Jewish Genealogical Society of Broward County
Trace your Jewish roots and discover your family's unique history
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JGSBC MEMBERS ~ It is time to renew your membership and pay your dues!  Watch your mail for your dues notice and help us provide quality programming by sending in your dues now.

NEW MEMBER SPECIAL VALUE - Join now and your membership will not expire until December 31, 2015!

Share Your Story

 Whether in person at our monthly meetings or in writing as a submission to Family Gatherings, our monthly newsletter, we'd love to hear your story.

If you'd like to submit an article or story of interest to Jewish genealogists for possible inclusion in Family Gatherings, please contact


Hitting a Brick Wall?

OR, do you want to share a breakthrough?  We're here to help.  Member volunteers with a broad range of understanding and experience are available for consultation the first 30 minutes of every JGSBC monthly meeting.  If you've had research success, please share your methodology with our group.  Your experience may help someone else!

Speaker's Bureau

Are you interested in having a speaker from the Jewish Genealogical Society of Broward County speak to your organization? Whether you're a synagogue, social group, club or school, Jewish genealogy is a popular topic for all age groups.

Contact the JGSBC Speakers Bureau at to discuss designing or scheduling a talk.


Upcoming Events
January 13th:
Author, David Laskin
Tuesday, 7:30 PM ~ 9:00
Posnack JCC, 5850 South Pine Island Road, Davie, FL
JGSBC and the Martin Shames Speaker's Program will participate in the 27th Jewish Book Festival by partnering with the Posnack JCC to present David Laskin, speaking on his book, "The Family, A Journey into the Heart of the Twentieth Century."  Laskin was the keynote speaker at the 2014 IAJGS Conference.
The Family unfolds as a sweeping, moving epic that traces David Laskin’s family roots and spans the history of the three greatest upheavals that affected Jews in the twentieth century: immigration, two world wars, and the founding of Israel. At the book’s heart is the story of three extraordinary women: Sonia, the pioneer farmer in the Promised Land; Ida, the New York tycoon and founder of the iconic American brand Maidenform®; and Doba, the mother who remained in Lithuania and endured the Holocaust. Although the story is of one family, this masterpiece of narrative nonfiction is also a universally appealing account of the enduring love between parents and children, of faith and wartime and of innovation and astounding resilience.