View the recording of our February 9 webinar by clicking here. Donations are still welcome! Donations will be shared between the presenting organizations.
Dan A. Oren, MD is founder and volunteer president of the Friends of Jewish Heritage in Poland, a 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to preserving the physical sites of Jewish history in Poland. He is author of two historical books: Joining The Club: A History of Jews and Yale and The Wedding Photo (a history of genealogical investigations). He is a member of the adjunct faculty at Yale University
Piotr Puchta is in his second year as director of the Foundation for the Preservation of Jewish Heritage in Poland (FODŻ), a partnership of the World Jewish Restitution Organization (WJRO) and the Union of Jewish Communities in Poland. A Polish diplomat from 1985 to 2019, Mr. Puchta served two years as Chairperson of the Polish delegation to the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA). FODŻ has responsibility for countless abandoned Jewish cemeteries in Poland.
Gideon Taylor, B.C.L., Chair of Operations, World Jewish Restitution Organization (WJRO) and Co-Chair of The Foundation for Jewish Heritage in Poland (FODZ). He is a member of the adjunct faculty at Fordham University.
Robinn Magid is Assistant Director of JRI-Poland.org and a recent recipient of the IAJGS Lifetime Achievement Award. She recently became the project manager of the JRI-Poland “NextGen Project” to redesign the JRI-Poland website, search engine and database. She was chair of the 2018 IAJGS conference in Warsaw, Poland and the 2020 IAJGS conference held via internet.
Avraham Groll serves as Executive Director of JewishGen.org. He partners together with a global network of volunteers in overseeing the premier online resource for Jewish genealogy. With a goal of preserving Jewish family history and heritage for future generations, JewishGen provides amateur and professional researchers with unparalleled access to millions of records, networking opportunities, and a treasure trove of historical and community information.