The Many Faces of the “G2G: Generation to Generation” Program – 2015
The Many Faces of the “G2G: Generation to Generation” Program 2015
The annual conference and ceremony summarizing the 2015 activities of the G2G: Generation to Generation program was recently held at Beit Hatfutsot – The Museum of the Jewish People. It was conducted under the theme: The Many Faces of the G2G Program.
450 groups from schools throughout Israel participated in the “G2G: Generation to Generation” program, which bonds the younger and older generations through mutual learning. The students guide the seniors through the latest technologies and in return are exposed to their stories. Together they enter the stories into a worldwide story collection of Beit Hatfutsot.
The event opened at an “Innovation Fair” in stalls displaying inspiring and unique initiatives used by schools participating in G2G throughout the country. One could: visit senior citizens’ back to school classrooms, watch exciting movies of exemplary figures from the town of Shoham produced by students majoring in film, have a picture taken with Google in the “Grandma Goes Online” stall, discover what is actually “behind the door,” learn of various places, and also be impressed by a joint study activity held with Druze and Jewish groups. These initiatives are on the internet site and in the convention’s catalogue (Hebrew)
In attendance were the CEO of the Senior Citizen Affairs Office, Adv. Gilad Samama, CEO of Beit Hatfutsot Dan Tadmor, Head of the Science and Technology Administration, Ministry of Education Dr. Ofer Rimon, Representatives from the India embassy in Israel, Michal Orbach, widow of the late Minister Uri Orbach, partner organizations, supervisors, managers, teachers, senior citizens and of course the students.
A Shofar buried and hidden during the Holocaust, a 20 year old Menorah that can be disassembled and excited students and grandmothers relating stories regarding the Chabad network. Spices and colorful exhibits decorated a booth that documented the Jewish communities in India and China. This year the program expanded to Jewish communities overseas, and many exciting stories that were documented in English and Russian were shared with the participants. A flag flown when the State was declared, a camera from the early 20th century, and the process of preparing traditional coffee all featured in the “Stories behind Artifacts” stall.
Watch the filmed greeting from the Pressman Academy in Los Angeles that is participating in the G2G – Generation to Generation program overseas: