Sunday, October 12, 2014

35th IAJGS International Conference on Jewish Genealogy Launch

Jerusalem Ramada 6-10 July 2015

Registration is now open at for the IAJGS 35th International Conference on Jewish Genealogy taking place at the Jerusalem Ramada 6-10 July 2015. The Conference is being held in cooperation with MyHeritage and with the support of individual, organizational and corporate sponsors presently including Harvey Krueger of New York and Yad Vashem. We will be updating our sponsors listing to include longstanding friends of Jewish Genealogy and a host of new friends.

The Ramada Hotel near the entrance to Jerusalem was chosen as our conference venue as it is the only Jerusalem Hotel able to host a conference of our size, has easy access to city and interurban transportation and is close to many Archives, Museums and cultural attractions. The Ramada has two wings – the Royal Hotel (3 stars) and the Ramada (4 stars) and reservations in the Conference block are available following your registration to the Conference. To get the Hotel Conference rate and special perks such as in-room free wi-fi you must register and reserve through

A Shabbaton (Friday & Saturday weekend July 3-4 program) - Shabbat experience for everyone -will precede the Conference and will be followed by an “Exploration Sunday” on July 5 with touring and archive options. The program for the 2015 Conference promises to be varied and unique! There will be sessions relating to research in different countries, techniques and a focus on how the end of World War II impacted the Jewish people and their lives across the world.

The Conference website,, currently includes registration for those outside of Israel, the Call for Papers and basic information. Additional information on, Shekel based registration, Family Finder, Exploration Sunday, Shabbaton and meal functions and more will be available shortly. So, we encourage you to watch the website, sign up for the Conference Discussion group, follow us on Facebook or Twitter.

We look forward to seeing you all – NEXT YEAR IN JERUSALEM!


The International Association of Jewish Genealogical Societies (IAJGS) is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization of organizations formed in 1988 to provide a common voice for issues of significance to its members, to advance our genealogical avocation, and to coordinate items such as the annual International Conference on Jewish Genealogy.