Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Senate, Congress, an Ambassador, old foes, and the White House

These photographs of US Senators Chuck Shumer, Ted Cruz, Bill Nelson, Debbie Stabenow, Ben Cardin, Orrin Hatch and Bob Menendez, US Representatives Virginia Foxx, Eliot Engel, Israeli Ambassador Ron Dermer, former White House advisors David Axelrod and Karl Rove, Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos, current presidential advisor Dr. Sebastian Gorka, and special Middle East negotiator Jason Greenblatt, were all taken recently on assignment on Capitol Hill and the EEOB/White House in Washington, DC, for two different agencies.

ECDC gala/celebration with Cheick Hamala Diabate and the

These images are from a celebration for the Ethiopian Community Development Council's gala, at the end of their immigration and refugee conference in Arlington Virginia. Music was provided by the Cheick Hamala Diabate and the Griot Street Band.

Much success to the good work of ECDC.

Tsehaye Teferra PhD, president of ECDC

Saturday, June 17, 2017

Lived experience ( in memory and love)

I recently photographed these tattoos, which were inked in memory of a loved one who lost their life to suicide.

They were made while on assignment for the American Foundation of Suicide Prevention, a caring and effective group "dedicated to saving lives and bringing hope to those affected by suicide."

Wednesday, June 07, 2017

Funky bat mitzvah

This one was fun! (thanks to the amazing and creative Catan family).

Mazal tov to Carolyn and Helen.

Adele & Arboretum Suite

From a recent visit to see Miz Adele, and the State College, Pennsylvania Arboretum.

Beauty. Life.

Vigil in Support of Refugees – Remembering the St. Louis

These images are from a vigil near the US Capitol commemorating the fateful voyage of the ship Saint Louis, filled with 900 Jewish refugees fleeing Nazi terror, which was turned back from American shores to Nazi Europe on June 6th, 1939. The vigil was organized by HIAS, the Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society, in memory of that event, and in support of refugees in our current situation.

Congresspersons Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC), Deborah Wasserman Schultz (D-FL), and Brad Schneider (D-IL) spoke to the vigil, and Rabbis David Shneyer and Chuck Feinberg led prayers and songs.

I am proud of my community for standing up for this issue.

Never again.