The Heritage Fair gives students the opportunity to research their family history and share it with parents, teachers and their fellow students.
Below are some student thoughts regarding the assignment and event.
On Monday night, June 4th, the 7th grade had their Jewish Heritage Fair. At the Heritage Fair, many parents came to see our projects, in which we wrote about our family history and heritage. In the heritage project, we included information about where our family came from, maternal and paternal, where our parents were born. We also shared where our parents moved to and why, what languages we speak at home. We created a family tree and provided information about a special Jewish object in our family that has a history and emotional value in our family. To enhance our project and our family story, we had to bring in pictures and anything else that we could put into our project to make it even more fascinating and beautiful.
Learning about other people’s history is very interesting and captivating. Our heritage projects are very meaningful as well. We are all Jewish people and we should know about each other’s history as Jews. We could even learn new things about a culture or tradition. The evening was a great success, as all the children had stunning, beautiful, and informative projects. Hopefully the parents really liked the projects, learned something new and had a great time. Our success is all thanks to our Chumash and Jewish History teacher, Morah Ben-Harari, who came up with this project and helped us in our journey to find out more about our family. The fair went onto the next day at school, when we presented our projects to the 5th, 6th and 8th grade, as well as other teachers. The Jewish Heritage Fair was a very worthwhile, informational and exciting experience. We would like to thank our teacher Morah Ben-Harari for giving us the opportunity to learn more about our family heritage and the ability to share it with many other people.
The heritage fair was a very good experience for me. I learned a lot about my family that I didn’t know about before. I think that this is a really important project for us students to do because it helps us learn about and remember our family’s past. If we do not learn and pass down our heritages, then they will be forgotten. I really enjoyed learning more about my family.
to view photos from the fair.