Roie Galitz: Renowned photographer travels to the ends of the earth

by | Feb 24, 2022 | What’s Happening

Tuesday, March 1, 7:30 pm
Reba and Sam Sandler Family Campus and online

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Photography has allowed Roie Galitz to travel to the coldest climates on the planet where he has witnessed the starkest effects of global climate change. “This is what has brought me into environmental diplomacy,” he says.

Prior to his travels as a wildlife photographer, changes in climate felt foreign to Galitz. Now, however, he is committed to sharing his knowledge and turning that knowledge into action and educating as many people as possible. What’s more, Galitz believes his style of humanizing the animals he encounters—from lions to seals—helps create interest in protecting species of all types. After all, isn’t the panda the best funded animal around?

On Tuesday, March 1, either at the Sandler Family Campus or online, “travel” with Roie Galitz to his favorite edges of the planet as he captures photographs of endangered animals in their natural habitats and raises awareness of the threats they encounter. This promises to be an Inspiring and practical “journey” to the extreme four corners of the world for nature lovers, adventurers, and dreamers of all ages. And, it’s just in time for World Wildlife Day.

Galitz visits Tidewater as part of the 11th Annual Israel Today Forum presented by the Jewish Community Relations Council of the United Jewish Federation of Tidewater, Simon Family JCC, Embassy of Israel, and Community Partners.

Enjoy a sampling of Galitz’s large body of extreme work in the Leon Family Gallery at the Sandler Family Campus beginning March 1.

Elka Mednick is assistant director, Jewish Community Relations Council of the United Jewish Federation of Tidewater. She may be reached at or 757-965-6112.

Elka Mednick