Tu B’shvat - Beit Hatfutsot at the Knesset
Beit Hatfutsot – The Museum of the Jewish People was invited to participate in the festivities marking the 65th birthday celebrations of the Knesset, held on Tu B’shvat, which is also the traditional New Year of the trees.
On Tu B’shvat trees are planted throughout Israel by children and adults, symbolizing the love and care of the land by its people for future generations.
The Museum took this opportunity to offer members of the general public who visited the Knesset on this special day to research their past and create family trees of their own. It was an excellent opportunity for Beit Hatfutsot to reach out to sectors of the public and offer them the opportunity to explore their family history and heritage symbolically on this day.
Speaker of the Knesset, MK Edelstein honored Beit Hatfutsot and attended the computer station and was impressed, commenting – "Wherever I go, Beit Hatfutsot goes with me".
Students, soldiers, Israelis of all ages and tourists from all over the globe took advantage of our temporary computer stations in the Knesset entering information on family names, villages and towns in Europe, sites mentioned by their grandparents, etc.
Dan Tadmor, BH C.E.O. presenting the database to MK Shuli Moalem