As many of you know, the IAJGS recognized the KehilaLinks project for its “outstanding contribution to Jewish Genealogy” at the just completed conference in Boston. We are incredibly pleased that the project has been acknowledged, as we have considered it to be an incredibly useful resource since its inception in 1996.
But we must also take a moment to formally acknowledge Susana Leistner Bloch and Barbara Ellman, the leaders of the KehilaLinks project. It is safe to say that the KehilaLinks project would be unrecognizable in its current form, without the countless hours of hard work, planning, brainstorming, and simple devotion that Susana and Barbara display on a constant basis.
As anyone who has worked with them knows, they are constantly available to answer questions, and will do their best to help people be successful in their Jewish genealogical research. For this reason, we view this award not only as a “JewishGen award” but as a well deserved honor for two of our most important volunteers, Susana and Barbara.