29 July 2015

Jerusalem 2015 Another Great Conference

The 2015 Conference of the International Association of Jewish Genealogical Societies (IAJGS) is now complete and what an incredible experience it was. A great team, under the direction of Michael Goldstein, helped the conference become as the advertisement promised, "A Conference Like No Other".  In addition to the many wonderful speakers and activities, the fact that it was held in Jerusalem, truly made this event one that I will never forget. Thank you to all those who helped make this memory possible.
As a first time visitor to Israel, I was not sure what exactly to expect. Waiting for this visit since I was a very young man, I was both excited to experience it all, and yet also worried that it would never meet my expectations. I soon found that I worried about nothing, it was everything I had hoped for and more. The places I visited, and those who I traveled with gave me experiences I'll always treasure, and I can't wait to someday return. To those who gave lectures that taught me something new, and to those who attended my lectures and shared their personal stories with me, thanks for touching my life. I hope to see you all next year in Seattle.