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Jews of Color: In Color!

Thu, September 1, 2011 • JCAA's Gallery at the J, 7300 Hart Lane

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An exhibition of more than fifty vibrant photographs of Jewish life around the world.

In partnership with the Schusterman Center for Jewish Studies, the Jewish Community Center's Gallery at the J will present Scattered Among the Nation's “Jews of Color: In Color!”—an exhibition of more than 50 vibrant photographs not previously shown in Austin. The exhibition opens September 1, 2011. Join us for a free artist reception and program with photographer Bryan Schwartz on Sunday, September 11 at 3:00 PM at the JCC Community Hall Stage.

“Jews of Color: In Color!” challenges stereotypes of the Jewish people, portraying five communities in Africa, Asia, and Latin America whose populations share the outward appearance and lifestyles of the people who surround them, with one major difference: they are practicing Jews. Featured communities include India’s Bene Israel community, India’s Benei Menashe community, Mexico's Venta Prieta community, Ghana’s House of Israel, and Zimbabwe's Shona Jews.

“Jews of Color: In Color!” will run through Oct. 3, 2011 and then it will move to UT Hillel.

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Sponsored by: The Schusterman Center for Jewish Studies and The Jewish Community Association of Austin


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