JDC-Eshel’s Photography with Joy

by | Jan 21, 2019 | What’s Happening

Through January

Leon Family Gallery
Reba and Sam Sandler Family Campus

Featuring photographs taken by Holocaust survivors living in Israel, the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee’s Photography with Joy exhibit is on display in the Simon Family JCC ’s Leon Family Gallery and the Copeland Cardo.

The photographs and accompanying stories, only a few from a much larger collection, are the product of workshops held across Israel, through which survivors express their personal stories, memories, and feelings. The workshops are a joint project of JDC -Eshel, the Israel Ministry of Social Affairs and Social Services, and UJA-Federation of New York.

All photographs are available for sale and may be purchased at the Simon Family JCC front desk. Proceeds go to the JDC -Eshel Photography with Joy program in Israel, above and beyond United Jewish Federation of Tidewater’s annual Israel and Overseas allocation.

Established in 1969, JDC -Eshel is the premier force for innovation in elderly care in Israel, developing transformative services that profoundly enhance seniors’ independence and quality of life.

JDC -Eshel functions under the auspices of the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee, the world’s leading Jewish humanitarian organization, operating in more than 70 countries and helping Jews and others in need to survive and strengthen community. UJFT works to meet the challenges facing today’s Jewish community at home and around the world, through a network of local Jewish agencies and overseas service partners, including the JDC