Genealogical Society – JGSCV

Genealogical Society – JGSCV

Jewish Genealogical Society of the Conejo Valley and Ventura County (JGSCV) (and surrounding areas)

The purpose of this organization is to provide a society for persons interested in Jewish genealogy; to encourage interest in Jewish genealogy; to provide educational genealogical programs; to develop and execute genealogical projects; to serve as a service and support group for genealogical libraries and historical associations; and to provide a center for the exchange of surnames and genealogical material.

Mark your calendars. As soon as programs are finalized they will be added to this list, the website, and Venturing Into Our Past. Programs are subject to change – check JGSCV website

Upcoming Events


SUNDAY, MAY 7, 2023
2:30 – 4:30 p.m.,
at Temple Adat Elohim

This program is our annual Yom Hashoah (Holocaust Remembrance Day) program. The actual date of Yom Hashoah is April 18, 2023.

Ask the Experts starts at 2:10 p.m.
Dr. Berenbaum will start talking EXACTLY at 2:30 p.m. Please arrive before 2:30 p.m.

The exhibition brings together more than 700 original objects of great historic and human value; objects which were direct witnesses of the horrors of Auschwitz and the Holocaust. These objects serve as the guiding
thread of a rigorous and moving account on the history of the German Nazi camp Auschwitz and its dwellers, both victims and perpetrators.

Through this daunting selection of objects from the Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum as well as more than 20 institutions and museums all over the world, the Auschwitz exhibition portrays the complex reality of the
notorious camp, universal symbol of the human tragedies that resulted from Nazi ideology, and the world of victims and perpetrators with a clear goal – to elucidate how such a place could come into being and dig into how its existence has determined our present worldview.

Speaker Michael Berenbaum is the author and editor of 20 books and scores of scholarly articles and journalistic pieces. He is the Director of the Sigi Ziering Institute: Exploring the Ethical and Religious Implications of the Holocaust and a professor of Jewish Studies at the American Jewish University. He was project director overseeing the creation of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum and the first director of its Research Institute and later served as president and CEO of the Survivors of the Shoah Visual History Foundation.

There is no charge to attend the meeting. Anyone may join JGSCV. Annual dues are $30 for an individual and $35 for a family.

For more information contact or call Jan Meisels Allen at 818-889-6616.
Visit JGCSV on the web at