!!!!!! Renew Your JGSTB Membership !!!!!!


It is time to renew your JGS Tampa Bay dues for 2023. The fee is $25 for an individual membership and $35 for a family membership which includes 2 or more.


Click this link to pay your fee online



Next Meeting - January 17, 2023 


The Jewish Genealogical Society of Tampa Bay’s January 2022 meeting will be a field trip to the University of Florida Judaica Library. It will be 


Join us for a trip to Gainsville Florida for a tour of the University of Florida Judaica Library lead by Rebecca Jefferson. Stay tuned for more details. We will be planning carpooling and the remaining details and will posting them here.  

      For further information about this program and how to participate, contact Chris Burklund by email at jgstb-res@jewishvets.org. An RSVP is required for security purposes to receive sign-in instructions.



Stay In Touch
Beyond our monthly meetings, please stay in touch with us by visiting our website frequently. Become a member and have access to members-only research resources. Click here to become a member.




IAJGS Documenting Jewish History Worldwide Project


IAJGS is looking for volunteers to contribute to the JCat Catalog. Please see this news item to learn more about participating.






Sally Israel who is a founding member of JGSTB. For a long, long item, Sally has created and managed the publicity for JGSTB. At our September 2022 meeting JGSTB honored Sally for her contribution to our society. We appreciate immensely her time with us and her dedication to our group. Thank You Sally!!!


Long-time JGSTB members Bill and Sally Israel have been honored as Lightning Community Heroes by the Tampa Bay Lightning Foundation. This honor was bestowed upon Bill and Sally on April 4, 2021. Click here to read more. They donated their award of $50,000 to Gulf Coast Jewish Community and Family Services Food Pantry, which now bears their name. Watch a video posted by GCJFCS that features Bill and Sally.




About Us


The Jewish Genealogical Society of Tampa Bay (JGSTB), founded in 1999 by a group of interested individuals in the greater Tampa Bay area, brings together those who have an interest in learning how to research their Jewish family roots.


Our mission is very simple.  We're here to help YOU accurately identify and document members of your family.  

We are a member society of the International Association of Jewish Genealogical Societies, an umbrella group of more than 70 organizations representing more than 9,000 members worldwide. We are a non-profit 501(3)(c) educational organization under the Internal Revenue Code.

Our activities include the following:

  • Facilitating exchange of research information
  • Encouraging and coordinating research activities
  • Educating members to help themselves and others
  • Acquiring and organizing research materials
  • Arranging genealogical programs and meetings
  • Arranging genealogical tours

We meet once a month (excluding July and August) at the offices of Gulf Coast Jewish Family & Community Services in Clearwater. Please feel free to join us at our next meeting to learn more about our society.