Last year, six students from Mercaz High School participated in an international photography competition sponsored by Beit Hatfutsot, The Museum of the Jewish People at Tel Aviv University. In The Jewish Lens class led by Susan Farber, the students explored Jewish identity through photography. The six students submitted thirteen works to a local panel of judges, who selected three images to send to Tel Aviv for the inaugural exhibition, Jewish Lens: Worldwide Youth Photo Competition, which opened on July 14, 2016. One of these photos, Hands, by Hannah Lempert, won first prize in the competition.
All thirteen submissions are on view at the Skirball Museum in Mayerson Hall on the historic campus of Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion, 3101 Clifton Avenue, January 23—February 12, 2017. An opening dessert reception will be held on Monday, January 23 at 7:30 pm in the lobby of Mayerson Hall. The reception is open to the public. Participating artists are Renee Blachman, Sadye Goodman, Annie Jonas, Hannah Lempert, Jamie Meschoulam, and Brooke Suddleson.
Photo credit: Hannah Lempert, Hands