Thursday, October 08, 2009

King David High School in Vancouver Brings the Past into the Present

The senior Jewish History students at King David are embarking on a project to personalize their realtionship with Jewish history. Currently the students are researching their family histories in an effort to document the stories of their ancestors. Parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins are all being invited to tell their stories of immigration to North America and Vancouver, British Columbia in particular.
The project we are undertaking will involve video recording these stories in order to create a permanent archive of the Jewish experience in Vancouver. Working with the Jewish historical society located at the JCC across the street from our school we are seeking to leave a record that future generations can use to understand the journey that led their families to this beautiful city and its vibrant Jewish community. The use of video technology and the ability to digitally archive the wealth and breadth of information the students are gathering will allow us to give the community an invaluable resource.
It is bound to be a project full of interesting revelations for all of us as the stories are collected and recorded for the entire community to enjoy.

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