My Family Story Goes Virtual
Our BT family is so incredibly proud of the work done by some of our eighth grade students who have recently presented their in-depth family analyses for the annual My Family Story exhibition.
These students took the initiative to delve deeply into their family histories to explore their connection to their Jewish identity and create incredible three-dimensional displays.
In lieu of presenting annually at the Jewish Museum of Maryland, last week the students shared their months of research at a meaningful program on campus, where they debuted their artful depictions as part of The Museum of the Jewish People at Beit Hatfutsot's My Family Story program.
Mazal Tov to Sammy S. ' 25 and Zachary R. '25 for winning the My Family Story contest. Sammy and Zachary will be sending a video of their presentations to the museum in Israel for their displays to be judged amongst submissions from all over the world. Good luck Sammy and Zachary!
Thank you to Ms. Liz Shrier and Ms. Shelly Spector for coordinating this “out of school” project and Kol Hakavod to Sunny D. '25, Michael M. '25, Lila N. '25, Zachary R. '25, Gideon R. '25, Sammy S. '25, and Guy T. '25 for doing an outstanding job on this extraordinary project!
A special thank you to Mrs. Elaine and Dr. Marc Lowen, parents and grandparents of Beth Tfiloh alumni, school grandparents, and BT congregants, who have generously endowed Beth Tfiloh’s My Family Story program.
by Rabbi Mordechai Soskil, Director of Judaic Studies
Rabbi Soskil explores what he considers to be one of the greatest mysteries in the Torah: why does the Torah interrupt the stories about Korach’s insurrection against Moshe, Miriam and Aharon’s deaths, and the first battles to conquer the land of Israel, to tell us about the parah adumah ceremony?