"The book that you made about my grandparents' history was the most incredible and meaningful present I received for my Bar Mitzvah. I'm so glad my relatives all pitched in for this amazing and priceless gift. Having the details about my ancestors' lives and experiences -- conveyed through my grandparents' stories and memories--is so totally relevant as I experience this important transition to adulthood."
For the past 23 years, Living Legacies has been preserving the precious oral histories of family elders.
More than a few anecdotes or simply a family tree with names and dates, the in-depth interviews conducted by Ellie Kahn, bring forth Grandma and Grandpa's personal recollections of the times in which they lived, their life experiences and the family's challenges and successes. This is a special way to honor family elders by giving them a chance to tell their life story, and it's hard to imagine a more appropriate and valuable way to celebrate a Bar/Bat Mitzvah than to help a young person understand their heritage and those who came before them.
Ellie Kahn, an award-winning documentary filmmaker and professional writer & oral historian, produces both written and video family histories to be given as a unique gift, as well as tribute-length videos to be shown at the celebration.
In addition to Bar Mitzvah gifts, Living Legacies oral histories are ideal for anniversary, wedding, birthday and retirement gifts, or simply because a family realizes how critical it is to preserve Bubbe and Zeyde's stories, while their memories are still clear.
For more information, www.livinglegaciesfamilyhistories.com
or call Ellie Kahn at 818 786 1974.