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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:

Visitors to the “Researching Communities” booth, documenting Jewish Heritage in India and China

Visitors to the “Researching Communities” booth, documenting Jewish Heritage in India and China

Approximately 250 ceremony participants, crossing all ages, faiths and sectors

Approximately 250 ceremony participants, crossing all ages, faiths and sectors

Ahlas Gedban, coordinator of G2G in the Druze sector, Hanna Morag, director of the computers center, Haifa district, Dr. Idit Avni, ICT coordinator, Haifa district, Sarit Yaacov, coordinator of G2G Haifa district, children from the Noble Prize school in Rishon LeZion and the Dalia A school in Daliet El-Carmel, who joined efforts throughout year in the  G2G program.

Ahlas Gdban, program coordinator for the Druze sector, Hanna Morag, Computer Center Director for Haifa District, Dr. Idit Avni, Head of ICT, Ministry of Education for Haifa District, Sarit Yaacov, program coordinator for G2G Haifa District, and “Pras Nobel” school students in Rishon LeZion and “Dalia A” in Daliat El-Carmel, that held joint activities regarding G2G

 “21 songs for Toddlers” from 1945. Dr. Aviv Aloufe received the book as a birthday gift from her parents when she was age one. Dr. Aloufe participated in the G2G program at the “Netiv Eliezer Carmel” school in Haifa, together with her granddaughter Eliana Hyman

“21 songs for Toddlers” from 1945. Dr. Aviv Aloufe received the book as a birthday gift from her parents when she was age one. Dr. Aloufe participated in the G2G program at the “Netiv Eliezer Carmel” school in Haifa, together with her granddaughter Eliana Hyman

 

 

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