Coming-of-Age: Photographs and Stories from Teens to Life-long Learners

The Jewish Community Relations Council of Dayton, Ohio, USA received a grant from the World Religion Foundation for the program Coming-of-Age, bringing together people of different ages, backgrounds, and faiths to learn about the similarities of their experiences and the differences in each of their lives.
Participants were recruited from a JAFI Western Galilee Partnership consortium including Dayton, Ohio; San Antonio, Texas; Omaha, Nebraska; Budapest, Hungary; and Western Galilee in Israel.

Meeting in small Zoom groups, participants were asked about their coming-of-age experience. They took photographs and wrote narratives that captured and represented their unique perspectives, learning about themselves and each other using the PhotoVoice approach of individual, group dialogue, and community exhibition. The works they produced unveiled religious rituals, family traditions, and other personal and communal experiences.

In collaboration with the Jewish Community Relations Council, Jewish Federation of Greater Dayton, Dayton, Ohio, USA. Funded by the World Religion Foundation

Top Photo: Eszter Krauth


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