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Resources

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Jewish arts and culture

 

Foundation for Jewish Culture

is a leading advocate for Jewish cultural creativity and preservation in America, providing funding and support for Jewish writers, filmmakers, artists, composers, choreographers and scholars.

 

European Association for Jewish Cultural

The European Association for Jewish Culture is an independent body established by Alliance Israélite Universelle (AIU) and the Institute for Jewish Policy Research (JPR) to help create the conditions in which Jewish creativity in Europe can thrive.


The Six Points Fellowship for Emerging Jewish Artists

Six Points, an innovative fellowship program now in its pilot year, supports individual artists in the New York creating vibrant art and performance with Jewish themes and focuses. Check their website for exhibitions and performances by the fellows.


The American Guild of Judaic Art

The American Guild of Judaic Art is a non-profit organization that serves as a forum and referral service to help promote Jewish art.


Center for Jewish Art in Israel

The Center for Jewish Art is dedicated to the preservation of the Jewish artistic heritage through documentation, research, education and publishing.


JDub Records

JDub is a non-profit record label promoting innovative Jewish music and cross cultural dialogue.


HEEB magazine

The original irreverent Jewish culture rag, now online and in print.


Generation J Online Magazine

Generation J provides commentary on arts and culture events, as well as profiling young Jewish authors, artists, actors, and producers.

 

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Jewish Museums and Museum Guides

 

Jewish Museums Nationwide
The Contemporary Jewish Museum of San Francisco
The Jewish Museum New York
Museum of Jewish Heritage
Israeli Museums
Beth Hatefutsoth

 

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For educators


Project Zero Classroom

A project of Harvard’s Project Zero, this summer institute program allows educators to learn how to develop engaging, challenging, and creative teaching materials.

KIVUNIM

This two week summer institute is the largest independent training program bringing North American Jewish educators to Israel. KIVUNIM is committed to promoting Jewish schools as centers of intellectual excitement.

Jewish Education Society of North America

JESNA serves as an educational resource and consultant agency, recruiting educators, identifying best practices, and generating new approaches to expand the impact of Jewish education.

Melton Arts

A site operated by the Melton Coalition for Creative Interaction, Melton Arts is an online repository of resources for learning about Judaism through the arts.

 

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Summer opportunities


Berkshire Institute of Music and Arts

The BIMA summer program offers teens six core areas of artistic study – music (jazz, chamber or choral), painting, creative writing, and theater – in a collaborative, vibrant, pluralistic environment brimming with artistic discovery and Jewish experiences.

 

Media


The Steven Spielberg Jewish Film Archive

The archive contains over 400 films, both shorts and feature length, which can be viewed directly on the site.

The National Center for Jewish Film

The NCJF is the largest archive, distributor, and resource center for Jewish-themed film and video in the world.


Jewish Film World

Jewish Film World online provides both a print and online resource of new and restored Jewish media.


The Jewish Animation Collective and Festival

The collective aims to harness the potential of the animated short to foster the dynamic evolution of Jewish creativity.


The New York Jewish Student Film Festival

Begun in 2003 as an initiative of Avoda Arts and the NYU-Bronfman Center, this festival showcases emerging student work from around the world.


New York Jewish Film Festival

An annual January event since 1992, the festival is a collaboration between the Jewish Mueum and the Film Society of Lincoln Center.

 

The San Francisco Jewish Film Festival

Founded in 1980, the SFJFF is the oldest festival promoting independent Jewish cinema.

 

The Toronto Jewish Film Festival

Begun in 1992, the TJFF focuses on the Jewish experience in Canada while showcasing films from around the world.

 

Alan Berliner

One of the innovative and acclaimed independent filmmakers of our time, Berliner’s searching personal narratives frequently touch on Jewish themes.


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Continuing Education


The Center for Jewish Art

Housed at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, the CJA is an academic institution dedicated to the preservation of the Jewish artistic heritage.


Project Zero

Based at the Harvard Graduate School of Education, Project Zero is an educational resource group whose mission is to understand and enhance learning, thinking, and creativity in the arts, as well as humanistic and scientific disciplines, at the individual and institutional levels.


Univerisity of Southern California Gayle Garner Roski School of Fine Arts:
Masters of Public Art Studies/Master of Arts in Jewish Communal Service

The University of Southern California’s ROSKI school of fine arts offers a special track in Jewish Communal programming in its Public Art masters program. Prospective students may also be eligible for the Spinner Avoda Fellowship to conduct original research with an emphasis on Jewish community and culture.


Masters in Jewish Art and Visual Culture at JTS

The program in Jewish Art and Visual Culture, the first of its kind in the United States, was established to train art historians and curators for scholarly and museum work in the burgeoning number of Jewish museums and exhibitions around the world. It provides serious study opportunities for those interested in deepening their knowledge of the Jewish contribution to the visual arts.


WUJS Arad Arts Program

The World Union of Jewish Students Institute in Arad, Israel offers graduate study in three areas, including a vibrant and well-established artist residency program. This unique, five month project brings together artists from around the world and combines residency with complementary coursework and Hebrew.

 

Blogs


Modern Jewish Mom

This blog is an excellent online resource for Jewish mothers who wish to communicate with other Jewish mothers about all things Jewish.

 

 

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