3rd Grade “Immigrant’s Trunk”

In preparation for a field trip to the Jewish Museum of Maryland, our third grade Judaic Studies classes were visited by Mrs. Ida Rehr, an early 20th century Jewish immigrant to the U.S., who was portrayed by the actress Katherine Lyons.  Mrs. Rehr shared her experiences, both the joys and the hardships, making her story come alive for the students through the use of family photographs and artifacts from her trunk.