Jewish Genealogical Society of Broward County
Trace your Jewish roots and discover your family's unique history
The Carpathia

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
April 15th:
The Boy in the Forest & #4 Street of Our Lady
Save the Date:  Special JGSBC Program in honor of Yom HaShoah, Holocaust Memorial Day
Wednesday, April 15 at 7:00 PM ~ location to be announced
“The Boy in the Forest,” presented by Rosa Pinsky, together with the documentary film, #4 Street of Our Lady
“This incredible story is true, it happened in my family, and I want to share it with you.”
Rosa Pinsky, Membership Director, JGSBC
On the eve of WWII, more than 6000 Jews lived in Sokal, a small town in Eastern Poland. By the end of the war, the Maltz family were among the only 30 Jews left alive. They had been rescued by Francisca Halamajowa, a Polish-Catholic woman.
At the same time, a young man named Reuven Lanes was scraping to stay alive hidden in a bunker in the forests just outside Sokal.  He too survived, by his wits and with the help of local sympathetic Christians.
By a remarkable coincidence and the intersection of family research on Jewish Gen, a long ago published memoir, and a moving documentary, their lives once again were bound up together.
PLEASE PLAN TO JOIN US FOR THIS SPECIAL EVENT ~  made possible in part by the Martin Shames Speakers Program