Welcome to JGSCV!

Welcome to the web site of the Jewish Genealogical Society of the Conejo Valley and Ventura County (JGSCV).

We invite residents of nearby communities to join our constituency and benefit from "venturing into our past" by researching our Jewish family histories. Indeed, this is what JGSCV is all about:

  • We are searching our Jewish roots;
  • We are devoted to our personal Genealogy;
  • We are a Society fostering interest in researching our mutual ancestry;
  • We are Conscious of our responsibility to share the results of our discoveries;
  • We are the Vanguard of the Conejo/Ventura Jewish community in recording our history.

We meet 11 months a year on a Sunday at Temple Adat Elohim in Thousand Oaks. Meetings are oriented to the needs of the novice as well as the more experienced genealogist.

Mission Statement

The Jewish Genealogical Society of the Conejo Valley and Ventura County (JGSCV) is a non-profit organization, run by enthusiastic volunteers, dedicated to the sharing of genealogical information, techniques, and research tools with those interested in Jewish genealogy and family history. Members, who include both beginners and experienced genealogists, share information with each other.


  • To promote interest in Jewish genealogical research
  • To educate JGS members and the public on Jewish genealogy with lectures, seminars and workshops
  • To collect, preserve and disseminate Jewish genealogical information and knowledge
  • To stimulate and provide instruction in the use of research methodology and adherence to standards of accuracy and thoroughness
  • To foster careful documentation and to promote scholarly writing and publication
  • To promote the preservation of Jewish genealogical records and resources


Click here to view the Bylaws of JGSCV

Become a Board Member

Members are encouraged to indicate their willingness to serve as JGSCV Directors. To do this, please complete a Board Application Form.

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International Association of Jewish Genealogical Societies (IAJGS) member

Federation of Genealogical Societies (FGS) member

National Genealogical Society (NGS) member