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My Family Story 24th Anniversary Celebration

The final event of this international Jewish heritage competition includes 200 Jewish institutions, 30 countries and more than 20,000 young participants. The 50 finalists and their families will attend the exhibition opening in memory of Manuel Hirsch Grosskopf at The Museum of the Jewish People at Beit Hatfutsot in Tel Aviv, Israel.

The Koret international School for Jewish Peoplehood at The Museum of the Jewish People at Beit Hatfutsot is proud to host finalists from around the globe and their families at an exhibit opening showcasing their family stories.  Youth from North America, Latin America, Europe, Asia, South Africa, Australia and Israel took part in the My Family Story International Competition in Memory of Manuel Hirsch Grosskopf.

My Family Story, one of Beit Hatfutsot’s most innovative programs, inspires and educates students from diverse nationalities and Jewish backgrounds on cultivating their own family histories. Through a yearlong curriculum, rigorous research and inspiring creativity, the students produce a final project illustrating their personal exploration into their family roots and connection to the greater story of the Jewish people. Final projects include films, art pieces, comics, board games, and more. While every student, family and community goes on their own personal journey, they are part of the greater movement of tens of thousands of other students simultaneously embarking on parallel journeys.

Through an international competition, 50 outstanding finalists are selected and awarded a free ticket to Israel to see their pieces displayed in front of thousands of visitors at Beit Hatfutsot. The winning displays are featured in The My Family Story exhibit, opening on June 16th, 2019. In the two-day event at for finalists, students meet with their peers from Argentina, Australia, Belarus, Canada, Cuba, Germany, Israel, Lithuania, Mexico, Panama, Russia, South Africa, United Kingdom, Ukraine, USA, Venezuela and more to share their own stories and hear from others.

Photo: Nir Shaanani

Irina Nevzlin with the Grosskopf family (photo: Nir Shaanani)

Photo: Nir Shaanani

Photo: Nir Shaanani


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