Call for Applications (Please share)
The Call for Applications from candidates interested in serving on the
IAJGS Board of Directors is now open. This year, as it is an
odd-numbered year and in accordance with our bylaws, we will elect
four Officers: President, Vice-President, Treasurer, and Secretary. In
addition, we are seeking one new Director to fill the one year
remaining of a two-year term.
IAJGS Officer and Director candidates must be members in good standing
of at least one IAJGS member society at the time of their nomination
for election or appointment and must continuously maintain such
membership during their term of office. We are seeking candidates who
will contribute to advancing the Association in fulfilling its
objectives (listed below).
We invite all candidates who are interested in serving as an Officer
or Director on the IAJGS Board to submit a completed Board Application
Form online at BoardApplication.iajgs.org.
Information about the election and nomination process is at
elections.iajgs.org. The deadline for receipt of Board Application
Forms by the Nominating Committee is March 12, 2021, 7:00 pm EDT.
The term of those Officers elected begins at the conclusion of the
Annual Meeting on August 4, 2021, and ends at the conclusion of the
Annual Meeting two years later. The Director position will serve out
the one year remaining of the two-year term. Candidates should be
aware that serving on the board requires a commitment of time and
Elections will be held through electronic voting procedures, which
will be completed by July 12, 2021.
Objectives of the IAJGS
The objectives of the Association shall be:
To collect, preserve, and disseminate knowledge and information with
reference to Jewish genealogy
To assist and promote the research of Jewish family history
To provide opportunities for the sharing of Jewish genealogical information
To aim toward the publication of worthy material in the field of
To promote membership in member Jewish genealogical societies
To act as spokesperson for Jewish genealogical societies in areas of
To provide member societies with services to help them become more
To elevate Jewish Genealogy among Jewish people and in the academic community
To promote public access to genealogically relevant records
To foster creation of Jewish genealogical organizations in new
2021 IAJGS Nominating Committee Chair