Three Communities, One Journey

Three Communities, One Journey 
Wednesday, October 24, 2012 - 7:00pm

The Kimmel Center, Commuter Lounge (2nd floor)

The Bronfman Center for Jewish Student Life at NYU would like to invite you to an opening reception for Three Communities, One Journey, a student photography exhibition featuring work from participants of the Social Action Exchange. The reception will be held on Wednesday, October 24, 2012 at 6:00 pm on the second floor of NYU's Kimmel Center, located at 60 Washington Square South. Light, kosher refreshments will be served.

The Social Action exchange is a fellowship made possible by UJA-Federation of New York in partnership with the Bronfman Center for Jewish Student Life at NYU, Marom Budapest in Hungary, and Mimizrach Shemesh in Israel and connects young Jewish adults from Israel, New York, and Hungary to each other and to a serious and interdisciplinary Jewish and non-denominational social justice curriculum through group meetings and two exchange missions between Jerusalem, New York City, and Budapest. 


In the fall of 2011, participants gathered for meetings in their respective countries: New York, Israel and Hungary. The first exchange occurred in Israel in January of 2012 and the program provided the framework for real connection, understanding and action on social justice issues and projects, culminating in the second exchange in Hungary, where participants participated in a community service project together, in Hungary, at a Jewish cemetery.

All of the photographs in the exhibit were taken in 2012—either at the exchange in Israel or Hungary, or in the participants respective countries. Students were encouraged to take photographs throughout the year. Almost all of the participants of the exchange are not professional photographers, but they were supported by The Jewish Lens. The Jewish Lens partnered with the Bronfman Center's Social Action Exchange program to enrich learning about social justice issues for young adults from New York, Israel, and Budapest through the study of photography and text. 

The exhibition will be on view through November on the second floor of NYU's Kimmel Center and will then travel to Budapest and Israel.

We would like to express heartfelt thanks to UJA-Federation of New York and The Jewish Lens for their support of the Social Action Exchange.