A Special Request from JRI-Poland #poland
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
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
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.html provides a facility to
make recurring donations. Small donations, each month, can make a
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
On behalf of the Board of JRI-Poland