2011-12 Winners


First Prize

  • Yuval Katz, Kiriat Ata

Second Prize

  • Ilan Ram Salfati, Beer Sheva

Third Prize

  • Lea Blum, Herzlia

 

Excelling pupils:

  • Sahar Daniel, Kiriat Shmona
  • Keren Kalinsky, Hod Hasharon
  • Noa Yaniv, Shefayim
  • Omer Danino, Ashdod
  • Amit Man, Hod Hasharon
  • Shahar Harari, Natania
  • Zlil Spitzer, Kiriat Haim
  • Ofek Avraham, Holon
  • Adi Zohar, Gedera
  • Sahar Nitsan, Eilat
  • Fuad Tuvia, Kiriat Shmona

 

First Prize (abroad)

  • Nicole Zafrany, Ibn Gabirol school in Madrid, Spain

Second Prize (abroad)

  • Andrea Kedar, Haim Weizman school, San Jose, Costa Rica

Third Prize (abroad)

  • Enrique Rajman Policar
  • Eduardo LewScheinbergׁ
  • Alan Goldberg Beckman
  • Gabriel Wulfovich Efter
  • Ariel Kogan Zaidman

From “ORT’, Mexico
Outstanding projects:

  • Silvia Galante, San Diego, California, U.S.A.
  • Gabriela Gabor, Colegio Moral y Luces, Caracas, Venezuela
  • Dana Zajdenberg, Yona school, Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • Manuel Smolkin, Ibn Gabirol school, Madrid, Spain
  • Vivian Sredni Hirschberger, Colegio Hebreo Union, Barranquilla, Colombia
  • Paulina Alter Sabah, Instituto Hebrew, Santiago, Chile

 

Excelling schools:

  • “Tarbut”, Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • “Yavne”, Mexico City, Mexico
  • Or HaChaim, Mexico City, Mexico
  • “Bialik”, Melbourne, Australia
  • Hebrew Academy of Nassau County, New York, U.S.A.

 

2009-10 Winners


  • Maayan Adin, “Smadar”, Herzlia, Israel
  • Linda Askenazi, “Maguen David”, México
  • Gal Avizemel, “Yahalom”, Shoresh-Shoham, Israel
  • Ben Avnon, “Smadar”, Herzlia, Israel
  • Nitsan Azriel, 3rd High School, Ashdod, Israel
  • Galit Abayov Azulay, “Moral y Luces”, Venezuela
  • Noam Benaim, “Merhavim” High School, Israel
  • Eden Biton, Religious High School, Even Shemuel, Israel
  • Yael Gabriel Botbol, “Jaim Weitzman”, Costa Rica
  • Vanesa Cohen, “Moral y Luces”, Venezuela
  • Ron Dor, “ORT Leibovich”, Natania, Israel
  • Dor Dotan, “Alon” Juniour High School, Holon, Israel
  • Roni Eitan, “Ben Zvi”, Kiriat Ono, Israel
  • Daniel Stein Firman, “Yavne”, México
  • Gal Golan, “Rogozin”, Kiriat Ata, Israel
  • Noa Grinker, Educational Institute, Hof Hasharon-Kibbutz Sheffayim, Israel
  • Tali Grunhaus, “Jaim Weitzman”, Costa Rica
  • Alla Havina, School 170, Kharkov, Ukraine
  • Julián Ariel Esion Kaplán, “Bialik”, Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • Ofel Levi, “Atidim”, Holon, Israel
  • Ofir Lotem, Hareali-Haivri High School, Haifa, Israel
  • Asmara Malsa, Religious School Shaham, Kiriat Ata, Israel
  • Guido Marianoff, “Bialik”, Santa Fe, Argentina
  • Alon Noi, Regional High School, Gedera, Israel
  • Eithan Opalin, “Israelita ORT”, México
  • Moria Pankar, 8th High School, Beer Sheva, Israel
  • Matan Raviv, “ORT Itzhak Rabin”, Gan Yavne, Israel
  • Rossi Sacal, “Or Hajayim”, México
  • Camila Ilanit Schaffer, “Tarbut”, Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • Stanislav Segal, “Gesher” school, Samara, Russia
  • Jacqueline Laniado Sutton, “Atid”, México
  • Ofek Tikotsky, “Atidim”, Hod Hasharon, Israel
  • Danielle Murad Waiss, “Tarbut”, México
  • Guido Joel Yujnovetzky, “Bet El”, Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • Nitsan Zaguri, 9th High School, Ashdod, Israel

Special awards for schools:

  •  IRG Baden Karlshrue, Germany:
    • Artur Abraminovich
    • Nomi Arbely
    • Daniil Chernenko
    • Antonina Eliseeva
    • Natascha Konstantinidis
    • Marija Kuprischenco
    • Jan Milrud
  • ORT 2 Buenos Aires, Argentina:
    • Hebreo Sefaradi, Mexico
    • Ibn Gabirol, Madrid, Spain

2008-9 Winners


  • Adi Gora, Zvia Seminar, Herzelia, Israel
  • Alberto Abraham Azquenazi, Atid, Mexico
  • Alejandro Freundlich Deutsch, Instituto Chaim Weizman, Chile
  • Amit and Niv Shaked, Ramon Junior High, Kochav Yair, Israel
  • Amit Biton, 9th High School, Ashdod, Israel
  • Amit Gal, “Rabin” High School, Eilat, Israel
  • Ariela Avigdor Strauss, Yavne, Mexico
  • Asaf Hengali, Aliyot, Ramat-Gan, Israel
  • Asher Chocron Bengualid, Centro Ibn Gabriol, Spain
  • Avi Rubin, 6th High School, Ashdod, Israel
  • Avia Asherian, Danziger, Kiriat Shmona, il
  • Avital Portinski, Zvia Seminar, Herzelia, Israel
  • Bar Hefer, Shlomo Feinstein Junior High, Petah-Tikva, Israel
  • Bar Sharir, Hachoresh, Zichron Yaacov, Israel
  • Bernard Gampel Braun, Moral Y Luces, Venezuela
  • Catalina Braun, Tarbut, Argentina
  • Chantal Roitman, Bilalik Devoto, Argentina
  • Dalia Peker, Scholem Alejem, Argentina
  • Daniel David, Sciences High School, Herzelia, Israel
  • Daniel Tal, “Hamatmid”, Ramat-Gan, Israel
  • Daniel Zohar, Hof Hasharon school, Israel
  • Danit Vainrub, Moral y Luces, Venezuela
  • Dekel Idan, Dekel Vilnai b, Maale Adumim, Israel
  • Eden Arieli, Ort Dafna Junior High, Kiriat Bialik, Israel
  • Eden Drabkin, Nufar Junior High, Naharia, Israel
  • Eliot Nidam Schwartz, Centro Ibn Gabirol, Spain
  • Elizaveta Kirichenko, School #144, Dnepropetrovsk, Ukraine
  • Gabriel Ungar Pinto, Instituto Chaim Weizman, Chile
  • Giselle Opalin Grinberg, Colegio Israelita de Mexico, Mexico
  • Hadas Agami, “Rabin” Junior High, Givat Zeev, Israel
  • Hen Bagizada, Feinstein Junior High, Petah Tikva, Israel
  • Hen Shina, Shaul Avigur school, Ramat-Gan, Israel
  • Hili David, Ein Karem, Jerusalem, Israel
  • Igal Chomstein Wilk, Colegio Israelita de Mexico, Mexico
  • Igal Epelbaun, Instituto Chaim Weizman, Chile
  • Itay Aizenbud, Hebrew Reali School, Haifa, Israel
  • Itay and Yonatan Sapoznik, Hamanchil, Ramat-Gan, Israel
  • Itay Kaatab, Ort Holon, Israel
  • Jaime Raijman Polican, Colegio Hebreo Sefaradi, Spain
  • Jaime Samuel Israel, Centro Ibn Gabirol, Spain
  • Kim Set, 8th High School, Beer-Sheva, Israel
  • Koren Sarig, Shmuel Hanagid Junior High, Herzelia,Israel
  • Laila Pokorski, Tarbut, Argentina
  • Lanin Evgeny, School # 132, Belorussia
  • Leila Feiguin, Bialik Devoto, Argentina
  • Lior Naali, Rogozin b, Kiriat Ata, Israel
  • Liz Batsis, Ort Ramot, Jerusalem, Israel
  • Lucas Mizrahi Garcia, Yona Jai, Argentina
  • May Haberman, 7th High School, Ramot, Israel
  • Meri Noa Bendahan Israel, Centro Ibn Gairol, Spain
  • Michael Zerah, Hagefen, Ramat-Gan, Israel
  • Michal Leon, Kfar Silver High School, Ashkelon, Israel
  • Michelle Punsky, Colegio Israelita de Mexico, Mexico
  • Milena Nobachov, Amit Guttwirt High School, Sderot, Israel
  • Miriam Schejtman, Nuevo Colegio Israelia I.L. Peretz, Mexico
  • Neta Golan, Zvia Seminar, Herzelia, Israel
  • Neta Levy, Habiluyim, Ramat-Gan, Israel
  • Nir Dadon, Danziger, Kiriat Shmona, Israel
  • Nir Finkelstein, Ramon Junior High, Kochav Yair, Israel
  • Noa Nir, Ramon Junior High, Kochav Yair, Israel
  • Ofir Maman, “Reut”, Jerusalem, Israel
  • Omer Bekler, Dekel Vilnai b, Maale Adumim, Israel
  • Or Avraham, Zinman High School, Dimona, Israel
  • Or Lilian, Ort Leibovitch, Natania, Israel
  • Or Mikanovsky, Begin High School, Eilat, Israel
  • Osher Lupo, Atidim, Or-Akiva, Israel
  • Oshrat Rodstein, Nufarim, Tiberias, Israel
  • Paz Bar-Shalom, 3th High School, Jerusalem, Israel
  • Raquel Turquie Cassab, Atid, Mexico
  • Ron Tenenbaum, Mikve Israel High School, Tel Aviv, Israel
  • Sandra Chocron Alfon, Centro Ibn Gabirol, Spain
  • Sara Steinberg Opalin, Hebreo Sefaradi, Mexico
  • Sary & Ivone Lobaton Jajati, Hebreo Maguen David, Mexico
  • Shahar Gutman, 1st High School, Modiin, Israel
  • Shani Faktor, Ramon Junior High, Kochav Yair, Israel
  • Shir and Yuval Zehavi, Gvanim Junior High, Rosh Haayin, Israel
  • Shmuel Ben Shimon, Ort Maale, Tiberias, Israel
  • Susan S. Garzon Zighelboin, Moral Y. Luces, Venezuela
  • Tal Abu, 5th High School, Ashdod, Israel
  • Tal Israeli, Sciences and Arts High School, Ofakim, Israel
  • Tamara Olsztajn, Bet_El, Argentina
  • Tamir Hazani, Yad Giora Junior High, Herzelia, Israel
  • Tany Himelfarb , Nuevo Colegio Israelita I.L. Peretz, Mexico
  • Tomer Garbiner, Goldwater High School, Eilat, Israel
  • Vanessa Troice, Colegio Israelita de Mexico, Mexico
  • Victoria Sahno, ORT School #94, Odessa, Ukraine
  • Yael Huri, Brener Junior High, Petah Tikva, Israel
  • Yarden Feder, “Eldad”, Ramat-Poleg, Natania, Israel
  • Yehonatan Mey-Tal, Merhavim school, Israel
  • Yogev Malka, Atid, Ramat-Gan, Israel
  • Yotam Pasan, Leo Beck, Haifa, Israel
  • Yuri Sayenko , School #144, Dnepropetrovsk, Ukraine
  • Yuval Dahan, Ort Dafna Junior High, Kiriat Bialik, Israel
  • Yuval Halevy, Gedera regional High School, Israel
  • Yuval Shaanan, Ben Gurion, Herzelia, Israel

2007-8 Winners


More than 20,000 students from 230 schools in Argentina, Israel, Mexico. South-Africa, Spain, Venezuela, Chile, Ukraine, the United States and Hong-Kong, participated in the 12th annual “My Family’s Story” International Competition. More than 350 projects reached the final stage of the competition and of these 30 were chosen for the final judging. A personal Certificate of Excellence from Beit Hatfutsot was granted to every student whose work made it to the final stage of the competition.

The Panel of Judges consisted of representatives of the Israel Ministry of Education, the Douglas E. Goldman Jewish Genealogy Center at Beit Hatfutsot, the Bernhard H. and Miriam Oster Visual Documentation Center of Beit Hatfutsot, the Education Center of Beit Hatfutsot, and other public representatives.

First Prize

  • Moss Benaim,  Moral y Luces,  Caracas,  Venezuela

Second Prize

  • Alberto Maya Dana,  Atid,  Mexico City,  Mexico
  • Paul Bistre Taifeld,  Yavne,  Mexico City,  Mexico
  • Dmitry Kozachkov,  ORT Sc.94,  Odessa, Ukraine

Third Prize

  • Gabriela Dolinko,  Beth-El,  Buenos Aires,  Argentina
  • Aeleen Gelman Munoz,  Instituto Chaim Weizman,  Santiago,  Chile
  • Alexia and Tamara Jusidman,  Hebreo Tarbut,  Mexico City,  Mexico

Special Mention 

  • Carla Chinski, Tarbut,  Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • Estrella Abadi,  Atid,  Mexico City,  Mexico
  • Raquel Shabot Salem,  Atid,  Mexico City,  Mexico
  • Alan Tartaky Guindi,  Atid,  Mexico City,  Mexico
  • Jacobo Rayek Tuachi,  Atid,  Mexico City,  Mexico
  • Nissim Sitt Mansur,  Atid,  Mexico City, Mexico
  • Martin Iungman,  Beth-El,  Buenos Aires,  Argentina
  • Matias Ariel Vindver,  Beth-El,  Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • Mauricio Guershevich Weinstock, Tarbut, Mexico City,  Mexico
  • Dan Morgenstern Kaplan, Tarbut, Mexico City, Mexico
  • Sharon Morguenstern, Tarbut, Mexico City, Mexico
  • Micaela Beker, Scholem Alejem, Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • Jonathan Budnik, Chaim Weizman, Santiago, Chile
  • Kazakova Darja, Or Avne Habad Lubavitch, Zaporoshe, Ukraine
  • Maksim Kasyanov, 144, Dnepropetrovsk, Ukraine
  • Semion Gurtovnik, ORT, Moscow, Russia
  • Eugenia Saraeva, Gesher Sc. 42, Samara, Russia
  • Dalit Zajdman Faitelson, Hebreo Sefardi, Mexico City, Mexico
  • Mauricio Echen Kalb, Hebreo Sefardi, Mexico City, Mexico
  • David Yedid Halfin, Hebreo Sefardi, Mexico City,  Mexico
  • Ariela Wolkovich Kenigsberg, Hebreo Sefardi, Mexico City,  Mexico
  • Jonathan Cohen Bary, Moral y Luces, Caracas, Venezuela
  • Melanie Wolk, Centro Ibn Gabirol, Madrid, Spain
  • Jacobo Unikel, Hebreo Maguen David, Mexico City,  Mexico
  • Marcos Metta Zaga, Hebreo Maguen David, Mexico City, Mexico
  • Elias Askenazi Shaooli, Hebreo Maguen David, Mexico City,  Mexico
  • Raquel and Stephanie Shabot,  Hebreo Maguen David, Mexico City,  Mexico
  • Brenda Trepman, Nuevo Colegio Isareilta I .L. Peretz, Mexico City, Mexico

 

Special Mention (schools)

  • Hebreo Maguen David,  Mexico City,  Mexico
  • Hillel Yeshiva High School,  New Jersey, USA

 

2006-7 Winners


More than 15,000 students from 58 schools in Argentina, Israel, Mexico. South-Africa, Spain and Venezuela participated in the eleventh annual My Family’s Story International Competition. More than 350 projects reached the final stage of the competition and of these 30 were chosen for the final judging. A personal Certificate of Excellence from Beth Hatefutsoth was granted to every student whose work made it to the final stage of the competition. Click here to view the winning projects.
The Panel of Judges consisted of representatives of the Israel Ministry of Education, the Constantiner Family School of Education of Tel Aviv University, the Douglas E. Goldman Jewish Genealogy Center at Beth Hatefutsoth, the Bernhard H. and Miriam Oster Visual Documentation Center of Beth Hatefutsoth, the Education Center of Beth Hatefutsoth, and other public representatives.

The prize-giving ceremony took place on June 18th 2007 at Beth Hatefutsoth. The ceremony was attended by Dr. Rachel Friedman, vice president of Keren Hayesod Argentina, Mr. Federico Salas, Ambassador of Mexico to Israel, Prof. Yuval Dror of the Constantiner Family School of Education of Tel Aviv University, Ms. Hasia Israeli, Director of Beth Hatefutsoth, representatives from the Israeli Education Ministry, educators, students, members of the families, and guests.

Mr. Uriel Macias of the leadership of the Jewish community in Madrid, participated in the ceremony, and told the large audience about the enthusiasm of the participants in the project (including his daughter Yael), and said that the competition improved bonds between the families, and between the community and Israel.

The evening included a performance of the singer Dorit Reuveni.

First Prize

  • Ronit Kleinfinger Buchwalter, Nuevo Colegio
  • Isareilta I .L. Peretz, Mexico, Mexico

Second Prize

  • Sharon Punski, Israelita, Mexico, Mexico
  • Adolfo Farhi, Maguen David, Mexico, Mexico

Third Prize

  • Gabriel Azulay, Centro Ibn Gabirol, Madrid, Spain
  • Maximo Boski, Tarbut, Buenos Aires, Argentina

Special Mention

  • Yael Macias, Centro Ibn Gabirol, Madrid, Spain
  • Dalia Levin, Centro Ibn Gabirol, Madrid, Spain
  • Sharon Rozenbaun, Colegio Tarbut, Mexico, Mexico
  • Keren Nechama Nachumsohn, Yeshiva College, South Africa
  • Dan Chumstein Wild, Colegio Israelita, Mexico, Mexico
  • Abigail Calderon, Colegio Yavne, Mexico, Mexico
  • Daniela Leiferman, Colegio Atid, Mexico, Mexico
  • David Salama, Colegio Atid, Mexico, Mexico
  • Jackeline Levy, Colegio Hebreo Sefardi, Mexico, Mexico
  • Gabriela Benjamin, Colegio Moral y Luces Herzl-Bialik, Caracas, Venezuela
  • Clary Wahnin, Colegio Moral y Luces Herzl-Bialik, Caracas, Venezuela

2005-6 Winners


More than 15,000 students from 58 schools in Argentina, Israel, Mexico. South-Africa, Spain and Venezuela participated in the eleventh annual My Family’s Story International Competition. More than 350 projects reached the final stage of the competition and of these 30 were chosen for the final judging. A personal Certificate of Excellence from Beth Hatefutsoth was granted to every student whose work made it to the final stage of the competition. Click here to view the winning projects. The Panel of Judges consisted of representatives of the Israel Ministry of Education, the Constantiner Family School of Education of Tel Aviv University, the Douglas E. Goldman Jewish Genealogy Center at Beth Hatefutsoth, the Bernhard H. and Miriam Oster Visual Documentation Center of Beth Hatefutsoth, the Education Center of Beth Hatefutsoth, and other public representatives.

 

First Prize

  • Barak Dar-El, Gvanim Junior High School, Rosh Ha’ayin
  • Maya Rosa,  Atid School, Mexico City, Mexico

Second Prize

  • Sofia Rachmilov, Amal Junior High School, Ofakim
  • Mariana Wainstock,  Tarbut School, Mexico City, Mexico

Third Prize

  • Shachaf Dahari, Sharet Junior High School, Natania
  • Natali Andibo Sutton, Tarbut School, Mexico City, Mexico
  • Nicole Feinholz Tobias, Colegio Hebreo-Sepharadi de Mexico

Special Mention Award

  • Avihu and Lihi Deutsch, Beit Berl Regional School
  • Aviv Frenkel, ORT Leibovich Junior High School, Natania
  • Aviv Adega, Rogozin B. Junior High School, Kiriat Ata
  • Zohar Katz, Gvanim Junior High School, Rosh Ha’ain
  • Yonatan Brailovsky, I.L. Peretz School, Mexico City, Mexico
  • Daniela Smid, Colegio Israelita De Mexico
  • Aggie Karakowsky Flegman, Colegio Israelita de Mexico

Special Mention Award (Schools)

  • ORT Leibovich Junior High School, Natania
  • Yeshiva College, Johannesburg, South Africa
  • Moral y Luces, Caracas, Venezuela

2001-2 Winners


Over 12,000 students from 5 countries worldwide participated in this year’s competition. The final stage of the competition was reach by 248 projects from Israel and abroad. Of them 32 were chosen for the final judging. Every student whose work made it to the final stage of the competition was presented with a personal Certificate of Appreciation from Beth Hatefutsoth.
The final Judging Panel was comprised of representatives from the Israeli Ministry of Education, from the Douglas E. Goldman Jewish Genealogy Center at Beth Hatefutsoth, The Bernhard H. and Miriam Oster Visual Documentation Center, and the Education Center of Beth Hatefutsoth.

The awards ceremony for the winners took place on June 16 at Beth Hatefutsoth. The ceremony was attended by Mr. Roni Milo, Israeli Minister for Regional Cooperation, Mr. Sami Shamoon of Yakhin-Hakal, Charmain of the Prof. Yitzhak Halbrecht Fund, Dr. David Alexander, Director-General of Beth Hatefutsoth, foreign diplomats, members of the Halbrecht family, representatives from the Israeli Education Ministry, educators, students, members of the families, and guests.

All family trees submitted by the students have been added to the database of the Douglas E. Goldman Jewish Genealogy Center at Beth Hatefutsoth and will be preserved for future generations.

Winners from Israel:

  • First Prize: Miriam Sharet, Ulpanat Orot Modiin
  • Second Prize: Ronen Reiss, Tali School, Hod Hasharon
  • Third Prize: Adaya Fisch, Gvanim School, Rosh HaAyin
  • Special Mention:
    • Ran Yurist, Rogozin Beth School, Kiryat Ata
    • Yossi Rubin, ORT Leibovitch, Netanya
    • Or Neumann, Ben Gurion School, Herzliya
  • Special Mention for an Israeli School:
    • Rogozin Beth School, Kiryat Ata

Winners from Around the World:

  • First Prize: Adam Dorenbaum, Colegio Hebreo Sefaradi, Mexico City, Mexico
  • Second Prize: Sharon Abadi, Colegio Moral y Luces Herzl Bialik, Caracas, Venezuela
  • Third Prize: Jade Vidergauz, Yeshiva College of Johannesburg, South Africa
  • Special Mention:
    • Carolina Frida Dichy Bengio, Colegio Hebraica de Caracas, Venezuela
    • Karen Kajomovich, Colegio Israelita de Mexico, Mexico City, Mexico
    • Aliza Gorodovsky Rosenfeld,  Colegio Israelita de Mexico, Mexico City, Mexico
  • Special Mention for a Jewish School Around the World:
    • Escuela Israelita J.N. Bialik, Santa Fe, Argentina