Our association has benefited from many volunteers and supporters over the years, and here we recognize those who have contributed to IGRA and the the world of genealogy, but have sadly passed. These people are sorely missed – as volunteers, supporters, and as friends. Each was unique in his/her contribution and we encourage you to read about these special people.

Barbara Ann Ellman 1951-2023

It was with great sorrow that IGRA received word that Barbara Ellman suddenly passed away at the end of January. In addition to all of the amazing work she contributed…read more

Ingrid Rockberger 1946-2023

Ingrid Rockberger was born in England and came on aliyah with her family in 1981. Ingrid has been involved in community work and volunteering since her teenage years. She was…read more

Rabbi Henry (Hank) F. Skirball 1929-2022

In great sorrow, we announce the passing, on Rosh Hashana, of our founding member and loyal friend, Rabbi Henry (Hank) F. Skirball z”l. He was a graduate of Harvard and…read more

Leesa Goren 1950-2020

Leesa Freedman Goren (1950-2020) grew up in Granite City, Illinois and met her husband to be while an undergraduate student at Harvard University. After 10 years in St. Louis, Missouri,…read more

Harvey Krueger 1929-2017

Harvey Krueger (1929-2017) was born in New Jersey. He was a prominent and well-known businessman in the investment banking sphere in both the US and Israel and was the first…read more

Martha Lev-Zion 1940-2014

Martha Levinson Lev-Zion (1940-2014), was born in Los Angeles, CA and made aliyah in 1977. She was a historian of modern European intellectual history at the Ben Gurion University, in…read more

Mathilde A. Tagger 1933-2014

Mathilde A. Tagger (1933-2014), was born in Tangiers, Morocco. She had an MA degree in Library and Information Sciences from Hebrew University in Jerusalem; was Chief Librarian of the Atmospheric…read more