Recognizing Michael Tobias for His Work #galicia


Avraham Groll
 

Dear JewishGen Volunteers, Colleagues, and Community Members,

Thanks in large part to the steadfast work of our dedicated and
expert community, JewishGen.org has seen another year of remarkable
growth, community development, and new resources.

As the year comes to a close, I am writing in the hope that you'll join me
in thanking Michael Tobias for his phenomenal service to our beloved
organization. At the end of this month, Michael will leave JewishGen as
a full-time staff member. However, as many of you know, his work will
have a lasting impact.

For more than two decades, as a volunteer and then as a full-time staff
member, Michael has made critical contributions to both JewishGen and
the broader Jewish genealogical community. The historical databases
that he innovated and developed have allowed JewishGen to take our
place as the largest digital repository for Jewish family history
information in the world.

Our databases, which currently contain more than 30 million Jewish
records, have helped reconnect thousands of Jewish families and
inspired them to consider what it means to be part of the Jewish
people. Many meaningful family reunions -- including those of Holocaust
survivors and their families -- have resulted >from Michael's passion and
dedication.

Thank you, Michael, for supporting the mission that we all hold dear --
preserving our Jewish family history and heritage for future generations.

Avraham Groll
Director
JewishGen.org

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