About Us


The Jewish Genealogy Society of NE Florida at the suggestion of the International Association of Jewish Genealogy Societies in the summer of 2017. The founding members are Marla Westberg and Bernie Grossman. They were greatly facilitated by founding partners Isabel Balotin, director of Shalom Jacksonville and Leslie Held. Director, Jewish Life at the Hebrew Home/Wolfson Health & Aging Center, RiverGarden Senior Services.

Planning meetings were held in the Fall of 2017 and our first meeting was held in December of 2017 and has been held monthly since then. We became a member of the International Association of Jewish Genealogical Societies (IAJGS) on June 1, 2018.

We are actively seeking new members and feel free to join us at one of our meetings. Additional information is found on our Facebook group, “Jewish Genealogy Society of Northeast Florida”