Global Amitim Program
We are excited to announce the start of JCC MetroWest’s participation in Amitim 2.0 a program of JCC Global. JCC Global connects Jewish communities and people to each other across every region of the world.
Amitim 2.0 is open to children grades 4-7 and focuses on exploring Jewish Identity through the lens of photography. JCC MetroWest is excited to have partnered with two international communities, Lisbon, Portugal and Kfar Vradim, Israel which is located in the northern Gaililee.
In order to create a purposeful learning and cultural exchange and experience for Jewish teens, the program is designed to encourage interaction based on the common thread of photography and discovering Jewish roots, values, history, and culture. Each MetroWest teen will connect with Jewish teens from our partner communities via social media and digital communication platforms such as Zoom or Skype on a three-way photography project.
Beginning this fall, the program participants will meet monthly for approximately 2 hours at JCC MetroWest for a total of eight sessions. Each session will explore both the fundamentals of photography facilitated by our professional photographer Raime Press, and an understanding of the content and subject of the photographs and how they relate to our Jewish lens through the project curriculum. While our local teens participate at our JCC, the teens from Lisbon and Kfar Vradim will also participate in the same curriculum allowing for a transfer of knowledge, photos, and experiences among the three groups.
At the conclusion of Amitim 2.0, photographs a limited number of the best photos will be selected for a special exhibition at the Museum of the Jewish People located in Tel Aviv, Israel. There is a potential to travel to Portugal/Israel at the completion of this program.
The program is limited to a maximum of 15 local teen participants. Applicants must be entering grades 9 or 10, live in the Greater MetroWest Community and affiliate as Jewish.
No prior photography experience is required, however, access to a digital camera or phone is necessary.
The program fee is $100 and there are scholarships available for those who need financial assistance.
We are excited to announce that our new Israeli Schlicha (emissary) Danielle Konorti will be the coordinator of our program. Danielle can be reached at [email protected] for questions or more information.
We look forward to your participation in this great program!