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JHM seeks family photos for exhibit on Jewish arrival in Southern Arizona

The Jewish History Museum will stage a digital exhibit, “Mapping Migration,” that documents the trajectory of Jewish community migration to Southern Arizona through triptychs comprising historical to contemporary family photos. The exhibit will open Sept. 1.

“Two things I particularly love about this concept are that it is inclusive of all who identify as Jewish and live in Southern Arizona, and that it helps tell the backstory of Jewish arrival in the region,” says JHM Executive Director Bryan Davis.

Submissions must include three high-resolution (300 dpi) scans of photos or digital photographs, as follows:

1. A photo of an individual or multiple family members that is the oldest known photo in your family’s history.

2. A photo that represents an iteration of your family’s lineage, perhaps a generation or more after the first photo.

3. A photo of your family in the present, which may include yourself.

Include the year of the photo, names of all individuals pictured, and location of the photo for each. Additionally, provide the year your family arrived in Southern Arizona. Submissions will only be included in the exhibit if they contain all three images and descriptions.

Email photos to or visit for more information.

Digital projections of the photographic triptychs will be on long-term view in the Jewish History Museum.