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Call for Volunteers: Jewish Temple Archives Project

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  • joshualevy
    The Jewish Temple Archive Project (JTAP) is a volunteer project to create a list of archives of Jewish temples for genealogical purposes. Each entry will
    Message 1 of 1 , Feb 9, 2005
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      The Jewish Temple Archive Project (JTAP) is a volunteer project
      to create a list of archives of Jewish temples for genealogical
      purposes. Each entry will contain the temple's location, years
      of operation, and the current location of its archives. (In the
      future there might be an inventory, also.) This will make it
      easy for genealogical researchers to find Jewish temple records
      for their ancestors based on where and when their ancestors lived.
      The results of this project will be made available to any non-profit
      group that wants the data.

      Because there are over 3000 synagogues right now (and far more
      in operation in the past), I can use a lot of help in tracking
      down the archives for these congregations. So, if you are
      interested in volunteering, please email me (joshualevy@...)
      or join the Yahoo group "jtap" (http://groups.yahoo.com/group/jtap).
      We will be using that group to coordinate this effort.

      Volunteers will be asked to put in 2-5 hours per month, although you
      can surely put in more! Most of the work will be emailing or calling
      temples and asking them about their archives. Sample emails and call
      scripts will be available, or you can use your own.

      Please feel free to forward this email to other emailing lists
      or include it in newsletters.

      Joshua Levy
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