Mark Halpern receives IAJGS Lifetime Achievement Award #galicia

Jewish Records Indexing - Poland

On behalf of the Executive Committee and Board of Jewish Records
Indexing - Poland and all JRI-Poland volunteers, it is with sincere
pleasure we extend heartiest congratulations to our colleague and friend,
Mark Halpern, on receiving the 2018 Lifetime Achievement Award of the
International Association of Jewish Genealogical Societies.

Mark has been been an integral part of JRI-Poland leadership for almost
twenty years as a member of the JRI-Poland executive committee and
board. He has played in indispensable role as Coordinator of the AGAD
and Bialystok Archives Projects and the JRI-Poland online order system.

In addition, Mark was president of the JGS of Philadelphia >from 2003 to
2007, following which he became editor of Chronicles, the JGS of
Philadelphia journal. In 2009, Mark was Co-Chair of the IAJGS
conference in Philadelphia and Program Chair of the 2013 conference
in Boston. He has filled every role with dedication, wisdom and tireless

It is certainly fitting that Mark was presented with the award in Warsaw
given his decades long leadership and contributions to the indexing of
the Jewish records of Poland as part of the JRI-Poland team.

In recognizing and honoring Mark's lifetime of achievement, the IAJGS
has selected a most deserving member of the Jewish genealogical
community. We are beyond proud of Mark.

Stanley Diamond,
Executive Director
On behalf of the board of JRI-Poland

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