Courses by instructor: Lea Delson
Lea Delson has worked towards greater understanding and peaceful coexistence among faiths, particularly Judaism, Christianity and Islam. As part of the Faith Trio of Oakland, she has been one of the main organizers of their interfaith art exhibitions since 2011. Lea is an active member of several Jewish congregations in the East Bay, including Kehilla Community Synagogue, Aquarian Minyan, and Or Zarua Reconstructionist Havurah. Raised by Jewish parents from Chicago who moved to Israel in 1972, Lea attended Israeli public schools there from ages 11 to 16. The 1973 Yom Kippur War convinced her of the need to find peaceful solutions to conflicts. Lea attended the University of Chicago and UC Berkeley, graduating in 1987 with a bachelor’s degree in biological sciences. Her business, DelsonPhoto, has provided event and portrait photography for the past 16 years. Lea has created and exhibited fine art photography, including photography of translucence in nature, documentation of the urban environment and reflections on recent history.