Finding Home: A Photographic Opening: Humans of Israel
Sunday, December 18 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
You are invited to the opening of Humans of Israel, a photographic exhibit by Erez Kaganovitz. This stunning visual display showcases the diversity of identities and backgrounds which are part of the social fabric of Israel. Because of our ancient and modern history of wandering and finding home, it is a central commandment of Judaism to welcome and protect the stranger.
The event will include facilitated conversations about Israel, Home, Safety and Migration.
The photos will be at TIG until January 4.
The Finding Home opening will coincide with the final drawing for our Refugee Support Committee’s raffle, featuring the top prize of an 82″ inch square hand made quilt made by our own Sara Cohen. Other prizes include tickets to a Hawks & Reed show, 2 Josh Simpson mini-planets, and a Breakfast and Birding adventure with a Greenfield family. Proceeds will benefit Team Brownsville, an on-site 501-c-3 providing humanitarian assistance for asylum seekers in Texas.
Tickets for the raffle are $5 each, 5 for $20 and available during Temple Israel office hours. The drawing will take place at the event. You do not need to be present to win. Tickets will be available at the event as well.
The art opening will close as we welcome the first night of the holiday of hope, Hanukkah, by lighting the candles together.
The Humans of Israel Exhibition:
The Humans of Israel exhibition captured the most fascinating people in Israel in order to tell the Israeli story as a whole. Each photo and story provides a glimpse into the hearts and minds of a variety of Israelis. In this exhibition, you will find ultra-religious Orthodox Jews, Muslims, and Christians alongside asylum seekers and the one percent on Rothschild Boulevard. You will see Ashkenazi and Mizrahi, American, Russian and French Jews, and basically all the ingredients that make Israeli society one of the most diverse in the world.
Erez Kaganovitz bio:
Photographer, native Tel Avivi, and speaker, Erez Kaganovitz is the human behind the Humans of Tel Aviv, Humans of Israel, and Humans of the Holocaust projects. Through his work, Erez has helped bridge a cultural gap in society both within and outside of Israel. His compelling work brings understanding, emotional connection, and unity to many around the world.