Voices from the field

Team SpaceIL: Connecting past, present and future

By The iCenter

Yariv Bash, one of the co-founders of SpaceIL (the team of scientists that will land Israel on the moon), recently discovered a unique connection between him and his grandfather - a German engineer who survived the Holocaust. Watch the inspiring story below and see sample questions to bring this story and conversation into your educational settings for Yom HaShoah.

  • What themes are evident in Yariv's story, and in what ways to they connect with Jewish life today?
  • Have you had a chance to sit down with your grandparents to hear their stories? If so, what are some of the stories they tell? What do your stories have in common with them?
  • What types of "things" are passed down from one generation to the next? In what ways do they impact our Jewish identities?

Yariv Bash is one of three co-founders of SpaceIL. Watch another video of a story from co-founder Kfir Damar

For more about Team SpaceIL, please visit their website: And to sign up to become a part of the very exciting educational mission soon to be launched by SpaceIL and the iCenterl.