At some point, someone in the family may ask,

     "Who are we?"

          "Where are we from?"

          "What was life like for our ancestors?"

Perhaps you would like to find living cousins who have the same ancestor.

This is the starting place for your Jewish genealogical research.

Why Join?

  • Share the joys, challenges, and thrills of finding your connections to your ancestors

  • See the Membership Page for benefits of membership and application to join

  • Encourage others in our region to honor our mutual ancestors. By necessity, family history research is a collaborative effort; everyone gains as more of our distant relatives become involved.


Please join us at….


SUNDAYS, APRIL 7, 14, and MAY 19, 2024

11:00 AM - 1:00 PM


594 Converse St, Longmeadow, MA 01106

Pre-Registration is REQUIRED with JCC: 413-739-4715 or

Learn essential resources and strategies for conducting Jewish genealogical research. You may attend all of them, or those most appropriate for your needs and skills.

Part 1 (April 7th): As you search for the "who" is in your family, you'll learn some "why"' you would want to research your family history, some "what" is available to help you in building your tree, and some "how" to do it: how to start, how to go forward, and "where" to keep all the information. 

Part 2 (April 14th): We'll explore logical starting points, available resources (online and in libraries and archives), and where/how to find the many Jewish records that exist in the U.S., Europe, and Israel, as well as the myths and pitfalls awaiting.

Part 3 (May 19th): We'll discuss next steps once you have collected information -- how to connect with others who may be researching a branch of your tree, how to share it, plus how to deal with brick walls that seem impenetrable. We will also discuss special resources such as translators and researchers in your countries of origin.


* RESEARCH FRIDAY (FREE FOR MEMBERS, but all are welcome to join)

FRIDAY, MAY 31, 2024

11:00 AM - 1:30 PM

LOCATION: CHICOPEE LIBRARY, 449 Front Street, Chicopee MA 01013

One-on-one collaboration with our genealogists, experts in one or more regions or common problems.




For more info: or call 413-268-2147


Make a free website with Yola