Wishing You a Sweet New Year

Dear Friend,

It has been a great year for JewishGen, and we are glad you have been part of it.

According to a survey conducted earlier this summer, 70% of our users described JewishGen as important to their research, and more than 90% stated they would recommend JewishGen to a friend - impressive statistics that will surely increase as we continue to improve and expand our online collection of records, tools and information.

All in all, our programs are thriving. More than 1 million records were added to JewishGen this past year, including more than 200,000 new entries for JOWBR (our online burial registry). As you may have noticed, the website redesign that began last June is now 90% complete. Thousands of people make use of our Discussion Groups on a daily basis, and more than 30,000 new users have registered since January 1st of this year.

Most important, our loyal users continued to provide us with a strong base of financial support - allowing us to balance our budget despite global economic uncertainty. This feat was possible only because our users made a conscious decision to participate - according to each individuals ability - in the important service we are providing. While we received some donations in excess of $1000 or as little as $5, each was significant and important to us, and we are grateful.

As the New Year quickly approaches, we remain confident that you and other JewishGen users will once again help support our important work to the best of your ability. Each donation makes a difference, and helps us to continue offering a service that has connected thousands of families over the past two decades.

If you are in a position to make a financial contribution to JewishGen, please click here today.

Regardless of your level of financial support, we are glad that you are part of the global JewishGen community - the JewishGen family - and we wish you and your families a happy and healthy new year, a Shana Tova and a K'siva V'chasima Tova.

Warren Blatt - Managing Director
Michael Tobias - Vice President of Programming
Avraham Groll - Director of Business Operations

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