Thursday, September 10, 2009




JerUSAlem-USA is a participatory art project that links the twenty Jerusalems in the United States with the original Jerusalem in Israel. There are Jerusalems in Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Maryland, Michigan, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Rhode Island, Tennessee, Utah, and Vermont.

You are invited to visit and join with residents of the American Jerusalems in sending photographs of everyday life there (family and friends, interior and outside of homes, shops, community events and celebrations, signs with the name "Jerusalem," local scenery, etc.). These photographs will be matched by images of everyday life in Jerusalem, Israel, and posted on the 'JerUSAlem-USA' blog

Send photos as jpg images to Professor Mel Alexenberg, Head of the School of the Arts at Emuna College in Jerusalem, Israel, at In addition to being posted on the art project blog, the matched sets of images will be exhibited in museums and art galleries in United States and Israel, and incorporated in a book ‘JerUSAlem-USA.’

Full credit will be given to the creator of each photograph who will receive an official Certificate of Participation from the City of Jerusalem, Israel.

The name of the American Jerusalems was inspired by the Bible where we read about King David establishing Jerusalem as the capital of the unified state of the Israelite nation 3,013 years ago. Today, Jerusalem is the vibrant capital of the modern State of Israel. The juxtaposition of photographs of the original Jerusalem with Jerusalems in USA creates an interactive network of people with shared values that deepens the friendship between them.

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