Foundation for Jewish Culture

Foundation's Programs Will Go On, Despite Closure

FJC will find new sponsors for its various institutions.

09/16/2013
Jewish Week Correspondent
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The Foundation for Jewish Culture, which announced last week that it will close, said in a press release that it will use the time it has left to find new homes for its programs. 

10 Israeli Artists To Hold Residencies At American Universities

09/12/2013
Jewish Week Correspondent
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This fall, Israel is exporting not just chocolate or electronics, but a different sort of commodity: artists.

Foundation For Jewish Culture To Close Next Year

Long on innovative programs, but short on funds after more than five decades.

09/11/2013
Editor And Publisher
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Even as the Foundation for Jewish Culture embarks on an ambitious season of programming this fall, its board of directors, faced with ongoing financial shortfalls, has voted to go out of business next year, The Jewish Week has learned.

Novelist Michael Chabon speaking last year at the Foundation for Jewish Culture’s gala. JTA

Culture Foundation's New Commission: A Musical Sarajevo Hagaddah

The famous illuminated manuscript will become a multimedia musical presentation.

08/22/2013
Jewish Week Correspondent
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The Sarajevo Haggadah, the famous illuminated manuscript, is the inspiration for the new multimedia art project entitled, “The Sarajevo Haggadah: Music of the Book,” the Foundation for Jewish Culture has announced.

Culture Group Rebuffs Bid To Condemn Boycotts

Fight at Foundation for Jewish Culture over film content spotlights increasingly testy, and muddy, issue.

12/28/2010
Staff Writer

In recent years David Eisner and Karen Lehmann Eisner, prominent funders of the Foundation for Jewish Culture, had become uncomfortable with the some of the films the organization helped produce.

The foundation has given grants to films like “Waltz With Bashir,” the Oscar-nominated Israeli film about the massacre of Palestinians in the 1982 Lebanon war, as well as a documentary the foundation funded this year about military tribunals in the Occupied Territories. Content like that, the Eisners felt, was beyond the pale of acceptable Israel criticism.

Theodore Bikel, renowned Jewish actor, took a stand this fall in support of the Ariel theater boycott.

Post-Yom Kippur Thoughts:Old-Time Prayer Meets New Needs

09/21/2010
Special to the Jewish Week

I have seen the Jewish future and it is small…

Compact, shoulder to shoulder -- young and old, preschoolers, high schoolers, singles, same sex couples with their toddlers, middle-aged parents whose disaffected teens find themselves tapping along in spite of themselves, grandparents with their grandchildren.

No high ceilinged church-like space required. No sound systems or balconies.

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