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BT Eighth Graders Embark on Creative Jewish History Journey

Beth Tfiloh eighth graders and their families gathered for a meaningful exploration of their families’ Jewish journeys at the Jewish Museum of Maryland. The students shared their months of research, which they transformed into creative 3D depictions, as part of The Museum of the Jewish People at Beit Hatfutsot's My Family Story program.
As the Jewish Museum of Maryland website explains, “The My Family Story Program is a fun-filled, meaningful, personal, global and multigenerational Jewish heritage journey to the past, where the exploration of one’s Jewish family story, genealogy and traditions culminates in an artistic installation.” My Family Story is a flagship program of Beit Hatfutsot, the Museum of the Jewish People in Israel, and partners with Jewish communal sites around the world, including the Jewish Museum of Maryland here in Baltimore.

Mazal tov to Michelle R. ’24 and Shayna S. ’24, whose projects were the Beth Tfiloh winners the Baltimore competition! Their projects will be sent to The Museum of the Jewish People at Beit Hatfutsot in Israel for the international competition.

Kol hakavod – well done! – to all of our eighth graders on their intensive research and astounding projects, and todah rabbah – thank you! – to Middle School humanities teachers Ms. Liz Shrier and Mr. Joe Ciattei and Mrs. Ellen Agronin and art teacher Mrs. Shelly Spector for making these incredible projects a reality.

Read the students' curator statements here
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. Learn more about their generous gift here
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