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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. Our current bylaws can be viewed at JGSGO-Bylaws.htm or downloaded at JGSGO-Bylaws.pdf

OFFICERS AND BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Rae Wallen: President
Rikki Hanin: Vice President, Membership
Joel Nierenberg: Secretary
Riva Sorokurs: Treasurer
Herb Adler: Director
Doris Frank: Director
Jerry Kurland: Director
Lawrence Morrell: Director
Edith Schulman: Director
Marcie Wallen: Librarian
Rae Wallen: Editor "Etz Chaim"
Jose Valle: Webmaster
(Open): Vice President, Programs

IMMEDIATE PAST PRESIDENTS

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

 

Mailing Address:

JGSGO
P.O. Box 941332
Maitland FL32794-1332

Affiliations:

International Association of Jewish Genealogical Societies
Federation
Florida State Genealogical Society