My Family Story winners are headed for Israel soon

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Two pupils have been selected the winners of the My Family Story competition in South Africa. As a result, Cayla Dembo from King David Victory Park, and Avigail Rogoff from Yeshiva College will be flying to Israel at the beginning of June. Winning the trip is part of their prize.
by Martine Bass | May 03, 2018

The other exciting part? They will join a special group of 50 school pupils worldwide to take part in a two-day celebration at Beit Hatfutsot (The Museum of the Jewish People) in Tel Aviv. The event takes place on Thursday, June 7 and Friday, June 8.

The museum’s website describes the My Family Story competition as “a far-reaching educational initiative” in which young participants in Israel and worldwide… embark on a fun and meaningful… international and multi-generational Jewish heritage project.

“Through rigorous research and inspiring creativity, the students produce a final art display, illustrating their personal exploration into their family roots and connection to the greater story of the Jewish people.

“My Family Story goes beyond the typical family tree. It connects the younger generation, between 11 and 15 years old, to their personal stories, their family stories and the broader story of the Jewish people.”

The winners’ artistic displays will be unveiled for public viewing at an exhibition housed at Beit Hatfutsot. This year’s event is specially exciting for the scholars because of the 70th birthday of the State of Israel.

Cayla’s winning presentation is called “Authors in the Family” and Avigail’s is called “Fingerprints of the Soul”.


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