Description and Purpose of List
The IAJGS Leadership Forum is a moderated email list (listserve)
whose purpose is to provide a vehicle for communication among the
leaders of the IAJGS and of its member societies.
In June 2012, the old list hosted by JewishGen was replaced by a
new list running on IAJGS's own hosting service. The old list will
not be deleted for a while so that the archive of old messages can
be accessed, but no new messages will be accepted.
Eligibility and Posting Guidelines
The IAJGS board has adopted eligibility rules (see link above
right) for joining the Forum, and messages that are posted must
conform to the posting guidelines (see link above center).
Accessing the Archive of List Messages
Subscribers can access the archive of past messages by going to the
list information page
You will need your password to access the archives. If you do not
remember your password, you can request that it be emailed to you
by going to the URL of the form
where you put your subscribed email address in place of
address after the final '/' character.
Subscriber Database Updates
It is anticipated that the subscriber database will be updated at
least annually. The president of each IAJGS member society will be
asked to submit information about the leaders in that society who
should be invited to join. The president should send an email
message with his/her nominees to
The message should contain the name of the society plus the
following information about each person nominated:
- email address
- position, title, or job
It makes the job of sending out invitations easier if the
information about each email address is sent in the following
format, line by line, with the person's name in
email_address (full name) position/title/job
If a person wishes to be able to post messages from more than one
email address, all of the addresses to be used should be listed with
an indication of the (usually one) address to which Leadership Forum
messages should be sent (the other addresses will have the "no
mail" flag set).
Once the information has been received from the president,
invitations will be sent to those people. The president should
inform each of the nominees in advance as to what is happening and
the importance of responding promptly as instructed in their
The president is encouraged to send updates (leaders to be added
or removed) at any time to the address above.