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Postcards From My Past

Sun Feb 21 @ 2:00 pm

We invite all children 8-12 years of age and an older adult of their choice to join us in Postcards From My Past, a community-wide celebration of family stories on Feb. 21 on Zoom. Pairs will be working on their postcards during this facilitated event. Prior to the event, they will receive materials that will include a set of open-ended interview questions guiding them to explore their Jewish background, experiences and stories; a postcard with graphics that can help frame their conversations and stories; and a stamped/addressed envelope to return completed work for display in the spring. The activity will culminate in a virtual exhibition, as well as pending exhibit on display at the Minnesota JCCs, telling the stories and experiences of Jews in our community and around the world.

This event is FREE, but pairs must register by Feb. 7 to receive materials in the mail prior to the event. Registration will be open until Feb. 19 and the materials will be available online to print.

About the project:

In 2019, an initiative to collect postcards from people all around the world who identify as Jewish was started.  The goal was to use these first-person accounts to develop Temple of Aaron’s 1st-4th grade Shabbat School Curriculum and provide authenticity to our students’ learning  about the global Jewish community. The project is a collaboration between Temple of Aaron, the Minnesota JCCs, PJ Library in Minneapolis and St. Paul PJ Library


For questions on registration, please email Carrie Fink at cfink@jfcsmpls.org

For general programming questions or for information on accessibility, please email Jorie Bernhardt at joriebernhardt@templeofaaron.org


MN United States


Carrie Fink