Welcome to the AJGS (Vic)

We are a group of people from a variety of backgrounds with a common interest in exploring our Jewish ancestry.

Some of us are not Jewish but we are fascinated to learn about the life and times of some of our Jewish forbears.

Some of us have struggled for years trying to do our own research without help – when we joined the AJGS (Vic) it made all the difference.

We enjoy attending the monthly meetings, hands-on workshop and presentations. Some of us have even discovered others in the room with a common ancestry. That’s exciting!
Most of us have joined Jewish genealogical discussion groups on the net and a whole new world has been opened for us.
So what about you? We are you waiting to welcome you.

More about the AJGS (Vic)

Australian Jewish Genealogical Society (Vic),  in Association with the Lamm Jewish Library of Australia Invites you to the 2020 AGM

and the


Sunday August 23 rd 2020 @ 2.30pm
Via: Zoom
Meeting ID: 820 1629 6519
Passcode: 285266

Guest speaker Louise Coakley

“Introduction to DNA for Genealogy”

Louise has been researching family history for more than 22 years, and has been using DNA testing as a research tool since 2011.  She convenes a DNA Interest Group, a Drop-In DNA Clinic, maintains a website to guide beginners, and guides others to help them explore, interpret and apply their DNA results to their unique family situations.
For those new to Zoom
Initially download https://zoom.us onto your computer, phone or I-pad.
Register for the basic free version. Once this is done merely click on JOIN a
meeting and type in meeting ID number and password
For further information email ajgsvictoria@gmail.com



The 22nd Annual General Meeting will be held via Zoom on Sunday 23rd August 2020

Nominations are being called for the following positions for the Committee of Management:


Vice President

Honorary Secretary

Honorary Treasurer

and eight ordinary members

Only financial members are able to nominate or vote.
If anyone is interested in nominating, please contact the secretary on

Rabbi John Levi AM PhD

with Ian Samuel OAM


The Lonely Jews

– A Discovery of our Australian Jewish Past –

Rodney Eisfelder


German Jewish Genealogy –

methods, sources and examples

German Research URLs


We wish to advise that due to the current risk with Covid19 (Coronavirus), our library will be closed until further notice.

Our monthly Sunday presentations at the Glen Eira Town Hall will be postponed until further notice.

If you have any queries, please do not hesitate in contacting us at


Please check our Facebook Page and our website for regular updates.

Resource Room at the Lamm Jewish Library of Australia

Address: 306 Hawthorn Road  South Caulfield 3162

Open Times:

Annual Reports

Annual Report 2017-2018

Annual Report 2018-2019