EN190201 JewishColumbus Celebrates Israel Independence Day with Exhibition

Celebrating Israel Independence with Your Photos


Did your grandmother help build a Kibbutz in the ‘50s? Did your synagogue send a group of congregants trip to Israel in the ‘90s? Did you become a Bar Mitzvah at the Western Wall? If so, and you have a picture, be part of JewishColumbus’ Historical Community Exhibition!

On May 9, JewishColumbus’ Israel & Overseas department and Columbus Jewish Historical Society will present an exhibition to showcase community members’ visits to Israel during the community’s Yom Ha’atzmaut, Israel’s Independence Day celebration.

For photos to be included in the display, please deliver your photos to JewishColumbus’ office, located at 1175 College Ave. before March 22. The photographs received will be processed through high resolution scanners and returned. Even though all photos are not guaranteed to be featured in the exhibit, they will be scanned and archived with the Columbus Jewish Historical Society.

If you have a high resolution scanner at home, you can upload them to JewishColumbus.org/photos.

“There is no better way to celebrate Israel’s independence than to see how Israel has impacted our community members and their families over the past seven decades,” said Merav Livneh-Dill, senior community shlicha for JewishColumbus.

“I believe the display will lead people to share their stories of going to Israel. Historical photos will recall what the world was like when Israel was established.”

This event is being produced with the partnership of the Columbus Jewish Historical Society to preserve all photos for the future.

For more information about this photo exhibition project, please contact Stephanie Grossman at stephanie@JewishColumbus.org.