By Jim Ball The North American Jewish Choral Festival (NAJCF) had been running for 30 years, bringing together hundreds of singers from across the globe each year for five days of singing, learning and camaraderie. Then COVID struck and the Zamir Choral Foundation, which holds … [Read more...] about Pivoting in the Pandemic: How A Jewish Choral Festival Turned a COVID Cancellation Into Community By Going Virtual
By Michael S. GlickmanIn our time, on our watch, “thousands of Jewish nonprofits - synagogues, schools, camps, JCCs, Hillels, human services organizations and others - [are] cutting back projects, laying off staff, pivoting to online programming and c … [Read more...] about How Can we Advocate for the Urgent Needs of Jewish Museums in the United States?
Response to “Why Do the Arts Matter?” By Melissa Chapman Laura Mandel, we at the JCC East Bay couldn’t agree with you more. The Arts matter. They REALLY matter. Art - in its many beautiful forms - ignites our spirits, our senses, our memories, and our hopes. Which is why w … [Read more...] about We Say YES to the Arts!
Response to “What the “New Normal” Might Look Like in the Jewish Community” By Laura Mandel A recent eJewish Philanthropy article, What the “New Normal” Might Look Like in the Jewish Community, gave a matter-of-fact snapshot of what we might expect in the new COVID/post- … [Read more...] about Why Do the Arts Matter?
By Sandee Brawarsky, for The Covenant Foundation When photographer Zion Ozeri and a group of New York City teachers met last October and chose “Sanctuary” as the theme for their students’ work in DivercityLens, they had no idea how prescient their choice would be. Now, more … [Read more...] about Finding Sanctuary in Art, During Times of Joy and Challenge