JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Ukraine SIG: Bena Shklyanoy is Ukraine SIG's new Translations and Data Director #general
Ronald D. Doctor <rondoctor@...>
Dear Fellow Researchers,
I am pleased to announce the appointment of Bena Shklyanoy (benagen@... to
Ukraine SIG's Board of Directors. Bena is our new Translations and Data Director.
She immigrated to the U.S. in 1976 >from Kiev, Ukraine (then part of the Soviet
Union) with her husband and two small children. She grew up in a bilingual, Russian
and Yiddish, family and now lives in Chicago. Bena has an M.A. in Linguistics,
Russian language and Literature >from the University of Kiev, and an M.S. in
Management >from the Lake Forest Executive School of Management. In Kiev, she worked
as a technical translator and editor at an engineering firm. In the U.S., she
became a computer programmer, then a project manager. She worked in information
technology for more than 30 years.
Bena will be responsible for coordinating our translation projects and for
preparing our datasets for posting to JewishGen Ukraine Database and the Ukraine
SIG Master Name Index. Her full job description and a more detailed biography are
If you have translation skills (Russian, Hebrew, Yiddish, Polish, or Ukrainian) or
Project Management skills, and are interested in working with Bena and Ukraine SIG,
please contact me.
Ron Doctor (rddpdx@...)
Coordinator, JewishGen Ukraine SIG
Researching DOCTOR (DIOKHTER), VARER, AVERBAKH, KORENFELD ... all >from
Kremenets, Oleksinets, Yampol, Vishnevets
and KAZDOY (KOSODOY), DUBINSKI, DUBOWSKY ... all >from Kiev, Uman, Odessa