Jewish Genealogical Society members to share family history tips and discoveries

  • The JGSI motto is "Members Helping Members Since 1981."

    The JGSI motto is "Members Helping Members Since 1981."

Updated 6/7/2019 7:37 AM

The Jewish Genealogical Society of Illinois will hold a "Kvell and Tell" session on Sunday, June 23, 2019, as part of the group's annual meeting. Selected members will take turns sharing family history discoveries and research tips starting at 2 p.m. at Temple Beth-El, 3610 Dundee Road, Northbrook, Ill. Sign-in, networking, and the JGSI help desk and research library will open at 12:30 p.m.

This meeting will feature an annual report from JGSI's president, Debbie Kroopkin.


Another special component of this meeting will be the reading of a short family history play called "Boris and the General" by Gail Duberchin (writer name Gayle Ann Weinstein).

JGSI members Debbie Kroopkin, Bena Shklyanoy, David Sterlin and Martin Fischer will give "Kvell and Tell" presentations.

For more information about this event, call 312-666-0100 or see

The Jewish Genealogical Society of Illinois is a non-profit organization dedicated to helping members collect, preserve, and perpetuate the records and history of their ancestors. JGSI is a resource for the worldwide Jewish community to research their Chicago-area roots.

The JGSI motto is "Members Helping Members Since 1981." The group has more than 300 members.

Monthly meetings feature informative speakers as well as access to an 800-volume genealogy research library and expert volunteer genealogy help desk. Members also have access to useful and informative online family history research resources, including a members forum, more than 40 video recordings of past speakers' presentations, the free searchable JGSI Jewish Chicago Database, monthly JGSI E-News, quarterly Morasha JGSI newsletter, and much more. For more information, see

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