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In Memoriam – Erna De-Shalit Z”L

It is with deep regret that Beit Hatfutsot mourns the passing of Erna De-Shalit, a true and dedicated friend of the museum, and sends condolences to all the family.

The generous donation that Erna De-Shalit and family granted to Beit Hatfutsot enabled the upgrade and enrichment of the museum’s database of Jewish Family Names, which was subsequently dedicated to the memory of her late husband, Memi De-Shalit, himself a lifelong friend of Beit Hatfutsot.

The Memi De-Shalit Database of Jewish Family Names is a unique collection of articles explaining the meaning and origin of many tens of thousands of family names documented in Jewish communities all over the world.  The Memi De-Shalit Database of Jewish Family Names is an important facet of Beit Hatfutsot’s activities and as such is a fitting memorial and commemoration of the name De-Shalit for future generations.


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