Beit Hatfutsot at the “Olim to Jerusalem” Festival
Each year the Jerusalem Municipality honors new immigrants with an annual festival. This year, for the first time, Beit Hatfutsot joined the festivities and took part in this momentous occasion. Over 1,000 participants were in attendance, including new immigrants from English, Russian, Spanish and French speaking countries.
The Museum had several items on display, including those from the “Operation Moses – Thirty Years After” exhibition, which shares the personal experiences of Ethiopian Jewish immigrants who arrived in Israel via the Operation Moses campaign. Beit Hatfutsot also organized some fun activities for adults and kids alike, including a “photo-op” poster with cutouts that allowed guests to pose as their favorite famous Jewish heroes, from Herzl to Henrietta Szold, from Ben Gurion to the Rambam.
Beit Hatfutsot believes that we are all part of the unique and ongoing story of the Jewish people, and, as such, is proud to play an active role in celebrating Jewish communities and Jewish life. It is through such communal opportunities that we are able to encourage participants of all ages and backgrounds to identify and connect with their Jewish Peoplehood.