Simon Family JCC ’s Leon Family Gallery

January 22, 2018

What’s Happening

Repairing the World
January
Produced by the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee, Repairing the World is comprised of work by Israeli and American photographers known as JDOCU who come together to learn, travel, and document the JDC’s work around the world. Photographs from JDC’s Archives are also included.

JDC is the world’s leading Jewish humanitarian organization, operating in more than 70 countries and helping Jews and others in need to survive and strengthen community.

With local community support, the United Jewish Federation of Tidewater works to meet the challenges facing today’s Jewish community at home and around the world, through a network of local Jewish agencies and overseas service partners, including the JDC.

Proceeds from the sales of the Repairing the World exhibit will go to the JDC’s Campaign for the World’s Neediest Jews, above and beyond UJFT’s annual Israel and Overseas allocation.

Erin Zimmerman — Scenes from Israel
February
A writer 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, Israel, and is working on CBN’s new documentary To Life, which highlights Israeli humanitarian work around the world.

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

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