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L'Dor V'Dor Intergenerational Project

About the Project

L’Dor V’Dor (From Generation to Generation) provides students with interactive and experiential lessons designed to develop an appreciation for their Jewish heritage. Following a successful pilot program in 2020 at a Jewish day school in Fairfield County the program premiered in three Jewish schools with fifty 6th-8th grade students. The program has been expanded to six schools for the 2022-2023 academic year working with middle and high school students reaching over 100 students. There's much to see here. So, take your time, look around, and learn all there is to know about us. We hope you enjoy our site and take a moment to drop us a line.

L'Dor V'Dor

The L’Dor V’Dor program integrates five sessions into the religious school curriculum. The sessions consist of an overview of Jewish immigration to Fairfield County starting in the 17th century and as well as a discussion of artifacts brought from our archives.

There is a capstone project where students interview their grandparent or elder-relative about their younger days and life journeys, as well as Jewish family traditions and meaningful moments.

Independent research has shown that teens develop stronger identities when they connect with their grandparents and learn about their family heritage. What's something exciting your business offers?

The team teaches the students interviewing skills and techniques through role playing and other interactive activities. They then create a video montage from all the recorded interviews which is shown at an end-of-session Siyyum (celebration) attended by the students, parents and grandparents. What's something exciting your business offers?

L'Dor V'Dor

L'Dor V'Dor

The Jewish history and culture that the students and family members learn from listening to other families’ stories in the video montage is deeply moving and meaningful for all generations. The videos and video montage are kept by the families and archived at the Jewish Historical Society. What's something exciting your business offers?

As we go forward, we will continue to build partnerships with temples and schools throughout Fairfield County in order to expand this program.