Date   

Reichenberg Jews #austria-czech

engelmann@...
 

Subject: Reichenberg Jews

In the digest of February 25 Paul King kindly gives information on my book
"Reichenberg und seine juedischen Bürger" ISBN 978-3-643-11737-3, which
publishes my research on the former Jewish citizens of Reichenberg/Liberec.

Please let me specify some details. The Czech book "Zidé v Liberci" ISBN
978-80-239-9169-7 and the above stated German book on the same subject are
NOT identical.
Five years passed between the Czech (2007) and the German (2012) publication
and thus I was able to revise the manuscript completely including much
additional information, such as the addition of a series of testimonies of
Nazi persecution and material on the Shoah.

The publication was possible thanks to the financial support of the Jewish
Community of Liberec and the German-Czech Future Fund as well as the
extraordinary support of the Sudetendeutsche Akademie der Wissenschaften und
Künste and friends who prepared the complete digital layout and read the
proofs on a totally voluntary basis.

The relatively high price of the German edition (hardcover with a great
number of illustrations including the colour reproduction of a Kokoschka
painting) is due to the restricted topic which allowed only a few hundred
copies.

Best regards >from Italy,
Isa Engelmann,Verona
engelmann@interfree.it


Volunteers needed for a JewishGen Promotional Video #austria-czech

Groll, Avraham
 

Dear Friends,

We are looking for volunteers to help in the creation of a short
promotional video about JewishGen's programs and services, and how
the work of our volunteers has helped thousands of people throughout
the world.

A promotional video of this kind will give JewishGen another means
of engaging with potential patrons and people who may not yet be
familiar with our important work.

If you are interested, please contact me at 646-437-4326 or email
<agroll@JewishGen.org>.

Avraham Groll
Director of Business Operations
JewishGen.org


Austria-Czech SIG #Austria-Czech Reichenberg Jews #austria-czech

engelmann@...
 

Subject: Reichenberg Jews

In the digest of February 25 Paul King kindly gives information on my book
"Reichenberg und seine juedischen Bürger" ISBN 978-3-643-11737-3, which
publishes my research on the former Jewish citizens of Reichenberg/Liberec.

Please let me specify some details. The Czech book "Zidé v Liberci" ISBN
978-80-239-9169-7 and the above stated German book on the same subject are
NOT identical.
Five years passed between the Czech (2007) and the German (2012) publication
and thus I was able to revise the manuscript completely including much
additional information, such as the addition of a series of testimonies of
Nazi persecution and material on the Shoah.

The publication was possible thanks to the financial support of the Jewish
Community of Liberec and the German-Czech Future Fund as well as the
extraordinary support of the Sudetendeutsche Akademie der Wissenschaften und
Künste and friends who prepared the complete digital layout and read the
proofs on a totally voluntary basis.

The relatively high price of the German edition (hardcover with a great
number of illustrations including the colour reproduction of a Kokoschka
painting) is due to the restricted topic which allowed only a few hundred
copies.

Best regards >from Italy,
Isa Engelmann,Verona
engelmann@interfree.it


Austria-Czech SIG #Austria-Czech Volunteers needed for a JewishGen Promotional Video #austria-czech

Groll, Avraham
 

Dear Friends,

We are looking for volunteers to help in the creation of a short
promotional video about JewishGen's programs and services, and how
the work of our volunteers has helped thousands of people throughout
the world.

A promotional video of this kind will give JewishGen another means
of engaging with potential patrons and people who may not yet be
familiar with our important work.

If you are interested, please contact me at 646-437-4326 or email
<agroll@JewishGen.org>.

Avraham Groll
Director of Business Operations
JewishGen.org


Connection between ABRAMOWITZ and HURWITZ families-Novarodok? #general

Yonatan Ben-Ari
 

For many years I've been researching a family connection between two
families of Novarodok -ABRAMOWITZ and HURWITZ.

Several published sources, primarily human interest articles in
journals and autobiographies, there is mention by members of the
ABRAMOWITZ family (my side) regarding "our cousins the Hurewitzs"
(spelling may differ). The Hurewitzs which I am searching left
Novardok during the 19th cent. One came to Hartford, Ct. where he
became a longtime Rabbi. Members of his family include WAXMAN, RUDMAN,
BERMAN (d. 1936) His cousin, came to Petach Tikva in Israel and was
known as Shimon "Shoichet". Members of his family include POCHOVITCH.

Members of my ABRAMOWITZ family in the USA were connected to the
HUREWITZs in the New York area (Far Rockaway?) while members of the
ABRAMOWITZ family in Israel were very closely connected to Reb Shimon
HUREWITZ in Petach Tikva, to the extent that Reb Shimon took into his
home my mother's aunt, Miriam ABRAMOWITZ/KATZIN (of Raanana) when
Miriam was orphaned >from both her parents as a small child.

Over the years, I was told that members of the above mentioned
families, have seen family tree in which both the ABRAMOWITZ and
HUREWITZ families appear. I tried to track down this tree but without
success.

Most recently, I asked a journalist cousin of mine whose grandmother
was quoted as mentioning Reb. Shimon HUREWITZ as a "cousin" if he knew
how we were related. He replied that his grandmother, who passed away
many years ago said that HUREWITZ was a second cousin of our
greatgrandfather Mayer ABRAMOWITZ who left Novarodok during the last
part of the 19th cent.

Another hint to our connection is that a greatuncle of mine wrote that
the Rabbi of Novarodok (some 200 years ago) was a brother of one of
our ancestors >from Novarodok.

I'd be happy to hear if any members on this list have any more
information that can link the two above families.

TIA

Yoni Ben-Ari, Jerusalem


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Connection between ABRAMOWITZ and HURWITZ families-Novarodok? #general

Yonatan Ben-Ari
 

For many years I've been researching a family connection between two
families of Novarodok -ABRAMOWITZ and HURWITZ.

Several published sources, primarily human interest articles in
journals and autobiographies, there is mention by members of the
ABRAMOWITZ family (my side) regarding "our cousins the Hurewitzs"
(spelling may differ). The Hurewitzs which I am searching left
Novardok during the 19th cent. One came to Hartford, Ct. where he
became a longtime Rabbi. Members of his family include WAXMAN, RUDMAN,
BERMAN (d. 1936) His cousin, came to Petach Tikva in Israel and was
known as Shimon "Shoichet". Members of his family include POCHOVITCH.

Members of my ABRAMOWITZ family in the USA were connected to the
HUREWITZs in the New York area (Far Rockaway?) while members of the
ABRAMOWITZ family in Israel were very closely connected to Reb Shimon
HUREWITZ in Petach Tikva, to the extent that Reb Shimon took into his
home my mother's aunt, Miriam ABRAMOWITZ/KATZIN (of Raanana) when
Miriam was orphaned >from both her parents as a small child.

Over the years, I was told that members of the above mentioned
families, have seen family tree in which both the ABRAMOWITZ and
HUREWITZ families appear. I tried to track down this tree but without
success.

Most recently, I asked a journalist cousin of mine whose grandmother
was quoted as mentioning Reb. Shimon HUREWITZ as a "cousin" if he knew
how we were related. He replied that his grandmother, who passed away
many years ago said that HUREWITZ was a second cousin of our
greatgrandfather Mayer ABRAMOWITZ who left Novarodok during the last
part of the 19th cent.

Another hint to our connection is that a greatuncle of mine wrote that
the Rabbi of Novarodok (some 200 years ago) was a brother of one of
our ancestors >from Novarodok.

I'd be happy to hear if any members on this list have any more
information that can link the two above families.

TIA

Yoni Ben-Ari, Jerusalem


Re: Book Cite: Czechs, Germans, Jews? #austria-czech

ron_herrmann@...
 

Randy,

Re: "the movement of Jews in Bohemia >from Judeo-Deutsch to German to Czech, and the resulting
confusion over their national identity, whether Jewish, German or Czech."
 
And indeed, when ID Cards were issued to all Czech people in the early 1920s (I think), Jews could choose
which "nationality" they want: German, Czech of Jewish.

The story in my family is that all my grandfather's siblings chose "German", and he, being a Zionist, chose
"Jewish.

Fast forward towards 1939, before the immanent Nazi invasion to the Czech republic, my grandfather was
able to get a "Certificate" to leave to Israel (called "Palestine" back then) because he's a "Jew".

His brothers and sisters could not get such a certificate because they were "German".

---
Ron Herrmann
Researching: HERRMANN, LOEBL/LOEWE >from Zatec/Saaz/Dolni Mesto areas. KOHN, LOEWENSTEIN,
MANDL, WOLF, ROBITSCHEK, ABELES, PROPPER, STEINDLER, REIN, GLASER >from Bohemia.


Austria-Czech SIG #Austria-Czech Re: Book Cite: Czechs, Germans, Jews? #austria-czech

ron_herrmann@...
 

Randy,

Re: "the movement of Jews in Bohemia >from Judeo-Deutsch to German to Czech, and the resulting
confusion over their national identity, whether Jewish, German or Czech."
 
And indeed, when ID Cards were issued to all Czech people in the early 1920s (I think), Jews could choose
which "nationality" they want: German, Czech of Jewish.

The story in my family is that all my grandfather's siblings chose "German", and he, being a Zionist, chose
"Jewish.

Fast forward towards 1939, before the immanent Nazi invasion to the Czech republic, my grandfather was
able to get a "Certificate" to leave to Israel (called "Palestine" back then) because he's a "Jew".

His brothers and sisters could not get such a certificate because they were "German".

---
Ron Herrmann
Researching: HERRMANN, LOEBL/LOEWE >from Zatec/Saaz/Dolni Mesto areas. KOHN, LOEWENSTEIN,
MANDL, WOLF, ROBITSCHEK, ABELES, PROPPER, STEINDLER, REIN, GLASER >from Bohemia.


JewishGen 2012 Review #sephardic

Groll, Avraham
 

Dear Friends,

1 million records. More than 41,000 new users. Nearly 8,000 donors.

These figures demonstrate tremendous accomplishment by JewishGen in
2012. As we wrote a few months ago, we are actively growing our
databases to meet the demand of our constantly expanding user base.
Second, our users continue to appreciate the free service provided
by JewishGen, and are willing to financially support its mission.

There is still so much more to do.

We added more than 1 million records last year (surpassing 21
million records in total!), hundreds of Yizkor Book translations and
many other important items of interest to Jewish genealogists - but
there remain millions of records throughout the world that have yet
to be digitized, indexed, and made searchable on JewishGen. Some
for-profit companies seek to obtain these records, and then charge
to access them. It is our belief that Jewish family research should
be freely accessible, and we are doing everything we can to keep it
that way.

With this in mind, we are proud to publish our "2012 Review,"
highlighting JewishGen's accomplishments over the course of the
previous year. As you may have noticed, many of our most popular
features (such as the Family Finder and Burial Registry) now have
distinctively branded logos, making it easier to identify the
information you are viewing. A project that has generated
particular enthusiasm is our "Memorial Plaques" project, whereby
volunteers throughout the world are indexing the names appearing on
Memorial (Yizkor) plaques in their synagogues.

As always, major and significant improvements (with the rapid
advance of technology, these improvements are always significant)
have continued to be made "behind the scenes" to help ensure an
easy, powerful, and secure web experience.

This past July, JewishGen's ViewMate project won the "Outstanding
Program or Project Award" at the IAJGS conference in Paris. We'd
like to congratulate the team of JewishGen volunteers who created
and maintain ViewMate: Sam Eneman, Administrator; Gary Sandler,
Programmer; and Bernard Kouchel, who envisioned the original
concept.

Finally, and most importantly, our loyal users continued to
provide us with a strong base of financial support - we received
nearly 8,000 donations last year - allowing us to operate within
our budget for the third year in a row despite global economic
uncertainty.

Running more than 40 pages, the 2012 Review covers these, and
other topics as well. Last year's report was viewed more than
20,000 times, and we are confident that this year's report will
reach an even wider audience.

The 2012 Review can be accessed here:
http://issuu.com/jewishgen/docs/jg_annual_0221?mode=window

Regardless of your level of financial support, we are glad that
you are part of the global JewishGen community - the JewishGen
family - and we hope you will enjoy reading about our
accomplishments in 2012, along with our plans for what we hope
will be an even better 2013.

Sincerely,

Warren Blatt
Managing Director

Avraham Groll
Director of Business Operations


Volunteers needed for a JewishGen Promotional Video #yizkorbooks

Groll, Avraham
 

Dear Friends,

We are looking for volunteers to help in the creation of a short
promotional video about JewishGen's programs and services, and how
the work of our volunteers has helped thousands of people throughout
the world.

A promotional video of this kind will give JewishGen another means
of engaging with potential patrons and people who may not yet be
familiar with our important work.

If you are interested, please contact me at 646-437-4326 or email
<agroll@JewishGen.org>.

Avraham Groll
Director of Business Operations
JewishGen.org


JewishGen 2012 Review #yizkorbooks

Groll, Avraham
 

Dear Friends,

1 million records. More than 41,000 new users. Nearly 8,000 donors.

These figures demonstrate tremendous accomplishment by JewishGen in
2012. As we wrote a few months ago, we are actively growing our
databases to meet the demand of our constantly expanding user base.
Second, our users continue to appreciate the free service provided
by JewishGen, and are willing to financially support its mission.

There is still so much more to do.

We added more than 1 million records last year (surpassing 21
million records in total!), hundreds of Yizkor Book translations and
many other important items of interest to Jewish genealogists - but
there remain millions of records throughout the world that have yet
to be digitized, indexed, and made searchable on JewishGen. Some
for-profit companies seek to obtain these records, and then charge
to access them. It is our belief that Jewish family research should
be freely accessible, and we are doing everything we can to keep it
that way.

With this in mind, we are proud to publish our "2012 Review,"
highlighting JewishGen's accomplishments over the course of the
previous year. As you may have noticed, many of our most popular
features (such as the Family Finder and Burial Registry) now have
distinctively branded logos, making it easier to identify the
information you are viewing. A project that has generated
particular enthusiasm is our "Memorial Plaques" project, whereby
volunteers throughout the world are indexing the names appearing on
Memorial (Yizkor) plaques in their synagogues.

As always, major and significant improvements (with the rapid
advance of technology, these improvements are always significant)
have continued to be made "behind the scenes" to help ensure an
easy, powerful, and secure web experience.

This past July, JewishGen's ViewMate project won the "Outstanding
Program or Project Award" at the IAJGS conference in Paris. We'd
like to congratulate the team of JewishGen volunteers who created
and maintain ViewMate: Sam Eneman, Administrator; Gary Sandler,
Programmer; and Bernard Kouchel, who envisioned the original
concept.

Finally, and most importantly, our loyal users continued to
provide us with a strong base of financial support - we received
nearly 8,000 donations last year - allowing us to operate within
our budget for the third year in a row despite global economic
uncertainty.

Running more than 40 pages, the 2012 Review covers these, and
other topics as well. Last year's report was viewed more than
20,000 times, and we are confident that this year's report will
reach an even wider audience.

The 2012 Review can be accessed here:
http://issuu.com/jewishgen/docs/jg_annual_0221?mode=window

Regardless of your level of financial support, we are glad that
you are part of the global JewishGen community - the JewishGen
family - and we hope you will enjoy reading about our
accomplishments in 2012, along with our plans for what we hope
will be an even better 2013.

Sincerely,

Warren Blatt
Managing Director

Avraham Groll
Director of Business Operations


Sephardic SIG #Sephardim JewishGen 2012 Review #sephardic

Groll, Avraham
 

Dear Friends,

1 million records. More than 41,000 new users. Nearly 8,000 donors.

These figures demonstrate tremendous accomplishment by JewishGen in
2012. As we wrote a few months ago, we are actively growing our
databases to meet the demand of our constantly expanding user base.
Second, our users continue to appreciate the free service provided
by JewishGen, and are willing to financially support its mission.

There is still so much more to do.

We added more than 1 million records last year (surpassing 21
million records in total!), hundreds of Yizkor Book translations and
many other important items of interest to Jewish genealogists - but
there remain millions of records throughout the world that have yet
to be digitized, indexed, and made searchable on JewishGen. Some
for-profit companies seek to obtain these records, and then charge
to access them. It is our belief that Jewish family research should
be freely accessible, and we are doing everything we can to keep it
that way.

With this in mind, we are proud to publish our "2012 Review,"
highlighting JewishGen's accomplishments over the course of the
previous year. As you may have noticed, many of our most popular
features (such as the Family Finder and Burial Registry) now have
distinctively branded logos, making it easier to identify the
information you are viewing. A project that has generated
particular enthusiasm is our "Memorial Plaques" project, whereby
volunteers throughout the world are indexing the names appearing on
Memorial (Yizkor) plaques in their synagogues.

As always, major and significant improvements (with the rapid
advance of technology, these improvements are always significant)
have continued to be made "behind the scenes" to help ensure an
easy, powerful, and secure web experience.

This past July, JewishGen's ViewMate project won the "Outstanding
Program or Project Award" at the IAJGS conference in Paris. We'd
like to congratulate the team of JewishGen volunteers who created
and maintain ViewMate: Sam Eneman, Administrator; Gary Sandler,
Programmer; and Bernard Kouchel, who envisioned the original
concept.

Finally, and most importantly, our loyal users continued to
provide us with a strong base of financial support - we received
nearly 8,000 donations last year - allowing us to operate within
our budget for the third year in a row despite global economic
uncertainty.

Running more than 40 pages, the 2012 Review covers these, and
other topics as well. Last year's report was viewed more than
20,000 times, and we are confident that this year's report will
reach an even wider audience.

The 2012 Review can be accessed here:
http://issuu.com/jewishgen/docs/jg_annual_0221?mode=window

Regardless of your level of financial support, we are glad that
you are part of the global JewishGen community - the JewishGen
family - and we hope you will enjoy reading about our
accomplishments in 2012, along with our plans for what we hope
will be an even better 2013.

Sincerely,

Warren Blatt
Managing Director

Avraham Groll
Director of Business Operations


Yizkor Books #YizkorBooks Volunteers needed for a JewishGen Promotional Video #yizkorbooks

Groll, Avraham
 

Dear Friends,

We are looking for volunteers to help in the creation of a short
promotional video about JewishGen's programs and services, and how
the work of our volunteers has helped thousands of people throughout
the world.

A promotional video of this kind will give JewishGen another means
of engaging with potential patrons and people who may not yet be
familiar with our important work.

If you are interested, please contact me at 646-437-4326 or email
<agroll@JewishGen.org>.

Avraham Groll
Director of Business Operations
JewishGen.org


Yizkor Books #YizkorBooks JewishGen 2012 Review #yizkorbooks

Groll, Avraham
 

Dear Friends,

1 million records. More than 41,000 new users. Nearly 8,000 donors.

These figures demonstrate tremendous accomplishment by JewishGen in
2012. As we wrote a few months ago, we are actively growing our
databases to meet the demand of our constantly expanding user base.
Second, our users continue to appreciate the free service provided
by JewishGen, and are willing to financially support its mission.

There is still so much more to do.

We added more than 1 million records last year (surpassing 21
million records in total!), hundreds of Yizkor Book translations and
many other important items of interest to Jewish genealogists - but
there remain millions of records throughout the world that have yet
to be digitized, indexed, and made searchable on JewishGen. Some
for-profit companies seek to obtain these records, and then charge
to access them. It is our belief that Jewish family research should
be freely accessible, and we are doing everything we can to keep it
that way.

With this in mind, we are proud to publish our "2012 Review,"
highlighting JewishGen's accomplishments over the course of the
previous year. As you may have noticed, many of our most popular
features (such as the Family Finder and Burial Registry) now have
distinctively branded logos, making it easier to identify the
information you are viewing. A project that has generated
particular enthusiasm is our "Memorial Plaques" project, whereby
volunteers throughout the world are indexing the names appearing on
Memorial (Yizkor) plaques in their synagogues.

As always, major and significant improvements (with the rapid
advance of technology, these improvements are always significant)
have continued to be made "behind the scenes" to help ensure an
easy, powerful, and secure web experience.

This past July, JewishGen's ViewMate project won the "Outstanding
Program or Project Award" at the IAJGS conference in Paris. We'd
like to congratulate the team of JewishGen volunteers who created
and maintain ViewMate: Sam Eneman, Administrator; Gary Sandler,
Programmer; and Bernard Kouchel, who envisioned the original
concept.

Finally, and most importantly, our loyal users continued to
provide us with a strong base of financial support - we received
nearly 8,000 donations last year - allowing us to operate within
our budget for the third year in a row despite global economic
uncertainty.

Running more than 40 pages, the 2012 Review covers these, and
other topics as well. Last year's report was viewed more than
20,000 times, and we are confident that this year's report will
reach an even wider audience.

The 2012 Review can be accessed here:
http://issuu.com/jewishgen/docs/jg_annual_0221?mode=window

Regardless of your level of financial support, we are glad that
you are part of the global JewishGen community - the JewishGen
family - and we hope you will enjoy reading about our
accomplishments in 2012, along with our plans for what we hope
will be an even better 2013.

Sincerely,

Warren Blatt
Managing Director

Avraham Groll
Director of Business Operations


Volunteers needed for a JewishGen Promotional Video #rabbinic

Groll, Avraham
 

Dear Friends,

We are looking for volunteers to help in the creation of a short
promotional video about JewishGen's programs and services, and how
the work of our volunteers has helped thousands of people throughout
the world.

A promotional video of this kind will give JewishGen another means
of engaging with potential patrons and people who may not yet be
familiar with our important work.

If you are interested, please contact me at 646-437-4326 or email
<agroll@JewishGen.org>.

Avraham Groll
Director of Business Operations
JewishGen.org


JewishGen 2012 Review #rabbinic

Groll, Avraham
 

Dear Friends,

1 million records. More than 41,000 new users. Nearly 8,000 donors.

These figures demonstrate tremendous accomplishment by JewishGen in
2012. As we wrote a few months ago, we are actively growing our
databases to meet the demand of our constantly expanding user base.
Second, our users continue to appreciate the free service provided
by JewishGen, and are willing to financially support its mission.

There is still so much more to do.

We added more than 1 million records last year (surpassing 21
million records in total!), hundreds of Yizkor Book translations and
many other important items of interest to Jewish genealogists - but
there remain millions of records throughout the world that have yet
to be digitized, indexed, and made searchable on JewishGen. Some
for-profit companies seek to obtain these records, and then charge
to access them. It is our belief that Jewish family research should
be freely accessible, and we are doing everything we can to keep it
that way.

With this in mind, we are proud to publish our "2012 Review,"
highlighting JewishGen's accomplishments over the course of the
previous year. As you may have noticed, many of our most popular
features (such as the Family Finder and Burial Registry) now have
distinctively branded logos, making it easier to identify the
information you are viewing. A project that has generated
particular enthusiasm is our "Memorial Plaques" project, whereby
volunteers throughout the world are indexing the names appearing on
Memorial (Yizkor) plaques in their synagogues.

As always, major and significant improvements (with the rapid
advance of technology, these improvements are always significant)
have continued to be made "behind the scenes" to help ensure an
easy, powerful, and secure web experience.

This past July, JewishGen's ViewMate project won the "Outstanding
Program or Project Award" at the IAJGS conference in Paris. We'd
like to congratulate the team of JewishGen volunteers who created
and maintain ViewMate: Sam Eneman, Administrator; Gary Sandler,
Programmer; and Bernard Kouchel, who envisioned the original
concept.

Finally, and most importantly, our loyal users continued to
provide us with a strong base of financial support - we received
nearly 8,000 donations last year - allowing us to operate within
our budget for the third year in a row despite global economic
uncertainty.

Running more than 40 pages, the 2012 Review covers these, and
other topics as well. Last year's report was viewed more than
20,000 times, and we are confident that this year's report will
reach an even wider audience.

The 2012 Review can be accessed here:
http://issuu.com/jewishgen/docs/jg_annual_0221?mode=window

Regardless of your level of financial support, we are glad that
you are part of the global JewishGen community - the JewishGen
family - and we hope you will enjoy reading about our
accomplishments in 2012, along with our plans for what we hope
will be an even better 2013.

Sincerely,

Warren Blatt
Managing Director

Avraham Groll
Director of Business Operations


Volunteers needed for a JewishGen Promotional Video #scandinavia

Groll, Avraham
 

Dear Friends,

We are looking for volunteers to help in the creation of a short
promotional video about JewishGen's programs and services, and how
the work of our volunteers has helped thousands of people throughout
the world.

A promotional video of this kind will give JewishGen another means
of engaging with potential patrons and people who may not yet be
familiar with our important work.

If you are interested, please contact me at 646-437-4326 or email
<agroll@JewishGen.org>.

Avraham Groll
Director of Business Operations
JewishGen.org


JewishGen 2012 Review #scandinavia

Groll, Avraham
 

Dear Friends,

1 million records. More than 41,000 new users. Nearly 8,000 donors.

These figures demonstrate tremendous accomplishment by JewishGen in
2012. As we wrote a few months ago, we are actively growing our
databases to meet the demand of our constantly expanding user base.
Second, our users continue to appreciate the free service provided
by JewishGen, and are willing to financially support its mission.

There is still so much more to do.

We added more than 1 million records last year (surpassing 21
million records in total!), hundreds of Yizkor Book translations and
many other important items of interest to Jewish genealogists - but
there remain millions of records throughout the world that have yet
to be digitized, indexed, and made searchable on JewishGen. Some
for-profit companies seek to obtain these records, and then charge
to access them. It is our belief that Jewish family research should
be freely accessible, and we are doing everything we can to keep it
that way.

With this in mind, we are proud to publish our "2012 Review,"
highlighting JewishGen's accomplishments over the course of the
previous year. As you may have noticed, many of our most popular
features (such as the Family Finder and Burial Registry) now have
distinctively branded logos, making it easier to identify the
information you are viewing. A project that has generated
particular enthusiasm is our "Memorial Plaques" project, whereby
volunteers throughout the world are indexing the names appearing on
Memorial (Yizkor) plaques in their synagogues.

As always, major and significant improvements (with the rapid
advance of technology, these improvements are always significant)
have continued to be made "behind the scenes" to help ensure an
easy, powerful, and secure web experience.

This past July, JewishGen's ViewMate project won the "Outstanding
Program or Project Award" at the IAJGS conference in Paris. We'd
like to congratulate the team of JewishGen volunteers who created
and maintain ViewMate: Sam Eneman, Administrator; Gary Sandler,
Programmer; and Bernard Kouchel, who envisioned the original
concept.

Finally, and most importantly, our loyal users continued to
provide us with a strong base of financial support - we received
nearly 8,000 donations last year - allowing us to operate within
our budget for the third year in a row despite global economic
uncertainty.

Running more than 40 pages, the 2012 Review covers these, and
other topics as well. Last year's report was viewed more than
20,000 times, and we are confident that this year's report will
reach an even wider audience.

The 2012 Review can be accessed here:
http://issuu.com/jewishgen/docs/jg_annual_0221?mode=window

Regardless of your level of financial support, we are glad that
you are part of the global JewishGen community - the JewishGen
family - and we hope you will enjoy reading about our
accomplishments in 2012, along with our plans for what we hope
will be an even better 2013.

Sincerely,

Warren Blatt
Managing Director

Avraham Groll
Director of Business Operations


Volunteers needed for a JewishGen Promotional Video #sephardic

Groll, Avraham
 

Dear Friends,

We are looking for volunteers to help in the creation of a short
promotional video about JewishGen's programs and services, and how
the work of our volunteers has helped thousands of people throughout
the world.

A promotional video of this kind will give JewishGen another means
of engaging with potential patrons and people who may not yet be
familiar with our important work.

If you are interested, please contact me at 646-437-4326 or email
<agroll@JewishGen.org>.

Avraham Groll
Director of Business Operations
JewishGen.org


Rabbinic Genealogy SIG #Rabbinic Volunteers needed for a JewishGen Promotional Video #rabbinic

Groll, Avraham
 

Dear Friends,

We are looking for volunteers to help in the creation of a short
promotional video about JewishGen's programs and services, and how
the work of our volunteers has helped thousands of people throughout
the world.

A promotional video of this kind will give JewishGen another means
of engaging with potential patrons and people who may not yet be
familiar with our important work.

If you are interested, please contact me at 646-437-4326 or email
<agroll@JewishGen.org>.

Avraham Groll
Director of Business Operations
JewishGen.org

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