Brian Burke, the Hillel Jewish University Center’s University of Pittsburgh student cabinet president, has been awarded The David Project’s Student Advocate of the Year. The David Project works to build relationships between the Jewish/pro-Israel community and non-Jewish student leaders and organizations on campus.
Carol Hoffman, formerly of Pittsburgh and now a resident of Tel Aviv, has been awarded the International Association of Jewish Genealogical Societies (IAJGS) Volunteer Award for her leadership and dedication in the worlds of Israeli Jewish genealogy and Lithuanian research. The award was presented at the 2018 IAJGS Conference in Warsaw, Poland.
Carol has played a number of roles in the Israel Genealogy Research Association (IGRA): as the organization’s secretary, editing website publications, and serving on the database committee. She was an active volunteer in the 2015 IAJGS conference in Israel.
The IAJGS is an umbrella organization of more than 82 Jewish genealogical organizations worldwide offering the world of Jewish ancestry where people live. The IAJGS’ vision is of a worldwide network of effective and respected community-enabling people to succeed in researching Jewish ancestry and heritage.