I'm Jerome Silverman and this is my daughter Naomi (11 years old).
Naomi recently entered the 2017 international competition for roots research and heritage stories called “My Family Story.”
This competition is hosted by the International School for Jewish Peoplehood Studies at Beit Ha’Tfutsot — the Museum of the Jewish People — in Tel Aviv, Israel.
Throughout the Jewish world, students age 11-15 are invited to submit an artistic display, based on their own genealogical research, to reveal a meaningful encounter between themselves and their families.
Over 20,000 submissions are tendered each year, but only ~50 displays from all of the different regions will be chosen for the 22nd annual gallery exhibition in June 2017.
Last year, Naomi’s good friend Noa Rudisch from Atlanta created a winning submission called “Sacred Objects,” and she was flown with her mother Adina to Tel Aviv for the exhibition opening in June, along with the other winners.