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POSTED: Monday, January 4, 2016:
JEWISH AFRICA PHOTO SHOW at the BEIT HATFUTSOT MUSEUM, Tel Aviv, Israel. Though there is still one leg of my Jewish Africa photo project yet to go, the Beit Hatfutsot Musuem will be featuring 34 of my “black Jews of Africa” images in a display called “Children of Abraham: A Jewish Revival in Africa.” Featuring images from 8 countries, the theme focuses on community leaders and members, improvised synagogues, cemeteries and monuments, special Judaic items, Jewish holidays and local celebrations. Opening: February 4 (thru November 30, 2016).
POSTED: Thursday, December 17, 2015:
IN MEMORIAM: Santa Pelham was a darling and charming lady who graced me with her time and honored me with her participation in my Jewish Africa photo project. Born in Germany and later traveling to Zimbabwe (then, Rhodesia) to marry a man she’d never met, she certainly was an adventurous soul. She was also a Holocaust survivor. I first met Santa on September 5th, 2012 in Cape Town, South Africa. Her daughter, the great South African actress and singer, Aviva Pelham, was performing in “Santa’s Story,” a one-woman show on the story of her mother’s life. Aviva invited me to the show and to meet her mother afterwards. Since then, I’ve remained friendly with the family. They have all been very gracious to me, gifting me with friendship and warm welcomes to their homes. They have lost a very special mother and grandmother, and the world says farewell to a unique lady. Santa was 97. Wishing all the Pelham family long life.
POSTED: Saturday, November 21, 2015:
JEWISH PHOTO LIBRARY, the email list: Join the journey. I am building a contacts and subscribers list for my website, HaChayim HaYehudim Jewish Photo Library. Sign up for (very) selective email announcements to be one of the first to view the newest images in the archives and to hear about forthcoming events, Jewish photo tours, and news. SUBSCRIBE HERE.
POSTED: Tuesday, September 29, 2015:
JEWISH AFRICA, leg # 8 (of 8) is booked for February 3 ~ April 4, 2016. Destinations include (in order) Egypt, Cameroon, Gabon, South Africa (with possible jaunts to Reunion and Mauritius from there), Senegal, Morocco, Ceuta (Spanish enclave on northern tip of Morocco), Tunisia, and the final week in Israel with a stop in Istanbul thrown in too. Keep up-to-date with my stories and newest photos from the road. Read about it on my JEWISH AFRIC BLOG.
POSTED: Sunday, August 23, 2015:
100,000 PHOTOGRAPHS: HaChayim HaYehudim Jewish Photo Library has surpassed the 100,000 image milestone including photos from 110 countries and territories.
POSTED: Friday, June 26, 2015:
SYNAGOGUES OF AFRICA CALENDAR (January 2016 ~ December 2016 / Tevet 5776 ~ Tevet 5777) from HaChayim HaYehudim Jewish Photo Library now available in STORE.
POSTED: Tuesday, April 14, 2015:
JEWISH AFRICA in IRELAND: The Irish Jewish Museum in Dublin held my first Jewish Africa photo exhibition, July 13~October 15, 2015. The show featured only 25 images, a sort of sneak peek preview to larger shows elsewhere. Stay tuned for announcements regarding other shows.
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