Our Family Story

Each family has its own story!

Every family has its own special story. At The Museum of the Jewish People at Beit Hatfutsot, we aim to collect all of the diverse family stories from around the Jewish world. We invite you to explore your own family story, and make an artistic display to capture and pass it on to others. We at Beit Hatfutsot will upload these artistic displays to our website to share with the world.

How do we start?

Think of a theme that connects with your family that you would like to expand to an artistic display. Suggested themes include:

Characters and personalities in the family

Stories of migration and immigration

Jewish calendar: holidays and traditions you celebrate throughout the year

Jewish life cycle: brit milah, bar/bat mitzvah, wedding, remembrances

Leisure time in past generations: childhood games, family songs

Jewish food

Special family events


Think of what type of artistic display you’d would like to create. Consider what materials you already have available at home. Suggestions for types of artistic displays:

Written: family newspaper, comics, a box of letters, calendar

Roots album: photo or written album

Art: painting, sculpture, poster, collage, family play

Media: movie, animated short, song, online blog, computer game

After your artistic display is finished, give it a title. Take a 1-minute video of yourself explaining the project, while showing the project from multiple angles. In the video, tell us why you chose a particular theme, what story it shares about your family, and how that connects with your family today in 2020.

Click here to see samples of artistic projects for inspiration and watch this clip for different family projects around the Jewish world.

Send us the video via WeTransfer to [email protected]. Please include your full name, phone and where you’re from. We will upload projects to the Beit Hatfutsot website. If you prefer that your video not be uploaded, please let us know via email. Looking forward to hearing your unique family story!

For more information, please contact:

Lindsay Shapiro, Director of International English Programming


[email protected]