Nothing is more important to us than the health and safety of our volunteers and members. Like many organizations, IGRA has had to adapt to the current pandemic. We have cancelled all events in March and April, and will be reviewing all future events as we get closer to them. We did this even before the government here in Israel banned meetings above first 100 people, more recently 10 people, and then banned any meetings at all. As we enter this new period of uncertainty, we will be doing our best to find news ways to share with our members.

Our volunteers are still working hard planning future events, and working to bring new databases online. We have been working for some time on a project to expand our webinars (online presentations that can be viewed on the web or in a cell phone app), bringing lectures to all of our members online, regardless of location. With so many of our members in home seclusion, this project couldn’t have come at a better time.

We hope to announce our upcoming webinars very soon, and are planning to increase the number of webinars as much as possible, to give our members a way to interact with our organization even if they are stuck at home.

To our members and everyone who benefits from IGRA’s activities, we hope you stay safe and healthy.

Philip Trauring
President, Israel Genealogy Research Association (IGRA)