Celebrate Yom Ha'atzmaut in an international community

Take part in the Centropa passport project and share your work with Jewish schools worldwide

On April 19, 2018 the Jewish world celebrates the foundation of the State of Israel 70 years ago. Since that day, there are things which can not be doubted: Israel has redrawn the map of the (Jewish) world, and changed the lives of millions of people. How are you going to remember this in your school? How are you going to celebrate Yom Ha'atzmaut with your students this year? Take part in our project, and discover how personal stories shaped the history of a whole country. 

How to participate?

1. Choose a person from your country who migrated to Israel. This can be a famous person, a family member, or a person from the Centropa database. He/she can be young or old, dead or alive.

2. Research the story of this person: what was his/her life like before he/she migrated? How was the migration? How did he/she begin a new life in Israel?

3. Create a passport for this person. Be creative! The passport can be drawn on paper, but it can be created digitally as well. You can put as much information on the passport as you would like, but make sure to include the following: a) The name of the person b) City, country, occupation, date of birth, marital status of the person c) The personal story of the person: why he/she chose to go to Israel and how he/she continued his/her life there d) Don't forget to include picture(s)!

4. When creating the passport, you can use your own language, but make sure to add English and/or Hebrew translation as well!

5. Once the passport is ready, share it with us! Scan or photograph it and send it to us!

Please make sure to send us your work until April 27. 2018.

If possible, please document the project with photographs as well, and send them to us!

Do you have any questions? Write to Bori Pál: pal@centropa.org