SDJA 6th grader, Daniela Galicot, wins national competition and meets Israel President, Reuven Rivlin.
For 22 years, the Museum of the Jewish People has held an annual competition titled “My Family Story,” where youth from all over the world are asked to research their family histories and submit an art display illustrating their personal exploration into their family roots and connection to the Jewish people. Of the 20,000 youth from 28 countries that entered this year, 50 won, and only two were given the opportunity to meet with President Rivlin in his office, including our very own Daniela Galicot.
“The beauty of the project is not what took Daniela to the president, [but how hard she worked on] her presentation… and [the] love and passion she [displayed for] her roots, mitzvot, tradition and family,” expressed Galicot’s mother, Rashel Galicot.
Galicot embodies our brand pillar Inspire Purpose, and how we – the SDJA community – celebrate tradition and remain committed to living lives of Jewish meaning.