Help Illuminate OUR Lives - Yom Kippur Appeal #JewishGenUpdates

Avraham Groll

Dear JewishGen Family,

In past years, we have discussed how the lighting of a candle has become synonymous with memory. A candle both consumes and illuminates, informing us that while we cannot re-engage with the past, we can - and must - allow the lessons, values, and ideals of those who came before us, to illuminate our lives today.

These thoughts and sentiments motivate the staff and volunteers at JewishGen on a daily basis.

As such, we are constantly focused on two goals: First, connecting researchers with ancestral and family information via archival and other sources of information. To date, this means offering access to 30+ million records, along with a host of other resources. Second,  transmitting the legacy of the very family we discover, so that we will ensure its preservation for future generations.

For these reasons, please consider supporting JewishGen's important work, and contribute to our Yom Kippur Appeal.  This significant fundraiser will directly support our general operating fund, which not only fuels ongoing work, but also new technological improvements which are planned for the coming year.

Please click here to make a donation in support of our Yom Kippur Appeal, and become a true partner in JewishGen's important work today. A gift of any amount will make a real difference. Gifts of $100 or more will qualify for Value Added Services.

To donate via check, please make it payable to "JewishGen" and send to: JewishGen YK Appeal, 36 Battery Place, New York, NY 10280.

Thank you in advance for your support of JewishGen's important work, and to everyone who continues to get involved by volunteering their time, their financial resources, or by sharing suggestions and advice.

Wishing everyone a Gmar Chatima Tova, a meaningful Yom Kippur, and a happy and healthy year - and THANK YOU for being part of the JewishGen family.

Avraham Groll
Executive Director