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The Volunteer Opportunities listed below are ways for you, as members, to both help JGS Toronto and increase your involvement with the Society:

Cemetery Project: Photograph headstones, translate inscriptions in order to update our database for JewishGen’s Jewish Online Worldwide Burial Registry (JOWBR). Both fieldwork and computer work are available.

Index Back issues of Shem Tov for website: by title, author and subject

MEMPLAQS Project:Translate shul yahrzeit plaques from Hebrew to English and assist with data entry so that the plaque data to be sent to JewishGen’s Memorial Plaques online database

Photographer: Take photographs at meetings and events for publication in Shem Tov and on the website

Publicity: Work with the Publicity Chair to help to expand and enhance our Society’s profile within the larger community and to publicize our programmes

Programming: Work with Programme Committee to plan events for our Society

Speakers Bureau: Share your love of genealogy and experience with community groups by speaking about your genealogical experiences

Tributes and Sponsorships: Encourage people to donate to JGS Toronto through various creative means

Website: Join website committee, especially for those with experience in website development or design

Writing: Write articles for Shem Tov and/or website, including summaries of JGS Toronto programmes

Membership Database: Work with Neil Richler to maintain our membership records

Put your skills and talents to good use! Please be assured that friendly support and guidance will be provided.

To volunteer or to obtain further information, please contact Judy Kasman at

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