Art enhances the quality of life of our residents, their families, and individuals in the community who visit our campus. The Lazarus Gallery at United Hebrew is an integral part of life here. It is designed to spark the imagination, lift the spirit, and nurture a lifelong love of learning.
The Lazarus Gallery presents several exhibitions a year, featuring a rich array of art created in a variety of media: watercolor, ceramics, mixed media, sculpture, encaustic, jewelry, fiber art, photography, and more. Robin Zane, Curator, and Jodi Moise, Gallery Advisor organize the shows which are intended to engage visitors, trigger memories, add beauty to the United Hebrew campus, and bring the community together.
United For You
United Hebrew of New Rochelle presents “United for You,” a collection of photographs by award-winning photographer, Enid Alvarez, on display throughout 2019, our Centennial Year.
Designed to salute its residents, their families and the staff who care for them, a new exhibition, the exhibition shines a light on the strong connections forged between the aged and their caretakers, and between residents, their families, and United Hebrew’s staff. Eighteen photographic works by Alvarez are featured.
“These are heartwarming works that show there’s really no age limit to feeling joy,” says Rita Mabli, president & CEO, United Hebrew. “This exhibition is a celebration of life and that fits perfectly with our philosophy of care.”
Commissioned for United Hebrew’s Centennial, the exhibition portrays residents with their families, and a range of staff with whom they interact: nurses, recreation staff, social workers, security guards, IT directors, reception and more. The images reflect the philosophy of personalized care at United Hebrew, where all staff are trained to make each interaction a “wow,” Mabli says.“Ms. Alvarez has captured so perfectly what takes place on a daily basis here. We all work together to improve our residents’ quality of life. And that means every interaction is an opportunity to show someone that you care – that they matter. It’s how United Hebrew has operated since 1919,” Mabli said.
A graduate of the School of Visual Arts, Enid Alvarez was born and raised in the Bronx where she developed a deep affection for the culturally diverse world she grew up in. Alvarez was a staff photographer for the New York Daily News and currently freelances for the Wall Street Journal. She has shot thousands of photos during her extensive travels, but especially loves photographing people, capturing their inner selves through spontaneous moments. Alvarez’s mother is a resident at United Hebrew, an organization she says will always hold a special place in her heart.
“United for You” will be free and open to the public daily, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., at United Hebrew’s Lazarus Gallery, 391 Pelham Road in New Rochelle.