My Family Story – Projects Exhibition
Throughout the Jewish world, students research and write their roots and heritage stories. This marks a milestone moment in the lives of young Jewish students in Israel and around the world when they are challenged for the first time to find their own personal and unique story that emphasizes their Jewish identity.
My Family Story program, led by The International School for Jewish Peoplehood Studies at Beit Hatfutsot – The Museum of the Jewish People, invites young adults to submit an artistic display, based on their roots research, to the International Competition in Memory of Manuel Hirsch Grosskopf.
This magical mix of displays, each representing a unique geographical region, reveals a meaningful encounter between the participants and their families.
We can also easily find familiar common ground between the diverse art installations. The exhibitors express their ideas, creativity and artistic skills to emphasize family values that are most important to them. Each display artistically expresses one or more Jewish peoplehood core
concepts: historical memory, Jewish values, Israel, Hebrew and Jewish languages, Jewish culture or a Jewish way of life.
This year, we celebrate the program’s 20th anniversary. Hundreds of displays were submitted to the international competition from all corners of the Jewish world: Latin America, North America, the FSU, Europe, Australia and Israel. The exceptional displays presented here in this special exhibition, are a tribute to the young participants,
their families, and their Jewish schools and institutions which have profoundly invested in the research and study of individual family stories as well as in the broader story of the Jewish people.
So what’s your story?