Kollel Sunday Series - A Project to Record Family Histories

Sunday, December 9th  (Bagels at 9:30/Lecture at 10)

After spending the last 6 years in San Francisco, Zach Ellis - a Brighton native, bar mitzvah'd at Temple Sinai - recently moved back to Rochester to start TheirStory (www.theirstory.org).  Stemming from a personal project recording his own parents telling their life stories and reflecting on their legacy, Zack created TheirStory - a website where people in different places can record and archive meaningful conversations (think Facebook + Ancestry).  You can read more about TheirStory at www.theirstory.io/about-us as well as see Zach's lessons learned and example questions from recording his own parents at www.theirstory.io/getting-started.


Parashat Vayigash

In this Torah portion, Joseph’s brothers refuse to return to Canaan without Benjamin, whom Joseph has falsely accused of theft. Joseph reveals his true identity and invites his brothers to return for their father, Jacob, and bring him and their families to Egypt to live. When they return, Joseph introduces his father to Pharaoh, and, at Pharaoh’s suggestion, the family settles in Goshen, a particularly fertile region of Egypt.