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JRI-Poland takes special pride in Hadassah Lipsius and Robinn Magid receiving the IAJGS Lifetime Achievement Award
It was with a great sense of pride that the board of JRI-Poland learned yesterday that two of our long-time colleagues, Hadassah Lipsius and Robinn Magid were named co-winners of the 2020 IAJGS Lifetime Achievement Awards.
Robinn Magid, a Berkeley resident, has been awarded the 2020 IAJGS Lifetime Achievement Award for her lifelong commitment to Jewish Genealogy. The award was presented Aug. 12 at the International Association of Jewish Genealogical Societies (IAJGS) 40th International Conference on Jewish Genealogy at its first virtual conference.
Hadassah Lipsius, a Kew Gardens Hills resident, has been awarded the 2020 IAJGS Lifetime Achievement Award for her lifelong commitment to Jewish Genealogy. The award was presented Aug. 12 at the International Association of Jewish Genealogical Societies (IAJGS) 40th International Conference on Jewish Genealogy, at its first virtual conference.
Salute to SFBAJGS
January 2017 – The San Francisco Bay Area Jewish Genealogical Society recently announced that with their membership support, they were fortunate to be able to contribute $7,500 to ten organizations with a focus on genealogy. The Society encourages donations from members in addition to dues, and uses these donations to make the contributions to other organizations.
The society’s philanthropic efforts will ultimately help the donee organizations to make additional resources available and increase participation in Jewish genealogy.
Over the life of their charitable program, the SFBAJGS has donated more than $26,000 to groups that promote Jewish genealogical research. The Society makes the donations in order to “give back” to other not-for-profit organizations whose work helps their members and the greater genealogical community with their research.
The IAJGS Board wishes to recognize SFBAJGS’s leadership and membership for their charitable acts, and they wish to encourage other IAJGS members to do what they can to help similar organizations. The SFBAJGS invites organizations thinking about a giving program to contact them at email@example.com.
To the San Francisco Bay Area Jewish Genealogical Society (SFBAJGS) – Jeremy Frankel, President – we Salute you!
Bill Israel, Chair IAJGS Salutes Committee
In recognition of Judy’s tireless work as a LitvakSIG board member, moderator of the LitvakSIG Discussion Group, membership of the JRI-Poland Board, Lomza Archive Coordinator, and moderator of the Lodz Area Research Group and BialyGen discussion groups. Judy was also involved in editing/proofreading Yizkor Book translations for Ciechanowiec, Eisiskes, and Ostrow Mazowiecka, and is a sought-after speaker.