Submit Your Photos of Beit Shean

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Photography Contest Announced: Share your Photos of Beit Shean, Israel

CLEVELAND – Established, emerging and amateur photographers are invited to submit photos that capture the people and places of Beit Shean, Cleveland’s sister city in Israel. Winning submissions will be featured in an upcoming exhibit hosted by the Jewish Federation of Cleveland and the Mandel Jewish Community Center. The exhibit, “Hidden Gems” is part of a series of events celebrating the 20th anniversary of Cleveland and Beit Shean’s partnership.

“Anyone who has been to Beit Shean and Valley of the Springs falls in love instantly with the people and the land,” said Barbara Leukart, who chairs the Federation’s Beit Shean Subcommittee. “This exhibit will capture the beauty of our sister city, and celebrate the personal, powerful connection that Cleveland has with Beit Shean. We invite anyone who has ever visited Beit Shean to submit photography for this exhibit."


  1. All submissions must be received by February 1, 2016.
  2. The deadline to submit photos has passed and the submission page is now closed.
  3. Those selected for exhibition will be notified on February 19, 2016 via email.
  4. There will be a special event for the opening of the exhibit to be held on March 2, 2016 at the Mandel JCC.
  5. Exhibit will run from March 2 – April 30, 2016 at the Mandel JCC.
  6. Please note: Judges will select the top photos which will be announced at a separate celebratory event on March 30, 2016 at the Mandel JCC


  1. All ages encouraged to submit photos
  2. All entrants automatically grant permission to use exhibited works for publicity

Individual images you upload should be no less than 1.5MB (3000x2400) and no more than 5MB (4500x3000). If your photo is selected, you will be asked to submit the full resolution version via Dropbox.

For more information, please contact Tal Rothstein at trothstein@jcfcleve.org or 216-593-2861.

About the Cleveland-Beit Shean Partnership: Beit Shean, which means House of Tranquility, is located in Israel’s Galilee region, near the Jordanian border. The city is ancient, and it is believed the city has been continually inhabited since the Early Bronze Age (3200-3000 B.C.). While neither Cleveland nor Beit Shean is known primarily as a tourist destination, both have much to offer in its nature, history, and its people. Since becoming sister cities in 1995, thousands of Cleveland and Beit Shean residents have benefitted from cross-cultural exchange. The cities have worked together to improve the lives of Israelis living in the region, while fostering a meaningful connection between Cleveland and Beit Shean.

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