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Rabbi J.C. Finkelstein and the Choir
of the Great Central Synagogue,
Glasgow, Scotland, 1965
(The Oster Visual Documentation Center, Beit Hatfutsot, courtesy
of the Scottish Jewish Archives Centre, Glasgow)
Temple "Emanuel",
Johannesburg, South Africa, 1980's
(The Oster Visual Documentation Center, Beit Hatfutsot,
courtesy of the Jewish Board of Deputies, Johannesburg)

Interior of the Great Synagogue, Sydney, Australia, 1984

Photo: Than Wyenn
The Oster Visual Documentation Center, Beit Hatfutsot, Than Wyenn collection

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For over four decades, The Museum of the Jewish People has been amassing a unique and intriguing body of knowledge: the family trees of over five million individuals; hundreds of thousands of images and films; archival research into the origins of Jewish family names and the histories of Jewish communities around the world, and an abundance of music — both old and new — all the little pieces that, together, comprise the great mosaic of the Jewish story.

You are invited to explore your own Jewish story and benefit from a wealth of information that is now available to everyone, everywhere, any time – free of charge.

Typing a surname and a place of origin will reveal rich, various contents: the meaning of the surname, the story of the Jewish community of origin, famous individuals from that area, photos, films, and music. 

The realm of genealogy (family trees) is fascinating however somewhat challenging. Searching for a common family name might bring too many results, whereas s searching for a rare surname might bring few results. It is also possible that you used a different spelling than the one used by the tree maker. Following are a few searching tips.


How to get started? After typing a person's name and surname, chose from the list of results the relevant results. The family tree you will enter is designed so that the requested person is at center. Navigate inside the tree by clicking on additional names in order to find details, reveal additional generations, and learn about relations of which you were not aware.

The family trees in our database were donated by their makers, therefore lack of information or mistakes are possible. Any new information you wish to add can help us present a fuller, more accurate database. If you have questions or updates, please contact us.


If you could not find specific information, you may also search for a general subject. Simply click "general search" for a variety of content categories.
In order to expand the number of possible results for each search, we have formed cooperations with central databases such as the Center of Jewish History, and the Europeana project. 

Click the "Search" button at the top of each page.
 

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Discover millions of pictures, family trees, music pieces, stories of communities and more (Beta Version)

For over four decades, The Museum of the Jewish People has been amassing a unique and intriguing body of knowledge: the family trees of over five million individuals; hundreds of thousands of images and films; archival research into the origins of Jewish family names and the histories of Jewish communities around the world, and an abundance of music — both old and new — all the little pieces that, together, comprise the great mosaic of the Jewish story.

You are invited to explore your own Jewish story and benefit from a wealth of information that is now available to everyone, everywhere, any time – free of charge.

Typing a surname and a place of origin will reveal rich, various contents: the meaning of the surname, the story of the Jewish community of origin, famous individuals from that area, photos, films, and music. 

The realm of genealogy (family trees) is fascinating however somewhat challenging. Searching for a common family name might bring too many results, whereas s searching for a rare surname might bring few results. It is also possible that you used a different spelling than the one used by the tree maker. Following are a few searching tips.


How to get started? After typing a person's name and surname, chose from the list of results the relevant results. The family tree you will enter is designed so that the requested person is at center. Navigate inside the tree by clicking on additional names in order to find details, reveal additional generations, and learn about relations of which you were not aware.

The family trees in our database were donated by their makers, therefore lack of information or mistakes are possible. Any new information you wish to add can help us present a fuller, more accurate database. If you have questions or updates, please contact us.


If you could not find specific information, you may also search for a general subject. Simply click "general search" for a variety of content categories.
In order to expand the number of possible results for each search, we have formed cooperations with central databases such as the Center of Jewish History, and the Europeana project. 

Click the "Search" button at the top of each page.
 

Interior of the Great Synagogue, Sydney, Australia, 1984

Interior of the Great Synagogue, Sydney, Australia, 1984

Photo: Than Wyenn
The Oster Visual Documentation Center, Beit Hatfutsot, Than Wyenn collection

Temple "Emanuel", Johannesburg, South Africa, 1980's
Temple "Emanuel",
Johannesburg, South Africa, 1980's
(The Oster Visual Documentation Center, Beit Hatfutsot,
courtesy of the Jewish Board of Deputies, Johannesburg)
Rabbi J.C. Finkelstein and the Choir of the Great Central Synagogue, Glasgow, Scotland, 1965
Rabbi J.C. Finkelstein and the Choir
of the Great Central Synagogue,
Glasgow, Scotland, 1965
(The Oster Visual Documentation Center, Beit Hatfutsot, courtesy
of the Scottish Jewish Archives Centre, Glasgow)