From CrownHeights.info (March 7, 2016)
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 Gorin Systems, 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.