At the 2013 International Conference on Jewish Genealogy the IAJGS awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award to Dr. Neville Lamdan. The citation reads:
“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 universitylevel courses in Jewish genealogy, sponsored scholarly research on Jewish genealogy, and
been a presence at international Jewish Studies conferences. An innovator and bridgebuilder, 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.”
We join in wishing him Mazal Tov!