Next Meeting - After Summer Break
JGSTB is starting its summer break after the June 13, 2021 meeting. There will be no meeting for the month of July nor August. The next meeting will be a return to in-person meetings at Gulf Coast Jewish Family and Community Services in September. Please stay tuned for updates on the date, time, and subject!
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.
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.
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.