Dear JewishGen Community,
With tremendous pain and sadness, I regret to inform you that Phyllis Kramer, our beloved Director of Education, has passed away.
Not many were aware of this, but Phyllis was diagnosed with an extremely aggressive illness shortly before the Cleveland conference. Phyllis shared the news with me during the conference, but asked that I not publicize it.
Phyllis did a lot of work, with Nancy Holden, over the past month to perpetuate our educational offerings, and more information will be shared in the coming days.
But for now, we join together in great sadness and mourning for someone who dedicated so much of herself to the broader Jewish genealogical community.
I last spoke to Phyllis a few days ago, and last saw her a couple of weeks ago. She was an extremely loyal friend, mentor and role model to me personally, and I know that she will be deeply, deeply missed by all of us.
More information will be shared, including what we can do to honor Phyllis’ memory, in the days ahead.