Mivtzoim meets big data: A Lubavitcher-owned company, Gorin Systems, has developed an innovative system to help Shluchim and others doing Mivtzoim identify who is likely Jewish based on their last name and historical immigration records.
“Excuse me sir, are you Jewish?” is possibly the most well-known line to every Lubavitcher chassid. With the Rebbe’s emphasis on Mivtzoim we are no stranger to speaking with strangers – but often much time and energy is spent just on finding Jews and not even interacting with them.
Mivtzoim.net, created by gorinsystems.com, is a custom database and mapping program, which helps users save their time and energy for communicating with Yidden as much as they can by knowing who is Jewish beforehand.
Mivtzoim.net is non-profit, with fees going exclusively towards the costs of building and maintaining the program.
“The Rebbe always stressed that we can’t leave even one Jew behind. Sometimes we wonder is this even within our capabilities? Only because the Rebbe gave us the Koichos did this feat became not only possible – but probable. We have to be fierce and relentless to win this golus war. Boruch Hashem the Mivtzoim.net program enables us to reach those Neshomois which would be otherwise forgotten,” the program’s creators said.
Mivtzoim.net will show a shliach all the Jewish contacts nearby – whether he is in Manhattan or in the middle of Kansas. Jewish business executives are also available. Maps include the name of the contact, his or her address and Jewish probability in a clear platform.
Jewish probability – what is this?
Of course there is no way of knowing without a doubt who is Jewish, but Mivtzoim.net can make a highly educated guess with its custom search algorithms.
For example: say we have a fellow whose name is Dov Brown, Mivtzoim.net will calculate his Jewish probability at 52% which means that on average out of 100 Dov Browns in America – 52 of them are halachically Jewish.
How can they know all this information?
When our great grandparents arrived at the US they had to fill out documents, these papers are called immigration records. There are millions of these records, most of which contain the religious status of their bearers. Mivtzoim.net analyzed over 87 million immigration records from New York Ports between 1820 and 1957 and then using the contact’s first and last name calculates Jewish probability based on the statistical analysis.
“We are holding at a very opportune time to get involved. With Purim and Pesach coming up we arrange bochurim to come and help us reach all the Jews which were perhaps never contacted. Especially in a year of Hakhel when the goal is to connect us all, there is no greater Achdus then coming together through Mitzvoim,” said the program’s creators.
To learn more visit www.Mivtzoim.net to sign up click https://mivtzoim.net/signup or you can email firstname.lastname@example.org for your free sample data. For questions and more call (248) 491-1315 x1 To donate click here https://mivtzoim.net/donate.