Opening Reception: Tuesday, April 24 | 7:00 PM | Festive Reception
In a photographic tour celebrating Israel’s 70th birthday, explore the multitude of communities—and worlds—that dwell side by side within Israel’s meager 8,000 square miles, just the size of New Jersey.
Once a month for seven months, our exhibition will rotate through the diversity that is Israel, from the ultramodern to the ancient, the religious to the secular and the new generation to the survivors of Jewish triumph and tragedy:
- ELDERLY JEWS AND HOLOCAUST SURVIVORS IN DIMONA APRIL 25 – MAY 23
- BEDOUIN AND ARAB ISRAELI COMMUNITIES IN THE NEGEV MAY 27 – JUNE 24
- CHILDREN IN A SOUTHERN DEVELOPMENT TOWN OF KIRYAT GAT JUNE 27 – JULY 25
- THE ULTRA-ORTHODOX OF BNEI BRAK JULY 29 – AUGUST 26
- THE STORIED DRUZE VILLAGE OF YANUH-JAT AUGUST 29 – SEPTEMBER 26
- THE DISABLED RECEIVING CUTTING-EDGE CARE IN HAIFA SEPTEMBER 30 – OCTOBER 24
- MOROCCAN JEWS OUTSIDE HAIFA OCTOBER 28 – NOVEMBER 21
Maira Kalman, was born in Tel Aviv and moved to New York with her family at the age of four. She was raised in bucolic Riverdale, the Bronx. She now lives in Manhattan.
Maira has written and illustrated eighteen children’s books, including Ooh-la-la-Max in Love, What Pete Ate, Fireboat: The Heroic Adventures of the John J. Harvey, 13 WORDS, a collaboration with Lemony Snicket, Why We Broke Up, with Daniel Handler, Looking at Lincoln, and Thomas Jefferson Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Everything.
She is a frequent contributor to The New Yorker Magazine, and is currently creating an illustrated column for The New Yorker based on travels to museums and libraries. You can read more about Kalman’s work at http://www.mairakalman.com.
Exhibition Begins April 25
In Partnership with the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee (JDC)
YOUR PASSPORT TO ISRAEL... AND PERHAPS A FREE TRIP!
Pick up your Passport to the Jewish World during your first visit to the exhibition, then get a new stamp every month as the photographic themes change. By filling your passport with all seven stamps, you’ll not only enjoy a visual journey across the breadth of Israel, but you’ll be entered to win the ultimate extension of our exhibition, a free trip, including a round-trip coach flight from NYC and a five-night hotel stay in Tel Aviv!