The journey of the Jewish diaspora has had an immense impact on the development of modern world politics, economics and culture. Many modern Jews can trace their roots back to distant lands far from their current home. These journeys permeate generations, passed down through treasured stories, objects and photographs. Where did your family's journey begin? What is your diaspora story? Share your journey below and include a family photograph, home video or image of a special heirloom that represents your own Story of the Jews.

Daniel Perrone

Monroe, CT, United States

My great-grandmother, Chai Meidenberg (nee’ Weinbraun), pictured here in Ostrow Mazowiecka, Poland. She is standing over the grave of her father, Zelman Weinbraun. The inscription indicates that he died on Rosh Hashanah 1912. Chai arrived at Ellis Island with her son (my grandfather) in 1920.

My Journey
Ostrów Mazowiecka, POL Monroe, CT, United States