Call for Volunteers: Jewish Temple Archives Project
- 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.
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