A special request from JRI-Poland #general


Stanley Diamond
 

Dear friends:

As we near the end of 2017, once again we encourage you to consider
JRI-Poland in your year-end giving plans, to help us to continue to expand our
database with additional entries and information for your town(s).

This year, more than ever, we have an opportunity to make a huge difference
for researchers. There are now scans available for hundreds of thousands
of records for which funds are needed to undertake the Phase 3 full
extractions. If you have missed the description of the Phase 3 initiative, read
more in this Avotaynu article
http://www.jri-poland.org/downloads/Avotaynu_Fall-2016_JRI-Poland-update.pdf

As JRI-Poland researchers and supporters know, JRI-Poland fundraising has
traditionally been "shtetl-specific" -- that is, you, the users of our
website and database, support the records indexing and records extraction work
for the town(s) in which your families lived.

Many researchers also mark their contributions "use the funds wherever they
are needed most," and we sincerely appreciate their recognition of how
their support gives us flexibility - sometimes to fund work on towns for which
there are very few known researchers.

There are exciting plans underway to make JRI-Poland searches even more
productive, and "General Fund" donations can also help make this initiative a
reality.

JRI-Poland is proud to point out that in our past 22-years of activity,
approximately 93% of all funds we have raised have been spent specifically for
the creation of data. This proportion of fund utilization for our mission
is remarkable -- and extremely rare -- in non-profit organizations.

To all of you who have generously supported our activity in the past, we
thank you again. To researchers who have not yet made a donation to
JRI-Poland, we ask you to consider 2017 as the year you support the organization
that has meant so much to you and your family. The JRI-Poland donations page
http://www.jri-poland.org/support.htm
provides a facility to make recurring donations. Small donations, each month,
can make a difference.

Note: Because Jewish Records-Indexing Poland is an independent organization
whose database, discussion group and website are hosted by JewishGen, as a
courtesy to researchers, JRI-Poland enables its data search results to be
displayed on JewishGen's All Poland Database.

Wishing each and every one a healthy and joyous Hanukkah

Stanley Diamond
Executive Director
On behalf of the Board of JRI-Poland

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