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2011-2012 Doctoral Dissertation Recipients

The application for 2012 Doctoral Dissertation grants goes live on Monday September 12. Questions? Email us! read more »

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Online Distribution Info Session

On Friday, May 13, the Foundation organized an online distribution info session for documentary filmmakers, hosted by Open Road Media. The event featured presentations by Tribeca Film Institute Reframe’s Kelly DeVine and SnagFilm’s Andrew Mer, both of whom discussed the various options open to filmmakers who are self-distributing their films. read more »

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Funds for Distribution, Outreach, and Engagement

We are proud to announce the winners of a special fund for past Kroll Film Fund grantees that provides additional support for distribution, outreach, and audience engagement: Sam Ball’s Joann Sfar Draws from Memory (2010) and Tracie Holder and Karen … read more »

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A Season of Freedom

Passover reminds us that we can’t take freedom for granted. It is especially poignant this year, as Middle Eastern nations strive for rights we have long enjoyed in America. While Jewish artists and scholars are free to express themselves here, … read more »

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Meet our New Program Director, Lisa Preiss Fried

We are proud to announce that Lisa Preiss Fried will be the Program Director for the American Academy in Jerusalem. Lisa moved to Jerusalem in 1982, just two days after she received her BA summa cum laude in Middle Eastern … read more »

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Goldberg Prize Reception

The night after officially receiving the Goldberg Prize for Emerging Fiction at the National Jewish Book Awards ceremony, Sharon Pomerantz joined us for a reception at the home of board member Judith Ginsberg and her husband, Paul LeClerc (as profiled … read more »

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Winner of the 2010 Musher Prize

The winner of the 2010 Musher Prize has been announced! read more »

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Announcing Our New Music Touring Network

We are thrilled to announce what we hope will be the first of many exciting musical projects: Monajat (Fervent Prayer), a new commission and six-city American tour by Galeet Dardashti, Doctoral Dissertation Fellow and Six Points Fellow, in September 2011. read more »

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American Academy in Jerusalem Pilot 2010

AMERICAN ACADEMY IN JERUSALEM The Foundation for Jewish Culture is creating an institute modeled after the successful American Academies in Rome and Berlin. Groups of distinguished artists and scholars, leading experts in their fields, will be in residence in Jerusalem … read more »

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JSEP Fellows 2010-2012

Jewish Studies Expansion Program (JSEP) Fellows, 2nd Cohort (2010-2012) Paula Daccarett (Jim Joseph Fellow in the Jewish Studies Program at the University of California, Santa Cruz). She earned a BA in Political Science at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem and … read more »

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