Experience the Leon Family Gallery at the Simon Family JCC as never before! From Yoni Alter’s pop art styled city skylines to the social media juggernaut Humans of Tel Aviv, this year’s vibrant line-up of art and photography exhibits allow self-guided tours to explore how art and community intersect.


All exhibits are free and open to the public, allowing the community access to collections featuring a variety of mediums that represent Israeli and Jewish artists. There’s a different artist each month, so make sure to visit often!

This Month


HOME: Lens on Israel is an exhibition showcasing the moving work of photographers who have documented the diverse communities that live side by-side in Israel today and the work of the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee (JDC), a non-political organization that creates pragmatic, sustainable solutions to help vulnerable communities in Israel and around the world. Marking the 70th anniversary of Israel’s founding, the exhibition was initially hosted by Temple Emanu-El’s Bernard Museum of Judaica from April to November 2018.
The exhibition follows the journey of 11 photographers to seven distinct stops, where they explore different cultures and individuals who call Israel HOME. Their photos, alongside material from the JDC Archives, document the work of JDC and its deep reach into and across the mosaic of the country. We invite you to join us on this journey across Israel and to engage with us in this ongoing work.

For more information on the Leon Family Gallery, please contact Patty Shelanski, Arts + Ideas Manager, at 757-452-3184 or pshelanski@ujft.org.