Jewish Records Indexing-Poland

Roslyn Heights, NY   |  www.jri-poland.org

Mission

JRI-Poland's Mission: To build and provide a comprehensive online database to serve the global research community tracing their Jewish family roots in Poland. This mission is and will continue to be accomplished by: • Creating indices and extracts of all available Jewish vital, census and other records of Poland and links to available online digital images. • Maintaining an advanced website and database system facilitating an optimal research experience. • Ensuring the JRI-Poland organization continues to offer its resources for generations to come.

Ruling year info

1998

Principal Officer

Stanley Diamond

Main address

143 Westwood Circle

Roslyn Heights, NY 11577 USA

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EIN

52-2101869

NTEE code info

Historical Societies and Related Activities (A80)

IRS filing requirement

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Programs and results

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Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Jewish Records - Poland

To build and provide a comprehensive online database to serve the
global research community tracing their Jewish family roots in Poland.

Population(s) Served
Jewish people

To build and provide a comprehensive online database to serve the
global research community tracing their Jewish family roots in Poland.

Population(s) Served
Jewish people

Where we work

Awards

Meritorious Service Medal 2017

Governor General Of Canada

Affiliations & memberships

JRI-Poland, Miriam Weiner and the Routes to Roots Foundation sign a Licensing Agreement 2021

minimum of 700 paid up members in first year of program at $54 dues. Retain membership level or exceed it in 2022. Implemented membership March 22, 2021. Over 760 paid up members at 21 Nov 2021

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

People of European descent, Families of origin, Grandparents, Widows and widowers

Related Program

Jewish Records - Poland

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

we initiated this metric in March 2021 and greatly exceeded our initial goal

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

see strategic plan document

see strategic plan document

we have established Bylaws Committee, Nominating Committee, Membership Benefits Review Committees all of which have conducted meetings
Board Education program has already conducted two training sessions
membership is now just under 1,000 greatly exceeding our goal

we added 203,000 records to our database in 2021
we reached a formal data-sharing arrangement with Yad Vashem
we completed our NextGen fundraising program and reached 95% of goal

How we listen

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

done We demonstrated a willingness to learn more by reviewing resources about feedback practice.
done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • Who are the people you serve with your mission?

    Researchers who have Jewish family roots in Poland

  • How is your organization collecting feedback from the people you serve?

    1) member meetings 2) focus groups 3) live chat on our website/help desk,

  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To identify and remedy poor client service experiences, To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To identify where we are less inclusive or equitable across demographic groups, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve, To understand people's needs and how we can help them achieve their goals,

  • What significant change resulted from feedback?

    WE HAVE 1) contact leadership and FEEDBACK button on our NextGen website 2) JRI-Poland listserve and Digest for interactive correspondence with our leadership 3) Immediate feedback is response to solicitations for donations on project help

  • With whom is the organization sharing feedback?

    The people we serve, Our staff, Our board, Our funders, Our community partners,

  • How has asking for feedback from the people you serve changed your relationship?

    We have a major overhaul of our entire system underway we call the new system NextGen

  • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

    We collect feedback from the people we serve at least annually, We take steps to get feedback from marginalized or under-represented people, We aim to collect feedback from as many people we serve as possible, We take steps to ensure people feel comfortable being honest with us, We look for patterns in feedback based on demographics (e.g., race, age, gender, etc.), We look for patterns in feedback based on people’s interactions with us (e.g., site, frequency of service, etc.), We engage the people who provide feedback in looking for ways we can improve in response, We act on the feedback we receive, We tell the people who gave us feedback how we acted on their feedback, We ask the people who gave us feedback how well they think we responded,

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    It is difficult to get the people we serve to respond to requests for feedback, We don’t have the right technology to collect and aggregate feedback efficiently,

Financials

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Jewish Records Indexing-Poland

Board of directors
as of 05/15/2022
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Stanley Diamond

Jewish Records Indexing - Poland, Inc.

Gary Pokrassa

Judy Baston

Jeffrey Cymbler

Alan Greenberg

Mark Halpern

Bryan Langer

Hadassah Lipsius

Robinn Magid

Michael Tobias

Stanley Diamond

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? No
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Yes

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 12/16/2021

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Male, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

 

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

No data

Equity strategies

Last updated: 03/02/2021

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Policies and processes
  • We help senior leadership understand how to be inclusive leaders with learning approaches that emphasize reflection, iteration, and adaptability.