Family Projects

Join us in a multimedia journey into the Jewish-American roots of our parents, Stanley and Helga Ruby. May their memories inspire us.

From the Mayflower-descended Stetsons to the Western ranching Bennetts to the Norwegian-American Eilertsens, we explore the ancestries of Rev. Edwin Eilertsen and Judith Bennett Eilertsen.

Places In Time

From the Golden Age of German Jewry to the devastation of the Holocaust to a modern-day renaissance, explore the historic and contemporary sites of Jewish culture in Berlin. Wikipedia fact boxes and descriptions are provided for most locations.

Lisbon in 1940 was Europe's one escape hatch, officially neutral in the war but a center of spying and diplomacy by all world powers. Tens of thousands of refugees, Jewish and not, filled the city's cafes and hotels, all seeking passage to the U.S. or South America.