A special request from JRI-Poland #poland


Stanley Diamond
 

Dear friends of JRI-Poland:

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
_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 _www.jri-poland.org/support.htm_
provides a facility to make recurring donations. Small donations,
each month, can make a difference

Note: Jewish Records Indexing - Poland is an independent non-profit
organization with its own administration, volunteers and fundraising.
Because JRI-Poland's 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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