Born in Haarlem (NL) in 1953.
Emigrated to Israel in 1974.
BA Social Work, MA Political Science.
Retired government official.
Married, 5 married children, 14 grandchildren.
Active in genealogy since 1998 (website: beck.org.il). Region of main genealogical research: Amsterdam.
Active as volunteer in the Dutch community in Israel.
Webmaster of Akevoth.
Leasure and special interests: Programming, Painting.