Incubating Ideas and Cultivating Connections:
The Greenhouse of Ein Shemer
On View September 1-November 1 | The Laurie M. Tisch Gallery
Fall 2014 is the beginning of the shmita (Sabbatical) year, when according to biblical law the land of Israel
must lie fallow. Shmita reminds us that it is incumbent upon us to treat the earth with care, reverence, and humility.
If we honor those practices and translate them into the ways we live our lives and interact with those at the margins,
we can truly transform our community.
Incubating Ideas and Cultivating Connections: The Greenhouse of Ein Shemer helps us examine the agricultural themes of shmita,
and serves as an introduction to The Greenhouse of Ein Shemer, Israel, a remarkable place of learning, growth, and innovation.
Through the recreation of many of the Greenhouse's living walls alongside photographs by the renowned photographer Frédéric Brenner,
Incubating Ideas and Cultivating Connections strives to remind us of a core lesson of shmita: The earth does not belong to us; we are
merely its stewards.
To learn more about Shmita at the JCC, please visit jccmanhattan.org/shmita.
To learn more about The Greenhouse of Ein Shemer, please visit greenhouse.org.il/Profile.html.
The gallery exhibitions are made possible by a generous grant from The Laurie M. Tisch Illumination Fund.
Additional support is provided by the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs.