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Amazon.com offers a simple and automatic way for you to support JGS NY every time you shop, at no cost to you.

Click here to designate JGS, Inc. as  your Amazon.com charity

Please note that Amazon often makes small changes to their website and you may see some different responses when you click on click on this link.

If you have already designated a different charity, you will see a pop-up box from Amazon asking you to change your charity to Jewish Genealogical Society of New York.

Click the button to “change my charity”.

You will receive a confirmation email from Amazon.com with instructions.

After you specify an Amazon.com charity and shop at smile.amazon.com instead of www.amazon.com, Amazon will donate 0.5% of your purchase price to JGS NY at no cost to you.

You can read more about the Amazon smile program here: Learn more 


The following steps are not essential, but will make it easier for you to use Amazon Smile. 

If you access Amazon.com using Google Chrome, you can add the “Smile Always” Chrome Extension that will always take you to smile.amazon.com when you go to the Amazon web site.

You can get that extension from Google Chrome if you follow this link and click the “Add to Chrome” button. This link will also work in the new 2020 Microsoft Edge browser which is based on the same Google Chromium code that is the basis for the Chrome Browser.

In Edge you will also have to enable the option in Extensions to  Allow extensions from other stores.

If you access Amazon.com using FireFox, you can use the FireFox add-on Amazon Smile Redirector that will always take you to smile.amazon.com when you go to the Amazon web site.

To add this to your FireFox follow this link.

If you are using a different web program to access Amazon.com that supports extensions or add-ons, please contact Amazon.com .