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My City, My World: Beta Israel
William Rasdell
Part of the Days of Remembrance  |  Exhibit runs Apr 23–Jun 27

Opening Reception  |  Thu, Apr 24   |  5:30-7:30 pm
Meet the artist and join us for light refreshments.

William Rasdell is one of Indiana’s most creative and accomplished photographers. Since 2008, My City, My World programs have been a catalyst for communication and cultural understanding for youth in the U.S., South Africa and Cuba. Rasdell is collaborating with the JCC to create a contemporary profile of the Ethiopian Jews—the Beta Israel or House of Israel. The Beta Israel are thought to be the descendants of one of the Ten Lost Tribes, linked to the tribe of Dan, practicing an ancient form of biblical Judaism. 

This gallery show will be the result of Rasdell’s 21-day field study in Israel, learning about and recording the contemporary life of a community with an often contested history of which too little is known. Not only will Rasdell take photographs, he will give digital cameras to members at the Israeli-Ethiopian community so that they may document their culture and tell stories from their own perspectives.

This program is made possible largely through a generous
grant from The Efroymson Family Fund, a CICF Fund.




3rd Annual JCC Member and Staff Art Exhibit

Exhibit runs Jul 1 to Aug 1

Opening Reception:
Tue, Jul 8  |  5:30-7:30 pm
Meet the artists and join us in the gallery for light refreshments.

The JCC’s got talent! Share your creativity and talent with our community during the 3rd annual JCC Member and Staff Art Exhibit in July. We will host an opening reception to showcase the wide array of styles and skills that our members and staff have created. Whether you wield a brush, a camera or a computer as tools, you are invited to submit up to 3 pieces for consideration.

All artwork is due to Lisa Freeman by or before Fri, Jun 6. You will be notified which piece(s) is accepted by or before Wed, Jun 11.
Contact Lisa Freeman, Arts & Education Program Coordinator, at or 715-9240 for more details.


Phone Photography Competition & Exhibit

Exhibit runs Aug 5-29

Opening Reception:  Thu, Aug 14  |  5:30-7:30 pm
Meet the artists and join us in the gallery for light refreshments.

The best camera you have is the one on you when something spectacular happens right before your eyes. That means nearly every person with a smart phone has a great camera as well.

We invite you to enter our first Phone Photography Competition and Exhibit. You may have stunning photographs stored on your Smart Phone that you would like to share with our community – here is your opportunity! Please consider our invitation to submit them in one of the three categories listed below.

This juried photography competition and exhibit covers three categories:
-Youth (15 & under)
-Teen/Adult (16 & up)
-Professional (all ages)

There will be awards for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place, as well as a certificate of recognition for all entrants. This competition will be judged by a jury of photographers. Of course, we also invite you to come and appreciate the beauty of our first Phone Photography exhibit.

For more information, please contact Lev Rothenberg Director of Arts & Education, at
   or 715-9230.

Interested in displaying your work at the JCC?
The JCC Gallery displays a variety of art mediums from local and national artists.
To be considered for upcoming shows please provide:
Artist bio with current contact info (name, mailing address, phone, email and website, if applicable).
7-10 samples, provided as JPG files (by email or on CD*) 
How to submit bio and samples:
Email to Lisa Freeman (Arts & Education Program Coordinator) at 
Mail to Arthur M. Glick JCC,
6701 Hoover Road, Indianapolis, IN 46260, ATTN: Lisa Freeman
Once we receive your material, we will review, keep your information on file and possibly contact you about participating in future shows.
* CDs will be returned only if a self-addressed stamped envelope is provided.