Cross-Section: A Look at Jewish Arts and Culture in North America Today Through the Lens of Artists and Arts Organizations

This report, based on in-depth interviews with a broad range of artists, presenters, arts nonprofit leaders, and funders, finds that the field of Jewish arts and culture in North America is in serious need of three things:

  • More support for Jewish artists and arts organizations
  • More robust distribution networks
  • More engaged and coordinated funders



In the coming months, Jewish Funders Network will convene funder conversations to empower funders to address these three needs and revitalize the field of Jewish arts and culture in North America.


Aaron Paley, President, Community Arts Resources & Founder, Yiddishkayt
Nick Underwood, PhD, Managing Editor, East European Jewish Affairs and American Jewish History

Advisory Committee:

Lou Cove, Senior Advisor, Harold Grinspoon Foundation
Rachel Levin, Executive Director, Righteous Persons Foundation
Tzivia Schwartz Getzug, West Coast Director, Jewish Funders Network
Shayna Rose Triebwasser, Program Officer, Righteous Persons Foundation