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Teaneck shul offers new exhibit at ancestry museum

Florette Koffler (Barbara Balkin)
Florette Koffler (Barbara Balkin)

The Jewish Experiential Museum at Temple Emeth in Teaneck launched its second Ancestry@Emeth exhibit, “Immigration and Family Stories.” The opening featured speakers whose documents and photographs are on display in the museum; they told their immigration stories. Ancestry@Emeth, an ongoing project, began in 2019 and is coordinated by Barbara Balkin, the museum chair. Synagogue members are encouraged to dig into their family treasures and write about their unique genealogical stories.

One of the speakers, Florette Koffler, stands in front of the panels displaying her immigration papers, family photos, and other documents, along with a description how she became a U.S. citizen.

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