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At the 33rd International Conference on Jewish Genealogy held in August 2013 in Boston, Mass., IAJGS (the International Association of Jewish Genealogical Societies) conferred its prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award on the IIJG’s Founding Director, Dr. Neville Lamdan.
The citation, dated Aug. 8, 2013, read:
“The IAJGS honors Neville Lamdan for his pioneering work to establish the International Institute for Jewish Genealogy and Paul Jacobi Center in Jerusalem. His vision and dedication as its director from 2006 to 2012 shaped the IIJG into a driving force working to gain recognition of Jewish genealogy as an academic discipline. As a result of Dr. Lamdan’s skilled leadership, the IIJG has developed syllabi and guidelines for university level courses in Jewish genealogy, sponsored scholarly research on Jewish genealogy, and been a presence at international Jewish Studies conferences. An innovator and bridge-builder, Neville Lamdan has given Jewish genealogists new insights and tools and has underscored to the academic community the crucial role genealogical research has to play in the study of Jewish history and identity.”
Click here for IIJG Press Release regarding this award.
Click here for an article about the award by Douglas Bloomfield from Jewish Week (10.8.2013).