Aims or Purpose of Group

The Jewish Genealogy Society of L. I. works to encourage genealogical research, to collect, preserve, and disseminate knowledge and information pertaining to Jewish genealogy and research techniques, to encourage members and the public to pursue and preserve genealogical data, and to educate the public in the correct performance of genealogical research.


Service, Resources, or Benefits Provided to Members

Members receive a quarterly periodical, LINEAGE; JGSLI OnLine, an electronic newsletter; and monthly meeting notices. Other membership benefits are discounts on materials and programs; research advice and support; access to JGSLI tapes and government forms; and an extensive collection of genealogy books housed at the Plainview-Old Bethpage Public Library.

Annual Beginner's Workshop (autumn); annual international conference (summer).

Note: Contrary to widespread belief, extensive Jewish records exist in Europe, USA, Israel and elsewhere.  JGSLI can help you look in the right places.


Normal Meeting Schedule (Please confirm before attending since schedules do change.)

Most meetings are open to the public.  There is no charge for guests or non-members.

Meetings are normally held the fourth Sunday of the month at 2:00 PM, except July and August.

Most meetings are held at the Mid-Island Y-JCC, 45 Manetto Hill Rd, Plainview (two blocks north of Old Country Road).  But but we also meet at other venues in Nassau and Suffolk counties.  Check our program schedule for details.


Contact Information

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Membership Officer: Bonnie Birns
E-mail: membership @

Web Site Located at:

E-Mail Inquiries: info @

Telephone Inquiries: (631) 549-9532

Mailing Address: 37 Westcliff Drive, Dix Hills, NY 11746


Membership Information:

Membership year begins January 1.

Annual dues: $25 individual, $30 family (two members of the same household), $15 outside Nassau, Suffolk and Queens.

The organization was founded in 1985.



President - Devorah Wang
E-Mail: President @



Updated :  04/09/2015