JDC-Eshel’s Photography with Joy

by | Dec 24, 2018 | What’s Happening

Leon Family Gallery
Reba and Sam Sandler Family Campus
Through January

Featuring photographs taken by Holocaust survivors living in Israel that speak of courage, aging, surviving, loving, and living, that express personal stories, the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee (JDC) presents Photography with Joy.

An exhibit from Israel, 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 for sale and may be purchased at the Simon Family JCC front desk. Proceeds from the sales of the Photography With Joy exhibit will go into the JDC-Eschel Photography With Joy program in Israel, above and beyond the UJFT’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.

The United Jewish Federation of Tidewater 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.


For more information on this and other upcoming exhibits in the Simon Family JCC’s Leon Family Gallery, contact Callah Terkeltaub, Arts + Ideas manager at CTerkeltaub@ujft.org.