Jewish Family Tree Initiative (JFTI)

The Jewish Family Tree Initiative:
Workshop and Mentoring Series (JFTI)

JFTI is taking a break and will not run in 2013-2014. For information, contact

JFTI is the beginner's workshop series of the Jewish Genealogical Society of Colorado (JGSCO). It is run as seven independently presented lectures on fundamentals to get started researching Jewish family history. JGSCO partners with a different synagogue each year to host JFTI as an adult education program. Prior hosts have included Congregation Har HaShem in Boulder (2008-2009); Temple Sinai in Denver (2009-2010); Temple Emanuel in Denver (2010-2011); and the Hebrew Education Alliance in Denver (2011-2012).

As an entrypoint to get started and for those whom have previously started but need a primer on the latest tools and repositories, JFTI is the primary outreach channel for JGSCO to welcome new members. Attendance at JFTI workshops requires paying membership in the JGSCO. The annual membership dues are $30 per individual or $40 per household. Become a JGSCO member here.

Each two-hour session is comprised of an instructional lecture and a hands-on workshop to assist individuals with the creation of family trees utilizing genealogical resources and techniques. Educational topics are meant to stand alone as learning opportunities or as building blocks from one session to the next. Mentoring assistance outside of class will be available as part of the program.