speaking audiences to learn about the history of this town for the first time. Translated from the original Radzivilov: Sefer Zikaron, this new publication contains 546 pages of historical anecdotes, biographical sketches, photographs, illustrations, and first -hand […]

JewishGen.org and the Israel Genealogy Research Association Announce an Innovative Strategic Partnership to Make Searching Israeli Records Easier and More Productive

JewishGen.org , the largest digital repository for Jewish family history information in the world, and the Israel Genealogy Research Association (IGRA), Israel’s largest Jewish Genealogical Society, today announced an innovative strategic partnership that provides researchers with an easy access point to search more than one million records related to Israel.

JewishGen.org Launches the Miriam Weiner: Routes to Roots Collection

August 15, 2018 -- JewishGen.org, the largest digital repository for Jewish family history information in the world, and a proud member of the Museum of Jewish Heritage - A Living Memorial to the Holocaust family, in cooperation with Miriam Weiner and the Routes to Roots Foundation, is pleased to announce the launch of the Miriam Weiner: Routes To Roots Collection

JewishGen Passover Companion March 29, 2018

Dear JewishGen Community, We are pleased to present our annual JewishGen Passover Companion , which contains a collection of historical and inspirational vignettes about Passover. This year's theme focuses on understanding our personal and communal heritage, the legacy we all share, and what role each of us will play in ensuring its transmission to future generations.