About Us

 Created in 1997, the Jewish Genealogical Society of Belgium took the form of a non-profit organisation (asbl) in 1998 whose byelaws were published in the Belgian Official Gazette: http://www.ejustice.just.fgov.be/vzw/vzwf.htm

It can be read in article 3: “The goal of the association is to collect, preserve and disseminate knowledge and information relating to Jewish genealogy. It encourages those interested to continue researching genealogical data. It provides possibilities for sharing and pooling information relating to own interest. It assists in whatever means it seems appropriate for the spread of knowledge in the field of Jewish genealogy. It achieves its objective alone or in association with other national or foreign institutions offering similar services.”

It has since then been the only Jewish genealogy society in Belgium and all linguistic communities are involved (Flemish, French and German-speaking). It has several dozen experienced or novice genealogical members. Its rich documentation center, unique in Belgium, mostly made up by donations, is located at the Jewish Museum of Belgium which gave rise to its birth. The group is a member of the International Association of Jewish Genealogical Societies (IAJGS) under the name “JGS of Belgium”.

From September 1, 2020 the board of directors of the CGJB-KJGB consists as follow:
President: Daniel Dratwa
Vice President: Marcel Apsel
Treasurer: Edouard Mitelsbach
Secretary: Liliane Tajchman
Assistant Secretary : Muriel Hollander

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