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JRI-Poland

Membership Affect

The Award-Winning Searchable Database of Indexes to Jewish Records of Poland
JRI-Poland is an independent non-profit tax-exempt organization
under Section 501(c)(3) of the U.S. Internal Revenue Code.

Join JRI-Poland’s NEW Membership Program

as of March 23, 2021

Help Support our Volunteer Organization - Become a Member!

Will implementing membership affect the ability to access JRI-Poland data online?

A Membership Program does not mean that access to our Internet-based information will be pulled behind a membership “pay wall”. We remain committed to serving the public by making our data available without the need to establish and continue to be a member. In fact, by installing a membership model, we intend to protect our ability to provide data to the general public at no cost. We are a 501(c)(3) charitable non-profit registered in the United States, which means that no one owns JRI-Poland. All membership funds raised go to our organization, and all positions within our club are volunteer with the exception of our accounting person. As we've grown, the demands on our accounting specialist have grown and it became impossible to find a volunteer to continue in this role. By the way, our “sister” organizations such as LitvakSIG and Gesher Galicia have had membership dues implemented since their founding. We have selected a dues amount equal to three times “chai” (3 × $18 = $54 USD). To become a member, please click on the link to our donation page.

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JRI-Poland is an independent, non-profit organization. Donations by U.S. citizens and non-citizens with U.S. income are tax-deductible to the extent allowable by law.

To help fund JRI-Poland's research and growth, please contribute directly through our Donation page. JRI-Poland fundraising is "shtetl-specific" so that you can direct your donations to support indexing records for your town(s).

JRI-Poland's administration, projects, operations and fundraising are entirely independent and separate from JewishGen.org. Donations made to JewishGen do NOT support the indexing/extractions of your town's records.

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