A photographic window into Jewish life around the world
|In Our Care, Alison Wachstein, Russia 2013
Inspired by a group of philanthropists who traveled around the world photographing Jewish communities and individuals helped by JDC, the Repairing the World: Frame by Frame exhibit that hung in the office of the Consulate General of the Republic of Poland in May of 2016, makes its way to the Simon Family JCC’s Leon Family Gallery. The exhibit is comprised of work by Israeli and American photographers known as JDOCU who learn, travel, and document the JDC’s work around the world. Members of the group speak about “using the camera as a tool” to highlight acts of Chessed and Tikkun Olam. Their photographs bring these acts to life, frame by frame, strengthening JDC’s resolve to “be in the picture.”
The American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee (JDC) is 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. Today, JDC works to save the world’s poorest Jews, revitalize Jewish life, empower Israel’s future, and rescue victims of global emergencies.
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.
Proceeds from the sales of the Repairing the World exhibit will go to the JDC’s Campaign for the World’s Neediest Jews, above and beyond the United Jewish Federation of Tidewater’s annual Israel and Overseas allocation.
For information about the Leon Family Gallery and other upcoming exhibits, contact Erin Dougherty, Simon Family JCC cultural arts director, at EDougherty@simonfamilyjcc.org or 321-2341.