TABI Heritage Map Project

TABI Heritage Map

What is a ‘heritage map?’

A heritage map is a world map that chronicles where our members, their children and their ancestors were born. Much like a travel map that records destinations with pins, a heritage map uses those pins to record the birth places of our congregants. We will use different color pins to represent different generations.

Our Religious School’s Family Eduction class has agreed to help gather the information that will ultimately be displayed on the map and proudly displayed at TABI for congregants and guests to admire.

Why make a heritage map?

Our congregation is made up of amazing people with fascinating family histories that span continents and generations. We want to capture that in a way that will allow members to learn a little about their own heritage and to learn about each other. 

heritage map
How do I participate?
  1. Gather as much family information as you can. You do NOT need to have complete information to participate. If your family has multiple generations who are members, please coordinate and submit one form, if possible, so we don’t have duplicate entries.
  2. Click the button at the bottom of this page and fill out the form as best you can.
  3. If you need help filling out the form, or would rather submit your information the old fashioned way (printable form), please send an email to and we will contact you.
What do I do if…?

…my family includes step-relatives and/or divorces and re-marriages?

Please fill in the form with the names you consider your family. If the form does not accommodate your unique situation, there is an opportunity to add additional information before you submit. You may also contact and we will make sure your family is represented the way you want.

…I have non-Jewish ancestors?

We want to know about all of the people who make up our community and our heritage, so please include Jewish and non-Jewish family members.

...I need to update or change my information later?

You can’t save your form, but it’s not a problem if you want to resubmit with new information. You can submit multiple versions of the form and we will combine your information. You can also contact us and we’ll help you sort it out.

...I’m not comfortable sharing my personal family information?

The information you share will only be represented on the map anonymously by pins. We are only looking to display the collective heritage of TABI using the world map as a visual representation. The information you submit will be stored at TABI for reference, but will not be used in any other way.