Salute! to Yocheved Klausner

Yocheved KlausnerThe “IAJGS Salute! Committee” is pleased to announce that Yocheved Klausner has been awarded an IAJGS Salute! Award. IAJGS Salutes are designed to provide recognition on an ongoing basis of noteworthy projects, activities and accomplishments relating to Jewish genealogy at any time during the year in addition to the annual IAJGS achievement awards.

Yocheved Klausner began working with Lance Ackerfeld ten years ago when she kindly offered to assist in an editing capacity for the JewishGen Yizkor Book Project. Then, as they say, the rest is history. Over time, Yocheved not only assisted in editing translations but she herself carried out Hebrew, Yiddish and even Romanian translations for a multitude of projects.

Her extensive knowledge in so many facets of Judaism and Jewish history has been an immeasurable asset to the Yizkor Book Project. Her ever willingness to assist other volunteers working in the project meant that whenever there was a question or an expression that was difficult to understand, Yocheved was there to provide her learned insight to provide a solution.

Yocheved continues to assist today in the Yizkor Book project, in spite of the recent loss of her dear husband, Yehuda z"l, and her own health issues.

In addition to her Yizkor Book Project role, Yocheved was instrumental in editing and translating articles for Sharesheret HaDorot (the Israel Genealogy Society “magazine”) for many years.

For her significant and continuing contributions to JewishGen’s Yizkor Book Project and her other volunteering efforts for IGRA (Israel Genealogy Research Association), the IAJGS is happy to recognize Yocheved Klausner’s efforts with an IAJGS Salute! Award.