Categories: General Date: May 14, 2012 Title: St. Louis Students Exhibit Photographs at JCC
Jewish students in St. Louis are participating in a journey of self-discovery through the creative use of photography to document their community. The exciting photography project culminates in an exhibition at the JCC Staenberg Complex and runs through August 10th, 2012.
St. Louis is involved in an exciting photography project that will culminate in an exhibition, opening May 6 at 5:30 at the JCC Staenberg Complex.
Jewish students in St. Louis are participating in a journey of self-discovery through the creative use of photography to document their community. Entitled “The Jewish Lens,” this semester-long project which started in January has enabled students to capture the diversity and richness of their community through a unique curriculum taught by local educators that incorporates the work of renowned Israeli photographer Zion Ozeri. Approximately 80 students from grades 5 – 10 are participating in this project.
St. Louis students are exploring their own communities and Jewish Identity through the medium of photography and are preparing for a photo exhibition of their work entitled “My Jewish Lens.” The Opening Reception for the Exhibition will be held at 5:30 p.m. at the JCC Staenberg Family Complex. The Exhibition will continue through August 10. The exhibition and reception are free and open to the public and will feature student photos from the religious schools of four participating St. Louis congregations: Bnai Amoona, Shaare Emeth, Shaare Shalom and United Hebrew. Additionally, Shaare Shalom and United Hebrew students are paired with students from Daliyot School and ORT School in Yokneam, Israel, St. Louis’ P2Gether community, to share photos related to the theme of “Honoring the Elderly.”
The Jewish Lens St. Louis project is coordinated by the Central Agency for Jewish Education (CAJE) and is made possible by a grant from The Covenant Foundation. CAJE is a beneficiary agency of the Jewish Federation of St. Louis. For more information, contact Joan Wolchansky at CAJE at 314.442.3760 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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