Articles of Organization
The Commonwealth of Massachusetts
William Francis Galvin Secretary of the Commonwealth One Ashburton Place, Boston, Massachusetts O2108-1512
ARTICLES OF ORGANIZATION (General Laws, Chapter
ARTICLE I The exact name of the corporation is:
The Friends of Jewish Dokshitsy, Inc.
ARTICLE II The purpose of the corporation is to engage in the following activities:
and operated exclusively
A. The Corporation is a nonprofit organization incorporated
for charitable, educational, and research purposes within the meaning of section 501c)3) of the
Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended (the Code). All references to sections of the Code
include the corresponding provision of any subsequent federal tax law. More specifically, the
purposes for which the Corporation is formed are:
1) To preserve the remnants of the Jewish cemetery in Dokshitsy, Belarus to
erect a memorial to Jewish victims of the Holocaust in Dokshitsy and
preserve the site where they were murdered and buried, to erect
appropriate landscaping and a footbridge at the memorial to Holocaust
victims in Parafianov, Belarus, and to provide for the maintenance and
upkeep of these sites;
2) To engage in educational activities relating to the history of the Jewish
population in these areas;
Otherwise to perpetuate the memory of the Jewish residents of Dokshitsy,
Parafianov, and nearby villages in Belarus;
4) To engage in any activity, and enter into and carry out contracts of any
kind which are necessary or incidental to the accomplishment of any one
or more of the charitable, educational, and research purposes of the
B. As means of accomplishing the foregoing purposes, the Corporation shall have all
powers granted to a corporation under the Massachusetts General Laws and the power to do any
and all things necessary, proper, and consistent with maintaining the Corporations tax-exempt
status under section 501c)3) of the Code.
C. No part of the net earnings of the Corporation may inure to the benefit of or be
distributed to any director, employee, or other individual, partnership, estate, trust, or corporation
having a personal or private interest in the Corporation. Compensation for services actually
rendered and reimbursement for expenses actually incurred in attending to the affairs of the
Corporation shall be limited to reasonable amounts. No substantial part of the activities of the
Corporation may be the carrying on of propaganda, or otherwise attempting to influence
legislation (except as permitted by section 501h) of the Code, if applicable to the Corporation)
and the Corporation shall not participate in, or intervene in (including the publishing or
distributing of statements) any political campaign on behalf of or in opposition to any candidate
for public office.
D. Notwithstanding any other provisions of these Articles, the Corporation shall not
carry on any activity not permitted to be carried on by: (1) a corporation
exempt from federal income tax under section 501c)3) of the Code, or (2) a
corporation, contributions to which are deductible under section )2) of
ARTICLE THI A corporation may have one or more classes of members. If it docs, thc designation of such classes, the mammcrof cicction or appointments, the duration of membership and the qualification and rights, including voting rights, of the members of each class, may be scL forth in the by-laws of the corporation or may be set forth beiow:
ARTICLE IV Other provisions, if any, for the conduct and regulation of the business and affairs of the corporation, for its
voluntary dissolution, or for Himiting, defining, or regulating the powers of the corporation, or of its directors or members, or of any class of meirabers, are as follows:
PRIVATE FOUNDATION RULES
The Corporation support and operate in such manner as will enable it to
qualify as an organization that is not a private foundation within the meaning of section 509a) of
the Code. However, for any period for which the Corporation may be a private foundation, as
defined in section 509a), the Corporation shall be subject to the following restrictions:
1. The Corporation shall not engage in any act of self-dealing as defined in
section 4941d) of the Code.
ARTICLE Y The by-laws of the corporation have been duly adopted and the initial directors, president, treasurer and clerk or other presiding, financial or recording officers, whose names are set out on the following page, have been duly elected.
*If there are no provisions state Ngrit: ". - - only be charged by filing appropriate Articles of Amendment.
2. The Corporation shall make distributions for each taxable year at such
time and in such manner so as not to become subject to the tax on undistributed income imposed
by section 4942 of the Code.
3. The Corporation shall not retain any excess business holdings as defined
in section 4943c) of the Code.
4. The Corporation shall not make any investments in such manner as to
subject it to tax under section 4944 of the Code.
5. The Corporation shall not make any taxable expenditures as defined in
section 4945d) of the Code.
In the event of the liquidation, dissolution, or winding up of the affairs of the
Corporation, whether voluntary, involuntary, or by operation of law, the Board of Directors of
the Corporation shafi, except as may be otherwise provided by law, transfer all of the assets of
the Corporation in such manner as the directors, in the exercise of their discretion, may by a
majority vote determine, except that any such distribution of assets must be to one or more
organizations: (1) that are exempt from tax as organizations described in section 501c)3) of the
Code, and (2) contributions to which are deductible under the provisions of sections 170,2055,
and 2522 of the Code.
A. The affairs and business of the Corporation are to be managed and conducted by
the Board of Directors.
. The qualifications, manner of election, number, tenure, powers, and duties of the
directors are as Set Out in the Bylaws.
The effective date of organization of the corporation shaft be the Cate approved and filed by the Secretary cf the Commonwealth. if a later effective date is desired, specify such date which shall not be more than days after tile date of oting
Richard Fein , 3. G)2 (or officers powers of
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c. The fiscal year
d. The name asid business address of the resident agent, if any, of the corporation is:
IWe, the below signed incorporators), do hereby certify under the pairs and penalties of perjury that Iwe have rict been convicted of any crimes reiating to alcohol or gaming within thc past ten years, IWe do hereby further certify that to the Hest of myour Knoxviccige the abovenamed officers have not been similarly convicted. If so convicted, explair.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF AND UNDER THE PAINS AND PENALTIES OF PERJCRY, wc. whose signatures) appear below as
typed or printed beneath each signature,
incorporators) and whose nanies) and business or residiential addresses) are cleari
do hereby associate with the intention of forming this corporation under the provisions GeneraChapter 183
do hereby sign these Articles of Organization as incorporators) this day of S (A te |
The effective date of organization of the corporation shall be the date approved and filed by the Secretary Of Corninonwealth 2 later effective date is desired, specify such date which shall not be more than thirty days after the date cffiling.
ARTICLE WI: -- - - The information contained in Article VIII is shot a permanent part of the Articles of Organization.
a. The street address (post office boxes are not acceptablo the principal office of the corporation in 5:
43 Arnes Street . MA 02067
b. The name, residential address and post office address of each director and officer of the corporation is as follows:
NAME RESTIMENTHAL ADDRESS POST OFFICIE ADDRESS
Aaron Ginsburg Richard Fein d iirectors. Çor officers -- having the Aaron Ginsburg
directors) -- - --- -
Richard sein i
Rochelie Rutlichiłd 3t
c. The fiscal year of the corporation shali end on the last day of the month of:
d. The azimie and business address of the resident agent, if any, of the corporation is:
iWe, the below signed incorporators), do hereby certify under the pains and penalties of perjury that Iwe have not been convicted of any crimes relating to alcohol or gaming within the past ten years. AWe do hereby further certify that to the best of myour knowledge the abovenamed officers have not been similarly convicted. If so convicted, explain.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF AND UNDER THE PAINS AND PENALTIES OF PERJURY, Iwe, whose signatures) appear as incorporators) and whose names) and business or residential addresses) are clearly typed or printed beneath each signature, do hereby associate with the intention of forming this corporation under t rovisióils Chapter 1802.3d 2 -
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b. The name, residential address and post office address of each director officer cf the corporation is as
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c. Thic fiscal year of the corporation shaki crici on the last day of trix: Ticiiti of:
d. This Harc anci bcsiness akidress of the resident agent, if ::ty, of the corporation is:
I: , the below signed incorporators), dc Picoeby certify order the pains and penalties of perjury that if have riot been convicted of any crimes relating to alcohol of gaming within the past ten years. 1We do hereby further certify that to the best of mycur knowłęcige line aboveofficers have not been similarly convicted. If sc convicted, czplair,
IN WITNESS WHEREOF AND UNDER THE PAINS AND PENALTIES OF PERjúRY, Iwc. whose signatures; appear below as
THE COMMONWEALTH OF MASSACHUSETTS
I hereby certify that, upon examination of this document, duly submitted to me, it appears
that the provisions of the General Laws relative to corporations have been complied with,
and I hereby approve said articles; and the filing fee having been paid, said articles are
deemed to have been filed with me on:
WILLIAM FRANCIS GALVIN
Secretary of the Commonwealth