About Us

 HISTORY

On September 10, 1990, an organizational meeting was held at the Jewish Community Center in Maitland, Florida, that led to the establishment of the Jewish Genealogical Society. Promoting the need for an organization, Gene Starn with 23 interested people, agreed it was time for the Orlando area to have a Jewish genealogical society. Through the efforts of those volunteers, the Jewish Genealogical Society of Greater Orlando was established. By October 9, 1990, bylaws were approved. Gene Starn was elected as the first President and the JGSGO was ready to function within the community. View our current BYLAWS.

     OFFICERS AND BOARD OF DIRECTORS

OFFICER Jerry Kurland: President
OFFICER Tom Hirsch: Vice President, Programs
OFFICER OPEN: Laura LaBoda
OFFICER David Rowitt: Treasurer
OFFICER Charla Miller: Vice President, Membership

AT LARGE BOARD MEMBERS: Diane Jacobs, Gloria Flanagan, Rachel Luce-Hitt, Marilyn Lustig, Marilyn Macklin, Barry Sieger 

 COMMITTEE CHAIRS & LEADERSHIP

Editor-inChief Etz Chaim OPEN
Production Manager Etz Chaim OPEN
Circulation Manager OPEN
Proof Reader Etz ChaimOPEN
BlogMaster Marlis Humphrey
WebMaster Barry Sieger

IMMEDIATE PAST PRESIDENTS
Raeburn Wallen: 2010-2011
Larry Morrell: 2007-2009
Edith Schulman: 2004-2007
Jerry Kurland: 2002-2004
Sim Seckback: 1999-2002
Jay Schleichkorn: 1996-1999
Gladys Friedman Paulin: 1994-1996
Gene Starn: 1990-1994

 

Contact Information:     Tom Hirsch

JGSGO VP Programs & Publicity

jgsgo.programs@gmail.com

JGSGO Voicemail 407-494-4230

Mailing Address:JGSGO
P.O. Box 941332
Maitland FL32794-1332

Affiliations:

 

Federation of Genealogical Societies
Florida State Genealogical Society
Central Florida Genealogical Society

JGSGO does not as yet have a formal agreement with CFGS but one is understudy.

 

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