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Postcards from Jews Around the World Project!

Hello r/Judaism!

I am the Director of Youth & Family Programming at a synagogue in Minnesota. As part of my job, I develop the curriculum for the 1st-4th grade Shabbat School program. This year, we will be learning about Jewish communities and people all around the world.

I’ve started a postcard project for people who identify as Jews all over the world to send in their stories and tell us more about the communities they live in. These postcards will not only be visual representations of the wide and diverse community of Jewish people, but we will also share your stories. This is an ongoing project for the 2019-2020 school year, so please keep sharing and submitting. My goal in this project is to celebrate and honor Jewish diversity and identity. Jews come in all types and flavors… there are many ways to be Jewish, and many ways to honor that identity.

Here’s how the project works:

  1. Choose a postcard from your city/state/country that is appropriate for a 1st-4th grade audience.
  2. Write about your Jewish experience where you live and about yourself. Tell us about your observances, traditions, how you identify with your Jewishness, and how the community you live in supports that and/or the challenges you face.
  3. Mail the postcard to me, Jorie Bernhardt, at:

Temple of Aaron Congregation

616 Mississippi River, Blvd. S

St. Paul, MN 55116 USA

  1. Share this project with family & friends.

  2. Have more to tell us that won’t all fit on a postcard? Email your story to [joriebernhardt@templeofaaron.org](mailto:joriebernhardt@templeofaaron.org)

Please forward this email on to people you know who are Jewish and might be interested in participating. You can also join & share the Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/groups/384832725478041/

Thank you so much for all of your help with this project! Please let me know if you have any questions, and we look forward to hearing your stories!

Warmly,

Jorie

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