*Happy Passover >from the 2015 IAJGS 35th International Conference on
For the ease of those who are vacationing over the holiday, *we have
decided to extend the Early Registration Discount fee through Wednesday
May 6, 2015.* Visit www.iajgs2015.org to register! And since we
promised a drawing for prizes, those registered by April 15th your chances
of winning are now double!
Be patient if we are slower in answering e-mails. Israel is on Passover
vacation until April 12. Ortra our Conference Organizer, like most
non-essential businesses in Israel, is closed for all but emergencies. I
and most of our volunteers will be answering questions as rapidly as we
Our Preliminary Program is now listed in the website Program & Schedule in
the "Program" tab of www.iajgs2015.org . You'll see why we are boasting
that this will be "A Conference Like No Other". The schedule will become
interactive after Passover.
The conference will be a truly international "Promised Event". Speakers
and registrants hail >from around the globe representing 20 nations to date
including New Zealand, American Samoa, the Americas, Africa and all of
As announced, the *keynote speaker will be Rabbi Israel Meir Lau,* one of
the most prominent figures in Israeli society today. (See the website for
his full biography.) Rabbi Lau, a child survivor of the Holocaust, is an
outstanding activist and orator. He will bring a message to genealogists
reinforcing the value of their work researching individuals and families.
We are delighted to announce that *master genealogist Dick Eastman* will
be speaking at the closing Banquet. In the mid-1980s, at the dawn of the
World Wide Web, Eastman pioneered one of the first online Genealogy
Forums. By 1996, he created a weekly online newsletter called "Eastman's
Online Genealogy Newsletter" which has grown >from a circulation of 100 to
more than 60,000 genealogists.
Registration is now available on the Registration Form for the Shabbaton,
Exploration Sunday, Breakfast with the Experts, SIG Luncheons and Banquet.
When you join us for the conference, don't miss the **pre-conference
***Pre-Conference Shabbaton*** on the Friday-Saturday, July 3 - 4 weekend
preceding the Conference, followed by an unforgettable ***Exploration
Sunday*** on July 5. Full and fascinating details are on the conference
website www.iajgs2015.org .
**This Year In Jerusalem!** See you in Jerusalem in July for the
momentous and exciting 35th IAJGS International Conference on Jewish
Michael Goldstein, Chairman
35th IAJGS International Conference on Jewish Genealogy