JewishGen German Research Division Coordinator
The Board of Governors of JewishGen is pleased to announce that
Sarina Roffé, a respected family historian and journalist, has
been elected unanimously to a position on its Board.
Ms. Roffé is a member of Brooklyn's Syrian Jewish community and
an active member of the Jewish Genealogical Society, Inc. (of New
York) (JGSNY). She has published widely on themes connected with
Sephardic and Mizrahi Jewish genealogy and is a recognized
authority on the history and culture of Aleppan Jewry. Ms. Roffé
is the Executive Director of the Shehebar Sephardic Center in New
York, NY, a nonprofit organization that fundraises for its
rabbinical training program in Israel, and support for schools
and outreach centers in more than sixty cities worldwide.
Following her election, Rand Fishbein, Ph.D., a member of the
Board's search committee, commented, "The Board could not be more
delighted to welcome Sarina onto the JewishGen team. We will be
looking to her for fresh ideas on how to expand our programming
and online resources in Sephardic genealogy. Her knowledge and
experience are sure to prove invaluable as we look to expand our
Rand Fishbein, JewishGen Board of Governors
Karen Franklin, Co-Chair, JewishGen Board of Governors.