Leon Family Gallery

February 16, 2018

What’s Happening

Erin Zimmerman
Scenes from Israel
February

A writer, producer, and director for CBN Documentaries, Erin Zimmerman earned an M.A. in Broadcast Journalism from Regent University, then spent four years at CBN News, where she served as a segment producer and line producer for The 700 Club newscast. She has also worked as a line producer and writer for The 700 Club program and a producer, historical consultant, and scriptwriter for CBN’s animated program Superbook.

For the past seven years, Zimmerman has written, produced, and directed CBN documentaries about history and biblical archaeology in Israel, Jordan, Turkey, and Europe. Zimmerman is a two-time Emmy nominee for Outstanding Special Class Writing, for the documentary Made in Israel in 2014 and for the docudrama The Hope: The Rebirth of Israel in 2016. Her latest film is In Our Hands: The Battle for Jerusalem, released in theaters in May 2017. She currently lives in Jerusalem and is working on CBN’s new documentary To Life, which highlights Israeli humanitarian work around the world.

Zimmerman explores the architecture in Israel and the daily lives of the country’s citizens in this moving photography exhibit.

Proceeds from the sales of Zimmerman’s work will go to the cultural arts department of the Simon Family JCC.

Jewish Family Service and Edmarc
14th annual Grieving Children Art Show
March

Displaying the creative drawings and words of local grieving children and teens, Grieving Child demonstrates how loss affects all those touched by it and offers children and teens the opportunity to see they are not alone. This show provides an opportunity for children and teens to share their feelings with others and to see that they are not alone. The art show is open to any school-aged youth in Tidewater who has experienced the death of a loved one.

For more information on this project or services offered by JFS, contact Debbie Mayer, LCSW at 757-459-4640 or DMayer@jfshamptonroads.org.

For more information about the Leon Family Gallery and the exhibits shown, contact Melissa Eichelbaum, Simon Family JCC program associate, at MEichelbaum@ujft.org.

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