SJN: JRI-Poland announces new partnership with Yad Vashem | Sjn

0 is a collective of global volunteers preserving details of the lives of ancestors of the Jewish community in a form that will forever be accessible to as many scholars as possible. He built the largest database representing the lives of Jews who lived in present and former territories of Poland, their families and communities., an independent non-profit organization, has disclosed details of a new initiative to partner with Yad Vashem, the World Holocaust Remembrance Center, to display a direct link to the research of Yad Vashem Pages of Testimony in as part of a genealogical search on the Jewish Archives – Poland Indexing website. Recognizing the importance of the family historian in advancing Yad Vashem’s mission to commemorate each of the 6 million victims of the Holocaust, Yad Vashem will now allow a search by last name on to simultaneously search the document repository and display a link to those search results through an API (Application Programming Interface) on the JRI-Poland user search results screen.’s choice for this promotional feature stems from its 26-year success in using its long-standing agreement with the Polish State Archives to document Europe’s largest pre-war Jewish community , Jews from current or former territories. from Poland. Alexander Avram, director of the Hall of Names at Yad Vashem in Jerusalem observed that although many shelves remain empty, testifying to more than a million people who have yet to be commemorated, “we hope that partnerships like this one along with JRI-Poland can and will play an important role in helping us to fill those vacant shelves and to add a large number of pages of testimony in the years to come. “

Executive Director of JRI-Poland Stanley Diamond de Côte Saint-Luc remarked: “JRI-Poland is honored to assist Yad Vashem in his sacred duty by facilitating the preservation of the memory of a Holocaust victim and enhancing the narrative of major events in the life of ‘a victim of the Holocaust. We do this by presenting documentation of vital events and at the same time indicating either the existence – or the absence – of a tribute for these people in the Hall of Names of Yad Vashem. “

Deputy Director of JRI-Poland Robinn magid from Berkeley, Calif., added: “Correlating vital records with a mention in the Hall of Names is the first step in presenting a more complete biography of people like my great-grandmother who have been lost in The Shoah “. She added, “Yad Vashem and JRI-Poland are working together to increase the likelihood that our audience will find something new, maybe overlooked, and maybe even life-changing. “

Co-founder of JRI-Poland Michel Tobias from Glasgow, Scotland, said: “Providing this new service to Yad Vashem is a natural extension of our primary focus of providing our fellow researchers with the ability to retrieve details of their families’ lives in Poland. “

Federation CJA TOV volunteers prepare gift bags for Ometz’s virtual family Hanukkah celebration.

OMETZ HANUKAH CELEBRATION: On November 28, Ometz had the pleasure of hosting their annual virtual Hanukkah family celebration for more than 250 newcomers. This event is the Department of Immigration Services’ biggest social event of the year. Over 60 newly arrived families had the opportunity to connect with the community and celebrate their Jewish cultural heritage by commemorating the Festival of Lights through traditional candles and blessings, a Chanukah singing competition, a creative workshop with their Shinshinim (Israel Commitment) and dance led by the Funky Feet studio. Thanks to the generosity of members of Montreal’s Jewish community, more than 180 children received a bag full of gifts. The organizers would like to congratulate Federation CJA volunteers Tikun Olam (TOV), the dedicated volunteers of Ometz and everyone who helped make this event a great success!

ANTISEMITIS OF THE YEAR: Voting is over and the fight against Jewish hatred and bigotry continues as StopAntisemitism has named its top three finalists for their Antisemitic of the Year contest. Selected from a group of 10 anti-Semites, these three individuals sparked the most hatred and misinformation about the Jewish people in 2021.

Marjorie Taylor Greene,

Marjorie Taylor Greene

Marjorie Taylor Greene, a Georgia Republican congressman who was stripped of his committee post after his numerous anti-Semitic conspiracy theories were exposed; Dua Lipa, the British pop star who uses his important platform to spread dangerous anti-Semitic lies; and Anuradha Mittal, Head of the board of directors of Ben & Jerry’s and vice-president of Ben & Jerry’s Foundation Inc., which spearheaded the company’s anti-Semitic decision to halt sales in parts of Israel.

“We were inundated with over 5,000 votes in the first leg of our contest, and while it was tight, Marjorie Taylor Greene, Dua Lipa and Anuradha Mittal were considered the most anti-Semitic of the bunch,” said the founder and executive director of StopAntisemitism. Liora Rez. “From the dissemination of conspiracy theories to the demonization of the Jewish state, each of these individuals has repeatedly and meaningfully propagated hatred, and StopAntisemitism will work tirelessly to hold them accountable. “

The winner will be announced on December 27.

“This award is important because it exposes anti-Semites who think they can get away with their hate,” Rez said. “Unfortunately, we have seen an increase in anti-Semitism this year, but we continue to work tirelessly to expose anti-Semites and hold them accountable. Our Antisemitic of the Year contest is one way to achieve this.

StopAntisemitism is a watchdog dedicated to holding anti-Semites accountable and creating consequences for their actions by exposing them through social media, blog posts, and other channels. Founded in 2018 by influencer and social media activist Rez, StopAntisemitism has made a critical impact in the fight against Jewish hatred and bigotry in America through its fearless ‘name and shame’ approach.

For more information or to report anti-Semitic behavior, visit

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