I am pleased to announce that long-time JewishGen volunteer, Phyllis Gold Berenson, has assumed the position of Director of Ukraine Research. Phyllis has extensive experience researching Jewish family history in Ukraine, mentoring others, and has successfully acquired records from a variety of archives, overseen data transcription and translation projects, and coordinated the photography, transcription and translation of tombstones in the Mogilev-Podolsky Cemetery.
In addition to her focus on Ukraine research, she has taken an active role within the JewishGen Senior Leadership Team, participating in strategic planning, and drafting legal documents.
Beyond her work for JewishGen.org, she has contributed greatly to the broader Jewish genealogical community by starting a Facebook group for those researching the town of Mogilev-Podolsky and co-managing a regional group on Family Tree DNA.
A lawyer by profession, Phyllis resides in San Francisco and Sonoma, California. She can be reached at pberenson@JewishGen.org.
I thank Phyllis for all her devotion and dedication to JewishGen over the years, her vision for increasing the quantity and quality of Ukraine records on JewishGen, and for her role in helping JewishGen modernize and improve our systems.