Thank You to our Volunteers! #JewishGenUpdates

Avraham Groll

Dear Friends - - 

While JewishGen has grown to include millions of records, and a myriad amount of resources, it is still an organization that is fueled by the incredible devotion, dedication and talent of volunteers. On a daily basis, hundreds of volunteers - around the world - devote their time and energy in support of JewishGen's important work. Here is a partial list of JewishGen volunteers, and the areas they focus on:

Director of Communications: Nancy Siegel
Communications/Blog/Newsletter Editor: Richie Baum
Discussion Group Moderators: Phil Goldfarb, Jessica Feinstein and Stephen Jones
Publicity: David Beck
Social Media: Evan Rubel

Systems Support/IT:
Director of Systems Support: Gary Sandler
Research Divisions Systems Coordinator: Ariel Parkansky

Member/Volunteer Support
Director of Member Support: Sandy Aaronson
Support Desk Coordinator/Passwords: Iris Folkson
LostNFound: Marian Price
Volunteer Coordinator: Karen Leon

Director of Education: Nancy Holden
Instructors: Larry Fagan, Marion Werle, Allen Jordan
Editor: Wendy Starr
Webmaster: Alan Raskin

Research Directors:
Austria-Czech: Randy Schoenberg
Belarus: David Feldman, Paul Zoglin
Bessarabia: Yefim Kogan, Inna Vayner
Danzig: Logan Kleinwaks
France: Open
Germany: Alex Calzareth
Hungary: Vivian Kahn
Latvia: Paul Cheifitz, Marion Werle, Arlene Beare
Romania: Michael Moritz
Sephardic: Sarina Roffé
Sub-Carpathia: Lara Diamond
Ukraine: Phyllis Berenson
United Kingdom: Open
United States: Ellen Kowitt

Special Projects Directors:
KehilaLinks: Susana Leistner Bloch, Barbara Ellman
Yizkor Books: Lance Ackerfeld
Yizkor Books in Print: Joel Alpert
Family Finder: Alexander Sharon
Burial Registry (JOWBR): Nolan Altman
Holocaust Database: Nolan Altman
Memorial Plaques: Nolan Altman
Family Tree of the Jewish People (FTJP): Iris Folkson
ViewMate: Sam Eneman
Wall of Honor: Sam Eneman

Friends - -  now imagine what JewishGen would be without it's volunteers. It would not exist.

After helping thousands of people, we are still a grassroots organization. Despite so many organizations who charge for access - our site is still free. We believe in our mission of "preserving our history for future generations." So as we conclude 2020, please demonstrate your thanks to our volunteers by making a contribution in support of our important work. Your gift before midnight tonight, of any amount, will make a real difference (gifts of $100 or more qualify for premium features).

To donate online via our secure website, please click here. Checks can be made payable to JewishGen, and sent to:
JewishGen/Fall Appeal
36 Battery Place
New York, NY 10280

On this final day of 2020, we know that there are many worthy organizations in need of support, and, on behalf of the volunteers, we thank YOU for supporting JewishGen's important work.


Avraham Groll
Executive Director

PS. At a time when most organizations are seeking ways to charge for anything they offer, JewishGen continues to offer its services free of charge to the global Jewish community. We believe that Jewish Genealogy should be FREE. Please help keep it that way, and donate now.



I never realized how many volunteers were involved in making this site so good.

I wish to thank each and every volunteer for his or her efforts on behalf on all of us.

May the coming year bring you all health, safety and much "nachas"

Allen Weitzman
Fair Lawn, NJ