Family immigration stories from Beth El members

Beth El member Michael Gevelber tells his family’s immigration story.

At the culmination of Congregation Beth El’s annual HIAS Weekend on February 5, 2023, we asked our members to share their own immigration stories, describing the histories, traditions, travails and triumphs that contributed to their identity today. Some tales were joyful and some were sad but all were unique. The fascinating diversity of our community is demonstrated here.

Click on the names below to witness the stories of “coming to America.”

Barry David’s presentation was not recorded due to initial issues with the recording.