Jewish Lens - Beit Hatfutsot Photo Competition


Source: Jewish Lens - Beit Hatfutsot Photo Competition


The Koret International School for Jewish Peoplehood Studies (ISJPS) is dedicated to education that cultivates an informed and active sense of belonging to the Jewish people. To further this vision, ISJPS has partnered with popular international photographer, Zion Ozeri, renowned for photographing the Jewish people and Jewish themes. Together, we have initiated the Jewish Lens @ Beit Hatfutsot Photo Competition

Beit Hatfutsot – The Museum of the Jewish People is proud to introduce an international competition that targets worldwide Jewish 15-18 year old teens. They are invited to submit a photograph with an accompanying text that captures the theme of “my connection to the Jewish people”. A designated committee in Israel, directed by Mr. Zion Ozeri, will select the outstanding works. The finalists will win prizes on behalf of the institutions they represent.

As part of the educational process, participants in the competition engage in three activities created especially for the Jewish Lens: (1) reviewing the art of photography; (2) observing and analyzing peers’ photographs; and (3) exploring a rich photography collection capturing the Jewish world. The above activities are based on lessons from the Jewish Lens course developed by renowned photographer Zion Ozeri and the Center for Educational Technology in Israel.

The activities can be accessed here:

Materials include an activity plan for the facilitator, various educational resources, photos, texts, study sheets and more. The facilitator prints the materials for the participants during the educational sessions.

Final Assignment

The last assignment in the educational segment is creating a photograph inspired by the theme “My Connection to the Jewish People”. Each photo is accompanied by a “Photographer’s Note” – a short text of up to 50 words with the photographer’s details, plus, meaningful insights about the photo and its Jewish connection. Click here for examples of photos and photographers’ notes.

Visit the competition website for more information.

Updated: Jun. 21, 2017