Memorial Plaque Project Update - Launches With 30,000 Records #ukraine

Nolan Altman

Memorial Plaque Project Launches With 30,000 Records. Please help us grow!

JewishGen is proud to announce its 2013 initial year report for the Memorial
Plaque Project database. The MPP database can be accessed at The MPP database includes the
data >from plaques and Yizkor lists >from synagogue and other organizations.
Many of these sources include patronymic information.

In its initial year, the database includes close to 30,000 records >from the
US, Israel and British Columbia. These records come >from 46 different
synagogues and other institutions.

We believe that the MPP is a good example of how users of JewishGen's
databases can "give back". If you are a member of a synagogue or other
organization with memorial plaques or Yizkor lists, please consider helping
us to grow this database. You can find more information on submitting data
at If you have
additional questions, please contact me directly.

Of particular note in this update are the following additions:

-Boston Area, Massachusetts. Thanks to David Rosen, who is coordinating
submissions >from the JGS of Greater Boston in time for the summer IAJGS
Conference. David's team of volunteers have been working at this project
for over 6 months and are credited with submitting 16,000 records >from 30
-Bialystoker Center, NY. Thanks to Mark Halpern for coordinating the
submission of 4,000 records >from the Bialystoker Center in Manhattan.
-White Plains, NY. Thanks to Alan Steinfeld for coordinating the submission
of 2,250 records >from Congregation Kol Ami.
-Albany, NY. Thanks to Professor Barry Trachtenberg and the students of his
"American Jewish Experience" class at the University at Albany, State
University of New York, for photographing, indexing and submitting 2,100
records >from B'Nai Shalom Reform Congregation and Temple Israel in Albany,
-Oakdale, NY. Thanks to Karen Smollins for coordinating the submission of
1,550 records >from the B'nai Israel Reform Temple in Oakdale, NY.
-Huntington, NY. Thanks to Sandy Masnick for coordinating the submission of
750 records >from Temple Beth El in Huntington, NY.
-Bronx, NY. Thanks to Roberta Solit for photographing and indexing 650
records >from Temple Emanuel of Parkchester in the Bronx.

Whether your name or records are listed above, we appreciate all your
submissions! Thank you to all the donors that submitted information for
this update.

Nolan Altman
JewishGen Acting VP for Data Acquisition
JOWBR - Coordinator
July 2013

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