Project Team

Jewish Chaplains Memorial
Project Team
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Contact Us

This page contains contact information for the members of this project.

Alphabetical listing, by last name:

Project Manager

Ernie performed data and database work for JewishGen ( for both the Yizkor Book Necrology Index and the Jewish Online World-wide Burial Registry (JOWBR) projects.  He was also the LitvakSIG ( webmaster for several years, and built and maintains a website for the Olkeniki (Valkininkai), Lithuania, shtetl.

Ernie is retired from IBM; he was a programmer, systems engineer, manager, and international technical support representative.  He owned a small consulting company, and later went to work for the Federal Government as a Computer Scientist, from which he is now retired.


Rabbi Marvin I. Bash is Rabbi at the Pentagon and at Fort Belvoir, VA. He is Rabbi Emeritus of Congregation Etz Hayim of Arlington, VA where he served with distinction for thirty-six years. He is a graduate of Yeshiva University’s College and was ordained at the Jewish Theological Seminary with a Masters of Hebrew Literature degree. JTS also awarded him an honorary Doctor of Divinity degree. He also earned a Master of Arts degree from Columbia University’s Teacher College, New York, and a Doctor of Philosophy degree from American University, Washington D.C. 

He has served in various posts in the Greater Washington, D.C. Jewish community and is the author of Messages of the Chofetz Chaim, 2006.

Marlene has been a genealogist for 54 years. She has undertaken many genealogy-related projects. From 2006-2008, she was President of the Jewish Genealogy Society of Greater Washington (JGSGW), and was elected again to that position in the summer of 2010. Prior to that she was the VP for Programs and the VP for Membership of that organization. She is presently Co-Chair for the forthcoming 2011 International Conference on Jewish Genealogy to be held in Washington, DC in August 2011.

After graduating from SUNY at Oswego, Marlene did graduate work at Penn State and was Chief Operating Officer for a multi-million dollar corporation. She earned a MS in Information Science from the University of Pittsburgh. Marlene has extensive experience as an IT consultant and systems solutions architect.

Elias Savada Database and Scanning

Eli has long been a volunteer for JGSGW; he was the co-chair of the 2003 IAJGS Conference held in Washington, D.C., and has been involved in many other activities.



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