The Jews of Yemen: Photos by Naftali Hilger

On exhibit in the Katz Snyder Gallery
February – April

Israeli photojournalist Naftali Hilger’s breathtaking photos of Yemen reveal a nation and a landscape lost in time. His intimate portraits of the isolated Jewish communities of Yemen, taken over a period of 20 years, have been most recently seen in a widely heralded exhibition at the Museum of Islamic Art in Jerusalem.

Hilger’s life-altering love affair with the mysteries of Yemen began in 1987. Over six subsequent trips from 1987 through 2008, he documented not only one of the most ancient communities in the Jewish diaspora, but Muslim Yemen as well – its markets, its landscapes and the fascinating architecture of Sana’a and the rural villages.

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Exhibition and artist event generously funded by the Israel Center of the Jewish Community Federation with support from the Israeli Consulate, Francine and David Meckler, David Steele, Sophie and Stan Beraznik, Jonathan Steele and Julie Villena, Merav Menachem and Lloyd Sacks, Charlene and Bart Schachter, and Alex Bernstein and Sonia Daccarett.

Our community partners are Be’chol Lashon and JIMENA.